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2009-10 Annual Giving Campaign Launched

February 16th, 2009 by drowden

The University of Michigan-Flint officially kicks off its 2009-10 Faculty and Staff Annual Giving Campaign today.

Click here to view a press release flyer with full details.

Staff Council encourages all staff to consider this wonderful opportunity to support our campus.

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2009 Bowling Challenge

February 6th, 2009 by drowden

WHAT:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint’s 30th Annual 2009 Bowling Challenge.

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 18 thru Sunday, February 22

WHERE:  Grand Blanc Lanes (Wed) and Galaxy Lanes (Thurs-Sunday)

Click here for Bowling Challenge Informational Flyer

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Staff Teams needed for RELAY FOR LIFE!

December 9th, 2008 by drowden

YOU’RE INVITED!

Please join the Fight against Cancer!
University of Michigan-Flint’s Relay for Life

http://www.relayforlife.org/umflintmi

We are CHALLENGING all student organizations
and staff to get involved in the biggest overnight party on campus!

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! For full details, please click here to view the flyer.

Sincerely,
Megan Rogers & Jennifer Kipp
Event Co-Chairs
relayumflint@gmail.com

Tammie Allen
Team Development Chair
tammiea@umflint.edu

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Cans Across America 2008 PSA

November 2nd, 2008 by drowden

Imagine a food drive that raises four hundred thousand pounds of food in a single day.  Now imagine all the good that much food could do for those living in poverty in the United States.  University Dining Services invites you to help make this happen with the Cans Across America event on Wednesday, November 12th, as Sodexo campuses all across the country aim to break a world record for the largest 24 hour food drive in multiple locations by a non-charitable organization!

 

Not only will you be helping feed those in need and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a difference in someone’s life, but you will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a world record attempt. 

 

Beginning at 7:00am on November 12th, collection bins will be located throughout the campus.  Please be a part of this charitable event by donating non-perishable food items within their expiration dates such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruits, and dried pastas. 

 

Be a part of something as big as a world record, and as personal as feeding those who have nothing.  With Sodexo USA’s Cans Across America, you can make a world of difference, so please donate a non-perishable food item on November 12th between 7:00am and 9:00pm at the designated locations.

 

For more details on Cans Across America, contact Jelena Jovic or Jack Cahill at (810-424-5280).

 

Help Stop Hunger on November 12th by being a part of Cans Across America!

 

View Flyer

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Volunteer at Target National Night Out!

July 28th, 2008 by drowden

WE NEED YOU TO HELP US SHINE! 

TARGET brings their 25th Annual National Night Out event to the University of Michigan-Flint campus on Tuesday, August 5th from 4:00-9:00pm, rain or shine.  Target actively supports law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities across the country through programs such as National Night Out, Safe City, and the Law Enforcement Grant Program.

To make this event happen a number of volunteers from TARGET will be present, many of whom are UM-Flint students.  So we are asking the University Community to also volunteer and assist us in making this an event we can be proud of.  Please email Melissa Stephens-Farrell, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at msfarrel@umflint.edu.

Staff Council requests that UM-Flint staff support this worthwhile event.  Click here for a flyer.

Staff can enter their volunteer hours at www.umflint.edu/staffcouncil/volunteer.htm.

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Staff Support Women’s Night Out

March 27th, 2008 by drowden
Staff Council members not only donated items to fill one “spa” gift basket–they donated enough items to fill two!  Council members also donated the baskets and decorated them.  Gift Basket
Staff Council Volunteers Several council members and many staff members volunteered their time to staff the registration and door prize tables.

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Volunteer Opportunity @ MFUSE

March 24th, 2008 by drowden

Staff members are highly encouraged to consider this volunteer opportunity:

The University of Michigan-Flint will hold the first MFUSE Concert featuring the hip hop artist Common.  MFUSE is a celebration for students to mark the end of the academic year.  The concert will take place on Wednesday, April 16 in Lot A, next to the Recreation Center.  Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with Common taking the stage around 6:00 p.m.  The community is invited to attend. We are looking for 100 volunteers to help!  This is a great way to earn service points, and to welcome the community to our campus.  Duties for volunteers will include:

·         Set up
·         Clean up
·         Crowd monitoring
·         Information center
·         VIP Section
·         Vendor Section
·         Front Stage Area

Even if you can volunteer for just a couple of hours, it will help.  If you’re interested, please sign up online at http://www.umflint.edu/mfuse/volunteer_signup.htm.   All volunteers will receive free food at the concert and a free long-sleeve t-shirt identifying them as a volunteer and commemorating the event.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of University Relations 810.767.6465.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Hogan
Executive Director of University Relations
University of Michigan-Flint
432 N. Saginaw
Flint, Michigan 48502
810-767-2147
jhogan@umflint.edu

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowling Challenge

February 15th, 2008 by drowden

Dear Staff, 

Thank you to staff members who have signed up for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowling Challenge.  We still have room for more teams!  Just email me or visit http://supportbbbskids.org/bowl.html for more information. 

You can pick up your pledge sheets in my office in Admissions at any time.  We have lanes reserved for UM-Flint teams on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 7:00pm and 8:00pm.  Be sure to wear your Wolverine gear!   

Remember to log your bowling hours for Volunteer Service Credit!  For more information, visit our volunteer website at http://www.umflint.edu/staffcouncil/volunteer.htm.   

Thank you for helping Staff Council make a difference in the community on behalf of UM-Flint! 

On behalf of Staff Council
Jenn Swank, Vice Chair
jswank@umflint.edu

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Tim Barden Volunteers at Guatemalan Orphanage

January 28th, 2008 by drowden

Tim (UM-Flint Facilities Management) and his son, Nick (age 16), traveled to Agua Viva Orphanage north of Guatemala City in response to a call for volunteers from their pastor, Gary Beck, of Flint’s St. Mark Lutheran Church.  

Tim was featured in the January 14, 2008 University Record Spotlight article entitled “Guatemalans offer insight for U-M-Flint group leader”.  For the full article, please visit http://www.ur.umich.edu/0708/Jan14_08/spotlight.shtml

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NEW! Staff Council Volunteer Service Credit Program

January 17th, 2008 by drowden

Staff Council would like to announce our new Volunteer Service Credit Program! 

We recognize staff members who volunteer on campus or in the community.  Record your volunteer service hours via the electronic form on our website and print transcripts of your cumulative volunteer hours.  Certificates will be presented at the December Holiday Staff Breakfast to staff members who have volunteered 50 hours or more from December through November of the previous year! 

THE WEBSITE IS: http://www.umflint.edu/staffcouncil/volunteer.htm 

Please consider volunteering on MLK Day on Monday and recording your service hours on our website!   

NOTE: The Staff Council Volunteer Service Credit Program website is a general form for recording your service hours for any campus or community activity.  You must contact the MLK Day Planning Committee at www.umflint.edu/studentlife/mlkday to officially register to participate in MLK Day activities.  Thank you! 

Crystal M. Pepperdine, MPAStaff Council Chair, 2006-2008

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