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University Senate Meeting 689

The University Senate will convene Meeting 689 at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 20) in Dow 642.

Those within the University community unable to attend in person have the option to attend via Zoom. Please note: You will need to log in to your MTU Zoom account to join the virtual meeting.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting. Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

View the agenda to Meeting 689.

¡La Pena! Spanish Conversation Hour

Please join us today (Sept. 19) for ¡La Peña! an hour of laid-back Spanish speaking setting with Spanish natives and other Spanish speaking friends while we play board games. All levels welcome. Walker 120A, from 5-6 p.m.

¡La Peña! will meet Tuesdays: Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28.

Friends and family are welcome!

C3 Luncheons Are Back!

Menu for Thursday (Sept. 21):

  • Butter Chicken
  • Butter Chickpeas
  • Basmati Rice
  • Flat Bread
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Masala Roasted Cauliflower
  • Boondi Raita

Carved and Crafted Catering at Michigan Tech is bringing back the C-Cubed Luncheon for the 2023-24 school year. C-Cubed, or C3, will be held each Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (MUB 107). All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

The C3 lunch buffet menus are created and prepared by chef Luis Delgado and his culinary team. As the name suggests, the meals are meant to foster conversation, community and collegiality. Attendees may bring their lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea and cookies are available free to all attendees.

The buffet lunch is $15 per person. Cash, credit cards and gift cards are accepted. Gift cards can be purchased in the Memorial Union Office (MUB 101).

To join the C-Cubed Google Group and receive weekly menus, please complete the C-Cubed Luncheon Email List form.

BioSci Seminar Series Speaker: Erica Majumder

Erica L-W Majumder will present as part of the Department of Biological Sciences (BioSci) Seminar Series on Thursday (Sept. 21) from 3-4 p.m. in GLRC 202.

Majumder's presentation is titled "Microbe-Plastic Interactions: Biodegradation and Bioproduction."

Majumder is an assistant professor, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her lab focuses on determining and utilizing metabolism of environmental microorganisms for sustainability and waste management applications.

Majumder earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Drury University. She then pursued her Ph.D. in Bioinorganic chemistry with Bob Blankenship at Washington University in St. Louis, focusing on structure and function of cyclic electron transport chain proteins in filamentous anoxygenic phototrophs. She went on to postdoctoral work, first with Judy Wall at the University of Missouri looking at the role of electron transfer and sulfate reducing bacteria in uranium bioremediation, and later with Gary Siuzdak in applying metabolomics to understand environmental microorganisms.

From the abstract:
Plastics are a ubiquitous, useful material but have also become a prevalent contaminant in air, soils and water. This talk will describe ways in which environmental microorganisms are interacting with plastics and what that implies for the surrounding system and environmental health. The second part will focus on bioprocess development to replace conventional plastics with microbially-produced bioplastics from agricultural residues.

Brenden Lach Named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week

Michigan Tech football punter Brenden Lach has been named the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The honor is the first of Lach's career.

Lach had eight punts in the Huskies' 24-20 win over Wisconsin-Platteville on Saturday (Sept. 16), the Pioneers' first loss of the season.

Lach averaged 47.4 yards per punt, with a top length of 61 yards. Of note, four of his eight punts were inside the 20-yard line. He ranks second in Division II in punting average (48.6).

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Seulgi Lee Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Michigan Tech soccer midfielder Seulgi Lee has been named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week. This is the first time Lee has earned Player of the Week honors.

Lee helped the Huskies earn a weekend sweep with her game-winning goal on Sunday (Sept. 17) against the previously undefeated Rangers of Wisconsin-Parkside.

She accounted for four shots in the victory, scoring off a free kick outside of the box and elevating the Huskies to their third straight win.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Volleyball Splits Weekend vs. GVSU, Davenport

The Michigan Tech volleyball team opened their GLIAC schedule, going 1-1 at the SDC Gym.

The Huskies swept Grand Valley State 3-0 on Friday (Sept. 15). Tech handed the Lakers their first loss of the season 25-21, 25-19 and 25-18, earning their third win of the season and third sweep of the season.

"Grand Valley is a really good team. They're very physical and just as good as those top teams we've played early on in the schedule," Tech coach Matt Jennings said. "We were hoping to put it together on our home court to open GLIAC play, and we did that here today."

MTU fell 3-0 to Davenport on Saturday (Sept. 16). The Panthers won 25-21, 26-24 and 25-21.

