The University Record, July 8, 1998

Briefings

Breast cancer group meets today

The monthly support group for women breast cancer survivors will meet 7-8:30 p.m. today (July 8) at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Floor B1, Conference Room 180. No registration is required. There will be no August meeting. For more information, call 764-3115 or 763-3034.

Regents to meet just one day, July 16

The July regents meeting will begin at 9 a.m. July 16 in the Regents' Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. The meeting will be one day only. Agenda items include the Health System budget, 1998 operating budgets and student fee rates for all three campuses, CESF-Dearborn presentation and a resolution honoring Flint Chancellor Charlie Nelms. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m.

Following public comments, votes will be taken on budgets and fees, and business items will conclude.

Marketing Communications updates Web site

Marketing Communications has updated its Web site and can now process on-line orders for U-M Planning Guides, faculty/staff directories, profiles, maps and other products. The order form is under the "products" header at http://www.umich.edu/~mktgcomm.

Pound House wants used toner cartridges

Pound House Children's Center is seeking donations of used printer toner cartridges to be recycled for annual partial scholarships. The Children's Center, an accredited University center, has been providing quality care for young children since 1976. For more information, call 998-8440.

Exhibition commemorates Philippine declaration of independence

"American Involvement in the Philippines: 1880-1930," an exhibition commemorating the Philippine declaration of independence from Spain in 1898, will be at the Special Collections Library through Oct. 10. The exhibition draws on the Library's Philippine collections and presents work supporting both viewpoints on the issue of whether America was assisting or meddling in the Phillipines during this period. The exhibit is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. It is located on the seventh floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Dearborn presents dual exhibitions

U-M-Dearborn's Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is presenting two exhibitions this summer. "Selected Works from the Alfred Berkowitz/U-M-Dearborn Collection," open July 15-Sept. 22, will feature glass from the University's permanent collection. This exhibition includes historic items--apothecary jars and automobile flower bases, functional objects--stemware and a champagne fountain, along with decorative art glass and contemporary studio glass.

The "Michigan Watercolor Society's 51st Annual Exhibition," open July 27-Sept. 15, will showcase 73 watercolors by 62 Michigan painters on a variety of subjects with many different watercolor techniques.

For more information, call (313) 593-5058.

Children's Center receives Governor's Quality Care Award

The Children's Center for Working Families has received the first State of Michigan Governor's Quality Care Award for providing outstanding care. The award, sponsored by the Department of Consumer and Industry Services in cooperation with Michigan child care and long-term care associations and advocates, received more than 1,000 nominations. A select group was then picked out of the 75 finalists.

Asian economic crisis prompts special relief for students

The U.S. Government has temporarily suspended some immigration regulations for F-1 and J-1 students who are experiencing severe economic hardship because of the current economic situation and who come from or whose financial support comes from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.* Eligibility will be determined by a foreign student adviser at the International Center.

On-campus employment: F-1 and J-1 students who meet eligibility criteria may be eligible to work on-campus more than 20 hours a week while school is in session. Employment must be necessary to avoid severe economic hardship caused by the current economic situation. Under certain conditions, a student's course load may be reduced in order to accept this employment. Undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of six credit hours per semester, and graduate students must be registered for a minimum of three credit hours per semester. Please contact a foreign student adviser for more information.

Off-campus employment: F-1 and J-1 students who meet eligibility criteria may be eligible to apply for off-campus work permission immediately. Students who need to reduce their course load in order to work to avoid severe economic hardship will be able to do so. As stated above, undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of six credit hours per semester and graduate students for a minimum of three credit hours per semester. Eligible students may be able to work more than 20 hours a week when school is in session.

*Note: This may not apply to students from these countries if they received visa stamps after June 10, 1998, for F-1 students and June 24, 1998, for J-1 students.

If you have any questions, please contact the International Center at 764-9310 or make an appointment with an international student and scholar adviser.

ABPAFS elects officers

The Association of Black Professionals, Administrators, Faculty and Staff (ABPAFS) elected new officers in May. They are: Adye Bel Evans, president; Valener Perry, vice president; Joyce Fitch, secretary; Robbie Dye-Townsel, assistant secretary; Elzora Holland-Williams, treasurer; and Gwendolyn Tandy, assistant treasurer. The organization can be reached via e-mail at ABPAFS-1@umich.edu.