for Faye Burton
Friday, April 29
3:00 to 4:30
Gift Presentation 3:30
School of Music Lobby
"I started working for the University in February 1966.
I am a native of Birmingham, Alabama and an alum from Miles
College (HBC). I started as a Clerk Typist and am presently
an Executive Secretary, to one of the Deans and a Professor
of Voice in the School of Music.
39 years has afforded me the opportunity to survive BAM, the
First Women of Color Conference and the dreary and long Winters
here in Michigan.
I have met some fantastic and interesting people and have
made many friends within the system. My supervisors through
the years have been great and the work has been challenging.
I will always look back at this time as a most rewarding experience
and just what I needed as a Southern woman. Being a part of
this system has enhanced my abilities, given opportunities that
I thought would not happen and I have met some outstanding students.
Farewell my friends and may your tenure at the U-M be as satisfying
as mine has been through the years."
Assistant to Daniel Washington
Dean, Minority Services and
Professor of Voice
You may qualify for home ownership
through Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley!!
In order to qualify, you must be able to demonstate:
*a need for simple, decent housing
*a willingnes to partner with Habitat
*the ability to pay
Application will be available
on May 1, 2005 at the Habitat Office and Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
The 2005 Application Period
May 1 to May 31, 2005
Applicant must have been a Washtenaw
County resident for the past 12 months at the time of application.
Applicant must either be a U.S.
citizen or have permanent resdency status (green card)
If you family income fall within
the guidelines below, and have a genuine need for decent housing,
and are willing to work to a Habitat homeowner, you may qualify.
Pick up an application a a local library or call Habitat office
for more information.
for Housing Income - Before Taxes
For more inormation, Please
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Are YOU Interested in a Habitat
If so, please join us
Saturday, April 30, 2005
starting at 9am for an Information
Workshop in order to learn how to qualify.
The workshop will be held in
Room 275 of Liberal Arts & Science Building
on the campus of Washtenaw Community College.
(Enter WCC campus for Clark Road, and Park in Lot A)
Applications will be available at this workshop,
May 1 - May 30, 2005
at public libraries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and the Habitat
for Humanity office (715 W. Ellsworth, Ann Arbor)
Questions call the Habitat for Humanity Office
National Forum on Higher
Education for the Public Good Spring Symposium
Minority Serving Institutions:
Leadership, Emerging Issues, and
Their Role in Their Communities
The University of Michigan,
Rackham Graduate School,
915 East Washington, Ann Arbor
May 11, 2005
Registration: Required by Friday, April 29.
Space is limited.
Registration Fee: Free to students, faculty, staff, and community
Registration Forms: Available at the National Forum, 2339 School
Contact: Brighid Dwyer, firstname.lastname@example.org,
John C. Burkhardt, email@example.com, 734-615-8882
Description: The National Forum on Higher Education for the
Public Good invites you to participate in its spring symposium,
Minority Serving Institutions: Leadership, Emerging Issues,
and Their Role in Their Communities, May 11, 2005 at the University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The purpose of the symposium is to create
an environment in which participants will explore some of the
past, present, and future issues facing Minority Serving Institutions
(MSIs) and develop a research agenda aimed at addressing gaps
in the research on MSIs.
This one-day symposium will focus on issues particular
to the ways in which MSIs interact with their communities. For
this symposium, community is defined as both the local/physical
community as well as the greater cultural and ethnic communities
of color. Symposium topics and themes include the relationships
between the university and the community; the ways in which
the community influences the institution, and the ways in which
the institution involves itself with the community.
Registration is free; however, space is limited. Registration
forms are available in the National Forum, Suite 2339 in the
School of Education building. Please return your registration
form via fax, 734/615-9777, or mail, 615 E. University, Suite
2339, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, by Friday, April 29, to reserve
Wednesday May 11, 2005
Welcome and Introductions
Brighid Dwyer, Doctoral Student,
University of Michigan
Welcome on Behalf of the University
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs,
University of Michigan
Betty Overton-Adkins, Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Spring Arbor University
An Introduction to Minority Serving
Jamie Merisotis, President, Institute for Higher Education
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
for registered participants
Tribal Colleges: Maintaining Cultural Identity through
Moderator: Heather Brink, Graduate Student,
University of Michigan
Martha McLeod, President, Asnuntuck Community College
Chad Waukechon, Interim Director of Education/Outreach/Extension,
College of Menominee Nation
Hispanic Serving Institutions:
Meeting the Demands of the Largest
U.S. Population of Color
Moderator: Magdalena Martinez, Doctoral Candidate,
University of Michigan
Tomas Arciniega, President Emeritus, The California State
Jaime Chahin, Dean, College of Applied Arts, Texas State
Ben Corpus, Vice President for Student Development and
Hostos Community College
The Changing Face
of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Moderator: Kimberly Johnson, Doctoral Student,
University of Michigan
Kassie Freeman, Dean of the Division of Education and
Mary Evans Sias, President,
Kentucky State University
Maurice Taylor, Dean, School of Graduate Studies,
Morgan State University
Summary and Closing Remarks
John C. Burkhardt, University of Michigan
Black Celebratory Program
I am writing to again request your participation in the
11th Annual Black Celebratory Program on April 30, 2005. Your
presence in the formal procession onto the stage of the Hill
Auditorium will make a vivid statement about the importance
of our students' accomplishments. In the past, some 2,000 students,
families, faculty, and staff have participated in this event.
