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HuskyCard Printing Events for Orientation Week

Orientation is coming. In the next few weeks there will be a lot of new students on campus. Many of you will likely assist students and answer questions.
One of the top initial questions asked is where they can pick up HuskyCards. Direct students to the MUB Ballrooms at the following times:
  • Friday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. -noon

Students can expedite the process of picking up their HuskyCard by pre-submitting their HuskyCard photo to

Thank you for helping us welcome new students during Orientation week. If you or the students have any questions about HuskyCard printing, contact us at or call 7-1111.

GradSWE Workshop — Developing Confident Leadership Skills

Join the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 17) in Chem Sci 215 for a professional development workshop,”Developing Confident Leadership Skills”, led by Ruth Archer.

Archer is the Manager of Process Improvement at Michigan Tech and the president of the Superior Leadership Institute. The workshop will help improve your leadership skills and confidence as you take on these roles in the future.

For more information on GradSWE, visit our website. To join our mailing list, email

by GradSWE

Nominations Open for Bhakta Rath Award and the Michigan Tech Research Award

The Vice President for Research Office is also accepting nominations for the Michigan Tech Research Award, which offers an opportunity for an individual to be recognized for outstanding achievements in research. For complete submission guidelines, see Michigan Tech Research Award.

Nominations should be submitted electronically in PDF format per the guidelines on the web pages no later than 4 p.m. on Mar. 10. All nominations should be sent to Cathy Jenich at

by Cathy Jenich

Counseling group sessions offered through Counseling Services.

Anxiety Group (all students may attend) – Tuesdays at 2pm in the Relaxation Room
Grief Group (all students may attend) – Fridays at 5pm in the Relaxation Room
Transgender Support Group (students must be prescreened and should be referred to Amber)
Eating Disorders Group (students need to contact Counseling for further information)

Amber Bennett
Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Michigan Technological University

Engineering Fundamentals Lecturer Chosen for National Academy Symposium

Graduate School Announces Award Recipients

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following graduate student award recipients:

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee:

  • Gary Kaunonen, PhD Graduate in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture

DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships:

  • Joseph Niehaus, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric Sciences
  • Shawn O’Neil, PhD Candidate in Forest Science

Doctoral Finishing Fellowships:

  • Mehran Bidarvatan, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Kamal Dhungana, PhD Candidate in Physics
  • Rebecca Frost, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture
  • Ruilong Han, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering
  • Jun Tao, PhD Candidate in Computer Science
  • Xu Yang, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowships:

  • Alexander Miranda, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics
  • Renee Oats, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering
  • Sterling Prince, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

Photographs and details of awards and fellowships coordinated by the Graduate School can be found online.

Diploma Frames Available from Alumni Relations

Give your graduating student worker a gift that lets them proudly display and treasure their Michigan Tech diploma. The Michigan Tech Alumni Association offers high-quality frames in three attractive styles: polished black metal, classic wood and briarwood. All are 12 inches by 15 inches and come complete with an elegant black matte embossed with the official Michigan Tech seal.

More information is available online.

These are being offered to University departments at a $10 discount off retail prices. To order, contact Alumni Relations at 7-2400 or .

Proceeds from the sale of these frames support a variety of programs for alumni and students.

Graduate School Dean Appointed to Michigan Science Teachers Association Board

Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed to the board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA). She will represent Region 12, which includes Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties.

The MSTA works to support and provide leadership for improvement of science education across Michigan. The organization advocates at local, state and national levels to give science teachers a voice in determining the course of science education.
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