Welcome to Northwood! Join us for an hour orientation where you can learn more about your new community. We are looking forward to meeting you all and excited to answer all your questions!
Asia Island is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Northwood Orientation!
Time: Aug 17, 2020 05:00 PM America/Detroit
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Meeting ID: 967 5190 8047
RA Tasmine will be doing a social distant lollipop drop to spread some cheer to residents of Northwood 1 & 2. She will leave them at your door and you will not have to have close contact. Please include your address when you register for the event in the "Other" section.
RA Ashley will be doing a social distant lollipop drop to spread some cheer to residents of Northwood 4. Ashley will leave them at your door and you will not have to have close contact. Please include your address when you register for the event in the "Other" section.
RA Sammi will be doing a social distant lollipop drop to spread some cheer to residents of Northwood 5. She will leave them at your door and you will not have to have close contact. Please include your address when you register for the event in the "Other" section.
We will be meeting at the 1000 McIntyre Community Center to take a van down to the first gen grad student mixer happening at Munger from 6-8pm.
Description of the event: "I'm excited to invite you to a kick-off networking event hosted by Student Life for first-gen graduate and professional students. The mixer will take place from 6-8pm in the Fellows Lounge on the 8th Floor of the Munger Graduate Residences, located at 540 Thompson St."
Light up the night this fall with Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves! Join your neighbors in the botanical gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. This is a ticketed event so registration is required. Northwood will cover the ticket cost but will not provide transportation.
For more information, see: http://mbgna.umich.edu
The Creature Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization promoting Conservation Through Education:
The Creature Conservancy inspires compassionate connections to wildlife. They have an amazing collection of animal ambassadors that provide opportunities to learn about ecology, biology, conservation and so much more.
This event is open to Adult members in the NW community.
Join several local Ann Arbor ladies for a Ladies' Night Out Book Club. We pick whichever book suits our fancy. For October we've picked Maid by Stephanie Land. Come out and meet other cool women who love reading and take a break from studying.
Join Us for a Free Yoga Session in the MPR!
If you have a yoga mat, please bring it!
Come join us while we practice knitting basics. We will go over some beginner skills and then tackle a fun project: a stuffed bunny! No previous experience necessary, so come out and enjoy a crafty project.
La Salud cordially invites you to this year’s “Dia de Los Muertos” event taking place on November 1st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the School of Public Health’s Community Room 1680. MENA (Middle Eastern and North African) Public Health, La Salud, and PHSAD (Public Health Students of African Descent) have partnered to present a Dia de Los Muertos event which is meant to commemorate all the lives lost to any discrimination or racism in the U.S. and internationally.
Dia de Los Muertos stems from Mexican traditions and originates from Aztec practices. We use this day to celebrate, not mourn, the lives of our beloved departed and rejoice by sharing ofrendas that remember the individual as they were in life. Although this festive occasion is meant to welcome our loved ones, there are many lives that were forgotten both in life and death. These lives were victimized and prosecuted during life as a result of structural racism and exclusion. This year, we hope to raise awareness for the lives that were silenced and empower future practitioners to advocate for these communities and prevent future injustices.
We plan on meeting at 1000 McIntyre St Community Center at 5pm. We will ride the campus bus to Central Campus for the event.
Please Email Natalia (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
Come decorate cupcakes and join us in conversation (or you can just stop by to say hello)! We will be listening to relaxing music, playing games, and enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils. We'll have cupcakes, coffee, and those fancy Michigan cookies.
Have you heard of the Flint Water Crisis? Ever wondered whether Ann Arbor could suffer from the same water crisis? Find out how the water you drink is treated and sustained by the City of Ann Arbor government. We'll take a tour of the treatment plant at 913 Sunset Road. We'll meet at the Visitor's Center gate at 3:30pm. If you want a ride to the facility, we'll meet at 1000 McIntyre Community Center at 3:15pm. The tour will finish at 5:00pm. Children are welcome, but we cannot transport them in the university vehicle. More info about the facility can be found here: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/water-treatment/about/Pages/default.aspx
Have you or your kids ever watched the maize and blue helicopter fly over Northwood while playing outside? If you've ever wondered what it's doing or where it's going, we've got a tour for you! You're invited to tour the Survival Flight helicopter at the university hospital. https://www.med.umich.edu/survival_flight/
The tour will begin at 9:30am from the front desk lobby of the Taubman Center at the hospital. The official address is 1500 East Medical Center Drive, but that's not very helpful since the hospital complex is so big. If you need specific directions, email Patricia at email@example.com. If you'd like to ride on the bus together, we'll leave from the 1000 McIntyre Community Center bus stop at ~9:00am.
*Please note that the working crew provides the tour so if they are called out on an emergency during our scheduled tour time, we may need to postpone, cancel or end the tour early.
