UDM Campus Connection

March 29, 2011

Evacuation drills begin in April

The Department of Public Safety and the University's Emergency Response Planning Committee will begin annual emergency evacuation exercises. The first phase of evacuation tests will run April 2011 through July 2011. For more information, see the emergency evacuation exercise website. Members of the UDM community are also encouraged to register for UDM's Emergency Alert System to receive timely campus security information.

Celebrate 40 years with UDM Theatre Company!

Remember to attend UDM Theatre Company’s season-finale production of The Tempest, which runs at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2; at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 and Sunday, April 10. Tickets for The Tempest 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.

Architecture exhibit displays race and community

UDM School of Architecture is holding the exhibit, "Race & Housing," now through Friday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center, Warren Loranger Architecture Building. This exhibit is sponsored by Michigan Round Table, UDM Campus Ministry, UDM School of Architecture & M.A. in Community Development Program and the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students. For more information, see the event page.

Theologian to speak at UDM, March 31

Author and speaker Janet E. Smith, who holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will give the lecture, "Why human life is so highly valued," on Thursday, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. After her lecture, there will be a brief meeting held for those interested in starting a student pro-life organization at UDM. For more information, see the event page.

Movie and speakers on academia and the military, April 7

UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) will show the film, Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic, on Thursday, April 7 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113. The film explores the use of anthropologists and other social scientists by the military. Two anthropologists from the film, Roberto Gonzalez and Hugh Gusterson, will speak about the relationship between academics and the military after the viewing of the film. This event is co-sponsored by CLASA and UDM's Language and Cultural Training program. For more information, see the event page.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Psychology Libby Balter Blume was recently elected as chair of the Feminism and Family Studies section of the National Council on Family Relations. Blume is a member of the Women's & Gender Studies Steering Committee at UDM.

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