UDM Campus Connection

September 28, 2010

Celebration photo galleries online

On Sept. 23, UDM students, faculty and staff gathered at Gesu Church for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. The mass was followed by an outdoor picnic and student organization fair. Check out the fun in the 2010 Celebrate Spirit Photo Gallery.  You can also see a photo gallery of the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Associates at UDM passing out treats Sept. 27 to commemorate the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy.

Students fill Gesu church
Students, faculty and staff fill Gesu Church for Celebrate Spirit!, Sept. 23.

McAuley Health Center opens west side location, Oct. 6

The UDM McAuley School of Nursing is pleased to announce the opening of a new McAuley Health Center location. Like the McAuley Health Center on Detroit's east side, the new center is a nurse-managed health clinic that provides primary care, health promotion and disease prevention services in an area where primary care physicians are limited. The grand opening is on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 3-7 p.m. at the new center's location in the Schulze Academy for Technology and the Arts at 10700 Santa Maria in Detroit. For more information, see the events page.

Mission Micro Grant applications due Nov. 1

The 2010-11 Mission Micro Grant Program applications are now available for submission. A Mission Micro Grant, ranging between $50-$250, can be used in support of activities that promote UDM’s mission. Full-time as well as part-time UDM faculty and staff members are eligible to apply. Submissions are due Nov. 1. See Mission Micro Grant page for details.

Dave Bing
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

Designing Sustainable Detroit Symposium, Sept. 30

Make sure to RSVP to the 2010 Designing Sustainable Detroit Symposium, "Riding Trucks, Trains, Boats and Planes to Urban Vitality," Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Matthew Cullen '83, president of the Board of the M1 Rail Project on Detroit's light rail initiative, are among those scheduled to attend the symposium. For details, see the event page.

Upcoming CLASA event, Oct. 27

UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) will host Vinay D'Souza, who will give the presentation, "Just Out of Africa: Serving in the Peace Corps in Uganda," Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Briggs Building, Room 310. This event is co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program. For more details on CLASA events, see the CLASA events web page.

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Student submissions for [sic] deadline, Nov. 3

Encourage your students to submit their work to UDM’s student arts journal, [sic], which is now accepting submissions for the 2010-11 issue. [sic] publishes poems, short stories, personal essays, academic essays, photographs and other visual artwork. All submissions must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 3. For format details and submissions, students can contact Associate Professor of English Rosemary Weatherston at weatherr@udmercy.edu.

Thumbs Up!

Chemistry Storeroom Manager Meghan Murray accepted an award for Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee, on behalf of the Detroit committee, during the 12th annual ChemLuminary Awards at the American Chemical Society national meeting, Aug. 24 in Boston.

Professor of Education Barbara Schirmer authored the article, "Implementation of the guided reading approach with elementary deaf students," which was published recently in the American Annals of the Deaf.

Assistant Professor of Counseling/Addiction Studies Daniel Duryea authored the article, "An examination of drinkers' consequences by sexual orientation," which is to be published in The Journal of American College Health.

Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Rita Barrios authored the chapter, "RAM and file system investigations," in the book CyberForensics: Understanding Information Security Investigations, published in September 2010 by Humana Press.

Pamela Zarkowski, vice president of Academic Affairs, presented the paper, "Glass ceilings and glass cliffs: A global perspective," which was co-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster and Psychology graduate student Ann Poirier, at the American Dental Education Association's fourth International Women's Leadership Conference, "Global Health Through Women's Leadership."

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