Voices of the Middle West

Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
East Quad

Created by Midwestern Gothic in partnership with the the University of Michigan’s Residential College, Voices of the Middle West is a festival celebrating writers from all walks of life as well as independent presses and journals that consider the Midwestern United States their home.

The goal of the festival is to bring together students and faculty of the university, as well as writers and presses from all over the Midwest, in order to provide a perspective of this region and to showcase the magnificent work being produced here, the stories that need to be told…the voices that need to be heard. Truly, this is a celebration of the Midwest voice, and it is our aim to create an ideal environment for any and all to come and take an active part, to discover and discuss how rich our literary tradition is.

For moere infromation go to  http://midwestgothic.com/voices.

University of Michigan Annual Pharmaceutical Sciences Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
CC Little Building, Room 1544

RSVP at: https://pharmacy.umich.edu/pharmscipanel
~Dinner will be provided~

This session will feature an overview of the Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences along
with an interactive panel discussion featuring current graduate students who will be prepared to answer your questions.

We hope to see you there!

This event is brought to you by the U of M American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists - Graduate Student Chapter.

Questions??? Contact Cherie Dotson at: crdotson@med.umich.edu or 734.615.6562

Diversity Beyond the Quota

Friday, March 21, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Anderson Room, Michigan Union

Keynote Address: Frank Wilderson, Professor of Drama and Afro-American Studies at UC Irvine
Buffet dinner will be served

Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
BSRB: Kahn Auditorium, 109 Zina Pitcher

Guest Panel with Frank Wilderson, Tamara Nopper, Kevin Jones & more.  Policy breakout sessions.
Lunch will be provided.

Please register at https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1_09LvWwzKmszkmg_pDYOI0vbQmr3oqrXviTvQoWMfVo/viewform.

Applying to Medical School: What To Do, How & When

Tuesday, March 25, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

All sessions held in Career Center program Room, Student Activities Building

This program is part of the The Career Center's "Gearing Up to Apply to Medical School" series, which was designed to help you make an inventory of what you need to have in place prior to launching your medical school application this summer.

"Gearing up to Apply" - Understanding Interview Format & MMI Interview

Friday, March 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Career Center, Student Activities Building

This session is a part of the "Gearing up to Apply" series for "March MEDness" and will focus primarily on understanding Medical School Interviews.

We will discuss the difference between traditional, behavioral interviews and Multiple Mini Interviews, strategies to prepare, and ways to stand out confidently.

Multidisciplinary Design Program

Tuesday, March 18, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2407 Mason Hall

Interested in innovative hands-on design?  Learn about the many benefits of connecting with the Multidisciplinary Design Program.  Free workshops, project teams, earning academic credit, and the Minor in Multidisciplinary Design will be highlighted.  MDP supports students in hands-on, innovative design projects that solve real world problems.  Visit our website to learn more: mdp.engin.umich.edu

Dine and Declare: Political Science

Tuesday, March 18, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
5670 Haven Hall

Interested in declaring Political Science?

Mark your calendars for: DINE AND DECLARE! An evening of conversation about the major

Pizza and pop will be served.

Drop in for Donuts! A Slavic Department Information Session

Tuesday, March 18, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
3308 MLB

Interested in Russia, Poland or Ukraine?
The Czech Republic or countries of the former Yugoslavia?
Looking for a second major or minor?
Visit the drop-in advising and information session from the Slavic Department faculty advisors!

Learn about:
Courses | Languages | Events | Literature & Culture |
Career Opportunities for Your Future

Travel the world with the Bonderman Fellowship

Application Deadline is Monday, March 24

Info Sessions
Wednesday, February 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in G155 Angell Hall
Tuesday, March 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in G127 Angell Hall

Walk-in Q&A
Every Friday starting March 7, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in G155 Angell Hall

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship offers four graduating seniors in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan the chance for an eight-month international trek. Each spring, four fellows will receive $20,000 to travel to at least six countries in two regions of the world, where they'll get to immerse themselves in independent and enriching explorations.

Want to learn more? Come to one of our upcoming info sessions and/or walk-in Q&A events! You can also visit the M-Compass Brochure page for more details.

Medical School Information Fair

Tuesday, March 18, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Michigan Union

A wonderful opportunity to speak with representatives from MD and DO schools, including foreign medical schools, MD/PhD programs, and a few postbaccalaureate programs--right here on campus.  A list of participating schools will be posted in the coming weeks.

For more information go to http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/medical-school-information-fair-0.

Discover Sociology

Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Room 4154 LSA Building

Have you thought about majoring in Sociology? Taken a Sociology class and just want to learn more about how you can get involved in the department?  Come to our "Discover Sociology" event! There you'll learn a little about the Major in Sociology, meet some of our faculty and undergraduate students, and learn about the many opportunities available to our majors and to students who are just interested in sociological issues!

