Cliff Drive Moving Permanently to One-Way Traffic

Beginning Wednesday (Sept. 20), two permanent changes will affect Cliff Drive: The speed limit will drop to 15 mph and the majority of the road will become a one-way street.

Between Parking Lots 1 and 10, Cliff Drive traffic will shift to flow in a single lane from west to east. Two-way traffic will continue in the areas immediately adjacent to Highway 41, providing access to Lot 1 on the west end of the street and Lot 10 on the east end.

This permanent change will create approximately 70 parallel parking spaces on the south side of Cliff Drive. These metered spots (paid via ParkMobile — Zone 19027) will help reduce parking congestion in other areas of campus.

While drivers are adjusting to the new speed limit and traffic flow, please be extra careful of pedestrians, of people exiting their vehicles from parallel parking spaces, and of vehicles entering and exiting the parking lots off of Cliff Drive.

Some SDC Facilities Closing for Career Fair

The 2023 Fall Career Fair will be held tomorrow (Sept. 19) at the Student Development Complex (SDC). To accommodate the vast number of companies participating in Career Fair, the Multipurpose Room, Varsity Gym and Racquetball Courts will be closed all day tomorrow.

We are excited about the many opportunities this event gives our students.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we appreciate your cooperation and patience as we support this campus initiative.

— Michigan Tech Athletics and Michigan Tech Recreation

Celebrating 10 Years at the Michigan Tech Testing Center

As the Michigan Tech Testing Center starts our 10th year of operation, we will be bringing you tips and fun facts — one each week for 10 weeks.

Week 3 Fun Facts: After two years of operations in our 10-seat space in the library, we needed to expand our operation and opened a second Testing Center in Rekhi Hall, doing renovations during the summer of 2015 to create 30 seats.

The Rekhi Testing Center became the main testing space, with the Library Testing Center still being used as overflow, commercial exams and the smaller summer center of operation. Of course, during finals week, you will find us all over campus, utilizing both Rekhi and Library Testing Centers, as well as the Memorial Union Ballroom. Both spaces can be used for computerized or paper/pencil exams.

Week 3 Tip: One resource instructors can use with Canvas-based exams is Respondus Lockdown Browser. As its name implies, Lockdown Browser prevents students from accessing other websites or other resources on their computer while the exam is open. Lockdown Browser does not replace the need for a proctor, however. Canvas-based exams also allow instructors to establish availability dates/times, easily provide extended time accommodations for students and limit access to specific Testing Center computers by specifying a valid IP range.

For more about Respondus LockDown Browser, visit its resource page and read the Knowledge Base article "Enabling Respondus LockDown." 

If the Testing Center can assist you or your students, please reach out to us at or 906-487-1001.

Homecoming: Volunteers Needed!

Homecoming Week is less than a week away! To make this Michigan Tech tradition a success, we need volunteers to jump in and help us with the fun! We have two events we'd love to have help with.

First, next Tuesday (Sept. 26) from noon to 1 p.m. is the Puppy Pop-UP (our Homecoming theme is "101 Huskies"). We need doggies and their owners to help drum up excitement. If you have time and a dog who loves excessive petting and other dogs, please sign up on the Puppy Pop-Up volunteer form.

Next, we need volunteers next Friday (Sept. 29) to make Cardboard Boat Races a success. Please visit GivePulse to reserve your volunteer spot — search "cardboard" after logging in.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Amy Hjerstedt in Student Leadership and Involvement at

Keweenaw Time Traveler Wins State History Award for Best Website

The Keweenaw Time Traveler has won the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) 2023 State History Award in the category of Websites.

This prestigious award recognizes the hard work of the Keweenaw Time Traveler team led by Don Lafreniere and Sarah Fayen Scarlett (both SS) and John Arnold ’17 (Ph.D. Industrial Heritage and Archaeology). The team will be recognized during the 149th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference, being held this weekend (Sept. 22-24) in Roscommon and Grayling, Michigan.

