Sign Up for Spring Semester Library Sessions

Are you prepping your syllabus and course calendar for the upcoming semester? Ask us to arrange a course integrated library session or develop materials for your students. When you reach out to set up a session, a librarian will work with you to design a session customized to help your students complete assignments and and develop critical information literacy skills.

Not sure if a library session is right for you? Here are some of the wide range of topics we can explore:

  • Finding, citing and evaluating peer-reviewed research for a paper
  • Accessing and using disciplinary sources (technical standards, patents, multimedia, datasets)
  • Scoping an information need
  • Using information ethically
  • Searching careers, industries and employers (collaboration with Career Services)

If you are interested in scheduling a library session or talking with a librarian about possible instruction support, fill out our Request Library or Archives Instruction Form today.

We are so excited to work with you this spring!

MTU Wellness 360 Deadline Approaching

Remember to complete your MTU Wellness 360 Incentive 2023 Checklist Google form with the activities you completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2023, to earn up to $450 in health incentives for benefits-eligible employees.

Tuesday (Jan. 9) at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit your MTU Wellness 360 Incentive 2023 Checklist for the 2023 reporting period. The 2023 payout incentives will be available in late February.

Questions? Contact the Benefits Office at or call 906-487-2517.

Spring 2024 Aquatics Programs: Register Now!

Registration now for spring aquatics programs!

The first session starts next week (the week of Jan. 8)!

Questions? Contact Aquatics Manager Annie Bengry at or 906-487-2995.

Ticket Sales Open for Spring HuskiesFit Programs

Whether you're looking forward to the return of a familiar favorite or something new to jostle your routine, HuskiesFit Programs has you covered with a wide range of group fitness classes six days a week.

Take advantage of the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card and get the flexibility you need with the variety you want. Available in an eight- or 16-punch card, the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card is good for one year from the date of purchase. Classes included on the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card are free to SDC access holders (minimum one-month).

The following session classes are also open for registration (please note these classes are not included with the Ultimate Punch Card).

Classes start next week! Visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs for more information.

Jack Works, Blake Pietila, Chase Pietila Sweep CCHA Weekly Awards

Three Michigan Tech hockey players are CCHA Players of the Week.

Jack Works is the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week, Blake Pietila is the CCHA Goaltender of the Week, and Chase Pietila is the CCHA Defenseman and Rookie of the Week.

Works was named the MVP of the 57th Great Lakes Invitational after netting a hat trick in the championship game against No. 7 Michigan State.

Blake Pietila was named to the GLI All-Tournament Team after backstopping the Huskies to their 12th title. The fifth-year goaltender made a career-high 54 saves in the championship game and then stopped all three tries in the shootout by the Spartans.

Chase Pietila was named to the GLI All-Tournament Team after registering three assists in the tournament: the first on the third-period game-tying goal against Alaska in the semifinal, the second on the semifinal overtime game-winner, and the third on the game-tying goal in the championship game.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

GLI Champs! Hockey Earns Shootout Win in Championship Game

Michigan Tech hockey won the 57th Great Lakes Invitational (GLI) with a 3-3 tie and shootout win over No. 7 Michigan State last Friday (Dec. 29) at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tournament MVP Jack Works had a hat trick and All-Tournament Team goaltender Blake Pietila stopped a career-high 54 shots.

"Very proud of our guys," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "We battled and got a great goaltending performance. We had a lot of guys step up, especially Worksy with the hat trick."

The Huskies advanced to the championship game with a comeback win last Thursday (Dec. 28) in their GLI semifinal. Tech overcame a two-goal third-period deficit and defeated Alaska 3-2 in overtime. Ryland Mosley scored the first two goals and Logan Pietila scored the game-winner.

"Very proud of the way we played the game without some key members of our team," Shawhan said. "We got better as the game went on. We got some really key plays at critical times from our leaders, and we got good goaltending."

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Nordic Ski Trio Makes CCSA Podium at US Nationals

The Michigan Tech Nordic ski team completed day one of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Nationals Championships in Midway, Utah, with three podium finishes among the CCSA race held Tuesday (Jan. 2): Skylar Patten won the men's race, followed by Wes Campbell in second; and Anabel Needham placed third in the women's race.

"Today counted for both CCSA and NCAA qualifiers, and the highlight of the day was Skylar Patten taking the win for CCSA in the men's race — his first classic race win for CCSA, which was an awesome thing for him to celebrate," head coach Tom Monahan Smith said. "Wes Campbell also made the podium with a second-place finish — so it was great to have two Huskies on the podium, especially in classic distance, which hasn't traditionally been our strong suit. On the women's side, Anabel Needham for the third CCSA podium. At large, it was not our strongest day, but we have three more races to come and I believe we're just going to get better each race."

The Huskies will continue U.S. Nationals with the Skate Sprint today (Jan. 4) and the Skate Mass Start (20km Sr/10km Jr) tomorrow (Jan. 5), then conclude the event with the Classic Sprint on Sunday (Jan. 7).

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Men's Basketball Traveling Downstate to Resume GLIAC Play

The Michigan Tech men's basketball team returns to conference play on the road, taking on Grand Valley State at 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 4) and Davenport at 3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 6).

Listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or online at or Fans can also watch a livestream of the contests on FloHoops (a subscription is required — discounts are available for students).

The Huskies entered the new year on a two-game win streak following their defeat of Algoma 85-48 at the SDC Gymnasium last Saturday (Dec. 30).