***Postponed from 11/14 to 11/21***
Join RA's Taylor and Sammi for Northwood's November playgroup. We'll have several fall-themed art and craft projects for both kids and adults to choose!
Come play games with RAs Dominique & Meghan. There will be refreshments!
Join a team of fellow residents to decorate a gingerbread house at Bursley Dining. All the supplies needed will be provided.
Join Bursley's chef and fellow residents on December 4 from 5-6PM to learn simply cooking techniques that can make a variety of dishes for those who are always on the run. Register now, as space is limited!
Join RAs Natalia and Sammi, as well as DEI Fellow Ivette, for a night of painting hosted in partnership with Ann Arbor's local Painting with a Twist studio! This is a step-by-step instructed painting session led by a professional artist. No experience necessary! Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. Space is limited, so register SOON!
Please note: Alcohol will not be served at this event
Join us to watch A New Brain, a musical presented by the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater and Dance! Have a chance to see our awesome students perform and hangout with other students. Tickets are very limited so register today! Trying to look for what this musical is? Here is the link: https://tickets.smtd.umich.edu/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4485
We will be meeting at the 2150 Cram Place Community Center to walk over!
You get only 1 study day before exams commence for Fall Term. If you need to relax and de-stress while also studying, come get a free massage at the community center. We'll have snacks and a quiet study area setup in the Multi-purpose Room all afternoon. Massages will be 15 minutes in length. We'll soon have a sign-up sheet so you can sign up for your preferred 15-minute time slot.
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday that is traditionally celebrated from December 26 to January 1 honoring the experiences and culture of people in the African diaspora. Join RAs Sammi, Tasmine, Patricia and TF Rawan in celebrating Kwanzaa early this year! We will have a traditional Kwanzaa feast, called Karamu, with activities for kids like coloring, African fabric dressup, and a safari animal puzzle to piece together. All Northwood community members are invited to participate and learn!
Come out and join RAs Ashley and Mike for an Ugly Sweater party with food and games! Ugly Sweaters aren't required, but encouraged.
"Ugly Sweaters" can be any type of sweater you want, though is usually considered something gaudy or representative of the winter holidays. The Ugly Sweater Party was invented in Vancouver, Canada in the early 2000s as a humorous way of celebrating the holiday season.
Join Resident Advisor, Patricia, for the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra as it kicks off its 20th season with a free concert at 4 p.m. at U-M’s Hill Auditorium under the baton of music director Tal Benatar.
The concert is free and open to the public. We will meet in the lobby of Hill Auditorium at 3:45pm.
The performance will begin with the overture to Fidelio, the only opera written by Ludwig van Beethoven, followed by the fairy tale-inspired Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel. It will conclude with Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony.
Come out and join us for a dinner and discussion of the documentary "No más bebés/No more babies"
Synopsis: "They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice."
Run time: 54min
Read more about the film here: http://www.nomasbebesmovie.com/
RAs Taylor and Natalia will be hosting a brunch. We will have a variety of brunch style foods available. All community members and ages are invited. We will see you there! Please register so we can make sure we have enough food for all attendees.
Join us for the grand opening of Northwood's new Little Free Library! A Little Free Library is a give-one-take-one free book resource for our whole community. Our grand opening party will feature free food, a visit from the book fairy, a free book fro each child to take home, a bookmark-making station, and a book walk.
Because the Little Free Library is a shared, community-owned resource, we'd like to decorate it with pictures of our residents reading books. Please send a snapshot of you or your family reading a book to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you can not attend the grand opening, this Little Free Library will henceforth be permanently located in the Northwood Community Center's computer room. For more information on the global Little Free Library program, please go to: https://littlefreelibrary.org
Join us to create vision boards for your this new year and to eat amazing tacos! Manifest your destiny at the top of the year with us! Please bring photos, magazines, and news papers with images to share!
Join us for an outdoor hike, snack, and subsequent wander through the tropical conservatory with a troupe of kids and a flock of caregivers each Tuesday at 10am-ish.
Join us for an outdoor hike, snack, and subsequent wander through the tropical conservatory with a troupe of kids and a flock of caregivers each Tuesday at 10am.
Please join historian and educator Jamon Jordan of Black Scroll Network History and Tours for a discussion about Black Bottom. Black Bottom was an East Side Detroit neighborhood with a highly concentrated population of African Americans from the 1800s to the 1950s until the historic African American neighborhood was destroyed by federal, state, and local policymakers.
*We will provide transportation for this adult-only event. Please meet at 1000 McIntyre Community Center at 5 pm.*
Clifford Benjamin Brown, also known as Brownie, was the most influential American jazz trumpeter of his generation. The lyrical aspects of his music influenced many trumpeters, including Lee Morgan and Booker Little, and his technical brilliance especially influenced trumpeters such as Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard.
