UDM Campus Connection

November 30, 2010

Alumni newsletters available online

Read about what's happening around UDM in the Fall 2010 alumni newsletters, featuring the five McNichols Campus colleges/schools.  Stories include alumni profiles, updates on academic programs, faculty accomplishments, campus news and Dean letters.

UDM Titans score a winning Thanksgiving weekend

The UDM Titans men's basketball team scored three victories this past weekend. On Nov. 26, they defeated Albany, 84-82; on Nov. 27 they beat Bowling Green, 71-62; and they finished their winning weekend on Nov. 28 by defeating Niagra, 96-77. For game details, visit the Detroit Titans web site. Remember to show school spirit and support the UDM Titans!

Donate to those in need this holiday season

Student Senate, University Ministry and members of the Hunger & Homelessness Week Committee would like to remind the UDM community the importance of giving back during the holiday season. Donations are currently being collected for the Covenant House of Michigan as a part of UDM's "Giving Tree" campaign. Trees filled with donation cards are located in the Student Center and McNichols Campus Library. Various toiletries and clothing items will be listed on the cards as possible donation items.

Over Thanksgiving, the UDM community donated approximately $250 to St. Gregory the Great Parish and 150 canned goods were collected. The committees hope that the "Giving Tree" campaign can achieve even greater success. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 15, so make sure to spread holiday cheer to those in need this year.

Student Social Work Association sock drive, Nov. 29-Dec. 7

The Student Social Work Association is currently conducting the campaign, "Pay It Forward: Sock Drive." The UDM community is asked to donate socks that are in new condition for the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. Socks can be dropped off in the Briggs Building and McNichols Campus Library from Nov. 29 – Dec. 7. 
For further information, contact the Student Social Work Association's Public Relations officer Betsey Konieczk by e-mail.

Research newsletter available to UDM community

Make sure to check out the current issue of the Research@UDM Newsletter, now available online, which highlights research done by both UDM faculty and students during the Fall 2010 term.  To download the newsletter, click the "Research@UDM Fall 2010" link on the Research@UDM index page.

Film: Blood Diamond, Dec. 8

UDM's African American Studies program will hold a viewing of the film, Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Briggs Building, Room 348. Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990s Sierra Leone, the story follows an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe and a Mende fisherman whose fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond. For more information, see the event page.

Help students get rid of stress during finals week!

Encourage your students to take advantage of the Stress-less Finals event! On Tuesday, Dec. 7, licensed therapists will provide massages in the Student Center Fountain Lounge from 1 – 5 p.m. This is a great way for students to relax as they prepare for their finals. For more information, see the event page.

Freshman Visit Day at UDM, Dec. 4

Prospective freshmen are invited to attend UDM's “Freshman Visit Day” on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. Students will be able to learn about the academic programs available, financial aid and scholarships, and receive a tour of the campus. For more information, see the news release.

Thumbs Up!

Staff members Jackie Elliott, assistant director of Annual Giving, Deanna Blevins, associate director of Alumni Relations, and Angelina Vest, student intern of Alumni Relations, were winners in the CASE V Awards Program. Their "Taste of Home" program received the bronze award in the "Best Event on a Shoestring" category.  The program asked University parents to submit their student's favorite recipe, which was then featured in the Titan Dining Room (TDR) for a week. Sixteen recipes were chosen, and parents were invited to join their student in the TDR to taste the food!

Computer & Information Systems Professor Daniel Shoemaker and Assistant Professor Jeff Ingalsbe gave the presentation, "Getting secure software assurance knowledge into conventional educational practice: A roadmap for social change," at the 2010 SC World Conference, Nov. 10-11 in New York City. Shoemaker is also featured in an SC Magazine Video on the SC Magazine web site, discussing programs at UDM's Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies.

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