UDM Campus Connection

October 11, 2011

U.S.News & World Report ranks UDM in top tier

For the eleventh consecutive year, UDM is listed in the top tier of Midwest Regional Universities in the 2012 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."  With 146 schools ranked in UDM's category, the University made the top 25 schools in its category (#23), one of the highest-ranking Michigan universities to make the list.  See the UDM news release for more.

Fall marketing campaign under way

UDM's integrated marketing campaign for fall is under way with radio, print and TV advertising, as well as other promotional initiatives. Billboards promoting UDM are currently located along major highways and thoroughfares. For a complete schedule of the fall campaign, visit www.udmercy.edu/mpa.

One of the UDM billboards currently posted along Michigan highways.

John McLaughlin Williams
John McLaughlin Williams

Conductor to speak at UDM

GRAMMY Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams will visit UDM to speak to students about music and to perform along with an accompanist in the St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building, on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 12:45-1:45 p.m.  For more information, contact Associate Professor of Performing Arts Gail Mitchell at 313-993-1132.

CLASA events, Oct. 24 and 27

Deirdre Mullan, RSM, has represented the Worldwide Sisters of Mercy at the United Nations for the past 10 years, and she will be at UDM to give the presentation, "Living in a complex world: Mercy at the UN," on Monday, Oct. 24 (United Nations Day), from 9 to 10:30  a.m. in Briggs Building, Room 10.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, speaker Jaqueline García Salamanca will visit to talk about Jesuit migrant services in Veracruz, Mexico, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., also in Briggs Building, Room 310.  Originally from the Mexican state of Guerrero, García Salamanca is an advocate and organizer working in migrant sending communities while also providing humanitarian support for migrants who journey northward.

Both events are sponsored by UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA), and are co-sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee.  The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor of Philosophy Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124 or presbegm@udmercy.edu, and see the CLASA website.

Thumbs Up!

The City of Detroit was featured on the front page of USA Today, Oct. 9 in the article, "Detroit rising," which includes a quote from Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi.  You can read the article on USAToday.com.

Michael J. Witkowski, associate professor of Criminal Justice, presented the paper, "Sovereign citizens: An emergent law enforcement threat," at the annual meeting of the Midwest Criminal Justice Association (MCJA), Sept. 30 in Chicago.  Also at the meeting, senior Sierra Spaude presented the paper she entered into the MCJA Writing Competition, "Mara-Salvatrucha: The perfect storm behind the gang."

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