UDM Campus Connection

May 3, 2011

Commencements: May 13, 14 and 15

UDM commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 13 for the School of Law; Saturday, May 14 for the McNichols Campus; and Sunday, May 15 for the School of Dentistry. All ceremonies will be in Calihan Hall. For more information, visit the 2011 Commencement website.

Woman planting flowers

Volunteer Flower Day, May 11

Volunteer Flower Day has been moved to Wednesday, May 11.

Get in touch with the earth (literally) and help beautify campus on Volunteer Flower Day, Wednesday, May 11.  All UDM students, employees, organizations and departments are invited to meet UDM Facility Operations at the Fisher Fountain at 9 a.m. to plant annual flowers across McNichols Campus.

Volunteers are welcome to bring their own gardening tools, but Facility Operations will provide gloves, shovels, etc. for your use, in addition to the flowers.  Lunch will be provided, too!  RSVP to facilityoperations@udmercy.edu.

Bookstore offers textbook rental

The bookstore at UDM will offer textbook rental this fall.  Barnes & Noble College Booksellers says that students may be able to save more than 50 percent on their textbook costs by finding rental books in the UDM bookstore and on its website.  For more information, see the UDM Bookstore's textbook rental page.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto led the workshop for new chairpersons at the annual meeting of the Council for Chemical Research, May 1 in Dearborn.

Associate Professor of Philosophy David Koukal gave the presentation, "Response to Jeremy Anderson's 'Suicide terrorism and the Hobbesian sovereign'," at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 23 in San Diego.

Assistant Professor of Education Lorri MacDonald presented the paper, "Strategies for working with international students," at the National Technology and Social Science Conference, April 18 in Las Vegas.

At the 2011 Governor's Education Summit, April 25 in East Lansing, Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon participated in "Kidspeak," a program run by the Michigan's Children organization.  Kidspeak enables Michigan youth to advocate on their own behalf before a panel of state legislators, other public officials and community leaders.  McKinnon is a member of the Michigan's Children board of directors.

Barbara Schirmer, professor of Education, presented "Guided reading approach as a lesson structure for teaching reading," at the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, April 27 in National Harbor, Md.

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