graduation http://michiganradio.org en The Living Room: Memories from a high school dance http://michiganradio.org/post/living-room-memories-high-school-dance <p>In May's segment of The Living Room, Allison Downey tells the story of a high school dance she went to that ended a little differently than she expected.&nbsp;</p><p>The Living Room is a monthly series produced by Zak Rosen and Allison Downey.&nbsp;</p><p>In today's segment, we hear Allison's song 'All that Matters.'</p><p>It was produced &amp; engineered by Michael Crittenden at Mackinaw Harvest Studios in Grand Rapids</p><p>John Austin: Electric bass</p><p>Rod Capps: Lead guitar</p><p>Brian Morril: Percussion</p><p>Annie Capps: Harmony vocals</p><p>Allison: Lead vocals and rhythm guitar</p><p><em>To hear the story, click the link above.</em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:38:29 +0000 Stateside Staff 12612 at http://michiganradio.org The Living Room: Memories from a high school dance Twitter CEO Dick Costolo at Michigan commencement #GoBlue http://michiganradio.org/post/twitter-ceo-dick-costolo-michigan-commencement-goblue <p>This is what nearly 6,000 University of Michigan graduates look like (courtesy of commencement speaker Dick Costolo's Twitter):</p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Commencement @<a href="https://twitter.com/umich">umich</a> My view <a href="http://t.co/bthtjeN3Lv" title="http://twitter.com/dickc/status/330696084911439872/photo/1">twitter.com/dickc/status/3…</a></p>— dick costolo (@dickc) <a href="https://twitter.com/dickc/status/330696084911439872">May 4, 2013</a></blockquote><p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:07:07 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12433 at http://michiganradio.org Homeless Students Graduate http://michiganradio.org/post/homeless-students-graduate <p>Graduation parties are in full-swing right now. If you had stumbled upon one recent graduation party in Howell, you would have found picnic food, party games, and a live DJ. But there was something unique about this celebration.</p><p>The seven students here celebrating their high school diplomas are also homeless. (An additional student earned a GED.)</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:52:11 +0000 Kyle Norris 7913 at http://michiganradio.org Homeless Students Graduate A pitch for graduating students - following your passion is key http://michiganradio.org/post/pitch-graduating-students-following-your-passion-key <p>It&#39;s graduation season across the country, and students are deciding what they want to do with their lives.</p><p>Seventy-one-year-old Ernie Caviani is a piano tuner and technician. He says following your passion is key.</p><p>Michigan Radio producer Mercedes Mejia has this audio postcard.</p><p><em>Ernie Caviani: This A is vibrating at 220 beats per second. This A is supposed to vibrate, if it matches it at 440, it&rsquo;s just twice as much.</em></p><p><em>In my lifetime I&rsquo;ve tuned a little over 30,000 pianos.</em></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 17:47:44 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 7382 at http://michiganradio.org A pitch for graduating students - following your passion is key Graduation "Flash Mob" on the University of Michigan's Diag http://michiganradio.org/post/graduation-flash-mob-university-michigans-diag <p><strong>flash mob</strong> - <em>n</em> - <span id="hotword"><span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">a</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">group</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">of</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">people</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">who</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">organize</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">on</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">the</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">Internet</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">and</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">then</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">quickly</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">assemble</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">in</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">a</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">public</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">place,</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">do</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">something</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">bizarre,</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword" style="cursor: default; background-color: transparent;">and</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">disperse;</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">also</span> <span id="hotword" name="hotword">called</span> </span><a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inexplicable+mob">inexplicable mob</a></p><p><span>Cindy Heflin at <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-students-create-flash-mob-graduation-video/">AnnArbor.com</a> spotted this one - a &quot;flash mob&quot; performance on the University of Michigan&#39;s Diag:</span></p><blockquote><p>The performance was coordinated by students and sponsored by online graduation announcement company GoEnnounce.com.</p><p>About 70 students danced to Rusted Roots&#39; &quot;Send me on my way,&quot; GoEnnounce said in an e-mail...The performance was choreographed by Erik Heitz, a musical theater major.</p></blockquote><p>Hard to say whether 70 dancers constitutes a &quot;mob&quot; - which according to Websters is a crowd <span class="ssens">&quot;bent on riotous or destructive action.&quot;</span></p><p><span class="ssens">Seems more like a &quot;flash dance&quot; to me, but that name&#39;s been taken.</span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWRZX4W4FX4 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:22:40 +0000 Mark Brush 2131 at http://michiganradio.org Graduation "Flash Mob" on the University of Michigan's Diag Governor Snyder to deliver Spring Commencement address at the University of Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-deliver-spring-commencement-address-university-michigan <div id="leftSidebar">Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> will deliver the main address at the University of Michigan&#39;s Spring Commencement this year. The governor will also receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree. From the <a href="http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/110314/snyder">University Record</a>:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote><div><p>Snyder was inaugurated as Michigan&#39;s 48th governor Jan. 1. Honorary degrees for Snyder and five additional recipients have been recommended for approval by the Board of Regents at its March 17 meeting.</p><p>It is customary for the university to extend an invitation to a newly elected governor to receive an honorary degree and provide the commencement address. The university community is honored that Snyder was able to accept the invitation and looks forward to his address, President Mary Sue Coleman says.</p><p>&quot;As a Michigan alumnus and the state&#39;s chief executive, Governor Snyder is uniquely positioned to tell our graduates about the challenges and rewards of leadership. We look forward to his message, and to presenting honorary degrees to the exceptional individuals who will join us in celebrating the Class of 2011,&quot; Coleman says.</p><p>From U-M, Snyder obtained a bachelor&#39;s degree in general studies in 1977, a Master of Business Administration degree in 1979, and a Juris Doctorate in 1982.</p></div></blockquote><div>The University&#39;s Spring Commencement will take place April 30th at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:44:03 +0000 Zoe Clark 1634 at http://michiganradio.org Governor Snyder to deliver Spring Commencement address at the University of Michigan School district asks parents enrolling kindergarteners to list possible colleges http://michiganradio.org/post/school-district-asks-parents-enrolling-kindergarteners-list-possible-colleges <p>This spring, parents across the state will enroll their kids in kindergarten. In the <a href="http://www.montague.k12.mi.us/">Montague Area Public School district</a>, parents will be asked to list 5 colleges they’d like to see their 4-or-5-year-olds eventually attend.</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;“Before their children walk through our doors for the first time, we want to plant that seed. We want to create an excitement with parents so that they are considering college from day one.”</p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:38:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 697 at http://michiganradio.org School district asks parents enrolling kindergarteners to list possible colleges