Essential Education Kickoff Event

Don't forget, the Essential Education Leadership Team will share progress and plans for the upcoming year Tuesday (Sept. 19) during the Career Fair Recess from 2-4 p.m. We invite the campus community to join us in the Library East Reading Room for this update.

The presentation and progress update will take place twice, at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. There will also be activities, refreshments and opportunities to mingle and celebrate the accomplishments made so far.

Resume Printing Service in the Van Pelt and Opie Library

On Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 18 and 19), the Van Pelt and Opie Library is providing a resume printing service in the first floor Exhibit Space. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, library staff will be available with printers and a limited supply of resume paper to assist with printing.

On Monday as well, Career Services will be in the Exhibit Space to provide a quick review of your document before printing.

This collaborative service was successfully piloted during the spring 2023 Career Fair and we are planning for an even greater turnout this semester!

This Weekend at the Rozsa

Celebrate dance rooted in tradition and flourishing into the future at the Rozsa as part of your Parade of Nations weekend festivities! Join Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company for masterclasses and performances all weekend long. 

Medicine Pouch Masterclass with Woodland Sky Dance — Friday, Sept. 15, from 1-3 p.m.
Location: Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Make your own medicine pouch with this free masterclass with Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company. Reserve your spot by emailing CDI Director Gabriel Escobedo at Limit: 20 participants.
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Opening Night: "DANCER" — Friday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

Pay As You’re Able ($25 full ticket fee). Student Rush included with Experience Tech fee.

Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company co-headline an exhilarating weekend of performances at the Rozsa. 

Attend the show.
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Ballet Masterclass with Grand Rapids Ballet — Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.
Location: Superior School of Dance

A free 90-minute intermediate-level masterclass at the Superior School of Dance studio with Grand Rapids Ballet. Drop-in for this free ballet masterclass. Limit: 20 dancers.
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Closing Night: "DANCER" — Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

Pay As You’re Able ($25 full ticket fee). Student Rush included with Experience Tech fee.

Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company co-headline an exhilarating weekend of performances at the Rozsa. 

Attend the show.
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Powwow Dance Fitness Class with Woodland Sky Dance Company — Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Rozsa Lobby

Drop in to this free powwow dance fitness class hosted by Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company. All fitness levels are welcome. No RSVP required.

You're Invited: IPEC Membership Social

Join us for the Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) fall membership get-together!

Members and nonmembers alike are invited to the Rozsa mezzanine from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 for heavy appetizers and drinks. Then, join us afterward for "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage," a one-hour opera in the McArdle Theatre. Free opera tickets are available by contacting IPEC Director Stefka Hristova at

Add the IPEC Membership Social to your Google Calendar.

ACSHF Forum with Jason Harman

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences will host Jason Harman at the next Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (ACSHF) Forum.

The presentation, “Applied research in judgment and decision making,” will be from 2-3 p.m. Monday (Sept. 18) in Meese 109 and virtually via Zoom.

The abstract can be found on the Cognitive and Learning Sciences News blog.

CS Alumni Talk Series Speaker: Dianne Marsh '86 '92

The Department of Computer Science (CS) is pleased to present a talk by Dianne Marsh ’86 ’92. The talk will take place today (Sept. 15) from 3-4 p.m. in Rekhi 214 and via Zoom online meeting. Following the talk, refreshments will be served in Rekhi 218.

Marsh's talk is titled “Dr. CSLove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love Change.”

This event is part of the department’s 2023 Alumni Talk Series. The talks will reflect on the past and future of the computer science field. The BS in Computer Science was introduced in 1973.

Join the Zoom meeting.

Read the abstract and Marsh's bio on the Computing News Blog.

Volleyball Opening GLIAC Schedule at Home

Michigan Tech volleyball returns to the SDC Gym this weekend to open GLIAC play.

The Huskies host Grand Valley State today (Sept. 15) at 7 p.m., and Davenport is also traveling to Houghton for a 3 p.m. match on tomorrow (Sept. 16).

Today's game is a Teacher Appreciation match with a buy one, get one ticket promotion. Use the discount code 24Teachers at to take advantage of the deal.

Additionally, the first 150 fans to tomorrow's match will be given the newest edition of the Michigan Tech spirit T-shirt.

Read the match previews and find out how to tune in at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Soccer Hosting Purdue Northwest and Parkside

The Michigan Tech soccer team has concluded the nonconference portion of their schedule and will welcome Purdue Northwest and Wisconsin-Parkside this weekend to start GLIAC play.

The Huskies will face Purdue Northwest on today (Sept. 15) at 5 p.m. before hosting a Sunday (Sept. 17) matinee against Parkside slated for noon.

Read the game previews at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Friday, Sept. 15, 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.

Custodian (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #23030RP, Facilities Management (AFSCME posting dates Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, 2023 — external applicants are encouraged to apply; however, internal AFSCME applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal AFSCME posting dates). Apply online.

