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News Briefs

Scholarships available for children of faculty and staff

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is accepting applications for the Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Any undergraduate student enrolled on the Ann Arbor campus who is a child of a faculty or staff member on the Ann Arbor campus with at least a 50 percent appointment is eligible to apply. Eight $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.

To apply, students must demonstrate financial need by submitting a 2005-06 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor by March 1 (available from OFA or at; and a Faculty and Staff Scholarship application to OFA by March 25 (also available at OFA or at

For more information, contact the OFA Scholarship Office at (734) 763-4119.

CASE honors Engineering Web site

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education's fifth district (CASE V), comprising six Midwestern states, recently awarded the College of Engineering's 150th anniversary Web site the Silver Award—for individual Web page or section—during the first "Pride of CASE V" awards program in Chicago. School of Art & Design student Addam Wassel, former designer Mark Nystrom, Editor Bill Clayton and Director of Publications Byron Roberts collaborated on the project.

New Voices of the Staff program planned

Sponsored by President Mary Sue Coleman and Chief Human Resource Officer Laurita Thomas, Voices of the Staff is a new volunteer program to discuss the most widely shared staff concerns, and create an ongoing dialogue between staff members and top University leaders.

A Feb. 9 launch event will bring together a volunteer group of staff members for facilitated discussions to help determine the topics of greatest importance. The goal is to create a microcosm of the staff community. Volunteers for this topic-planning session need only commit to the Feb. 9 event. The topics that emerge will determine the focus areas of the VOICES network for the coming year, and a separate member application process will be announced.

To learn more or to nominate yourself as a volunteer for the launch event (nomination deadline Jan. 21), visit the Web site at Watch the Record for more details on this new program.

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