UDM Campus Connection

February 1, 2011

Join the UDM Titans for the last "Roundball Luncheon" of the season

Join other Titan fans for lunch and get an update on the UDM men's basketball program from Head Coach Ray McCallum at the last Roundball Luncheon of the season, Friday, Feb. 4 at Andiamo Riverfront restaurant, located at 400 Renaissance Center in Detroit. Admission is $20 for the event. For more information, see the event page or call Titan Athletics at 313-993-1700.

UDM Economic symposium discusses current issues, Feb. 5

UDM's Department of Economics is co-sponsoring this year's "Economic Outlook," symposium on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. – noon. The event will be held at the Macomb University Center, 44575 Garfield Road, building UC-1 in Clinton Township. Speakers at the symposium will discuss current key economic factors, such as real estate and the U.S. monetary policy. To reserve your seat, contact coordinator Donna Gormely by e-mail or call 586-263-6232.

Super Bowl Ad Nauseum analyzes the business behind the commercials

Professor of Marketing Michael Bernacchi will hold his yearly Super Bowl Ad Nauseum on Monday, Feb. 7 at noon in the Student Center Ballroom. He will discuss the effectiveness of the advertisements during the Super Bowl. High school students from the metro Detroit area will visit UDM for this event. Everyone in the UDM community is invited to attend!

Speaker talks about education in China, Feb. 9

Faculty and staff are encouraged to save the date for the February "Second Wednesday" event, on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at noon in the McNichols Library, Conference Room 324. UDM's Director of Foreign Language & Culture Lara Wasner will give the presentation, "When east meets west: A Fulbrighter’s perspective on education and education reform in China." For more information, contact Lisa Zessin by e-mail or call 313-993-1469.

UDM alumni host networking event for students, Feb. 10

Encourage your students to attend "Passport to Your Future," a career-preparation event organized and presented by UDM alumni, which is meant to provide students with insight into the professional world. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 12:45 – 7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. One of the activities will be an alumni-hosted networking event held in Grounds CoffeeHaus from 6-7 p.m. For more information, see the event page.

New faculty profiles added to the UDM web site

UDM's Marketing & Public Affairs Department recently added a set of 16 new faculty profiles to UDM's web site, including seven more video profiles. Check out your colleagues as they address potential and new students on the "Meet Our Faculty" pages.

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Associate Professor of Counseling and Addiction Studies Nancy Calley wrote the book, Program Development in the 21st Century: An Evidence-Based Approach to Design, Implementation and Evaluation, recently published by Sage Publishing. The book is designed as a text for graduate students and mental health practitioners involved in comprehensive program development efforts.

Associate Professor of Philosophy David Koukal published his essay, "The dishonesty of "Cores Lite": The battle for a truly common core," in the Spring 2011 issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. Koukal will be presenting a version of this essay to the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters in March. To read the essay, view the download (PDF).

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes recently published his short story "Love in War Time" in decomP, an online literary magazine. To view the story, see the decomP web site.

Associate Professor of Health Services/ Health Services Administration Mary O'Shaughnessey plans to attend a meeting of the Journal of Healthcare Management Editorial Board in March, during the annual American College of Healthcare Executives Congress. O'Shaughnessey has served on the Board since May 2010.

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