Muck Run Set for Nov. 1 at Tech Trails

Michigan Tech is holding its annual Muck Run on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Tech Trails. The five-kilometer trail race through mud, muck, mire and maybe even snow benefits both the men's and women's cross country teams.

Students and Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club members can preregister for $14; game day registration is $16. Cost for the general public is $16 for preregistration and $20 on race day. Team registration is $14 per runner for preregistration and $16 per runner on race day. Teams must have a minimum of four runners, and forms must be sent together.

The first 60 registrants will receive a t-shirt.

Awards will be given to the top male and female overall finishes and top three in each age group. There is also an award for the best costume and door prizes after the race.

A flyer and registration form are available online. For questions, call 7-2986 or email

Reminder: Friends of the Van Pelt Library Annual Meeting Today

The Friends of the Van Pelt Library annual membership meeting will include a short business meeting and elections for the group. Come hear novelist Nancy Barr use examples from her own work and some classic mysteries to discuss how authors develop characters and plots. The meeting will be held today from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Barr is the author of "Page One: Hit and Run," "Page One: Vanished" and the last in the trilogy, "Page One: Whiteout." The series has received nationwide acclaim from publications such as Library Journal, the Green Bay Press Gazette and the Lansing State Journal.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

No Parking Rate Increases for 2015

Kerri Sleeman, executive director of Facilities Management, reported to the University senate Wednesday night that there will be no parking permit rate increases for 2015. She also said that, effective this fall, faculty and staff will be able to purchase their permits and update their vehicle registration online during open enrollment. The parking permits will be delivered through campus mail.  

Starting in 2016, faculty/staff parking permits will be valid for two years, Sleeman went on to say. 

Summer 2014 GSG Travel Grant Award Winners

Travel grants for summer 2014 have been awarded. The full list of recipients can be viewed online.

Travel grants are awards that help subsidize the cost of attending and presenting at conferences. These awards are sponsored by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Graduate School. For more information on travel grants, please visit the Graduate Student Government website

For questions, contact Jennifer Winnikus, GSG treasurer, at

Film Board Showing "Lucy"

This weekend, the Film Board will be showing "Lucy" in Fisher 135. Showtimes are 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 24; 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 25; and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Tickets are $3 each and concessions are $1 per item. Next weekend, the Film Board will be showing "Guardians of the Galaxy."

The Film Board now shows new TV episodes in Fisher 135 for free."American Horror Story" is shown on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. "The Walking Dead" is shown on Sundays at 9 p.m., followed by "Talking Dead." Concessions will be available.

For questions, contact Casey Finney at

Rock Your Mocs: Moccasin Decorating Workshop in November

In honor of Native American History Month, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Heritage Programming Committee is hosting two workshops to make and decorate moccasins.

Workshop days are Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., in Fisher 130. Email Tayloria Adams ( by tomorrow if you'd like to participate and include your shoe size. There are five spaces available. To ensure that moccasins will fit, women should subtract two sizes from their normal shoe size. We ask that all participants wear their moccasins to campus on Friday, Nov. 14.

Rock Your Mocs is a national campaign held each year on Nov. 15 to celebrate Native American culture. 

American Chemical Society Meeting Tomorrow

The fall 2014 meeting of the American Chemical Society—Upper Peninsula Local Section will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Chem Sci 101. 

Sarah Green (Chem) will be the featured presenter. Green recently returned from a yearlong experience in Washington (DC) where she served as the Jefferson Science Fellow. Refreshments will be provided.

New Funding

Tim Colling and John Kiefer (CEE/MTTI) have received $99,345 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for   "TAMC Activities 2015."

Tim Colling (CEE/MTTI), Gary Schlaff and Nick Koszykowski (CEE) received $264,351 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for the two year project "Implementation of Roadsoft for MDOT Safety Services Unit."