The University Record, September 12, 1994

Briefings

Learn how to find your way around the Library

Tours of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will be offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today–Fri. (Sept. 12–16). To reserve a spot, sign up for tours at the North Lobby Circulation Desk or call 764-0400. All tours begin in the North Lobby of the Graduate Library.

Drop-in sessions on how to use MIRLYN, the Library’s online catalog system, will be held at noon and 4 p.m. Mon.–Wed. (Sept. 12–14) in Room 203, Graduate Library.

Regents will meet Sept. 19

The Regents will begin their meeting at 9 a.m. Mon. (Sept. 19) in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. They are expected to vote to go into an executive session. They will resume in a public meeting at 1 p.m. in the Regents’ Room. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. Agenda items include the annual financial statements for 1993–94 and the year-end financial information for 1993–94.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office, 764-3883. For TDD services, call 747-1388.

NIS is looking for you

News and Information Services (NIS) would like to receive current vitas or biographical information from all faculty, administrators and professional staff. The office maintains an extensive biographical file and uses these materials to respond to public and media requests for information. Copies should be sent to NIS at 412 Maynard St., 1399.

For the record ...

During open enrollment, Oct. 10–28, the Benefits Enrollment Line will be open 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Daylight Savings Time (DST). It will close at 4:30 p.m. DST on Oct. 28. The time zone was incorrect in a Sept. 6 article on open enrollment.

LS&A faculty meet today

LS&A faculty will meet at 4:10 p.m. today (Sept. 12) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. New faculty members, chairs and directors, and recipients of named professorships will be introduced. Special awards also will be announced.

Church Street Structure open

Construction work on the Church Street Parking Structure, begun earlier this summer, has been completed on schedule. The structure is now available for parking.

Free hearing screening offered

Turner Geriatric Services and the Department of Otolaryngology Division of Audiology will provide free hearing screening 1–4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Turner Clinic, 1010 Wall St., for people over age 50. The test is not appropriate for people with previously diagnosed hearing losses or hearing aid users.

For a reservation, call 764-2556. Registration is limited to 18 individuals.

Burns’ ‘Baseball’ begins Sept. 18

Ken Burns’ “Baseball” will premiere at 8 p.m. Sun. (Sept 18) on WFUM/TV28, a broadcast service of U-M-Flint.

The series is divided into nine episodes called “Innings.” Innings one through five will be telecast 8–10 p.m. Sept. 18–22. The series will resume Sept. 25 and run through Sept. 28.

The series focuses on the struggles of a nation: the clash of labor and management, the search for heroes, the rise of popular culture and the quest for racial justice.

Retirement program organizes Computer User Study Group

A Computer User Study Group for individuals age 55 and older is being organized as part of Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement Program. An organizational meeting is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the first floor conference room, Turner Clinic, 1010 Wall St. The fee is $10.

Various computer applications will be discussed by this peer-led study group, including computer networks such as Senior Net and e-mail applications.

For information, call 764-2556, mornings.

Exhibition features display of devotional objects

The exhibition “Beyond Empire: Artistic Expressions of Byzantium,” a small display of devotional objects demonstrating the widespread reception of Byzantine artistic traditions, opens at the Museum of Art Sept. 17 and will remain on view through Oct. 30. Included in the exhibition are a gravestone, icons, a censer and a manuscript leaf.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 20th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, scheduled Oct. 20–23 on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building.

You Can Quit!

The University Health Service (UHS) is offering its motivational program “You Can Quit!” noon–1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the UHS. The free program is designed to help people develop a plan for quitting smoking when they are ready.

For information or to pre-register, call 763-1320.

Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoff date

To guarantee reimbursement in their September paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Room G405, Wolverine Tower Low Rise, 3003 S. State St. by Sept. 20 for bi-weekly or monthly pay periods.

Needed: Volunteer readers

Volunteers are needed evenings and weekends to read on tape for U-M students with visual impairments or learning disabilities. To volunteer, call 763-3000.

Support group offers help to those who care for aging relatives

Caring for Aging Relatives, a noon-time monthly support group sponsored by Turner Geriatric Services, will meet noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 15) in the first floor conference room, Turner Geriatric Services, 1010 Wall St. For information, call 764-2556.

