"Gamelan music and dance are vehicles for expressing and experiencing this deep harmoniousness not only between humans, but between humans and the divine."
Susan Walton, lecturer IV in the Residential College and in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, regarding the Javanese music style that has captured her interest.
"You really get to, at the end of the day, see your work and how you impact the people around you. It's incredibly rewarding."
Nelson "Buzz" Cummings, chef de cuisine in research and development at Michigan Dining
"When you're dancing, you can't really think about anything else. You have to focus. You have to be present and in the moment."
Julie Kelsea, health information specialist at the School of Dentistry, who enjoys ballroom dancing and sailing in her spare time.
"Great institutions don't become great institutions without great staff."
Janice Reuben, senior associate for programs and outreach for the Center for the Education of Women.
"If you are trying to convince someone else to understand your point of view, listening is more important than talking."
Arthur Lupia, Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science and professor of political science in LSA
"It becomes like much more of a normal hobby to me — just a chance to meet up with your friends and play."
Robert Havey, communications specialist at the Bentley Historical Library and a fan of the competitive card game Magic The Gathering.
"Giving people the tools to make positive changes, both physically and mentally, is why I love coaching CrossFit."
Julie DuChateau, senior multimedia designer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, who also participates in CrossFit and works as a weightlifting coach in Ann Arbor.
"The things we're able to do at the university have a meaningful impact on so many different lives."
Ashley Lucas, associate professor of theatre and drama, and the Residential College, and director of the Prison Creative Arts Project.
"I enjoy work that involves a lot of process. My job at UMMA and my studio work both appeal to that aspect of my personality. I can spend a lot of time being meticulous, detail oriented, and focused on one thing."
Kate Holoka, collections and exhibitions technician at the U-M Museum of Art, who has created a home studio with a printing press of her own.
"My work revolves around trying to put a smile on people's faces as often as possible."
Andy Boehnlein, a Second City alumnus and U-M coordinator of intramural sports.