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Parking Lots & Decks 1. Pavilion Deck-F, Staff/Faculty Permit Parking 2. Harrison Deck-D, Staff/Faculty Permit Parking 3. Lot-C, Handicap Parking Only, 4. Lot-T, Student Permit Parking 5. International Institute Lot, Student Permit Parking 6. Mill St. Deck-B, Visitor & Student Permit Parking 7. Lot-A, Student Permit Parking 8. Lot-E, Faculty/Staff Permit Parking 9. Lot-P, Visitor Meters & Handicap Parking Lot-Q, Faculty/Staff/Student Permit Parking 10. Lot-R, Faculty/Staff/Student Permit Parking 11. Lot-S, Faculty/Staff/Student Permit Parking 12. Deck-N, Visitor & Student Permit Parking 13. Lot-L, NBC Permit Parking 14. 15.Lot-M, Handicap & Student Permit Parking a Be

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William R. Murchie Science Building (MSB) The William R. Murchie Science Building (MSB) houses the science and math departments. These departments include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Astronomy, Earth & Resource Science, Mathematics and Psychology. MSB also houses ITS, which deals with computer-related issues. David M. French Hall (French Hall) David M. French Hall (French Hall) hosts many different departments including English, Music, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, Anthropology and Sociology. Attached to the second floor of French Hall is the university theatre, which hosts a variety of theatre, music and dance performances

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Harding Mott University Center (UCEN) On the opposite side of campus the Harding Mott University Center features an art gallery, the KIVA, the Student Organization Center (the SOC), the Student Development Center (the SDC), The International Center, and eateries such as Grill 155, Simply To Go, Clints Cafe’ and Riverview Dining Room.

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University Pavilion (UPAV) The University Pavilion is home to many resources for students. The first floor features eating areas, a food court, Barnes & Noble campus bookstore and the Student Veteran Resource Center. The second floor houses admissions, financial aid, academic advising, registrar’s office and the offices of numerous heads of the University.

The William R. Murchie Science Building, David M. French Hall and William S. White Building are the classroom buildings on campus. All of these classroom buildings have computer labs for students to utilize.

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Undecided major? The AACC can help

an invitation to the workshop. Besides academic advising, the AACC ofA visit to the Acafers help with job interdemic Advising and views, information on Career Center is a career fairs, and advice must during freshon placement exams, man orientation, but co-ops and internships. the AACC can also be Another program that helpful throughout your the AACC offers to all university career with students is the Careers programs that assist 4 Years program. Acwith your academic and cording to Moss, the professional growth. Careers 4 Years proAccording to AACC gram gives students a Director Aimi Moss, holistic development the AACC is the prithroughout their colmary advisor for those lege experience so that who are undecided they are prepared both about their major or academically and prohave chosen to change fessionally. The program their major. helps students to meet “Our goal for these certain benchmarks students is to help them each month so that through that process they are ready for the as smoothly as possible professional world after so that they can make graduation. informed and purpose“Students at UMful decisions about their Flint have an advantage academic and career because the university paths,” Moss said. has consolidated career “Students should not development and acafeel anxious about being demic advising,” Moss undecided unless they said. “Careers 4 Years go through it alone.” helps students to strucIn addition to feature and organize their turing helpful advice time at the institution on their website, the outside the classroom AACC also plans on so that they can be the offering a workshop for most competitive job undecided majors. Moss applicant.” said students should The AACC is planwatch their emails for ning six Careers 4 Years By: BETH LEBLANC Campus Editor

When: Mon., August 29, 5 – 9 p.m. What: Monday Manna Where: UCEN Kiva When: Mon., August 29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. What: International Student Orientation Where: UCEN Happenings When: Tue., August 30, 6 – 9 p.m. What: Stage Combat Club Rehearsal Where: Outside Area McKinnon

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The Academic Advising & Career Center can assist you throughout your university career with programs that foster your academic and professional growth. Besides academic advising, the AACC offers help with job interviews, information on career fairs and advice on placement exams, co-ops and internships.

