The University Record, July 19, 1993

Briefings

Alumnae Council welcomes nominations for 2 awards

The Alumnae Council invites the University community to nominate U-M alumnae for two programs—the Athena Award and the Alumna-in-Residence Award—that recognize and honor distinguished women of outstanding accomplishment and service. Recipients are selected by a committee composed of representatives of the alumnae, faculty and the University administration.

Nominations are welcome at any time. Current-year nominations will be reviewed in early December. For information or to obtain nomination forms, contact Jo Rumsey through e-mail or call 763-9709.

Magazine recycling begins this fall

Glossy magazines and catalogs will be added to the campus recycling program this fall. Grounds and Waste Management’s Recycling Office is developing a plan to collect magazines in cooperation with Building Services, Housing Facilities and others who will handle the material.

Recycle Ann Arbor recently added magazines to the City of Ann Arbor’s residential recycling program. For information about special handling options for magazines now, call 763-5539.

Group Life Insurance premiums reduced for persons under age 50

Effective with July paychecks, the University has reduced group life insurance premiums paid by some staff members and their departments. Premiums paid by staff members who are under 50 years of age will be reduced by 26 percent to 30 percent. Premiums remain the same for persons age 50 and older. The change was made so that premiums better reflect the claims experience of each age group.

Next Record Aug. 16

The next Record, Aug. 16, will cover the three-week period Aug. 16–Sept. 7. The deadline for Calendar and News Brief items is 5 p.m. Aug. 10. The Record will resume weekly publication Sept. 7.

Nancy Drew’s work will be featured at Ann Arbor Art Fairs

Whimsical t-shirts, mugs and note cards designed by Chicago artist Nancy Drew will be on sale at the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s booth at this year’s Ann Arbor Art Fair, in front of Gold Bond Cleaners on Maynard Street.

A Nancy Drew mixed-media painting valued at $2,500 will be given to the winner of a drawing at the conclusion of the fairs. Everyone who visits the Cancer Center booth will be eligible to win.

Children also will be invited to color Nancy Drew coloring sheets. Free sunscreen and cancer educational materials will be available. Proceeds from the sale will benefit cancer research and patient care programs at the Cancer Center.

Needed: faculty and staff mentors for new students

Faculty and staff from all academic and career fields are being recruited to serve as mentors through the University Mentorship Program.

More than 1,100 first-year students participated in the Mentorship Program last year. All first-year students will be invited to sign up this year. Students who apply and are accepted will be matched by academic and/or career interests with a volunteer faculty or staff mentor, a volunteer peer undergraduate mentor and three other first-year students.

To volunteer as a mentor or for information, contact Pennie Reed through e-mail or call 764-6413.

Carillon recital series concludes Aug. 2

The Seven Mondays at Seven summer carillon recitals continue today (July 19) with Todd Fair of the Netherlands. Also scheduled: Brian Swager, Indiana University, July 26; and Janet Tebbel, Philadelphia, Penn., Aug. 2.

All recitals begin at 7 p.m. Following the recitals, listeners are invited to visit the playing cabin and bells, which are accessible from the eighth floor of Burton Tower.

Carillonneurs will perform original pieces for the instrument as well as transcriptions and arrangements of familiar works.

Turner and Otolaryngology offer free hearing screening

Turner Geriatric Services, in conjunction with the Department of Otolaryngology’s Division of Audiology, will provide free hearing screening for persons over 50 years of age 1–4 p.m. Tues. (July 20) at Turner Clinic. The test is not appropriate for persons with previously diagnosed hearing losses or current hearing aid users. Registration is limited to 18 individuals. For a reservation or information, call 764-2556.

Host families needed

Host families are needed for a number of Russian undergraduate students who will be enrolled at the U-M next year. The students, all of whom speak English, will live in residence halls but need a “family contact” for holidays and weekends, according to the Center for Russian and East European Studies. For information, call 747-2237.

Joe Owsley’s retirement reception is July 20

A retirement reception for Joseph H. Owsley, director of News and Information Services, will be held 4–6 p.m. Tues. (July 20) on the patio of the Michigan Union. Owsley, who has worked at the U-M for more than 22 years, retires July 31.

Intramural Sports sponsors golf tourney, cross country run

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program entry deadline for golf (best ball twosome) is 2 p.m. July 28 at the Main Office of the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB). The entry fee is $10 per team plus green fees for the July 30 tournament at the U-M Golf Course.

The entry deadline for the Aug. 9 cross country run is 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. that day at the IMSB. The fee is $5 for the race that begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Field/Gallup Park complex.

