CINAHL Plus Database Now Available Through the Library

The Van Pelt and Opie Library now provides access to CINAHL Plus, a key resource for nursing and allied health disciplines. Content consists of full-text scholarly journals, health care books and evidence-based care sheets.

CINAHL Plus includes publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. The database is targeted for students, researchers, educators and practitioners alike.

CINAHL Plus is best accessed through the library’s Databases search.

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Fall ICC Travel Grants for Faculty, Students

A reminder as we begin the fall 2023 semester — faculty within the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and their students can apply for travel grants. The application period for travel occurring during the fall semester ends Nov. 10.

Faculty Travel Grants can fund up to $1,000, while for Student Travel Grants that number is $750.

To apply for a travel grant, fill out the Faculty Travel Grant form or Student Travel Grant form and send it to Any questions can also be directed to that email address as well.

HOWL for Huskies: Effort to Help Students Find Housing for Fall Continues

With the school year beginning Monday (Aug. 28), demand for housing for our returning students remains high. We invite students, staff, faculty and community members to help out our beloved Huskies who have not secured housing for the fall term.

The HOWL for Huskies (Helping Out With Living) platform allows Tech employees and community members who have housing available to post information so that interested students can connect with them. It's also a way for students to connect with other students seeking housing or roommates.

To learn more, check out our HOWL for Huskies website

We are doing everything we can to support our Huskies and look forward to seeing this incredible MTU community come together to help students who are still seeking housing options for the fall 2023 semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

President Koubek to Hold Open Office Hours

President Koubek will continue to hold regularly scheduled open office hours during the fall 2023 semester for all faculty, staff and students on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please contact Heather Herman at if you would like to schedule an appointment.

KIP Closed for Departmental Retreat

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP) will be closed today (Aug. 22) for a departmental retreat. The office will reopen tomorrow (Aug. 23).

If you need assistance, please reach out via email at or call 906-487-2715 to leave a voice message.

UMC Closing for Departmental Retreat

University Marketing and Communications (UMC) will be closed all day on Thursday (Aug. 24) for a departmental retreat. We will reopen Friday (Aug. 25) at 8 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rozsa Hosting GeekU.P. Mini-Con Charity Event

The fifth annual GeekU.P. Mini-Con Charity Event will be held at Michigan Tech's Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 9 from 12-7 p.m.

GeekU.P. celebrates geek culture, offering an artists' alley, vendors, cosplay contest, celebrity Q&A sessions, autograph sessions and more.

This year's charity recipient is Unite Mental Health and Wellness, located in Houghton. Unite Mental Health and Wellness is a nonprofit mental health service organization committed to helping individuals in our community connect to non-emergency mental health care. Partnering with providers both locally and remotely, they support professionals and services currently available in our community while filling in the gaps where care may be lacking.

GeekU.P. has an exciting celebrity guest lineup this year and they will take part in Q&A sessions and autograph signings for attendees. Visit the GeekU.P. website to see who's attending.

"We're very excited about what we have in store for GeekU.P. this year," said Shana Porteen, GeekU.P. co-founder and owner of Black Ice Comics & Books in Houghton. "We want to welcome folks of all ages to GeekU.P. to come have a great time. Even if it's been years since you read a comic, or you've never played a video game, we can't wait to share the fun, have folks meet our fabulous celebrities, and help us raise money for Unite Mental Health and Wellness."

"I'm thrilled to celebrate local arts and culture in the community I grew up in! I certainly hope to inspire and provide insight for budding artists who may be thinking of a related career path," said Patricia Summersett, GeekU.P. co-founder and guest celebrity. "Shana and I dreamed up this event several years ago and I'm amazed how the festival has evolved so considerably. I'm excited to imagine how it may grow and expand in years to come!"

More information and the developing schedule can be found at the GeekU.P. website. Tickets can be purchased at the door using cash or credit.

Ride, Walk or Float in the Parade of Nations!

Community groups, fraternal organizations, religious organizations, student organizations, etc., are invited to create a float or organize a walking group for the Parade of Nations!

