UDM Campus Connection

February 15, 2011

Last weekend to attend UDM's "A Life in the Theatre"

Remember to attend the last weekend of UDM Theatre Company’s production of A Life in the Theatre, which runs at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, 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.

Detroit Historical Museum presents Underground Railroad symposium

Interim Dean for the College of Liberal Arts & Education Roy Finkenbine will moderate the event, “Our Underground Railroad story: The descendants speak of the River,” on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. Panelists will share family stories about slaves who fled to freedom using the Underground Railroad. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, see the event page.

Lecturers talk about Arizona legislation

Norma and Jose Gonzales, who teach Chicano Studies, Literature and History in the Tucson Unified School District, will give the presentation “Saving ethnic studies,” on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 115. They will challenge the ban in Arizona that prevents public schools from teaching ethnic studies. UDM’s Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) is sponsoring the event. For more information, see the CLASA events web site.

Introduce your students to the 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign!

Encourage your senior students to attend the kick-off event for the 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Rosie O’Grady’s in Ferndale. The campaign and gift will be introduced, and free refreshment will be provided. Remember to tell your seniors to RSVP and learn more about the Senior Class Gift by visiting the Facebook Page.

Thumbs Up!

The late Clement Freund, dean of Engineering from 1932-1962, will be inducted into the Cooperative Education Hall of Honor in the category, “Pioneers of Cooperative Education,” on Thursday, Feb. 17 at the University of Cincinnati. The Cooperative Education Hall of Honor gives a permanent place of honor to individuals that have contributed to the advancement of cooperative education. UDM will also be recognized at the event.

Physician Assistant Associate Professor Sharon Moser was recently recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. This recognition is awarded to physician assistants for their exemplary personal and professional development. For more information about this honor, see the Distinguished Fellow web site.

Denise Williams Mallett, vice president for Enrollment & Student Affairs, will be honored with the “Women of Excellence” award on Friday, Feb.18 in downtown Detroit. The award is given to dynamic and successful African-American women, who play major roles in the region's workforce and communities. The event is sponsored by The Michigan Chronicle and Real Times Media.

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