October 23rd, the University of Michigan Debate Team of Kyle Deming and Alexander Pappas won the 2011 Illinois State University Redbird Debate Tournament.
Spectrum Center is piloting a new mentorship program called Mentorship and Professional/Personal Support (MaPPS). This program intentionally connects LGBTQ students to LGBTQ staff/faculty members who may share similar identities and/or goals.
A student group, Allies for Disability Awareness, is leading a forum to connect students with disabilities and their allies. Plan to join them on Thursday, December 8th.
Have you had a chance yet to chat with the President of the University of Michigan?
President Barack Obama will speak at the Al Glick Field House this Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:30a. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Stop by the Michigan Union Ticket Office beginning at 9a Thursday, January 26th to pick up your ticket. A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The University’s new Collegiate Recovery Program helps students who have to cope with a less talked about struggle when entering the college environment: addiction.
U-M Alumni Association video invites students to get connected.
Therapaws dogs will be at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library starting next week to help with study days! Interact with these great dogs and watch your stress go down!
Wednesday, December 11th 1-4PM
Thursday, December 12th 5-7PM
Friday, December 13th 1-4PM
U-M Planet Blue Guiding Principle
We will pursue purchasing, reuse, recycling, and composting strategies toward long-term waste eradication.
The Spectrum Center has come a long way since the closet-turned-office in which the center was born 40 years ago. Join the U-M community in celebration of the Spectrum Center with a host of events this weekend!
Happy National Coffee Day!
We celebrate National Coffee Day in enjoyment of one of our nation’s leading pick-me-up beverages. Friday morning (9/28) the University Unions, will be offering FREE cups of coffee at UU Café locations! Learn more...
Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S) is a co-curricular peer mentorship program sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center in University of Michigan's Student Life.The S.I.B.S. program is dedicated to obtaining social, professional, and academic success among first-year students in efficient, meaningful ways such as encouraging social involvement, activism, and organizational participation.This year, we are projecting to have at least 80-100 Little SIBS join the program!
The morning of October 4th was certainly a highlight of Aaron Kall's tenure as Director of the University's Debate Program. Aaron was the featured expert for the first presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney, on NBC affiliate WDIV-TV Channel 4 in Detroit with Rhonda Walker and Guy Gordon. Jared Wadley, Laura Lessnau, and Bernie DeGroat from the University of Michigan News Service were instrumental in securing this opportunity to help promote U-M, The Division of Student Affairs, and the Debate Program.
New to winter in Michigan? These tips can help you survive and even thrive in the season.
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a full service law enforcement agency. University Police Officers patrol all campus buildings and grounds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DPS officers have the authority to investigate, search, arrest and use reasonable force as necessary to protect persons and property and to enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the Ordinance of the Regents of the University of Michigan.
Arab Heritage Month is a special opportunity to enhance understanding of the nuanced and diverse aspects of Arab American heritage. Arab immigrants and their descendants have made important contributions to the growth of this country. As doctors and scientists, engineers, bankers, teachers, entrepreneurs and entertainers – and so much more – Arab contributions and heritage are woven inextricably into the fabric of American society.
Every month or so, a small, random selection of students from both the undergrad and graduate schools are invited to meet with President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice President for Student Affairs Royster Harper. The purpose of these Fireside Chats is so that students can meet the figures in an informal setting and voice any thoughts or concerns they might have about the University and its many programs and initiatives.
Student Life needs your input! Are you opinionated about Student Life issues? Interested in forming meaningful relationships with faculty and staff? Want to make a real impact at the University? Joining one of the many student advisory boards on campus is a great way to enhance your University experience.
There are approximately 20 student advisory groups within Student Life that cover a variety of topics. And they all want to hear from you! From the Career Center to the Spectrum Center, from the Center for Campus Involvement to Counseling & Psychological Services, you're sure to find something to suit your interests.
February 15th, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Come to the Local Food Summit and celebrate food love! This event includes a keynote speech by Judy Wicks, presentations, breakout sessions and initiatives for a sustainable community. It’s a great opportunity to join the local food movement in Michigan.
The fair is a day-long event where elementary school students participate in “edu-active” activities put on by University student organizations. In accordance with the theme of this year’s fair, “K-Zoo,” organizers created habitat-themed zones, such as jungle, safari, arctic and underwater.
The Go North! Initiative whose mission is to bring excitement and vibrancy to the campus community on North Campus hosted the first ever Hot Air Balloon Festival yesterday, September 22nd from 4:00-8:00pm. The turnout for the event surpassed Go North committee’s expectations with attendance at approximately 500 comprised of students from North and Central resident halls as well as residents and families from the Northwood communities.
