UDM Campus Connection

October 4, 2011

Detroit Titans

Be a part of the Titan Tipoff, Oct. 14

UDM employees are invited to participate in the 2011 "Tip It with the Titans" Skills Challenge, Oct. 14 at 5:45 p.m. in Calihan Hall, as part of the Detroit Titans basketball season preview.  All skill levels are welcome!  Form your four-person teams to show your dribbling, passing and shooting, in a fun atmosphere.  Participants will receive complimentary food and have a chance to win prizes.  For questions or to sign up your team, email Brandon Longmeier.  Deadline for sign-up is Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Check out the schedules of 2011-12 games for UDM men's basketball and women's basketball and make sure to cheer on your Titan teams this season!  See the Detroit Titans website for athletics news and information for all UDM teams.

New issue of Spiritus magazine online

The Fall 2011 issue of Spiritus, the UDM magazine, is now available online as well as in print.  The issue's cover story is the centennial of Engineering education at the University.  Spiritus also include news from around UDM as well as features and updates on University alumni.  See Spiritus online.

Manga author Mark Crilley visits UDM, Oct. 5

Comic characters
From Crilley's "Akiko" series

Graphic novel author Mark Crilley (Brody's Ghost, Miki Falls, Akiko) will talk about his experiences as a writer/illustrator and provide "how-to tips" for aspiring writers and artists, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the McNichols Library, Room 324.  He will do live drawing demonstrations and discuss writing and storytelling.  Crilley's YouTube video channel, on which he demonstrates drawing in the manga style, has more than 385,000 subscribers and has been viewed more than 65 million times.

Panel on Nicaraguan elections, Oct. 12

UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) will host a panel discussion on the upcoming Nicaraguan elections, Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113.  For more information, see the CLASA event page.

Domestic violence lecture, Oct. 20

UDM's Domestic Violence Committee will host the presentation, "Preventing intimate partner violence against women: Addressing power dynamics in citizen-immigrant domestic relations," by Assistant Professor of Law David Koelsch, on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113. The lecture is open to the University community and the public.  For more information, contact Nancy Calley, associate professor of Counseling & Addiction Studies, at 313-578-0436.

Ethics Bowl needs student teams and employee volunteers

Ethics Bowl is a fun, University-wide event where teams of students debate ethical issues before a panel of judges.  Martin G. Leever, associate professor of Philosophy and director of the UDM Ethics Bowl, needs your help in two ways: by encouraging your students to form teams, and by volunteering to serve as a judge or moderator.  The 2011 Ethics Bowl will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 from noon to 6 p.m. on the McNichols Campus.  Find out more about the event on the Ethics Bowl web page.

Shared Governance documents posted

Team meeting minutes and an MFA-approved proposal have been added to the UDM Shared Governance website. To access the minutes, click on the "Minutes/Summaries" box on the pages noted below. You will be asked for your UDM user name (same as your email user name, but do not include @udmercy.edu) and your password to access the documents.

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Assistant Professor of Counseling/Addiction Studies Jocelyn Bennett Garraway has been selected to serve on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Advisory Board. The group is responsible for revising the test for school counselors.

Professor of English John Freeman has been invited to present the paper, "Where Shakespeare and Company got it wrong: A twenty-first century compositor reproofs the plays," Oct. 15 at the Conference of the Book in Toronto.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi was a panelist at the Council for Opportunity in Education's (COE) Annual Educational Opportunity Dinner in Washington, D.C., Sept. 27.  More than 1,500 college opportunity professionals from major higher education institutions in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands attended the COE event.  For a photo, see the president's media page.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Justin Kelly, S.J., gave the lecture, "Literature, the Bible, and me: A personal journey," Sept. 23 at the New American Lyceum of Farmington, Mich.  Kelly plans to present the topic soon as a College of Liberal Arts & Education Faculty Colloquium on the UDM campus.

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