Day: August 7, 2020

HuskyFAN Donation Request

by Husky Food Access Network

The Husky Food Access Network (HuskyFAN) is asking the Michigan Tech Community to support the pantry through food and/or monetary donations from Aug. 10-14, as we get ready to welcome our campus community back to Houghton.

Donations from our campus community help HuskyFAN to continue providing food to those in need. This summer we were able to provide 126 meal packs to students facing financial hardships. To make food donations, please drop them off between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday outside of the HuskyFAN Food Pantry located on the first floor of Fisher Hall, down from Fisher 135 (previously the Aftermath Cafe).

A box with the sign ‘FOOD DONATIONS’ will be placed in front of the Food Pantry to receive donations. Some suggested items to donate include rice, canned vegetables, vegetarian soups, deodorant, shampoo, shave gel, feminine products and cleaning supplies. (Please check the expiration dates as we cannot accept items past their date.)

To make monetary donations, please use this link. If you have any questions about the food pantry, contact huskyfan@mtu.edu.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the HuskyFAN Food Pantry through food, monetary, or bag donations this summer! We greatly appreciate your support.


New Fall Academic Course: COVID-19 Impact & Response (UN 3990)

by Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm, Health Research Institute

A new Fall course — UN 3990 “COVID-19 Impact & Response” is being offered through the Health Research Institute on campus.

Given the effects of the global pandemic, we encourage all undergraduate and graduate students to consider the course:

  • Course: UN 3990-2 COVID-19 Impact & Response
  • Credits: One credit
  • CRN: 85111
  • Semester: Fall 2020
  • Time: Taught remotely and online
  • Format: Seminar-based
  • Pre-reqs: Open to all students
  • Description: This course will provide a variety of perspectives on what is currently known about COVID-19 and its impact on health and society

Each week through a Town Hall style format faculty, public health officials, clinicians and other experts in our community will discuss topics including: the role of public health to protect community health, etiology of disease, virus spread globally and locally, mechanisms to interrupt and halt transmission, health disparities, impact of disease on physical and mental health, strategies for adapting to lifestyle change, and economic considerations.

This course will also highlight the current response efforts in the Western Upper Peninsula, including Michigan Tech’s involvement through the COVID-19 testing laboratory.

The course goal is to increase awareness about COVID-19 and encourage everyone to do their part to help during the pandemic. For information contact Kelly Kamm or Steve Elmer.