UDM Campus Connection

May 4, 2010

Fr. Stockhausen
Fr. Stockhausen

Fr. Stockhausen Scholarship Fund

After 10 years of dedicated service to UDM, President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., has been called to leave UDM this summer for a position with the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C.  In his honor, the Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Expendable Scholarship Fund has been established.

Through donations to the fund, Fr. Stockhausen can continue to better the lives of UDM students. Anyone wishing to make a contribution should send it to the UDM Office of University Advancement or make a gift online.

Celebration shows off academic work

The Student Center was filled with displays of student and faculty work during the April 20 Celebration of Scholarly Achievement, which featured UDM faculty and student publications, posters, and projects. See the Celebration web site for photos and information about the presentations and publications featured at the event.

Group with poster
Associate Professor of Biology Mary Tracy-Bee, right, with some of the students presenting the results of their academic research at the Celebration of Scholarly Achievement event, April 20.

E&S 2010 Golf Outing, July 12

UDM's College of Engineering & Science invites all golf enthusiasts to participate in the seventh annual E&S Golf Outing, to be held on Monday, July 12 at Fox Hills Country Club in Plymouth.

Cost is $125 per person ($500/foursome), which includes golf, a steak dinner and more. For details, contact Nicole Oliver via e-mail or at 313-993-1218.  Download the golf outing reservation form (PDF).

Videos: "Sustainability creates business value"

A collection of videos are now online, featuring presentations from the College of Business Administration Alumni Week event, "Sustainability creates business value," a forum of business leaders discussing the role of environmental and sustainability issues in a business context. Speakers include David Stangis '87, vice president for Corporate Social Responsibility at Campbell Soup Company, and Andy Acho '67, retired worldwide director of Environmental Outreach and Strategy for Ford Motor Company. See the UDMcast videos.

Spring Blow-Out photos

For a fun slice of student life, check out the online photo gallery of the Spring Blow-Out event, held April 22 by the UDM Student Alumni Association.

2010 Senior Dinner

Class of 2010 seniors can make free reservations for the 2010 Senior Dinner through Thursday, May 6.  The Senior Dinner, to take place Thursday, May 13 beginning at 6 p.m., will be a Caribbean-inspired night with UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., College & School deans and members of the Senior Class Gift Committee.  The event will feature food and drink, music and prizes.

Admission is complimentary for members of the Class of 2010 if reservations are made by May 6. For reservations made after May 6 — and for guests (limit one guest per 2010 graduate) — a $10 ticket cost will apply.  For more information, and to RSVP, visit community.udmercy.edu/seniordinner or call 313-993-1540.

Cyber Security lecture, May 13

As part of UDM's "Cyber Security in the Real World" lecture series, Joel Weever will give the presentation, "Current threats, Spring 2010," Thursday, May 13 from 6:40 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113.  Weever is an IT incident management specialist with the State of Michigan's Office of Enterprise Security.

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor of Philosophy David Koukal authored the essay, "Torture," which was recently published in the International Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Barbara Schirmer, professor of Education, presented her paper, "Effectiveness of the reread-adapt and answer-comprehend program: Impact on fluency and comprehension among elementary deaf readers," at the convention of the International Reading Association, April 28 in Chicago. She also made a panel presentation, "Adequacy of research to inform practice," at the conference of the American Educational Research Association, May 3 in Denver.

Professor of History Gregory Sumner will give a presentation on his 1996 book, Dwight Macdonald and the Politics Circle: The Challenge of Cosmopolitan Democracy, sponsored by the magazine Una Citta in Forli, Italy May 8.  The volume will be published there later this year, in translation.  Sumner is completing a semester in Italy as a William J. Fulbright visiting lecturer.

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