The internet has transformed the world of historical research. Vastly expanded in 2022, the Keweenaw Time Traveler uses spatial data infrastructure to create a website that allows researchers to access detailed information through a deep map with layers of historical data and maps. It is also interactive, allowing professionals and amateurs alike to contribute data to the site. The digital archive covers Michigan’s Copper Country from 1880 to 1970 and will continue to grow in the future.

The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Council of Library and Information Resources, and also receives support from the Geospatial Research Facility and the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University. A number of heritage partners have also made contributions, in addition to thousands of individuals who use the Keweenaw Time Traveler to explore and share memories of our Copper Country past.

The HSM presents the State History Awards every year to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation, collection, preservation and/or promotion of state and local history. The awards are the highest recognition presented by the HSM, the state’s official historical society and oldest cultural organization.

Founded in 1828, the HSM is a nongovernmental nonprofit that focuses on publications, conferences, education, awards and recognition programming, and support for local history organizations to preserve and promote Michigan’s rich history.

Read more on the Social Sciences Newsblog.

Training Opportunity: 'Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight.'

Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services, in collaboration with the Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE), will be hosting two “Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight.” training courses this fall.

A five-minute summary of the training is available on YouTube. (Content warning: The video starts with a simulated gunshot and shouting.)

This course aims to train nontraditional first responders, including civilian employees, students, faculty, staff and any other individuals, who live, work or visit any location where an active threat incident may occur.

The course focuses on the various components of the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm, which is widely accepted and taught as one of the primary response paradigms regarding active threat incidents. Participants will learn about ways the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm can be applied in any active threat incident, regardless of the location or other factors involved.

There will be two sessions:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for the training as soon as possible, as each session has a capacity limit. You do not need any prior experience to register for this training.

To register, go to MI-Train (you may need to create a MI-Train account if you do not have one already).

If you have any questions about the registration process or about the course itself, please email Reid DeVoge at

Physics Colloquium with Armando Perez Leija

Armando Perez Leija from Central Florida University's College of Optics and Photonics will be presenting at this week's Physics Colloquium. The seminar will be presented in person at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21) in Fisher 139.

Leija's presentation is titled "Multiphoton Quantum Phenomena in Waveguide Networks and Multimode Optical Fibers."

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.

CISR Research Discussion: 'Hydrogen and Emerging Gas Technologies as Tools of Sustainability and Resilience'

Next Tuesday (Sept. 26) from noon to 1 p.m. in Library 103 (or on Zoom), join the Center for Innovation in Sustainability and Resilience (CISR) for a discussion on upcoming opportunities for team proposals in the thematic area of "Hydrogen and Emerging Gas Technologies as Tools of Sustainability and Resilience."

David Shonnard and Robert Handler (both ChE) and Jeff Allen (ME-EM) will help seed and moderate the discussion. Attendees will also get a chance to learn more about CISR resources to support research development. Feel free to bring lunch.

Add the event directly to your Google Calendar.

If you are interested in this area of research but are unable to attend, please email Alan Turnquist at and we will provide you with a summary and an opportunity to join subsequent discussions.

CFRES Seminar with Anthony D'Amato

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES) will host a seminar at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21) in Noblet G002 with speaker Anthony D'Amato, professor, director of the forestry program and director of research forests at the University of Vermont.

The title of D'Amato's talk is: "Outcomes, Barriers, and Opportunities for Adaptation Strategies in the Northern Forest."

The seminar will highlight long-term research and partnerships examining the outcomes of forest adaptation strategies designed to sustain forest ecosystems in the Upper Lake States and northeastern U.S. in the face of climate change and changing disturbance regimes. Barriers to applying adaptation at meaningful scales and synergies with other forest values and objectives will be discussed.

Virtual Talk: 'How Diversity Supports Innovation' with Wayne Gersie

Supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility leads to more innovative outcomes. Whether you're working on a school assignment, starting your first job or leading a team, helping people to feel included and willing to share their perspectives will increase the innovativeness of your team solutions.

Join Wayne Gersie as he shares insights from research and industry.

Register to attend the virtual talk.

Please join us Thursday (Sept. 21) from 4-5 p.m. We will meet on Zoom. After registration, a Google Calendar invite with a Zoom link will be provided.

