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SSWB drop-off site for Toys for Tots

For the seventh straight year, the School of Social Work Building (SSWB) is a drop-off site for "Toys for Tots" through Dec. 12. To participate, bring a new, unwrapped toy to Room 2821 or place it in a nearby drop-off box. All toys will remain in Washtenaw County. Last year, 168 toys were collected there and donated to the program. Cash donations also will be accepted. For more information, e-mail or call (734) 936-1964.

W-2 Statements to be mailed week of Jan. 12

Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 2003 are scheduled to be mailed during the week of Jan. 12. To ensure prompt delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, the Staff Records Office must have faculty and staff members' current home address. Address change request forms are available at Staff Records, 4073 Wolverine Tower, (734) 615-1313, or Medical Campus Human Resources Information, 300 N. Ingalls, (734) 647-2385.

Sing a song for Union's 100th anniversary

As the Michigan Union celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2004, faculty, staff and students are invited to join in a tribute to the Michigan Union Opera. Participants will choose a song from a collection of Michigan Union Opera pieces and record a vocal and/or instrumental interpretation of the music. Submissions are due Dec. 2. For more information, visit at the Michigan Union 100th Anniversary link at

Michigan Radio to host university presidents' call-in special

At a time when concerns are growing over the state's economic future and additional budget cuts, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman and Michigan State University President Peter McPherson will participate in a live call-in program on Michigan Radio (WUOM 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor, 91.1 FM in Flint and 104.1 FM in west Michigan) at 2 p.m. Nov. 25. Hosted by Michigan Radio's Todd Mundt, the one-hour show will give listeners the opportunity to query the presidents and hear their thoughts on the future of higher education in the state. Listeners wishing to participate should call (866) 255-2762.

Senate Assembly passes items on athletics, SACUA nominations and apportionment

The Senate Assembly passed three action items from its Nov. 17 agenda. The assembly voted unanimously to endorse the 2003 Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform document of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) and delegated to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) the authority to appoint an ongoing liaison to COIA. The Assembly also named two SACUA members and eight Senate Assembly members currently serving their third and final terms to a new SACUA Nominating Committee. The committee will recommend faculty members to run for election to SACUA every spring. The Senate Assembly also endorsed a new method of apportionment for the 73 assembly seats.

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