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March 1, 2005

Submit nominations for the Mission Leadership Award by March 11
The University Mission Effectiveness Committee seeks nominations for the Mission Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 3. The Mission Leadership Award recognizes one faculty member and one staff/administrative member for their creativity and diligence in making UDM’s mission visible. Nomination criteria are available on the Committee's new web site at www.udmercy.edu/mission.
Please send your nomination letter to Emmy Yousey, Office of the President, no later than Friday, March 11. The committee will review the nominations and make a recommendation to President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J. Please contact the following sub-committee members for more information:

UDM Theatre Company and Marygrove College collaborate for the rock musical Godspell
The UDM Theatre Company and Marygrove College have come together for a modern-day Detroit spin of one of the theatre world's favorite rock musicals, Godspell. The production features a unique view of Jesus and his followers as they re-enact parables and scenes from Jesus' life, based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Godspell will be performed from March 31 through April 10 at the Marygrove College Theatre. There will be a talkback on April 10 immediately following the performance.

The discount ticket price for UDM faculty and staff is $13. Discount tickets for students are $3. To purchase tickets, visit the UDM Theatre box office located in Reno Hall, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 993-3270. Tickets can also be purchased at the Marygrove box office on performace days, Thursday and Friday from 6-8 p.m., Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 12:30-2 p.m.

McNichols Library displays
The following exhibits are now on display in the McNichols Library Lobby display cases through March:

CEC resume workshop for Business and CIS majors
The Career Education Center is sponsoring a panel discussion on resume writing for Business and CIS majors on Thursday, March 3 from 1-2 p.m. in room 209 of the Commerce and Finance building. The panel will include recruiters from Ford Motor Company, Visteon, BBDO Detroit and Comerica. Also included on the panel are UDM Associate Professor of Business Administration Mary Ann Hazen and Professor of Business Administration Gregory Ulferts. Students must pre-register for the event by calling 313-993-1017 or e-mailing careerlink@udmercy.edu (indicating “Brown Bag Workshop” in the subject line). Students with an EASE account can also register online at www.udmercy.edu/cecc.

UDM Board Member and Alumna Revisit Student Life
University of Detroit Mercy Board Member Christine Cortez and Alumna Kathy Horgan 73, 84, recently spent the night in the West Quad residence hall with students from the Peace and Justice Community. During their overnight stay, Cortez and Horgan experienced life as a student living on campus eating meals in the student dining room, watching movies in the floor lounge and participating in a service project. Cortez and Horgan offer their thoughts about the visit.

Students to embark on Alternative Spring Break
In just a few days, UDM students will be in flight to Alternative Spring Break destinations where they will give their time to help those who need it most. There’s still time to send in a donation to help defray ASB costs, or you can make a gift to the International Service Experience in Jamaica. For more information, click on www.udmercy.edu/ministry/asb or contact Sister Beth Finster in University Ministry at 313-993-1560 or finsteba@udmercy.edu. To make a gift online, go to www.udmercy.edu/giving.

Thumbs Up!
Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon is scheduled to sign his recently published book, North Between the Houses, a collection of anecdotes from his 30 years of service in the Detroit Police Department. The book signing will be held at the Scarab Club on Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m, as well as at the following Borders bookstores:

The essay, “Jesus is my Doctor: Healing and Religion in African American Women's Lives," by Stephanie Y. Mitchem, associate professor of Religious Studies, has been published in the volume, "Religion and Healing in America," edited by Linda L. Barnes and Susan S. Sered (Oxford University Press, 2005).