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February 2, 2015

Campus briefs

Topic: Campus News

UM-Flint offers free workshops to get businesses started

Metro Community Development in partnership with UM-Flint University Outreach presents free workshops to help those seeking to create a foundation of a business or non-profit. Additional coaching is available as businesses develop structure. The first workshop is Business Plan 101, with instruction on how to develop a business plan. It is from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 6. All workshops are scheduled for the UM-Flint Northbank Center Innovation Incubator, 432 N. Saginaw St., Suite 207, Flint. Direct questions to Sherry Hayden at 810-424-5428 or For more information and to register, go to

UM-Dearborn ELPP receives five-year accreditation

UM-Dearborn's English Language Proficiency Program (ELPP) recently received an initial five-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. UM-Dearborn launched ELPP in 2012 to provide English language support to students provisionally admitted to the university — meeting the academic standards to enroll but not the English standards. With accreditation, UM-Dearborn can apply for governmental approval to write Certificates of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students for English Training Programs. This will allow the university to accept a greater variety of students, and partner with countries that work only with universities that can write these forms.

ERGO grants available to improve work processes

MHealthy offers U-M departments and units up to $5,000 to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues. Submit an application if your work group regularly: experiences physical discomfort due to manually lifting, pushing, pulling, or transporting equipment, items or patients; bends over, reaches up or performs awkward, repetitive motion for several hours a work day; or experiences physical stress or discomfort due to work conditions. Any regular employee can apply. Grant applications are accepted year-round. Once funds are exhausted, applications will be held until next fiscal year. Apply at Those who are independently solving ergonomic issues in the workplace can be nominated for an ERGO Hero Award. Learn more at