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Law Commencement

School of Law to hold Commencement, May 6

Edsel B. Ford II will be the keynote speaker at the School of Law Commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in the Columbus Room of the Detroit Marriott Hotel in the Renaissance Center. Ford serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and also as chairman and CEO of Pentastar Aviation and chairman of Marketing Associates. He is active in numerous charitable organizations and community initiatives. Harold "Buzz" Wilson, CEO of Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, will receive the Sister Maureen A. Fay Public Service Award. The Law Commencement ceremony will be preceded by a Baccalaureate Mass at 9 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church with UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., presiding.

Charley Jackson, Jr., John C. Stewart and Ed Blews, Jr.

UDM participates in higher education rally in Lansing

UDM Government and Community Relations Coordinator Charley Jackson, Jr., represented UDM at a Rally for Higher Education at the Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday, April 26. State Representative John C. Stewart (20th District), chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, sponsored the rally, which included a two-mile run to the Capitol stairs with representatives from each of the 60 Michigan universities and colleges. Photo: Charley Jackson, Jr., left, with State Rep. John C. Stewart and Ed Blews, Jr., president, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan.

Web site provides student health insurance information

The UDM Student Health Center web site was recently updated to include current insurance information for the UDM student health insurance plan, including new pricing and an available plan brochure on the site. Future links will be added to allow students to link to the plan online and sign up for the plan directly with the insurance company. Other updates include links to current health topics.

Submit calendar events for handbook

Submit your 2006-07 academic year events for inclusion in the new Student Handbook calendar. Send the information by Friday, May 26 to Student Life Director Michael Houdyshell at houdysme@udmercy.edu or via fax at 313-993-3275 or through campus mail.

Students explore Michigan geography for final exam

When given the choice, 10 students in the Michigan Geography (GEO 212) course decided to take a non-traditional option for their final examination. Instead of a written exam in class, the students elected to explore Michigan's geography up close over a weekend adventure, April 22-23. The students completed the 1,200-mile journey with Education instructor Kathryn Gross through the state taking in such historic sites as:

Upper Tahquamenon Falls

It may be the most memorable exam these students will ever take.

Thumbs Up!

Roy Finkenbine, professor, History, co-moderated a session on "Historians and Reparations" at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians at Washington, D.C., on April 20. The session was covered by the History News Network (HNN), Inside Higher Ed, and the H-Slavery academic listserver. The news story by Inside Higher Ed is available online.

UDM faculty members were awarded the following promotions, effective August 16:

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