Career Closet Seeking Donations

The Career Closet is a giveaway of gently worn business clothing to assist students in preparing for Career Fair and other career opportunities. Last year, between the fall and spring Career Closets, we were able to give away 1,600 items to 420 students!

In order to provide as many options for students as possible, we need to secure donations of professional clothing and shoes. We will be accepting donations of gently worn, clean business clothing through Friday (Sept. 15) at noon. Donated items will be available to all Michigan Tech students at no cost.

The Career Closet will take place Saturday (Sept. 16) from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday (Sept. 17) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the MUB.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please sign up through GivePulse or email

While we will accept any new or gently used professional items, we do have some high-priority items:

  • Men’s shoes
  • Men's dress shirts
  • Men's ties
  • Women’s size small tops
  • Women’s size 0-6 dress pants

Clothing may be dropped off at any of the following locations:

  • College of Business
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Career Services
  • University Images
  • Campus Bookstore
  • Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • Residence Education and Housing Services

Thank you to all who have supported this effort. This event is donation and volunteer based, and we could not do it without the help and support of our Husky community.

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.

Today's CareerFEST Employers

The following employers will be on campus for today's CareerFEST! They will be setting up under the tents on the DHH Lawn to engage with our students. Please help us welcome them!

  • Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
  • DLZ Corporation
  • David Mason + Associates
  • Gentex Corporation
  • H.B. Carbide
  • Husco
  • KFI Engineers
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Meyer Contracting Inc.
  • Pixelle Specialty Solutions
  • Plexus Corp.
  • Precision Planting - R&D / Engineering
  • R.A. Smith Inc.
  • Road Commission for Oakland County
  • Stream Live - Music Intern Accelerator
  • Systems Control
  • The Foth Companies
  • U.P. Engineers & Architects
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Human Resources Office Closure

The Human Resources office will be closed tomorrow (Sept. 13) from 3:30-5 p.m. for a departmental meeting. Regular hours will resume on Thursday (Sept. 14).

Questions during this time can be routed to

Vote for Orbion's Aurora Plasma Thruster as the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan

The race is on to determine the coolest Michigan-made product, and the College of Engineering needs your help. Vote for Orbion's Aurora Plasma Thruster as the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan. The voting is currently in its second round with only 10 finalists remaining — this week's votes will determine the Top 3 and overall winner. Vote daily now through Friday (Sept. 15)!

Orbion Space Technology was founded in 2016 by Professor Brad King (ME-EM). Orbion is one of the brightest stars in a newly imagined space economy where small satellites are huge game changers. The company was conceived right here at Michigan Tech.

Orbion's Aurora Plasma Thruster is a xenon plasma thruster that is used by satellites to maneuver in space. Aurora uses electromagnetic forces to expel ionized xenon and create gentle yet efficient force. Orbion's Houghton factory builds Aurora systems and provides them to customers throughout the solar system.

The Coolest Thing Made in Michigan is an annual people's choice award presented by the Michigan Manufacturers Association. Hemlock Semiconductor and Stormy Kromer were previous winners, both with ties to Tech. Orbion deserves the honor, too. Please help us spread the word — and, once again, please vote once each day through Friday!

King is the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor (Space Systems) at Michigan Tech. He is the founder and faculty advisor of Tech’s Aerospace Enterprise, empowering teams of students to design, build and fly spacecraft.

The Coolest Thing winner will be announced live during the 2023 Manufacturing Excellence Awards on Nov. 9.

VPR Research Series: 'Moving Your Research Forward with GrantForward'

Save the Date: Join us Sept. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. for the next session of the VPR Research Series, "Moving Your Research Forward with GrantForward.”

The GrantForward team will be our guides as we explore comprehensive tools to find funding opportunities for your research program. In addition to system basics, the team will be sharing their top use cases for researchers and how you can implement these to automate your funding searches and take advantage of the features available to you with your Michigan Tech account.

Join us on Zoom at noon on Sept. 26 to learn how to receive recommendations, find funding, learn strategic information and more!

Any questions should be addressed to

Become Mental Health First Aid Certified

The next opportunity for staff to become Mental Health First Aid Certified is Oct. 19. This seven-hour training assists individuals with recognizing signs and symptoms of someone experiencing a mental health crisis and understanding how to respond and/or get them connected to appropriate resources.