ICC Cybersecurity Colloquium with Ronghua Xu

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems’ (ICC's) Center for Cybersecurity will present a Cybersecurity Colloquium today (Sept. 18) from noon to 1 p.m. in EERC 226.

Ronghua Xu (AC) will present his talk, "A Secure by Design Federated Microchain Fabric for Internet-of-Things (IoT) System."

Organized by Associate Professor Bo Chen (CS) with coordinators Xinyu Lei (CS) and Kaichen Yang (ECE), the Cybersecurity Colloquium series of talks aims to provide a University-wide platform for cybersecurity faculty and students to communicate more robustly.

The colloquiums will feature talks from faculty members, students and invited speakers, encouraging discussions about cybersecurity among faculty and students. Food and beverages will be served. Come and enjoy the cybersecurity happy hour!

Read the talk abstract on the Computing News Blog.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Monday, Sept. 18, 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.

Advancement and Alumni Engagement Business Systems Analyst / Data Visualization Specialist, Advancement. Apply online.

Lab Associate, Materials Science and Engineering. Apply online.
Contact: Allison Hein

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 the News

Mary Jennings (Rozsa) and Terri Frew (VPA) were quoted by WJMN Local 3 in a story previewing the Rozsa Presenting Series event “DANCER” by Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company, put on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 15 and 16) at the Rozsa.


ECO Magazine mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about a recent Journal of Fish Biology paper arguing that research about sharks and their populations needs to be expanded in the coastal areas of New York. Jill Olin (BioSci/GLRC) is a co-author of the paper.


MTU students Will Sisson (software engineering), Kirsten Meyers (mechanical engineering), Veronica Frystak (marketing) were quoted by WLUC TV6 in a story about Michigan Tech’s Study Away Fair last Thursday (Sept. 14).


The Keweenaw Report picked up the Michigan Tech News announcement of the University’s $5.4 million five-year cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Professional Research Experience Program, NIST PREP. MTU joined 16 other NIST PREP universities and is the only one in Michigan.


North of 60 Mining News mentioned Michigan Tech’s $2.5 million U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E MINER award for research on carbon storage and extraction of critical minerals from mine tailings. Lei Pan (ChE) is the project’s principal investigator (PI), and David Shonnard and Tim Eisele (both ChE) are co-PIs. The award was covered by Michigan Tech News in January.


Circuit Assembly mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about a presentation by HongWen Zhang ’06 (Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering) at the SMTA Empire Expo & Tech Forum next Tuesday (Sept. 26) in Syracuse, New York. Zhang is the principal research metallurgist and an R&D manager at Indium Corporation.


Essential Education Kickoff Event

Don't forget, the Essential Education Leadership Team will share progress and plans for the upcoming year tomorrow (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.


Mentoring Program for Associate Professors

Advanced Career Management (ACM) is a peer mentoring program focused on career planning and strategies for midcareer faculty. Associate professors are invited to an orientation session next Tuesday (Sept. 26) from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MUB Alumni Lounges A and B. Lunch will be provided.

Please complete the ACM Interest Form by noon on Wednesday (Sept. 20) to indicate your interest and RSVP for the orientation. If you are interested in the program but cannot attend the orientation, you will be contacted by email.

The session will introduce the ACM program, provide tools for career self-development and explain the career affinity groups. If you have any questions, please check the ACM website for information or send an email to Shari Stockero at

The ACM program was developed by ADVANCE at Michigan Tech, an NSF-funded initiative dedicated to increasing faculty retention, improving campus climate and enhancing the career success of our faculty, and is now supported by the Provost’s Office.


Annual Hydrant Flushing Continues

The Department of Facilities Management is continuing our scheduled campuswide hydrant flushing, which started Sept. 11 and will end Friday (Sept. 22). Flushing operations will be performed daily between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

During this time, water in campus buildings may periodically appear discolored. This is perfectly safe and normal. Running cold water for a short period of time should correct the condition. Please contact Facilities Management if the problem persists.


Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar

The next Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar will take place at 3 p.m. today (Sept. 18) via Zoom (use passcode 646893).

Tirthankar "TC" Chakraborty will present "Examining Urban Heat Across Scales: From Observations to Model Simulations."

