CAS Staff Spotlight: Gale Glover

Name: Gale Glover Title: Administrative Assistant Department(s): Communication and Visual Arts Degree(s), Education, or Certification(s): • Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Africana Studies • Masters in Public Administration • Current student in the Post-Masters Education Specialist Program Professional or Personal Volunteer Activities: • Metro Community Development – Project Homeless • Art 4 […]

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William Shedd, 1964 Alum, Recalls Malcolm X Visit to Campus

The Flint College (as UM-Flint was formerly known) was less than ten years old in 1964, yet it was already fostering an engaged and independent student body interested in promoting cultural awareness. So Political Science student and Senior Class President William C. Shedd considered it to be only natural that he should invite Malcolm X […]

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Africana Studies and Theatre Enrich Actor’s Role in The Call

Kenyatta Brown is a senior majoring in Africana Studies and minoring in Theatre. He is playing the role of Alemu, an immigrant from western Africa, in the upcoming UM-Flint production of The Call by Tanya Barfield. Thanks to his courses in Africana Studies, Kenyatta was able to bring unique insight to the role. His own […]

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Meet Dr. Matthew Spradling, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Name: Matthew Spradling Title: Assistant Professor Department: CSEP – Computer Science & Information Systems Classes I teach: CSC 381 – Introduction to Theory of Computation CSC 575 – Algorithm and Complexity Analysis At the University of Kentucky: Introduction to Computer Science Other interests include: Game theory, social networks, and computer science ethics. Professional Interests, Activities, […]

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Chazz Irwin, Theatre Major, Wins Recognition for Original Play

Theatre major Chazz Irwin recently traveled with members of his department to the Kennedy Center American College Region III Theatre Festival in Milwaukee, WI. Attendees of the festival can compete in various categories, focusing on work both on and off the stage. Irwin’s original one-act play is a finalist for the Region 3 John Cauble Short Play Award and […]

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Shelby Newport Wins Innovative Teaching Award; Shares Methods with Campus

Shelby Newport–Chair, Associate Professor, and Resident Costume Designer for the UM-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance–is the recipient of this year’s Region III Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Innovative Teaching Award, presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Milwaukee, WI. The award recognizes Newport’s use of social media in her courses. […]

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Meet Krysten Lindsay Hager – 2001 English & 2007 MALS Alumna

Krysten Lindsay Hager (Weller) 2001 BA in English and 2007 Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies What are you doing now and how did you get there? I am the author of the Landry’s True Colors Series, a clean reads YA series and also the new ​Star Series. My current titles are True Colors, Next Door to […]

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Meet Robert Burack – 2013 Political Science Alumni

Robert Burack B.A. Political Science, 2013, Maize & Blue Scholar Campus organizations: Alternative Spring Break, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honors Society), Qua contributing writer What are you doing now and how did you get there? Upon graduation, I faced a rather difficult choice as to how to best express my values and priorities. I […]

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Meet Amanda Kahl Smith of Criminal Justice

Name: Amanda Smith Title: Instructor cum Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Department: Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Classes I teach: CRJ 185: Intro to Criminal Justice CRJ 385: Elite Deviance Professional Interests, Activities, or Publications: I’m a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Kramer, Ronald […]

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UM-Flint Well Represented & Winning at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

Shelby Newport, Theater & Dance Department Chair, Associate Professor, and Resident Costume Designer at UM-Flint, is attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 3 Festival with a number of her students and fellow faculty members. She sent the following update of “UMF’s great involvement” at the event. She notes that “in addition to the […]

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