ing trouble in a class.” Students can fill out a tutor request form at the 264 UCEN Academic Enrichment Center to request the university’s free tutoring services. While there are times when students can have walkin tutoring sessions, most sessions at the AEC are by appointment with one of their 40 peer tutors. According to Kassel, the AEC is planning Get Ready for Success workshops for Oct. 11 and 12. Students are invited to attend the workshops to learn more about study skills. While the AEC offers tutoring services in most disciplines, Kassel said that students

When: Wed., August 31, 4-8 p.m. What: Graduate Orientation Where: UCEN Mich. A-D

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When: Wed., August 31, 4 - 7 p.m. What: My Flint: Taste of Downtown Where: UCEN Lobby Beth LeBlanc/Times Photo

From the editors desk... Welcome students! Whether you’re just starting out or starting over, I’m happy to see that you have chosen UM-Flint. I remember when I was in your shoes wondering what there was to do on campus. As a commuter I was unsure about getting involved and was even more unsure how to get involved. If this sounds like you, let the Orientation Issue of The Michigan Times be your guide to getting involved and finding your way aroud campus. Even though the majority of the student body commutes to campus, there is much to

do outside the classroom! If sports is your thing, there is both club and intramural soprts. If community and social involvement is your thing, there are many Greek organizations to join. Academic organizations and honor socieities also exist on campus. For those students not looking to get involved, you’ll find many resources in the pages of this issue that will direct you around campus, and familiarize you with the buildings. Also, be sure to check out page 5 to learn more about the many businesses downtown and the enrich-

seeking writing help are often referred to the Writing Center at 559 French Hall. According to the Writing Center’s Senior Instructional Associate Scott Russell, the Writing Center is available to all students needing extra help with composition assignments. Russell said that many students enrolled in English composition courses, as well as nursing students, come to the writing center for help with assignments. “We’re focused on the writer and their relationship to the writing they are trying to do,” Russell said. “Our job often spans across disciplines.” Russell said that stu-

When: Tue., August 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. What: International Student Orientation Where: White Building, Tuscola Rooms When: Tue., August 30, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. What: Transfer Orientation Where: UCEN Happenings

workshops throughout the fall. Students interested in these workshops or other services that the AACC offers should visit their website at www.umflint. edu/advising or call the AACC at (810) 7623085.

Suceed this semester with U resources By: BETH LEBLANC Campus Editor The University of Michigan - Flint offers a variety of services to help each student succeed at the university. These services include tutoring, computer access and student veteran assistance. According to Tutorial Coordinator Michael Kassel, most students request tutoring services within the first three to four weeks of the semester. “It is much better if students come to the office as early in the semester as possible,” Kassel said. “You can start to get lost very quickly if you are hav-

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dents should try to visit the Writing Center at least 3 to 4 days before an assignment is due to allow time for corrections. While the Writing Center does have computer access, students are encouraged to also use the computer labs throughout campus for their computer and printing needs. The computer labs on campus are open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The main computer labs on campus are located at 3174 WSW, 206 MSB and 205 FH. In addition to these services, UM-Flint also has a Student Veter-

ans Resource Center (SVRC) for student veterans. According to their website, the SVRC serves as liaison between student veterans and the campus community. Located on the first floor of the University Pavilion, the SVRC is a place where student veterans can relax, study, or receive help with FAFSA and VA education benefits. Beth can be reached at eleblanc@umflint.edu

When: Wed., August 31, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. What: Move-in Day Where: First Street Residence Hall When: Thurs., Sept. 1, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. What: Student Mcard & Parking Permit Distribution Where: UPAV Lobby When: Thurs., Sept. 1, 2 – 5 p.m. What: New Student Welcome Day Where: UCEN When: Thurs., Sept. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. What: New Student Convocation Where: RecCen When: Fri., Sept. 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. What: Student Mcard & Parking Permit Distribution Where: UPAV Lobby When: Fri., Sept. 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m. What: Transfer Orientation Where: UCEN Happenings Send your information to Managing Editor Aaron Burch at aaburch@umflint.edu.

