2022 Electronic W-2s Now Available on Banweb

Electronic 2022 W-2s are now available on Banweb for all employees who have consented to an electronic copy. Paper W-2 forms will be mailed today (Jan. 31).

If you would like to receive an electronic copy of your W-2, it's not too late. Log in to Banweb and click the Employees box, then Tax Forms, and then Select Electronic Consent (W-2 and 1095-C). Click the box under "My Choice" and next to "Consent to receive your W-2 electronically," then click Submit.

University Senate Meeting on Wednesday

The University Senate will convene Meeting 682 at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 1) in Dow 642.

Those within the University community unable to attend in person have the option to attend via Zoom. Please note: You will need to log in to your MTU Zoom account to join the virtual meeting.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting. Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

View the agenda to Meeting 682.

Save The Date: Family Fun Day (Seeking Donations)

Save The Date! Family Fun Day will be March 18 at the Student Development Complex (SDC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — less than two months away! Planning is underway, and the event will feature food and activities for the whole family, including use of the SDC swimming pool with Wibit, ice rink, Esports and more! Registration for the event will be available soon.

We are currently seeking donations for raffle prizes. If your department has items that can be used as prizes (coffee mugs, gift certificates, etc.) or if you would like to make a personal donation, contact Staff Council member Jari Sague at jwsague@mtu.edu or 906-487-2649.

Donated items can be sent via campus mail to: Attn: Jari Sague, Financial Aid Office. Please mark items as "Family Fun Day Donation." They can also be dropped off at the Student Financial Services Center, Admin 112, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This Week's C3 Luncheon

Menu for Thursday (Feb. 2):

  • Pot Roast (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Black Bean Stuffed Peppers (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan)
  • Baked Sweet Potato (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan)
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread (Vegetarian) 
  • Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad (Vegetarian)

Dining Services presents this week's C3 Luncheon, being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (MUB 107). All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

The C3 lunch buffet menus are created and prepared by executive chef Michael Landini and his culinary team. As the name suggests, the meals are meant to foster conversation, community and collegiality. Attendees may bring their lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea, cookies and fruit are available free to all attendees.

The buffet lunch is $12 per person. Cash, credit cards and gift cards are accepted. Gift cards can be purchased in the Memorial Union office (MUB 101). You can submit C3 feedback using our Google form. To join the C3 Google group and receive weekly menus, email business-support@mtu.edu.

Laura Fiss’s ‘The Idler’s Club’ Hits Shelves

The Idler’s Club: Humour and Mass Readership from Jerome K. Jerome to P.G. Wodehouse,” written by Laura Kasson Fiss (PHC/HU), was released today (Jan. 31) from Edinburgh University Press.

A release party will take place Friday (Feb. 3) from 12-1 p.m. at the Van Pelt and Opie Library to celebrate the publication.

“The Idler’s Club” explores the humor of the key contributors to the Idler literary magazine, “. . . finding connections between people that we don’t really think of today as being connected,” Kasson Fiss explains. “They were all in this social network.” By creating humor around the idea of the Victorian social club while simultaneously using “The Idler’s Club” column to create one of their own, authors from Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes stories) to J.M. Barrie (author of “Peter Pan”) to Israel Zangwill (whose book, “Melting Pot,” inspired the oft-used metaphor) created these social and literary connections.

Read more at the Humanities News, Features, and Other Updates blog.

Hockey Sweeps Wildcats, Sits Second in CCHA

No. 13 Michigan Tech hockey swept rival Northern Michigan in the teams’ home-and-away series over the weekend, moving into second in the CCHA standings.

The Huskies shut out the Wildcats 3-0 Friday (Jan. 27) in front of a sellout crowd at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Blake Pietila earned his third straight Friday shutout and tied his single-season shutout record with his seventh of the season.

"I thought it was a good hockey game. Northern's a good hockey team, and we did a pretty good job containing their skilled guys," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "We have seven games left against top-caliber teams. Any points we can get from here on out are so important for home ice."

Tech completed the sweep with a 4-1 win Saturday (Jan. 28) at the Berry Events Center. The Huskies improved to 18-7-4 overall and 11-5-4 with their third straight win over the Wildcats.

"I thought our third period was very structured, like last night," Shawhan said. "Northern Michigan had some really good chances early, but Blake was Blake. I think we got better and better as the game went on, and everyone in the lineup played well."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Women's Basketball Can't Catch Bulldogs, Tops Lakers

Michigan Tech women's basketball lost narrowly to Ferris State and seized a win over Lake Superior State in two road games over the weekend.

The Huskies’ fourth-quarter comeback came up three points short Thursday (Jan. 26) in a 63-60 loss to the Bulldogs at Jim Wink Arena in GLIAC basketball. Tech cut the margin to a single possession late, after falling behind by 12 in the final minute of the third quarter.

The loss snapped the Huskies’ six-game win streak.

"I was just disappointed in our performance in general," commented head coach Sam Clayton. "We missed some shots early and then we put too much pressure on ourselves after that. We didn't get to the foul line often because we weren't attacking the basket enough. It was a bit of a letdown. When shots weren't falling, we needed to find other ways to score, and for a variety of reasons, we just didn't."

