Month: September 2016

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Information Session


Carlos Amador
Carlos Amador

There will be an information session for Carlos Amador’s 2017 Track A faculty-led study abroad program to Lima, Peru from 6 to 7 p.m. today (Sept. 28) in Walker Arts and Humanities 120A.

Students with an interest in studying abroad are encouraged to attend this session. Amador will discuss excursions, course credits and language requirements for this exciting program.


(Written by by Carlos Amador, HU, this article originally appeared in Tech Today.)

“Knitting for Wellness” Lunch and Learn

WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness invite you to join them for a Lunch and Learn, “Knitting for Wellness,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Memorial Union Ballroom B3. Did you know knitting has health benefits? Join Silke Feltz, knitting enthusiast and Humanities PhD student, to learn about resources, knitting at Michigan Tech and more. Novice and seasoned knitters are encouraged to attend.

Register at HuskyPAW, members may claim 100 bonus points for attending. Feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Email Shannon Brodeur with questions.

(This article by WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness originally appeared in Tech Today.)

A Conversation on Race, Reconciliation and Healing

Traces posterFriday, Oct 7, 6:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houghton

Dain and Constance Perry, he, the descendant of slave owners and she, the descendant of slaves, will present the award-winning documentary, Traces of the Trade:  A Story From The Deep North  (2008 Sundance Film Festival) and facilitate a discussion with audience members about the lessons of the film.  The Perrys create an atmosphere of safety and openness that cuts through fears of judgment, of giving offense, or of being misunderstood that often inhibit discussion of race.  This documentary is a geographical and psychological retracing of the industry of the largest slave traders in American history, the DeWolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island (Dain’s family), and an exploration into racism in America, a legacy of slavery that continues to negatively impact the country today, even in the U.P.

Star Power during World War

ICA pres2Sue Collins presented her poster, “Star Power & the Politics of Authority During World War” in June at the International Communication Association’s annual conference held in Fukuoka, Japan. Using two ipads, her poster included film footage of both wars’ bond drives featuring Hollywood stars. As a scholar interested in war, she also traveled to Nagasaki and Hiroshima where she visited each city’s war museum and memorials.

Resume Workshop

Resumes are the heart of a strong professional portfolio and should be shaped toward their intended audience. Whether refining an already strong resume or drafting a completely new one, this resume workshop will help you discover the necessary concepts for professional document success.
When: Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Multiliteracies Center, Walker 107
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Amador to Talk About Study Abroad Faculty-Led Opportunities

Carlos Amador
Carlos Amador

International Studies Abroad (ISA) will host an information session discussing study abroad faculty-led opportunities. A faculty-led program is a unique study abroad program where Michigan Tech professors bring Michigan Tech students abroad to teach Michigan Tech courses.

Carlos Amador (HU) will be in attendance to discuss his Lima, Peru faculty-led program. The session will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Wadsworth Cherry Room. This is a bring-your-own lunch session. Refreshments and dessert will be provided.

Email Vienna Chapin with questions.

(This article first appeared in Tech Today.)

French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan

In celebration of French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan, the following events are planned:

FC Heritage Week 2016

  • Preview Events—Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 am – 1:00 pm,  Lake Linden Park
  • Children’s Story Time—Saturday Sept 11am, Portage Lake District Library
  • Children’s Story Time—Wednesday, Sept 28, 10:15 am, Portage Lake District Library
  • Dance—Wednesday, Sept 28, 7-9 pm, Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Children’s Story Time—Thursday, Sept 29, 10:15 am, Portage Lake District Library
  • Performance—Thursday, Sept 29, 7-8 pm, Chassell Heritage Center
  • Organ Recital—Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 pm, St. Joseph’s Church

(For further  information, please click the image.)

Humanities Hosts Chris Breu

ProfessorBREU_AN-1The Humanities Department will be hosting a talk by Illinois State Professor Chris Breu on Friday at the Great Lakes Research Center, Rm 202: 5 – 6.30pm.  The talk is entitled “New/Marxist Materialisms: Theorizing Materiality in an Era of Finance Capitalism.” Brue will also be leading a seminar on Saturday morning, Sept 17th, from 9.00-12.00am in the Cherry Room of Wadsworth Hall — the readings for this will consist of selections from Jason Moore’s Capitalism and the Web of Life (2015).