Month: November 2011

Old is New Again: Writing Across the Curriculum Returns

It was an idea that started in the late 1970s and brought to national attention by a group of Michigan Tech faculty: create curriculum to improve communications, regardless of the academic discipline. It was called Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), funded by General Motors. Elizabeth Flynn, professor of reading and composition in the Department of Humanities, was a groundbreaker in WAC in 1979, literally in her introduction to Tech… [read more]

Reception Friday for Mary Ann Beckwith Show in the Rozsa Gallery

The public is invited to join Professor Mary Ann Beckwith (VPA) at a reception 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, as she opens a retrospective of her work, “Images Now and Then.” A recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Beckwith has been on the Michigan Tech faculty for 38 years and is committed to sharing the artist’s experience with students of all disciplines. The solo gallery will be on display in the Rozsa Center Nov. 11 to Jan. 27… [read more]

Michigan Tech Students Honored by American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has recognized the ACS Student Chapter at Michigan Tech with a Commendable Chapter Award. The chapter was cited for its involvement in multiple activities, including judging the area science fair; conducting a lab inventory for the chemistry department; participating in National Chemistry Week and in Science Night; and more. “I’d like to thank the national chapter for this honor,” said chemistry senior Gregg Hasman… [read more]