UDM Campus Connection

August 4, 2015

REBUILD Detroit Summer Enrichment Program concludes

REBUILD speakers
Pictured from left to right: Wayne County Community College District Vice Chancellor Derrick Johnson, UDM scholar and representative Madeleine Reardon, Marygrove College Interim President James Birge, and UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi spoke at the REBUILD Detroit Summer Enrichment Program closing ceremony, July 31.

The REBUILD Detroit Summer Enrichment Program held its closing ceremony in the Student Center Ballroom, July 31. The enrichment program is a four-week session, which provides training on developing academic skills to succeed in college. Scholars from University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University participated in sessions at their home institutions while coming together weekly for discussion and collaborative activities.

For more information, visit the REBUILD Detroit Summer Experience web page or following on social media at #REBUILD313.

2015 REBUILD Detroit scholars

President's Convocation

UDM faculty, administrators and staff are encouraged to attend the annual President's Convocation activities Monday, Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on UDM's McNichols Campus. The Convocation is a chance for employees to come together in preparation for the new academic year. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Mass in the St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building followed by a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. in the Fountain Lounge. The Convocation program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Following the program, attendees are invited to enjoy a picnic and games, including softball and volleyball, around Buysse Ballpark, west of the Briggs Building. There will also be indoor games in the Library. Come out for a great day at UDM!

AOD in-service event, Aug. 4

Approximately 500 Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) teachers and administrators attended their annual in-service event, held in the McNichols Campus Student Fitness Center, Aug. 4. UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi welcomed teachers and administrators and spoke on UDM's Fall Semester enrollment and the new Student Support Services federal grant.

Register for the 2015 Colleague Development Days

UDM will host the fifth annual Colleague Development Days on Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 19 on the McNichols Campus. This is a two-day series of information sessions to assist in updating and educating faculty, administrators and staff. See the Colleague Development Days web page for session times and topics. Register online preferably by Wednesday, Aug. 12. For more information, please contact Career Education Center Dean Sheryl Johnson-Roulhac at 313-993-1017 or sheryl.johnson-roulhac@udmercy.edu.

Detroit Titans host Titan Golf Outing

The Detroit Titans will hold the annual Titans Golf Outing, sponsored by Michigan First Credit Union, on Monday, Aug. 10 at The Inn at St. John's Golf and Conference Center in Plymouth, Mich. The cost is $125 per golfer for this year's event. Register online or contact the Athletic Department at 313-993-1700. For questions, contact Director of Merchandising and Concessions Rachele Conley at rachele.conley@udmercy.edu.

Titan Golf

First-Year Experience program and PTV

The UDM Student Life Office prepares for the upcoming semester with its "First-Year Experience" (FYE) program. The FYE program is designed to provide support and encouragement for new students to help ensure they succeed personally and academically.

All UDM faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to join freshman students on the McNichols Campus in their half-day of service, as part of Phase II of UDM's orientation program "Prologues, Transitions & Viewpoints" (PTV), on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27. Volunteers will meet their group on UDM's McNichols Campus at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast in the Titan Dining Room, followed by a service project until 1 p.m. To RSVP or for more information on the service projects available, contact Director of Service Learning for the Institute for Leadership & Service Timothy Hipskind, S.J., at 313-993-2003.

Gesu Open House

Gesu Open House

Gesu Catholic School will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. UDM faculty and staff who enroll their children are eligible for a tuition discount. See flyer for more information.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi discussed crowdfunding in The Detroit News article, "Crowdfunding rising source of cash for Detroit projects," July 20.

Professor of Law Lawrence Dubin discussed consequences of Michigan's previous gay marriage ban in the WDET-NPR Michigan Public Radio article, "MI could be on the hook for another $2 million for defense of gay marriage ban," July 27.

Visiting Professor of Law Richard Krisciunas commented on fatal police shootings in the Detroit Free Press article, "Family of Kellom awaits probe of fatal police shooting," July 29.

UDM Law has appointed Brian Miller as director of the Dual Juris Doctor (JD) program, effective Aug. 3. Miller earned his JD degree from Detroit College of Law (now MSU) and his M.A. in Education from Seattle University.

Associate Professor of Nursing Mary White's research titled, Spirituality Self-Care Practices as a Mediator between Quality of Life and Depression, was accepted and presented as a podium presentation at the 1st International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, held at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, June 25. Subsequent to the conference, White's paper will be published in a special edition of the online journal, Religions. While in Dublin, White received to a personal tour of Catherine McAuley's home on Baggot Street with the Sisters of Mercy.

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