Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Today (May 12) is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which received presidential approval in 1984. This day is one of many days in observance of National Military Appreciation Month, which is celebrated annually in May. We appreciate the sacrifices of the nation’s service members, their partners and their families.

Military partners face unique challenges, such as separation due to military deployment, parenting alone and employment challenges when relocating.

Military spouses and others with relationships or associations with veterans have protection from employment discrimination under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). As a federal contractor, this is one of the equal employment regulations that Michigan Tech must comply with in order to continue receiving contracts from federal agencies. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs created a Frequently Asked Questions website and released Directive 2020-01 to clarify federal contractors’ obligations to military spouses.

If you have any questions about our obligations as a federal contractor, please visit the Recruiting and Hiring Obligations tab on Equal Opportunity Compliance’s website.

Dow Elevator Construction

With summer courses in session, we wanted to remind campus that construction of the Dow Elevator Addition will begin in full swing on Monday (May 15) and will continue throughout the summer.

While this work is being completed, we will do our best to minimize loud noises, but you may experience more noise than normal in the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this important construction project.

As always, we remind you to keep alert while in and around construction zones and to follow all posted directions. if you have any questions, please contact

CEO Operations Moving to Wadsworth Hall for SYP

The Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) will soon be making our annual transition to Wadsworth Hall in preparation for Summer Youth Programs (SYP).

On Monday (May 15), the department will be moving to offices located on the fourth floor of Wadsworth Hall. If you need to contact the department during this time, please do so via email, and we thank you in advance for your patience. Normal operations should resume on Tuesday (May 16).

We are looking forward to our 50th summer of high-impact summer programming for pre-college students.

2023 Fiscal Year-End Closing Schedule

Financial Services and Operations has posted the 2023 Fiscal Year-End Closing Schedule on our website. The schedule is located on the Controller's Office webpage under the "Closing Schedules" subheading.

The fiscal year-end closing schedule lists important deadlines and should be distributed to appropriate employees.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Friday, May 12, 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 For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Mariucci Professor of Practice, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering. Apply online.

Professor of Environmental Policy, Social Sciences. Apply online.

Manager of Risk Management and Compliance, General Counsel. Apply online.
Contact: Sarah Schulte

Administrative Aide 7 (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #23053RPRP, 23126, Human Resources (UAW posting dates May 12 to May 18, 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.
Contact: Jim Harden

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

On the Road

John Jaszczak (Museum/Physics) attended the 62nd Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show from May 5-7.

Jaszczak spoke twice at the show, presenting "120 Years of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum." The museum also displayed a selection of 27 varied agates found in and around Lake Superior.

In the News

Wayne Gersie (OVPDI) was announced as one of 13 inaugural members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Advisory Council by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its Maritime Administration. The press release was picked up by WorkBoat, MarineLog and MarineLink.


Undergraduate student Sara Dancy (civil engineering) was listed by Building Enclosure Online as one of five winners of design firm SmithGroup’s 2023 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships.


Wisconsin Public Radio mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Dairyland Power Cooperative’s plans to seek an abandoned mining site in the Upper Midwest to convert into a pumped storage hydropower facility. The co-op is partnering with Michigan Tech and Mine Storage International AB of Sweden on the project.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services in a story covering the Houghton County Board of Commissioners meeting on May 9. The board approved an award of $7,000 to Public Safety for the purchase of an in-car 800-megahertz radio for MTU’s the Emergency Medical Services vehicle.


Bridge Michigan mentioned Michigan Tech as one of Finlandia University’s teach-out partner institutions in a story about Finlandia’s last commencement ceremony, held last Sunday (May 7).


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education profiled Teik Lim ’85 (B.S. Mechanical Engineering), who just completed his first year as president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Today's Campus Events

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PhD Defense: Swapnil Sambhaji Bamane

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Advisor: Gregory Odegard Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Polymers for Aerospace Composites Attend Virtually:...


Mom Prom Keweenaw 2023

MOM PROM KEWEENAW Event runs 7:30-11:30 p.m. Public welcome


Summer WonderHack Competition for K-12 Students

Michigan Tech is pleased to announce the launch of Summer WonderHack 2023, a new capture-the-flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition designed for K-12 participants. The event is...