Category Archives: Peace Corps

Peace Corps Information Session Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Peace Corps Information Session
Tue, March 24, 5pm – 6pm
MUB Alumni Lounge B

Peace Corps Information Session March 24 by Kari Henquinet, director, Michigan Tech PCMI Program Peace Corps volunteers are making a difference all over the world in education, health and the environment. Stop by this information session to learn more about the benefits of service and how you can live, work and learn overseas. For more information, contact Brett Heimann at 312-353-8680 or bheimann@peacecorps.gov.


Peace Corps Information Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Interesting in joining the Peace Corps? Come to an information session with Peace Corps recruiter Brett Heimann on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Fisher 125 to hear what it is like to serve in the Peace Corps. You will also learn about degree options available with Peace Corps Master’s International, which combines Peace Corps service with a master’s degree and is offered in 10 Michigan Tech departments.


Retirement Party for Brad Baltensperger April 30, 2014

Brad Baltensperger
Brad Baltensperger

Brad Baltensperger, chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and professor of geography, is retiring after 40 years at Michigan Tech. The campus community is invited to attend his retirement party on Wednesday, April 30, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Memorial Union Ballroom A2. Please join the department in celebrating his career and wishing him an enjoyable retirement. Refreshments will be provided!

From Tech Today.



Peace Corps Master’s International Director on National Webinar

Kari Henquinet (SS), director of Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Master’s International programs, will be an invited presenter as part of a national webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Her topic is “Pulling Up Stakes: Preparing Master’ International Students to go overseas.”

The webinar is sponsored by the Office of University and Domestic Partnerships at the US Peace Corps in Washington, DC.

From Tech Today.

Learn more about the MS program in Applied Science Education, which includes the Peace Corps Master’s International track.


Candidate for Chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Presentation

Candidate for chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Susan Amato-Henderson, currently associate professor of psychology and graduate director, will present a synopsis of her research, teaching, and research accomplishments, lay out her vision for the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, and field questions from interested parties, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Meese Center 110.

From Tech Today.



Science Education Blog by Peace Corps MI Alum

Sci-EdAdam Blankenbicker, a Peace Corps Master’s International alumnus in geology, writes a science education blog called SciEd for the Public Library of Science (PLoS) web site.

From Tech Today.

View some recent articles from Sci-Ed:

STEM and Liberal Arts: Frienemies of the State
April 1, 2013

Rolling your eyes at climate change education
March 4, 2013

The Metric System, the United States of America, and Scientific Literacy
January 28, 2013


Peace Corps Informational Meeting Thursday

Brett Heimann, the regional recruiting representative for the Peace Corps, will hold an informational meeting at Michigan Tech at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, in Fisher Hall 125. He will talk about the Peace Corps overall and the Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program. The session is free, and everyone is welcome.

Michigan Tech has eight PCMI programs in four different Colleges and Schools. Graduate students earn a master’s degree with a combination of classes and Peace Corps service overseas. For more information, contact PCMI campus director Kari Henquinet (SS), kbhenqui@mtu.edu, 7-1843.

From Tech Today.


New Peace Corps Graduate Fellowships

Peace Corps Fellowships 2013New Graduate Fellowships Lure Returning Peace Corps Volunteers to Michigan Tech

A new partnership between Michigan Technological University and the US Peace Corps will enable returning Peace Corps volunteers to attend graduate school at Michigan Tech while putting their Peace Corps skills to work. Michigan Tech is one of the universities recently selected by the Peace Corps to offer new or expanded Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program graduate degrees, which include scholarships and degree-related internships in underserved American communities.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.