Custodian (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #23175RP, Facilities Management (AFSCME posting dates Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, 2023 — external applicants are encouraged to apply; however, internal AFSCME applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal AFSCME posting dates). Apply online.

Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Involvement. 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

Erika Vye (GLRC) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $49,531 research and development from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The project is titled "Inawendiwin: Connection, Observation, & Learning Together."

Amanda Gonzci (GLRC) is a co-PI on this potential two-year project.

In Print

Kartik Iyer (ME-EM/Physics) is the author of a paper published in Physical Review Fluids.

The paper is titled "Dependence of the asymptotic energy dissipation on third-order velocity scaling."

The dissipation of kinetic energy in a turbulent flow is controlled by the competition between the random pushing and pulling of fluid parcels. If the pushing and pulling motions average each other out with increasing turbulence intensity, then the average dissipation must decay and energy will be conserved in the inviscid limit. This work highlights this pivotal dependence of the energy dissipation rate on the small-scale motions in fluid turbulence.

In the News

Tim Havens (CS/GLRC/ICC) was quoted by the Keweenaw Report in a story previewing Michigan Tech’s Showcase [AI] event, coming to campus Oct. 4-6.


Kellie Raffaelli (SA) was quoted and Mariana Nakashima (IPS) was mentioned in an ABC 10 story discussing the shifting demographics of Michigan Tech’s international students leading up to the University’s Parade of Nations on Saturday (Sept. 16).


Robert Schneider (Math) was mentioned by the Journal-Courier of Central Illinois in a story about a new documentary chronicling the founding of the Elephant 6 Recording Co. Schneider is the lead singer of the Apples in Stereo, one of the bands featured in the documentary. The story was picked up from InsideHook.


@NASAPrize, the Twitter account for NASA Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing, mentioned Michigan Tech in a post featuring photos of the Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab's Break the Ice Challenge prototype. Led by Paul van Susante (ME-EM), the PSTDL team is competing in the prototype testing phase after recently completing a 16-day, round-the-clock testing challenge.


WLUC TV6 mentioned Michigan Tech’s Portage Lake Golf Course as the site of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Premier Golf Outing, held Wednesday (Sept. 13).


The Keweenaw Report covered a mobile health clinic and autism awareness training brought to Michigan Tech by the Autism Alliance of Michigan on Wednesday (Sept. 13).


Test of MTU's Emergency Alert System Happening Today

Today (Sept. 15), Michigan Tech will send out a Safety First Alert message at 11:55 a.m. to all students, faculty and staff as a routine test of the emergency alert system. This routine test is an important part of our commitment to the safety and security of all Huskies.

The University will send an initial message via email with the subject “MTU Alert: Routine test of MTU’s Safety First Alert system.” A secondary message will be sent via text with the same information.

Before 11:55 a.m., please log in to the Safety First Alert messaging system to update or confirm your emergency contact information.


Fall 2023 Safety Reminders: Keeping Huskies Safe and Healthy!

As the Keweenaw summer gives way to autumn colors and chilly nights, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) would like to remind everyone about the importance of creating a safe and healthy campus environment for the fall 2023 semester. With a campus community our size, safety can’t be the responsibility of only a few people… it takes the entire campus to keep all Huskies healthy and safe!

The following helpful resources and reminders allow everyone to do their part in keeping our fellow Huskies healthy and safe while we work and study.

  • Required General Safety Course for All Employees — 
    Michigan Tech requires all employees to annually complete the Safety Skills course “General Safety Orientation.” Links to the training course were emailed out at the start of September.

    The course covers ways to identify common safety hazards to prevent injuries, and identify life safety features in the workplace. The 2023 course is updated with additional information as a slide show attachment and covers the OSHA General Duty Clause (Section 5 of the OSH Act of 1970) and other relevant standards. 

  • Fire Safety Reminders —
    Candles and open flames are prohibited in offices and residential areas. Connecting multiple power strips or extension cords (daisy chaining) is prohibited. Holiday decorations must bear an Underwriters Laboratories Seal (UL) for all electrical components. Familiarize yourself with evacuation maps posted in all classrooms and laboratories.

    Additionally, instructor training for fire safety is required for all active instructors. The Safety Skills course “Fire Safety on Campus,” with MTU-specific attachment, has been assigned for fall 2023. Contact if you have not received this course.

  • Online Training —
    EHS continues to update our course library, both through Safety Skills and custom courses, with over a thousand titles available. Training courses can even be taken on mobile devices! Contact your departmental Safety Skills administrator or to find courses applicable to your work or research.

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) —
    Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals on campus can be found on the Resources for Safety Data Sheets webpage.

    Having trouble understanding SDSs? Take our Safety Data Sheet Course.

  • Safety Concern/Near Miss Reporting —
    Feel free to contact us with any safety concerns (blocked fire exits, damaged safety equipment, etc.) or near misses (trips on loose flooring, sharp edge on table, etc.) on our Safety Concerns Form. You can even do it anonymously!

Remember that Husky health and safety is everyone’s responsibility.  Contact with any questions!


