Activism in Detroit: Engage & Explore

Friday, October 18, 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Michigan Union (on the front steps)

Interested in learning more about Detroit? Come join students from across the University as we engage with the city through dialogue with community members and activists, explore city businesses and organizations on a walking tour, eat delicious, locally catered food, and use the new Connector shuttle between Detroit and the University of Michigan.

***The day is sponsored by Semester in Detroit, Michigan Community Scholars Program, and Community Action and Social Change. All students are welcome to join!***

To register click here.

Business Through LSA

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Main Gallery, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library 

To register go to http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/sessions/business-through-lsa-quantitative-areas-of-business/.

Advisors from the Newnan Advising Center, UM Career Center, Ross Macc program and a current UM student with an internship in relevant business fields will discuss ways LSA students can prepare for careers in business.

Areas to be discussed in this session:

Supply Chain

How to Read an Essay Assignment

How to Read an Essay Assignment
Thursday, October 17, 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Modern Languages Building, Room B120

Having a hard time understanding a paper assignment?
Wondering what your professor really wants?
Looking to do better next time?

We’ll look at examples of assignments for argumentative and interpretive essays and discuss:
—How to read an assignment carefully and thoroughly
—How to identify implied expectations and criteria
—How to break the assignment down into key tasks and goals.

Please join us!  No registration necessary.
Session begins right at 4 p.m. (not on Michigan time).

Research and Study Abroad Opportunities for Science, Math and Engineering Majors

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Room, 4050 Palmer Commons 

We know international experience is highly valued by employers and grad schools. However, some students believe scheduling difficulties and program requirements make study and research abroad impossible for those with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors.

This workshop will offer the perspectives of 10-12 UM students with STEM majors who have successfully participated in research and study abroad opportunities.  Using a “speed dating” format, the workshop is designed to give first hand student accounts of the benefits and challenges of these opportunities.  In addition, staff from the the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) and the International Center will provide a brief overview of their services and how they can support you.  This workshop is co-sponsored by the LSA Newnan Academic Advising Center, the Science Learning Center (SLC) and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Registration is required.  Go here to register.

School of Education Open House

October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Prechter Laboratory, 610 East University

Whether you're interested in K-12 or in higher education; whether you want to teach or work in school administration; whether you want to implement policy or develop new education strategies, we have a program that will help you become one of the leaders and the best in education.

Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to discuss our academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and about how you can be the change in education today.

To register click here.

Sweetland Minor in Writing Information Session

Thursday, October 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Parker Room, 2nd Fl. Michigan Union

Free Pizza and snacks
Faculty and current Minors will be on site to answer questions and provide overview of the program!

Investing In Ability 2013: Invisible Disabilities - Hidden Stories

Multiple events throughout October and November.  For details and the schedule go to http://hr.umich.edu/ability/iaw/index.html.

  • Lunch & Learn with Disability Advocate Richard Bernstein 
  • CRLT Skit - First Days: (dis)Ability in the Classroom 
  • Super Service Dogs! See how they help! - Two locations! 
  • The Human Animal Bond 
  • Paul Skripnik, Composer, Performs Music Created Post Epilepsy Surgery 
  • Epilepsy Lecture 
  • Two Perspectives on Depression - Eric Hipple: “Real Men Do Cry” 
  • & Blake Wagner: “inkblots: Tiny shifts can lead to BIG changes” 
  • Panel Discussion - Hidden Stories: Coping Mechanisms and 
  • Support Resources for Individuals with Invisible Disabilities 
  • 3PM The U-M Annual Army/Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game

Presented by the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns in collaboration with University Human Resources and the University of Michigan Health System.

All events are free and everyone is welcome.

If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.edu at least one week in advance.

Truman Scholarship Information Session

Wednesday, October 16, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Honors Lounge, 1330 Mason Hall

The Truman Scholarship, honoring the legacy of our 33rd present, is among the most prestigious scholarship opportunities for undergraduates who plan to pursue a career in public service (broadly construed).  Students are eligible to apply as juniors or third-year seniors.  Applicants for the Truman Scholarship must be in the top 25% of their class (at U-M this typically means a 3.7 GPA or better) and have an outstanding record of leadership and service in their curricular and co-curricular activities.