We'll have guest speakers from the Department of Sociology, Project Community, The Program on Intergroup Relations, the Undergraduate Sociology Association, and the Career Center. Yes, there will be FREE FOOD!!!

Please RSVP for this event by emailing socadvisor@umich.edu.

Not able to attend but still want to learn more? You can always make an advising appointment to discuss your interests.

Lunch and Romance

Wednesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4th Floor Commons, Modern Languages Bldg - Middle Hallway

Studying a Romance language opens doors and increases career opportunities. Language abilities in French, Italian, Portuguese and/or Spanish will set you apart in an internationally competitive marketplace and is an attractive addition to your resume.

Whether you plan to major/minor in a Romance language or not, this event is a perfect opportunity for you to find out more about the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (RLL), our programs and resources, and how we can help you plan a brighter future.

RLL faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions.

All students are welcome to this event. A light lunch will be provided, first come, first served. Prizes awarded.

Visiting Study Abroad Programs

All information tables will take place in the Michigan Union, ground floor lobby (near the bookstore & U-Go's)

SIT Study Abroad
SIT Graduate Institute (offering graduate degrees in various global fields)
The Experiment in International Living (opportunities to lead groups of high school students abroad)
Monday, February 3, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Semester at Sea
Tuesday, February 4, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Athena Study Abroad
Monday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Boston University Study Abroad (including domestic programs in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.)
Thursday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Barcelona SAE (study and internship programs)
Tuesday, March 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sweetland Peer Writing Consultant Program Seeks Peer Writing Consultants

Application deadline is Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:00 a.m. 

Do you love writing?  Do you love working with your peers to improve their writing skills?  If so, The Sweetland Center for Writing’s Peer Consultant Program may have an opportunity for you.  We’re presently recruiting undergraduates in any discipline to train to be peer writing consultants.  Ideal candidates write well, enjoy collaboration, and demonstrate reliable and conscientious behavior.  They will also have 24 credits (not counting AP credits) by the start of next semester.  Multilingual students are encouraged to apply.

To apply to the Peer Writing Consultant Program, download an application from our website at the following address:

The Career Center's Medical School Information Fair

Tuesday, March 18, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Michigan Union, Second Floor

Med Fair is a great way to connect with a large number of allopathic and osteopathic schools right here on campus! Typically, 35-45 schools and over 300+ students participate in the event. The Fair offers something for everyone:


* Learn about specific programs from medical school representatives
* Collect application and financial aid information
* Get tips on personal statement writing, application process and letters of reference

1st year students/Sophomores
* Explore medical school options * Build networks for the future * Ask questions about undergrad coursework and extra-curricular activities

***Registration - Registration is on-site the day of the event

There is no registration fee. Bring your student ID

Students from other universities/colleges are welcome to attend

What Can I do with a Social Sciences Degree?

Wednesday, March 19, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
East Hall, Room 4448

Explore career options for undergraduate students pursuing Social Sciences.  Brought to you by the Career Center.

Alumni Connections: Exploring the Liberal Arts Degree

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.
Anderson Room of the Michigan Union

LSA Student Government and the Dean's Young Alumni Council invite you to participate in our next "Alumni Connections" event. This panel event is aimed to connect young students with exciting conversations with recent alumni, emphasizing the diverse paths one can take with a liberal arts degree. We feel that you would be engaged and excited to meet with alumni and ask them relevant questions about your UofM education.

With the rise of technical schools and pre-determined tracks for graduate school entry, it is easy to lose sight of the liberal arts experience at the University of Michigan. We invite you to engage in the conversation with young alumni, to learn about their experiences at the University and understand how they have been able to utilize their degrees in diverse and non-traditional ways. We hope that this will be an opportunity for you and other students to understand more about the value of a liberal arts education and the many opportunities it unlocks for the future.

Please fill out this Google Form if you are able to attend. If you are able to attend, please submit one question you have about the Michigan experience, the liberal arts degree, or anything else on your mind!

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality

Monday, February 17, 4:00 p.m.
2239 Lane Hall

Elizabeth A. Armstrong (Sociology, Women's Studies)
Michael Bastedo (Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education)
Elizabeth Cole (Women’s Studies, Psychology, Afroamerican and African Studies)
Phil DeLoria (LSA Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, History & American Culture)

Sociologists Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton spent five years tracking a cohort of college women at a large Midwestern public university from freshman year though graduation and into the labor force. Their findings reveal how outcomes can differ so dramatically for those whom universities enroll.

In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is “worth it,” Paying for the Party is an indispensable contribution to the dialogue assessing the state of American higher education. A powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, it explains in vivid detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it.