CISR Sustainability and Resilience Social

Please join the Center for Innovation in Sustainability and Resilience (CISR, pronounced “scissor”) for a welcome social from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 in MUB Ballroom A1.

At this informal kickoff event, we will provide information on internal funding programs for research and curriculum development and discuss opportunities for collaboration this academic year. There will be light snacks and plenty of time for open discussion and mingling. Anyone interested in collaborative research around the topics of sustainability and resilience is welcome!

Check out the Sustainability Blog for more information on internal funding opportunities this year.

Reach out to Chelsea Schelly at if you have any questions or want to be notified of future opportunities.

Labor Day Payroll Schedule

Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Sept. 4, for the pay period ending
Sept. 2 (Bi-Weekly 18), the adjusted deadlines for payroll processing are listed below. As a department timekeeper, it is your responsibility to share this information with all employees in your department.

Please be sure that all web time approvers have a designated proxy set up.

  • Status Forms Due to Human Resources: Friday, Aug. 18, at noon
  • EPAF Submissions: Friday, Aug. 18, at noon
  • Deduction Forms: Tuesday, Aug. 29, at noon
  • Time Cards Sent to Departments: Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m.
  • Time Cards Due to Payroll: Friday, Sept. 1, at noon
  • Web Time Entry Approval: Friday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.

For instructions on how to set up a proxy, please visit the Quick Reference Guide for Approvers PDF.

CTL Technical Workshop: Getting Started with iClicker Cloud

The Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host a technical workshop next Thursday (Aug. 24) to introduce instructors to iClicker Cloud software.

iClicker Cloud helps instructors engage with their students in the classroom by asking polling questions that can promote discussion, identify areas of confusion and generate questions. Michigan Tech has a campus site license for iClicker Cloud, so instructors can use this tool at no additional cost to their students.

In this CTL technical workshop, we’ll review how to get started using iClicker Cloud in your classroom. We’ll review how to set up your instructor account, make custom course settings to meet your needs, and integrate the course with your Canvas course.

Register for the workshop — make plans to join us next Thursday (Aug. 24) from 10-11 a.m. in Library 227 (the CTL offices).

Contact the CTL at with any questions about this workshop or using iClicker Cloud in your class this fall semester.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 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.

Assistant Professor – Information Systems and Analytics, College of Business. 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

Hannah Abbotts (CFRES/ESC) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $74,987 other sponsored activities contract cost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service.

The project is titled "USDA Climate Hubs Web Products."

Shawn Klomparens (CLS/ESC) is a co-PI on this project.

On the Road

Members of the Heldt Bioseparations Lab are currently attending the American Chemical Society (ACS) conference in San Francisco, California. The conference began Sunday (Aug. 13) and concludes tomorrow (Aug. 17).

Heldt Bioseparations Lab presenters:

  • Caryn Heldt (ChE) — "Empty and full AAV capsid charge and hydrophobicity differences measured with single particle AFM"
  • Caryn Heldt (ChE) — "Virus encapsulation in polypeptide complexes for thermal stable vaccine formulations"
  • Caryn Heldt (ChE) — "Expanding the diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging of graduate students at Michigan Tech"
  • PhD. student Vaishali Sharma (biological sciences) — "Mechanistic understanding of eco-friendly surfactants for virus inactivation"
  • Ph.D. student Seth Kriz (chemical engineering) — "Scaling down to scale up: Mass transport of viruses in aqueous two-phase systems"
  • Ph.D. student Natalie Nold (chemical engineering) — "Economics and process monitoring of continuous vaccine production using aqueous two-phase systems"

In the News

Kristin Brzeski (CFRES) was quoted by Discover Magazine in a story explaining how scat collected in Maine could help determine whether wolves have returned to the state.


Brad King (ME-EM) was quoted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in a story about what’s driving Michigan’s growth as a destination for venture capital investment.


Mary Jennings (Rozsa) was quoted by WLUC TV6 in a story about the new Pay As You’re Able ticket payment program being introduced by the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.


Robert Young (ATH) was interviewed by the Daily Mining Gazette in a feature story about his shift to head coach for MTU’s track and field and the future direction of the program.