U-M-Dearborn plans open house

The U-M-Dearborn will host an open house for high school and community college students noon–4:30 p.m. Oct. 9, offering information on admissions, financial aid, academic programs, careers, internships and co-op programs.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni will give demonstrations and answer questions at the University Mall, where visitors register.

The Mardigian Library, Engineering and Manufacturing Systems Engineering laboratories, Computer Building and the School of Education’s Child Development Center and kindergarten program will be open for tours.

U-M-Dearborn is located on Evergreen Road, between Ford Road and Michigan Avenue. For information, call (313) 593-5100.

Coping with cancer

The Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society will host an “I Can Cope” education series beginning 6:30–8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

The eight-week program provides cancer patients and their loved ones with information on topics ranging from diagnosis and treatment to exercise and nutrition. Health professionals also will help patients learn how to cope with communication and emotional issues. For information or to register for the free series, call 763-9383.

Flint celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

U-M-Flint Chancellor Charlie Nelms will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a welcoming reception 7:30–9 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 16) at the Harding Mott University Center.

Following the reception, Fiesta Latina will be held 9 p.m.–midnight in Michigan Rooms A–D of the University Center.

Also scheduled this week is an Hispanic Independence Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 17) in the Prahl Center, Mott Community College. Arturo Rodriquez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, will speak.

For information, call (810) 762-3431.

MSA hosts David Wilhelm

The Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) is sponsoring the appearance of Democratic national chairman David Wilhelm at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Also appearing will be Howard Wolpe, Democratic candidate for governor.

MSA is sponsoring the event “to get students interested in politics, particularly in an election year,” says MSA vice president Jacob Stern.

The Assembly is planning to schedule a similar program in October featuring Republican legislators.

Program upgrades available at Photo & Campus Services

Upgrades for Excel and Word for Windows are available at Photo & Campus Services for a limited time only. For information about the upgrades or Photo & Campus Services’ expanded software selection, call 764-9216.

Medical illustration works on display at Slusser

An exhibition of work by graduate students in the Medical Illustration program at the School of Art are on display this month in the East Hall display cases of the Art and Architecture Building, adjacent to the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery.

Diabetes support group will discuss dental care

Jonathan Ship, associate professor of dentistry, will discuss dental care and diabetes 1:30–3 p.m. at the Wed. (Sept. 13) meeting of Turner Geriatric Services’ free diabetes support group. The group usually meets the first Tuesday of every month at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

Parking is available. No registration required. For information, call Janet Fogler or Paula Park, 764-2556.

Adult Lifestyle Program offers Healthy Lifestyles Seminars

The Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program is offering two six-week Healthy Lifestyles Seminars 12:10–1 p.m. today (Sept. 12)–Oct. 21 and Nov. 3–Dec. 15 at the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB). The fee is $25.

For information or to register for the seminars or other sports and fitness classes, call 764-1342 or visit Room 3050, CCRB, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Museum of Art offers Chamber Concert Series

The Museum of Art’s 1994–95 Chamber Concert Series includes four concerts featuring the 1994 Naumberg Vocal Competition winner, Theresa Santiago, with pianist Dorian Keilhack at 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Also scheduled: the Lafayette String Quartet, 8 p.m. Dec. 2; and the Museum Chamber Strings, led by violinist Andrew Jennings in a two-part performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concerti. Part I will be performed at 8 p.m. March 18 and 4:30 p.m. March 19. Part II will be performed at 8 p.m. April 1 and 4:30 p.m. April 2.

All concerts take place in the Museum of Art Apse. Public gallery tours exploring the links between art and music take place one hour before every concert. Season tickets for the four concerts, $25 for students and $50 for others, are on sale at the Museum Gift Shop during regular Museum hours or by phone at 747-0521. Individual tickets, $7 for students and $15 for others, are also available.

Workshop will focus on entrepreneurship

Mario J. Daniels, president of Mario J. Daniels and Associates, will discuss entrepreneurship at 1:30 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 13) at the Alvin D. Loving Cultural Center, Harding Mott University Center, U-M-Flint.

