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Siren test May 11

The city of Ann Arbor Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the outdoor warning sirens at 1 p.m. May 11.

This is a monthly test of the siren system that is intended as a warning for people who are outside that bad weather is approaching.

U-M receives Rx Benefit Innovation Award
U-M was one of three organizations presented with the Rx Benefit Innovation Award recognizing creative approaches to drug benefit program management. The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) presented the awards April 29 during PBMI's annual drug utilization management conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The University was recognized for demonstrating the value of consolidating drug benefit management services across all health plans and utilizing internal clinical resources for drug benefit management.

Regents to meet May 20 at U-M-D

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting May 20 in the Music Room of the Henry Ford Estate on the U-M-Dearborn campus. Public comments will open the meeting at 1:30 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Chancellor at (313) 593-5330.

Parking applications due in May

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) reminds all faculty and staff that parking permit applications for 2004-05 must be submitted in May in order to maintain uninterrupted parking access. Current AVI device holders must sign up for continuing payroll deduction. Renewal applications were mailed to the home addresses of existing permit holders in late April. New permit applications for eligible faculty and staff can be obtained from the PTS office at 508 Thompson or by e-mailing PTS at umpark@umich.edu. Several changes in the permit system are reflected in this year's applications. Visit http://www.parking.umich.edu for more information about parking permits and instructions for completing applications.

Students rate high on standardized test

Students in U-M-Dearborn's School of Management have the second-highest standardized test scores among part-time MBA programs in Michigan, according to Business Week Online. The U-M-Dearborn average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score was 580 for the fall 2003 entering class. The average GMAT score for all those taking the test worldwide is 528. In the state, U-M-Dearborn's average GMAT score was second only to U-M-Ann Arbor among part-time master's degree students. GMAT scores for students entering the online MBA program averaged 586. During the fall of 2003, 451 students were enrolled in either the campus or online MBA.

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