Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Semifinalist Open Forum Today and Tomorrow

Michigan Tech has invited four semifinalists to interview for Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Each semifinalist will give two public presentations sharing their vision for MTU within the context of the strategic plan and how their experience has prepared them for this task.  

Please mark your calendar to attend Andreas Polycarpou’s presentation on one of the following dates: today (March 2) at 10:30 a.m. or tomorrow (March 3) at 3 p.m.

All presentations will occur in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.  

An opportunity to provide candidate feedback will be available on the search webpage at the conclusion of each semifinalist’s visit. Evaluation forms for candidates who have already presented are available now.

1095-C Forms Available on Banweb

The electronic Form 1095-Cs are now available on Banweb for all employees who have consented to an electronic copy. Paper copies of the Form 1095-Cs were mailed out Tuesday (Feb. 28).

Form 1095-C is an annual reporting form as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provides information about the health coverage offered by your employer.

Lindsay Hiltunen Reappointed to Michigan's Historical Records Advisory Board

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has reappointed University Archivist Lindsay Hiltunen (Library) to the Historical Records Advisory Board. Her renewed three-year term will end Dec. 31, 2026.

The Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board serves as a central advisory body for historical records planning and for National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)-funded projects in the state. The board acts as a coordinating body to facilitate cooperation and communication among historical records repositories and information agencies within the state, and as a state-level review body for grant proposals that meet NHPRC grant program guidelines.

Preparing an Instructional Track Faculty Promotion Packet Workshop

The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs will host a workshop, Preparing an Instructional Track Faculty (ITF) Promotion Packet, on March 21 from 2-4 p.m. The event will take place in the Memorial Union Ballroom A1.

The first half of the session will focus on the mechanics of preparing an ITF promotion packet and will include insights from panelists who have gone through the promotion process or reviewed promotion packets. Panelists include Teresa Woods (Math), Brett Hamlin (EF), Jonathan Leinonen (COB) and David Hemmer (CSA).

The second half of the session will focus on how to input data and narratives into Digital Measures to produce a Faculty Activity Report (FAR) for the promotion packet.

All ITF are welcome; those who plan to submit a promotion package in the next couple of years are especially encouraged to attend. Faculty are welcome to attend just one part of the session as their schedule allows. Questions can be directed to Shari Stockero, assistant provost for faculty development, at

VPR Research Series: 'Safe and Inclusive Off-campus / Fieldwork Research Project Planning'

Join the Vice President for Research Office (VPR) via Zoom on March 21 from noon to 1 p.m. as we present the next session of the VPR Research Series, “Safe and Inclusive Off-campus / Fieldwork Research Project Planning.” The session will begin with a brief outline of the new Michigan Tech requirements that all submissions proposing off-campus or “fieldwork” research include plans for safe and inclusive working environments and explain how principal investigators (PIs) can meet the requirements.

Following the informational portion, a panel of researchers from across campus will discuss strategies they have used to plan for safe and inclusive off-campus research/fieldwork and project management.

Any questions should be addressed to

IPEC to Present Spring Speaker Series 'Work in Transition'

The 2023 Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) lecture series, “Work in Transition,” features outstanding thinkers (TikTok content creators, professors with TED Talks and popular books, a lawyer and a poet/musician) asking questions to challenge and reorient our conceptions of work:

  • How has the world of work changed?
  • Where is the new workplace?
  • How do I navigate the new workplace?
  • How is artificial intelligence (AI) changing work?
  • How do I prepare for the future of work?
  • What does it mean to “quiet quit” and why are people doing this?
  • What are your legal rights in the workplace?
  • What kind of work can we do to contribute to a better world?

“Work in Transition” explores the transforming world of work from key perspectives: the long view of the history of work, the emergence of new forms of work, the challenges of the new workplace, and what work might look like to build a better world.

  • Virtual Webinar with James Suzman
    Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

    The series begins with James Suzman, the author of “Work: A Deep History, From the Stone Age to the Age of Robots,” charting the grand history of work and challenging our deepest assumptions about who we think we are in relation to work. In this virtual exchange, Suzman reveals that work wasn’t always what it is now; it will be different in the future; and we might want to influence the direction work is taking. Suzman will be interviewed by Michigan Tech social scientist Jennifer Rachels (SS).

