UDM Campus Connection

April 20, 2010

Fr. Stockhausen

Saying goodbye to Fr. Stockhausen

Faculty, staff and students turned out during the April 19 President's Wine and Cheese reception to say farewell to UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., who will be leaving the University this summer to take a national position with the Jesuit Conference.  See a gallery of photos from the event.

If you were not able to attend the event, you can convey your goodbyes and well-wishes on a special page on Facebook.com.

CSIS Center holds open house

UDM's Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies (CSIS) held an open house event, April 17.  The Center, supported by federal dollars, is a hub for research on protecting the nation's critical information technology infrastructure.  For photos of the event, visit the UDM online gallery.

Group at ribbon cutting

At the CSIS open house, April 17, from left: Charles Wilson, assistant professor of Criminal Justice; Pam Zarkowski, UDM vice president for Academic Affairs; Erick Barnes, assistant professor of Criminal Justice; Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., UDM president; Kirsten Bay Francissen, Center director of strategic initiatives; Richard H. L. Marshall, U.S. Department of Homeland Security director of Global Cyber Security Management; Daniel Shoemaker, professor of Computer & Information Systems; Rita Barrios, assistant professor of Computer & Information Systems; Jeffrey Ingalsbe, assistant professor of Computer & Information Systems; Michael Witkowski, associate professor of Criminal Justice; and Charles Marske, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education.

Group on stage
On the set of "Trying," from left: Professor of Performing Arts Arthur Beer (as Francis Biddle), playwright Joanna McClelland Glass, UDM student Anne Di Iorio (as Sarah Schorr), and the play's director, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts David Regal.

Acclaimed Theatre Co. production, Trying, to wrap up this weekend

This weekend is your last chance to see the critically-lauded UDM Theatre Company production of Trying, a serio-comedy based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass' real-life experience of working as secretary to Francis Biddle in the last years of his life.  Biddle was U.S. Attorney General during World War II, was involved in the internment of Japanese "enemy aliens," and served as a chief judge during the Nuremberg trials.  Find out more on the Theatre Company play page and read reviews by Martin F. Kohn and Daniel Skora.

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Gary Jeffers was installed as president of the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), at a meeting of the MDA's House of Delegates, April 17.

Professor of Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences Virginia Merchant was elected editor of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association, during a meeting of the House of Delegates of the Michigan Dental Association, April 17.  Merchant has also served as editor of the UDM School of Dentistry alumni magazine, The Leading Edge.

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day.

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