Truman Scholars receive $30,000 in support of their graduate studies as well as excellent mentoring and networking relationships with Truman alumni/ae.  Most Truman Scholars go on to top graduate programs in their field (often receiving additional funding support from those institutions).  Many become applicants for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships in senior year.

Are you a potential Truman Scholar?  Please review the eligibility and selection criteria, as well as information about the application process on the Truman Scholarship Foundation's website.  If you think you may be interested in applying, or if you have questions about the scholarship, please contact U-M's faculty representative, Henry Dyson, at honors.scholarships@umich.edu.

Completed applications are due to Henry Dyson by November 22nd, 2013.  Potential nominees will be interviewed by U-M'sTruman Scholarship Committee and final nominees will be selected by the end of the year.

Detroit Center Connector Free Shuttle Service to Detroit

Book your FREE seat on the new MDetroit Center Connector service - debuting tomorrow with FIVE TRIPS to and from Detroit!

Visit Eastern Market!  Check out the DIA or Detroit's beautiful Riverfront! See the great Work: Detroit Gallery at the UM Detroit Center in Midtown!

If you LIKE the idea of this new service, then PLEASE book seats beginning tomorrow and every Friday and Saturday for the next ten weeks!  Also, WALK-INs can also board the bus - tomorrow too!  Every seat filled on this pilot service will get us closer to establishing it for the long-term.

The new shuttle service will be available to transport U-M students, staff and faculty with UM-ID’s from the Ann Arbor campus to up to four different stops in Detroit, including the U-M Detroit Center. During the pilot phase, this convenient service will run on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the semester.

Full schedule and easy online reservation system can be accessed at: http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/dc-connector.

Beating the Blues

Every Tuesday, 4:15-5:30 p.m
Michigan Union - CAPS Office 3100

Common Concerns Meeting, No appointment Needed

Tuesdays – Beating the Blues. This session will give students information on what depression is and is not. It will also explore ways to help students feel more energized and well equipped to navigate through their difficult situation or depressed mood.

Meets every Tuesday during the semester, Led by Amanda Byrnes, LMSW

A Relationship Enhancement Series

Every Thursday, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Michigan Union - CAPS Office 3100

Common Concerns Meeting, No appointment Needed

Relationship Enhancement Series. Dealing with difficult people in your life can be extremely stressful. Unfortunately, few people ever learn the high-level skills needed to manage difficult relationships. This series will help you do just that.  Each week a different topic will be addressed. To see each weeks topic go to http://caps.umich.edu/events.

CAPS Performance Enhancement Series

Every Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Michigan Union - CAPS Office 3100

Performance Enhancement Series. This series is for anyone dealing with performance issues academically or in other parts of your life (job interviews, athletics, etc.). Each of the rotating topics are highly relevant to achieving optimal performance inside and outside of the classroom.  Topics for the semester include perfectionism, procrastination, and test anxiety.  For schedule of topics go to http://caps.umich.edu/events.

Orientation and Q&A: International Studies

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1644 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 South University 

If you are considering a major or minor in international studies you should attend an orientation and Q&A session. The program director and academic advisors will discuss:

  • Prerequisites
  • Degree requirements
  • Sub-plans
  • Grants and internships
  • Study abroad
  • and the relevance of international studies degree

Your attendance at one of these sessions is strongly encouraged. A half hour presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion. You can declare major or minor at the orientation session.

For more information please e-mail us at is-michigan@umich.edu.

Small group discussion: Why networking is so important in the job or internship search

Friday, October 18, 3:00- 3:40 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center

Bring your specific questions about networking to land an internship or full-time job to a small group of your peers and a seasoned Career Center coach. This lively discussion will take place at the Career Center.

If you are interested in registering for a small group discussion that meets virtually instead, please register for the Google+ Hangout small group discussion (same topic) that will be held on 10/23 at 10am.

