Introducing the Employee Giving Campaign

The Campus Campaign has a new name — the Employee Giving Campaign.

Offering faculty and staff the opportunity to invest in any scholarship, department, program or project at the University, the Employee Giving Campaign is all about fostering unity and active involvement among MTU employees.

Embodying our collective commitment to Tech’s mission, participating in the Employee Giving Campaign sends a powerful message that we believe in Michigan Tech and the Huskies we serve daily. Every contribution, no matter its size, holds the power to make a significant impact in the areas that matter most to you.

This year, consider making your gift through payroll deduction, or make an outright gift using a debit/credit card, PayPal or Venmo.

Thank you to those who have already made a gift this year, and to the many faculty and staff who make a gift to Michigan Tech every year. If you aren’t sure about the status or amount of your current deduction, check your latest pay stub or contact Gisele at or 906-487-3614 for further assistance. Updates to payroll deductions can be made via the Payroll Deduction Form.

Visit the Employee Giving Campaign website to learn more.

2024 Archaeology Field School Info Session Today

Are you looking for some summer credits but don’t want to sit in a classroom? Then join us next week to learn about our 2024 MTU Archaeology Field School!

We will be holding an info session in Walker 120A today (Nov. 14) between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

This summer, we will be exploring both ancient and 19th century copper mining archaeology at the Delaware Mine site on the Keweenaw Peninsula during our seven-week 2024 Summer Track B program. You will learn all the field skills of the modern archaeologist, including survey, testing, excavation and digital recording techniques. You will also get a taste of public archaeology as we share our finds with the community. In addition, we will tour a number of other historical and archaeological sites in the Keweenaw that place our own site in the broader context of ancient and historical human activity in the Lake Superior region.

Enrollment is limited and the remaining slots will fill up quickly, so visit the field school website and submit our short application form today!

University Senate Meeting 693

The University Senate will convene Meeting 693 at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 15) 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 693.

Card Services Upgrade on Monday

A Card Services production system maintenance window will take place on Monday (Nov. 20) from 9-11 a.m.

During this time, CS Gold access readers, meal readers and access to some Keywatcher Kiosk rooms will work in their offline mode. After the maintenance is complete, transactions will be uploaded back into CS Gold.

The following services will be affected:

  • website
  • Mobile Readers
  • Vending Readers
  • Dining Point of Sale Systems
  • Husky Print

If you have any questions or concerns about this maintenance window, we can help. Contact us at or call 7-1111.

Opening Tonight: 'Anatomy of Gray'

Michigan Tech Theatre invites you on an extraordinary journey through the murky waters of love, loss and healing in the 19th century with "Anatomy of Gray," written by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by Patricia Helsel (VPA). Get your tickets to the heartwarming four-show run presented by Michigan Tech Theatre in the McArdle Theatre. This is the Theatre Division’s first play of the season, and shows begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly, tonight (Nov. 14) through Friday (Nov. 17).

“Powerful and poignant... as thought-provoking and touching as it was humorous and charming.” — Rick Wyman, Lyric Arts

When her father dies, a girl from the small Indiana town of Gray prays for a healer so that no one will ever suffer again. The next thing she knows, a man claiming to be a doctor blows into town in a hot air balloon. But can this “doctor” keep illness at bay?

Curious if you know someone in the show? View the cast, production team and more in the digital program.

Show Details:

  • When: Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 14-17, nightly at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: McArdle Theatre
  • Tickets: Pay As You’re Able ($15 full ticket fee). Student Rush is included with the Experience Tech fee. Get Tickets.

BioMed Seminar Series Speaker: Amirhossein Arzani

The next guest speaker in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BioMed) Seminar Series will present Friday (Nov. 17) at 2:30 p.m. in person in M&M 610 and virtually via Zoom.

Amirhossein Arzani from the University of Utah will present "Machine Learning in Blood Flow Modeling: From No Data to Large Data."

Read the abstract and speaker bio at the University Events Calendar.

Volleyball Hands Bulldogs First Home Loss, Falls to Lakers

The Michigan Tech volleyball team closed their regular season on the road this weekend with a huge victory against Ferris State and a loss to Lake Superior State.

The Huskies stormed back from a 2-0 deficit for a key 3-2 GLIAC victory at Ferris State on Friday (Nov. 10). The Huskies won 15-25, 23-25, 25-22, 26-24 and 15-12 to hand the Bulldogs their first home GLIAC loss of the season and pick up MTU's first victory in Big Rapids in 14 years.

"What a great comeback for our Huskies," Tech coach Matt Jennings said after his first win in Big Rapids. "I couldn't be more proud of this group than I am right now, especially the way we fought back into the match. Ferris is a good team that doesn't lose a lot at home. For us to be down two sets and on their court and win is a testament to our team's character and unwillingness to quit."

Tech fell 3-2 at Lake Superior State on Saturday (Nov. 11) in their regular season finale. The Huskies lost the first set, and the teams traded sets from there, with MTU falling 15-8 in the fifth.

