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  • 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.

     
  • All Rooms Filled at New Residence Hall

    Chancellor Ruth J. Person visited the new residence hall as part of her first tour of campus. The facilty will open August 24. As of last week, the Office of Housing and Residence Life announced that all 310 beds in the First Street Residence Hall have been assigned, and a wait list has begun.

     
  • 300 students now call campus home

    What began as a dream became a reality for the University of Michigan-Flint when 300 students moved into the first residence hall on the Flint campus on August 24, 2008.

     
  • Enrollment Record for Fall 2008

    Enrollment at the University of Michigan-Flint has increased for the fall 2008 semester to a record setting level. The overall increase is 5.5% compared to fall 2007. Tenth day enrollment for fall 2008 is 7,260 students compared to fall 2007 which totaled 6,883 students.

     
  • Remembering Dr. Loretta Dauwe

    A memorial service will be held Friday, September 26 in honor of the late Chair of the Computer Science, Engineering Science and Physics Department, Dr. Loretta Dauwe.

    The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre. A tree will be planted on campus in her memory.

     
  • Two Renowned Writers Coming to UM-Flint

    Each year, The Myron and Margaret Winegarden Visiting Professorship brings individuals of national and international reputation to the University of Michigan-Flint campus. This year, Tariq Ali and Christopher Paul Curtis will teach and/or interact with classes, participate in meetings with students and faculty, conduct lectures for students, faculty, staff and the community.

     
  • Flint River Rises Through Campus

    While melting snow and heavy rains caused flooding problems in many parts of Genesee County, UM-Flint was not one of them. The flood control project built by the Army Corp of Engineers that created Riverbank Park about three decades ago, kept the water away from campus and the downtown.

     
  • UM-Flint Selected FOX 66 Green Team Business Award Winner

    The FOX 66 Green Team announced that the University of MichiganFlint is the February recipient of the FOX 66 Green Business Award. The Green Business Award is presented to one local business each month for taking strides to make their workplace more eco-friendly. UM-Flint proudly participates in many eco-friendly programs to serve our community and were highlighted for their efforts during a recent “TV 5 News at 10pm on FOX 66”. The university will continue to receive special recognition through-out February.

     
  • Celebrate History As It Happens

    The Office of the Chancellor and the American Democracy Project (ADP) are celebrating the

    Inauguration by sponsoring a teach-in in the Michigan Rooms of University Center. The almost hour and a half event that begins at 10 a.m.will cover the history, purpose, and function of Presidential Inaugurations, what issues are facing the new administration and the country, and what it means to us all as students, community members, and Americans.