On Saturday (Jan. 28), Michigan Tech controlled the basketball and received timely hoops late to secure a 76-71 win over the Lakers at Ronald Cooper Gymnasium. The Huskies overcame early shooting woes to improve to 9-2 in GLIAC play (17-4 overall).

Four players made it to double-figures: Isabella Lenz led the team with 18 points and four assists, Ellie Mackay and Sloane Zenner pitched in 11 points apiece and Alex Rondorf finished with a double-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds.

"We were giving up far too many layups early in the game and the points in the paint difference was 22 to six at the half," said Clayton. "We made it a point of emphasis to stop the lob pass and drive along the baseline. Our defensive urgency improved and it was nice to see us take care of the ball.”

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Men's Basketball Falls to Ferris State, Bests LSSU on the Road

Michigan Tech men's basketball lost to Ferris State but picked up their first road win of the season against Lake Superior State over the weekend.

The Huskies were left behind by the Bulldogs, who opened the second half on a 17-4 scoring run to pull away from Tech 78-50 at Jim Wink Arena on Thursday (Jan. 26).

"I give credit to our guys for fighting," said head coach Josh Buettner. "The first half, we were clawing and battling. In the second half, we just couldn't buy a basket even when we had good looks. We had a couple of mental mistakes right out of the gate, but then Josh (Terrian) brought some grit and toughness, which helped us a lot. We have to get back to that type of mentality on defense for a complete game — and once we do, we'll give ourselves a chance."

Michigan Tech held off a late charge to defeat the Lakers 76-71 on Saturday (Jan. 28) at Ronald Cooper Gymnasium. The Huskies led by as many as 18 before the Lakers closed the gap in the second half.

Dan Gherezgher posted 17 points, finished 7-for-14 from the field and added six rebounds. Adam Hobson also scored 15 points (6-9) and Pete Calcaterra added 12. Tech (5-14, 2-8 GLIAC) shot 50.9% overall (27-53), including 43% from beyond the arc.

"The guys kept working and I'm happy they got rewarded against one of the toughest teams in the league today," said Buettner. "Hopefully it's something we can build on. Dan did a nice job playing the point guard role and running our offense. Then in crunch time, he made a couple of big-time plays for our team."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday (Jan. 31)
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM

Wednesday (Feb. 1)
• Women's Tennis vs. Tiffin, 10 a.m. at Gates Tennis Center
• Men's Tennis vs. Tiffin, 2 p.m. at Gates Tennis Center

Thursday (Feb. 2)
• Women's Basketball vs. Wayne State, 5:30 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM
• Men's Basketball vs. Wayne State, 7:30 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM

Friday (Feb. 3)
• Hockey at Bemidji State, 8:07 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM

Saturday (Feb. 4)
• Nordic Skiing at GANC CCSA Invite (Duluth, Minnesota)
• Women's Basketball vs. Saginaw Valley State, 1 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM
• Men's Basketball vs. Saginaw Valley State, 3 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM
• Women's Tennis at Lewis, 3 p.m.
• Men's Tennis at Lewis 3 p.m.
• Hockey at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM

Sunday (Feb. 5)
• Nordic Skiing at GANC CCSA Invite (Duluth, Minnesota)

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email mtujobs@mtu.edu.

For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Assistant Teaching Professor – Technical and Professional Communication, Humanities. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu.

In the News

Rolf Peterson was quoted by MLive in a story about an Isle Royale wolf who fell through the ice into Lake Superior on Saturday (Jan. 28). Peterson photographed the wolf’s escape from the water from a survey plane above. He and other researchers from Michigan Tech are currently conducting the 2023 winter study of wolves and moose on Isle Royale.


Senior undergraduate Rithik Sawant (computer engineering) was quoted by WLUC TV6 in a story on the annual Winter Baja race hosted by the Blizzard Baja Enterprise at the Student Development Complex on Saturday (Jan. 28).


The Engineering and Mining Journal mentioned Michigan Tech’s receipt of $2.5 million for research on energy reduction and improved critical mineral recovery from low-grade deposits and mine tailings. The award was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy in October.


Grand Rapids’ WOOD TV8 mentioned the late Michigan Tech Professor Emeritus Bill Campbell (BioSci) in a story about a pending patent developed by the company he co-founded, NECi Superior Enzymes in Lake Linden. 

The patent is for a system of two enzymes that would remove oxygen from food packaging. The story was picked up from WJMN Local 3.


The Boston Musical Intelligencer mentioned Michigan Tech as the October 2023 destination of the opera “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage,” which will debut Feb. 3-5 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


The Manistique Pioneer Tribune mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about an eight-hour annual Mine Safety and Health Administration refresher training course at Bay College in February. The course is being presented in partnership with MTU.


Bigfoot Glowshoe 2023

Get ready for a glowing good time — Bigfoot Glowshoe is back this year! Have you ever wanted to go snowshoeing at night on a glowing trail? Here’s your chance!

The event is scheduled for Feb. 9 from 6-9 p.m. up at the Michigan Tech Trails. For registration, please visit Michigan Tech's Official Ticket Website.

