UDM Campus Connection

December 7, 2010

Help serve others by participating in Alternative Spring Break

Faculty and staff are encouraged to travel and help the less fortunate by participating in UDM's 2011 Alternative Spring Break (ASB). ASB offers the UDM community an opportunity to see the world in a different light by traveling to different sites around the country, while providing service to those in need. Each person attending ASB raises funds to cover the majority of the cost. The last day for faculty and students to apply for participation in ASB is Dec. 17. Application forms can be found on the ASB website.

Presentation on computer safety, Dec. 8

Discover how to keep your Internet activity safe by attending the presentation, "Secure your home computers in five free steps," given by Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Jeff Ingalsbe, Wednesday, Dec. 8 at noon in Reno Hall, Room 165. For further details, see the event page.  This is a "Second Wednesday" event hosted by UDM's Office of Academic Affairs.

Eastern Eagles offers basketball deal to UDM fans, Dec. 11

The UDM Titans will face the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. The Eagles are offering a "three-for-three deal"—a game ticket, hot dog and pop for only three dollars—to all UDM employees, staff and alumni with valid UDM identification. Any questions should be sent to the Detroit Titans e-mail.

Help UDM students help others this holiday season

Two student-led organizations are spreading cheer this holiday season by helping others in need, and want you to help too! The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is collecting coats from Dec. 4-17 in Calihan Hall to benefit Nardly Human Services, which is in coordination with the national coat drive One Warm Coat.

Additionally, the National Panhellenic Conference will be collecting donations for Toy for Tots from Dec. 6-9 in the Student Life Office, located outside of the Fountain Lounge.

Talk on urban inequalities, Jan. 12

Melissa Gilbert, visiting assistant professor of Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University, will give the presentation, "Place, space and power: The intersection of digital divides." She will address the urban inequalities present in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center, Warren Loranger Building. For more information on Melissa Gilbert, see her profile.

Eye care discount available to UDM employees

UDM Human Resources announced a discount for UDM employees at the new Kresge Eye Care Center. All employees will receive 25 percent off of their eyeglass frames and contact lens purchases. The Center is located on the first floor of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. More information can be found by downloading the discount flyer (PDF).

Thumbs Up!

Dean of the College of Health Professions Christine Pacini will co-chair the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Statewide Task Force on Nursing Practice. The task force is responsible for making recommendations to the Director of the MDCH regarding changes needed in statutes, rules, and policies.

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