The Campus News Digest (CND) features announcements, news, and event updates relevant to the UM-Flint campus. The CND is distributed every two weeks in the UM-Flint NOW newsletter coordinated by University Communications & Marketing (UCOM).
Reaccreditation process seeks campus comments
As part of reaccreditation process, the University of Michigan-Flint will host a site visit Nov. 4-5 for a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will evaluate the university’s continued effort to satisfy the Higher Learning Commission’s standards for accreditation. As part of that process, the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking comments from the campus community regarding the quality of the institution or academic programs.
Submit comments directly to the HLC website. All comments must be received by Oct. 4.
Foundations Experience Faculty Team Receives Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center (MIPERC) 2019 Demonstration Award
The Foundations Experience Faculty Team led by UM-Flint PT faculty, Laura Smith, was awarded the Demonstration Model Award for outstanding commitments and contributions of a team to the mission of the MIPERC and the promotion of interprofessional concepts in both educational and care settings. The Faculty Team developed and implemented an online activity for 1600 students followed by a face-to-face event of 1100 students across three campuses and ten U-M health science schools.
Take Back the Night tomorrow, 9/24
Please plan on joining the Center for Gender and Sexuality tomorrow, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the UM-Flint Ice Rink for the 2nd annual Greater Flint Take Back the Night, a worldwide effort to end sexual violence. We are joining forces with community partners to organize the 2nd annual Greater Flint TBTN event. The event will feature a rally with high-profile speakers, a vigil and march through downtown flint, and a speak out to hear from survivors.
TCLT invites faculty and staff to teaching symposium
The Thompson Center for Learning & Teaching, as part of the Quad-POD Consortium, invites all faculty and staff to attend “Transformative Practices in Teaching and Learning,” a teaching symposium on Fri., Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Michigan Rooms.
Transformative Practices in Teaching and Learning brings together faculty from UM-Flint, Baker College, Kettering University and Mott Community College to focus on practices and research related to advancing excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.
The event will include poster, concurrent, and roundtable sessions featuring over 70 faculty. Descriptions of the sessions are available on the conference webpage.
National Chinese Orchestra, Taiwan to perform at UM-Flint Theatre
Don’t miss the chance to see a celebrated national orchestra (for free) at the UM-Flint Theatre. The National Chinese Orchestra, Taiwan, along with the Shintrun Taiwanese Opera Troupe, will be performing “Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet”- a unique Taiwanese-style musical. The performance takes place Sun., Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m in the Theatre.
Club sports’ seasons begin
Student Food Pantry opens with fall hours
The Division of Student Affairs announced fall hours for the student food pantry, the Wolverine Den, via email last week. Students struggling with food insecurities may expect the food pantry open Mon. and Tuesday between 2-6 p.m., Wed. between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thurs. from 1-4 p.m., and Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
UM-Flint “In the News”
A small selection of news coverage from our campus community:
- “Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM’s birthplace” featuring Chris Douglas (AP/Chicago Tribune)
- “UM-Flint strives to combat opioid epidemic through degree programs” featuring Dean Barnett and Ryan Ashley (NBC-25)
- “How to stay focused in a noisy open office” featuring Greg Laurence (NBCNews)
- “Touch-a-Truck is back for its 8th year in Flint” featuring Ray Hall (ABC-12)
- “Chancellor Dutta talks game-plan, working on raising enrollment” featuring Chancellor Dutta (Michigan Times)
- “UM-Flint hosts Flint Social Impact Demo Day” featuring University Outreach (Fox66)
- “UM-Flint’s pro bono physical therapy clinic celebrates anniversary” featuring PT HEART (The Burton View/The View Newspapers)
Accolades and updates from around campus:
- The Office of the Vice Chancellor welcomed Lindsay N. Knake as a Communications Coordinator for the division. This newly created position serves the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) by engaging the community through communications and helping to tell the DSA story while raising visibility of its role in shaping and supporting the student experience. Lindsay’s office is housed in Northbank Center within University Communications & Marketing (UCOM).
- UM-Flint student Jeron Dotson is one of 33 participants selected for the Collegiate Student Advisory Taskforce. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced the members of the new Task Force, which will meet over the next two months and make recommendations for improving voter engagement among young voters and college students.