UDM Campus Connection

November 24, 2015

UDM Theatre Presents: It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Capturing the timeless magic of the classic film, Joe Landry's It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play invigorates the story with vibrant new color and excitement. The UDM Theatre Company will run performances from Dec. 3-13. For more information, visit the UDM Theatre Company page or email theatre@udmercy.edu. To purchase tickets, click here.

It's a Wonderful Life Poster


#GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In the spirit of the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

UDM has launched a #GivingTuesday campaign that runs now through Tuesday, Dec. 1. Follow UDM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and photos throughout the campaign.

Giving Tuesday Logo

Visit Day, Dec. 5

The next UDM Visit Day, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to spend time on UDM's McNichols Campus and learn what it is like to be a UDM student. Prospective students and their families will gather information on academic programs, scholarships, campus life and career services at UDM. Sign up on the Visit Day registration page or call the Office of Admissions at 313-993-1047.

Fitness and health holiday challenge

The University Recreation four-week fitness and wellness challenge enters its second week, encouraging all faculty, staff and students to stay healthy in mind and body throughout this stressful time of year. Register today online! There will be weekly prizes as well as a grand prize. Stay fit!

Star Wars Night at Calihan Hall

Detroit Titans Athletics will host a Star Wars Night on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall before the Detroit Titans take on the Toledo Rockets. Take pictures and get autographs from some of your favorite Star Wars characters.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Titans Ticket Office at 313-993-1700, or visit Calihan Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Go Titans and may the force be with you!

Star Wars Night

Advent season reflection calendar

As we enter the Advent season, the Loyola Press has created a special online calendar experience for all faculty, staff and students to participate in, offering daily reflections, media links or inspiring activities throughout the month leading to Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity to slow down this season and meditate on the idea of Advent hope.

Children literacy fundraiser, Dec. 6

Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison's literacy program, RX for Reading Detroit, will collaborate with bookstore The Book Beat to raise money for children literacy on Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at The Book Beat, 26010 Greenfield Road, in Oak Park. Twenty percent of all purchases will go directly to RX for Reading Detroit. See flyer (PDF) for more information.

Thumbs Up!

Assistant Professor of Law Wissam Aoun was recognized as the new director of the UDM Law clinic and highlighted in the Detroit Legal News article, "Canadian serves as new director of UDM Law clinic," Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor of Law Erin Archerd was featured in the Oakland County Legal News article, "Professor's focus includes ADR, Education Law," Nov. 17.

Professor of Performing Arts Arthur Beer will star in a production of Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger's Kalamazoo, a romantic comedy about "life's second act," from Nov. 19-Dec. 20 at the Tipping Point Theatre in Northville. This performance is a co-production with the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company.

Professor of Counseling & Addiction Studies Nancy Calleja had two articles, "The Forward-Focused Model Youth Workbook" and "The Forward-Focused Model Facilitator's Manual," published in October by the Safer Society Press, Inc. The publications relate to a developmentally-informed treatment model for serious adolescent offenders.

College of Business Administration Dean Joseph Eisenhauer's article, "Infusing Business Education with Jesuit Values," was featured in the November issue of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities publication, Connections.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi was interviewed by WDET producer J. Carlisle Larsen on the Live6 Economic Development Initiative as part of the media series, "Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later," Nov. 23. President Garibaldi's interview was also featured in the WDET blog post, "The Live6 Alliance: Revitalizing The Livernois-McNichols Corridor," Nov. 23.

Associate Professor of Law Troy Harris was mentioned in the Detroit Legal News article, "UDM professor edits collection of essays in honor of historian," Nov. 17.

Professor of Architecture Stephen Vogel was recognized as a 2015 International Heritage Foundation Honoree at the Heritage Hall of Fame Celebration in Detroit, Nov. 19.

Campus Connection is available online at www.udmercy.edu/campus_connection/. To submit news and information for publication in a future issue of Campus Connection, please visit www.udmercy.edu/campus_connection/forms/submit.jsp.

More University news and event information is available online at www.udmercy.edu/news_events/.