Awards will be given to the top three floats that best represent this year's theme ($300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place). Additional information on the judging criteria will be shared at the end of August.

The 2023 Parade of Nations begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the Quincy Green in Hancock and ends at the Dee Stadium in Houghton. Please submit the float application form if you intend to enter a float, and submit the walking group form if you intend to organize a walking group.

Approved floats, accompanying walkers and walking groups will be asked to arrive at the parade start between 10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. to allow time to ensure vehicles are in parade order. Applications received after Sept. 9 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

To assist organizations with their float entry for the Parade of Nations, registered student clubs and organizations can seek up to $100 in funding. Awards are available until all funds are exhausted. Requests must be submitted using the grant application form by Sept. 1 in order to receive the grant before the event. 

Please only submit one grant request per group. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be contacted within five business days of submitting the form.

For more information about the grant, please contact, or stop by the International Programs and Services Office in Admin 200.

Library Orientation Event for New Students

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is here to help you succeed! At this event, librarians will share tips and tricks for getting the most out of the library's electronic and physical resources. After that, we'll tour the library so you can find your favorite study room, check out a GoPro, take a peek at the 3D printers, and learn where to get research help once the semester has started.

This event will take place in the library's East Reading Room. Enter the library through the main doors and walk straight ahead. Walk all the way down the central area — the East Reading Room will be to your left and signs will highlight the event.

Library New Student Orientation sessions:

For more information about the library's resources and services, visit our Ask Us page. For a virtual overview of the library's services, visit the Library Resources and Services for Grad Students Portal.

Final Lean COP Summer Speaker: Tami Bradham

Save the Date: Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.
Please join the Lean Community of Practice (Lean COP) via Zoom for the last of our Summer Speaker Series tomorrow (Aug. 23) at 3 p.m. Tami Bradham will be introducing the Problem Prioritization Matrix (PPM) tool to us all. You do not need to be a member of the Lean COP to attend this valuable training, but please register to be added to the meeting invitation! If you have any questions, please reach out to Linnea McGowan Hobmeier at

Finding the Lemons Worth the Squeeze: Problem Prioritization Matrix (PPM)
How do you know if the lemon is worth the squeeze? What do you do if you have lots of lemons that need to be squeezed? No problem! In this Lean COP Speaker Series presentation, an easy-to-use tool — the Problem Prioritization Matrix (PPM) — will be shared. Sometimes you need something simple to help make change happen.

Marc Sippel, Darius Willis Named to Elite 100 Watch List

Michigan Tech football linebacker Marc Sippel and wide receiver Darius Willis have been selected to the Elite 100 Watch List as two of the top players in the nation heading into the 2023 season. 

The duo earned Don Hansen All-America Honorable Mention accolades for their performances on the field a year ago, while being tabbed First Team All-GLIAC.

Read more about Sippel's and Willis' 2022 seasons at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

MTU Announces Soccer Reunion Weekend

Michigan Tech soccer head coach Bulut Ozturk cordially invites all soccer alumni and their families back to campus to be a part of a Soccer Reunion Weekend celebration from Sept. 15-17.

That Friday (Sept. 15), the Huskies will host a pre-game tailgate in Parking Lot 85 ahead of the Purdue Northwest game slated for 5 p.m. Alumni will be introduced midfield at halftime.

That Saturday (Sept. 16), the Huskies will have an alumni pickup game/WC/Kardashians at 1:30 p.m. with an alumni social at 6 p.m. in the Michigan Tech hockey suites.

Closing the reunion that Sunday (Sept. 17), the Michigan Tech soccer team plays the University of Wisconsin-Parkside at noon.

For the full schedule, latest information and registration, visit the 2023 Michigan Tech Soccer Alumni Weekend webpage.

Questions about the soccer reunion can be directed to Hunter Stoddard at

New Funding

Laura Connolly (COB/GLRC) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $69,218 other sponsored activities contract from the City of Menominee.

The project is titled "Regional Economic Impacts of Dredging the Menominee River Harbor."

