CAPS piloting online platform to support student mental health
Counseling and Psychological Services is piloting a new mental health and well-being resource that allows students to receive and provide support anonymously through an online peer-to-peer community. The new service also provides another resource for faculty and staff to share with students — undergraduate, graduate and professional students alike — who may not yet be ready to seek campus resources but want an outlet to share and process their emotions. Interactions on the online platform, called Togetherall, are anonymous and supervised 24 hours a day, seven days a week by licensed mental health practitioners. It can be found at togetherall.com. The service is available to students for free and joins U-M’s two additional peer support-based offerings for students: the Wolverine Support Network and Individual Peer Counseling.
Board of Regents to meet in-person Dec. 9; livestream available
The Board of Regents will meet at 3 p.m. Dec. 9, in the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse at the U-M Golf Course, 500 E. Stadium Blvd. Members of the public will also be able to watch a livestream of the meetings at umich.edu/watch/. Seating for the public in the meeting room will be reduced and masks will be required for everyone attending. An agenda will be posted at noon Dec. 6 at regents.umich.edu/meetings/agendas/. Members of the public wishing to make comments during the meeting will need to attend in person. To offer public comment at the meeting, sign up before 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at regents.umich.edu/meetings/public-comments/form. Public comments on agenda items will be taken prior to their consideration. Comments on nonagenda items will follow the regular business agenda. People with disabilities who need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at 734-763-8194. For more information, go to regents.umich.edu.
Nominations sought for president’s international education award
In celebration of International Education Week, the Office of the President is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, an award program recognizing the extraordinary efforts of faculty and staff who advance international education for U-M students. Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following: sustained commitment and dedication to international education for U-M students, specific accomplishments in U-M international education, and leadership in the field of international education, either on campus or beyond. The nominating deadline is Feb. 4, 2022. Submit a nomination or get more information online.
Record print, email editions to take a break for Thanksgiving
The Nov. 23 University Record email will be the last one sent until Dec. 1, as the Record’s online and print editions will take a break over the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no print edition of the Record on Nov. 29. It will return Dec. 6, and that edition will be the final print edition of the fall semester. The Record’s print version will resume for the winter semester on Jan. 10. Daily email delivery will resume Dec. 1 and continue its fall schedule through Dec. 20. The Record email will then take a break for the holidays and resume for the winter semester on Jan. 10. Major faculty or staff news that occurs over the holidays may be posted to the Record’s website.
Michigan Radio expands service in Lansing via partnership with LCC
Michigan Radio, a public radio service licensed through U-M, is expanding its coverage in the Lansing area on WLNZ, 89.7 FM. Through a partnership with Lansing Community College, the licensee of WLNZ, Michigan Radio will provide public radio programming for the Lansing station, with a simulcast of its NPR news and information programming and award-winning statewide news coverage. Michigan Radio began broadcasting on the station Nov. 15. In September 2018, Michigan Radio entered a similar arrangement with the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency to carry Michigan Radio programming on WRSX, 91.3 FM in Port Huron. Michigan Radio continues to provide programming on WUOM, 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor and Detroit; WVGR, 104.1 FM in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and West Michigan; and WFUM, 91.1 FM in Flint.
U-M extends Juwan Howard’s contract through 2025-26
Juwan Howard, the David and Meredith Kaplan Men’s Basketball Head Coach, has agreed to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2025-26 season, athletic director Warde Manuel announced Nov. 16. Howard’s extension with revised financial terms becomes effective immediately. Howard guided the Wolverines to a 23-5 record and a 14-3 Big Ten mark last season, helping Michigan claim its 15th conference regular-season title. In two seasons with the Wolverines, Howard amassed 42 wins, helping him become the winningest two-year coach at Michigan.
— Compiled by James Iseler, The University Record