UDM Campus Connection

January 11, 2011

Celebrate UDM Homecoming 2011!

Encourage your students and colleagues to join in the 2011 Homecoming festivities this week. There will be food, fun, t-shirt giveaways, games and school spirit! Support the Titans by attending the 2011 Homecoming basketball game against Valparaiso on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in Calihan Hall. For a list of events, see the 2011 Homecoming Page. And don't forget to cheer on the Titans this Sunday!

Join Titan fans to get the scoop on Butler and upcoming games

Men's Basketball Head Coach Ray McCallum will share his thoughts on the Titans' season with attendees at a "Roundball Luncheon" event, Friday, Jan. 14 at noon in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. The luncheon will also feature Brad Stevens, head coach for Butler University, whom the UDM men will play that night at 9 p.m. Admission for this special event is $20, with proceeds benefiting the Kathy Bush Memorial Scholarship. For more information, see the event page.

Leadership expert visits UDM, Jan. 27

Dan Mulhern, management consultant and leadership expert, will visit UDM on Thursday, Jan. 27 to give the lecture, "Everyday leadership: Leading and mentoring with your best self," in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 209. Mulhern is also the husband of former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm. His visit will include a lecture, discussion and reception for members of the UDM community. For times and more information, see the news release.

Theology professor speaks about Catholic virtue, Feb. 9

Lisa Fullam, associate professor of Moral Theology from Santa Clara University, will give the presentation, "Excellent sex: Toward a Catholic virtue ethics of sexuality," on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Student Center Ballroom. This lecture is co-sponsored by University Ministry, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Philosophy, the Catholic Studies Program, the UDM Jesuit Community and the Institute for Leadership and Service. For more information, see the event page.

UDM students participate in service projects

UDM's Institute for Leadership and Service and the Campus Ministry are holding two service events this month. On Monday, Jan. 17 these two groups, along with the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, will participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service, sponsored by City Year. 

The second service event will be the kick-off of the "Campus Kitchen at UDM" program, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29. The program is part of a national student-run program that promotes anti-hunger programs in communities near participating schools. Donations of non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Loft and Café a la Cart located on the McNichols Campus. Students will prepare and deliver collected donations to those in need in the surrounding area. For more information, see the Campus Kitchen at UDM web site.

Class cancellation and closing information

In the event of inclement weather or other problems, UDM will publish closing and class cancellation notifications in a number of places, with the UDM home page being the most up-to-the-minute. You can also get UDM notifications on radio stations WJR (760 AM) and WWJ (950 AM) and Detroit TV channels 2, 4 and 7,  as well as on the respective broadcast outlets' web sites.

Participate in Titan Fit Zone's winter challenge

Encourage your students and colleagues to participate in the Titan Fit Zone's "50 Days of Fitness Program," which begins Thursday, Jan. 13. This program is a 50-day incentive program that promotes fitness while rewarding participants with prizes. The program concludes on Thursday, March 3. For more information, see the event page.

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon will travel to Suffield Academy in Connecticut on Jan. 17 to speak in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. McKinnon's presentation will focus on the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and notables he has met, such as Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Bill Cosby.

Instructor of Economics Harry Veryser will be a panelist for the discussion, "Payback time? The global financial crisis," as a part of the 2011 Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series, on Feb. 28 in Grand Rapids. See the mlive.com article for further information.

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