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April 26, 2005

Town Hall meeting
University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students joined President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., at yesterday’s Town Hall Meeting. Highlights included updates from the Board of Trustees April 22 meeting with the Board having a thorough discussion about the Shared Governance Pilot proposal and approving the new Master’s in Community Development program. This was the fourth session in a series of Town Hall meetings held throughout the academic year.

Photo: President Stockhausen answers questions from faculty, staff and students at Monday's Town Hall Meeting.

“Dialogues” on CTND to feature five UDM students
This week's Catholic Television Network Detroit (CTND) "Dialogues" with Archdiocese of Detroit’s Ned McGrath and Adam Cardinal Maida will discuss recent events from Rome and the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI. Featured on CTND program are five UDM students and their thoughts and wishes for the coming year. "Dialogues" will air this Thursday at 1 p.m. and throughout the week.

UDM offers "Story Time in Foreign Languages" courses for young children
During the week of Cinco de Mayo (May 2-6), UDM's Language & Cultural Training Department will take its foreign language program to some of metropolitan Detroit's youngest learners. Pre-schoolers and kindergartners at Yost Academy in Detroit, Bussey Center in Southfield, and Joyful Tots daycare in Oak Park will learn about the Spanish language and culture through the Language & Cultural Training's newest program, "Storytime in Foreign Languages." The program introduces children to new languages and cultures through music and play-based activities, helping stimulate young children’s imaginations while preparing them to become global learners in school and global citizens for life.

"Storytime in Foreign Languages" can be arranged in Spanish, French and Portuguese, any time of the year. To schedule a Storytime at your school, community, civic or church group, contact Lara Wasner, director of UDM's Language & Cultural Training Department at 313-993-1191 or at wasnerle@udmercy.edu. [more]

Commencement honors Class of 2005 graduates
UDM will hold its annual commencement ceremonies next month for its undergraduate and graduate students, as well as its School of Law and School of Dentistry students. Commencement addresses will be delivered by three prominent Michigan leaders. [more]

Thumbs Up!
Michael Bernacchi, professor of Business Administration, was a moderator and featured panelist at last weekend's "Motor City Music Conference" held at the Cobo Expo Center and 40 downtown venues. The first annual event featured artists, local and national music executives, media and one university professor. The topic of Bernacchi’s discussion: "Bricks and Mortar – An iPod World."

The following faculty/administrators of the College of Health Professions (CHP) presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Conference in Cincinnati earlier this month:

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