"It was a pretty disappointing match. We frankly weren't ready to play, but credit to Davenport," Jennings said. "Our serve pass game wasn't there tonight after a big win last night."

"I think our youth showed today like it hasn't all season," Jennings added. "That's not to blame one group, because we win together and lose together. We'll learn from this and get better from this."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Soccer Shuts Out Pride, Rangers at Home

The Michigan Tech soccer team began GLIAC play at Kearly Stadium last weekend with a pair of shutouts.

The Huskies shut out Purdue Northwest 2-0 on Friday (Sept. 15). Grace Hoeppner and Cassie Bonifas scored a goal each to earn MTU their second straight win.

"I thought we started a little slow in the first half but credit to Purdue Northwest. They played aggressively and it didn't help that it was slick and wet," coach Turk Ozturk said. "Grace's goal was amazing. That settled us down and made us more comfortable. We started to play much better after that."

Tech won a third straight game, remaining unbeaten in their last five, with a 1-0 victory over Parkside on Sunday (Sept. 17). The Huskies handed the Rangers their first loss of the season.

"This is a group that is believing," Ozturk said. "They're buying in and believing in the process, their teammates and the game plan."

"Parkside is a very aggressive and talented team," Ozturk continued. "They have a lot of great individual players, and we were able to hold them in check. It was a collective effort."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Football Holds Off Wisconsin-Platteville, 24-21

The Michigan Tech football team spoiled Wisconsin-Platteville's home-opener, coming away with a 24-21 victory at the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium on Saturday (Sept. 16).

The Huskies led for most of the game, but the Pioneers had a late chance to take the lead, receiving the ball with 1:45 remaining. MTU's defense was able to slam the door with an interception.

"You won't win many games on the road when you turn the ball over five times, with as many big penalties as we had as well," head coach Dan Mettlach said. "It was a reality check and thankfully the defense played the way that they did so that we could get out of here with a win."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday (Sept. 19)
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM

Friday (Sept. 22)
• Cross Country at Roy Griak Invitational, 12:30 p.m.
• Soccer at Saginaw Valley State, 3 p.m.
• Volleyball at Parkside, 7 p.m.

Saturday (Sept. 23)
• Football at Upper Iowa, 2 p.m. on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM
• Volleyball at Purdue Northwest, 3 p.m.

Sunday (Sept. 24)
• Soccer at Ferris State, 1 p.m.


Athletics News
Read more in the MTU Athletics weekly update.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 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.

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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 open access Journal of Political Ecology.

The article is titled “More-than-human heritage: The political ecologies of the Paul Robeson tomato.”

Christian Keeve of the University of Kentucky is also a co-author of the article.

Rhodes and Keeve's research explores the commemoration of the global activist, actor, athlete, singer and scholar through the naming of the Paul Robeson heirloom tomato. Anyone wishing to receive Robeson tomato seeds may reach out to Rhodes for a free seed pack.

New Funding

Muhammad Rizwan (BioMed/HRI) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $386,433 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The project is titled "Bioengineered corneal endothelial graft using photodegradable device to induce graft-host integration."

Sangyoon Han (BioMed/HRI) is a co-PI on this potential five-year project.


Rudy Luck (Chem/HRI) is the PI on a project that has received a $469,500 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The project is titled "Computationally Guided Approach to Produce Ratiometric Probes Operating in the Red to Near-infrared Region to Accurately Determine pH Levels within Organelles."

Haiying Liu (Chem/HRI) and Thomas Werner (BioSci/HRI) are co-PIs on this potential three-year award.

In the News

Will Schuette (UMC), Kellie Raffaelli (SA), Machel Borsum (IPS) and multiple MTU students were quoted in news stories about Michigan Tech’s 2023 Parade of Nations, held Saturday (Sept. 16). Schuette was quoted by WLUC TV6 and Raffaelli by ABC 10. Borsum, Ph.D. student Suresh Pokharel (computer science), master’s students Tosin Ayo (integrated geospatial technology) and Omowunmi Aworinde (chemistry), and undergrad Caleb Briggs (robotics engineering) were quoted by the Daily Mining Gazette. The Keweenaw Report also ran a story previewing the Parade of Nations.


Tara Bal (CFRES/ESC) was quoted by Michigan State University’s Spartan Newsroom in a story about the threat invasive earthworms pose to the Great Lakes Region’s hardwood forests. Fieldwork photos featuring MTU master’s students Shelby Lane-Clark (forest ecology and management) and Manuel Anderson (applied ecology) accompanied the story.


