February 2017

4th Annual Soup Per Bowl

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties and the UM-Flint community will once again host the Soup Per Bowl in support of Flint residents experiencing homelessness and to raise funds for the Center for Hope Warming Center. The event includes a soup and sandwich meal, ceramic bowls available for $15 created by Jon Whitney, spoken word, and live music. The event is free to the community and is supported by Metro Community Development. 

  • Date: Friday, February 3
  • Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. Michaels Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave., Flint

Click here for a flyer.

Questions? Contact Todd Womack, UM-Flint Social Work Adjunct Lecturer, at 810-762-3390.

Community Read

Join members of the Flint community to discuss pages 81-100 of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book "Between the World and Me" and current issues of race and racism. Facilitators hope the Community Read discussions will go beyond verbal rhetoric and sharing of experiences by helping to build strong relationships among community members. Those who have not read the book, or have not attended prior sessions, are also welcome to attend. 

  • Date: Saturday, February 11
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd., Flint

Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Adventure

Flint fourth graders will enjoy a presentation and receive a writing challenge from local author Christopher Paul Curtis at the 8th Annual Writing Adventure.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: UM-Flint Theatre

Click here to read a story about last year's Writing Adventure.

The Flint Teacher Project - Information Sessions

Learn how you can earn your secondary teaching license and your master's degree while working in urban classrooms. Refreshments will be served.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 21
  • Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Southwestern Classical Academy
  • Date: Thursday, February 23
  • Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northwestern High School Library

Contact Dr. Mary Jo Finney with questions at 810-762-3260.

Critical Issues in Education

The Center for Educator Preparation will lead its second Critical Issues in Education - Brown Bag Series. This discussion will continue the December session about issues of race and racism as they relate to teaching. It will be an open dialogue about how people view these issues impacting the practice of teaching and learning in the school context. Education students, faculty, and the campus community are all welcome.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 22
  • Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: University Center Cultural Lounge, 2nd Floor

Contact the CEP Director, Thomn Bell, with any questions about this event: 810-762-3263.

March 2017

International Night & Art Gallery

The Early Childhood Development Center will open its classrooms to families and members of the campus and community, offering activities, food and fun! Each classroom will represent a country or culture, display their artwork, and share with visitors what they have learned.

  • Date: Friday, March 17
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: ECDC, 1313 William S. White Building, Flint MI

Reading Center Celebration

EDR 646 graduation education students will gather with children and their families at UM-Flint to celebrate the children's accomplishments in the Winter Reading Center Program. The event is open to members of the community who would like to join in the celebration!

  • Date: Tuesday, March 28
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 161 French Hall


    April 2017

    SEHS Graduation Celebration

    Our graduating seniors are encouraged to come celebrate with us. Click here for more info. 

    • Date: Thursday, April 27
    • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • University Center, Michigan Rooms

    May 2017

    Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Adventure Celebration

    We celebrate and honor our essay contest finalists from Flint Community Schools along with their families and Mr. Curtis. By invitation only.

    • Date: Tuesday, May 9
    • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Happenings Room, University Center, UM-Flint

    June 2017

    iiE June Gathering

    The Institute for Innovation in Education (iiE)'s June Gathering is seeking participants! The theme is "Wonder Together." The iiE is excited to be sharing space with the Reggio Emilia exhibit “The Wonder of Learning — The Hundred Languages of Children." Plus the North American Reggio Alliance’s summer conference, “Early Childhood Education as Activism,” will take place June 22-24, just before the Gathering. Lots of reasons to come to Ann Arbor in June! Click here for details and to sign up! 

    • Date: June 25-27
    • Location: U-M Ann Arbor campus