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New Student Welcome Day scheduled for Sept. 1

By SIRIUS WELCH Times Senior Reporter

On Sept. 1, University of Michigan-Flint will welcome new students to the campus during New Student Welcome Day and Convocation. Each year, approximately 1,200 new students and their families attend the event. Starting at 2 p.m. new students will attend workshops about Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Social Justice and Diversity, and Academic Expectations. Aimi Moss, Director of Academic Advising and Career Center, believes attending these events is key for new students. “These events are important for new students as they will revisit some of the objectives they learned at orientation,” Moss said via email interview. “UMFlint has a profound commitment in helping students transition to the university – academically and socially.” During the Welcome

Day, students will browse the Street Fair located in the “U” drive in front of the UCEN. Here, there will be over 100 student organizations, clubs, University departments, and community organizations represented. Then, at 5:15 p.m., there will be a Class of 2011 student picture taken. Moss relates how the street fair is of use to new students. “Throughout orientation new students expressed interest in certain areas of the university,” Moss said. “The street fair is the place where new students will get their first opportunity to connect with those student clubs/organizations and academic departments from across campus.” Family members and guests are also welcome to attend the hour-long Convocation ceremony, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center. The speakers at this event will include Chancellor Ruth J. Person, Provost Gerard Voland, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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At the annual New Student Welcome Day, incoming freshmen are treated to a day of events that is designed to bring a sense of cohesion and familiarity as well as the opportunity to see what a day in the life of a University of Michigan-Flint student is like. New students also attend a luncheon provided by Student Government, as well as the opportunity to explore the different clubs and areas of the UM-Flint campus. The day is then brought to a close with the New Student Convocation, which officially makes them students of UM-Flint.

Mary Jo Sekelsky, and Student Government President Felipe Andrez. Maura Cullen, author of the book 35 Dumb Things WellIntended People Say, will also be a featured speaker at Thursday’s

New student FAQ answered By JOSEPH PATTERSON Times Reporter So what about these Greek organizations? There are a variety of Fraternities and Sororities on campus. These organizations are active in the community, produce leaders on campus and compete for awards such as the Greek Excellence Award given at President’s Ball. Formal recruitment begins on Sept. 12. Interested students should contact Sara Frees, Director of Greek Life at sfrees@ umflint.edu. What does Student Government do exactly? The primary duty of Student Government is to allocate the student activity fee funds to Registered Student Organizations. SG also uses the funds to co-sponsor events on campus such as the Welcome Back Picnic, theatrical ventures, community service projects, etc. Senators sit on various university committees offering student insight on university planning. In the past SG has also held rallies, worked with the administration to improve facilities on campus, launched a book swap for UM-Flint students and been an active member of the

Student Association of Michigan. For more information, contact the SG - Director of Student Affairs, Marcus Papin at mapapin@ umflint.edu. What’s going on in the Student Organization Center? Many student organizations and clubs use the Student Organization Center as a home-of-operations. In addition to housing the mailboxes for all clubs, the SOC offers meeting space for smaller groups, lockers, materials to develop marketing pieces and a copy machine for student use. The SOC is located on the 2nd floor of the UCEN. For more information, talk to one of the SOC staff or email Student Activities Coordinator Brian Proffer at bproffer@umflint.edu. Why should I carry my M-Card with me every day? Your M-Card is the ticket to various student services on campus. Keeping your M-Card on you is important as it can be requested at various times throughout your day, such as signing in at Financial Aid and Academic Advising. If you plan on eating in the Riverview Dining Hall, Stacks or Grill 155, or mak-

ing purchases from the Information desks, depositing Blue Bucks on your M-Card allows it to function as a debit card. You can also use your M-Card to check out books at any University of Michigan system library and purchase student tickets for Ann Arbor sporting events. Who can help me if I have car trouble? If you have car trouble such as a dead battery, flat tire, lock out or frozen lock call the non-emergency line at campus safety and a campus safety officer can assist you. You can also request an escort by public safety to your vehicle or to another location on campus if you feel unsafe. Joseph can be reached at josephpa@umflint.edu

gathering. New students might be familiar with Cullen’s book, as they were given copies of it during orientation. There will be a post-convocation party following the ceremony. Moss said of convo-

cation and its meaning to the university, “It is the place where the entire new student class comes together to celebrate the beginning of their journey at UMFlint, along with their families, university

administrators, faculty, and staff.”

