The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to the Great Lakes region meet in early January of the American College Theatre Festival. The department has been invited to stage a scene from the recent Will Power produced production of The Flint Project.
Christopher Paul Curtis ('00 BGS) has won his second Newberry Honor Book award. He won the same award in 1996 and is also the recipient of a Coretta Scott King Award. Curtis received the award for his book Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic).
A new medical research laboratory will be dedicated at the University of Michigan-Flint on Thursday, January 31, 3 p.m., Room 283 Murchie Science Building. The Dr. Ben F. Bryer Medical Research laboratory is being dedicated in recognition of a gift for medical research from the Ben F. Bryer Foundation.
The 41st Annual Math Field Day will take place Tuesday, February 26 on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. High school students will compete in individual and team competitions that test their mathematical skills.
A founding faculty member of the University of Michigan-Flint has left the largest single gift from an individual donor to the University. The gift from the estate of Dorothea E. Wyatt, Ph.D., will take the history program to the next level of excellence.
Another University of Michigan-Flint faculty member has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar grantee. Susan Gano-Phillips, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Hong Kong for the 2008-09 academic year.
A new journalism program that emphasizes online and community news was approved at the May 15 meeting of the U-M Board of Regents for a fall launch at the University of Michigan-Flint.
In the Communication and Visual Arts department, new classes, as well as a partnership with Mott Community College, GASC, and MacProfessionals are in the works to begin a program in film. This will include production, theory, history, and criticism.
Like the arrival of spring Robins, many music lovers look forward to the Annual Vocal Arts Festival at the University of Michigan-Flint. The spring festival is a highlight of the Department of Music and is an opportunity to showcase the talents of the vocal ensembles, which consist of both music and non-music majors.
This year's Festival will feature two events:
• Vocal Arts Recital on Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., in 164 French Hall
• Vocal Arts Festival Concert, April 5, 4:00pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
A unique new program, to begin in Fall 2008, will help prepare Lapeer High School seniors for a future career in engineering, and give them a jump on their college education. The University of Michigan-Flint is joining with the Lapeer County Intermediate School District Education and Technology Center to offer the pre-engineering program.
If you are looking for a job, want a better job, or are planning on re-entering the labor force you need to make sure that your resume is the best that it can be. The University of Michigan-Flint invites you to a FREE workshop where you will learn "How to Write A Winning Resume."
It will take place Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Happenings Room on the UM-Flint campus.
Reservations are required.
When you think of a Planetarium, the study of the solar system or perhaps a laser show is something that may come to mind. However, in the coming months, the dome at Flint's Longway Planetarium will have a new use. Poetry with a love theme will be presented as part of the new "Poetry Under the Stars" series. Other presentations will cover rebirth, new beginnings, and faith. The presentations will have a multi-cultural flavor, one with Arabic and French to Polish and Spanish.
There will be a memorial service this Friday, January 9, 1 p.m., at the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 Hill Road, Grand Blanc, for Dr. David Wigston, professor of biology in the University of Michigan-Flint College of Arts and Sciences. He was the former director of the University's Office of Research. He died at his home on the 29th of December after a long illness.
Chad Mosher got some help this past weekend with paying off his student loan. Mosher, a freshman at UM-Flint brought home $25,000 from an appearance on the CBS game show 'Million Dollar Password.'
The University of Michigan-Flint Theatre Department has been invited to the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to be held at Saginaw State University in early January. The department has been invited to present its production of How I Learned to Drive that was staged during November on January 10, at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You probably heard it said…'a picture is worth
a thousand words.' But some pictures could
be worth even more. Find out why from Jonathan Schroeder, Chaired Professor of Marketing at the University of Exeter Business School, England. He will be the guest speaker at the University of Michigan-Flint on October 30. Schroeder is a guest of the Student Communications Association and will deliver his presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the Michigan Rooms of University Center. Because of the interest in Schroeder's research, the event is open to the public.
Two colleges of the University of Michigan, one on the Flint campus, the other in Ann Arbor, have formed a partnership to foster success among promising students by increasing the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees granted by both institutions to non-traditional students.