Tech clinched the No. 4 seed in the GLIAC Tournament and will host fifth-seeded Northern Michigan tomorrow (Nov. 15) in a quarterfinal matchup.

"This weekend pretty well encapsulated this whole season," Jennings said. "We reverse sweep a nationally ranked team on the road and come out and drop the ball against a team fighting to make the conference tournament. Credit to Coach Zach and his team. They played very well and scored a ton of points against us. We could not stop them when we needed to and came out sluggish for reasons, I'm not sure of."

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Women's Basketball Starts Season 2-0 at Home

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team started their season 2-0, sweeping opening weekend at the SDC Gymnasium.

Three Huskies scored in double figures in MTU's 76-57 season-opening win against William Jewell on Friday (Nov. 10), day one of the GLIAC/GLVC Crossover at the SDC Gymnasium.

"We're happy to get a win to start the season," said head coach Sam Clayton. "We didn't know what was going to happen with William Jewell — they got a new head coach and it was pretty evident in the first quarter. We didn't know how we were guarding certain actions, but I thought our girls adjusted well after, and we were able to slow them down in the second and third quarter."

Six Huskies tallied double-figure scoring in Tech's 83-64 win over Lewis on Saturday (Nov. 11).

"I was really proud of the way our team just came out and competed every possession," Clayton said. "I was really happy to see the urgency that we talk about quite often. Tessa (Leece) and Emma (Anderson) crushed it tonight — this is the most confident I've seen them play and they were both instrumental in this win."

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Hockey Splits CCHA Opening Series with Beavers

Michigan Tech hockey split their CCHA opening series against Bemidji State at the Sanford Center.

The Huskies won their CCHA opener 4-2 at Bemidji State on Friday (Nov. 10), picking up a third straight victory. Arvid Caderoth was in on all four goals, with two goals and two assists. Lauri Raiman and Jack Works also scored.

"We played a good third period even though we had those penalties," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "I'm happy for Arvid. There's no one that puts in more effort and time than he does. His line got all four goals tonight."

MTU lost 6-4 at Bemidji State on Saturday (Nov. 11). The Huskies held a 4-0 lead in the second period before surrendering six straight.

"We had trouble getting the puck out of our zone. We obviously need to work on defending," Shawhan said. "I give Bemidji a ton of credit. They got after it and got on top of our D."

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Men's Basketball Begins Season with Hard-Fought Losses

The Michigan Tech men's basketball team began their season with two losses in contests that could easily have fallen the other way.

The Huskies were unable to hold off a late-game push by Missouri S&T, ultimately falling short of victory at the JustAGame Crossover on Saturday (Nov. 11). 

"I thought we competed hard today but came up short in the end," head coach Josh Buettner said. "S&T is a good team and attacked hard. We needed to make them work a little harder defensively on a few possessions but the effort was there."

Again against Upper Iowa, MTU was in a one-possession affair late in the game before resorting to fouls to ultimately fall to the Peacocks in a high-scoring battle, 93-87, on Sunday (Nov. 12).

"It really stings losing a pair with how hard we competed this weekend," Buettner said.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Football Bested by Cardinals 38-21 on Senior Day

The Michigan Tech football team was outlasted by Saginaw Valley State 38-21 on Saturday (Nov. 11) at Kearly Stadium.

"I was proud of our efforts but the game didn't go the way we wanted it to," head coach Dan Mettlach said. "I was proud of the effort. I thought the guys played hard, I just thought there were too many mistakes to beat a team like that. We had a tough time on third downs as well — it was a recipe for things not going our way."

With the loss, the Huskies concluded their 2023 campaign. The Senior Day game recognized the careers of 14 Michigan Tech seniors who leave a notable mark on the football program.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday (Nov. 14)
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM

Wednesday (Nov. 15)
• Volleyball vs. Northern Michigan at SDC Gym, 6 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM & FloSports

Thursday (Nov. 16)
• Women's Basketball vs. Southwest Minnesota State, 5:30 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM & FloSports

Friday (Nov. 17)
• Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:07 p.m. at MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM & FloHockey

Saturday (Nov. 18)
• Volleyball at GLIAC Semifinal, TBD
• Men's Basketball vs. Missouri St. Louis, 1 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM & FloSports
• Hockey vs. Ferris State, 6:07 p.m. at MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM & FloHockey

Sunday (Nov. 19)
• Volleyball at GLIAC Championship, TBD
• Women's Basketball vs. Ashland, 1 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ-FM & FloSports


Athletics News
Read more in the MTU Athletics weekly update.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 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.

Operation & Compliance Coordinator, Financial Aid. Apply online.

Department Coordinator, Applied Computing. Apply online.
Contact: Vicky Roy

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

Rolf Peterson (CFRES) was quoted by Michigan State University’s Spartan Newsroom in a story discussing whether a wolf hunt should be allowed in Michigan if the species is removed from the federal endangered species list. The story was picked up by Bridge Michigan and the Mining Journal.


Richelle Winkler (SS) was mentioned by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story about Wisconsin’s aging population of deer hunters. The story referenced a 2007 study co-authored by Winkler that projected the rate of decline in gun deer hunting.