  • On the Rozsa Stage: TikTok Takes the Office
    Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. — Free to the Public
    The second event in the series is an in-person, onstage exchange with two world-class TikTok creators: Laura Whaley and Ryan Stygar. Whaley, known on TikTok as @loewhaley, humorously characterizes wonky workers and the new workplace in addition to providing sound advice for navigating the changing world of work. Stygar, known on TikTok as @attorneyryan, brings a legal mind to advice for navigating the new workplace. Both will be interviewed by Michigan Tech faculty, lawyer and social scientist Susanna Peters (SS) and organizational behaviorist Sonia Goltz (COB). This event is free to the public.

  • Virtual Webinar with Matt Beane
    Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
    The third event, a virtual encounter, focuses on the AI- and robot-driven workplace. Matt Beane, a professor of technology management at the University of California Santa Barbara, explores changing norms and rules in the 21st-century-AI- and robot-driven workplace. He promises to peek into the future. He will be interviewed by Michigan Tech’s own expert on robots in the workplace, Jason Archer (HU).

  • Virtual Webinar with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
    Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.
    The series ends with an Indigenous perspective on work and a challenge: What does it mean to work toward building a better world? Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Mississauga Nishnaabeg writer, musician and professor, posits our real work: that of world-building. Not “working for” someone, but “working with” as part of the world we build together. She will be interviewed by Michigan Tech faculty and Director of University-Indigenous Community Partnerships Valoree Gagnon (CFRES/GLRC).

Register for all webinars at the Work in Transition series page.

The 2023 IPEC speaker series is in partnership with the Portage Lake District Library and the Office of the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.

CTL Workshop: Enhancing Canvas Course Design Using DesignPlus

Would you like to develop a high-quality, engaging course using a modern and professional-looking course template? Plan to attend the instructional design team from the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for a workshop on March 15 about enhancing Canvas course design using DesignPlus tools.

We will introduce DesignPlus and the course template, review how to import the course template and show you how you can customize it for your own course. This workshop will focus on the most common and easy course design features to help you build a high-quality, professional-looking course. No advanced technical skills are necessary.

The workshop will be held March 15 at 2 p.m. The workshop location will be announced as soon as possible.

Register to attend the CTL Workshop: Enhancing Canvas Course Design Using DesignPlus.

Michigan Tech Athletics Weekend Ticket FAQ

Michigan Tech's third-party ticketing vendor, AudienceView, is currently experiencing widespread outages.

If you have questions regarding GLIAC women's basketball, CCHA playoff hockey or upcoming events, please check our Weekend Ticket FAQ for answers. 

If your question is not answered in the FAQ, please email

Student Development Complex Central Ticket Office Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday, March 2 — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 3 — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Job Postings

Job Postings for Thursday, March 2, 2023

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 487-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Coordinator of Graduate Degree Services, Graduate School. Apply online.

Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Graduate School. Apply online.

Senior Administrative Aide (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #22332RPRP, Center for Educational Outreach (UAW posting dates March 2 to March 8, 2023 — external applicants are encouraged to apply; however, internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). 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

In the News

Sarah Hoy (CFRES) was quoted by WBUR, Boston’s public radio station, in a story evaluating hunting more moose as a method of reducing the spread of winter ticks. The story was picked up from Vermont Public


Lindsay Hiltunen (Library) was mentioned by WLUC TV6 in a story covering recent appointments to state boards and commissions made by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Hiltunen was appointed to a second term on the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board. 


WLUC TV6 and the Daily Mining Gazette ran stories on an outage being experienced by AudienceView, the online ticket sales vendor for Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University. The outage could last up to a week, affecting ticket sales for playoff basketball and hockey games, as well as events at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

***** announced Michigan Tech Nordic skiers Skylar Patten, Adam Witkowski, Colin Freed, Anabel Needham, Olivia Laven and Henriette Semb as student-athletes selected to participate in the 2023 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships, being held March 8-11 at Mount Van Hoevenberg and Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York.