There are two hours of pre-work through online modules that are required ahead of the in-person training date. The deadline to sign up is Oct. 6 and the session is limited to 15 participants. Sign up using the Mental Health First Aid registration form.

Please direct any questions to Sarah Dowd at

'Language and Power' Presentation with Talia Bugel

The Department of Humanities (HU) and the Visiting Professor Program invite you to Talia Bugel's presentation next Wednesday (Sept. 20) in GLRC 201 at 5 p.m.

The presentation is titled "Language and Power: a sociolinguistics-based analysis of the ways public policy and language attitudes shape which languages we speak and how we speak them."

Bugel is a professor of Spanish linguistics at Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. This last year she was a Fulbright Scholar working in Senegal, Africa. Her areas of expertise include language attitudes, language and public policy, and language education. The majority of her research is based on the languages spoken in South America; her presentation will make use of examples from South America and West Africa.

Sociolinguistics is a broad field of study but research on language attitudes includes evidence that our views of different accents, whether in English, Spanish, or French, influence how we evaluate the speakers; that these attitudes have been shown to shape funding that supports which languages and which dialects are taught in public schools around the world; and that people tend to correct their use of their native language because of attitudes determined by views of class and hierarchy.

All are welcome to this presentation. Snacks and beverages will be available.

This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program, which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan's King-Chávez-Parks Initiative.

HRI Panel: NIH vs. NSF Funding

The Health Research Institute (HRI) will be hosting a panel on National Institutes of Health (NIH) versus National Science Foundation (NSF) funding this Friday (Sept. 15) from noon to 1 p.m. in MUB Alumni Lounge A.

Please join us for a discussion that will explore the similarities and differences between NIH and NSF funding oppotunities, proposals and awards. The panel will be moderated by Caryn Heldt (ChE/HRI) and include faculty who have received funding from both agencies.

Please direct any questions to Grace Schmitz at

Tucker Ringhand, Hannah Loughlin Named Players of the Week

The Michigan Tech cross country team swept the GLIAC Player of the Week, as Tucker Ringhand won the honors on the men's side and Hannah Loughlin received the women's honors.

For both of them, this is their first time being tabbed Player of the Week.

Ringhand won the men's race at the Phoenix Open hosted by Green Bay on Friday (Sept. 8), finishing in 25:02.5. Loughlin placed third in the women's race with an impressive new personal best of 22:01.8.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Volleyball Goes 1-3, Gains Experience at Up North Tournament

Michigan Tech volleyball earned a win and played some of the country's top teams over the weekend at Up North Tournament hosted by Minnesota Duluth.

The Huskies fell to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth 3-0 on Thursday (Sept. 7) in their first tournament match. Tech led late in both the first and third sets, but the Bulldogs remained undefeated, winning 27-25, 25-14 and 25-23.

"While we lost the match, our team took another important step forward here tonight," Tech coach Matt Jennings said. "We had one of the best teams in the nation on their heels late in sets, on the road. ... But again, the more seasoned and veteran team pulled it off at crunch time. We're learning how to do just that with this crew. Finishing late in sets is a learned skill that we're working through here in real time."

Next in the tournament, MTU dropped a 3-1 afternoon match against No. 5 St. Cloud State on Friday (Sept. 8). Tech won the first set 25-23 before SCSU closed 25-16, 25-17 and 25-21.

"Just like last night, we absolutely battled with one of the country's best teams," Jennings said. "And again, we showed that we have the goods to play with anyone."

The Huskies wrapped up the tournament with a split Saturday (Sept. 9). Tech dominated a 3-0 sweep of Southern New Hampshire in the morning and fell 3-0 to No. 23 Central Washington in the evening.

"We finish the pre-GLIAC schedule far more confident in our abilities as a team knowing that we can compete with anybody," Jennings said. "What we've been working on each day in practice is starting to come together in an exciting way. We learned a lot about ourselves, what we're good at, and where we need to improve. We had breakout performances from a bunch of newcomers who grew up in a really valuable way and did it in a super competitive environment. Our leaders proved just how good they are in their role and as go-to players on our team."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Cross Country Men, Women Earn First and Second at Phoenix Open

The Michigan Tech cross country squads impressed at the Phoenix Open in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Friday (Sept. 9). It was their second meet of the season.