We want this year's celebration, with its theme "The
Beautiful Struggle," to be equally memorable. The Black
Celebratory Planning Committee has selected Dr. Kenya Ayers
as this year's keynote speaker who is the Associate Vice Provost
for Academic Services at Kettering University and a U of M Alum.
As always, the Black Celebratory Program has been scheduled
after all other commencement exercises are completed so that
students can also attend the commencement ceremonies of their
schools and colleges. The celebratory will start at 7:30 p.m.,
but I am asking that you come to the upper level of Hill Auditorium
at 7:00 p.m. to line up for the processional.
Academic attire is appropriate for this occasion. I am making
a limited number of bachelor, master, and doctorate gowns available
for your use. Please contact Lisa Schulte at the Michigan Union
Bookstore in the basement of the Michigan Union for assistance.
Borrowed gowns can be returned to the Office of Academic Multicultural
Initiatives (3009 SAB Building) or left at Hill Auditorium after
I look forward to our collectively celebrating and honoring
the achievements of our students.
Please RSVP to Theda Gibbs
Matlock (firstname.lastname@example.org) at
936-1055 by Thursday March 31.
Your response by that date is important, as we would like
to list participating faculty and staff in this year's program
Read More About the Black Celebratory
LESTER P. MONTS
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Senior Counselor to
the President for the Arts, Diversity, and Undergraduate Affairs
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music (Musicology)
for the results of the
American Family Project Survey
University of Michigan,
Dept. of Psychology
Bryant Community Center
3 Eden Ct Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday May 7, 2005
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ann Arbor Community Center
625 N. Main Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday May 10, 2005
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
**Refreshments will be served**
Please RSVP at
(734) 763-0058 or
American Family Project
Black Faculty Member,
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
I am collecting data for my dissertation on Black faculty's
job satisfaction under the guidance of
Norm Gysbers, Ph.D. (GysbersN@missouri.edu)
Helen Neville Ph.D. (email@example.com).
I am hoping to discover factors that enhance or hinder
job satisfaction of Black faculty members at Predominately
White research institutions and I need your help. Blacks are
15% of the population in the United States but comprise only
2.3% of faculty at Predominately White Institutions. One of
my goals for this study is to try to begin to understand why
by examining satisfaction.
The survey is online. It is anonymous and takes only 15 minutes
The survey is located at:
For additional information regarding human participation
in research, please feel free to contact the UMC Campus IRB
Office at 573-882-9585.
Deadre Holmes, MA
Futuring Diversity: An Overview
We invite you to participate in a national working conference
to set priorities for our proposed Center for Institutional
Diversity (CID), a place where leaders from a variety of social
networks will come together to engage fully the challenges,
opportunities, and complexities of diversity.
In conversations about diversity, its easy to become
preoccupied with present-day definitions, statistics, and headlines.
At this conference, well work to envision the future of
our diverse society and to identify next steps toward an inclusive,
productive democracy. Although we will consider historical trends
and current best practices, we will concentrate on exploratory
thinking, innovative and untested approaches, and proactive
Come join us for a gathering of distinguished participants,
which will include corporate heads, social activists, directors
of community groups, K-12 educators, university administrators,
healthcare professionals, military leaders, and others. Youll
supply advice about the future direction of the Center and begin
to build nationwide, cross-institutional collaborations for
future diversity endeavors.
We are convening a highly accomplished group of experts,
with the hope of launching a national movement toward social
justiceempowered by the agenda that conference participants
create together. To this end, the conference format will be
highly participatory, with every attendee considered a key contributor.
In fact, it will be vital for all participants to take an active
role during discussions and to share perspectives on race and
ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, disability, religion,
social class, political ideology, and geographical region.
Please continue to check the conference
web page for ongoing updates: www.diversity.umich.edu/futuring/conference.html.
Cindy Sakstrup at 734-764-5305 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.