Nominations Sought for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

Applications are being accepted for the King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship, a program funded by the state of Michigan. The purpose of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of academically and economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.

Funding may begin in fall 2024. Complete applications received by 4 p.m. on April 9 will receive priority for consideration. Pending availability of funds, applications received will be considered on a rolling basis until the state’s application portal closes on April 30. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit well in advance of the portal closing.

Applicants will complete the following steps:

KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (M.S. students) or $35,000 (Ph.D. students) to pursue their degrees. Funds may be used to support students, including faculty and staff, pursuing degrees at Michigan Tech. For Michigan Tech students, the Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

Complete information about eligibility criteria and materials needed for an application is available on our webpage. Please note that applications will be submitted through the MILogin Citizens Portal. Questions about eligibility or the application procedure can be directed to Debra Charlesworth at

Let's Talk About It: Facilitating Difficult Conversations for Graduate Students

Are you a graduate student interested in developing skills that will assist you in facilitating difficult conversations? Please join us March 5 from 1-3 p.m. for a Facilitating Difficult Conversations workshop.

This in-person workshop is open to all graduate students and includes instruction, practice and discussion with your peers. If you’ve ever wondered how to approach a difficult conversation with your advisor, a peer or roommate, we’ll discuss tips and strategies for getting started in a respectful and professional manner.

​The number of participants is limited to facilitate discussion, so please complete the registration form to save your spot. When you register, you’re expected to attend or let us know if your plans change. You will receive an email reminder before the event, which will confirm the location.

For more information, contact the Graduate School at

Register Now: 2024 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is an original Michigan Tech event that saw its beginnings over 30 years ago under the direction of Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the time.

The tournament will take place April 20 in the SDC Multipurpose Room on six competition courts. The tournament schedule and game schedule are TBD. number of teams registered will determine the number of divisions and the tournament format for each division. The preferred format will be a double-elimination bracket. Tournament brackets will not be available until the day of the tournament.

Tournament Details:

  • Divisions: Boys and girls divisions for grade levels 4-8, JV, Varsity and Men's and Women's Opens.
  • Cost: $120 per team (four players per team)
  • Registration: Open now! Closes Monday, April 8, at 11:59 p.m.

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment. Prizes will be awarded for division champs, and event swag will be available for all participants!

Visit Michigan Tech Recreation's Doghouse Classic Spring 2024 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament page to learn more and sign up.

Nordic Ski Team Wins Third Straight Regional Championship at Tech Trails

The Michigan Tech Nordic ski team saved their best weekend of racing for last. The Huskies claimed their third straight NCAA Central Region Championship with the combined team win and a men's team victory at the Tech Trails over the weekend.

The Michigan Tech coaching staff also earned Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

The men's squad won both days of competition for a point total of 108, with Northern Michigan finishing in second with 99. The women's squad led through day one by a point, but got passed on day two, taking second place with 104 points behind Northern Michigan (106). MTU claimed the combined team title by seven points (212) over NMU (205).

"We're so proud of how the team came to play this weekend, showing up as true champions and skiing their hearts out," head coach Tom Monahan Smith said. "It was really rewarding to see that pay off, and for them to take home the Central Regional title for the men's team as well as the overall team title. We really bounced back strong from conference championships, and I think it was awesome to have such a great weekend from so many student-athletes here at home."

"I want to give a huge shoutout to our coaching staff, who were named men's Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year, which was a deserving honor," Monahan Smith added. "I also want to give a special thanks to the race organizing committee, all the volunteers and parents that came out to support our student-athletes, as well as Michigan Tech Athletics staff for making this event possible with low snow conditions. But, we pulled it off with a real quality event, and owe serious gratitude to all of those that helped make this possible."

Read about individual skiers' performances at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Women's Basketball Records First Road Sweep of the Season

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team earned their first GLIAC road sweep of the season this weekend with victories at Wayne State and Saginaw Valley State.

The Huskies broke three single-game records en route to a 95-75 statement win over the Warriors on Thursday (Feb. 22). MTU shot a jaw-dropping 73.5% to break the single-game best field goal percentage. In addition, Tech lit it up with an astounding 70.8% success rate from beyond the arc, breaking the best 3-point field goal percentage and setting another new record with 17 3-pointers made.

"It's so easy to coach when you make shots — we just made shots," head coach Sam Clayton said. "To break all those records is unreal, because that's a good defensive team. If we can do this against Wayne State, we can do this against anyone in the conference. We need to figure out how to bring this every night. You're not going to shoot that well every night, but the energy and the confidence was great."

The Huskies completed the road sweep with a 70-58 win against the Cardinals on Saturday (Feb. 24), featuring a career-high 23 points scored by guard Isabella Lenz.