Tucker Ringhand won the 8K men's race with a near-personal-best time of 25:02.5, over three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Hannah Loughlin set the lowest time for the women, placing third in the 6K with 22:01.8, a new personal best by 47 seconds.

Overall, the Huskies finished 1-2 in the team races, with the men's squad taking first place and the women finishing second behind Winona State.

"Today was a great day — great weather, great course and great performances from the team," head coach Kristina Owen said.

"I'm so happy with how they're coming together and racing as a team, she continued. "We're looking good as we head into our next races and the championship selection portion of the season."

Read more about individual performances at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Soccer Draws with UIS, Overwhelms Lewis 5-1

The Michigan Tech soccer team held their opponents to a draw in one game and went on a scoring frenzy in another, going undefeated over the weekend.

The Huskies rallied for a 1-1 draw against Illinois Springfield on Friday (Sept. 8) thanks to the first career goal of defender Cassie Bonifas. Goalkeeper Gracie VanLangevelde accounted for two tough stops in the scoreless first half. Then, Bonifas scored less than a minute after the Prairie Stars took a 1-0 lead in the second half. 

"It was a hard-fought game with a lot of firsts tonight," head coach Turk Ozturk said. "We had the first start for freshman Brooke Green, the first goal for Cassie Bonifas and the first career game for Olivia Gette. We are working hard during this nonconference schedule to figure out what will work best for us going forward. We will be battle-tested by the time conference play starts."

Next, the Huskies racked up five goals for a 5-1 nonconference victory at Lewis on Sunday (Sept. 10).

Seulgi Lee scored her first hat trick for Tech, leading off with her first career goal as a Husky then adding two more. Makenna Sanom also scored her first career goal in the victory.

"It's so important to play well on the road and find ways to get a win," Ozturk said. "I felt that our team came out very determined today to get our first team win of the season. This is a group that was looking for a breakthrough performance and we were able to finish the weekend undefeated."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Football Rolls Hillsdale in Season Opener, 45-20

The Michigan Tech football team started the season with an emphatic victory, besting Hillsdale 45-20 at Kearly Stadium on Saturday (Sept. 9).

The Huskies held the Chargers to 257 yards of offense and racked up over 400 offensive yards of their own: 283 through the air and 129 on the ground.

"I'm proud of the guys and our coaching staff for our first game," head coach Dan Mettlach said. "I felt like they ran the ball a little better than we thought and I didn't like how we finished the end of the game, but some of that had to do with the tempo of the game. There was a lot of good but a lot that we can clean up as well."

This is the highest-scoring season opener for the Huskies since Michigan Tech defeated Tiffin 51-15 on Sept. 8, 2012, at Kearly Stadium.

"Starting fast was awesome," Mettlach added. "I wish we would've scored on that first drive — but the defense (came) out and (got) a huge stop to get us back on the field, and I think we kept our foot on the gas from there."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday (Sept. 12)
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM

Friday (Sept. 15)
• Soccer vs. Purdue Northwest, 5 p.m. at Kearly Stadium on FloSports 
• Volleyball vs. Grand Valley State, 7 p.m. at SDC Gym on FloSports and Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM

Saturday (Sept. 16)
• Football at UW-Platteville, 2 p.m. on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM
• Volleyball vs. Davenport, 3 p.m. at SDC Gym on FloSports

Sunday (Sept. 17)
• Soccer vs. Parkside, Noon at Kearly Stadium on FloSports


Athletics News
Read more in the MTU Athletics weekly update.

This Week in Michigan Tech Esports

Wednesday (Sept. 13)
• Valorant vs. Northwest Missouri State University, 7 p.m. NACE Varsity Premier

Thursday (Sept. 14)
• Super Smash Bros: Ultimate vs. Manchester University, 7 p.m. NACE Varsity Premier

Friday (Sept. 15)
• Counter-Strike: Global Offensive vs. Kansas University, 7 p.m. NACE Varsity Premier

Saturday (Sept. 16)
• Overwatch 2 vs. West Virginia University, 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Activision Blizzard Collegiate

Times are subject to change. Check Twitter @MTUEsports for updates.


