Husky Emergency Assistance Funds Available

The Husky Emergency Assistance Fund was established to help members of our campus community who are experiencing financial hardship. All current students, faculty and staff who have incurred emergency-related expenses and can demonstrate need are welcome to apply. The fund is supported by the generous donations of Michigan Tech alumni and friends.

To complete an application for financial assistance or donate to the fund, visit the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund website, email or call 906-487-1567.

Library Acquisitions Pause Begins June 2

The Van Pelt and Opie Library will pause item purchasing for library collections effective June 2. Purchases will resume July 10.

This pause occurs annually as part of the library’s transition to a new fiscal year. Purchase recommendations and item requests received after June 2 will be considered, but held for purchase until July 10 when the pause ends.

Questions? Contact

Contact IT for Help with Office Moves

Are you moving to a new office or campus location? Michigan Tech IT wants to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your move date and we will arrange to transfer your phone and computer, ensuring they are connected properly in your new space.

For questions about office and equipment moves, we can help. Contact us at or call 906-487-1111.

Fidelity Financial Consultant Visiting Campus

Meet with your Fidelity workplace financial consultant, Sarah Jelinek, next Wednesday (May 31) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in MUB Alumni Lounge A to help plan your financial future.

Jelinek can help with many of your everyday financial needs — from investing, to your workplace retirement plan, to identifying ways to save for college tuition and much more.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with Jelinek next Wednesday, call 800-642-7131 or book an appointment online.

Next Thursday (June 1), also in MUB Alumni Lounge A, Jelinek will be available for Q&A sessions. All MTU employees are welcome to come for assistance during this time and no appointment is necessary.

Upcoming PaperCut Software Upgrade

From 5-7 p.m. next Tuesday (May 30), Michigan Tech IT will be upgrading the PaperCut software.

During this time, some printing capabilities may be limited. Husky-bw and husky-color will not be available. Direct queues will still allow printing in most situations.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, we can help. Contact us at or call 7-1111.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, May 23, 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.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering. 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

John Jaszczak (Museum/Physics) was quoted by MLive in a story about the new exhibit on sodalite-bearing syenites, known as yooperlites, at Michigan Tech’s A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum. The new exhibit was also covered by the Keweenaw Report.


The Daily Mining Gazette published an article written by Tara Bal and Sigrid Resh (CFRES/ESC) asking readers to watch out for the invasive spotted lanternfly this summer. Bal and Resh discussed facts about the insect and explained how to identify it and report sightings.


Alicia Sendrowski (MTRI) and Michigan Tech were mentioned in a forestry column published by California’s Williams Lake Tribune. The column discussed a CBC story about a colossal logjam in Nunavut, Canada, which stores more than 3 million tons of carbon. The logjam was the subject of a research study led by Sendrowski while at Colorado State University.


The Detroit News mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey that the western Upper Peninsula could be home to substantial undiscovered nickel deposits. The story said a global nickel shortage is expected in 2026 due to increasing demand from the electric vehicle battery supply chain.


The Keweenaw Report picked up the Parade of Nations’ announcement of its 2023 parade marshal: Jennifer Donovan, who has served on the Parade of Nations Committee for more than 10 years. Donovan retired from Michigan Tech as University Marketing and Communications’ director of news and media relations in 2018.


MTU track and field student-athlete Clayton Sayen and head coach Kristina Owen (ATH) were quoted by WLUC TV6 in a story about Sayen and Jesse Jacobusse’s qualification for the 2023 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.


Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis and Report Process

Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about the resources available to them to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents and submitting their documents. In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion! Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend. Attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.

  • When: Wednesday, May 24, from 2-4 p.m. (see a detailed schedule on our blog)
  • Who: Students completing a dissertation, thesis or report; faculty and staff who assist students with submission.
  • Where: Virtually via Zoom (please register to attend online and receive participation instructions) and in person in Admin 404 (room capacity is 35).
  • Registration: Please register to receive handouts via email or attend online. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online.

Information on submitting, formatting and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.


Employee Parking Permit Rates Increasing for FY24

Beginning July 1, the cost of Michigan Tech parking permits will increase for fiscal year 2024 (FY24) as follows:

  • Silver Parking Permits (Lot 24 only) will increase from $60 to $65. The Silver Parking Permit is not eligible for payroll deduction.

  • Red Parking Permits will increase from $175 to $185. The current biweekly pre-tax payroll deduction is $7.30 and will increase to $7.71.

  • Black Parking Permits will increase from $350 to $370. The current bi-weekly pre-tax payroll deduction is $14.60 and will increase to $15.42.

Payroll deductions occur twice per month, for a total of 24 payments. If you currently have payroll deductions, you will not need to do anything further. 

Permits can also be purchased upfront beginning July 1 at the Transportation Services office in the Administration Building.

Please contact Transportation Services at or 906-487-1441 if you have any questions.


Lean COP Summer Speaker: Megan Mozina

Please join the Lean Community of Practice (Lean COP) via Zoom for the first presentation of our Summer Speaker Series. Tomorrow (May 24) from 11 a.m. to noon, Megan E. Mozina of Cresta Solutions will be running an interactive meeting to help improve virtual meetings: "Showing Respect for People by Making Virtual Meetings More Interactive."

A key way to show respect for people is by allowing them the opportunity to speak, connect and ideate. When trying to be efficient with online meetings, we often forget that. This session will demo several simple, efficient and practical ways to get session participants interacting and contributing — with a particular focus on innovation. We'll use the online whiteboard tool Mural, but these activities are applicable to any other online whiteboard tool. This will require participants to participate in the demo, so have your mouse ready!

You do not need to be a member of the Lean COP to attend this valuable free training, but please register to be added to the meeting invitation! If you have any questions please reach out to Linnea McGowan Hobmeier at


Summer WonderHack 2023 Winners Announced

The Summer WonderHack 2023 has concluded with the announcement of its top 10 winners. This Capture-The-Flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition is specifically tailored for K-12 participants. The event is proudly hosted by the GenCyber Team at Michigan Tech. A total of 34 teams from across the country participated in this thrilling competition.

The top 10 winning teams are:

  1. FireStar
  2. Warden Inc.
  3. HuskyCyber
  4. sakrifries
  5. NOT_SUS
  6. GirlsWhoCodeHHS
  7. Mr_Abe_Was_Epic
  8. cyborg
  9. awstafford
  10. NoSekritDocuments

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Data Carpentry Workshop on R

Michigan Tech will host an in-person “Data Carpentry Workshop on R” on May 22-23, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The emphasis of the workshop is ecology. The workshop will take...