UDM Campus Connection

March 15, 2011

GM visits UDM campus

Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, will give the presentation, "The GM Turnaround," on Wednesday, March 16 from 9 – 10 a.m. in the Engineering High Bay. Directly after the talk, GM will allow UDM students to test drive more than 13 different cars in the west parking lot of the Engineering Building as a part of GM's "Ride and Drive" program. Any student who would like to test drive a GM vehicle needs to bring a valid driver's license to the event. For more information about the lecture, see the news release.

U.S. Attorney discusses current crime issues, March 21

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade will visit UDM Monday, March 21 at noon in the Student Center Fountain Lounge to give a presentation and answer audience questions on recent crime topics in Michigan and the U.S., from Medicare fraud to immigration and more. A native of Detroit, McQuade was appointed to her current position by President Obama. For further information, contact Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon by email.

Symposium discusses Michigan economy, March 26

The UDM Department of Economics will host the 2011 symposium, "Economic outlook for Michigan," on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Macomb University Center. RSVP to University Center Coordinator Donna Gormely by e-mail or by phone at 586-263-6232. For more information, see the event page.

Spring open houses highlight UDM programs

The UDM Transfer and Graduate Student Open House will be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 5-7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. For more information, see the event page.

The Macomb University Center will hold an open house on April 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m., where UDM offers bachelor's and master's degree programs. The Macomb University Center is located at 44575 Garfield Rd. in Clinton Township.

Law school speaker discusses religious liberty

UDM School of Law will hold its annual McElroy Lecture Series, featuring Douglas Laycock, professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia School of Law. He will give the lecture, "Sex, Atheism, and Religious Liberty," on Wednesday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at the law building. For more information, see the event page.

Nurse Anesthesia program ranked among best in country

UDM's Nurse Anesthesia program has been ranked as the 11th best in the country, according to U.S.News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2012" rankings, released today.  Check the U.S.News rankings.  See the Nurse Anesthesia program site.

Free Interfaith Dinner event, March 15: "Living true while working the dream"

All UDM students, staff and faculty are invited to the third annual Interfaith Dinner, Tuesday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge.  This is a free event presented by the UDM Student Senate, University Ministry and Muslim Student Organization.  Speakers Michael Hovey and Mohammed Tayssir Safi, as well as a panel of students from various religious perspectives, will discuss the challenges of pursuing your dream career, while at the same time, being true to yourself in the religious and moral aspects of your life.  A dinner of Mexican and Arabic food will follow the presentations.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi was quoted in the WXYZ-Channel 7 news segment, "The unrest in the Middle East is affecting everything we do," commenting on the hike in gas prices. 

UDM Men's Hockey Club recently finished its season winning the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference Red Division III championship by defeating Kettering University, who is first in the league. The team was led in points by assistant captain Deno Brockert and co-captain and co-founder Alex Kolpacke.

Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Jeff Ingalsbe and Professor of Computer & Information Systems Dan Shoemaker helped write the federal education policy document, "Integrating the master of software assurance reference curriculum into the model curriculum and guidelines for graduate degree programs in information systems," which is used for CIS programs around the country.

Pamela Zarkowski, vice president of Academic Affairs, received the American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) Distinguished Service Award during the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego. The award recognizes significant contributions to dental education, research, and the ADEA.

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