The workshop is one of several being offered by the Alvin D. Loving Program Planning Committee to enhance the educational development of persons attending area colleges and universities and members of the community.

For a calendar, call (810) 762-3456.

Get in the swing with Folk Dancing Club

The U-M Folk Dancing Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 13) and Sept. 20 in Leonardo’s in the lower level of the North Campus Commons. The club usually meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Emphasis is on Eastern European and Middle Eastern line dances and circle dances. No partner is needed. Beginners and spectators are welcome.

Krebs will discuss national science and technology policy

Martha Krebs, director of energy research for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will present a public lecture and participate in a panel discussion titled “National Science and Technology Policy: Beyond Advocacy,” 4–5:30 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 13) in Rackham Amphitheater.

The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Krebs manages the DOE Office of Energy Research, one of the largest sponsors of basic research in the federal government. She also serves as the science and technology adviser for DOE.

Gregerson will read poetry

Linda Gregerson will read her poetry at 5 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 15) in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Visiting Writers series sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books and Music. Her presentation is co-sponsored by the Arts Foundation of Michigan in conjunction with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Fiction readings will be given by Alyson Hagy at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and by Michael Dorris at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, both in Rackham Amphitheater.

University Productions seeking volunteer ushers

The School of Music’s University Productions is seeking volunteer ushers for its 1994–95 season productions in the Power Center for the Performing Arts and Mendelssohn Theatre, and for the Halloween concert at Hill Auditorium.

This season’s productions include two operas, two musicals, a dance concert and five plays.

Ushers assist audience member to their seats, distribute playbills and take tickets. While ushers receive no payment, they are invited to watch the performances at no charge. No experience is necessary, but volunteers need to be at least of high school age.

Persons interested in ushering should apply in person at the University Productions office, Michigan League, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. weekdays, beginning today (Sept. 12). For information, call 763-5213.

Collier and Schotten will give faculty recital Sept. 16

Pianist Katherine Collier and violinist Yizhak Schotten will present a free faculty recital at 8 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 16) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

The program will include works by Brahms, Prokofiev and Kreisler, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 47.

Van pools have room for more riders

Fifteen-passenger vans coming to the U-M from Brighton, Clinton, Jackson, Grass Lake and Tecumseh have room for regular and temporary University employees. Certain restrictions apply to temporary employees. The cost is $65 per month, paid by payroll deduction. For information and the name and phone number of a driver, call Lisa Hagen, 764-3429.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers adult education classes

Classes about Michigan mushrooms, edible wild plants, miniature landscapes, photography and pruning are among those being offered this fall and winter through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program.

For information or a brochure, visit the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, or call 998-7061.

Making a difference

The U-M Hospitals’ Volunteer Services Department is asking businesses, churches and service clubs to pledge to contribute between one and 1,000 hours of service at the Hospitals during the next year. Organizations that volunteer will be recognized in a U-M ceremony on national “Make A Difference Day” Oct. 22. The program, sponsored by USA Weekend magazine, encourages local support of non-profit organizations and volunteer services.

For information, call 936-4327.

Winston concert tickets go on sale Sept. 12

Tickets for pianist George Winston’s Oct. 14 concert at Hill Auditorium will go on sale today (Sept. 12) at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Winston’s “Winter Show” will be a musical tribute to the season, to Michigan in October. Best known for the rural folk piano style heard on his recordings, Winston also performs stride piano, New Orleans rhythm and blues and the late Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces in concert.

Tickets are $14.50 for students with U-M ID, $18.50 for reserved. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS or (810) 645-6666.

Kelley Benson and Frank Ward will perform Sept. 17

Kelley Benson, coordinator of the School of Music’s Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program, and Frank Ward Jr., who teaches voice at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., will give a free faculty recital at 8 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 17) in the School’s Recital Hall.

Benson, who joined the faculty in 1985, is active throughout Michigan as an adjudicator and workshop clinician. Ward holds a doctorate in vocal perormance from the U-M.

Amnesty International will meet Sept. 13 in the Welker Room

The Ann Arbor chapter of Amnesty International, Group 61, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 13) in the Welker Room, Michigan Union.

