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News Briefs
Cashier's Office moving

Student Loans & Collections reports the Central Campus Cashiers Office will be closed March 6-7 to move from its current location on North University to a new space on the second floor of the Student Activities Building (SAB) adjacent to Student Financial Operations. It will reopen March 10 at its new location, Room 2226 SAB.

Hopwood writing awards announced

Twenty-one U-M students received a share of $25,450 worth of writing prizes in the Hopwood Underclassmen Contest and other contests administered by the Hopwood Awards program honoring the legacy of Avery Hopwood, a 1905 U-M graduate and the most successful Broadway playwright of the 1920s. The Hopwood Underclassmen Contest awarded $10,550 to students. Another $14,900 was awarded in other contests administered by the Hopwood program: the Academy of American Poets Prize, Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry, Jeffrey L. Weisberg Memorial Prize in Poetry and the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship. The winners from Michigan are listed at

Engineering awards nominations sought

The College of Engineering seeks nominations for its 2008 Excellence in Staff Service Award Program. All full- and part-time regular, non-faculty employees in the college, regardless of length of service, are eligible. Nominations will be accepted for individual staff members or staff work groups (two or more) as well as teams who have taken on time-limited tasks. Nominations are also being sought for the 2008 Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award. All full- and part-time regular, non-faculty employees in the college with a minimum of 10 years service who meet the requirements are eligible. For nomination forms and guidelines go to All nominations and supporting materials must be received by March 16. Nomination packets should be addressed to CoE Excellence in Staff Service Awards Selection Committee or Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award Committee, attention Jamie Rutledge, 2437 Lurie Engineering Center Room 2102, 647-7060.

Check password as Daylight Savings Time begins

To protect privacy and security, Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) recommends that staff and faculty check UMICH Kerberos passwords for security once every six months. ITCS suggests checking passwords when clocks are changed March 9 for Daylight Saving Time by answering questions in the ITCS password security checklist at

Johnson Award nominations sought

March 7 is the deadline for nominations for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. Named in honor of Johnson, Dean Emeritus of the School of Social Work, this award recognizes faculty whose service contributes to a more culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Five awards are made annually and they include a $5,000 stipend. Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty on the Ann Arbor campus. Nominations are welcome from faculty, staff and/or students and must include a cover sheet available at, a statement from the nominator regarding the nominee's service and accomplishments in selection criteria areas (see, three letters of support and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vita. Send nomination packets to: Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 3084 Fleming 1340.

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