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February 18, 1991 - Image 8

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The University of Michigan Union North Campus Commons
February 18 to February 24, 1991

Inmate Shares His Perspective of
Project Community
The following was written by an inmate at the conclusion of the Fall
1990 Creative Writing Seminar, held at Cotton Correctional Facility
in Jackson, MI.

Help Shape Your Student Centers
The Michigan Union Board of Representatives (MUBR) is look-
ing for students to sit on its Advisory Board.
MUBR offers:

Lifelines: 1) a thrown as a support to someone is
falling ordro 1a e shot to a ship in distress. 3) a line
used to raise or p sea divers. 4) one that is or is
regarded as a s alvation in a crisis. - American Heri-
tage DictionaryhV
There are four listed initions of the word "lifeline" and -
perhaps more if we o into other sources. May these four
suffice for what I wo like to share.
When I first came is institution, they talked of the many
support programs. eality, none were available to me. You
go on a waiting li r everything, hoping there will be an
opening. Being iet, reserved and inward person, I felt
myself falling igP this dark pit of despair, being swallowed up
by the rolling k breakers of depression, my mind becomig
incapable of n minor decision making skills. Then, at fhe
bulletin boa the lifeline was thrown. I didn't realize it a
such but by e second meeting I knew. Creative Writing the
term may e various meaning to each person invol but I
found it a ny stranded lifeline. Lives woven togeth for a
time to b g succor. Here are four of the strands: Ben i,
Noe, an achel. A caring, responsive, insightful, and n-
judg al lifeline.
The melo learn, share, and experience. By oursel we
we aware of the inadequacies and shortcomin ut
to er we are made aware of strength in union. they
s and cared, they became a valuable part of lifeline of
h to me. They are a ship in control, pullin to safety
fr the horrendous storms of my mental a ish and raising
to a place of light and stability.
e last definition on the list that we sha one I must use with
aare and caution. As we see each strand y lifeline going on to
fulfill their own destinies, can I darer r to them, classifying
them as a sourc of salvation? Was on reieffective or impor- The U-
tant than another? Not so, each one lying their gift, talent,
and skills of caring to me and bec a means of salvation. A
Jewish prophet said, "savior come upon Mount Zion"
(Obadiah 21). Saviors, more e, lives bound together bring-
ing change and love, hope, eace.
Thank you, lifeline. My he nd mind smile again even in the
midst of distress. Becau you I will survive.
May you be blessed wi 1of if Shalom.
-Bob "ee
Project Community is a servi ning course offering for- Reg
credit placements in the of Chemical Dependency, CriminalC
Justice, Education, E nmental Advocacy, Health and Special
tions, and Ine roup Relations. For more information, stop
gan Union or call 763-3548 weekdays from 8:00
a.m. to 5:0. .A

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staff, and alumni
practical experience in policy setting,
public relations, and long- range planning
opportunity to develop an understanding
of and rapport with a wide variety of
individuals and groups


MUBR Applications are available at the Michigan Union's
Campus Information Center and North Campus Common's
North Campus Information Center.
Applications are due on March 6 at 5:00 p.m. to Linda Tucker in
Room 1310 Michigan Union.

Club Calendar

sday Evening
ggae with DJ
Creole Kid.

Michigan Union
Ticket Office
On Sale NOW! Call 763-TKTS
Open every day
Presented by the University Musical
Society. Wednesday and Thursday,
February 20 & 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Power Center. Order tickets by
Hilliard Ensemble
Presented by the University Musical
Society. Tuesday, March 5 at 8:00
p.m. Rackham Auditorium. Order
tickets by PHONE ONLY.
Houston Symphony
Presented by the University Musical
Society. Thursday, March 7 at 8:00
p.m. Hill Auditorium. Order tickets
Presented by the University Musical
Society. Friday, March 8 at 8:00
p.m. Hill Auditorium. Order tickets
"Elanor Antin"
Presented by the National Graduate
Women's Studies Conference. Sat-
urday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. Power
Mahlathini and the
Mahotella Queens
Presented by the Office of Major
Events. "... a buoyant, irrepressible
sound. It makes you smile and
compels you to dance," - Newsday,
Tuesday, March 12 at 8-00 p.m.
Rackham Memorial Auditorium in
Detroit. Wednesday, March 13 at
8:00 p.m. Michigan Theatre in Ann
Peter, Paul, and Mary
Presented by the Office of Major
Events. The most popular acoustic
folk group of the Sixties will appear
for their first performance in Ann
Arbor. Thursday, March 14 at 8:00
p.m. Hill Auditorium.
An Die Musik
Presented by the University Musical
Society. Thursday, March 14 at 8:00
p.m. Rackham Auditorium. Order
tickets by PHONE ONLY.

* Lei h


Student Organization Directories
Available from SODC
The Student Organization Development Center (SODC) has
published a 1991 directory of student organizations. The
directory includes a general description and index of all MSA-
registered student organizations. There are a limited supply
available, so pick up yours at one of the two SODC offices:
Room 2202 Michigan Union or the SODC Satellite Center in the
North Campus Commons Administrative Office.

V ,.n r

Thursday Evening
UAC Soundstage:
Jazz music from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free pizza (regular and
vegetarian) served from
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
T-shirt giveaway night.

Musical Breaks
Offered by
Arts & Programming
February's "Concert of the
Month" features a special
presentation by lyric
soprano Kyra Gaunt on
Monday, February 18 at
8:00 p.m. in the Pendleton
And as another offering in
the "Arts at Mid-Day"
series, Steven Gathman,
doctoral student in piano,
will play up a storm with
his friends. The perform-
ance will be Thursday,
Februar21 at 12:15 p.m.
in the Pendleton Room.
There is no admission

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