"It's awesome for Bella to have scored a career high," Clayton said. "I saw a lot of urgency. There were still too many turnovers, but against that team, that pressures like crazy in the half and full court, it wasn't too bad. I was happy to see our growth from the last time we played them. We were stronger with the ball and got some good back cuts. I feel like we're playing well — and if you take out the Northern game, we've been playing well and our offense has been really efficient."

Michigan Tech moves to 14-10 overall and 10-6 in the GLIAC. The Huskies hold the fourth spot in the league standings.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Men's Basketball Goes 1-1 in Regular Season's Final Road Trip

The Michigan Tech men's basketball team earned a weekend split in their final road trip of the regular season.

The Huskies' saw their three-game win streak snapped by Wayne State in a 75-61 setback at the Wayne State Fieldhouse on Thursday (Feb. 22).

"We weren't ready to play. I thought we had pretty good energy, and then we didn't guard anyone," head coach Josh Buettner said. "(In the) second half, I thought we guarded better and started competing on defense — and it got better in the second half, but they felt like they could get to the rim at will against us, and they pretty much did."

MTU held off a storming Saginaw Valley team, escaping the Cardinals 84-79 on Saturday (Feb. 24).

"I liked the way we fought defensively," Buettner said. "It was a team effort, but I liked the way Nate (Abel) and Dan (Gherezgher) did a good job and got after (SVSU's) Toodles (Seal) and Freddie (McIntosh) — I know they got their points, but they had to work for them. Peyton (LaCombe) gave us seven big points, and there were a lot of guys stepping up. It's the same word I've used all along: consistency. Tonight, we made some shots early — and when the shots are going in, we've got a pretty good squad."

Michigan Tech rises to 10-15 overall and 7-9 in the GLIAC. The Huskies stand seventh in the league with two games to play.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Hockey Sweeps Falcons with Friday Shutout, Saturday Comeback

Michigan Tech hockey swept Bowling Green in their final road trip of regular-season play, earning their first six-point CCHA sweep of the season. The Huskies scored 10 goals from nine different players on the weekend.

The Huskies began with a dominant 7-0 shutout victory on Friday (Feb. 23). Six different Huskies scored on the night, and Blake Pietila recorded his school-record 22nd career shutout with 28 saves at the Slater Family Ice Arena.

"We had a depleted lineup tonight, but everyone bought in and did their job," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "I love the way the defense played and loved the way the forwards transitioned the puck. We didn't let up. The week off certainly helped us."

MTU completed the sweep with a 3-1 comeback victory over the Falcons on Saturday (Feb. 24).

"It would've been easy to feel sorry for ourselves after we got down 1-0," Shawhan said. "We were tired, hurt and banged up, and struggled in the second period, but we found grit and took the game over. We played off of our defense and got some good looks at the net. I'm just extremely proud of the group — and also the guys that aren't here who have been working hard to help us get ready to play. These were six huge points."

The Huskies improve to 14-13-6 and 11-9-2 in the CCHA, and will head into the final weekend of the regular season tied for third in the standings with St. Thomas.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday (Feb. 27)
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ
• Men's Tennis vs. Lynn, Noon
• Women's Tennis vs. Lynn, Noon

Thursday (Feb. 29)
• Men's Tennis vs. Florida Southern, Noon
• Women's Tennis vs. Florida Southern, Noon
• Women's Basketball vs. Davenport, 5:30 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops
• Men's Basketball vs. Davenport, 7:30 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops

Friday (March 1)
• Men's Tennis vs. Charleston (W.V.), 9:30 a.m.
• Women's Tennis vs. Charleston (W.V.), 9:30 a.m.
• Blue Line Club Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.
• Hockey vs. St. Thomas, 7:07 p.m. at MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHockey

Saturday (March 2)
• Women's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State, 1 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops
• Men's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State, 3 p.m. at SDC Gym on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops
• Hockey vs. St. Thomas, 6:07 p.m. at MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHockey


Athletics News
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Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, Feb. 27, 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.

Dispatcher, Public Safety and Police Services (UAW posting Feb. 27 to March 4, 2024 — external applicants are encouraged to apply; however, internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). Apply online.

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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

Paul van Susante (ME-EM) and emeriti faculty members Stephen Hackney (MSE), Sheila Milligan (COB) and Tony Rogers (ChE) were mentioned by the Daily Mining Gazette in coverage of Michigan Tech’s Board of Trustees meeting last Friday (Feb. 23). The board approved housing cost increases for 2024-25, heard van Susante present on the Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab, recognized Hackney for 38 years of service and granted emeriti status to Milligan and Rogers. The story was picked up by the Mining Journal and Iron Mountain Daily News.


Professor Emeritus Wayne Pennington (GMES) was quoted by Utah’s Salt Lake Tribune in a story about issues surrounding a proposed 90-acre water reuse reservoir in Ivins, near the state’s southwestern border.


Jennifer Julien ’12 ’15 (B.S. Civil Engineering, M.S. Environmental Engineering) was profiled by DBusiness as one of three new members of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association’s board of directors.

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