Power Engineering International picked up an announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office of the first-round winners for the Innovating Distributed Embedded Energy Prize (InDEEP) — including a joint team from Michigan Tech and Arizona State University.


GlobeNewswire mentioned deep brain stimulation research being conducted at Michigan Tech in a story about a study estimating that the worth of the global brain implants market will exceed $17 billion by 2030.


The Hamtramck Review published a guest editorial about Michigan Tech, Wayne State University and the Hamtramck Historical Museum’s cooperative historic spatial archaeology project, the Hamtramck Explorer. The editorial urged people of all ages to write down “the stories of their lives” to contribute to the project.


WLUC TV6 and WNMU-FM covered more than $3.4 million in economic development funds awarded to MTEC SmartZone — part of over $73 million in support for state entrepreneurial hubs announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Another recipient was Michigan Tech partner 20Fathoms in Traverse City, per the Ticker.


PhD Defense: Soheil Sepahyar, CS

Ph.D. student Soheil Sepahyar (computer science) will present his final oral examination, aka defense, tomorrow (Nov. 15) at 1 p.m. in Rekhi 101 and via Zoom webinar.

The title of Sepahyar’s defense is “The Impact of Pre-Experiment Walking on Distance Perception in VR.”

Sepahyar’s doctoral advisor is Associate Professor Scott Kuhl (CS).

Join the Zoom webinar.

Read the defense abstract on the Computing News Blog.


TIAA Live Webinar: 'Invest for Success: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement Strategy'

If you are in or near your peak earning years, move beyond the basics to build a secure retirement. This Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) webinar includes info on adopting a saving lifestyle, avoiding pitfalls that can sabotage your saving and planning carefully before retiring.

The webinar will be held tomorrow (Nov. 15) at noon.

Reserve your spot at


Upcoming Training in the MUB

Michigan Tech's Department of Public Safety and Police Services would like to remind the campus community of training sessions occurring in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) conference rooms today, tomorrow and Thursday (Nov. 14, 15 and 16) from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. each day.

The training being held tomorrow and Wednesday is “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Threat.” Its goal is to guide nontraditional first responders in various ways to respond to an active threat incident. While an active shooter threat is something none of us would like to have to think about, we need to be prepared in order to keep ourselves and our community safe.

The training being held Thursday is an instructor certification course for instructor applicants only.

During the training times, you may hear loud noises that simulate gunshots and/or people shouting. These sounds are a standard part of the training and are not cause for concern. Signage will be put up around the MUB during the training times as a reminder.

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Deputy Chief Reid DeVoge at


Rotaract Club Card Decorating

The Michigan Tech Rotaract Club is hosting a Thanksgiving Card Decorating Event today (Nov. 14) from 6-7 p.m. in the Makerspace of the MUB.

Please feel free to join us for this fun event.


Call for Proposals: Summer Youth Programs 2024

Did you know that nearly 10% of students on campus have been through Summer Youth Programs (SYP) at some point in their middle or high school careers?

Each year SYP works with campus departments to welcome nearly 1,000 students from around the world to campus and for high-impact educational experiences. This year we’re looking to expand the representation of campus departments! If you or your department have been considering engaging with students in grades 6-11 for outreach, this is a great opportunity to spark curiosity, help students explore their interests, and make an impact.

SYP 2024 will run weeklong sessions for five weeks (departments need not participate in every session) from June 16 to July 26, 2024, with no programs the week of July 4. To set up a meeting to discuss your ideas with SYP staff, please email by Friday (Nov. 17).


GSG 3MT Competition Winners

The GSG 2023 3MT competition was held last Thursday (Nov. 9) in the Forestry Atrium. We are pleased to share the winners of this year's competition.

  • First Place: Gustavo Bejar Lopez (geological and mining engineering and sciences)
  • Second Place: Ellianna Sempek (biological sciences)
  • People's Choice: Cody Tuftee (biomedical engineering)

Gustavo Bejar Lopez will represent Michigan Tech at the regional competition and will compete for a spot at the national and international 3MT competitions.

Thank you to all of the graduate students who participated and to our faculty and staff judges. Please check our GSG YouTube channel for recordings of the event.

Today's Campus Events

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Join Husky Innovate as we celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day with esteemed guest speaker Carolyn Yarina. This event is open to the community. Time: 11:00 - 12:30...


MATLAB Workshop

Free MATLAB Workshop! Women in Physics is hosting a MATLAB workshop that is available to anyone who is interested. It is a 7 week course that will begin with the basic...


Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Fall 2023 Session 3

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 3

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...


College of Business Information Session

Michigan Tech's College of Business is excited to meet you! Join us to hear current students share more about the college, the majors offered, and answer any questions you may...


Anatomy of Gray Presented by Michigan Tech Theatre

“Powerful and poignant... as thought-provoking and touching as it was humorous and charming.” – Rick Wyman, Lyric Arts When her father dies, a girl from the small Indiana...