The documentary You Could Be Arrested will be shown. Chapter projects will be discussed.

Individuals interested in volunteering are invited to attend. For information, call 668-0660.

Sign up now for Smoke-Free

The University Health Service’s “Smoke-Free” program begins with a free introductory session noon–1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Michigan League. The program is composed of eight one-hour sessions scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays for four weeks.

The fee is $50, half of which is refunded to those who attend every session.

For information or to register for the free introductory session, call 763-1320.

Display features Sally Fleming’s watercolors

Floral water color paintings by artist Sally Fleming will be on display in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens lobby through Oct. 17.

Fleming, wife of President Emeritus Robben W. Fleming, is an active member of the Faculty Women’s Club Painting Section. Her work has been displayed at the Michigan League, U-M Hospitals and North Campus Commons.

Flint hosts welcome back picnic

The U-M-Flint will host its 10th “Welcome Back Picnic” for faculty, staff and students Wed. (Sept. 14) on the Zelpha E. McKinnon Plaza.

The picnic begins at 11:30 a.m. with a cake race and walk on the north riverfront campus. Prizes are cakes made by University personnel, containing a personalized “welcome back” statement from the baker.

Picnic foods will be served 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5–6 p.m. Other activities will include a Student Clubs and Organizations Fair 10 a.m.–6 p.m., anti-gravity machine rides on the Gyroscope and musical entertainment performed by a Reggae band.

For information, call (810) 762-3431.

Fulbright Association plans Sept. 16 reception

The Fulbright Association, Southeast Michigan Chapter, will hold a welcome reception for all present and former Fulbright scholars and students in the area 5–7 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 16) in the Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League.

For information, call 971-1893 or 747-8363.

Think Light!

Tired of diets? MedSport is offering “Think Light!” an eight-week program consisting of educational and exercise sessions, fitness testing, 12 weeks of menu plans, grocery lists, recipes, a book and cassette. Sessions will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at MedSport, Domino’s Farms. A free introductory session will be held Wed. (Sept. 14).

For information and to register, call 998-6736.

Family Housing offers English classes

The Family Housing Language Program offers English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Registration is under way for children’s, teens’ and adult classes for fall term. Native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.

Audition now for symphony, philharmonia orchestras

Non-music majors and community members will be able to audition for the Campus Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras Wed.–Sun. (Sept. 14–18) at the School of Music. For information, call 764-0583.

Art raffle will benefit scholarship fund

Twenty-six pieces of art by Flint area artists will be raffled beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the North Lounge, second floor of the University Pavilion, U-M-Flint. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward a scholarship in the name of Kathleen A. Schneberger, who graduated in 1991 and died in 1993. The scholarship endowment fund will assist non-traditional students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at the Flint campus.

The works will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery, Harding Mott University Center, through Fri. (Sept. 16). The art will also be on display in the University Pavilion Center Sept. 19–22.

Raffle tickets, three for $10, are available in the Office of Development. For information, call (810) 762-3350.

Nov. 1 is deadline for listing events in MLK Day guide

The theme for the 1995 Martin Luther King (MLK) Day Symposium Jan. 15–16 is “Conflict and Communities: The Struggle for Racial Justice.” Units that want their events listed in the MLK Day Symposium guide and promotional materials being published by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs should contact Michael Jones-Coleman, 936-1055, by Nov. 1.

Help yourself by helping others

Learn new skills, gain valuable work experience and share your talents with patients, visitors and staff as a Medical Center volunteer. Informational meetings about volunteer opportunities are scheduled 4–5 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 13), 4–5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 6–7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ford Amphitheater and 5–6 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 14) in the Maternal and Child Health Center.

For information about volunteering in Adult Services, call 936-4327; in Maternal/Child Services, call 764-6874; or the Motor Meals program, call 763-2377.

Gay and Bi-sexual Men of Color meet three Sundays a month

The Gay and Bi-sexual Men of Color, a non-political, confidential, support, discussion and social organization for college students, professionals and community members, meets 4–6 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month. Meetings feature weekly discussion topics and guest speakers. For information, call the Lesbian, Gay Male and Bisexual Program Office, 763-4186.