UDM Campus Connection

October 12, 2010

Detroit Titans

Watch the Titan basketball teams kick off the season

The UDM Titans men's and women's basketball teams will open their first official practice of the season to the public. The "Titan Tip Off" event is on Friday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Calihan Hall. Come watch the teams play "Basketball The Way It Ought To Be" and pick up your season tickets. For more information, visit the Detroit Titans web site.

Mission Micro Grant applications due Nov. 1

Full-time as well as part-time UDM faculty and staff can still apply for 2010-2011 Mission Micro Grants, through Monday, Nov. 1. A Mission Micro Grant, ranging between $50-$250, can be used in support of activities that promote UDM’s mission. See Mission Micro Grant page for details.

Nominations for Commitment to Excellence Award due Nov. 2

Nominations for Commitment to Excellence Awards are due by Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The awards will be given to three outstanding staff and administrative employees, nominated by members of the UDM community. One of the awards will be the "Rising Star Award," given to an employee who has been with the University less than two years. All full-time staff (non-exempt) and administrative (exempt) employees of UDM are eligible.

Remember to submit your nominations by Tuesday, Nov. 2! Please also re-nominate any previous-year nominees who were not selected as award recipients, but who still meet award criteria. Award criteria and nomination forms can be found on the Commitment to Excellence Award site. Completed nomination forms can be sent by e-mail. Printed copies should be sent to: Commitment to Excellence Award 2010, Human Resources Office, FAC 200, McNichols Campus.

College Halls of Honor honoring new members for giving back

The College of Liberal Arts & Education (CLAE) recently inducted a group of seven new honorees into its Hall of Honor, including illustrious alumni and former administrators from UDM's predecessor institutions, Mercy College of Detroit and University of Detroit.  For a list of the inductees, see the CLAE Hall of Honor news release.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, the College of Business Adminstration will induct eight new members into its Hall of Fame, during a ceremony at the Detroit Golf Club.  For more, see the Business Administration news release.  All of those inducted into both of the college Halls of Honor were recognized for giving back their time and offering important resources to the University, helping it to flourish and grow.

Economic Symposium to be held on Oct. 20

The UDM Department of Economics will host the 2010 fall symposium, “The Economy: A Winter of Discontent?,” on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Macomb University Center, at 44575 Garfield Rd. in Clinton Township. RSVP to University Center Coordinator Donna Gormely by e-mail or by phone at 586-263-6232. For more information, see the event page.  

"Reimagining Detroit" author to speak at UDM, Oct. 25

John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press journalist and author the new book, Reimagining Detroit, will speak at UDM on Monday, Oct. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge.  Gallagher and community development expert Harriet Saperstein will discuss the future of the city of Detroit and how change can lead to opportunity and community revitalization.  For excerpts of Reimagining Detroit and related articles, see Freep.com. The event is sponsored by the UDM College of Liberal Arts and Education and the Student Social Work Association.

Eboni Hogan
Eboni Hogan

Two poets perform at UDM on their national tour

The UDM Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the English Department will present performance poets Eboni Hogan and Natasha “T” Miller, who are currently on national tour. The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in Ford Life Sciences Room 113. An opportunity to ask questions and meet the performers will follow. For more information about the tour and the poets, visit the Fusicology web site.

Child getting candy

UDM Safety Street welcomes neighborhood kids to trick-or-treat

The University of Detroit Mercy Student Programming Board is hosting the 21st annual “Safety Street” event on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. Each UDM department and office is asked to donate at least 13 bags of candy to the Student Life Office by Wednesday, Oct. 27, so that Safety Street can give children from the UDM area an opportunity to go trick-or-treating in a safe environment. For more information, see the news release or contact the Student Life office at 313-578-0341.

Thumbs Up!

Nursing Instructor Carmon Weekes gave the presentation, "Caring, culture, and service:  Incorporating service learning into the nursing curriculum," at the fourth annual Oakland University School of Nursing Envision Conference, "Nursing the Art and Science of Caring," Sept. 24 in Rochester, Mich.

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