UDM Campus Connection

September 25, 2012

Photos and video from Celebrate Spirit! events

Check out the photo galleries from Celebrate Spirit!, the Student Fitness Center grand opening and the Student Organization Fair, which all took place Sept. 20.  And did you see the flash mob that appeared?  Watch the video.

Images from flash mob and Celebrate Spirit! procession

Alternative Break applications now available

Alternative Winter and Spring Breaks, which take place in January and March respectively, provide students an opportunity to see the world in a different light, while offering service to those less fortunate.  Applications for the Alternative Breaks are now available in the University Ministry Office in the Student Center.  For more, see the Ministry website.

Dr. Garibaldi throws pitch
UDM President Garibaldi throws the first pitch, Sept. 22.

UDM Night at Comerica Park photos

See UDM President Antoine Garibaldi throw out the first pitch at Comerica Park, Sept. 22, and other pictures from UDM Night at Comerica Park.  Go to the photo gallery.

Technology Discovery Day, Oct. 19

High school students and teachers from around metro Detroit will come to UDM's College of Engineering & Science on Oct. 19 for the annual Technology Discovery Day event.  "Tech Day" includes a variety of high school competitions in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as corporate and departmental displays, a "Chemistry Magic Show" and other activities, all to increase the students' awareness of and interest in STEM topics.

Refresh your knowledge of safety and emergency issues

September is National Preparedness Month, so the UDM Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers updates and reminders about emergency and safety issues.  Visit the DPS website for information about UDM's emergeny alert system, campus readiness and emergency procedures as well as resources for safety and crime prevention both on campus and in the community.

Mercy Day

On Sept. 24, UDM celebrated Mercy Day, the anniversary of Catherine McAuley's opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland in 1827.  The Sisters of Mercy and Associates at UDM invited the UDM community to share a Mercy Day treat in the Student Center.

Group in Student Center
Students stop by for a cookie and a visit with Marie Henderson, RSM (right), in celebration of Mercy Day, Sept. 24.

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor Maureen Anthony with Marge Freundl, associate chief for Nursing Research and Education at the John Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center and adjunct faculty in the McAuley School of Nursing, presented "Joining forces: Teaching nursing students to care for veterans" at the National League for Nursing annual summit in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 21.

The poetry collection, Solitude of Five Black Moons, written by Aurora Harris and co-published by Broadside Press and UDM Press, received a 2012 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.  The award honors writers of exceptional works often not acknowledged by the mainstream literary community, and books that reflect a multi-cultural or marginalized viewpoint.

Assistant Professors of Nursing Catherine Corrigan and Andrea Kwasky presented their poster, "Incorporating service learning within a professional nursing curriculum toward the development of leadership skills" at the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Forum in Indianapolis, Sept. 20-21.

UDM's Language & Cultural Training Program has partnered with Traverse City School District, Utica Community Schools, Detroit Public Schools and Bloomfield School District to offer language studies for K-12 students, including courses in Arabic, German and Spanish.

From the Psychology Department, Associate Professor Douglas MacDonald, Professor Christine Panyard, and Clinical Psychology master's graduate Angela Lijewski authored the paper, "Examination of the psychometric properties of the MMPI-2 Rescructured Clinical Scales with a sample of public safety officer candidates," to be published in the International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment.

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon was a presenter/panelist at the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society, titled "City Under Seige," held Sept. 20-21 at  Wayne State University in Detroit. The focus of this forum was a community dialogue on ways that Detroit can better protect its citizens, its future and its image.

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