This Week in Flint

It’s another busy week here at UM-Flint. Today I want to share with you guys some events happening on and around campus in the next week that you’re not going to want to miss!

Tuesday, October 9 (PS. That’s TODAY!)
Bio-Banking: Uses and Dilemmas, 4-5:30PM, French Hall 111
Did you know that some of your cells might have been stored to use for future research? I know that I didn’t! Join the discussion with three panelists from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as they talk about “bio-banking” and the ethical and policy debates surrounding it. You can find more information about the event and the panelists on the UM-Flint News site.

PS. Be sure to read this year’s Common Read book written by Rebecca Skloot, who’ll be on campus next month. The book is titled “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Speed Dating, 8-10PM, Happenings Room
Are you looking for love as Sweetest Day draws near? Do you just want to meet some really cool people on campus? If so, the Campus Activities Board is bringing you Speed Dating tonight!


Thursday, October 11
#UMFLINT24, 12AM-11:59PM, Everywhere
I’m sure you know just how addicted most college students have become to social media (guilty!). Well, this event is perfect for my fellow junkies. This Thursday marks 10.11.12 and we’re being asked to document the day-in-the-life of the University of Michigan-Flint. So, grab your camera and start shooting!

Be sure to use the hashtag when posting!
Twitter: Hashtag #umflint24
Instagram: Hashtag #umflint24
Flickr: Tag your photos “umflint24”

You’ll be able to check out what your fellow wolverines have posted at throughout the day. For more information, head to the #UMFLINT24 website.

Volunteer Expo, 3-7PM, Michigan Rooms
Don’t miss HandsOn Genesee’s annual volunteer expo! Dozens of organizations from Genesee County will gather together to let you know how you can get involved with their organizations and the difference you can make through volunteering. Stop by the Michigan Rooms to learn about some local causes that need your help, and score some awesome door prizes!

If you want to get involved but you’re not able to attend, check out some of these websites or this map of volunteer locations right in our own backyard.
Helpful Websites:
HandsOn Genesee
Resource Genesee
Volunteer Match

Map of Locations
Volunteer in Flint!

IT CAME FROM THE LOCAL, 7-11PM, Flint Local 432
The Flint Horror Convention is invading the Flint Local 432 for a night of free independent horror films. They’ll be showing you all kinds of films, anywhere from zombies to flesh-eating fog to timeless killers – and it’s all free!

Flint Local 432
124 W. First St., Flint, MI, 48502

For more information, shoot an email to

PS. Don’t miss the Flint Horror Convention on October 20, back for its second year in Flint! Tickets are only $10. Check out the Flint Horror Convention website for more information.

Debate Watch, 8:30-11:30PM, Riverfront Residence Hall
Join the American Democracy Project and fellow students during the screening of the vice-presidential debate. This is a great opportunity to get informed, express your opinions, and hear what fellow students and community members have to say about the upcoming election. If you’d like to join the American Democracy Project for the last two presidential debate watches, check out the calendar.


Friday, October 12
INspire Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, 9AM-4PM, University Center
Check out this FREE conference and learn how to make a difference in your community and ways that you can better market your creations. You’ll also have the chance to speak with several entrepreneurs, including many of our very own School of Management faculty. For more information and registration, check out their website and the program brochure.

Amazing Race, 4-6:30PM, Flint Cultural Center
Head out to see your fellow wolverines and students from Kettering University, Baker College of Flint, and Mott Community College in Flint’s own Amazing Race! Students will be competing for iPad 2s, tickets to Flint Cultural Center events, and more. Unfortunately, registration is closed, but attending would be a great way to support your classmates!

Club Hockey Game, 9PM, Flint Iceland Arena
The UM-Flint Hockey Club is taking on Northwestern University at the Flint Iceland Arena.  Show up to support our team as they continue their winning streak! They’ll also compete against Northwestern University again on Sunday, October 14 at 11AM at the Perani Arena and Event Center. For more information about the team and to view the 2012-2013 game schedule, head to their website.

Be sure to check out some of these events this week and stay tuned for more!