UDM Campus Connection

November 23, 2010

Employees Christmas & Colleague Recognition Celebration, Dec. 17

Save the date for the UDM Employees Christmas & Colleague Recognition Celebration on Friday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center. The Commitment to Excellence Awards will also be presented at this event. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at 313-993-1524.

Campus Kitchen provides leadership opportunities for students

Encourage your students to get involved with UDM's Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchen program is a service initiative that connects students with people suffering from hunger in the University's surrounding community. The Campus Kitchen program at UDM is now accepting student applications for two co-coordinator positions. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 3 in the Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building, Room 232.


UDM basketball in the news

UDM Titans basketball was featured on the front page of the New York Times on Nov. 15. The article highlighted the McCallum father-son contributions to the men's team this season. For more information, see the New York Times article.

Catch Titan Basketball this Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-28 as the Detroit Titans play three home games in three days as part of the Legends Classic tournament championship rounds. The Detroit games will also include a free ticket promotion when you bring a donation for Toys For Tots.  Find out more.

Presentation on Internet safety, Dec. 8

Find out how to keep your online activity safe by attending the presentation, "Secure your home computers in 5 free steps," given by Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Jeff Ingalsbe, Wednesday, Dec. 8 at noon. The location is to be determined and will be updated on the event page.  This is a "Second Wednesday" event hosted by UDM's Office of Academic Affairs.

Project SALUTE

UDM Law School's Project SALUTE featured in television special

UDM School of Law's national Veterans Law Clinic, Project SALUTE, was featured in a special Veteran's Day program on WJBK-TV Fox 2 on Nov 11. Project SALUTE provides free legal advice to low-income veterans who need assistance with their claims for federal veterans' disability and pension benefits. The television show, "Tribute To Our Troops 2010," highlights Project SALUTE at 18 and a half minutes (18:30) into the program, and it will be aired again on Christmas Day.

UDM students discuss civil rights on TV

A number of UDM students participated in a Nov. 20 television special, "Finishing the Dream: Learning from the Civil Rights Era," an NBC panel discussion hosted by WDIV-TV Channel 4's Carmen Harlan.  The program focused on the legacy of the civil rights movements of the 1960s and the continuing need to work toward racial equality on our community. Associate Professors Isaiah McKinnon (Education) and Michael Witkowski (Criminal Justice) led the UDM participation.  See a WDIV video segment on the program.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Organizational Business Administration Michael Bernacchi appeared on Fox 2 News, Oct. 26, in the interview segment, "Why Do Negative Political Attack Ads Work?" For more information, see the segment online.

Barbara Bommarito, director of Corporate Relations for University Advancement, has been recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), having completed the examination, professional development, civic volunteering and fundraising requirements.  CFRE is the only internationally recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.

Librarians Julia Eisenstein, Cindy Gillham and Jill Spreitzer hosted a Talk Table at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference on the topic, "Combining the First Year Experience course with the Common Reading program," Nov. 11.

UDM's Language & Cultural Training Department hosted the Fall 2010 Michigan Classical Conference and Detroit Classical Association meeting, Nov. 12.  Adjunct Professor Nicholas Young presided.  In addition to sharing information and reviewing best practices of teaching in the state of Michigan, the groups offer support to new Latin instructors, and provide scholarships for excellence in teaching of the classics.

UDM Professor of English Nicholas Rombes, currently the visiting artist/researcher at the Critical Media Lab at the University of Waterloo, presented his project, "Terminal Zones in the Digital Era," at The Museum in Kitchener, Ontario.

Barbara Schirmer, professor of Education, presented professional development workshops to teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students in Pennsylvania in November and Arizona in July on reading fluency and comprehension instructional strategies.

Engineering graduate student Eric Tenazas was selected by the Michigan Ohio University Transportation Center as its 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year. He will receive the award in January 2011 in Washington, D.C.

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