Charles Goodman and Fraser Strome (both COB) were quoted by the Daily Mining Gazette in a story about a Houghton County Courthouse ceremony honoring Goodman, who retired as the 12th Circuit Court judge in April. Goodman’s official portrait was presented at the event.


MLive mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Michigan employers offering student loan payment assistance to employees. The story included student debt outlook data from Handshake, a career management and recruitment app founded by former Huskies.


Arab American News in Dearborn, Michigan, mentioned Michigan Tech as one of the universities participating in a research and development section at the AutoMobili-D technology showcase (AMD) during the Detroit Auto Show’s Technology Days on Sept. 13-14.


9&10 News mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Northern Michigan artists showing their work at ArtPrize, an annual international art competition and cultural event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Laura Songer ’80 (B.S. Biology/Plant Ecology) was one of the artists quoted in the story.

***** and Minnesota’s Star Tribune mentioned Michigan Tech in stories covering the Wild's signing of former Husky forward Jujhar Khaira.


Request for Proposals: Research Excellence Fund

Proposals are being solicited for the Research Excellence Fund (REF) program, an internal award of the Vice President for Research Office.

Proposals must be started and routed for approval in Cayuse by the internal deadline of Sept. 28. Final proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 5, and must be uploaded electronically in Cayuse. This due date will be strictly enforced based on the timestamp marked in the Cayuse system. Early submission is encouraged.

Please note that the program has changed in a number of ways in recent years. Be sure to download the current documents and review the current guidance carefully. Changes implemented this fall include a limit of one REF Research Seed award per principal investigator during their eligibility period; expansion of Scholarship and Creativity Grant eligibility to include teaching faculty; and the addition of an optional presubmission review for compliance with REF guidelines.

For additional information, see the Research Excellence Fund webpage. Questions can be directed to


Call for Presenters: Global and Community Engagement Conference

You are invited 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. Faculty, staff, students and local organizations are invited to share their work, projects or research.

This year's theme is "The Power of Partnerships." Please consider submitting a presentation proposal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Darnishia Morris at

Our purpose is to facilitate these meaningful connections, empowering people to collaborate, exchange ideas and take action on pressing global issues. Through collective efforts, we aspire to leave a positive and lasting impact on communities both near and far. Please consider attending and being a part of the conversation.

The conference will be held Oct. 14 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Lunch will be provided. The conference is open to anyone interested in the development, design and discovery of people and communities — please register using the Participant Registration Form.


Some SDC Facilities Closing for Career Fair

The 2023 Fall Career Fair will be held today (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


Cliff Drive Moving Permanently to One-Way Traffic

Beginning tomorrow (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.

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...


National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) attending the MTU 2023 Fall Career Fair

NGA VISION STATEMENT: Know the Earth ' Show the Way ' Understand the World Come to the NGA booth to learn why NGA is ranked #3 on the 2023 list of 'Top 20 Government Employers...


Career Fair First-Timer Tours

Join us for Career Fair First Timer Tours starting every half hour from 12 to 3 p.m. 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 Look for the sign to the right, right after you get...


FREE Professional Headshots

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the Spring Career Fair. A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on...


MTU Fall 2023 Career Fair Forged by NUCOR

The Michigan Tech Career Fair is one of the largest in the country, bringing more than 400 companies and 2,000 recruiters to campus each year. Our biannual Career Fair is...


Essential Education Kickoff Event

The Essential Education Leadership Team will share our progress and plans for the upcoming year on September 19 at 2:00 p.m. (during the Career Fair Recess). We invite the...


¡La Peña! - Spanish Conversation Hour

La Peña is the Spanish Conversation hour that Modern Languages in the Humanities department hosts twice a month throughout the semester. Come unwind, meet new people, and...


Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Fall 2023 Session 1

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons provides aquatic education for the beginner to the intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the...


Adult Huskies Swim Training Fall 2023 Session 1

Adult Huskies Swim Training provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness...


La Peña Spanish Conversation Hour

La Peña is the Spanish Conversation hour that Modern Languages in the Humanities department hosts twice a month throughout the semester. Come unwind, meet new people, and...


Student Community Meals

Cooked by students, for students this new community meal is always homemade and always free. Enjoy cooking or looking for an outlet to volunteer? Meal prep begins at 5p.m....


Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) Informational Session - MUB Alumni Lounge 107C

Come learn about Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) and our opportunities for employment while enjoying a slice or two of pizza! We will give a short presentation on the company....