Jenny Apriesnig (COB/GLRC) and Travis White (GLRC) are co-PIs on this project.


Qingli Dai (CEGE/MTTI) is the PI on a project that has received a $250,000 research and development contract from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The project is titled "Evaluation of Conditions that Cause Negative Environmental Impacts When Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate."

Zhen Liu and Zhanping You (CEGE/MTTI) are co-PIs on this potential 22-month project.


Laura Brown (CS/ICC) is the PI on a project that has received a $700,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.

The project is titled "NRT-HDR: Integrative Training in Data Science-Enabled Sensing of the Environment for Climate Adaptation (DataSENSE)."

Wayne Gersie (CDI/ICC), Dukka KC (CS/ICC), Thomas Oommen (GMES/ICC) and Shiliang Wu (GMES/ICC) are co-PIs on this potential five-year project.


Kailey Marcinkowski (CFRES/ESC) is the PI on a project that has received a $69,999 other sponsored activities contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service.

The project is titled "Science Visual Information for USDA Northern Forest Climate Hub."

Hannah Abbotts (CFRES/ESC) is a co-PI on this potential two-year project.


Grant Ovist (APSRC) is the PI on a project that has received a $49,980 other sponsored activities contract from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army.

The project is titled "Delivery of a Professional Development Course in Hydraulics Systems."

Kevin Johnson, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes and Jeremy Worm (APSRC) are co-PIs on this project.


Career Fair: Request for Interview Rooms

We are excited to be kicking off CareerFEST 2023 this fall, including the Career Fair on Sept. 19! As we have done in the past, Interview Day will be Sept. 20, and we need your help.

In order to provide the best interview experience for both students and employers, we are requesting office and room spaces for interviews on campus. Please submit any available rooms to be included for our Interview Day schedule using our Rooms for Interviews form.

On average, there are over 1,000 individual interviews conducted on campus following Career Fair.​​

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

We are looking forward to another great CareerFEST and Career Fair this fall!


Call for Presenters: Global and Community Engagement Conference

The Pavlis Honors College invites you to present at the 2023 Global and Community Engagement Conference (formerly known as D80 Conference). The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference every fall to give a platform to the voices of those serving communities both domestically and abroad.

This year's conference will be held Oct. 14 and will feature keynote speaker Bonnie Keeler. Keeler is an associate professor and Charles M. Denny Chair of Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Faculty, staff, students and local organizations are invited to participate in this event. We want to hear more about the work that you are doing! This is a great opportunity to share your recent studies, projects or research with the community.

This year's theme is "The Power of Partnership." Please consider submitting a presentation proposal or passing this along to students or colleagues to highlight their work.

The conference will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom and lunch will be provided. This event is open to anyone interested in the development, design and discovery of people and communities! The conference will feature a variety of session types — please review the submission form for details.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Darnishia Morris at


CTL Technical Workshop: Getting Started with iClicker Cloud

The Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host a technical workshop 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 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.


Request Your Parade of Nations Flag!

Calling all ages — everyone is welcome to request a flag that represents their home country or heritage, or a country they support for Parade of Nations. Signs displaying the country's name will also be distributed.

The 2023 Parade of Nations begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the Quincy Green in Hancock and ends at the Dee Stadium in Houghton.

Registered participants may pick up their requested flag on the day of the parade between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church at 401 Quincy Street. The parade will then line up on the Quincy Green.

Flags can be requested online using the 2023 Flag Request Form. In the event that multiple individuals request a flag for the same nation, materials will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional participants are invited to join their nation on the Quincy Green to walk in the parade.

Registrations received after Sept. 9 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.


CLS Closing for Departmental Retreat

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS) office will be closed today (Aug. 22) for a departmental retreat. The office will reopen tomorrow (Aug. 23).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Today's Campus Events

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Undergraduate Fall Orientation 2023

As a first-year student, you will participate in a week-long program as a member of a team of 15-25 students who share your area of study. In 2023, the first year orientation...



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Orientation Week Run at Tech Trails

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