Medical Careers Week Wraps Up Today

Medical Careers Week—a four-day event—wraps up today at Michigan Tech. Jeff Millin, co-founder and former CEO of Pioneer Surgical, is featured today at a Lunch-n-Learn from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. From 6 to 8 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom, discussion sessions are scheduled with representatives from medical device companies.  

The sessions are free and open to all students. Registration is not required. 

Career Services sponsored Medical Careers Week, with the help of several departments and schools. Monday's sessions focused on medical informatics; Tuesday—allied health and medical laboratory sciences; and Wednesday—medical careers. Speakers included several Michigan Tech alumni.

Change to Adobe Creative Cloud Licensing

Adobe has announced that effective Feb. 27, Adobe Creative Cloud will be the only option for educational licensing for Creative Suite products 

While current licenses of CS6 (or CS6 products) on campus are perpetual and will not expire, we will not be able to purchase CS6 or any of the CS6 individual products through any educational pricing programs after that date. Note: At this time this does not affect our campus license for Adobe Acrobat Pro.
For more information and cost of options going forward, see the IT webpage.

Volunteers Needed for Annual Get WISE Workshop

The Center for Pre-College Outreach invites faculty and staff to volunteer at Get WISE (Get Women in Science and Engineering). 7th and 8th grade girls from the western Upper Peninsula are invited to spend the day at Michigan Tech, where they participate in a range of activities to reconnect them with the exciting, dynamic world of engineering. Participants compete in several​ challenges, which include projects like: building and testing a bridge with household materials, creating a device to travel across the room into target zones or designing a simple device that will stay airborne for as long as possible. The CPCO and WUP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education are excited to host this event once more for 250 young women.

Get WISE will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wood Gym. Volunteers are needed to facilitate the activities, serve lunch and engage with the participants as role models. Please consider donating an hour or two of your time to make a difference in the lives of these young women. Everyone is welcome to volunteer regardless of department or engineering background and any amount of time is appreciated. For more information, contact Liz Fujita (

Student Registration Now Open for Design Expo 2015

Design Expo, a showcase of senior design and Enterprise student projects, is now in its 15th year.

Student registration for Design Expo is still open. Registration closes on Monday, Feb. 2 so don’t wait. Register today.

Judges are also needed for the event. Faculty and staff interested in judging may RSVP online, or contact Mary Raber at

Please also save the date for the event:
Design Expo 2015 
Thursday, April 16
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Union Building Ballroom

For questions, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College at

Central Receiving Missing Package

Central Receiving is still missing a package containing coffee cups. The package would be from Food Biz Supply, in Pennsylvania. It was delivered somewhere on campus around Dec. 18 and was supposed to go to the Visitors Center. Its approximate size is 3'H X 2' W. If you have any information about this package, contact Debbie Strieter at 7-1824, or Josh Frazier at 7-1785.

Reminder: CDI and Filmboard Showing "Dear White People" Today

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Filmboard will show Dear White People a satire about being a black face in a white place. The film will be shown today and Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher 139. Tickets and concessions are free. For questions, contact Tayloria Adams at

Winter Carnival Stage Revue 2015

Winter Carnival Stage Revue is coming, and everyone is invited! During Stage Revue, campus fraternities, sororities and other organizations present skits full of college humor bringing the Carnival theme to life. The final performance will be Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Rozsa Center. General admission is $10.

Specialty Fitness Classes this Weekend

Sometimes you just need to shake things up. Sometimes you need a little boost to the old routine. Community Programs brings you not one but two specialty classes this weekend to help you do just that.

Belly Dance for Fitness—Sampler: Come see what it's all about. Learn to shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style class. Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 to 12:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost is $7.

Yoga for Cross Country Skiers: A special workshop focusing on stretching and strengthening the muscles used most in cross country skiing. This is a perfect way to end a ski or start a relaxing weekend. Sunday, Feb. 1, 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost is $10.

For more information on all Community Programs, visit us online at, on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter @MichiganTechRec. 

