UDM Campus Connection

January 25, 2011

Campus Kitchen at UDM serves the Detroit community

Campus Kitchen, a new service initiative project, will kick off on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29 by delivering a collection of items that were donated by the UDM community to local shelters and parishes. Campus Kitchen at UDM is a project to connect students with the community and promote service. Student volunteers in the program will prepare meals, which will be delivered to people in need. For more information, see the news release.

Irving Roth

Holocaust survivor speaks at UDM, Jan. 26

Writer and educator Irving Roth will visit University of Detroit Mercy on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge to speak about his life during the Holocaust. He will discuss the emotional conflict he had to endure, from being taunted as a Jewish child to the horrors of concentration camp. Roth wants others to be aware of what happened during the Holocaust to prevent history from repeating itself. This event is sponsored by UDM's chapter of Christians United for Israel, the Student Programming Board and the Student Life Office. For more information, see the event page.

Leadership expert to give lecture and book signing, 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," at 12:45 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 209. Mulhern will have a book signing that evening at 5:30 in the Student Center Fountain Lounge, followed by a presentation and discussion at 6:30 p.m. He will speak about ways to lead and mentor in your everyday life. For more information, see the news release.

McNichols Library adds history to its archives

The days of great football at the University of Detroit have long been remembered. The UDM Libraries/Instructional Design Studio has launched a U of D football web site, which consists of football programs dating from 1930 to 1963, a history of U of D football and audio interviews with 12 former football players. This launch is the first phase of the digitization project, which intends to add more material over time.

The Library has also recently added a collection of yearbooks into its archives, dating from 1923 to 1959. Additional yearbooks will be added until the collection is complete and up to date.

Sign up to be an organ donor today

Members of the UDM community should consider signing the Michigan State Organ Donor Registry, during the 2011 Gift of Life Campus Challenge.  The Challenge will run until Thursday, Feb. 24, during which 17 Michigan schools compete to sign up the most people. It only takes a minute to sign the registry today; specify UDM as your school. For more information, see the news article.

A Life in the Theatre opens Feb. 4

Art imitates life as the UDM Theatre Company presents David Mamet's play, A Life in the Theatre, which runs weekends from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20. Tickets for A Life in the Theatre are $18 for adult admission and $9 for students, and can be purchased either online or by calling the box office at 313-993-3270. Performances will be at Marygrove Theatre, 8425 W. McNichols Road. For further information, see the news release.

Thumbs Up!

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering James Lynch recently spoke to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan about the nondestructive evaluation of an existing seawall along the Detroit River. The site on which the testing was done is part of the Detroit Riverwalk.

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