1. Congresswoman Haley Stevens Addresses The Science Coalition at a Headliner Breakfast

    Mark Rivett posted January 15, 2020
    Haley Stevens

    From Left to Right: Executive Director of Federal Relations for U-M, Michael Waring; President of The Science Coalition, Lauren Brookmeyer; Michigan’s 11th District Congresswoman, Haley Stevens; Assistant Director of the U-M Washington Office, Madeline Nykaza; Assistant Vice President Federal Relations for Research, Kristina Ko; and Government Relations Associate, David Bluhm.

    On Wednesday, January 15th, at U-M’s invitation, Congresswoman Haley Stevens addressed The Science Coalition at a Headliner Breakfast event. Congresswoman Haley Stevens serves on both the House Education and Labor Committee and House Space, Science and Technology Committee, where she serves as Chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee. In addition, Congresswoman Stevens’ is a founding co-chair of the Women in STEM Caucus, which The Science Coalition helps to support. At the event, Congresswoman Stevens provided remarks on her efforts in Congress to support research universities and the federal research and development enterprise.

  2. UM Artist Riley Parrish Work: Deterioration

    Mark Rivett posted November 18, 2019
    Riley Parrish with her work Deterioration

    Riley Parrish with her work “Deterioration”

    UM student artist Riley Parrish, who attended the Art in the Legislature Reception on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the Mackinac Room, Anderson House Office Building, took a photo beside her artwork “Deterioration”. She was also congratulated by State Senator Peter J. Lucido, 8th District, as he paused to admire her artwork which is displayed near his office in the Binsfeld Senate Office Building. Riley writes of her artwork:

    “This 18 x 24 inch linoleum block print is a self-portrait of intentional disfigurement. I wanted to illustrate the struggles of my relationship with my body. The media constantly tells us that there is only one way to be beautiful. Although many companies in the beauty and fashion industries have begun to be more inclusive of all shapes and sizes, I still have a hard time loving my body. Through this piece, I explored my feelings more deeply about this subject to better understand what holds me back from loving who I am.”

    Riley Parrish’s artwork is displayed on the 3rd floor of the Senate Binsfeld Building. All are welcome to visit the House and Senate office buildings to see all of the 2019-20 artists’ work through September 2020.

    The Art in the Legislature Program displays and celebrates the work of amazing student artists from Michigan’s 15 public universities each year, and their work will adorn the walls of the Anderson House Office Building, or the Binsfeld Senate Building, for one year. UM proudly has seven 2019-2020 student artists:

    Vanessa with Flowers
    Elizabeth Hungerman

    The Red Coat (Version II)
    Olivia Arau-McSweeney

    Feeling in the Dark
    Eliana Harrison

    Sounds Like a Personal Problem
    Aditi Kannan

    Sunset Over Burton
    The late Atharva Kharkar

    Riley Parrish

    Bounding Hope
    Karson Schenk

  3. PSIP Wraps up 50th year

    Mark Rivett posted November 15, 2019

    It has been a fabulous 50th year of our intern program!

    Please check out the news below on ways you can be engaged with PSIP!

    Attend the Welcome Reception

    Attend this annual event held in early June in DC! Welcome the new student intern cohort, meet scholarship recipients, and connect with other U-M alumni and friends.

    Become an Alumni Mentor

    Serve as a summer mentor to PSIP students while they are interning in DC. Share professional advice, offer a tour of your workplace, and share your tips about living in the city over coffee or a meal.

    Email Lynn Halton (lhalton@umich.edu) to be added to the mentor interest list for Summer 2020

    Contribute to the Endowed PSIP Scholarship

    As part of its 50th year celebration, alumni and staff created the PSIP Endowed Scholarship to enable future students a transformative PSIP experience in DC.

    Our new 1st Gen Group offers students who are first-generation college students extra support and resources.

    Donate by contacting Lynn Halton (lhalton@umich.edu) or Kyle Nowels (knowels@umich.edu) or online at www.giving.umich.edu/give/700531

    Serve as a Speaker

    PSIP students love hearing from alumni! Offer to speak on a panel in DC or Ann Arbor (if you are planning a trip back to campus).

    Share Internship Openings

    Inform PSIP staff about summer internship opportunities in your DC offices, so you can showcase the caliber of U-M students to your organization.

    Send to Lynn Halton (lhalton@umich.edu)

    Participate in Informational Interviews

    Sign up for the University Career Alumni Network (UCAN) to share insights about your field, career path, education and advice for new professionals. Students initiate the interaction for a phone or skype call. Time commitment is minimal.

    Go to: http://myumi.ch/qg2oA

    Join us on Social Media

    Link up with PSIP alumni and learn about our students’ achievements at:
    Instagram: @psip_umich
    Facebook: Public Service Intern Program
    Twitter: @psip_umich

    Alumni Spotlight: fill out this form if you are interested in being featured on the PSIP Instagram page.

    Again, we thank you for your support of PSIP and look forward to your continued involvement.
    Go Blue!

    Lynn Halton, PSIP Supervisor

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