UDM Campus Connection

August 28, 2012

Theatre Company announces its 2012-2013 season

The Theatre Company at UDM has announced the stage productions planned for its 42nd season, which begins Friday, Oct. 5. Continuing its commitment to bringing thoughtful, professional theater to metro Detroit, the Theatre Company's new season will include None of the Above, The Empire Builders, Wings and A Cabaret of Theresa Rebeck's Play.  For information on each of the plays as well as on affordable season ticket offers, see the UDM news release.

Karen Schneider, RSM
Karen Schneider, RSM

Sr. Karen Schneider at UDM, Sept. 19-20

In addition to teaching and practicing pediatric emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Md., Karen Schneider, RSM, M.D. leads pediatric residents on "Mercy Medical Missions" four times a year to countries such as Guyana, Peru, Haiti and Guatemala.

To share her experiences, Sr. Schneider will give the lecture, "Mercy makes a difference," Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge.  She will also offer a reflection during UDM's Celebrate Spirit! service, Thursday, Sept. 20. Learn more about Sr. Schneider.

Join the Celebrate Spirit! choir

In preparation for Celebrate Spirit! (to be held Thursday, Sept. 20), open rehearsals will be held for anyone who would like to sing in the choir during the service.  Choir rehearsals will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 13 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building.

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Recycling pilot program needs your help

Support Services at UDM has begun a pilot recycling program in the area of the residence halls.  Waste Management recycling dumpsters have been placed at Shiple Hall and Reno Hall to service the Quadrangle Residence Halls (the "Quads") and Holden Hall.

Other UDM buildings may use these containers, but strict rules apply to what can be put into the dumpsters.  If the dumpsters are "contaminated" with unacceptable material or unbagged items, the dumpsters will not be recycled, UDM will be charged extra for dumping them, and the recycling program may be short-lived.  For details on how you can help support this recycling effort, see the Support Services Recycling page.

Field Day 2012

UDM students, faculty and staff are all invited to participate in fun sports activities during Field Day 2012, Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. on McNichols Campus. Join the new class of UDM students in various sports tournaments, including flag football, soccer, kickball, obstacle course, dodgeball, tennis and sand volleyball. To participate, please register online at www.imleagues.com/udmercy. For more information, contact Intramural Sports Coordinator Adam Hollmann by email or call 313-993-1154.

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Roy E. Finkenbine, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education, gave the presentation, "Cultural competence: an essential element in your teaching toolkit," at Wayne County Community College District's Faculty Organization Day, Aug. 18.

Jill Loewen, clinical assistant professor of Patient Management (School of Dentistry), presented the research poster, "Health professions programs student attitudes about hookah use," at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, held in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 15.

University Ministry hosted 39 first-year UDM students at the second annual Horizons Retreat, held Aug. 26-28 at Camp DeSales in Brooklyn, Mich.  The retreat is a chance for new UDM students to make friends, reflect spiritually on the transition to college and learn from current students about life at UDM and the values of a UDM education.

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