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October 4 , 2005

Founders Week
Founders Week was a great success and culminated with more than 450 guests attending the Founders Gala on Friday, Sept.30, in the GM Wintergarden in General Motors World Headquarters in the Renaissance Center. James J. Padilla '69, ’70 and William C. Young, '64 were recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award and The Founders Award, respectively. To view images of the week’s events, please visit the Founders week photo gallery.

Our Town Performances
The UDM Theatre Company’s production of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder continues its run for the next two weekends at the Marygrove Theatre. For ticket information, visit The Theatre Company web site or contact the Theatre Department at 313-993-3270.

Fall Service Event - Oct. 8
The University Commons community organization will hold a fall clean-up event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9:30a.m. - Noon. Meet at Northstar CDC, 3800 Puritan (between Livernois and Fairfield), behind Shiple Hall. Cleaning will take place near UDM and Livernois. This will be a great way to fulfill service hours for classes, and to also help keep the University area looking its best. For more information or to sign up, please call Charley Jackson at 313-247-3402.

Volunteer for Super Makeover - Oct. 22
Help prepare for Super Bowl XL by volunteering for the Super Makeover, Oct. 22. The Super Makeover brings together thousands of metro Detroit residents to work on beautification projects in downtown Detroit and key destination points in the region.  More than 1,000 volunteers are needed to pick up garbage, clear debris, paint, weed, and complete other necessary preparations for February’s big event. To register, visit www.theworldiscoming.com/supermakeover.html or call 313-313-1999.

Companies to interview on-campus
DaimlerChrysler, JPMorgan and Deloitte Services are among the companies who will conduct on-campus interviews during the Fall 2005 semester. To be eligible for campus interviewing, students must have an account and approved resume on UDM’s online job posting and job recruitment database, TitanCareerLink (formerly called EASE). Students can self-register for TitanCareerLink, at http://www.udmercy.edu/cecc. Students can learn more about other Career Education Center services from the website or by visiting the office on the first floor of Reno Hall or by calling 313-993-1017.

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.

IDS to offer fall programs
The Instructional Design Studio plans to offer a full range of workshops this fall term. Faculty can review the course descriptions and register by clicking on the date to attend and filling in your information. For more information, visit http://research.udmercy.edu/ids/workshops.php

Jesuit Provincial to perform songs from new CD - Oct. 29
Detroit Jesuit Provincial Rev. Robert Scullin, S.J., will present his new CD of songs, “And It’s So Clear,” at a concert on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.  Fr. Scullin will be accompanied by musician friends, including UDM’s Mark Paulik. For event information, call 800-445-1621.

Thumbs Up!

John Saliba, S.J., professor, Religious Studies, has two essays scheduled for publication: a review on UFO religions in the journal, “Nova Religio: A Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions,” and “Millennialism in UFO Religions” to be published in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism.

John Staudenmaier, S.J., Office of Mission and Identity, presented the keynote address, “When I Critique a Technology, on What Ground Do I Stand? Successful Technologies from a Catholic Theological Perspective,” during the national conference on “The Role of Engineering at Catholic Universities” held at University of Dayton, Sept. 22-24.

Michael Whitty, professor, Business Administration and visiting professor, Seattle University, appeared on Detroit radio station WPON-1460AM to comment on the challenges facing unions in light of the Boeing strike in Seattle and the Northwest Airlines strike in Detroit.


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