The University Record, June 7, 1999

Topping off a day at Pound House

Children at the Pound House Children’s Center celebrated spring by making and decorating their own hats out of papier mache. The hats were displayed at the Michigan Union for an art show, then returned to their owners, who graciously consented to model their creations for our readers. Above, Ashley Bishel (front), Marcos Sanchez, Sten Hulleberg and Katherin Li in the middle row, Rachel Obstfeld and You-Kyung Nam in the back row, proudly show off their handmade headgear. The hats are one of many art projects children ages 3–5 accomplish during the art exploration projects at the center. These were made during a week-long project by forming the papier mache over bowls and drying the product, then decorating with cards, flowers and other collage materials. Photo by Bob Kalmbach


Snap shots

The Regents recognized Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen Hartford’s contributions to the University with a resolution at their May meeting. Hartford (at left, with Regent Andrea Fischer Newman) will become the first female president of Meredith College, the largest private women’s college in the Southeast.

'Vice President Hartford has provided insightful and visionary leadership to the Division of Student Affairs and discerning counsel to the Regents and three presidents,’ the resolution stated. 'Shortly after arriving in Ann Arbor in 1992, Vice President Hartford gamely immersed herself in campus life by moving into a residence hall for a week,’ surviving leaking pipes and a small fire. 'Vice President Hartford displayed fortitude, calmness and personal warmth that have characterized her relationship with students, colleagues and Regents throughout her tenure.’

While here, Hartford launched Welcome Week; promoted community service and leadership through the Center for Learning through Community Service and Michigan Leadership; expanded the Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community; and expanded living-learning activities in the residence halls. She also, the resolution stated, 'took on the considerable challenge’ of creating a student code of conduct and a cohesive policy on alcohol and other drugs. Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services

'Natural Impressions,’ an exhibition of award-winning nature photography by Priscilla H. Connell, will be on display 8 a.m.–5 p.m. June 12–21 in the Rackham Gallery. 'Royal Poinciana’ (above) one of the photographs featured in the exhibit, recently was distributed as a commemorative stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. The exhibit is sponsored by the Department of Biology and LS&A.