Welcome to UDM Campus Connection!

September 6, 2005

Come together to Celebrate Spirit, Sept. 15
Mark your calendar for Celebrate Spirit on Thursday, September 15, to join with faculty, staff and students at 11:30 a.m. in Calihan Hall. Digital Media Studies students will present a dynamic multimedia presentation on the sights and sounds of UDM and UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., will preside at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. A picnic lunch and Student Organizations Fair will be held near the fountain. For more information, visit the Celebrate Spirit web site, http://www.udmercy.edu/celebratespirit/. Also, if you are interested in joining the Celebrate Spirit! Choir, please attend the open choir rehearsal on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 12:45-2 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. All are welcomed to join the choir.

Plan to attend Founders Gala
UDM's Founders Week will take place the last week of September. University faculty and staff are invited to participate in all of the Week's activities. The capstone event, the Founders Gala, will be held on Friday, September 30 in the GM Wintergarden in the Renaissance Center, and members of the University Community may purchase up to two tickets at cost. The $175 per person price is reduced to $125 for faculty and staff. To make reservations or for more information, please call University Advancement at 993-1540.

Faculty/Staff Fridays activity encourages campus walk
UDM faculty and staff are encouraged to join the weekly campus walks, held each Friday from noon-1:30 p.m. The group meets in front of Calihan Hall for the mile-long walk around campus. The activity is sponsored by the Student Life Department to encourage active, healthy lifestyles for the UDM family. For more information, contact Adam Hollman at hollmaap@udmercy.edu or 993-1154.

Six Reasons for You to Get in the Game!
super bowl This fall is your opportunity to get connected to the energy of Super Bowl XL. And getting connected has never been easier. “The World is Coming, Get in the Game” is a public information movement connecting people to the positive change occurring in Southeast Michigan through information, events and experiences. This fall’s events calendar, dubbed as “6 Reasons for You to Get in the Game,” offers Detroiters six new opportunities—including a Super Bowl Makeover clean-up initiative, Oct. 22 — to experience and explore Detroit. Visit www.theworldiscoming.com for a complete listing of events.

Learn the good news about Detroit
To learn about the many good things happening in Detroit, check out Model D, a weekly online newsletter and web site that provide current news about Detroit and its neighborhoods. Model D captures the city’s energy, with a focus on people, places, events and development activities. In a recent issue, Architecture Dean Steve Vogel contributed an article on the role of immigration in Detroit. To sign up for the weekly newsletter, please visit www.modeldmedia.com.

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Economics Professor Don Byrne regularly publishes an Economics newsletter, which is available online at http://byrned.faculty.udmercy.edu.

Artwork by Maurice Greenia, library assistant on the McNichols Campus, was featured on the cover of the July 27-August 2 Metro Times. Greenia was also one of the judges for the Metro Times summer fiction contest.

In April, Mary Higby and Larry Zeff, associate professors of Business Administration, presented, "The SocioPolitical Impact of Team Development: A Case Study," at the International Academy of Business Disciplines national conference in Pittsburgh.

In May, Isaiah McKinnon joined Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver in addressing more than 800 Michigan high school students and their parents at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in an interactive forum, "Ultimate Civics Lessons.” He also spoke to the Partners Plus graduates at the University of Michigan Dearborn on May 20. In addition, McKinnon was the commencement speaker at Cleveland Middle School on June 13, George Washington Carver School on June 14 and Parcells Middle School on June 16.

Barbara Schirmer, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, gave the keynote presentation, "Literacy Development of Deaf Readers and Writers: What is the Scientific News?" at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on July 20.

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