Esports News
Read more in the MTU Esports weekly update.

Watch MTU Esports on Twitch.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 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.

Research Engineer/Scientist I-Simulation AI Engineer, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI). Apply online.
Contact: Michelle Wienert

Stores Clerk (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #23448, Dining Services. Apply online.

Food Service Helper (nine months / 40 hours / first shift) #23451, 23452, 23453, Dining Services. Apply online.

Cook (nine months / 40 hours / first shift) #23244, 23245, 23246, Dining Services. 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 Print

Mark Rhodes (SS) is a co-author of an article recently published in the journal Tourism Geographies.

The article is titled “‘A nation built on coal’: transcalar memory work at the Big Pit.”

William Price of Ball State University is also a co-author of the article.

Rhodes and Price’s research traces the role of coal in industrial heritage and national identity in Wales over the past 60 years. Using National Museum Wales, and their National Coal Museum, specifically, they were able to identify political shifts in coal heritage as the nation of Wales gained more autonomy from the larger U.K. government.

The article is part of a special issue on the geopolitics of tourism for Tourism Geographies (ranked No. 4 in geography).

In the News

University President Rick Koubek and Beth Fitzpatrick (ADM) were quoted by WLUC TV6 in a story about Michigan Tech’s fall 2023 enrollment statistics. Highlights included total enrollment increasing by 3.5% and women representing 30% of Tech students for the first time ever. The enrollment numbers were announced last week by Michigan Tech News.


WLUC TV6, the Daily Mining Gazette and the Keweenaw Report covered the fifth annual GeekU.P. mini-con event held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts last Saturday (Sept. 9). MTU students Ben Boelens (computer engineering) and Dolan Moles were quoted by the Gazette.


MTU student Logan Madden (mechanical engineering) was interviewed by Northern Express for a story highlighting various school-to-work pipelines at Northwestern Michigan College. NMC partners with Michigan Tech on a 2+2 Program that allows students to earn an associate degree from NMC and a bachelor’s in engineering at Tech. The partnership began in 2019.


Mariana Nakashima (IPS) was quoted by the Keweenaw Report in a story about a call for additional cultural floats and participants by the Parade of Nations.


Yahoo! Finance mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the Wall Street Journal’s recently released Best U.S. Colleges 2024 ranking list. Michigan Tech ranked first in Michigan — and second in the nation — for salary impact, or how much a college boosts salaries earned by students after graduation.


The Wall Street Journal mentioned Michigan Tech in relation to the 2024 College Free Speech Rankings by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Michigan Tech was ranked No. 1 among U.S. colleges for free speech.


Polaris mentioned Michigan Tech in a “People Behind Polaris” employee spotlight interview with alumna “Korinne C.,” rider safety manager for off-road vehicles and snow. Korinne earned her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at Tech.


Advisor Training for Student Org Re-Registration Deadline

Advisor/officer training and re-registration are open for student organizations! Training has been added for all faculty and staff currently listed as an advisor.

Training is due Monday (Sept. 18) and can be found at the top of the Involvement Link homepage once you've been added. If you are a new advisor, please be sure you've been added to your organization's Involvement Link group and the annual training. Please contact us at if you or another advisor do not have access to the training.

Interested in becoming an advisor? We'd love to hear from you at Student Leadership and Involvement! Being an advisor is a great way to connect with students, and we are always looking to pair organizations and mentors who can enrich each other's time at Tech.

To our current advisors, thank you for all you do for students!

Please contact with any student organization related questions.


Showcase [AI] Student Poster Competition

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and the College of Computing invite students to register for a spot in the Student Poster Competition to wrap up Showcase [AI] and Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6. Student research will be viewed by judges and scholarship prizes will be awarded in undergraduate and graduate categories.

The competition will be held in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge, with setup from 8-11:30 a.m. and judging from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

More information on setup, poster printing and additional details will be sent before the event.

Please contact with any questions. Snacks and beverages will be provided to attendees.

Fill out the Showcase [AI] Poster Competition Entry Form to enter.


Open Lecture: 'What Is Code-Switching and How Does It Impact Belonging?'

