Interim President B. Joseph White will be honored at a public ceremony and reception 3:30 p.m. July 24 in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. Members of the Michigan Union Board of Representatives will unveil a bronze plaque recognizing Whites service as interim president. All University community members are invited.
Let your voice be heard at the University Musical Society Choral Union Summer Sings. No auditions are necessary to participate in these choral-reading sessions. On July 22, Bradley Bloom, dean of administrative affairs and lecturer at the School of Music, will conduct Handels Israel in Egypt. The Choral Unions Thomas Sheets will conduct Mozarts C-Minor Mass July 29. Everyone is welcome. The Choral Union will provide the musical scores and refreshments. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and singing starts at 7 p.m. in Auditorium 4 of the Modern Language Bldg. For more information, call (734) 763-8996 or send e-mail to choralunion.umich.edu.
The MichiVan vanpool group and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority RideShare program are looking for a few good commuters. You must live in Canton, Livonia, Northville or Farmington Hills, and work in Ann Arbor. The leased vans hold seven to 15 passengers and usually operate from one or two pick-up locations. The commuter group designates a primary driver and several back-up drivers. The pools minimize wear and tear on your personal vehicle, along with the cost of gas, maintenance, insurance and parking. For more information, call (800) VAN-RIDE (826-7433), ext. 23, or (877) 971-POOL (7665).
Rackham is accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program. These $5,000 salary awards are available to faculty in a range of social science and humanities fields. U-M will screen applicants and may nominate up to two faculty members. Pre-applications must be received no later than Sept. 6.
For more information, contact Homer Rose at email@example.com or visit the NEH Web site at www.NEH.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html.
The School of Dentistry is fitting athletes of all ages for free mouth guards 9 a.m.noon July 27. U-M dental and dental hygiene students will make the protective gear. The guards will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only 120 guards will be made. The program will be held on the third floor of the School of Dentistry on Central Campus.
For more information, call (734) 615-1971.
Sign up now for summer English classes offered by the Family Housing Language Program. The classes are open to all children, teens and adults. Native English speakers also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners.
For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Biennial Fiber Exhibition will open with a 2 p.m. reception July 20 at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the U-MDearborn. Members of the Michigan League of Handweavers will display their artwork produced from a variety of materials and techniques. The exhibition will run through Aug. 30. The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located in the Mardigian Library. Admission to the Gallery is free. For more information, call (313)593-5058.
Middle and high school teachers and students are invited to attend a July 29Aug. 2 seminar on pop culture poetry or rap. Poetry Outloud: Teaching Slam and Other Spoken Word Forms is sponsored by the School of Education, English department and Rackham School of Graduate Studies as part of the Making American Literatures program. For more information or to register, call (734) 647-2529 or (734) 615-1409.
Employees can now split their direct deposit transactions between two financial institutions. Employees must complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form to elect direct deposit or change existing direct deposit information. Forms are available at www.umich.edu/~payroll/ or at the Payroll Office in Wolverine Tower.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) will not operate regular fixed-route bus service, A-Ride paratransit or senior taxi services on July 4.
AATA offices also will be closed in observance of the holiday. Passengers can use AATA Holiday Ride shared-ride taxi service on the 4th for just $2 a person. Seniors and persons with disabilities may ride for $1. Regular routes resume July 5.
For more information, visit the Web at www.theride.org.
There are still openings in the KidSport Summer Programs. Session II runs July 8July 19; Session III runs July 22Aug. 2. For more information, call (734) 647-2708 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Get in shape this summer with U-Move Fitness classes. For more information on the classes, call (734) 764-1342. Register for
U-Move classes in room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 8:30 a.m.5 p.m.
The Arts of Citizenship at the U-M has received a $7,382 Extend the Reach grant for its Students on Site program. The additional funds will help this teaching partnership with the Ann Arbor schools expand into at least eight other elementary schools and explore ways to transfer the curriculum to Ypsilanti. The partnership lets students explore history through hands-on classroom activities; field trips to historic sites; and a Web site of archival documents, photos and maps.
A $50,000 grant from the Michigan Virtual University is allowing the School of Education Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education and Education Prof. Ron Marx to develop online courses for teachers. The classes will be offered to Michigan teachers for continuing education units, which are required to maintain state teaching certification.
The Center for Japanese Studies is presenting a free film series featuring the work of director Hiroshi Teshigahara. Beginning July 12 and running every Friday through Aug. 2, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Lorch Hall.
July 12The Pitfall, July 19Woman in the Dunes, July 26The Face of Another, and Aug. 2Vita and Summer Soldiers.
Orpheus Ascending: A Backward Glance at Opera is on display through August in the north lobby of the Hatcher Graduate Library. The exhibit spans four centuries of opera history with books, magazines, sound recordings, posters, photos, costume sketches and other memorabilia.
For more information, call (734) 936-3814 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bentley Library is hosting Lavender Legacy at Maize and Blue now through Oct. 31.
The exhibit traces the 30-year history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs (LGBTA) Office at the University.
For more information on this free, public exhibit, call (734) 764-3482.
Endowment and quasi-endowment records are now online for University viewing. Financial Operations recently completed the imaging and indexing of these documents. The endowment files contain information about the establishment, use and any restrictions that apply to the original gift. They detail the quarterly investment earnings of the endowment. To view these records, visit www.umich.edu/~finops/home.html. For more information, call (734) 647-3773 or (734) 647-3801.
The campus and community are invited to join in the dedication of the 2002 Gardenscape Design at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at noon July 7. The design, Transitions, is one of a series funded by Ford Motor Company. Its situated on the north side of the Gateway Garden and was designed by Korzon Landscapes of Ann Arbor.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is teaming up with other law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving during the July 4th holiday week. As part of the national campaign, You Drink & Drive. You Lose, DPS officers will conduct patrols to arrest impaired drivers. If arrested, drivers could lose their license and/or pay hefty fines.