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Flu Vaccine Clinic Held On Campus – Nov 7, 2013

Portage Health will hold a flu vaccine clinic in the Peninsula Room in the MUB, Thursday, November 7th, 4 to 7 pm.

Employees, retirees and their dependents, as well as students, are welcome to attend one of the clinics. Shots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary.

Employees and retirees with Michigan Tech’s Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and students with Aetna student health should bring their member card so the vaccine can be billed to insurance. Without insurance, the vaccine is $25 (payable by cash, check or credit card). Identification is required and anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission.

Be prepared to provide a picture ID and insurance card to have the vaccine administered and billed to insurance. A spouse or child may attend without the employee.

Questions can be directed to benefits@mtu.edu.


Flu Vaccine Clinics on Campus

Working with Portage Health, Benefit Services is hosting three flu-vaccine clinics on campus this fall.

Employees, retirees and their dependents, as well as students, are welcome to attend one of the clinics.  Shots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary.

Employees and retirees with Michigan Tech’s Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and students with Aetna student health should bring their member card so the vaccine can be billed to insurance.  Without insurance, the vaccine is $25 (payable by cash, check or credit card).  Identification is required and anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission.

Be prepared to provide a picture ID and insurance card to have the vaccine administered and billed to insurance.  A spouse or child may attend without the employee.

Clinics will be in the Memorial Union Peninsula Room:
Monday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-7 p.m.

For more information, contact Benefits at benefits@mtu.edu .

Published in Tech Today.


Health Fair on Campus Wednesday Oct 16

The annual health fair, open to faculty, staff and students, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Complimentary screenings for total cholesterol, blood glucose, bone density and body fat will be offered in addition to free massages, healthy food and fun giveaways.  Attendees may register to win a kayak.

Portage Health will offer the flu vaccine for $25 (payable by cash or check). Identification is required and minors under age 18 need parental permission to be vaccinated.  Employees with Michigan Tech’s Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and students with Aetna student health should bring their member card so the vaccine can be billed to insurance.

The fair is sponsored by Michigan Tech Wellness, Portage Health and Benefit Services.

Published in Tech Today.


Reminder: Pick up your HuskyCard by Monday Sept 30

Pick up your HuskyCard by Monday, Sept. 30, to ensure uninterrupted service!

Michigan Tech is issuing the new HuskyCard to all faculty, staff and students.  Your HuskyCard will be your official Michigan Tech ID card, replacing the existing Tech Express ID.  It will have the same functionality as your Tech Express card, with the additional optional benefit of a prepaid Debit MasterCard, if you choose to register your account.  Additionally, you will be able to receive your student financial aid refunds faster, by having them applied to the HuskyCard.

Everyone using their ID for card readers should obtain their new HuskyCard by Sep. 30, to ensure you will have uninterrupted access to all your buildings and parking.  We are in the process of transitioning existing card readers on campus to new contactless smart chip readers, and the new technology will not support the old Tech Express cards.

To obtain your HuskyCard, stop by the HuskyCard Service Center (Library and IT Service Center) in the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.  Bring your existing Tech Express card or photo identification.

Our goal is to ensure uninterrupted access to the areas in which you currently have and need access.  If you have additional questions, please email it-help@mtu.edu. For more information about the Michigan Tech HuskyCard, visit HuskyCard.

Published in Tech Today


Employment for F-1 and J-1 Students and Scholars Workshop

Thy Yang from the International Programs and Services Office will be conducting a workshop for students entitled, “Employment Options for F-1 and J-1 Students and Scholars” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Faculty and staff who advise international students are strongly encouraged to attend in order to gain greater insight on the legal challenges and issues faced by our international students seeking to work in the United States.

Topics addressed include:

  • on campus employment
  • co-ops and internships
  • optional practical training (OPT)

We will also discuss special benefits for STEM students after they complete their studies at Michigan Tech.

To register for the workshop, please contact the International Programs and Services office at 7-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.

Published in Tech Today.


Fall Career Fair Features New Companies and Veteran Recruiter

With 264 companies registered for the Fall Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 24, recruiters are running the gamut from new to renewed to never-miss-a-fair.

Among the new companies, according to Jim Turnquist, director of Career Services, is Chevron. Although they have recruited and hired on their own on campus, this year they’ve joined the job fair and expanded their search.

“In the past, they focused on geology, but this year they are looking for many different engineering fields: chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical,” Turnquist says. “That’s a big plus.”

Back after a hiatus from recruiting is Procter and Gamble. They are scouting for chemical, electrical and mechanical engineers, Turnquist says. “This is fantastic.”

A new company to the fair is Tata Motors, India’s largest auto manufacturer. “They have an IT branch, called Consultancy Services, which is also huge,” he says.

Old favorites like Dow Chemical have increased their presence. Instead of a couple of interview rooms, they’ve reserved eight for the day after the fair.

The Career Fair has grown into a week-plus of activities, Turnquist says, in both the fall and spring semesters. Interview skills training and resume blitzes have already started, and fair week has numerous events:

* Chrysler and GM both had ride and drive events. Chrysler’s Sunday Copper Harbor trips were all full. GM’s events were split between faculty and staff (Sunday) and students (Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) leaving from the pay lot, next to the Administration and Student Services building. More information is available at career@mtu.edu.

