UDM Campus Connection

December 13, 2011

Mercy Foundation Day, Dec. 12

December 12, 2011 marks the 180th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy — the day Catherine McAuley founded the religious congregation to serve the sick poor and to educate young women. Today, the Sisters of Mercy are well known for their leadership in health care, education and other social service work.

In the U.S., the Sisters of Mercy sponsor 16 universities and colleges, including University of Detroit Mercy, which is co-sponsored by the Society of Jesus.  This network of universities/colleges form the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, which recently created a brief video to highlight the characteristics of a Mercy-sponsored university/college. Watch the clip online.

Christmas Party and Employee Recognition Celebration, Dec. 16

Come celebrate both the Christmas season and your UDM colleagues, Friday, Dec. 16 at UDM's annual Christmas Party and Employee Recognition Celebration, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ballroom, upstairs in the Student Center.  Come enjoy the program, food and time with friends.  Also, the 2011 Commitment to Excellence awards will be presented.  See you there!

Contribute to the UDM Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign

Unwrap the gift of education for students in need this year by making a contribution to the UDM Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign.  Gifts to the campaign support our mission of educating men and women for others and inspire our students in their pursuit of academic excellence.  Visit our Faculty & Staff Giving page to learn more about the impact of employee giving and to make your gift today. Thank you!

Vitale Court dedication covered widely in the media

UDM's Dec. 5 dedication of Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall garnered media attention across the nation.  See a selection of highlights from the coverage.

Whistleblower reporting system is operational

In order to promote a safe, secure and ethical work environment for everyone at UDM, the University has contracted with the company EthicsPoint to provide a means to report potential policy violations in an anonymous manner.  For more on UDM's whistleblower policy and for instructions on using the EthicsPoint system, see the UDM whistleblower policy page.

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An interview with Professor of History Gregory Sumner about his book, Unstuck in Time: A Journey Throught Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels, is scheduled to broadcast on The Craig Fahle Show on WDET FM 101.9, Tuesday, Dec. 13 between 10:30 and 11 a.m., with a repeat that evening between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

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