The Huskies led wire-to-wire, with the nation's second-best scorer, Marcus Tomashek, starting things off with a 3-pointer off the opening tip.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Women's Basketball Resuming GLIAC Play at No. 1 GVSU, Davenport

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team returns from the holiday break and takes to the road to resume GLIAC play.

The Huskies' first stop is tonight (Jan. 4) in Allendale, Michigan, for a 6 p.m. tilt against Grand Valley State before heading to Davenport for a 1 p.m. tipoff Saturday (Jan. 6).

Listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or online at or Fans can also watch a livestream of the contests on FloHoops (a subscription is required — discounts are available for students).

Read the preview at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024

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 I – Civil Engineer, Michigan Tech Research Institute. Apply online.
Contact: Michelle Wienert

Assistant Director of Residence Education, Residential Education and Housing 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 the News

Simon Carn (GMES) was quoted by in a story about NASA’s satellite imagery of the eruption of Iceland's Svartsengi volcano.


Zhanping You (CEGE) was pictured in the Iron Mountain Daily News alongside a story about the completion of road projects in 2023 in Dickinson County, with some roads resurfaced using a mix of recycled tire rubber and asphalt.


Jay Meldrum (TCRC) was quoted by Governing in a story about a community solar project being undertaken by the residents of Beaver Island, Michigan.


Emeritus Research Professor Charles Kerfoot (BioSci) was quoted by Undark in a story about Buffalo Reef — a high-value fish spawning ground in Grand Traverse Bay threatened by 2.4 million tons of mine tailings, aka stamp sands.


Professor Emeritus Ted Bornhorst (GMES) was quoted by MLive in a story about the start of construction on a copper mine in Gogebic County. The Copperwood Mine project is located next door to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.


BELT Magazine published a transcript of a Points North podcast episode featuring Emily Schwiebert (VPOL), who guided a search for a ghost town in the Keweenaw Peninsula.


The Daily Mining Gazette published a story written by Michigan Tech Ph.D. students Gabriel Ahrendt (geophysics) and Elise Rosky (physics) about Michigan Tech’s delegation to the UN climate change conference, known as the 28th Conference of the Parties or COP28, held Nov. 30 to Dec. 12 in Dubai, U.A.E.


96.1 WXER-FM in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, mentioned the Michigan Tech Jazz Band as one of the top nine things happening in the area this weekend. The band will perform at 3 Sheeps Taproom in Sheboygan at 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 7).


USA Today and Yahoo! News referenced Michigan Tech’s Earthquake Magnitude Scale in stories about a 1.7-magnitude earthquake felt in the New York City borough of Queens early on Tuesday (Jan. 2). The BBC and Yahoo! News also referenced the scale in coverage of a second Tuesday quake with a 2.5 magnitude, which occurred north of the town of Buxton in the U.K.’s Peak District.


The Mining Journal picked up a Michigan Tech News press release about a $5 million grant awarded to Michigan Tech by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation for renovations to the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building.


The Keweenaw Report picked up Michigan Tech’s Stories from Husky Nation feature about Jessica Elwell ’02 ’03 (B.S. M.S. Chemical Engineering) and the creation of the first miniature solid oxide electrolyzer, a device that can produce oxygen on Mars.


WLUC TV6 and the Keweenaw Report covered the announcement of a collaboration between Michigan Tech and Revex Technologies focused on MTU’s research into battery recycling and metal refining technology and Revex’s goals of processing recycled materials.


The Keweenaw Report previewed Innovation Week at Michigan Tech, being hosted by Pavlis Honors College from Jan. 22-26.


The Rink Live, WLUC TV6 and the Keweenaw Report covered Michigan Tech hockey’s Jack Works, Blake Pietila and Chase Pietila being named CCHA Players of the Week.


The Rink Live, WLUC TV6, Daily Mining Gazette, Lansing’s 6 News, Kalamazoo’s News Channel 3 and Grand Rapids’ Fox 17 News covered Michigan Tech hockey’s victory in the 57th Great Lakes Invitational championship game.


CTL: Instructor Appreciation Event

Event Details:

  • What: CTL: Instructor Appreciation Event
  • When: Friday, Jan. 5, from 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Library 219

We are delighted to invite Michigan Tech instructors and academic staff to the upcoming Instructor Appreciation Event hosted by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Join us tomorrow (Jan. 5), anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., at the CTL offices in the Van Pelt and Opie Library (Library 219).

Our event is designed with an open-house vibe, allowing you the flexibility to drop in whenever it suits your schedule. Take this opportunity to meet the fantastic CTL team, explore the resources and services they offer, tour the Testing Center and indulge in some delightful refreshments.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just curious about what we do, we’d love to have you there. Please visit the Center for Teaching and Learning Blog for more details.

For any questions or to discuss accessibility requests, feel free to give us a call at 906-487-3000.


GLAS Spring 2024 Schedule Now Available

The Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) spring 2024 schedule is now available, and international graduate students are welcome to visit Admin 405 to sign up on the paper schedule. GLAS has discontinued online scheduling.

GLAS is a free program designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their English oral communication skills. Visit our webpage for more information.

Today's Campus Events

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5-Day Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

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Research Day 2024: Strategic Partnerships

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course

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(Women's Basketball) Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State

Women's Basketball: Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State, GVSU Fieldhouse Arena - Allendale, Mich.


(Men's Basketball) Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State

Men's Basketball: Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State, Fieldhouse Arena - Allendale, Mich.


US Cross Country Ski National Championships (Midway, Utah)

US Cross Country Ski National Championships (Midway, Utah)