Join us for an open lecture with author, entrepreneur and public speaker George Paasewe on his book: "How Black College Students Learn Code Switching."

Paasewe helps institutions increase their attraction, retention and graduation rates of students of color through education on the adverse effects of code-switching and how it impacts belonging. He shares best practices to help eliminate the unconscious exclusion and marginalization of students of color while encouraging and supporting students to show up as their authentic selves. He also illustrates how students of color are experiencing higher levels of student burnout as they code-switch to navigate professional and social spaces where they are underrepresented.

All are welcome to attend the lecture. Complete the RSVP form to register.


  • What: "What is Code-Switching and How Does It Impact Belonging?" lecture
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m.
  • Where: Memorial Union Building in MUB Ballrooms A and B

Please direct questions to 906-487-2920 or For more information about the speaker, visit his website: The Code Switcher.


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, Sept. 13, 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.


Parade of Nations Is On the Way!

The world flags have been raised from Hancock to Houghton! The 34th Annual Michigan Tech Parade of Nations, the Keweenaw’s premier multicultural celebration, is gearing up for a stacked event on Saturday (Sept. 16).

MTU students and local Keweenaw organizations will begin the parade at 11 a.m. on Hancock’s Quincy Green, heading to Dee Stadium in Houghton. This year’s theme, “Fairy Tales from Around the World,” has been selected to especially delight children and families who come to enjoy the parade.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will lead the parade from Hancock through downtown Houghton and down to the Dee. Spectators can expect floats decorated to reflect the fairy tales told around the world, walking groups with goodies to toss, and beautiful displays of dress and music!

Following the parade, the Multicultural Festival begins at noon at Dee Stadium. Find food, drink, music, dance, comedy and crafts throughout the day brought to you by MTU student groups and local businesses. Proceeds from student group food sales goes to supporting their organizations.

For more information, head to the Parade of Nations website.

Flavors to Savor | Student Groups:

  • African Student Organization
  • Bangladeshi Students
  • Indian Students Association
  • Iranian Community
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nepalese Student Organization
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Flavors to Savor | Keweenaw Businesses:

  • Sky Sushi
  • The Forge
  • Munchee Machine
  • Keweenaw Coffee Works
  • Griffin Café
  • Border Grill
  • Nisu Café
  • Pepsi Booth

Learn and Play:

  • MTU Study Abroad
  • International Neighbors
  • ICE Services
  • Kids Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Cross-Cultural Craft Booth
  • Gen X, Y, I Podcast


  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC)
  • Kivijat – Finnish Dancers
  • Frozen Squid Comedy
  • Husky Tae Kwon Do & Keweenaw Korean Martial Arts
  • Nepalese Student Organization
  • Bangladeshi Student Organization
  • Indian Student Association


VPR Launching Cayuse Outside Interests Module

The Vice President for Research Office (VPR) will launch the Cayuse Outside Interests module, a conflict of interest certification tool for research-based disclosures, tomorrow (Sept. 13).

Disclosure of actual or perceived conflicts of interest (COIs) associated with externally sponsored projects is required under University and sponsoring agency policies as well as federal law. This module will facilitate an individual’s certification relative to disclosure of conflicts during the sponsored project proposal submission process.

A COI exists when a principal investigator (PI), co-PI, investigator or any of their spouses or dependent children have an actual or perceived financial or reputational interest in the outcome of the project, or have received any financial remuneration from the project sponsor outside of the proposed project budget. Anyone with a COI will be required to disclose the individual or organization that is the source of the conflict within Cayuse when the proposal is being prepared for submission. A full disclosure and handling of the conflict will be managed outside of Cayuse by staff within VPR and Michigan Tech’s COI coordinator.

The Outside Interests module is easy to use and is integrated within the Cayuse research suite for a “one-stop shop” approach.

The process for recording COI certifications within Cayuse includes:

  • A project-based COI disclosure certification form will be auto-created for each individual listed in the Personnel section when a proposal is en route for review in Cayuse.
  • An email will be generated and sent to everyone listed in the Personnel section, prompting their action to complete the certification.
  • Sponsored project team members will follow the email link to the project-based disclosure certification required to be completed. Alternatively, the team member can select “My Profile” under their name at the top right of the Cayuse window and then select “COI Disclosures” to complete the appropriate certification.

