• The UM Green Fund has recently issued a call for proposals. The UM Green Fund is a pool of money used to provide grants for campus projects that improve sustainability, decrease our ecological footprint and educate the University and local communities about sustainable practices, environmental issues and caring for the planet. This next round of funding has $20,000 available. Any member of the UM community, including students and student groups, can write a Green Fund grant proposal. Details are available at Green Fund. Proposals are due by Thursday, May 1, and funds will be available through Friday, Aug. 15. UM was the first college in Alabama to have a Green Fund!
• Plans for the 2014-2015 issue of The Fledgling (the student handbook) are under way. Those with event dates to be included should submit them to Jenny Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 16. Once again, favorite quotes of faculty and staff members will be included in the calendar portion of the publication. Those with a favorite quote they wish to have included should also submit by Friday, May 16.