Learn the best practices of fundraising. Conference Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
You are cordially invited to walk down the blue carpet at the Michigan Difference Student Leadership awards with your friends, fellow organization members, or even solo in your snazzy casual attire for a night filled with swag, music, food and many surprises. The Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards will be held on March 28th from 6-9 pm. at the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom.
A new wave of excitement and energy arrived on North Campus, in the form of some 200 high school students, who, during the month of July, immersed themselves in intensive training more typical of the college or university level than high school.
The history, science and art of coffee were the areas of focus at the Michigan Coffee Conference hosted by University Unions at Pierpont Commons on May 10-11, 2012. About a dozen University Unions Food Service staff and several student staff from the coffee cafes, including Bert’s and Beanster’s, also attended the conference to sharpen their barista skills.
Student and professional staff are both essential parts of the Michigan Housing team, and we are always ready to listen when ResStaff have concerns. While we hold that trust and dialogue are better ways of accomplishing a common goal, we understand that some ResStaff may have felt that disruptive action is necessary.
We assure you that this is not the case, and we are grateful for the recent ResStaff feedback that prompted us to provide new PPE to all communities, clarify our public health policies with residents, and improve communication with you. Read more
Each year, Americans observe National Native American Heritage Month throughout November, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors had lived in North America for hundreds of years. This year, MESA/Trotter and the Native American Student Association (NASA) collaborated with the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) to bring a wide range of events to celebrate Native American culture with the University of Michigan campus community.
Center for Japanese Studies' events marking the one-year anniversary of the earthquakes and tsunami in Northeastern Japan begin this week. The photo exhibition, “PhotoVoice: 3/11 Disasters through Women’s Lenses,” will be opened with a public reception this Thursday, March 8th (5:30-6:30pm). The exhibition will be on view in the International Institute’s Gallery space from March 8th through the end of April.
Halloween is just a few days away and for many people that means an opportunity to have fun times, dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. With all of this excitement, considering safety is also important.
Rocky Mazzaro will be joining Student Life and University Unions as our Finance/Business Manager. Rocky has a strong background in business and finance, and has also worked in higher education. Most recently he comes to us from Concordia University, where he served as Vice President for Business and University Services.
LeaderShape®, Inc. recently asked the LeaderShape community to share "How are you LeaderShape? What did your experience with The LeaderShape Institute mean to you? How have you been impacted by those six days?" Michigan LeaderShape August '10 participant Keegan Cisowski was a finalist in this contest, sharing the energy that his experience hs helped to focus. Congrats, Keegan!
The Spectrum Center Student Advisory Board serves as a space for students to address the needs and concerns of LGBTQA individuals on the University of Michigan campus. Consisting of students who represent a wide range of academic levels, disciplines and social identities, the body will examine the institutional climate for LGBTQA students and explore ways to enhance students' experience. In its capacity as a voice of the LGBTQA student population, the board will serve as an important resource to help guide the work of the Spectrum Center.
Looking for some assistance in your courses, or just a productive space to get work done? These daily study tables are hosted by the Leaders and Best Program in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI).
OAMI mentors (Academic Success Partners) are available for tutoring help! Study Tables are free and will cover various subjects.
On behalf of the University of Michigan's Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center (TMC), we would like to invite you to our upcoming 19th Annual Taste of Culture event taking place on Sunday, September 8th from 2PM - 6PM at the Trotter Multicultural Center (1443 Washtenaw Ave. off South University).
- Korey's Krispy Chicken
- Mongolian Grill
- Lucky Kitchen
- Eastern Flame
- Los Amigos
- Haifa Falafel
- Jamaican Jerk
- Earthen Jar
- What Crepe?
For more info on “Taste of Culture” and other events, visit www.mesa.umich.edu
Also, “like” us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/MesaTrotter?ref=hl
With the introduction of UM’s Interim Procedure for Addressing Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Students, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution is interested in feedback or comments students might have related to the interim procedure or ideas about what they would like a future policy to look like. Please visit www.oscr.umich.edu for details on the interim procedure and send thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear University of Michigan Community:
As Wolverines, the importance of cultivating a culture of care for self and others has always been paramount and is of particular importance in this shared moment of crisis and challenge. It is right for us to reflect on the values we hold as individuals and the values we embrace as a community. University values are outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety. These values stand as long-held community-defined commitments rooted in social justice and put into practice through a restorative approach. It is these values which continue to serve as a guide as we live into our Pledge to Take Care of the Maize & Blue.
The time of year has come where everyone is in a hurry (or dreading) to move out. The boxes are packed and suitcases are ready to go – but how does this process work? Luckily, University Housing has provided guidelines for moving out of the dorms! Residence halls and Northwood Apartments Move-Out must be completed by Friday, May 3, so make sure to plan ahead if you will be moving out during the last week of finals. If you live an apartment and your lease is up or you found a subletter and need to move, these tips apply to you