5th Annual Winter Carnival Photo Contest Results

Below are the winning student photos from the 5th Annual Winter Carnival Photo Contest. Krishna Angal, the photographer of the grand prize winning photograph received a Pebble Smartwatch. The second place prize was a Friends of the Van Pelt Library blanket, third place won a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate and the two honorable mention photographers recieved 2’ x 3’ posters of photographs of their choosing.

As in previous years, the winning photographs were chosen by the student assistants of the J.R.V.P. Library.

 

1st Place, "Blizzard - MTUWC"
1st Place, “Blizzard – MTUWC”

 

Grand prize winner, Krishna Angal is a Graduate Student in the Electrical Engineering department from Nizamabad, India.

 

2nd place, "Winter Carnival Celebration"
2nd place, “Winter Carnival Celebration”

 

Anil K Malik, photographer of “Winter Carnival Celebration,” is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering department from India.

 

3rd place, "Quick Moving Bliss"
3rd place, “Quick Moving Bliss”

 

This photograph, taken by Davy McLeod of Ypsilanti, Michigan, won third place. McLeod is a freshman of the Mechanical Engineering department.

 

Honorable Mention #1, "Unusual Bright Winter Nights Through the Windshield"
Honorable Mention #1, “Unusual Bright Winter Nights Through the Windshield”

 

This photograph, entitled, “Unusual Bright Winter Nights Through the Windshield,” was taken by Prudhvidhar Kallum, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering department.

 

Honorable Mention #2, "Abbey Road"
Honorable Mention #2, “Abbey Road”

 

Second honorable mention goes to Ruilong Han, a graduate student of the Civil Engineering department.

 

Fire, Miners and Elephants: Hancock in Photos and Words, 1860-1940

Local author, John Haeussler will discusses the research process and photographs used for his Images of America book about Hancock on Thursday, March 12 in the library’s East Reading Room.
Local author, John Haeussler will discuss the research process and photographs used for his Images of America book about Hancock at 5 pm on Thursday, March 12 in the library’s East Reading Room.

 

Please join us for a talk by local author John Haeussler at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 12 in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library on the Michigan Technological University campus. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Haeussler’s presentation will begin with a brief overview of his recent work, Images of America, Hancock, from Arcadia Publishing, and progress to outline the importance of the Michigan Tech Archives’ role as a historic image repository for projects such as this one. After exploring his research process, the remainder of the presentation will be a discussion of pre-1940 images of Hancock from the Michigan Tech Archives. This exploration will include readings from contemporary newspaper accounts that pertain to some of the historic photos. There will be allotted  time for questions, answers and discussion following the presentation, though audience participation is encouraged throughout the talk.

Along with his authorship of Hancock, a part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, Haeussler co-authored and co-edited Hancock’s sesquicentennial publication, Hidden Gems and Towering Tales: A Hancock, Michigan Anthology. This earlier text was published by the City of Hancock in 2013.  John, his wife Megan and their children Maggie and Jack have resided in Hancock since 2007.

For more information, feel free to call the Michigan Tech Archives at 906-487-2505, email at copper@mtu.edu, or visit on the web athttp://www.lib.mtu.edu/mtuarchives/.