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October 11 , 2005

Nursing programs receive accreditation
The Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education has granted full accreditation with no conditions to UDM’s baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing, effective Oct. 1, 2005.

T-shirt sales to help hurricane victims
As a fundraising initiative for Hurricane Katrina survivors, the Student Senate is currently selling T-shirts (sizes S – XL) for $10.00 each. The shirts will be sold outside of the TDR on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, while quantities last, from 12:35-2:00 p.m. For more information, please e-mail Greenka@students.udmercy.edu.

Volunteer opportunities
The Student Volunteer Center has the following volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff:

Thursday, Oct. 13 or Friday, Oct. 14
The Student Volunteer Center is looking for individuals to make holiday remembrances for Sweetest Day for homebound seniors at Bridging Communities, Inc., 6900 McGraw, Detroit.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 4-6 p.m.
Eight volunteers are needed to help serve meals to homeless individuals at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 4390 Conner, Detroit

Contact the Student Volunteer Center at 313-993-1550 to provide assistance.

Safety Awareness Day scheduled - Oct. 12
Personal safety and health issues on campus will be the focus of University of Detroit Mercy’s “Safety Awareness Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on the McNichols Campus outside of the Fountain Lounge. Representatives from UDM’s Public Safety and Facilities Operations departments, as well as from the Public Health Center and AAA Michigan will discuss personal safety issues, building maintenance issues, health tips and driving safety. The Student Advisory Board will also have a booth to meet with students and share information on campus safety.

Children to trick-or-treat at Safety Street
UDM will sponsor the 16th annual Safety Street for neighborhood children on Friday, Oct. 28 from 4–6 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge and Ballroom, Student Center. To ensure a successful event, Student Life and the Student Program Board ask departments to donate candy for the event. This year the department that donates the most candy will receive up to 10 Safety Street T-shirts. Departments can sign up to participate by calling 993-1493 or 993-1150. Donations must be received by Oct. 21.

Titan Basketball to host Tip-off Party
UDM’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their annual Credit Union ONE Tip-off Party on Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m, at Calihan Hall. Both basketball teams will participate in intrasquad scrimmages following player introductions. Admission to the event is free and open to all UDM faculty, staff and students. For more information, call 313-993-1700.

Our Town has final performances this weekend
UDM’s Theatre Company concludes its performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend at the Marygrove Theatre. For ticket information, visit The Theatre Company web site or contact the Theatre Department at 313-993-3270.

Super Bowl volunteers to meet at UDM
In support of Super Bowl XL, UDM will host the volunteer Super Captains meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 7-9:30 p.m, in the Fountain Lounge, Student Center. UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., will welcome approximately 200 volunteers to hear updates on Super Bowl planning activities. The University will also host Super Bowl volunteer orientation sessions on Nov. 2, 16 and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Calihan Hall.

Make strides in fight against cancer
A Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4-8 p.m. in Calihan Hall. Participants will receive a T-shirt and pink wristband, and can purchase a Build-a-Bear for a small fee to support the cause. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 313-993-1493.

Roofing projects under way
Roofing projects are under way on both the Chemistry and Engineering buildings. With scaffolding in place, workers will begin to install a new roof on the Chemistry Building. Engineering & Science faculty and students will install a 10 kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Engineering Building during the weeks of Oct. 10 and 17. The energy–saving solar cells are flexible laminates, measuring 16 inches wide and 18 feet long. Seventy-seven of these laminates strips will be glued into trays this week in the Engineering high bay. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the seven array frames will be assembled on the Engineering roof, and on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the trays will be distributed among the frames and wired. About 20 engineering and architecture students will assist on this process, under the coordination of Mark Schumack, professor, Mechanical Engineering.

City Council candidates to speak
A Detroit City Council Candidates Forum will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, Room 113. The event is hosted by the 12th Precinct Neighborhood Coalition. For more information, call 313-993-2257.

Community to hold Harvest Festival, Oct. 29
University Commons will present a community Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the Avenue of Fashion and in the Farmer Jack parking lot on the southwest corner of Livernois and 7 Mile. The event includes a costume parade, entertainment and food concessions. Thirty volunteers are needed to assist with the event. If you or a student organization can assist, please contact Ben Knight at 313-993-1025.

Thumbs Up!

Nancy Calley, assistant professor and chair, Counseling and Addiction Studies, will present "Bringing Ethics to Life in the Counseling Practice” on Oct. 18 at the annual Michigan Counseling Association conference in Traverse City and "Exploring the Professional Identity of Counselor Educators" on Oct. 21 at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA. At the same conference, Calley and Sheri Pickover, instructor, Counseling and Addiction Studies, will co-present "Integrating Social Justice into the Counseling Curriculum" on Oct. 22.

Gregory Sumner, professor, History, will present his fall film and discussion series, "American Icons II," focusing on the lives of Edward R. Murrow, Thurgood Marshall, Betty Ford, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Hoffa and Helen Thomas each Thursday evening in October and November at the Rochester Hills Public Library.


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