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Skywalks The entire south side of the campus can be accessed via skywalks. The skywalks are located on the third floor of each building, except in the pavilion, which has a skywalk on the second floor. Make sure to take advantage of the skywalk during cold weather!

the Recreational Center is free and often includes free exercise classes.

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throughout the year. William S. White Building (WSW) The William S. White Building (WSW) is one of the newest additions to campus and houses the department of Communications and the department of Nursing. Also located at the WSW is the Urban Health and Wellness Center, which can provide outpatient care to students. The Early Child Development Center, which can also be found at WSW, offers childcare for the community.

Recreation Center The Recreation Center is located near the UCEN and features amenities like a swimming pool, saunas, a walking/jogging track and an aerobic dance room. The gymnasium in the Recreational Center has basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Admission to

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Francis William Thompson Library The Francis William Thompson Library is a three-floor library that hosts a variety of studying areas and research materials. The library also features studentaccess computers on each floor as well as printing services. The Genesee Historical Collections Center is also located in the library and houses original documents relating to the community. Beth can be reached at eleblanc@umflint.edu


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Looking for something fun this fall? The University of Michigan-Flint offers numerous opportunities for students to be involved on campus. From Greek organizations, club sports, social and political organizations to academic clubs, there is something for everyone. If you have ideas for a new club or organization, make it happen by checking out the Student Organization Center (SOC) on the 2nd floor of the UCEN. The Major Student Organizations on Campus are The Student Government: The Student Government repMichigan Times, Greek Council, Student Governresents the interests of the student body and acts as the ment, Campus Activities Board, and Student Athletic mediator between students and faculty. Association. President: Felipe Andrez fandrez@umflint.edu The Michigan Times: The Michigan Times is the Vice President: Albert Lee student-ran, weekly newspaper at the university. The albertch@umflint.edu Michigan Times provides the UM-Flint campus with news on events around campus and the downtown Campus Activities Board: Campus Activities Board Flint area. The Michigan Times is located at 381 Uniis the student led group that strives to create fun and versity Center. interesting activities for students, faculty and the comEditor-in-Chief: Lacee-Starr Horton munity on campus. laceesth@umflint.edu President: Ally Miron Managing Editor: Aaron Burch amiron@umflint.edu aaburch@umflint.edu Vice President: Erika Trigg etrigg@umflint.edu Greek Council: Greek Council oversees the Greek chapters on campus. Greek organizations promote a Student Athletic Association: The Student Athletic balance between social and community involvement Association is the student-ran resource for athletics on while students focus on their academic career. campus. SAA helps students get connected with sports Greek council president: Nick Weldon they are interested in and helps form new sports clubs. niweldon@umflint.edu President: Albert Lee albertch@umflint.edu

UM football preview By AUSTIN BAILEY Sports Columnist

the recreation center or through the intramural sports director Ervin Leavy. You can contact Leavy by phone at (810) 762-3484 or by email at leavy@umflint.edu.

Hoke looks to restore defense, winning at Michigan A new coaching era for Michigan football is underway as the Wolverines are less than one week away from playing their first game under newly hired head coach, Brady Hoke. When Rich Rodriguez was hired at Michigan, people were excited for what he had to offer, like the spread offense and mobile quarterbacks. With Hoke, people are excited about what he can bring to the table, like defense. There is plenty of room for improvement on the defensive side as the Wolverines ranked 107 out of 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in total yards allowed per game last season. This isn’t the first time Hoke has coached in Ann Arbor. Hoke previously served as a defensive line coach and assistant coach for eight seasons at Michigan, including their 1997 championship season. Hoke’s previous stops as head coach include Ball State, where he led them to their first 12-0 season in 2008, and San Diego State, which won its most games last season (nine) since 1971. Hoping to improve the Wolverines’ defense, Hoke hired another familiar face, Greg Mattison, to guide Michigan’s young defense as their defensive coordinator. Mattison was Michigan’s defensive line coach from 1992-1994, before taking over as the defensive coordinator for two seasons. Mattison has served at the same position for the past three seasons for the Baltimore Ravens. There has been plenty of positive energy since Hoke was introduced as head coach in January. That momentum has helped Hoke and his staff build the current No. 2 overall recruiting class for 2012, according to Rivals recruiting service. However, if Hoke wants to win over Michigan fans, he will need to improve on Michigan’s big ten record for the past three seasons (618), more specifically, their 0-6 record against Michigan State and Ohio State. Michigan’s season opener will be against Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Big House.

