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U-M Regents to meet June 16

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. June 16 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will begin five minutes after the conclusion of the regular business agenda. People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at 764-3883. For more on the regents, visit Neubacher Award deadline approaches

During Investing in Ability Week each October the James Neubacher Award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna/alumnus for significant achievements in promoting acceptance and awareness, advocating for civil rights or removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities. Established by the University Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to Alumnus Jim Neubacher, a columnist for The Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. The award includes a stipend provided by the Office of the President. The deadline for nomination submission is June 14. For information and nomination forms call Anna Ercoli Schnitzer at (734) 936-1402. Volunteers needed for Shakespeare in the Arb

Warmer weather and leaves on the trees accompany the return of Shakespeare in the Arb performances. This year's production of "Love's Labours Lost" will showcase one of Shakespeare's lesser known but most intellectual comedies. The success of the event relies on the help of volunteers to serve as ticket sellers and ushers. Volunteers will see the production at no cost. Performances continue June 15-18, and 22-25. An orientation session is required for ushers. Ticket sellers need to be at the box office by 4:30 p.m. and ushers on site by 5:30 p.m. Contact Barbara Major, volunteer coordinator, at (734) 647-8528 or e-mail

Printed telephone toll statements to be eliminated

Effective June 30, ITCom no longer will print and distribute Telephone Toll Statements. The change first was announced in October 2005. ITCom has developed an enhanced Monthly Charge Detail Report as a replacement for printed statements. This report, part of an ongoing commitment to providing the most cost effective long distance telephone service to campus, is one of several available within the ITCom Online Service Center. The ITCom Online Service Center can be accessed at:

The Monthly Charge Detail Report, viewable by selected department managers and their proxies, is designed to reduce the effort needed to reconcile telephone charges and includes the following new information: name of staff member associated with phone, calling card or long distance authorization code; building, room and jack location for all primary phone lines; summary of monthly recurring charges; historical data; and local and toll-free call detail.

Information to assist in using this report is available on the ITCom billing web at Most U-M Hospitals and Health Centers locations are not affected by this change.

DPS Oversight Committee election through June 23

Elections for the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee are now underway. Online voting is available now through 4 p.m. June 23. The six-member oversight committee is comprised of two students, two faculty, and two staff members (one union and one non-union), who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms. The committee considers grievances against any public safety officer deputized by the University. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

This year, the term of the non-union staff member is expiring. Therefore, all U-M-Ann Arbor and U-M Health System staff not represented by a collective bargaining unit are eligible to vote in the election. The candidate with the greatest number of votes will be appointed to the committee in July. Visit to review the statements of the candidates and vote (voting more than once or for more than one candidate will result in disqualification). For questions about the committee or election process, contact Natalie Mason in Staff Human Resource Services at

Dial-In service to end in January

The University dial-in service, currently part of the Basic Computing Package (BCP), will be turned off at 8 a.m. Jan. 2, 2007. The service is being retired as a result of significantly decreased modem pool use and will result in important savings to the University. Any member of the community who uses the UMNet private Ann Arbor dial-in modem pool or any of the other MichNet shared dial-in pools will lose access. U-M Online users who subscribe to dial-in no longer will be billed for the service as of January. Dial-in users will need to find an alternative service provider to connect to the Internet. For suggestions, see

The Merit Global (MGS) and Merit 800 national/international dial-in services will remain available to faculty and staff who have provided an authorized short code, and to students who have authorized billing to their accounts. The rates for these services, which will be increasing, make them inappropriate for use as a replacement for regular MichNet service. For more information and updates go to Questions can be directed to

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