Staff Spotlight

  1. September 13, 2021

    Joe Levickas exhibits impactful art on a small scale

    Joe Levickas, program director for Arts at Michigan and assistant director in the Office of New Student Programs, created Creal Microgallery, a small art exhibit space he installed in his front yard.

  2. August 30, 2021

    Michigan Dining chef explores creativity on plates and paper

    Nick Ringe, assistant manager at East Quad, has been with Michigan Dining since 2013 and worked in various roles in each of the nine residence halls at U-M.

  3. June 21, 2021

    ITS staffer whets appetite for art through collection

    Darin Leese, a business systems analyst for My LINC through Information and Technology Services, and his partner, U-M Law Professor Frank Vandervort, have a collection of hundreds of paintings.

  4. June 7, 2021

    Building facilities manager uses running, music to inspire

    Joshua Burd, building facilities manager with Student Life Housing Facilities, runs 10 miles a day, many times on his treadmill, and ran four half-marathons in the same week to raise awareness for the Maize & Blue Cupboard.

  5. April 19, 2021

    Longtime staffer taps into creativity for the birds

    Sally Sivrais, research administrator senior manager at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Medical School, builds, paints and decorates birdhouses with stones she picked up from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior beaches.

  6. April 12, 2021

    LSA staffer shares fitness journey on social media

    Joe Coeling, human resource generalist associate in LSA, has turned to Instagram and, most recently, Twitch to share content about his physical fitness and to encourage followers to reach whatever goals they might have.

  7. March 22, 2021

    Mcity business administrator’s hobby is blossoming nicely

    Stop by Kasie Meszaros’ Brighton home, and you’ll likely depart with a bouquet of flowers fresh from her gardens. Stop by her booth at the Brighton Farmers Market too late in the day, and you’ll likely leave empty-handed. Meszaros, business administrator for Mcity, has discovered she has quite the green thumb and takes pride not…
  8. March 8, 2021

    Staffer’s soothing piano playing at Mott calms nerves

    Emily Wheeler, guest services specialist at the Division of Public Safety and Security, has spent many days off from her position to play mostly classical tunes at the baby grand piano in the lobby of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. 

  9. March 1, 2021

    Carpenter uses ‘free time’ to remount elephant skeleton

    Dan Erickson, properties carpenter/artisan in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and U-M graduate Brian Cressman worked to remount the skeleton of Iki, an Asian elephant that has been on display at Wayne State University for decades.

  10. February 22, 2021

    Family’s cancer battles drive ‘Row to Nowhere’

    Mike Psarouthakis and his wife, Lisa, compete for the Ann Arbor Rowing Club. Psarouthakis, director of the U-M Tech Transfer Venture Center and managing director of the Accelerate Blue Fund, and his entire family row.