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Club sports at UM-Flint Did you know that there are a variety of registered athletic clubs on campus? Be sure to check out how you can get involved by visiting the Student Athletic Association on Facebook or by contacting SAA president Albert Lee at albertch@umflint.edu Basketball Club Ricky Callaway rcallawa@umflint.edu

Ice Hockey Club Katie Roe katlynr@umflint.edu

Cheerleading Club Sara Tinnin satinnin@umflint.edu

Roller Derby Club Julia Previtt jprevett@umflint.edu

Disc Golf Club Dylan Salisbury dsalisbu@umflint.edu

Soccer Club Lance Skinner umfsoccerclub@live.com

Football Club Aaron Bigler abigler@umflint.edu

Water Ski Club Ryan Bowles rybowles@umflint.edu

Golf Club Teresa Pavelich tpavelic@umflint.edu

Wrestling Club Josh Stokes jostokes@umflint.edu

Co-ed soccer, pingpong join intramural sports fall lineup By JASON OLIVER Times Sports Writer

The recreation center is looking for athletes or people who just want to have some fun. Sound like you? If you want to find something to occupy some of your free time then one or more of the

U’s new intramural sports may be right for you. Every semester the intramural sports programs are a big hit amongst those who participate, officiate and even those who just come by the recreation center to watch. This fall will be no excep-

tion with plenty of fun to be had by all. During the fall semester there will be four sports offered: coed volleyball, coed basketball, and, new this year, outdoor coed soccer and intramural pingpong. Captains’ meetings will be held in

mid-September and the games will commence the following week. If officiating is more your speed, there’s a spot for you too. If you are interested in any of these fun intramural leagues, find more information by visiting


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St. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Price Range: $7 - $20 The White Horse Tavern features a full bar and breakfast, lunch and dinner options. They also offer half price pizza on the weekends.

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Downtown food, fun highlights

With an ever-increasing student population, the downtown area of Flint has grown to accommodate their demands. With every passing year, Saginaw Street is looking more and more robust with new businesses flourishing. This spells opportunity for the student who is either looking for a night on the town, a good meal, or even appreciation of the arts. Here’s a few of the things to do in and around the downtown area: Place: Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) Address: 816 Saginaw St. Price Range: Free, donations accepted As one of the hosts of the Flint Art Walk, an event that takes place the second Friday of every month, GFAC’s mission is to showcase local art and the unique individuals behind it. Place: White Horse Tavern Address: 621 West Court

Place: Cork on Saginaw Address: 635 S. Saginaw St. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m., Closed Sunday and Monday Price Range: $7 - $19 Cork on Saginaw is the newest face to the downtown Flint restaurant scene, and offers both a wide array of wines and a full dinner menu. Place: Flint City TShirts Address: 629 S. Saginaw St. Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday Price Range: Retail Shirts range from $12 $25 In addition to selling a unique brand of t-shirts

showcasing Flint pride, Flint City T-Shirts also makes custom screenprinted shirts. Place: Tina’s Sweet Delites Address: 605 S. Saginaw Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Price Range: $3 - $6 In addition to serving ice cream, Tina’s Sweet Delites also serves handmade chocolate and other confectioneries. Place: Buckham Gallery Address: 134 ½ West Second St. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday and Monday, closed In addition to showcasing local artists, Buckham Gallery also participates in the Flint Art walk. Place: The Torch Address: 522 Buckham Alley Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Price Range: $3 - $12 The Torch is home to Downtown Flint’s famous Torch Burger. Place: The Loft Address: 515 Buckham Alley Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Price Range: $6 - $12 The Loft features a vast drink selection and live music.