Adjunct Instructor Susan Nielsen (PHC) was quoted by the Daily Mining Gazette in a story about Keweenaw CAPE (Community Alliance for Progressive Education), an education program focused on nontraditional, experiential learning. Nielsen is the program’s executive director.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency listed Michigan Tech as one of the recipients of $11 million in research grants to address energy transitions in underserved communities. Tech’s project will engage forest-dependent tribal and rural communities in northern Michigan, studying current energy systems and pathways for energy transitions that improve community well-being. The EPA’s announcement was picked up by eGreenews


Government Technology and Lakeland Boating mentioned Michigan Tech in stories about $500,000 in state grants awarded to expand the use of electric boats on the Great Lakes. MTU will receive $50,000 for a study on electric boat ranges, optimal distance between changing stations, charging times, and energy requirements and costs. The grant recipients were announced Aug. 3 by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


Business Facilities mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Michigan’s team strategy to bring major companies in the electric vehicle, semiconductor, and other key industries to the state.


The Michigan Business Network listed Michigan Tech as the recipient of an honorable mention for the 2023 Altair Enlighten Awards. The team was honored for their Steel E-Motive Side Closure Mechanism project for the Auto/Steel Partnership in the Future of Lightweighting category.


The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about transitions among top administrators in higher ed around the country. The story listed the appointment of Wayne Gersie, former vice president for diversity and inclusion at Tech, as Quinnipiac University’s new vice president for equity and inclusion.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned MTU in a story about the annual Gem and Mineral Show held Aug. 12-13 at Houghton High School. The proceeds from the event will fund scholarships at Michigan Tech.


The Keweenaw Report mentioned Michigan Tech in a story summarizing Hancock’s Aug. 14 city council meeting. Funding for a new flex bus route from the city to Michigan Tech was approved.


103.3 WKFR-FM in Kalamazoo and eight other radio stations downstate mentioned Michigan Tech in stories about Home & Garden Television, or HGTV, naming Houghton as one of the nation’s most charming small towns.


R&D World mentioned Michigan Tech in a profile of Stephen Hahn ’82 (B.S. Chemistry), one of the 45 judges selected for the 2023 R&D 100 Awards.


Yahoo! Finance and Business Wire mentioned Michigan Tech in stories covering the appointment of Todd Cottrell (B.S. Chemical Engineering) as CEO of Azelis Americas.


On-Campus Jobs Expo Registration

Editor's note: The date of the jobs expo has been updated. It was originally published as Sept. 29.

Career Services is coordinating an On-Campus Jobs Expo that will be held Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alumni Lounge in the MUB.

If you wish to participate in the On-Campus Jobs Expo as an employer, please contact Jill Patterson, career and corporate events manager, at


Rozsa Presenting Series: Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023/24 Rozsa Presenting Series! From a Broadway classic to awe-inspiring acrobatics, thought-provoking talks and mesmerizing dance, this series will captivate audiences of all ages.

Get your tickets online, by calling 906-487-1906, or at the Rozsa Box Office.


Parking During Move-In: Friday and Saturday

It’s an exciting time as we finalize our preparations for students to return to campus. Over two days, we will welcome our first-year students as they move into their residence halls, meet new roommates, say goodbye to parents and get their first taste of college life.

Michigan Tech’s Move-In will take place on Friday (Aug.18) from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday (Aug. 19) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two-day Move-In event has allowed us to reduce congestion and provide a more relaxed atmosphere for our new Huskies.

We will be closing some parking lots to facilitate Move-In (see below). If your regular parking lot is closed on Friday, please plan to park in an alternative location. This would be a huge help to the students and would also ensure you are able to leave campus more easily at the end of the day.

Parking Lots Closed for Friday:

  • Lot 27 (Admin Visitor Lot)
  • Lot 11 (Black Permit Lot next to Admin)

Recommended Alternative Parking Lots for Friday:

  • Lot 33 (Meese) — To avoid traffic, this lot is strongly recommended.
  • Lot 2 (Behind the Academic Office Building)
  • Lot 8 (Behind Walker, accessible off of Cliff Drive)
  • Lot 10 (Commuter Lot east of the Rozsa Center)
  • Lot 12 (Between Highway 41 and the MUB)
  • Lot 14 (Between the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Rozsa)
  • Lot 1 — Only the west side of the lot is available, and it will be a high-traffic area for Move-In.

Open Parking Lots for Saturday:

  • Lot 10 (Commuter Lot east of the Rozsa Center)
  • Lot 33 (Meese)
  • All other parking lots will be closed on Saturday.

Cliff Drive Traffic Changes:

  • One-way operation heading eastbound

Thank You for Your Support
The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and Residence Education and Housing Services appreciates your support as we make these changes to improve the process of welcoming new students to campus, ensuring a great start to their Husky experience.

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