Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 8, 2012

From left, Lisa Demond, a Residential Dining Services chef, and Rob Sutch, a Michigan Union chef, showcase local ingredients they use in the meals they make, during the sustainability fair Thursday. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

Student Affairs celebrates sustainability with interactive fair
The Division of Student Affairs hosted an interactive sustainability fair at the Michigan Union on Thursday in celebration of its ongoing efforts to “go green.” Staff members were encouraged to attend the event and learn of the various projects and programs within the division related to waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, and creating sustainable operations and business practices.

Deadline extended for MHealthy Rewards wellness screening
MHealthy has extended the deadline to complete the MHealthy Rewards Wellness Screening to June 19. Currently, 51 percent of benefits-eligible faculty and staff have completed the annual health questionnaire and 43 percent have completed a wellness screening. The universitywide goal is 50 percent completion of both.

Four recently hatched falcon chicks named after football coaches
After receiving hundreds of submissions through the university's Facebook page, four peregrine falcon chicks that recently hatched in a nesting box atop University Hospital have been named Bo, Fritz, Lloyd and Yost.

Kelsey Museum exhibit celebrates legacy of its namesake
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology will pay homage to its founder and visionary, Francis Willey Kelsey, with a special exhibition that opens today. Kelsey’s expeditions to Europe, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Tunisia charted the course for much of the museum’s current archaeological fieldwork and yielded a large part of its artifact collection.

The Michigan Difference

Building on a solid foundation
Tom Perko, an alumnus of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, doesn’t flee devastation. He faces it head-on, helping Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake that killed some 225,000 people. An article in the current edition of the alumni magazine Dividend explains how Perko, as executive director of the nonprofit Extollo International, is helping to train construction workers in Haiti and perform reconstruction work there.