We had A LOT of fun events these past weeks! Here is a brief outline of what our Shipmates have been up to!

We had SHIPMAN WEEKEND! Shipman Weekend is usually a 3-day long weekend where prospective Shipmates are invited to Ann Arbor to meet the current Shipmates as well as tour campus and their respective schools. It is usually a weekend jam-packed with social and informational events as well as student interviews. We love Shipman weekend as it is always so much fun to show students how amazing our community is. This year we had a virtual Shipman weekend event where prospective students came to hear about our experiences. It was organized by our amazing Student Relations Chair, Oliver Barron. Students were split into breakout rooms based on their majors/interests. It was so much fun to meet everyone and we hope to see you all in the Fall 🙂

“Shipman Weekend” Zoom Call 2021

Next up, we hosted a Bob Ross Painting Night over Zoom. Shipmates were able to pick up painting supplies in order to join a super fun Zoom call where we each painted along with the amazing, Bob Ross. We watched the video “The Grandeur of Summer” (in case anyone wants to reference). See below for some of our amazing creations!

Our last amazing activity of the week took place at our last Shipman meeting! Our meeting was community service based where we worked on transcribing documents for the Smithsonian! It was super interesting to learn about these documents and Shipmates found some really cool information. We learned a lot about an aviatrix named Ruth Law.

Shipman Meeting transcribing documents for the Smithsonian, March 2021

Left to right: Madelyn and Logan! Logan is a Shipmate (Class of ’22)

This week’s Shipman Feature is Shipmate Logan Kibler! Logan is a Junior in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance studying Performing Arts Technology. She is also planning to pursue a degree in Computer Science through the School of Engineering. On campus she is part of the Audio Engineering Society Student Chapter here at Michigan! Logan is also a singer-songwriter and has been making music with her friend, Madelyn, since middle school! They are a singer-songwriter pop duo that also uses electronic elements in our production. Madelyn is the lead vocalist and Logan does the production, mixing, and mastering on their songs. They write all of their songs together! They have released a couple singles and 2 EPs on most major music streaming platforms. In between writing and working on original music, they post covers on YouTube and have also explored 360 degree music videos.

Logan says, “I make music because it helps me express and understand whatever I’m going through at the time. It is very rewarding to see other people relate to my lyrics and makes the world seem more interconnected and less lonely, especially in this isolating time. It has also led me to a world of technology that gives me an area to focus on in my computer engineering studies. I hope to someday work for a music technology company developing the music production tools of the future.”

Way to go Logan!!

To check out Logan and Madelyn’s music:
Website: https://www.madelynandlogan.com/
Insta/facebook/tiktok handle: @madelynandlogan

Madeleine Lee (Class of 2023)

This week’s Student Feature is Madeleine Lee! Madeleine is a Sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. On campus she is involved in optiMize and Central Student Government. She is currently working with the Joyce Ivy Foundation as a Senior Fellow! The Joyce Ivy Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3 organization committed to the academic advancement and leadership development of young women from the Midwest. In her role, Madeleine is responsible for leading a team of young women in developing programming for the Fellows cohort. This year, her team has led several projects that aim to create a fun, collaborative space within the Joyce Ivy community, including the Joyce Ivy Foundation Blog, virtual coffee chats, and career-based mentorship groups. When Madeleine was a junior in high school, she was awarded a scholarship by the Joyce Ivy Foundation to attend an academic summer program at Brown University. This formative experience would not have been possible without the Foundation’s support. For this reason, she enjoys being able to pay it forward as a Senior Fellow and work alongside her peers to help make education more accessible to young women in the Midwest.

Yay Madeleine!!!

Learn more about the Joyce Ivy Foundation here: https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/

Karlie Stanford (Class of 2022)

Karlie Stanford (Class of ’22) has just accepted an internship offer at Premier Partnerships! Premier Partnerships is a nationally recognized sports sales and advisory firm specializing in the development and execution of customized naming rights and commercial sales strategies for top tier facilities, sports and entertainment destinations, league and team properties, as well as municipal projects. Karlie will be joining the team this semester as a Premier Academy intern, where she will assist the consulting and sales teams in tasks such as conducting category research for clients, pitching thought-starters, and creating slide decks for client proposals.

Karlie is a Junior studying Sport Management with a minor in Spanish. On campus, she is a member of the Club Softball team and the Michigan Women Empowerment in Sports and Entertainment club. She is also a founding member of Kappa Delta sorority, and recently just finished her term as the Vice President of Finance. She is currently the Chief Diversity Officer for the Michigan Sport Business Conference. She loves spending time outdoors, is obsessed with music and fashion, and is passionate about driving social and cultural change in the sport industry.

Way to go Karlie!!!

Photo courtesy of The Bail Project (@bailproject)

In response to recent world events, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Shipman Society recently held a fundraiser for The Bail Project, an non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system. After a couple days of fundraising through social media, we raised $6,382!

In collaboration with Apple, our total funds were matched and tripled totaling $19,171 being sent to The Bail Project!!!

We are so proud of our Shipmates’ dedication to such an amazing cause.

Please read below for The Bail Project’s full mission statement:

We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court. We won’t stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.