Join me as we learn about the personal and professional life of Brownie, as told by professors from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. We will meet at the Northwood V Parking Lot 55 bus stop and travel to the Walgreen Drama Center together. This event is free and children are welcome.
Round Two! This is our second paint night hosted in partnership with Ann Arbor's local Painting with a Twist studio. Join RAs Natalia and Sammi, as well as DEI Fellows Livi and Ivette, for a step-by-step instructed painting session led by a professional artist. The image we will paint has a "Valentine" theme. If you register with a friend, the two of you can create one image across your two individual canvases! No experience is necessary. Food and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. Space is limited, so register SOON.
Join us for an outdoor hike, snack, and subsequent wander through the tropical conservatory with a gaggle of kids and a flock of caregivers each Tuesday at 10am.
Come out and enjoy some free dessert as well as an empowerment and self-defense workshop with a representative from DPSS!
Here is a description of the workshop: "Our self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises, physical drills and discussion."
In honor of Black History Month, join RAs Samantha and Patricia in collaboration with the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County for a bus tour that highlights the role of several Underground Railroad historical sites in Washtenaw County.
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes, hidden places, determined citizens and self-liberated people of color seeking freedom. Two essential routes to Detroit and ultimate safety in Canada crossed in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Discover the role Washtenaw County played on these docent guided bus tours and walks by the exteriors of local and nationally-known Underground Railroad landmarks, historic sites, cemeteries, buildings and homes. Tours cover Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township.
Join us for an outdoor hike, snack, and subsequent wander through the tropical conservatory with a gaggle of kids and a flock of caregivers each Tuesday at 10am. We meet in the lobby of the conservatory entrance.
Join RAs Sammi and Asia for a conversation with Robin DiAngelo, author and Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, and Elizabeth Moje, Dean of the University of Michigan School of Education. Dr. DiAngelo and Dean Moje will discuss themes and ideas stemming from Dr. DiAngelo's best-selling book, "White Fragility."
Learn more about this event (free and open to the community) here: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2020/discussion-robin-diangelo
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
Come join us for a night filled of fun detective work! A Murder mystery game is a large party game where one of the partygoers is secretly playing a murderer, and the other attendees must determine who among them is the criminal. You are assigned your character in advance and will receive an email that will include a description of your character and clothes to wear. This may involve the 'murders' of guest(s) throughout the game, or may open with a 'death' and have the rest of the time devoted to investigation. The theme of the murder mystery will be St. Patrick's Day, so come join us for a night of good food and friends!
*This event is not suitable for children and is only open to graduate students and other adult household members.
Join us for a weekly playgroup in which we frolick outside, feed fish, share snacks, read books, and go for a toddler-paced stroll.
Celebrate the Persian New Year-- Nowruz-- with a delicious Persian meal, games/books/crafts for kids, Persian music, and the haft-sin table. For more information about this Persian holiday, click on this link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/world/what-is-nowruz-trnd/index.html
Join Juan and Ivette for a thoughtful discussion on current campus and community events pertaining to social issues. Tacos included, so bring your appetite!
"A mass teddy bear hunt is under way around the world to help distract the millions of children locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic." (Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52108765)
Take part in Northwood's effort to join the worldwide movement and place any stuffed animals you have in windows for children to look out for through the end of April!
Take a walk outdoors and enjoy reading a story!
On the south side of NW4 we feature a book by Sophia Gholz entitled The Boy Who Grew A Forest. The story starts at the fence behind the 1000 McIntyre Community Center. Go to the bottom of the sledding hill (to the left of the Community Center's front entry) and find the book tied to the fence. Follow the story along the fence behind the building, walking and reading as you go. (Warning: it can be a bit muddy if it recently rained.)
On the north side of NW4 we feature a book by Denise Brennan-Nelson entitled Mae the Mayfly. The story starts at the fenced gate to the North Campus Children's Center and proceeds along the fence northward toward Plymouth Road.
On the south side of NW5 we feature a book by Karlin Gray entitled An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth. The story starts on the fence near house #2324 and continues toward the Resident Advisor's home-- #2314. Follow the story along the fence, walking and reading as you go.
On the north side of NW5 we feature a book by Judy Young entitled Digger and Daisy Plant a Garden. The story is on the Hubbard Road fence alongside the garden plots.
We'll read and discuss the book entitled Assata: An Autobiography written by Assata Shakur. To learn more about the book, follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assata:_An_Autobiography.
Join us throughout the month of May to share positive images, quotes, or gratitude messages with chalk throughout our community! This is a way to spread positivity for all to see while on walks in Northwood. We will provide chalk for those who don't have any. Email email@example.com with your name and address for chalk to be delivered to your Northwood unit.
