UDM Campus Connection

February 14, 2012

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Watch it happen: Student Fitness Center construction camera

Ground was broken for UDM's new Student Fitness Center last fall and the project is now well under way.  Watch the building's progress in live video on the Student Fitness Center construction camera page! Find out more about the first new free-standing building to be built on UDM's McNichols Campus in more than 40 years by watching the Center's groundbreaking ceremony UDMcast.

"Give Kids a Smile" event serves scores of children

On Feb. 4, dozens of student, faculty and staff volunteers from UDM's School of Dentistry and pre-dental programs were able to serve approximately 80 area children during the annual "Give Kids a Smile" event at the School's Corktown Campus clinic. The Give Kids a Smile day is a national American Dental Association initiative to provide free oral health care to at-risk children and to raise awareness of the number of children with unmet dental needs.

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UDM dental students treat a boy during the 2012 Give Kids A Smile event, Feb. 4 at the UDM School of Dentistry Clinic.

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Bob Lutz presentation now online

General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz recently visited UDM to discuss issues from his book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, with a standing-room-only audience.  Now you can watch his presentation online or download an MP3 audio version.  Go to the Bob Lutz UDMcast page.

Presentation of mosque design project, Feb. 15

A class led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., will present the final draft of a sacred space design project for a UDM mosque on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 1-2 p.m. in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center. All are welcome to attend. For a story about Fr. Sunghera's own work on liturgical spaces, see the 2009 Nautilus article, "Fr. Gilbert Sunghera's passion for sacred space design unites community."

Women's & Gender Studies art exhibition starts Feb. 27

The Women's & Gender Studies (WGS) program is hosting its biennial juried art exhibition for 2012, "Behind the Mask: Women, Men, &  Masculinities," from Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 2 in the Genvieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center.  The goal of the exhibition is to encourage public conversation on concepts of masculinity and the relationship of men to feminism. Exhibition hours are from noon to 6 p.m. each day, with an opening reception on Monday, Feb. 27 from 5-7 p.m. For details and related events, see the WGS events page.

Student success and retention workshop, Feb. 22

UDM faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend the online seminar, "When student dreams turn into nightmares: Using the psyco-social 'failure to thrive' model to aid student success," to be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Commerce & Finance Building room 228.  The presenter is psychologist Dave Wood, who created the "TypeFocus Careers" personality, interests and values inventory, which is offered to students by the UDM Career Education Center.  Wood will discuss issues related to personality research and retention.  For more information and to RSVP online, visit the EventBrite.com page.

Shared Governance documents posted online

Minutes documents 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 need to provide your TitanConnect username and password to access the documents.

Also, in Approved Proposals, the new Robotics and Mechatronics Systems Engineering undergraduate degree document was added.

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