Staff Council Invites New Members

Staff Council invites and welcomes new members to its annual kickoff meeting at noon on Tuesday (Sept. 19) in Dillman 204. Vice President for University Relations and Enrollment John Lehman will be our guest speaker. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Staff Council was created in 1991 as a service organization for the University. Staff Council is made up of staff members from all levels at Michigan Tech, and it supports activities and resources that provide recognition for staff achievement and opportunities for professional development, and enhance the working environment and campus community.

Staff Council sponsors the Making a Difference Awards, Family Fun Day, Professional Development Day and the Staff Service Recognition Awards. Members also serve on search committees, help out with special University initiatives and task forces that require staff representation, create and distribute the Employee Wall Calendar, and support various other campus activities.


MSGC Graduate Fellowship Workshop and Writing Support

The Graduate School is offering support services to assist graduate students in applying for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium’s (MSGC's) Graduate Fellowship, including a workshop and one-on-one writing support.

MSGC’s Graduate Fellowship opportunity supports graduate students from affiliate institutions who are conducting research and public service projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests as expressed in NASA’s 2014  and 2018 Strategic Plans — specifically, research focused on aerospace, space science and earth system science. Graduate students working in related science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are also eligible to apply.

Additionally, MSGC is piloting an expanded definition of STEM to include support for interdisciplinary projects that include art, so graduate students conducting research and projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests in disciplines not traditionally considered STEM, such as the humanities or social sciences, are likewise encouraged to apply.

Fellowship recipients are awarded $5,000. To be eligible, applicants must identify a mentor, be U.S. nationals, have a good academic record, and be in good academic standing. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students currently receiving MSGC Fellowships are eligible to reapply.

Workshop Details:

  • MSGC Graduate Fellowship Workshop: Overview and tips from a reviewer
    • Date and Time: Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 10-10:50 a.m.
    • Location: Zoom
    • Presenter: Will Cantrell, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School
    • Host: Sarah Isaacson (, GLAS program director
    • Register for the Workshop — The workshop will be recorded and shared with those who registered.

For more information and specific application instructions, visit the MSGC website and the MTU Graduate School MSGC webpage.


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 today (Sept. 15) at noon. Donated items will be available to all Michigan Tech students at no cost.

The Career Closet will take place tomorrow (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.


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 today (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


Today's CareerFEST Employers

Editor's Note: CareerFEST employers have relocated from DHH Lawn to the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library due to the wet weather.

On our final CareerFEST day — today (Sept. 15) — 10 of our committed Career Services employer partners will be set up in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library interacting with our students:

  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Gerdau
  • Greenheck Group
  • Heartland Business Systems
  • Michigan Scientific Corporation
  • Nucor
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Polaris Inc.
  • Schneider
  • Systems Control

Thank you for encouraging students to engage with our employers! They have been thrilled with the response!

Today's Campus Events

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Layered in Between: Prints by Erin Hoffman Presented by Michigan Tech Art

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Cookies and Coloring

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer!


CS Alumni Talk Series: Dianne Marsh '86 '92

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Resume Review with Corporate Partners

Get feedback from industry professionals on your resume in preparation for Career Fair.


A Journey from Cochlear Implants to Transcatheter Heart Valves

Biomedical Engineering Research Seminar Dr. Fateme Esmailie University of North Texas Abstract Dr. Fateme Esmailie’s presentation delves into two compelling applications...


(Women's Soccer) Purdue Northwest vs. Michigan Tech

Women's Soccer: Purdue Northwest vs. Michigan Tech, Alumni Game


Layered In Between Reception Hosted by Michigan Tech Art

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Portage Waterway Cruising

The Sailing Club at Michigan Tech has weekly cruises on the Portage Waterway, most Friday nights in the fall semester (weather permitting). No previous sailing experience is...


Sigs and Steaks @ Sigma Pi

Come out and have steaks cooked by the brothers of Sigma Pi. This is at the Sigma Pi House.


Wildlife Bingo

We are doing wildlife bingo night! Come and get to know the club, learn some wildlife trivia, and hang out with your fellow wildlifers! Free pizza will be provided to all...


Homecoming Team Info and Registration Meeting

Homecoming week is a great opportunity to strengthen member bonds within organizations, make memories, and compete for prizes and serious bragging rights. Join the information...


(Women's Volleyball) Grand Valley State vs. Michigan Tech

Women's Volleyball: Grand Valley State vs. Michigan Tech


DANCER, feat. Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company Presented by The Rozsa

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...


Men's Club Hockey (Wolfpack) vs Lake Superior State

The Men's hockey club is having its season opener against Lake Superior State University! Game 1 is Friday, September 15th at 8:00 pm. Game 2 is Saturday, September 15th at...


Little Huskies Volleyball Club

Focus on fun while you learn to play volleyball! Our Little Huskies Volleyball Club is the perfect way to explore the basics of an active and energetic sport. Once you get...