UDM Campus Connection

May 18, 2010

Commencement photo galleries online

Photos from the Commencements of McNichols Campus and the Schools of Law and Dentistry are now available online.  See them in the UDM gallery.  Congratulations to all our new graduates!

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Tommy Titan with a group of 2010 UDM graduates, at the McNichols Campus Commencement, May 15.

Three at Commencement
Ervis Fama (left) and Theresa Skora (right) receive lamps representing their Vivere ex Missione Awards from UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., at the McNichols Campus Commencement, May 15.

Graduates receive 2010 Vivere ex Missione Awards

UDM recognized two new graduates with the 2010 Vivere ex Missione Awards.  Ervis Fama, who graduated with bachelor's degrees in Biology and Psychology, and Theresa Skora, who earned her master's degree in Architecture, were both selected for exemplifying and living out the mission of University of Detroit Mercy.

The Vivere ex Missione ("to live out the mission") Awards are given to graduating students who went outside the norm to live the UDM mission.  Among the praise given them for their intellectual, social, ethical and spiritual qualities, Fama was cited for his work as Student Senate president and his involvement with the First Albanian-American Bektashi Monastery, and Skora was cited for her creative efforts on campus and for her commitment to University Ministry programs.

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Titans recognized again for academic progress by NCAA

UDM athletic teams all rated well in this year's NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, issued this month for the 2008-09 academic year.  In particular, the men's fencing team was credited with a perfect APR score.  For more, see the Detroit Titans news release.

Library displays faculty writings

UDM faculty authorship is on display in the McNichols Campus Library through June 20.  Books, book chapters, journal articles and conference proceedings written by University of Detroit Mercy faculty authors are featured in the Library's first-floor display cases.  The complete list of titles and the program from the 2010 Celebration of Faculty Achievement can be viewed online at research.udmercy.edu/achievement.

Sisters of Mercy to host golf outing

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community will host its 17th annual Side-by-Side Golf Outing, July 19 at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon. The event includes 18 holes of golf, dinner and reception for $250 per person. The golf outing helps support ministries sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. To register for the golf outing, please call 248-476-8000, ext. 212.

Papa John's celebrates with free pizza

Papa John's Pizza, at 18472 Livernois Avenue (on the east side, between McNichols Ave. and Seven Mile), is celebrating its first year of business in the University District by offering free slices of pizza and soda on Wednesday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Stop by and support a local business.

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor of Nursing Maureen Anthony and Assistant Professor of Nursing Joanne Yastik wrote the manuscript, "Student nurses' experiences with incivility in clinical education," which was accepted for publication in Journal of Nursing Education.

Earlier this month, Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon led a group of Detroit-area community leaders to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to finalize plans for summer youth leadership seminar trips.  McKinnon will take more community leaders and youth for an extended stay in mid-July.  The purposes of the trips are to make the history, violence and genocide of the Holocaust broadly accessible to those with no connection to the events, and to create sustained relationships between a wide range of young people.

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