The #umflint story, told by the people who live it.
Ryan Ashley from the Social Work department spoke with ABC12 about the opioid epidemic, and the new Substance Use Treatment bachelor's degree program offered at UM-Flint. To learn more about the program go to umflint.edu/socialwork/substance-use-treatment
“Children don’t have boundaries. When they see things, they talk about things,” said Damilola Alao, an International Student at UM-Flint. “As an international student, we decided to come all the way from our country to experience the country, the community that we are in. .... We have things to offer to the community, not just take from the community.”
“We want to bring people together and build relationships. And within those relationships we want to begin to wrestle with issues that face our community—you can’t do that on an island,” said Todd Womack, lecturer in the Social Work department.
Julie Broadbent, an associate professor of psychology at UM-Flint, spoke with UM-Flint alumna and NBC reporter Jennifer Profitt regarding technology addiction.
“Tri-campus work is very important because all three campuses are very different, but community engagement is one of the common threads between them,” said Gary Ashley, a program coordinator with University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint.
“Watching the game is only part of the UM-Football experience. Even if you are not a diehard football fan, you should give it a try at some time in your college career. If you don’t, you are missing out on a great opportunity to hang out with your friends, meet new people, and leave your stresses behind for a while,” said UM-Flint Economics major Eric Roebuck.
On this dreary day, here's a little something to put some pep in your step!
Another photo from #umflint24 capturing fall on campus. "The fall colors are amazing on campus, even in the rain." Thanks to staff member Andrea Bard.
“As an entrepreneur, I have collaborated with several local and state organizations, businesses, and schools,” Charlene Lizotte noted. “My business is about incorporating the community, and the university has become such a big part of that for me. UM-Flint’s involvement in this year’s Abilities Expo is yet another opportunity to promote accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.”
“This event provides a chance for interdisciplinary research to develop from this,” Ken Sylvester of the UM-Flint Office of Research said. “It also provides a stronger understanding of the expertise here at UM-Flint.”
Join us this afternoon for the Sullenger Dialogues with Story Musgrave! He'll be speaking in the Happenings Room from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Astronaut, scientist, landscape architect, artist. He's practically done it all!
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