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News Briefs

Mobile Secretary of State branch office set to roll

A mobile Secretary of State office is scheduled to visit campus from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, the last day to register to vote in the November election. It is scheduled to park outside the Michigan League. The 24-foot trailer provides all services found at any Secretary of State branch office and is accessible for people with disabilities. The U-M stop is the last on the mobile office’s 2006 college tour to almost all of Michigan’s public universities. The unit has logged over 100,000 miles in nearly nine years, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Register online for Kids Kare

The U-M Work/Life Resource Center Kids Kare at Home registration is under way. Kids Kare is a safe and secure emergency backup option for those times when regular child care is unavailable, such as when a child needs to stay home due to illness but the parent can't take off work. To use the program, faculty, staff and students must register Oct. 9-20 at An hourly rate of service will be determined at signup. Once registered, a person can use the emergency child care by making a phone call. Those enrolled in 2006 must reregister for next year.

Credit Union opens new branch

The U-M Credit Union opened its sixth branch Oct. 2 at 2613 Plymouth Road in the Traver Village Mall. The 2,600-square-foot, full-service branch will offer account opening, teller services, an automated teller machine and Saturday hours. U-M Credit Union has over 43,000 members and assets of $331 million. Other branches are at 333 E. William, 305 E. Eisenhower, in the Pierpont Commons on North Campus, the Michigan Union and U-M-Dearborn.

Event to welcome diversity center director

A welcome reception for Phillip Bowman, founding director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), is scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. at the School of Education Brownlee Room. Bowman came to the University in August from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where most recently he served as director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. In concert with the NCID Steering Committee, Bowman currently is developing a research agenda and complement of programs for the center. The U-M community is invited to come and meet Bowman, celebrate the work of the NCID and learn more about its future direction. The event is to be hosted by Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts.

New safety handbook available

The 2006-07 edition of the U-M Campus Safety Handbook is available at Hard-copy versions are available from the Office of Student Affairs, Human Resources and Affirmative Action offices, the admissions office in the Student Activities Building or any DPS neighborhood office. It offers safety tips, information on emergency services, University policies, state laws and additional support services. The publication includes three-year statistics of reported crime on the Ann Arbor campus and adjoining properties in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Cutout wallet cards that list emergency phone numbers to report crimes will be available at DPS neighborhood offices. Additional safety and security information can be viewed on the DPS Web site at

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