Diversity Literacy Online Training Courses for Spring 2024

Diversity Literacy Online Workshop training (DLOW) for spring 2024 is open for registration with spots available in all spring courses. Faculty should use the online registration form and please allow 24-48 hours for processing.

Spring is a good time to do the training and refresher courses to be prepared to serve on committees in the fall. Fall DLOW courses tend to fill up very fast. Completing the course now in the spring avoids registration crunches in the fall.

DLOW is part of Michigan Tech's ongoing commitment to faculty diversity in building a supportive campus climate. Successful completion of DLOW is required to serve on faculty hiring and tenure promotion committees. The workshop is organized as a three-week asynchronous online course in Canvas (with two to three hours of work per week) covering legal aspects of hiring and promotion processes, building literacy in recognizing unconscious bias, and cultivating diversity-centered practices. For those who have already taken the full three-week diversity literacy course, a one-week refresher course is required every four years. See the Diversity Training Status page for more information and a list of current training status for all faculty.

The workshop dates are listed below and can also be found on the training website.

Please note: Starting in 2023-24, DLOW and the refresher now include the content formerly delivered separately as the Faculty Legal Aspects Training course. Course participants will receive the same content, but it is now integrated into a single comprehensive course. The Legal Aspects Review for Faculty Search Committees will still be required each time a member joins a search committee.

If you have any questions about DLOW, contact Diversity Literacy Online Workshop Administrator Sarah Fayen Scarlett at sfscarle@mtu.edu.

DLOW dates for spring 2024:

Spring Refresher 1
Jan. 15-22 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Spring Full Course
Jan. 29-Feb 26 — Diversity Literacy Full Course

Spring Refresher 2
March 11-18 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Academic Departments Invited to Join Mind Trekkers in Green Bay

The Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) would like to invite all Michigan Tech academic departments to join us at the upcoming Mind Trekkers festival in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Feb. 15 and 16. The event will host an expected 2,000 middle school students, sparking their curiosity and showcasing education and career opportunities.

Departments participating in the event would host a brief hands-on demonstration for the students to engage with and have the opportunity to showcase their programs and future career opportunities.

To learn more, please reach out to Jannah Tumey at jrtumey@mtu.edu.

Spring 2024 Career Fair

The Spring 2024 Career Fair will be held on Feb. 13 at the Student Development Complex. We are excited about the many opportunities the Career Fair provides our students. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we appreciate your cooperation and patience as we prepare for this great event.

Registration for students is open on Handshake. Career Services will be hosting a number of prep workshops for students throughout January and February. More details can be found on Handshake and our website, and will be sent weekly via Handshake email.

Looking for Final Judges for Royalty Coronation

As Winter Carnival is quickly approaching, the Royalty Committee of Blue Key National Honor Society is looking for faculty and staff participation in this year's Royalty Competition.

Any and all faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer to be a finalist judge for the Royalty Competition. The Royalty Committee is looking for an additional 3-5 finalist judges.

Being a finalist judge includes judging on Jan. 21 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending around noon on the first floor of Fisher Hall. Lunch will be provided. In addition, as a finalist judge, it is pertinent that you attend the talent/stage appearance on Feb. 3 during the Royalty Coronation at 7 p.m.

If you are interested and able to commit, please send an email to bkqueens@mtu.edu with your information by Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

Thank you!

Women's Basketball Back Home, Facing Ferris State, Lake Superior State

For the first time in over a month, the Michigan Tech women's basketball team returns to the SDC Gymnasium to continue GLIAC play.

The Huskies are welcoming No. 11 Ferris State today (Jan. 11) at 5:30 p.m. and Lake Superior State on Saturday (Jan. 13) at 1 p.m.

Listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or online at TheMix93.com or Pasty.net. 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.

Men's Basketball Taking on Bulldogs, Lakers at SDC Gym

The Michigan Tech men's basketball team returns to the SDC Gymnasium this week to continue the conference slate.