General public, students and youth are all welcome to attend this event. Questions? Email Whitney Boroski at wmborosk@mtu.edu.


Call for Submissions: 2023 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College invites undergraduate researchers and scholars from all colleges to submit for presentation at the 2023 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium. The symposium gives undergraduate students the opportunity to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. This event is an excellent learning experience and showcases the great undergraduate research and scholarship occurring at Michigan Tech.

The Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium will take place March 24 in the Rozsa Lobby, coinciding with Michigan Tech’s Preview Weekend. The symposium is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students who are considering attending Michigan Tech.

Research submissions are due next Tuesday (Feb. 7) at 11:59 p.m.; please encourage your students to register and submit their work.

To submit, visit the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium webpage and follow the instructions provided. It is recommended that applicants save their text in a document and copy the required information into the submission form.

Submissions will be reviewed by Pavlis Honors College staff and confirmation of acceptance will be sent by March 6. In the event that more submissions are received than space in the Rozsa Lobby allows, it is possible that some will not be accepted.

Questions can be directed to Chris Hohnholt at cahohnho@mtu.edu. We look forward to seeing your submissions and presentations!


Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Join us for an online panel discussion celebrating entrepreneurship with four entrepreneurial leaders who have had successful careers forging their own path forward.

Successful entrepreneurs and philanthropic leaders Rebecca Ufkes, Phil Ufkes, Thu Brule and David Brule will share their experiences, knowledge and insights about how to lead through entrepreneurship at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 1). The discussion will be held via Zoom.

Our panelists have had success starting multiple businesses, heading up major corporations, supporting students and leading community improvement. From White House recognition to multiple successful exits for hundreds of millions of dollars, these panelists have a range of experiences and expertise. They have led ventures housed right here in the Upper Peninsula and across the nation in fields including technology, manufacturing and the beauty industry.

The panelists will share their views and experiences on topics including:

  • What does an aspiring entrepreneur need to be a success?
  • What is the career path of an entrepreneur?
  • What are the skill sets and mindsets of an entrepreneur?
  • How does where you reside affect your opportunities?

Register to join the online panel discussion.


Café Français

Please join us today (Jan. 31) for an hour of laid-back Francophone setting with French natives and other Francophiles. All levels welcome. Walker 120A, from 5-6 p.m.

Note that we meet every second Tuesday: Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 14, March 28 and April 11.

Friends and family are welcome!


Career Planning Workshop

Join Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Van Pelt and Opie Library in learning why planning your career is more than just choosing a company or industry.

Melissa Baird, graduate director of the Department of Social Sciences, will walk through the steps to take you down the path to the career you want. This short workshop will take place in the Library East Reading Room from 12-12:30 p.m. today (Jan. 31).

Light snacks will be provided!

Sign up for the Career Planning Workshop.


Spanish Conversation Hour

Join us today (Jan. 31) at La Peña! Come unwind and meet new people at the Spanish Conversation Hour, all while you refresh your Spanish! Everybody is welcome. We will meet from 5-6 p.m., at the Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ), Walker 120A.

Other Peña dates of the semester: Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 14 and March 28.

Today's Campus Events

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Networking, Professional Introductions, and LinkedIn

Learn about the value of connections and how to present yourself and connect with others.


Creating SciENcv Biosketches and Changes to NSF PAPPG

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require personnel biographical sketches to be submitted in a very specific format. In...


Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Spring 2023 Session 1

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons provides aquatic education for the beginner to the intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the...


Café Français

Please join us for an hour of laid-back Francophone setting with French natives and other Francophiles. All levels are welcome. Walker 120A, from 5PM to 6PM. Note that the...


La Peña: Spanish conversation hour

Welcome to the Peña, the Spanish Conversation Hour. Come unwind, meet new people and play board games, all while you refresh your Spanish. All levels are welcome. Bring a...


Tuesday Adult Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program

Tuesday - Adults Mont Ripley has a reputation for being steep and difficult. We are here to change that. Snowmaking and perfect grooming, combined with a guided tour to fit...


Tuesday After School Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program

Tuesdays Ages 12+ Children of all ability levels have an opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, make new friends, and explore Mont Ripley together. The focus is on safety,...


Husky LEAD - Supporting Your Peer's Mental Health

Raise your awareness and learn hot to be able to support you peer's mental health in difficult times.


SAE Aero Design Bi-Weekly Meetings

SAE Aero Design aims to offer valuable experience to Michigan Tech students of all majors interested in an extracurricular engineering & design opportunity. Come join our...


All About the Pavlis Honors College

Learn more about Michigan Tech's Honors College and how to apply.


Theme Park Engineering Group General Meeting

In our meeting, we discuss recent new in the Themed Entertainment Industry, talk about theme parks and roller coasters, and go over open job and internship postings in the...


Ice Bowling

Winter Carnival Special Event for participating organizations. Teams consisting of no more than ten members will compete in this version of bowling on ice. One team member...


Adult and Youth Huskies Tennis and Pickleball Lessons (Session 1)

Youth Huskies Tennis Lessons: After school and weekend Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons are available this spring! Join in by age group and level for some fun on the tennis...