Register through your Career Center Connector account today.

Volunteer to Help Kids Learn

First Grade Classroom Needs Volunteers
As part of its literacy initiative, the Ginsberg Center is partnering with Logan Elementary School in Ann Arbor. Volunteers are needed in a first grade classroom to help provide additional support in Reading.  Volunteers can either provide general classroom assistance during the literacy block or work one-on-one with students needing extra reading support.  The teacher will provide training on-site and volunteers will need to complete a background check.

Volunteers are needed in the classroom on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:15-10:15 and for one-on-one assistance on Monday or Wednesday afternoons for 40 minutes (specific times to be individually arranged with teacher).  This site is near North Campus and easily accessible by bus.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please e-mail Sara, literacy coordinator, at ssaylor@umich.edu.

Love to Read? Facilitate an Afterschool Bookclub
Faciliate an afterschool bookclub for 4th & 5th graders at Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.  Bookclub leaders are needed on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30. Transportation from the Ginsberg Center is provided.  Volunteers will need to complete a training in early October.  Contact Sara, literacy coordinator, at ssaylor@umich.edu.

Afterschool Tutoring Opportunity
Bryant Community Center in Ann Arbor is in urgent need of volunteers to help tutor during the after school program. After school tutoring takes place Monday through Thursday from 3:45 until 5pm for elementary kids.  In additional to traditional tutors, Bryant is requesting a few Spanish speaking volunteers.  Tutors will complete an on-line training prior to their first day at Bryant.  Additionally, they have academic tutoring from 5:45-7:45pm for the middle and high school students.  This site is easily accessible by bus.  Volunteers can sign-up for one or more weekly shifts. Contact Sara at ssaylor@umich.edu to sign-up.

Small group discussion: How to land a full-time job with limited prior experience

Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 - 8:40 p.m.
Off Campus Location - Google+ Hangout

Seniors and new graduates, bring your specific questions about landing a full-time job with limited prior experience to a small group of your peers and a seasoned Career Center counselor. This lively discussion will take place using Google+ Hangout. If you are interested in registering for a small group discussion that meets at the Career Center instead, please register for the small group discussion (same topic) on 10/10 at 12:00pm. Register through your Career Center Connector account.

Career Center Small group discussion: Finding opportunities on campus that will stand out to an employer

Thursday, October 10, 8:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
 Off Campus Location - Google+ Hangout

Curious about how employers view extracurricular activities? Would you like to figure out the best way to get experience on campus? This discussion, facilitated by one of our knowledgeable career coaches, will discuss these questions and more, pertaining to getting involved at Michigan. This lively discussion will take place using Google+ Hangout. Register through Career Center Connector!

Small group discussion: How to decide if you should do an internship

Wednesday, October 9, 3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center

Monday, October 14, 3:00-3:40 p.m.
Google Hangout

Ever wonder if an internship is the right fit for you? Join one of our knowledgeable career coaches and your peers as we discuss different summer opportunities. This lively discussion will take place using Google+ Hangout. This lively discussion will take place at the Career Center. If you are interested in registering for a small group discussion that meets virtually instead, please register for the Google+ Hangout small group discussion (same topic) that will be held on 10/14 at 3:00 p.m.. (register on your Career Center Connector)

Info Session about Graduate Study in China (Hopkins-Nanjing Center)

Monday, October 7, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Room 2069, School of Social Work Building


The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) isan educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Located on the downtown campus of Nanjing University, the Center upholds the highest American and Chinese academic  standards in the pursuit of educating future leaders. The HNC brings together American students and those from other countries (known collectively as international students) with Chinese students in three graduate program options:
•One-year certificate
• Two-year Master of Arts in International Studies (M.A.I.S.)
• Five-semester option in Nanjing and Washington, D.C.

International students take most of their courses in Chinese taught by Chinese  faculty, while Chinese students are taught by international faculty with courses primarily in English. This target language curriculum is a unique feature of the HNC program that gives our graduates a competitive edge in the increasingly dynamic world of Sino-global relations.