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October 26, 2004

Town Hall Meeting
University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students joined President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.,(right photo) at the first in a series of Town Hall Meetings on the McNichols Campus on Tuesday, October 26. The meeting, which included discussion on the state of the university and concluded with a question and answer session, was the first of several to be scheduled throughout the school year.

Titan Basketball Tip Off Party
Titan Basketball fans are invited to the Credit Union ONE Titan Tip Off party at Calihan Hall on Wednesday, October 27. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature Men’s and Women’s Basketball Scrimmages, an opportunity to meet the teams' players and coaches, and a cocktail party (cash bar) in the Titan Club. Concession stands will offer free food and beverages throughout the event. All are invited to attend! To RSVP, e-mail GoTitans@udmercy.edu.

CEC offers students Career Builder Workshops
The Career Education Center is offering a series of Career Builder Workshops for all UDM students, taking place the week of November 1. Space is limited. Students must register for the following events by calling 993-1017 or e-mailing name, address and workshops attending to careerlink@udmercy.edu. Please share this information with your students.

Monday, November 1, 3-5:30 p.m., Commerce and Finance Building, Room 139
“From College to Employment: What you need beside a degree?”
Sponsored by Ford Motor Company
Presented by Diversibility

Tuesday, November 2, 1-2:30 p.m., Reno Commons
Wardrobe Seminar
Sponsored by Quicken Loan/Rock Financial
Presented by Casual Corner and Brooks Brothers

Wednesday, November 3, 4-6 p.m., Reno Commons
Networking Skills workshop
Sponsored by National City Bank

Thursday, November 4, 2004, 1-2:30 p.m., McNichols Library
Researching Potential Employers

Jesuit Library Passport program for faculty
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) have extended direct, reciprocal, in-person borrowing privileges to faculty from member colleges and universities through the Jesuit Library Passport program. This program provides access to over 20 million books, 200,000 print journals, 30 million microforms, and 800,000 audio/visual materials (excluding medical and law libraries). UDM faculty on research leave or expecting to travel to one of the other 27 Jesuit institutions can pick up a Direct Reciprocal Library Borrowers Form for AJCU Faculty at the McNichols Campus and School of Dentistry Libraries.

Seventeen members inducted into Honors Program
On Sunday, October 19, the University Honors Program inducted 17 members at its annual Induction Ceremony at Pasquale’s Restaurant in Royal Oak. The evening began with a special blessing by Honorary Inductee Gerald Cavanagh, S.J., Charles T. Fisher III chair of Business Ethics and professor in the College of Business Administration. Philosophy Professor Elizabeth Oljar, also an Honorary Inductee, gave the annual “Final Lecture” during which she offered thanks to her students for helping her live the philosophical life. Oljar’s talk was followed by the presentation of the Honors Challenge Triad by Honors Students Deans Chawn Cliborne, Jacqueline Eisel, Elizabeth Reifert and Adrienne Baran (ex officio).

Joining Cavanagh and Oljar as Honorary Inductees were Charles Marske, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education, and Barbara Schirmer, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost.

Thumbs Up!
The book, African American Women Tapping Power and Spiritual Wellness, by Stephanie Mitchem, associate professor of Religious Studies, has been published by Pilgrim Press.

Rosemary Weatherston, assistant professor of English, has finished the article, "The Creative Deformation that is Plot: Arturo Islas, Cultural Authenticity, and Ethno/biography," which will appear in Arturo Islas: Locating Chicano/a Narrative Production, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama and published by Bilingual Review Press.

Daniel Kennedy and Robert Homant, professors of Sociology and Criminal Justice, recently co-authored the book chapter, "Serial Murder: A Biopsychosocial Understanding," to be included in a criminal profiling text, which will be published by Academic Press in spring 2005.

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