Welcome to UDM Campus Connection!

September 20, 2005

Celebrate Spirit! opens new school year
More than 650 students, faculty and staff attended Celebrate Spirit!, Thursday, Sept. 15 in Calihan Hall to welcome the new school year. For photos of the event, visit the Celebrate Spirit web site.

Founders Week
As part of Founders Week, Sept. 25–30, Coach Perry Watson will throw out the first pitch at the Sept. 27 Tigers game during UDM Night at Comerica Park. Event details include:

5:30 p.m. pre-game picnic on Party Deck #2T
7:05 p.m. Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox
Reserved mezzanine seat for the game in the UDM section
$27 per person (plus $3.00 per order handling charge). Orders go directly to Tiger Stadium - download pdf. It's not too late! Tickets ordered after 9/15 will be at will call.

In honor of Mercy Day, the Mercy Community at UDM is hosting a reception to meet Sisters of Mercy on Monday, Sept. 26 from 3:30-7 p.m. in the Plaza between the Briggs and C&F buildings. Refreshments will be served.

For a complete list of the week’s activities, please visit the Founders Week web site or call University Advancement at 993-1540.

Mercy-sponsored program helps women and girls
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, a presentation about the Mercy Education Project (MEP) is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Student Center. Program directors Karen Egri, RSM and Maureen Mulcrone, RSM, will discuss how MEP assists women and girls through academic services and life skills programs in Southwest Detroit. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee will be provided.

Fr. Kelly to speak on Jane Austen
Professor of Religious Studies Justin Kelly, S.J., will present "Why Does Elizabeth Bennet Blush? Jane Austen and Shame Theory" at the Birmingham Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The free program is open to the public.

Volunteer opportunities
The Student Volunteer Center has the following opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join the fight against hunger in Southeast Michigan.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 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 993-1550 to provide assistance.

Broadside Press celebrates 40th anniversary
In September, Broadside Press celebrates its 40th anniversary as the oldest operating Black presses in the United States. Special anniversary events include:
Sept. 22 - Legendary Black Poet Sonia Sanchez and Hip Hop Diva Jessica Care Moore
Sept. 23 - Poetry performances and tribute to Dudley and Vivian Randall
Sept. 24 - Writeshops and Spoken Word Grand Finale

English as Second Language courses available
During September, UDM’s Language & Cultural Training offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Holy Redeemer Parish for Spanish-speaking individuals, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit and Credit Union ONE. ESL courses will also be offered at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit to seminarians from non-English speaking countries. For more information on ESL programs, call 313-993-1102.

Meet the Detroit Education Board candidates
The public is invited to meet the candidates for the Detroit Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center. For more information, call 313-870-3622.

Thumbs Up!

Mike Dosch, associate professor, Nurse Anesthesiology, spoke on "Learning to love the new anesthesia gas machines" at the AANA National Meeting in Washington, DC in August.

Mary Ann Hazen and Mary Higby, associate professors of Business Administration, have published, "Teaching an Issues-Based Interdisciplinary Course: Diversity in Management and Marketing," in the Journal of Management Education, June 2005.

Daniel Kennedy, professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, gave a presentation on the mistakes made by lawyers in negligent security cases at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America conference in Toronto in August. He also presented a paper on dealing with hotel/casino crime-related liabilities at the American Gaming Association conference in Las Vegas in September.


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