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“The small class sizes at UM-Flint is an incredible asset to students like me, as it allows us to work closely with professors and conduct original research. I owe a great deal to Dr. Kingsley and all of the department for their guidance and mentorship over the years,” concluded Tyler Doyon. He added that he would advise UM-Flint students to “approach your studies with an open mind and don’t be afraid to change direction if you find your passions leading you elsewhere.”
Students and faculty from UM-Flint Physics and Astronomy are in Tennessee today to view the eclipse in its direct path! Go sun, go moon, GO BLUE! #Eclipse2017 #UMFlint #Eclipse
Crim weekend is only a week away! UM-Flint will designate all funds raised from this Challenge for the Chancellor’s Scholars Program, which provides scholarship assistance to high achieving and civically engaged students from Genesee County. It is specifically focused on freshmen, transfer students, or students reentering UM-Flint.
“We have gone through hundreds and hundreds of books,” said UM-Flint Director of University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety Raymond Hall. “The children bring the books home and share them with neighbors and family members. When a little person rushes up to an officer and tells them what their book is all about and how many pages they have been reading, that type of interaction is what makes this all worthwhile.”
A message from the Chancellor: I know that many of us have been watching the unsettling news from Charlottesville and its aftermath as it continues to unfold this week. Honestly I have been at a loss for what words to share with our community. On one hand, I feel like I have written too many times over the past year with each new act of violence. However, I also understand the dire cost of silence. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all victims of this senseless violence, as well as to the families of Heather Hyer and Virginia State Troopers Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates who lost their lives as a result. Over the last few days I have heard members of our community describe their fear as they reflect on the events of this past Saturday. As we prepare to welcome students back to campus for a new academic year, it is important to reaffirm our commitment to promoting our campus values of inclusion and equity. While we revere free speech and diversity of thought throughout our community, we reject the incitement of violence and any acts of intimidation toward individuals in an attempt to suppress their voices. Fundamentally an environment of higher education should encourage a respectful exchange of ideas, which creates a strong foundation for learning. The University of Michigan-Flint has a long-standing history of fostering diverse experiences for the benefit of our campus community and beyond. Our communities depend on our ability to engage each other with civility despite our differences and we simply must continue to find ways to increase constructive dialogue in service of a just society. Our institution will remain committed to these values in our efforts to provide an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all.
Did you know you can join a performing music ensemble without being a music major? It's true! Check out the options and find a class that fits your talents.
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Please be advised there will be no domestic hot water in the following buildings beginning at 3 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017: Hubbard, MSB, French Hall, Rec Center, UCEN, Theatre, CEP and First Street Residence Hall. It is our hope hot water will be available by 4 p.m. that same day. The steam plant requires being shut down for emergency repairs and maintenance by Facilities & Operations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
“My goal and passion was to create this organization where I can help—even if it’s only a handful of schools,” says UM-Flint grad student Anna Schuller, noting that Young Artistic Minds provides teaching artists and all the supplies needed for students for the entire school year.
“Over the next two years, 30 of our Nurse Practitioner students will be chosen to be part of this new federal grant,” said Dr. Connie Creech, director of nursing graduate programs at UM-Flint and the overseer of the grant project. “They will receive both specialized education to care for rural populations and strong financial support to allow them to complete clinical placements in rural areas in Michigan. This will increase the pipeline of health care providers for rural populations in Michigan.”
“It’s an awe-inspiring event,” said professor James Alsup of UM-Flint Physics and Astronomy. He also said the eclipse can unite people regardless of their scientific background. “From it, you can introduce people to ideas on rotation, orbital planes, all these celestial mechanics that come up. They join part of the conversation, at least for the day, and hopefully longer.”
“I am so glad that I chose a university that supports their students and wants what is best for their future,” said Erin Slack, an Anthropology student in the University of Michigan-Flint College of Arts and Sciences.
The new UM-Flint BSRT program is a degree-completion program designed for individuals with associate degrees who are a registered respiratory therapist (RRT). This unique program will be done completely online, with the exception of our 40-hour advanced clinical practicums. The program is self-paced for the working RRT. The job outlook is excellent and the career is rewarding!
"Written by NoViolet Bulawayo, a young Zimbabwean-American author, 'We Need New Names' is an accessible and brilliantly written work of fiction, set initially in a Zimbabwe shantytown and then in Detroit and Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is mainly narrated in the voice of Darling, who is about 10 years old when the novel begins," said Peggy Kahn of the UM-Flint Political Science Department. Join us September 20 for the annual Common Read kickoff event to discuss this year's book!
On Friday, a group of 31 high school counselors from the Michigan College Access Network visited campus. They learned about some of the student services offered at UM-Flint, including Undergraduate Admissions, UM-Flint Office of Financial Aid, Housing & Residential Services, UM-Flint Student Success Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Services, Alumni & UM-Flint Career Center, UM-Flint Department of Student Involvement and Leadership, University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center, UM-Flint Honors Program, Educational Opportunity Initiatives, Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership Program, and UM-Flint Mpowering My Success. If you want to learn more about any of these services, don't hesitate to reach out!
Join the UM-Flint Physics Department as they explore space at Seven Lakes State Park tomorrow!
“This class makes students more aware of the world around them, then makes them eager to improve their world,” reflected Business student Kyle Korth. “It’s very easy for college students to forego traveling, so classes such as this one allow students to submerse themselves into a culture they would otherwise never see."
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