UDM Campus Connection

September 13, 2011

Celebrate Spirit!

Celebrate Spirit and groundbreaking, Sept. 22

On Thursday, Sept. 22, join with UDM colleagues, students, trustees and alumni at both the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" service as well as the groundbreaking ceremony for the new 40,000 square-foot Student Fitness Center.

Celebrate Spirit! will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Gesu Church (on Oak Drive, a block north of McNichols Campus) and will be followed by the groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. on the Student Fitness Center site, east of the Engineering Building.

Class schedules for the day will be shifted to accommodate these events as well as a picnic and student organization fair.  See the 2011 Celebrate Spirit! page for details on the day's events.

This year's Celebrate Spirit! theme is "Envision a better world, then create it," and the event is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering & Science in recognition of the College's centennial.  The guest speaker during Celebrate Spirit! Mass will be Jim Paul of Engineers Without Borders, a group of 12,000 professional and student engineers working on 350 projects in over 45 developing countries.

Tower yearbook 1941

Browse University history in Tower yearbook archive

The UDM Libraries/Instructional Design Studio continue to release digitized University of Detroit yearbooks from years past.  Currently, the online archive includes yearbooks from 1923 through 1967.  As the collection's introduction says, "The yearbooks represent a history of university organizations, activities, athletics, faculty, and graduates... from the perspective of students."  They also show how yearbooks themselves changed over the decades.  Visit the Tower collection and other online Special Collections.

Three women present their fights against cancer

Three women who have survived cancer – Sheila Kasselman, Judy Jones, and Valerie Fraser – will share their experiences and hope to inspire people with their presentation, "Change, challenge and choice:  Three women on a mission," Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in Engineering Room 220.  All three women are involved in advancing awareness and research for their diseases.  For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Nursing Lori Glenn at glennla@udmercy.edu.

Textbook drive supports Ministry service trips

Consider donating unneeded textbooks to a University Ministry textbook drive.  Proceeds from the drive will benefit Ministry service trips, such as Alternative Spring Break.  Bring your textbook donations to the box outside the University Ministry office in the Student Center.

Thumbs Up!

Maureen Anthony, associate professor of Nursing, wrote the article, "Caring for migrant farm workers on medsurg units," published in the May/June 2011 MedSurg Nursing Journal.

In June, Professor of English Claire Crabtree presented a paper on James Joyce and Irish American writer Alice McDermott at the Conference on British and American Studies in Timisoara, Romania, and a second paper on McDemott at the Conference on Gender Studies in a Global Context in Bucharest.

Associate Professor of Psychology Barry Dauphin co-authored the poster presentation, "Video game use, attachment style, and self-esteem," and co-authored, with Associate Professor of Psychology Judy McCown, the poster, "The development in clinical judgement in beginning graduate students."  Both posters were presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Aug. 4-7 in Washington, D.C.

Assistant Professor of Education Lorri MacDonald wrote the article, "Strategies for working with international students," which was accepted for publication in The National Social Science Journal.

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