Category: Notables

Emma Norman Accepted as Writing Fellow

Whiteley CenterEmma S. Norman (SS) has been accepted as a writing fellow to the Helen R. Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor Labs (Washington State) for July-August 2013. She will be working on her book project, “Whose Border, Whose Water? Postcolonial Governance of (Trans)boundary Waters–First Peoples, Canada, and the United States” (Routledge Press, Earthscan Series). http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/Whiteley/

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Retirement Celebration for Susan Martin on May 3

Susan MartinThe Department of Social Sciences is happy to invite friends and colleagues to a party that celebrates the career of Susan Rapalje Martin, who will retire at the end of May. Martin began working at Michigan Tech as a research scientist and instructor in 1979, accepting a tenure-track position in 1993. Her work in regional archaeology has been recognized by several awards and publications. Her teaching and research direction has touched hundreds of students in anthropology and archaeology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Our celebration will be held in the second floor of the Academic Office Building Annex from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday May 3. Join us to congratulate Susan and mix with friends over hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

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Richelle Winkler’s Creative Canvas Course

Winkler CanvasCreative Canvas Course Contest (C-4) Results

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s first Creative Canvas Course Contest (C-4) saw students nominate more than 100 different courses from almost every department. Richelle Winkler is one of the winners of the C-4 contest.

Winkler’s course focuses on the use of modules, peer review, and discussions. Watch a video course tour to learn about these design features.

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Erik Nordberg is Executive Director of Michigan Humanities Council

Erik NordbergErik Nordberg, University Archivist and PhD Candidate, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, has taken a new position as Executive Director of the Michigan Humanities Council.

He is a former MHC board member, having served on numerous committees before his eight-year term ended in 2011. He will begin serving as the MHC Executive Director on May 1.

Read more at the Michigan Humanities Council.

Assistant Professor Louise Dyble Awarded NEH Fellowship

NEHAssistant Professor of History Louise Dyble (SS), has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH). From the NEH website:

“The NEH Summer Stipends program provides awards for individuals to pursue scholarly work in the humanities during the summer. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge in a particular discipline or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities, and they may address broad topics or focused research in a single field. Recipients typically produce scholarly articles, books, archeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools in either traditional print or electronic formats.”

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Orthober Among the Thesis Award Nominees

MAGSThe Graduate School is pleased to announce that Evan Anderson is Michigan Tech’s nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award.

Three other graduate students were also nominated for consideration. Jean DeClerck was nominated by her advisors, Ann Brady and Wendy Anderson (HU) and committee member Victoria Bergvall (HU). Nathan Kelley-Hoskins was nominated by his advisor, Petra Hüntemeyer (Physics). Andrew Orthober was nominated by his advisor, Carol MacLennan (SS). All of the nominations were noteworthy for their scholarship, and the evaluation panel had a difficult task in selecting one nominee to represent Michigan Tech.

Read more at Tech Today, by the Graduate School.

Dining Services 2013 Scholarship for Kimberly Garthe

Reinhart Dining Services 2013 Scholarships Announced

Dining Services is pleased to announce that eight $1,000 scholarships have been awarded through its prime vendor partnership with Reinhart Food Services.

The scholarships support undergraduate students who have worked two semesters for Dining Services, are currently working for Dining Services, and have exemplified the values of the University through their employment experience, while maintaining their grade point average.

Among the recipients is Anthropology major Kimberly Garthe, who served at Douglass Houghton Hall.

Read more at Tech Today.

Griskavich awarded Field Museum Internship

Caro GriskavichCarol Griskavich, graduate student in Industrial Archaeology, has been awarded a 10-week paid internship at the Field Museum in Chicago.  She will be starting May 13 and will be assisting in interviews with residents of the south Chicago and northwest Indiana region in the industrial and cultural memory of the region.  The research feeds into the Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCO) Project and Cultural Heritage areas at the Field Museum and will also become part of her M.S. thesis on industrial heritage tours of the region.  Congratulations, Carol!

Audrey Mayer Coordinates SFRES PCMI

Audrey MayerForestry Names Peace Corps Master’s International Program Coordinator

Associate Professor Audrey Mayer (SFRES, Soc Sci) has been named coordinator of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Peace Corps Master’s International programs. SFRES offers two PCMI master’s degrees, a Master of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.