These features will not impact the process for disclosures of COIs that are not related to sponsored projects, but will benefit those seeking external funding by reducing administrative effort and improving overall efficiencies while maintaining compliance with relevant policies and laws.

Additional information, including user documentation, is available on our Cayuse Implementations page.


Homecoming Team and Court Registration Open!

Homecoming is three and a half weeks away, and this year’s theme is 101 Huskies (think "101 Dalmatians"), so look for a few events to have a doggy flair.

Team registration and Homecoming Court registration applications are open now on Involvement Link (see forms on the left panel of Involvement Link).

Important Homecoming Dates:

  • Sunday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Sept. 30
    • Look for Homecoming events to participate in and/or spectate at. Check Involvement Link for more information about upcoming events.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13
    • There is a mandatory Homecoming Court meeting at 3 p.m. in the MUB Alumni Lounge.
  • Thursday, Sept. 14
    • The deadline to apply to serve on the Homecoming Court is noon on Involvement Link.
  • Friday, Sept. 15
    • There is a mandatory Homecoming Team meeting at 6 p.m. in Wads G11W.
    • The deadline to register teams for Homecoming competitions is 11:59 p.m.

For more information, please email Amy Hjerstedt, Student Leadership and Involvement coordinator, at or call 906-487-2831.


Virtual Workshop on Lean Fundamentals

The Office of Continuous Improvement is offering a virtual workshop, "Processes, Flow, and Waste: Lean Fundamentals (Virtual)," on Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Practice visualizing the fundamental Lean concepts of flow and waste and see how you can apply them to your job right away. These tools can assist you in your efforts to create the best possible experience for students, faculty, staff and other customers.

To see the workshop description and register, complete the brief sign-up form or visit our website. Once registered, we'll add you to a calendar event for the course.

This workshop will be taught virtually using Zoom and Miro. You'll receive a certificate after completing a small post-workshop assignment. There's no cost to Michigan Tech employees.

This stand-alone workshop is part of the Lean Basics workshop series. It can be taken independently, or, if you complete all five workshops in the series, we’ll award you a Lean White Belt certificate! For more information, email


PADI Open Water SCUBA Course

Registration for Michigan Tech Recreation's next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course will open tomorrow (Sept. 13) at 8 a.m.

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, Oct. 13 — 5-10 p.m., SDC
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., SDC
  • Sunday, Oct. 15 — 8 a.m. to noon, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, or Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees and training materials). The deadline to register is Sept. 28 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, visit our PADI Open Water SCUBA Course page.


This Week at the Rozsa

"Art + Activism" Artist Talk & Panel Discussion — Thursday, Sept. 14, from 3-5 p.m.
Location: Noblet G002
Presented by Michigan Tech Art and the Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC)

Please join the Rozsa Art Galleries and IPEC for a free presentation and discussion on the theme of art and its role in activism, featuring an artist talk by Rozsa visiting artist Erin Hoffman. There will also be a conversation on the topic led by Alexandra Morrison, Richard Canevez and Stefka Hristova (all HU), and Terri Jo Frew (VPA). Learn more.
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"Layered In Between: Prints by Erin Hoffman" Reception — Friday, Sept. 15, from 5-7 p.m.
Location: Rozsa Art Galleries A-Space
Presented by Michigan Tech Art

Free light refreshments will be available. Erin Hoffman will be present to discuss her artwork. Learn more.

Hoffman is an artist and  printmaker from Muskegon, Michigan, who deals primarily with political and social concerns. Through the presentation of mismatched ideas and assemblages, her art serves as a prompt to critical thought and new conclusions. The exhibit will be open from Friday (Sept. 15) through Nov. 4.

What to Expect:
Enjoy refreshments. Meet the artist in a relaxed environment. See spectacular art.

A-Space Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Saturday: 1-8 p.m.
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"DANCER" feat. Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company — Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Presented by the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company come together for "DANCER," an unforgettable weekend of dance, celebrating an art form rooted in tradition and flourishing into the future. Learn more.

Get your tickets online, at 906-487-1906, or at the Rozsa Box Office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students, reserve your tickets (included with your Experience Tech Fee) online and bring your HuskyCard to use your student tickets or tap in for Student Rush.

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