The Rink Live covered Michigan Tech hockey’s Blake Pietila and Kyle Kukkonen being named CCHA players of the week.


I CARE IF YOU LISTEN mentioned Michigan Tech in a Q&A with composer Judith Shatin. Shatin’s “Terra Infirma” made its world premiere at Michigan Tech in October 2022.


WLUK FOX 11 of Green Bay, Wisconsin, mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about 30,000 pounds of artificial turf accompanying the Green Bay Blizzard indoor football team to their training camp at the University. 


Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine ran a profile of professional engineer Michael Quinnell ’91 (B.S. Mechanical Engineering), who is joining planning, engineering and program management firm LAN as a senior project manager.


Grand Rapids Legal News picked up a feature story about Krysten (Cooper) Hergert ’14 (B.S. Scientific and Technical Communication), currently a third-year law student and teaching assistant at Western Michigan University. The story was first published by Muskegon County Legal News.


Student Leadership Awards First Deadline is Friday

There is still time to submit your nominations for the Student Leadership Awards! On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President's Award for Leadership, the Dean of Students Award for Possibilities and the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, along with a variety of other awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of our Michigan Tech community. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. April 14 in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and their information can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. For each individual award, click on the award title to read more about the award and its requirements, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President's Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities, the new William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award and the Percy Julian Award are due by noon tomorrow (March 3). Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by noon on March 17.

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at or 7-1963. Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today! Thank you in advance for supporting our recognition efforts and celebrating our University community.


CFRES Seminar with Kurt Kipfmueller

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES) will have a seminar with speaker Kurt Kipfmueller, associate professor of geography, environment and society at the University of Minnesota.

The seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. today (March 2) in Noblet G002.

Kipfmueller's talk is titled “Forgotten Fires: Restorying Great Lakes Red Pine Fire Regimes.”

From the abstract:
While most of the attention on issues related to wildland fire in the US have been focused on western landscapes, fire has historically been a critical process in the pine forests of the Upper Great Lakes. The reduction of fire over the last 100 years, related to ignition/cultural suppression as well as direct suppression of fires has diminished the memories of past fire, and led to substantial changes in the forest landscape. Over the last 50 years our understanding of the role of fire in Great Lakes landscapes has become more refined with additional tree ring-based studies of fire history that better capture the occurrence of frequent, low intensity surface fires. In this presentation I’ll provide an overview of a growing network of fire history sites in red pine (or former red pine) landscapes across the Great Lakes. This work provides a better context for understanding the relative roles of climate and people in driving fire over the past three centuries. A few case studies will be highlighted to illustrate the importance of understanding the particularities of place and the potential use of fire for managing resources over time. The network is helping to re-initiate, re-engage, and restory the reciprocal relationships between people, pine, and fire, particularly in Indigenous communities.


This Week's C3 Luncheon

Menu for Thursday (March 2):

  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Egg Noodles (Vegetarian)
  • Oven Roasted Carrots (Gluten Friendly, Vegan)
  • Green Peas & Roasted Mushrooms (Gluten Friendly, Vegan) 
  • Harvest Kale Salad (Gluten Friendly, Vegan)

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


BioSci Seminar with Lance Jones

Lance Jones will present as part of the Department of Biological Sciences (BioSci) Seminar Series from 3-4 p.m. today (March 2). The seminar will be held virtually via Zoom (use passcode 046347).

Jones is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Plant Biology. He will present "More than meets the eye: Diversity in the fruit fly genus Amiota Loew (Drosophilidae) and the importance of natural history collections. Land-water interactions and the fate of terrestrial carbon in boreal streams."

From the abstract:
Many gaps remain in our understanding of the diversity, distributions, and taxonomy of the North American biota. Well studied insects like the Drosophilidae (fruit flies) are no exception. Taxonomic investigations over 4 years revealed large species diversity in the obscure drosophilid genus Amiota, which had previously been unknown. Morphologically diverse, feeding on tears and sweat, and requiring dead wood for their life cycle, there is still much to learn about this fascinating group of insects.