* The Society of Women Engineers hosts Evening with Industry, where recruiters can meet with students before the fair. It will be held tonight at 5:15 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom.

* The University Department Information Fair (Meet the Faculty) is held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the fair. Academic and administrative departments can meet with company representatives.

* Center for Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Reception–Corporations can meet with students from organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (oSTEM), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and more. The event is scheduled for 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Hamar House Tuesday night.

* Railroad Information Night, Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., DHH Ballroom–The Railroad Engineering and Activity Club and Tech’s Rail Transportation Program bring together students and railroad industry representatives.

“Also, on Monday night, there will be more than forty company information sessions,” Turnquist adds. “And these companies are looking for people. They are looking to hire.”

Published in Tech Today by Dennis Walikainen, senior editor


Responsible Relationship Events Planned

As part of the annual Responsible Relationships Awareness days, two events are happening on campus this week.

Anti-violence/anti-assault t-shirts will be displayed on clotheslines around campus all next week as part of the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project provides a way for campus and community members to speak out against sexual violence and sexual assault. Full details are available at Clothesline Project.

Also, there will be a “Forget Stranger Danger” event next Thursday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in MUB Ballroom B. This event is intended to help educate students about the dangers of acquaintance/date rape among college students. Please encourage students to attend. The event poster is available at Forget Stranger Danger.

The Clothesline Project and Forget Stranger Danger Event are part of the 2013 Responsible Relationship Awareness Days, an annual week of events hosted by the Title IX Committee to raise awareness about issues such as sexual violence, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and hazing. For more information about Title IX resources and reporting channels, see Title IX.

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GSG PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY 2013

The fall career fair is fast approaching. Are you ready yet? Do you need guidance to build your CV or resume? Need to sharpen your approach of meeting prospective employers?

To help you prepare, Graduate Student Government (GSG) is organizing a career workshop with the help and support of Michigan Tech Career Services. The session will include CV and resume development – both industry and academic, interview skills, networking and professional etiquette.

Date: September 18th, Wednesday

Location: Library east reading room

Time : 12-2pm

No RSVP required!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Female and Graduate Student Enrollment Rises

Michigan Tech, like other public universities in the state, submitted its official fall enrollment numbers to Lansing this week. The news was very good.

Michigan Tech has 1,252 first-year students, the largest freshman class since 2008. The average ACT score and high school GPA of those students are at an all-time high, at 26.7 and 3.66.

Graduate student numbers also rose for the fifth straight year, to 1,359.

“I want to thank everyone all across campus for the work they do to attract the highest quality students,” said President Glenn Mroz. “The results of their efforts speak for themselves.”

Total undergraduate enrollment this fall is 5,617, making the University’s total enrollment for the fall semester 6,976, up from 6,945. There are 1,180 female students, the second highest ever. Female enrollment in the College of Engineering is now 906, up from 612 in 2005 and 835 last year. This is an all-time high. And the Graduate School has 392 female graduate students, the most ever.

The number of domestic ethnic minorities has risen to just shy of 7 percent of the undergraduate student body. This is a 10-year high and an all-time record.

“The academic caliber of this incoming class of undergraduates is one of the highest in recent history at Michigan Tech,” said John Lehman, associate vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications at Michigan Tech. “It’s a diverse class with a relatively high proportion of women entering the STEM fields. We’re very excited to have this group of talented, future leaders studying with us at Tech.”

The Graduate School saw the number of first-time master’s degree students rise 22.2 percent, to 314. There are 97 first-time doctoral students, a 1 percent drop from fall 2012. Tech’s Graduate School processed more than 4,100 applications for the fall 2013 semester.

“This is the fifth consecutive year of record graduate enrollment at Michigan Tech,” said Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School. “We are making clear progress toward our goal of 3,000 graduate students by 2035. Also, last year was the fourth consecutive year of record graduation numbers for master’s and PhD students. We want to thank everyone who helped get new graduate students to Tech and who worked closely with the students who are here.”

The enrollment report lists numbers of students in each of Michigan Tech’s Colleges and Schools.

* College of Engineering: 4,329
* College of Sciences and Arts: 1,657
* School of Business and Economics: 365
* School of Technology: 276
* School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science: 242
* No School or College designated: 107

Published in Tech Today by Jennifer Donovan, public relations director


GSG’s first Lunch and Learn – Community Safety

GSG’s first Lunch and Learn of the year will be held on Monday, September 9th. It will feature a presentation on community safety for graduate students given by Reid DeVoge from Public Safety.  The presentation will include information on safety considerations, what to do in case of an emergency, and the residential officer program at Michigan Tech.  This Lunch-n-Learn is highly encouraged for graduate students new to the Houghton area or anyone who wants to learn more about community safety.

Please join us for this talk highlighting the importance of community safety and the innovative approaches taken by Michigan Tech’s Public Safety Department!

RSVP is required, register here.

Where: MUB Ballroom A

When: Monday, September 9th

Time : 12:00PM -1:00PM

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

No Show Policy: People who register and do not show up may not be allowed to attend the next Lunch-n-Learn.  So if you register and can’t make it, email Howard Haselhuhn, hjhaselh@mtu.edu, at least two days before the event so that people on the waiting list can be invited.