Unrestricted Gift Transmittal Process Change and Form Update

The Unrestricted Gift Transmittal submission process, used by departments when they will receive corporate or foundation gifts, has been revised.

Forms are now submitted to gift-admin-l@mtu.edu. The Unrestricted Gift Transmittal form has been revised as well — and it, along with the form instructions, is located on the Giving website under Forms and Tools. ISO login is required.

If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Young at llyoung@mtu.edu or 7-3305.

No Tech Today July 3-4

Tech Today will not publish next Monday or Tuesday (July 3 and 4) in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Submissions for the following Wednesday (July 5) issue of Tech Today are due by noon on Friday (June 30).

In the News

Paul Goetsch’s (BioSci) selection as a National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient was picked up by the Keweenaw Report. The award was announced in a Michigan Tech News story.


Undergraduate student Patrick Hoxie (medical laboratory science) was quoted by the Medical Laboratory Observer in a story about the recipients of four $5,000 national scholarships from the American Proficiency Institution.


Jamey Anderson (GLRC) was pictured by the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt alongside a story about a collaborative group of researchers from MTU, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan who deployed autonomous vessels to collect data in Thunder Bay. A lecture presenting the data collected so far was covered by Central Michigan University’s WCMU Public Radio


The Alpena News mentioned Michigan Tech in a story picked up from the Daily Mining Gazette about Houghton High School’s recent ranking as the 33rd best high school in Michigan — the highest in the Upper Peninsula. Collaborations with Michigan Tech were described as an example of ways the school creates opportunities for students.


Virginia Tech News mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Eli Vlaisavljevich ’10 (B.S. Biomedical Engineering) being named the university’s Kendall and Laura Hendrick Junior Faculty Fellow. Vlaisavljevich is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech.


Escanaba’s Daily Press and ABC 10 mentioned Michigan Tech in stories about the new supervisor of the Hiawatha National Forest: Shannon Rische (B.S. Surveying Engineering).


Michigan Tech Nordic skier Anabel Needham’s selection as a Second Team Academic All-American was covered by the Daily Mining Gazette and BVM Sports.


The Iron Mountain Daily News and ABC 10 mentioned Michigan Tech in coverage of former Husky and NFL rookie Jake Witt’s upcoming coin toss at the Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game. Witt played basketball for MTU before transferring to Northern Michigan. He was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2023 NFL Draft.


The ’Gander profiled Blizzard T. Husky in a story highlighting the “surprising history” of mascots at seven Michigan universities. (Did you know Blizzard almost saw the space shuttle Discovery launch?)


Retirement Celebration for Brenda Rudiger

Advancement and Alumni Engagement invites the campus community to a social in honor of Brenda Rudiger, assistant vice president for advancement services, who will retire Friday (June 30).

The social will be held Thursday (June 29) from 2-4 p.m. outdoors at the ATDC. We will have yard games and snacks. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in the ATDC's Ford Conference Room.

Rudiger came to Michigan Tech in March 2007 to become the director of alumni relations and executive director of the alumni association after working for several higher education institutions in Canada in both communications and alumni relations roles.

She has had a large positive impact at Michigan Tech. During her tenure with the alumni team, she developed numerous new engagement programs and expanded the number and variety of activities for the annual Alumni Reunion. In 2010, she facilitated the department's move from the Meese Center back into the Alumni House.

Over the years, Rudiger graciously took on other roles to help the University, including overseeing the annual giving team, serving on the University Senate and working on special task forces and projects such as the Generations of Discovery campaign celebration. She has especially enjoyed the opportunities to serve as an advisor to student organizations, including the Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and Habitat for Humanity.

After 13 years working in alumni programming, Rudiger brought her knowledge of Tech alumni into a new role as AVP for advancement services in 2020 to support the advancement communications, data management and research teams.

Brenda's knowledge, dedication and positive attitude will be greatly missed by those who have had the opportunity to work with her.

Join us in celebrating her career, thanking her for her service and wishing her well.


Diversity Literacy Online Workshop Registration for 2023-24

The Diversity Literacy Online Workshop (DLOW) training for the 2023-24 academic year is open for registration. Faculty should use the online registration form and please allow 24-48 hours for processing.

The DLOW is part of Michigan Tech's ongoing commitment to faculty diversity in building a supportive campus climate. Successful completion of the DLOW is required to serve on faculty hiring and tenure promotion committees. The workshop is organized as a three-week asynchronous online course in Canvas (with two to three hours of work per week) covering legal aspects of hiring and promotion processes, building literacy in recognizing unconscious bias, and cultivating diversity-centered practices. For those who have already taken the full course, a one-week “refresher” course is required every four years. See the Diversity Training Status page for more information and a list of current training status for all faculty.

The workshop dates for 2023-24 are listed below and can also be found on the training website.

Please note: Starting in 2023-24, the DLOW and the refresher now include the content formerly delivered separately as the Faculty Legal Aspects Training course. Course participants will receive the same content, but it is now integrated into a single comprehensive course. The Legal Aspects Review for Faculty Search Committees will still be required each time a member joins a search committee.

We suggest that individuals register early for fall workshop dates if they are serving on faculty search or promotion and tenure committees in the coming year. If your certification is expiring but you don't need it for immediate service, we would appreciate if you register for a spring workshop instead, as the fall enrollments can get high.

If you have any questions about the DLOW and training, contact Sarah Fayen Scarlett, workshop administrator, at sfscarle@mtu.edu.

DLOW dates for academic year 2023–24:

Fall Refresher 1
Sept. 11-18 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Fall Full Course
Oct. 2-30 — Diversity Literacy Full Course

Fall Refresher 2
Nov. 6-13 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Spring Refresher 1
Jan. 15-22 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Spring Full Course
Jan. 29-Feb. 26 — Diversity Literacy Full Course

Spring Refresher 2
March 11-18 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop


NIST PREP Researcher Opportunities

Students and Faculty: Want to conduct research in a wide range of fields including computing, biology, environmental health, nanofabrication and robotics?

The NIST Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) at Michigan Tech is a partnership with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop and train a diverse, world-class pool of scientists and engineers.

The program aims to support undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty to conduct cutting-edge research under the advisory of a NIST sponsor. Eligible PREP Fellows must be full-time students or faculty at Michigan Tech.

Opportunities for NIST PREP Research Fellow positions are posted on a rolling basis, and positions are currently available. Visit the NIST PREP at MTU webpage to learn more and apply.

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Middle School Development - Girls Basketball

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Hockey Camp Group 1

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Junior Mountain Biking Camp Summer 2023

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