UDM Campus Connection

March 30, 2010

Holy Thursday Liturgy

A Liturgy for Holy Thursday will be held Thursday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Chapel in Commerce & Finance Building.  Msgr. John Zenz will be the presider.

Cyber Security Lecture, April 1

UDM will host the Cyber Security Lecture, "The dynamic threat landscape - past, present, and future," by Greg Guidice, CEO of the information security company Razor Threat, Thursday, April 1 from 6:40 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113.

Public service information events, April 5-8

Encourage students and alumni to consider attending "Call to Serve Week," a series of events sponsored by UDM's Career Education Center to promote public service and employment opportunities within the federal government, April 5-8.  Information sessions are open to current UDM students and alumni, and will take place in the Commerce & Finance Building (C&F):

Monday, April 5
Federal Aviation Administration
3-4 p.m., C&F Room 139

Tuesday, April 6
Social Security Administration
3-4 p.m., C&F Room 233

Wednesday, April 7
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
3-4 p.m., C&F Room 139

Thursday, April 8
Employer Panel: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Navy
1-2:30 p.m., C&F Room 209

Blood drive, April 6

Only volunteer donors can fulfill the constant need for life-saving blood across the country.  You can help during the Student Nurses Association blood drive, Tuesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge.  Make an appointment to give blood at www.givelife.org (enter "udm" as the sponsor code).  For more information on the blood drive, e-mail site coordinator Erin Eichenlaub.

Presentation on online teaching, April 14

Russ Davidson of UDM's Instructional Design Studio will host the session, "Online Teaching Environment and Experiences," Wednesday, April 14 in the McNichols Library Conference Room 324 at noon.  The presentation is one of the "Second Wednesday" series sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs to focus on teaching, service and learning topics for faculty and other members of the University community.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Celebration of Scholarly Achievement, April 20

See what your UDM colleagues have achieved at the event, "Celebration of Scholarly Achievement: UDM Faculty and Student Publications, Posters, and Projects," which will take place Tuesday, April 20 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge and Bookstore areas.  Posters, non-print media, books, book chapters, and journal articles by the members of the UDM community will be on display.

Thumbs Up!

Assistant Professor of English Laurie Britt-Smith presented the paper, "Txt msgs 4 Afrca: Social justice rhetoric and digital literacy," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 18-20 in Louisville.  Britt-Smith also chaired the conference panel, "Motor City remix: Negotiating notions of property and identity in post-industrial Detroit." Panelists (and their presentations) included UDM Lecturer Amanda Hiber ("I can't get next to you: College campus as gated community") and UDM Writing Instructors Stephanie Amada ("Come see about me: Visual rhetoric, student identity, and multi-modal writing in Detroit"), and Andrew Wright ("Ain't nothing like the real thing: Copyright, copyleft, copied homework, and copy machines").

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the paper, "Detroit, the Underground Railroad, and the River," at the annual Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference, sponsored by the Historical Society of Michigan, March 20 in Dearborn.

An interview with Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Richard Hill is currently featured on a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) web site.  The interview focuses on Hill's upcoming talk, "Diagnostics design for developmental vehicles," to be presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress, April 13 at Cobo Hall.  You can find a link to the interview on the SAE Media Channel site, under "Take 5 with the Experts."

Associate Professor of Philosophy David Koukal wrote "All that is solid melts into air," an essay review of the book, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities, by Frank Donoghue.  Koukal's review was published in the January 2010 issue of Technology and Culture.

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon will give the keynote presentation, "Taking charge of your safety," at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts during its Institutional Development Day, April 1.

Allegra Pitera, assistant professor of Architecture, created a short experimental video, "Sprawl," which was accepted by the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, which will take place in New York City in July.

Associate Professor of Education Karen L. Selby presented her paper, "Building family literacy programming for urban revitalization," at the 114th meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters, March 26 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids.  The paper describes UDM Department of Education literacy and service learning programs in public schools.

Associate Professor of Biology Mary Tracy-Bee will be recognized in the "Meet the Author" program at the American Association of Anatomists conference, April 24-28 in Anaheim, Calif., for her recently published book, Human Anatomy: A Workbook Approach.

Lara Wasner, director of UDM's Language & Cultural Training Department, has received a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad award from the U.S. Department of Education to study history, culture, education, politics and economic development in five cities in China this summer.

Joseph A. Weglarz, lecturer in Economics, presented the paper, "Aquinas and the scholastic theory of wealth revisited," March 11 at the Austrian Scholars Conference in Auburn, Alabama.

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