The Huskies welcome No. 12 Ferris State today (Jan. 11) at 7:30 p.m. and Lake Superior State at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 13).

Listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or online at TheMix93.com or Pasty.net. 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.

New Funding

Snehamoy Chatterjee (GMES/CAMS) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that received a $19,999 research and development contract from Virginia Tech University.

The project is titled "Measurement of in-situ geomechanical properties using hydraulic techniques."

This is a potential two-year project.


Cassy Tefft de Muñoz (CEO) is the PI on a project that received a $418,629 other sponsored activities grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The project is titled "TRIO Upward Bound."

In the News

Dean of Students Kellie Raffaelli and undergraduate Joe Dlugos were quoted by WLUC TV6 in coverage of the start of Michigan Tech’s spring 2024 semester. The story mentioned the Huskies Pep Band candlelight vigil for Kenny Bragg and the delay of Winter Carnival snow statue construction until Sunday (Jan. 14) due to the recent lack of snow. More info from Dlugos about the delay was run by the Keweenaw Report.


Kristin Brzeski (CFRES) was mentioned by the Beaumont Enterprise of Beaumont, Texas, in a story about a town hall meeting yesterday (Jan. 10) in Galveston, Texas, relating to Galveston Island’s unique population of ghost wolves — coyotes with a significant amount of DNA from the critically endangered red wolf.


WJMN Local 3 and the Keweenaw Report picked up a Huskies Pep Band Facebook post about the candlelight vigil for Kenny Bragg, held yesterday (Jan. 10) at the Husky Statue.


WLUC TV6 mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the benefits and assistance the MTEC SmartZone in Houghton offers to aspiring entrepreneurs in the Western Upper Peninsula.


UPWord picked up 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.


AI Working Group Seeks Feedback

The provost's Artificial Intelligence Working Group at Michigan Tech is charged with identifying ways in which we can best prepare students for a workforce in which artificial intelligence (AI) will be omnipresent.

In working toward this charge, we invite your comments and reflections on AI and the curriculum. We've prepared a short survey and would like to hear from faculty and staff about your current engagement with AI tools.

Take the survey.

For any questions or additional feedback to the committee, feel free to contact either Holly Hassel at hjhassel@mtu.edu or Shane Oberloier at swoberlo@mtu.edu.


CEO Hosting Planning and Paying for College Event

The Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) is hosting a Planning and Paying for College event on Wednesday (Jan. 17) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building. This is a free, family-friendly event. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Please view our event flyer for more information.

For details and to register, visit our Planning and Paying for College - Registration form. The registration deadline has been extended to Tuesday (Jan. 16).


Of Quartz We're Open!

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and gift shop are back from winter break, resuming normal business hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the museum for Michigan Tech students, staff and faculty is waived with a Tech ID.

Happy New Year!


ChE Seminar Series Speaker: Jude Okolie

Jude Okolie will present as part of the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) Research Series today (Jan. 11) at 10 a.m. in person in Chem Sci 101 or virtually via Zoom.

Okolie will present "Integrated Biomass Conversion Processes: Advances in computational and experimental approach."

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.

Okolie is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma.


C3 is Back! Today's Menu

Menu for Thursday (Jan. 11):

  • Jerk Chicken Breast with Pineapple Salsa (AG, AD)
  • Coconut Ceviche (Vegetarian, AG, AD)
  • Spanish Rice (AG, AD)
  • Garden Salad (Vegan)
  • Cuban Black Beans (Vegan, AG, AD)
  • Tortillas (Contain Gluten)

C3 is back! Join Carved and Crafted Catering for this week's C3 Luncheon, held 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 or redeemed in the Memorial Union Office (MUB 101).

We will be incorporating new food icons moving forward. Please follow the guide listed below and you will see these included into our menus and used in dining facilities across campus.

AG = Avoiding Gluten
AD = Avoiding Dairy
VG = Vegan
V = Vegetarian

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