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Special lecture for Business Alumni Week

On Thursday, March 16, Emil Brolick '69, '72, president and chief concept officer of Taco Bell Corporation, will be the keynote speaker during the 2006 College of Business Administration Alumni Week. The UDM community is invited to a complimentary luncheon at noon in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 138, followed by Brolick's talk at 1 p.m. For reservations and information, please call Alumni Relations at 313-993-1540 or e-mail udmgrad@udmercy.edu.

Event highlights UDM faculty authors

Join the first annual Celebration of UDM Faculty Books this Friday, March 17, 2 - 4 p.m. in the President's Dining Room, Student Center. Part of the program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Libraries, is a display of more than 100 books authored by UDM faculty.

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St. Patrick's Day Mass

Everyone is welcome to the annual St. Patrick's Day Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church at noon, where University of Detroit Mercy President Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., will perform Irish tunes with state Rep. John Stewart, R-Plymouth.

LDI Seminar: The Unseen Faces of Homelessness

Come hear first-hand accounts of being homeless, Wednesday, March 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Ron Dzwonkowski of the Detroit Free Press will moderate a panel sharing stories of people we don't usually think of as homeless: kids, moms, seniors and working poor. The event is co-sponsored by the UDM Leadership Development Institute's Shelter & Home Initiative and by the Homeless Action Network of Detroit Advocacy Committee. More

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Zinn movie director visits

Denis Mueller, co-director of Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, will visit UDM for a screening of the documentary Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 209. Historian, teacher and activist, Zinn is best known as author of A People's History of the United States. The free screening is co-sponsored by the History Department, the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, Phi Alpha Theta History Club, and the Peace and Social Justice Floor.

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NCAA Certification Self-Study

As part of UDM's NCAA Certification Program, an open forum will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 12:45 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge, Student Center, to discuss the self-study process, findings, and recommendations for improvement. Questions and feedback are encouraged. Also, the Academic Integrity Subcommittee Report draft is now available online for review.

Grants available

Thanks to a grant from the Detroit Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, grants are available to faculty for the introduction of Service-Learning into courses in the 2006-7 academic year. The Leadership Development Institute and the Faculty Development Team will host informational sessions in the President's Dining Room, Student Center, on Thursday, March 23, 4 - 5 p.m. and Friday, March 24, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. For more information, see the LDI web site.

IDS conference: Emerging Educational Technologies

"Open Source and Open Content," a conference for faculty, staff, and administrators about current and future educational tech trends, will be held Monday, March 27, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Maureen A. Fay, O.P., Center, Health Professions Facility. The program is sponsored by UDM's Instructional Design Studio and the Lawrence Technological University Veraldi Instructional Technology Resource Center. For more information and to register, see the IDS web page.

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CLASA talks

Fr. G. Simon Harak, S.J., Anti-Militarism Coordinator for the War Resisters League, will give two talks at UDM this month sponsored by the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive. Each talk will occur in Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113: "Stop the Merchants of Death" on Wednesday, March 22, 7 - 9 p.m. and "Iraq, An Analysis of Ends and Means" Thursday, March 23, 11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Career-building events

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Assistant Professors of Counseling Nancy Calley and Dan Lawrence, and Instructor of Counseling Sheri Pickover, with about 40 UDM graduate students, met with Michigan legislators for the Michigan Counseling Association's annual advocacy event, March 1 in Lansing. UDM represented the largest faction of participants as the group discussed issues including insurers providing mental health parity and the roles of high school counselors.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the paper, "Reparations Thought in the Community of Slaves: Evidence from Hidden Transcripts," at the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters at Oakland University.

Barry Dauphin, assistant professor of Psychology, is the author of Tantalizing Times: Excitements, Disconnects and Discontents in Contemporary American Society, to be published this spring by Peter Lang Publishing.

Mike Whitty, professor of Business Administration, co-authored the second edition of, At Work: Spirituality Matters (Scranton Press, 2006). He also presented "Defending Democracy from Theocracy: A Political, Cultural and Spiritual Challenge" for publication in the Annual Review of Management and Organizational Inquiry.

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