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December 13, 2005

President presents University updates
At the Dec. 8 Town Hall meeting, UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., highlighted a variety of University activities and announcements, including:

Colleague celebration occurs Dec. 16
Be sure to attend the UDM Employees Christmas & Colleague Recognition Celebration, Friday, Dec. 16, 3:30–5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom, Student Center. The Colleague Recognition program, which will honor 91 dedicated UDM employees [download list - pdf] for their years of service, will begin at 4 p.m.

Perry Gallery dedicated 
The Athletics Department dedicated the new Richard J. Perry Olympic Sports Gallery on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Named in honor of Detroit’s longtime coach who led the Titans to the 1972 NCAA Fencing Championship and who passed away earlier this year, the Perry Gallery is located in the northwest vestibule of Calihan Hall. It includes three photo displays and a continuous slide show, all recognizing some of the great student-athletes and teams who have competed at the University. More ...

Medal artwork on display
The art show, “Medallic Works from the Foundry: An exhibit of medals by artists of the American Medallic Sculpture Association,” will be on display Dec. 11, 2005 - January 11, 2006 at The Padded Cell, 519 S. Washington, in Royal Oak. Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Benvenuto and student Meghann Mouyianis organized the exhibit. For more information, call 248-336-6633.

Thumbs Up!

Michael Bernacchi, professor, Business Administration, discussed the American economy and December retailing on Voice of America's special one-hour holiday business show, Dec. 9; he will appear again on Friday, Dec. 16. Voice of America is the international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government, broadcasting to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people in 55 different languages.

Marian Woyciehowicz Gonsior, assistant coordinator of the American Language and Culture Program, co-presented a paper entitled, "Expand the Audience: Excellence in L2 Writing," at the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference at Michigan State University, Nov. 12. The paper has also been accepted for presentation at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters' annual meeting at Oakland University in March 2006.

As students from the Fall 2005 Class of Nurse Anesthesia prepared to graduate this month, they decided to show their appreciation of Michael Dosch, associate professor and chair of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, and made a special gift to the University in his honor.

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