Check out this link to get some ideas/inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiLc9xpA4VQ
Our goal is to encourage positivity in Northwood by bringing our community together through Art and and Activity.
1) Paint some rocks.
2) Hide some rocks.
3) Find some rocks.
4) Share on our facebook page!
Watch the documentary, Outbreak! Contagion! The Next Pandemic!
Using your newly acquired infectious disease knowledge, look into the future and discern what the next pandemic might be-one that would reach all continents quickly, be difficult to treat, be extremely deadly, and perhaps threaten the very survival of the human race!
Then join our online discussion to share your thoughts with the rest of our community. (Only registered participants will receive the link to the Zoom meeting via email.)
Northwood RA Free App Program
Are you feeling stressed out and unsure of what to do? Try some of these FREE mindfulness apps! Just download on your phone and go!
U-M Stressbusters app- engage with a self-soothing video, progressive muscle relaxation, breather bubble tool, guided meditations, a journal feature and more. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/stressbusters-wellness/id689987367
CALM app--free meditations, stories, music and yoga. https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031720
More free mindfulness meditations and talks by Dr. Tara Brach on a variety of topics from anger to fear to compassion and caregiver resources. https://www.tarabrach.com/guided-meditations/
Colorfy- A free coloring app for teens to help reduce stress and anxiety. https://www.colorfy.net
7Cups- A free listening app available 24/7 with people who are there to listen to your problems and talk with you. https://www.7cups.com
Share about a book that you've recently read that you would recommend to others. (All registered users will receive the Zoom meeting link via email a few days before the meeting.)
Coloring is a useful tool to help relax your mind and body, which can be especially necessary during a global pandemic. Participate in Northwood Coloring pages by emailing RA Sammi (firstname.lastname@example.org) to either (1) receive a free PDF coloring page to print and color at home -or- (2) request coloring pages be delivered to your unit. Please include your unit number and number of copies you would like to receive.
When you have completed your coloring page, share your art to the Northwood Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthwoodGrad/
In celebration of National Pride Month, the Northwood Community Apartments are proud to hold a scavenger hunt designed to educated and engage people about LGBTQ+ history and celebrate everyone's right to be or love whomever they like!
To join the scavenger hunt, follow these simple steps:
1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app.
2. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username & password of your choice.
3. Search for and select the "Pride Month Scavenger Hunt & Trivia" game, or search by game code KKEV37.
4. Follow the prompts to select or create a team. If your existing team has an access code, you will need to enter it here.
"The film presents a measured yet impactful look at the way animals are treated, raised and ultimately brought to consumers--from one end of the humane spectrum to the other. Both a personal and a universal story, "At the Fork" opens a meaningful conversation on the business of farming animals for consumption." - Rotten Tomatoes
A Zoom link will be sent out to attendees before the event.
We will be attending a virtual Zumba class from GroupX on Zoom! Login with your UM account and access the Zumba class here: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpce2tqj4pGdYS9e8m7ORD2iWJdu7KUIoa
You can check out other free classes from GroupX on their schedule here: https://recsports.umich.edu/groupx/schedule/
After the workout, join other Northwood residents and RAs for a cool down/stretch and discussion about staying healthy during quarantine! Access the Northwood meting here:
Topic: Northwood Zumba Program
Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 799 2777 9807
Join us for a timely conversation about the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States as we discuss the documentary, 13th, by Ava DuVernay. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. PLEASE VIEW THE DOCUMENTARY before our discussion! It is available for free on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8&t=18s
Enjoy your yoga practice from the comfort of your own home! If you haven't been able to find any good remote opportunities to practice yoga, then join us at 9am ET to try a class with Yoga to the People (YTTP). YTTP is a yoga studio with locations in New York, California, and Arizona. YTTP holds the belief that yoga should be made accessible to everyone; all classes are donation based. You can read more about the studio here: https://yogatothepeople.com/
The Zoom link for the 9am class is the following: https://zoom.us/j/94669575619
If you are having trouble accessing this link on session, you can join directly from their website here: https://yogatothepeople.com/online-classes/#Live-Streamed-Classes
Update: this event will be held virtually. We will be streaming 'The Farewell' rated PG on Kanopy. You can access the movie here: https://umich.kanopy.com/video/farewell-1 with your UM credentials. Email email@example.com to be added to a group chat to discuss the movie as we watch together!
Update: this event will be held virtually. We will meet as a Northwood group on Zoom at 4:45 at the following link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77502414467?pwd=cFN6YXhLMENRZGZxQjNWOUlCNG1Idz09 (password 1UgP3Y) for a brief discussion before the class. We will then join the GroupX Zoom class to all do yoga together from home: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-2rrzopGNAYNEJvH9d3QvQF3vGiElMf.
For the month of August, Juan and I have created a resource guide for parents during COVID. It will be published in the Northwood Newsletter!