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News Briefs

Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni

The Alumni Association will present its 2004 Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA) to John Henshaw (MPH '74), Laurence Kirshbaum ('66), Leslie Loomans ('66, MBA'73) and Thomas Varbedian ('52, MD'56). Alumnus S. Spencer Scott ('14) of New York established the DASA in 1947 to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves "by reason of services performed on behalf of the University of Michigan or in connection with its organized alumni activities." The annual award is the highest honor the association can bestow upon an alumnus/a on behalf of the University. The association will host an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League. A reception will follow. For more information, call (734) 764-0384 or visit

Women of Color Task Force seeks presenters for conference

The Women of Color Task Force is seeking presenters to facilitate professional development workshops at its 2005 Career Conference. The conference is March 4, 2005, with the theme "Inclusion and Opportunity: Recognizing Everyone's Contribution." The annual event offers 50 professional and personal development workshops, networking opportunities for conference attendees, and has an average attendance of more than 600 people. Presenters interested in learning more about the conference and/or in facilitating workshops should contact Joyce French at by Oct. 31.

Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office needs election inspectors

With a high voter turnout expected Nov. 2, the Ann Arbor City Clerk's office is seeking anyone affiliated with U-M to help oversee poll-closing operations. The shift begins at 7:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 2-3 hours. Training will be provided, but the position requires patience, objectivity and attention to detail. Workers must be at least 18 years old and will be paid $8 an hour. A regular poll shift from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. also may be available. An application for both positions is at under "Election Inspector Application." For more information, contact Winifred Northcross or Yvonne Carl in the City Clerk's office at (734) 994-2725 by Oct. 11.

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