Chakraborty is an Earth scientist with the Earth System Modeling Group, Atmospheric Science & Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.


You're Invited: Career Fair Employer Reception

Immediately following the close of Michigan Tech's largest-ever, sold-out Career Fair at 5 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 19), the Career Services team is hosting a reception where MTU employees can mingle with employer representatives in the SDC hockey arena mezzanine.

This will be a great opportunity to informally chat with our employer partners and alumni, as well as your fellow Michigan Tech faculty and staff.

Please consider joining us for light refreshments, along with locally brewed beer from the Keweenaw Brewing Company.

No RSVP required. We hope to see you there!


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. today (Sept. 18) in Meese 109 and virtually via Zoom.

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


Resume Printing Service in the Van Pelt and Opie Library

Today and tomorrow (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.

Also available today, 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!

Today's Campus Events

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

Erin Hoffman is an artist and printmaker from Muskegon, Michigan, who deals primarily with political and social concerns. Through the presentation of mismatched ideas and...


Library Resume Printing and Review

Bring your resume to the library as a pdf and have it printed for free by professionals. Choose to bring your own resume paper, use the plain, white printer paper provided, or...


Popsicles with Polaris Tabling & Networking Event at MTU

Join Polaris reps for networking near the library and MUB! Popcorn will be provided.


Ford: Career Meetup

Stop by for a visit! You'll learn about some great Ford vehicles and great opportunities for having amazing career opportunities with us!


ICC Cybersecurity Colloquium: Ronghua Xu, Applied Computing

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems's (ICC) Center for Cybersecurity (CyberS) will present a Cybersecurity Colloquium on Monday, September 18, 2023, from 12-1 pm in...


NUCOR On Campus

NUCOR representatives will be outside of the Library saying hello and giving out ICE CREAM!!!!!!. Show off your skills by solving a challenge or spin the prize wheel for your...


Operation Development Program - Open House

Interested in Operations?! Stop by to learn more about the 2-year rotational program with Milwaukee Tool Rotations can include Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, and...


TinyML & Tool Intelligence: Implementing Machine Learning on Embedded Systems

Join Milwaukee Tool engineers for a technical discussion on TinyML within the embedded system of a power tool, embedded systems platforms, modern firmware development, the...


Learn about Henkel

Meet and greet with Henkel to learn more about Henkel Technologies and the new college hire rotational program called PRISM


Examining Urban Heat Across Scales: From Observations to Model Simulations

Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Tirthankar "TC" Chakraborty, Earth Scientist, Earth System Modeling Group, Atmospheric Science & Global Change Division, Pacific...


Milwaukee Tool - Tool Olympics

Meet the Milwaukee Tool recruiting team the Monday before the career fair! We will have a booth set up between Rekhi and the Library where students will have a chance to get...


College of Computing Career Fair Mixer

The College of Computing will host a Career Fair Mixer on Monday, September 18, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Rosza Center lobby. The mixer is an informal meet-and-greet and...


College of Computing Networking Reception

Join us! Network with companies the night before the Career Fair in this casual event. This networking reception is designed for students in the College of Computing.


Girls' Basketball Little Huskies League

Learning skills, working as a team, and having fun: that’s Michigan Tech’s Little Huskies Girls’ Basketball League. It’s a great introduction to the sport for young, budding...


Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session

Planning on studying abroad? Attend our information session to learn more about scholarship availability and eligibility, application deadlines, and tips for crafting your...


Material Science Networking Reception

Join employers the night before the Career Fair in this casual mixer. Mix with company representatives to learn what career opportunities are available for you.


Race Practice

Race practices are pretty casual. We set a few marks in the portage and have a few races on Monday and Wednesday nights. Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of sailing...


Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Parent & Child Aquatics Fall 2023 Session 1

Ages 6 months to 3 years. Come make a splash in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 6...


Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Parent & Child Aquatics Fall 2023 Session 1

Ages 6 months to 3 years. Come make a splash in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 6...


(Women's Tennis) Michigan Tech vs. TBA

Women's Tennis: Michigan Tech vs. TBA, ITA Regionals