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CTL Module: Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite faculty and graduate students to attend a module, consisting of three one-hour sequential workshops, Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction.

Instruction and Learning Librarian Sarah Lucchesi is delivering the module through the CTL’s University Teaching and Learning (UTL) Seminars program. In this module, using the framework of Michigan Tech information literacy rubric for undergraduate students (learning goal #6), we will explore the library’s information resources, options for assistance with additional instruction and assignment elements that allow students to practice each of the information literacy skills.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to register only for this three-workshop series, or as a part of the complete UTL Course Design program.

The workshop sessions are scheduled for Monday, March 4, 18, and 25 from 11 a.m., to 12 p.m., in Library 244.

Register by 12 p.m., Friday, March 1.

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Corporate Information Sessions Reimagined

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Information sessions are held on campus to help students learn more about companies and their employment opportunities.  However, with so many occurring the night before the career fairs, students are limited in the number they can attend, and companies are also limited in the number of students they can meet.

After listening to feedback from students and employers, Career Services has reimagined the usual informational session into a one stop, informal, open house event where 13 companies are gathered all in one place and all on one night.  The new “Employer Information Expo” is being held on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Fisher Hall.  Students will be able to visit as many information sessions as they’d like from 5 to 7 p.m., and then enjoy open networking from 7 to 8 p.m.  This new event will connect more students with more companies and their representatives for a robust evening of recruiting.

Published in Tech Today

2nd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) are pleased to announce that they will sponsor a maximum of 20 young researchers to attend the 2nd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany, from September 21 through 26, 2014.

All nominations must be submitted before Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm, Eastern Time.  Further information about the program, including the Web site for submission of nominations, can be found online.

Specific eligibility criteria and a nomination form may be found on our web site:

All applicants to the U.S. delegation must also apply to attend to the HLF Foundation at


10th ESC/BRC Student Research Forum Seeking Submissions

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center invite graduate and undergraduate students conducting research related to ecology, the environment or biotechnology to submit titles and abstracts for poster presentation for the 10th Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum sponsored by both centers and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

The event will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, Mar. 19, in the Atrium of the UJ Noblet Forestry Building.

Please note, the abstracts are due Feb. 25.


Lunch and Learn: Taking Sleep to Heart

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, will present a lunch and learn titled “Taking Sleep to Heart” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m., in Admin 404.

Sleep is the third pillar of health. Some studies indicate 70 percent of adolescents are sleep deprived. Other studies draw connections to asthma, diabetes, and increasing chances for strokes and heart attacks. It is also known that alcohol use negatively impacts sleep apnea.


Forum on University Finances and Budget Process

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The University Senate, Staff Council, Graduate Student Government, and Undergraduate Student Government is hosting a forum on “University Finances and Budget Preparation/Planning Process” on Friday, Jan. 31 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Dow 642.

David Reed, VP for research, will give a short presentation on:
1) The current University financial situation at the mid-point of FY14
2) Where we are in the FY15 budget preparation/planning process

Questions, comments and input are encouraged from faculty, staff and students either in person or passed along in writing.  Anyone wishing to send questions or comments can email them to:  Wendy Davis or to Brian Barkdoll

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this informative session.  The forum will be recorded and available for viewing on the Senate website sometime after the event for those who are unable to attend in person.

Published in Tech Today

GSG Lunch-n-Learn: How to be a Great Graduate Student

Monday, January 20th, 2014

GSG’s first Lunch ‘n’ Learn of 2014 will be held January 27th from  12-1pm in MUB Ballroom A. This lunch-n-learn will focus on how to be a great graduate student and what you can do to get the most out of your graduate education at Michigan Tech. Presenters will include professors from five departments across Michigan Tech. This is a great opportunity for first and second year graduate students to gain valuable insight into what matters most in the graduate education process. The format of this Lunch-n-Learn will be a panel discussion; an open discussion where you can ask your own questions.

RSVP is NOT required.

Where: MUB Ballroom A

When: Monday, January 27th

Time : 12:00PM -1:00PM

A light MUB catered lunch will be provided for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Library presenting a series of EndNote workshops

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library presents a series of EndNote workshops.

EndNote is citation management software which allows anyone to easily collect, organize, and use their research references.  Learn how EndNote can save you hours of time in your library research and document preparation process.

Seating for these workshops is limited and registration is required.  To register please visit: our EndNote LibGuide


Seminar: Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in spring 2014 or summer 2014 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.

  • When: January 23, 2014 at 4:05 – 4:55 pm
  • Who: Students defending in the spring or summer; faculty and staff who assist students with submission
  • Where: Please register online for the event and receive the location. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time, or information on how to join us online.

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and available online after the event.

Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

Nominations open for MAGS Excellence in Teaching Awards

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Nominations are now open for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Awards.  Michigan Tech may nominate one student at the MS and PhD level.  Nominations are due to Debra Charlesworth no later than 4pm, January 14, 2014.

Eligible students

  • will have been enrolled at Michigan Tech during the 2013 calendar year and have a teaching appointment
  • will have earned the Michigan Tech Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • will have an excellent teaching portfolio and student evaluations

See the application page for complete details on what is required for a nomination.

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