Welcome to UDM Campus Connection!

September 1, 2004

Opportunities to serve and lead in the community
To help the University of Detroit Mercy live out the Presidential Inauguration theme, “Leadership and Service in our Community,” all full-time and full-time modified employees will have the opportunity to use up to four hours of paid release time this fiscal year to volunteer their services to a non-profit organization.

The following opportunities are organized for Wednesday, September 29, of Inauguration Week. Colleagues may also create their own projects and recruit partners. For more information or to sign-up for one of the following service projects, please e-mail ldi@udmercy.edu.

All Saints Neighborhood
Blight abatement and community encouragement

Boys Hope Girls Hope
Residential mentoring and support to youth at risk

Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Feeding the hungry.
Note: Will take place 8:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.

Children's Center
Comprehensive services to assist families to parent effectively

Comprehensive services for those impacted by homelessness

Detroit Rescue Mission
Comprehensive services for those impacted by homelessness

Focus Hope
Many services promoting social justice

Habitat for Humanity
Building and renovating residential housing for the needy
Note: Will take place Tuesday, September 28, from 1-5 p.m.

McAuley Nurse-Managed Center
Primary health care for the uninsured

Northstar CDC
Assist Northstar CDC in cleaning debris near businesses on Livernois, McNichols and Puritan, as well as UDM fence borders and fraternity houses.

UDM to participate with AJCU in virtual reference program
Nineteen members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), including UDM, have collaborated with Tutor.com in the implementation of a virtual reference program, which will be available to faculty, staff and students 24-hours a day. AJCU librarians will staff the program, which is supported by Tutor.comís reference librarian staffing service, Librarians by Request. The AJCU will launch a Virtual Reference Toolkit at participating institutions, allowing access to a librarian from any Internet-enabled computer through a standard web browser.

For more information, visit the AJCU web site.

Justice issues for urban universities
On Tuesday, September 14, David Allen, a community board member of the Institute for Building Sustainable Community (IBSC), will discuss justice issues for urban universities at 11:10 a.m. in Room 208 of the Commerce and Finance Building. The discussion is being hosted by the IBSC, along with Mike Whitty, professor of Business Administration, and the students of BUS 319: Business, Government and Society. To RSVP, call Mike Whitty at 248-594-7596.

Thumbs Up!
Nicholas Rombes, associate professor of English, has published the essay, "Professor DVD," in the new book Life in the Wires: The CTheory Reader, edited by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker.

The article, "Teaching an Issues-based Interdisciplinary Course: Diversity in Management and Marketing," by Mary Ann Hazen, associate professor of Business Administration, and Mary Higby, associate professor of Business Administration, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Management Education.

“Silences, Perinatal Loss, and Polyphony: A Postmodern Perspective," also by Hazen has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Organizational Change Management.

Stokes Baker, associate professor of Biology, recently directed a workshop on using transgenic plants to teach the scientific method in general biology laboratory at the annual meeting of the Association of Biology Laboratory Educators.

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