Chemistry Seminar with Massimo Olivucci

The Chemistry Seminar Series is pleased to present Massimo Olivucci and his seminar, "From photon to neuron: the molecular mechanism of the primary event in vision."

Olivucci will present in person tomorrow (March 3) at 3 p.m. in Chem Sci 101.


GRC Registration Ends Friday

Tomorrow (March 3) is the last day to register to present at this year's Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)!

This year’s GRC will be held March 29 and March 30. The GRC offers a very special opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campus community and also to work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters or do both.

Poster presentations will be given March 29 at the Rosza Center Lobby from 5-8 p.m. GSG will be taking care of printing posters this year. The oral presentations will take place March 29 and 30 in the MUB ballroom — each will be 12 minutes long followed by a Q&A session. All the presentations will be scored by judges from a similar field as the presenter. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations.

Cash prizes are available for the top three oral and poster presentations (first $300, second $200 and third $100).

Registration closes tomorrow at 11:59 p.m.

The GRC will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. It will be held March 30 following the closing of the GRC.

Register using the GRC Registration Form. For more info, visit our website.


ChE Research Seminar with Meenesh Singh

Meenesh Singh will present as part of the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) Research Series tomorrow (March 3) at 10 a.m. in person in Chem Sci 201 or virtually via Zoom.

Singh will present "Prospects of Electrocatalysis for Sustainable Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, and Energy Storage."

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.

Singh is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago.


Physics Colloquium with Shane Larson

Shane Larson from Northwestern University will be presenting at the next Physics Colloquium.

The seminar will be presented in person at 4 p.m. today (March 2) in Fisher 139.

Larson's presentation is titled "Probing the Stellar Graveyard with Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves."

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.


ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker: Will Cantrell

The next Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) Graduate Seminar speaker will present at 4 p.m. today (March 2) in MEEM 112.

Will Cantrell (GS/Physics) will present “Interactions between turbulence and cloud microphysics: Insights from the lab.”

Cantrell is currently one of the principal investigators for the Pi Chamber at MTU, is involved in an effort to design (and perhaps build) a larger convection chamber which will enable observation of the transition between condensational growth of cloud droplets to collision-coalescence, and is a member of a team designing a chamber to study clouds on other planets.

Today's Campus Events

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Cookies & Coloring Books

Let's talk and color your cares away! Drop in to de-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being...


Biological Science Seminar Series - Lance Jones

Lance Jones PhD Student Department of Plant Biology University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign More than meets the eye: Diversity in the fruit fly genus Amiota Loew...


Interactions Between Turbulence and Cloud Microphysics: Insights from the Lab

ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Series proudly presents Will H. Cantrell, PhD Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Abstract In this talk, I will address three...


Physics Colloquium - Dr. Shane Larson

Shane Larson of Northwestern University will be presenting at the next Physics Colloquium. Please join the in-person presentation at 4:00 p.m. Thursday (March 2) in Fisher...


Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Spring 2023 Session 2

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...


Adult Huskies Swim Training Spring 2023 Session 2

Adult Huskies Swim Training provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness...


Alumni Ski & Snowboard Night at Mt. Holly Resort

Michigan Tech alumni and friends are invited to join two members of the Alumni Board of Directors, Scott McBain '86 and Diane Cesarz '94, for a ski and snowboard night at Mt....


Outdoor Venture Crew Weekly Meeting

We'll be voting on our weekly trip and discussing other relevant information. While our meetings run until 7:00 PM, they don't usually last longer than 20 or 30 minutes. Feel...


The Rozsa and Michigan Tech Music Present: Sō Percussion with Shodekeh Talifero

Update 3/1/23: This event now has online sales thanks to Michigan Tech IT. Click here for more information on the AudienceView outage and Rozsa ticketing updates. THE...


Club Roll

Come join the Log Rolling Club in the SDC Pool. No experience needed, we would be more than happy to help you learn and have a great time! Everyone that participates in...


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...


CDI x CSMHW: Cookies and Coloring Books

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what resources the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer! Come color with us or...