On a Wednesday afternoon at 12:00, the University Center stage was enchanted with a flash mob dance performed by the American Association for University Women (AAUW). It was not a typical flash mob routine however, they set out to make students aware of the importance of pay equity and not just entertain.
I have spent my life harboring a bad habit of avoiding surprise endings. I even read the last paragraph of any book before I read the first. Clearly, I just don’t like surprises, which is probably why I’m teetering on the edge of insanity knowing how soon I’ll be throwing myself into this thing I’ve heard about called the “real world.” (And not the hit MTV show, that the great MJ alumnae Sahar Dika once graced).
The winter semester is finally winding down. The end of another semester means a new Lyceum will soon be making its way to campus. The Lyceum is the fine arts journal here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. It showcases the artistic talents of students, staff, and alumni through a book that is distributed during the fall and winter semesters. Any means of self-expression are up for consideration to be included in the journal and range from short stories and poetry to photography and paintings, to name a few.
I’m a control freak. I like being the driver in the car. I like having charge over the remote control. I like having hand sanitizer at the ready whenever I come in contact with anything faintly foul. Basically, I just like having a tight grip on every situation in my life. Last weekend I lost control of all of my marbles…quite literally. I was unfortunate enough to come in contact with a dreadful batch of food that sent everything I’d eaten in the past two days flying out of my mouth at warp speed.
You’ve done your time here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. You’re nearing the end of your journey at the school. A career or grad school is just around the corner. It’s a bit intimidating isn’t it? Luckily, University of Michigan-Dearborn works actively to be of assistance to students both during their journey at the university to preparing to graduate and enter into their fields, and beyond.
On Tuesday, April 1, the English Department hosted the English Concentrators’ Reception. English professors and English majors met on the third floor of the College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters to showcase what the English Department has to offer.
The end of the semester is near which means only one thing: FINALS. With the stress of finals creeping up on the University of Michigan-Dearborn students, it seems as though most of them needed a bit of comic relief. M-FIT, a student fitness organization on campus, set up an event they thought students would love, which included chicken wings, desserts, laughs, and good conversation.
On Wednesday, March 26, an event was held at the University of Michigan-Dearborn to aid both graduates and students in their career pursuits. The Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) organization hosted a resume-planning workshop on campus. The event was focused both around resumes and social media’s place in the job quest. While many of the people in attendance were graduates of UM-Dearborn, some current students also took advantage of the value future building activity.
Tuesday March 18, 2014 in Kochoff Hall A, a self-defense class was presented by the University’s very own “She’s The First” organization. She’s The First is a 100 percent non-profit women’s empowerment organization that educates women about protecting themselves, healthy eating habits, and exercise.
College is a world of opportunities and the University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to showing students what lies ahead when they make the decision to attend school. On Thursday, March 21, the seventeenth annual On the Move workshop was hosted at UM-Dearborn.