Construction Notice: Alumni Way Gateway Project Beginning Next Week

Construction will begin on the west end of Alumni Way on Thursday (July 20), and will continue through the end of October.

Building access to the Administration Building and Alumni House will not be impacted. However, please be aware that the following areas will be impacted by this construction:

  • Vehicle Traffic — Detours will be marked and traffic will be directed through Parking Lot 1 to Cliff Drive.

  • Pedestrian Traffic — Sidewalks will not be available from the intersection of US41 and Cliff Drive until the end of construction in October. Pedestrian traffic will be directed around the construction zone fencing and through Parking Lot 1.

  • Parking — Metered parking spaces at the west end of Alumni Way will not be available. Lot 1 will have fewer parking spaces along the southwest side of the parking lot (across from the Administration Building).

  • Noise — While we will do our best to keep disruptions to a minimum, construction noise will occur.

A detailed map of the detours and area of construction is available in the Announcements section on the Facilities Management homepage.

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to keep alert while in and around construction zones and to follow all appropriate directions and detours. Pedestrians are reminded to stay on designated pedestrian paths.

If you have questions or concerns, please email

H-STEM Construction Update

The H-STEM Complex construction continues to move forward. On the exterior, the the building "skin" is nearly complete and window installation has started. On the interior, drywall is about 75% installed and finishing of the drywall is progressing. The mechanical systems installation work on the interior continues, as does the electrical and data wiring and equipment.

The project is still on track to be completed and occupied by early 2024.

As always, please pay attention when walking past the construction site, and thank you for your patience as we bring this exciting project into reality.

The project webcam is a great place to check out the progress. The project webpage is also a good place to look for more information on the project.

Daisuke Minakata Recognized for Professional Excellence, Impact on Michigan Water

Daisuke Minakata (CEGE) has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Professional Excellence-Individual Award by the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association. The award recognizes Minakata for his contributions to and impact on the water in the state of Michigan.

Through this distinguished award, the Michigan Section aims to pay tribute to individuals, organizations, companies and project teams who have made remarkable contributions to the water industry. This award acknowledges outstanding endeavors in safeguarding public health, advocating for safe drinking water, fostering innovative and creative ideas and demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities.

Minakata will receive formal recognition for his achievements at the Michigan Section's Annual Conference & Exhibits (Ml-ACE), planned Sept. 12-15 at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron, Michigan.

Robert Young Promoted to Track & Field Head Coach

Robert Young (ATH) has been promoted to head coach of the Michigan Tech track and field program, Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Suzanne Sanregret has announced.

Young spent the previous 11 months as the assistant head coach, following one season as assistant coach for both the cross country and track and field teams. He will remain as the assistant coach for cross country under head coach Kristina Owen.

"Coach Young has displayed the core values that we look for in coaches at Michigan Tech since arriving in June of 2021," Sanregret said. "He has shown a commitment to academic and athletic success, along with embodying our core values of excellence, integrity, loyalty, passion, tradition and teamwork. I am very excited to see Robby continue to elevate the track and field program at Michigan Tech."

"I'm excited to step into this new role, as it will help us to take this program to a new level," Young said. "Coach Owen and I collaborate very well together, and I'm proud of the successes we have had over the past two years. She has been instrumental in helping our program move in an increasingly competitive direction and I look forward to furthering that. I'd also like to thank Suzanne for acknowledging the collaborative nature of our staff and creating this opportunity to allow us to redistribute the workload to further optimize the program."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Track & Field Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards

The Michigan Tech track and field teams, along with five student-athletes, have been awarded USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

The following Huskies received individual honors:

  • Women's track and field: Michelle Bollini and Jesse Jacobusse

  • Men's track and field: Drew Kolodge, Sam Lange and Clayton Sayen

In order to qualify for team honors, the cumulative GPA of all student-athletes on indoor and outdoor teams must average above a 3.0. The men came in with a 3.55 GPA, while the women finished with a 3.6 GPA. In total, 110 programs were honored for the men and 136 for the women. 

Student-athletes needed a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to qualify for individual honors. In total, 469 men from 95 institutions were honored along with 555 women from 91 institutions.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Friday, July 14, 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.

Office Assistant, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts (UAW posting dates July 14 to July 20, 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.

Senior Office Assistant, College of Engineering (UAW posting dates July 14 to July 20, 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

New Funding

Gregg Richards (FM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $89,234.06 other sponsored activities grant from the Michigan State Police (Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division).

The project is titled "HMGP - Project Scoping and Critical Vulnerability Assessment project."

This is a potential three-year award.

In the News

The Daily Mining Gazette picked up a Michigan Tech Athletics press release about the promotion of Robert Young (ATH) to track and field head coach. Young’s promotion was also covered by the Keweenaw Report and BVM Sports.


Patrick Mikesch (ADV) was the subject of a Toledo Blade story about his hiring as the head coach of the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL. Mikesch, an MTU hockey alum, played for the Huskies from 1992-96. He was inducted into the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2022.


The Daily Mining Gazette covered Michigan Tech’s men’s and women’s squads being named All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Thirteen Huskies were also recognized for their individual academic achievement.


The Keweenaw Report mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the Western UP Planning and Development Region’s Farm to School program. The story named MTU as one of WUPPDR’s partners on a Farm to School grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

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