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Place: 501 Bar and Grill Address: 501 S. Saginaw St. Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 am., Saturday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Price Range: $7 - $13 501 Bar and Grill features a style of dish

Aaron Burch/Times Photo The Suites at 555 S. Saginaw offer a variety of services in a convenient downtown location.

called “tapas,” among a full dinner menu. Place: Soyla’s Address: 555 S. Saginaw St., Suite 105 Hours: Monday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, closed Price Range: $10 - $15 For those who crave a flavor south of the border, look no further than Soyla’s. Offering fresh Mexican food, Soyla’s is a good place to go if you’re looking for a burrito while still staying in the downtown area. Place: Yoga Loft and Sharp Fitness Address: 555 S, Saginaw St., Suite 104 Hours: Vary based on program The Yoga Loft and Sharp Fitness offers a wide variety of physical fitness and conditioning programs, such as Zumba, Yoga, and Tai Chi. Place: Blackstone’s Pub and Grill Address: 531 S. Saginaw St. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m -2 a.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Price Range: $11 - $23 Blackstone’s offers burgers, salads, pasta and traditional Irish fare. Your M-Card gets you access to Blackstone’s college menu.

Place: Garibella Salon Address: 555 S. Saginaw St., Suite 103 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, closed Price Range: $15 dollars for a manicure, $30 for a pedicure, students get $5 off with a student identification card. Garibella’s takes walkin’s and appointments for hair, nails and massages.

Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Price Range: $6 - $15 Located directly across the street from UMFlint’s University Pavilion, Churchill’s is the closest bar and restaurant to the campus area. Aaron can be reached at aaburch@umflint.edu.

Place: Churchill’s Food and Spirits Address: 340 S. Saginaw St. Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.,

Aaron Burch/Times Photo The Torch is 21 and up after 9 p.m., so if you’re underage and want a Torch Burger (voted best in downtown Flint!), make sure to go early!

Flint Cultural Center offers history, arts and entertainment By: SIRIUS WELCH Times Senior Reporter The Flint Cultural Center is located at 1310 East Kearlsey St., includes Sloan Museum, Buick Automotive Gallery, Longway Planetarium, The Whiting, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint Institute of Arts and Flint Institute of Music. Sloan Museum Admission: $6 for adults. New exhibit opening Sept. 24: “Robots: The Interactive Exhibition” Buick Automotive Gallery Admission: $6 for adults. Home to many prototype Buicks as well as

historical records. Current exhibit: “Chevrolet: Yesterday and Today” Longway Planetarium Tickets to the Longway Planetarium Sky or Laser shows are $5 for adults. They are currently showing a Children’s show called “The Planet Patrol” and “Laser Beatles.” The Whiting Ticket cost at the Whiting varies depending on show. Upcoming shows include performances from Bacon Brothers for $19, Chris Isaak for $25, and Brad Garret for $19. There are also discounted Student Rush tickets available for students who present a valid student I.D. on the day of the show.

The Flint Youth Theatre Costs of tickets for The Flint Youth Theatre vary. The Flint Youth Theatre is known for its award-winning productions and also offers year-round classes for youth. The Flint Institute of Arts Students can use a College Town Membership for admission to the FIA. Membership allows students free access to all exhibitions and lectures, as well as discounted admission to FIA feature films and The Café. They have recently acquired a willow wood statue dating from the Song Dynasty in China. The Flint Institute of

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In addition to the numerous events and programs held at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Flint Cultural Center also offers a number of activities, such as the Longway Planetarium, the Flint Institute of Arts, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and a number of theatrical performances at the Whiting. The Flint Cultural Center is located on Kearsley Street east of UM-Flint.

Music The Flint Institute of Music houses the Flint Symphony Orchestra, as

well as Flint School of Performing Arts where more than 3,000 students participate in programs

for music and dance. Sirius can be reached at siriusw@umflint.edu.


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