Grand Raffle Tickets Available for Purchase Online

One month remains to purchase tickets for the annual Michigan Tech Athletics Grand Raffle, which has a top prize of $10,000. Winners will be drawn during the Michigan Tech-Northern Michigan hockey game on Mar. 6.

Tickets are available from Michigan Tech student-athletes and also online.

Nineteen other winners will be drawn in addition to the top prize of $10,000. The second and third place prizes are $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Other prizes include a 40" LED TV, travel and hotel packages and an Apple iPad.

Raffle tickets are $10 each, with all proceeds benefitting Michigan Tech athletic programs.

The full list of prizes:
First Prize—$10,000 Cash (Subject to Federal and State Withholding)
2nd—$2,000 Cash    
3rd—$1,000 Cash    
4th—40" LED 1080p Flat Panel Samsung TV    
5th—$500 Cash    
6th—Autographed Tony Esposito hockey jersey (Donated by Tony Esposito)
7th—$500 travel certificate good towards a minimum 3 night air (Delta) and hotel travel package (Donated by Travel Leaders and Superior Travel)
8th—$400 cash    
9th—Apple iPad 2, 16 GB    
10th—Sports Stay Package: Three nights at Magnuson Franklin Square Inn and $50 Restaurant Certificate (Donated by Magnuson Franklin Square Inn)
11th—Scotty Cameron Putter and two dozen Titleist golf balls (Donated by Titleist and Crystal Tree Country Club)
12th—$300 Cash    
13th—Joe Berger autographed Minnesota Vikings jersey (Donated by Joe Berger)
14th—Michigan Tech Athletic Event: Private Party (20 tickets and $125 to spend at Dining Services)
15th—$200 Cash
16th—$100 University Images Gift Certificate    
17th—$100 Cash
18th—$100 Cash
19th—$100 Cash
20th—$100 Cash

Biomedical Engineering Candidate Seminar Monday

Jingkuang Chen of Johnson and Johnson, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, will present a seminar, "Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers and Systems for Imaging and Surgery," on Monday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. in Dillman 204. Chen is a faculty candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

KIP Seminar Tomorrow

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology holds its first seminar of the spring series tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. in Fisher 129. 

Join us for our first seminar in the Spring KIP Seminar Series. Assistant professor John Durocher (Bio Sci) will present "Strength and Conditioning Strategies for Reducing Arterial Stiffness in Humans."

Rail Transportation Program Hosting Webinar Tomorrow

Rail Transportation Program (RTP) will be hosting a railway webinar from the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign on "Measuring and Modeling Differential Movement at Railroad Track Transitions," presented by Timothy Stark, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UIUC.

The webinar will be held tomorrow from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Dillman 315. You can also join from your own offices. Detailed information is available on the UIUC website.

CTL Tip of the Week

Instructure has redesigned Files in Canvas for a more improved user experience. The new Files redesign allows users to view more details about their files, manage editing permissions and preview files. In addition, Files is fully accessible for all keyboard users and screen readers. Files is now fully searchable by file name, is built with responsive design to adjust for browser scaling and files can now be uploaded and previewed without Flash. For each file, users can view and sort files by name, the date the file was created and modified, the name of the person who modified the file (if modified by another user) and the size of the file. Files can also be published and unpublished from within the Files tool.

Better File Browsing is currently a course-level feature option, meaning instructors, on a course-by-course basis, can enable it if they choose and must enable it to use it. You can refer back to Enabling Course Feature Options in Canvas for details and instruction. Also, there are lots more features and changes in the new Files. You can watch an eLearning screencast providing a video tour of, and instructions about, the new Files interface, and read more illustrated guides and documentation from Instructure on our Files page.

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.

On the Road

Professor Mary Durfee (SS) presented a paper titled "Bacteriology and Diplomacy in the North American Great Lakes, 1912-28," on Jan. 8 in Berlin at the Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium for Environmental History. The paper on which the talk was based was co-authored with Susan Bagley, professor emerita of bacteriology.

Job Posting

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources or online. For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Assistant Director
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Apply online.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Population Biology of Yellowstone Wolves and Elk
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

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