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  • UM-Flint Awarded Brighter Futures Grant

    A new program will encourage University of Michigan-Flint students and alumni to work on-site with students at Flint Northern High School to help eighth and ninth graders, to gain proficiency in mathematics. The program entitled, University of Michigan-Flint Community Math Partnership is being funded by a Brighter Futures Grant awarded by the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC).

     
  • University to Offer Health Insurance to International Travelers

    Effective January 1, 2008, a new health insurance plan—University of Michigan HTH Worldwide Travel Abroad Health Insurance—will be required for all undergraduate students and selected other students participating in University for-credit or administered programs outside of the United States. This applies to students of all three U-M campuses.
    Information from U-M University Record

     
  • Former Detroit Police Chief Conducts Diversity Training at UM-Flint

    University of Michigan-Flint police and security officers will be participating in a two-day diversity training session led by former Detroit Police Chief Dr. Isaiah McKinnon. Officers and staff from safety departments at Mott Community College and Kettering University have been invited to join the sessions.

     
  • UM-Flint Helps Families File for Financial Aid

    The Financial Aid Office of the University of Michigan-Flint will help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA during the College Goal Sunday event on Sunday, February 10, 2008.

     
  • “Go Red” for Good Health

    Flint area women are being offered a FREE health screening at the University of Michigan-Flint. On Monday, February 18, a Health Fair and “Go Red” for women’s heart health luncheon will be held in the Harding Mott University Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

     
  • UM-Flint’s Big Sweep at 2008 ADDY Awards

    University of Michigan-Flint COM/ART students picked up 10 student ADDYs at the recent annual awards presentation. The students claimed four Gold and six Silver awards. The Office of University Relations picked up five awards. The annual adverting awards are sponsored by FAAF (Flint Area Advertising Federation).

     
  • UM-Flint Students Join Efforts to Create University Ave.

    There is a major drive to rename the street that connects Kettering University to the University of Michigan-Flint. The two schools, along with the City of Flint, and Metro Housing Partnership, Inc.are working together on the formal re-naming of Third Avenue to “University Avenue.”

     
  • Two Rec Center Employees to Receive “Everyday Heroes” Award

    Two University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center employees have been selected to receive the American Red Cross Salute to Everyday Heroes Workplace Good Samaritan award. Each year, the Red Cross solicits nominations from the community in order to honor those individuals who have shown exceptional courage, kindness, and unselfish character by their acts of heroism.

     
  • UM-Flint Adds New Emergency Notification Alert System

    Students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan-Flint now can register to receive voice and text messages during major emergencies on campus with the addition of a new emergency notification alert system.

     
  • Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholars Selected

    The Scholarships, Awards and Special Events Committee has announced the graduates selected to receive the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award, the highest academic award bestowed upon a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint. These awards will be given at the April 27, 2008 Commencement.

     
  • Jim Abbott to Speak at UM-Flint Commencement

    James “Jim” Abbott, Flint native and former U-M baseball pitcher who went on to play for several pro teams, will be the speaker at the University of Michigan-Flint’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Perani Arena and Event Center. Abbott will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws, as well.

     
  • Board of Regents Approves Construction of Kearsley Corridor

    The University of Michigan Board of Regents today authorized construction of a roadway through the university’s Flint campus. The estimated $1.9-million project, to be funded by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, will reconnect two sections of E. Kearsley Street.

     
  • UM-Flint Announces Tuition for 2008-2009 Academic Year

    Tuition at the University of Michigan-Flint for the 2008/2009 academic year will increase less than 6%, while institution financial aid will jump almost 8%. The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a 5.9% increase for in-state, full-time undergraduate students at the June 19 meeting. This latest increase is the lowest at the University of Michigan-Flint in the past three years.

     
  • IU KOKOMO’S PERSON APPOINTED NEW CHANCELLOR OF UM-FLINT

    Ruth J. Person, chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo, has been appointed as the seventh leader of the University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved her appointment at the June 19 meeting. Person, an alumna of the U of M, will assume her new role on August 18.

     
  • 2009 Critical Issues Forum Speakers Selected

    The University of Michigan-Flint is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2009 Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum. This year’s forum brings four speakers to Flint who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields. The lineup for 2009 includes:

    Dr. David Walton – physician, humanitarian and world health expert
    Zanny Minton-Beddoes – economist
    Newt Gingrich – politician, architect of the “Contract with America”
    Jerome Ringo – environmentalist, President of the Apollo Alliance.

    The 2009 Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum begins April 23 with Jerome Ringo. The noon luncheon will be held at the Northbank Center in downtown Flint.

    A series ticket is $125.00.

     
  • Beloved Professor Matthew Hilton-Watson Passes Suddenly

    It is with extraordinary sadness that we announce that Associate Professor Matthew Hilton-Watson passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon. Matt was in the midst of doing what he loved – teaching students.

     
  • Alumnus Helps Establish Unique Internships

    Students interested in engineering now have an opportunity for a paid internship leading to guaranteed full-time employment at a unique military engineering center. Thanks to the efforts of the University of Michigan-Flint Academic Advising and Career Center and a chance meeting with an alumnus.

     
  • UM-Flint Named a “Best in the Midwest”

    The University of Michigan-Flint is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of the institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section on its website feature 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region.