Turner sponsors support group

Turner Geriatric Services is sponsoring a free Caring for Aging Relatives support group, which meets once a month. The next meeting is noon–1:30 p.m. July 22 in the first floor conference room, Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

3 vanpools looking for riders

The Brighton, Hamburg and Tecumseh vanpools are looking for riders. For information, call the drivers: Patricia Tongusi, 763-1415, Brighton; Brenda Vibbart, 761-7981, Hamburg; and Ruth Ziegler, 747-3841, Tecumseh.

For the Record . . .

The name of the Solar Car Team’s chief meteorologist, Joe Bartlo, was mis-spelled in the July 7 issue of the Record. Accurate weather forecasting was vital to the strategy that led to Maize & Blue’s Sunrayce 93 victory.

Michigan Union Ticket Office offers discount tickets

Discount tickets for Cedar Point and Sea World are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. For information, call 763-TKTS or stop by the ticket office on the ground floor of the Union.

Group Life Insurance premiums reduced for those under age 50

Effective with July paychecks, the University has reduced group life insurance premiums paid by staff members and departments. Reductions of 26 percent to 30 percent affect premiums paid by staff members under the age of 50. For individuals age 50 and older, premiums remain the same. The change is being made so that the premiums will better reflect the claims experience of each age group.

Dearborn offers degree in special education/learning disabilities

The U-M-Dearborn will offer a new master’s degree program in special education/learning disabilities this fall.

The program includes an endorsement in learning disabilities that will provide teachers with the planning, management and communication skills needed to promote collaboration among general and special educators.

The degree requires 30 credit hours of course work at the 500 level and completion of an internship. For information, call 436-9135.

Museum changes hours, fees

The Exhibit Museum is now open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1–5 p.m. Sunday.

All groups of 10 or more must make reservations at least two weeks in advance. A $5 deposit, which will be applied toward the total cost of the visit, is required for any group of 10 or more that makes a reservation.

Reservations for September through next July can be made beginning Aug. 23 by calling 764-0478.

Fees are $2 per person for guided tours and for planetarium shows, with a minimum charge of $20 per group. Unguided visits to browse the collections are 50 cents per person.

Reservations are not available for public planetarium shows, which are offered only on Saturdays and Sundays. Family shows, suitable for all ages, are shown at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Feature shows for children age 5 and above, are shown at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to all weekend planetarium shows is $2.50 per person.

Turner offers memory course

A three-session memory course will be offered by Turner Geriatric Services 1:30–3:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 at the Remote Lounge, Parkway Meadows, 2575 Sandalwood.

Social workers Lynn Stern and Janet Fogler will teach the course. For information or to preregister, $8 for materials, call 764-2556.

Henry Ford Estate marks Ford’s 130th birthday

The Henry Ford Estate on the U-M-Dearborn campus will mark the 130th anniversary of the auto pioneer’s birth July 30 with discounted tours and birthday cake for visitors.

Guided tours of the Estate and powerhouse will be offered 10 a.m.–4 p.m. for $1.

The Estate, home to Ford and his wife Clara for more than 30 years, is Michigan’s only National Historic Landmark home open to the public, with tours available through December. Tours are regularly $6 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

The outdoor Ford Discovery Trail, a self-guided tour that features the Estate’s grounds and gardens, is open through Labor Day for $2 per person. For information, call 593-5590.

Inquire now about Gardens’ docent training program

A joint docent training program for the Nichols Arboretum and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will be offered in October.

A docent is a volunteer guide who introduces the plant world as found in these two U-M facilities. Anyone who enjoys plants and nature and who is enthusiastic about sharing that interest with children and adults is a potential docent.

The class will meet for three hours on Saturday mornings over approximately five months, excluding December. Individuals completing the class will be qualified to lead tours in either the Nichols Arboretum or the Matthaei Conservatory on weekends or during the week. A two-year commitment to give tours, in addition to the training year, is expected.

For information, call 998-7061.

Sign up now for HomeSharing

Homeowners interested in learning about HomeSharing, a Housing Bureau for Seniors program that matches homeowners in Washtenaw County age 55 and over who need extra rent money, light chore services or companionship with “homesharers” willing to help out, should call 763-0970.

References are checked on all applicants and “match counseling” is available. Homeowners interested in learning more about HomeShare are encouraged to apply now to take advantage of the approaching housing rush.

Undergraduate research program accepting faculty applications

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program is accepting faculty applications for the 1993–94 academic year through July 31.

The UROP especially needs projects in the humanities, business, art, architecture, physical sciences and mathematics and engineering. Projects in all disciplines are welcome. More than 400 students are expected to enroll in the program this fall.

UROP provides freshmen and sophomores with opportunities to work with faculty on ongoing faculty research projects. For information or an application, call Ida Tomlin, 747-3646.