UDM Campus Connection

October 23, 2012

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Law School continues centennial celebration

As part of the UDM School of Law's celebration of its 100th year, two special events will take place this weekend.  On Saturday, Oct. 27, the School will hold its Centennial Gala at the Detroit Athletic Club at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 28, the Centennial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church.  The Mass will be led Rev. Joseph Daoust, S.J., Ph.D., general curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome, former UDM Law faculty member and current member of the UDM Board of Trustees.  For more information about the Law Centennial events, contact Denise Hickey, School of Law assistant dean of Alumni Relations, by email or call 313-596-0202.

Recycling receptacle in residence hall

Recycling in residence halls

A recycling program for the McNichols Campus residence hall buildings is now underway.  Bins have been placed throughout the buildings to collect recyclable materials including plastic and metal beverage containers, paper, and cardboard.  UDM student-athletes were very involved in helping to start up the program, as seen in a recent Fox 2 News TV segment.  Please refer to recycling guidelines that are necessary for the program's success on the Facilities site.  For more information, contact Support Services Director Jim Orlando by email or call 313-578-0345.

Make A Difference in the community

Saturday is Make A Difference Day when individuals across the country will participate in service activities. Many UDM student organizations will undertake service projects in neighborhoods around the McNichols Campus.  To participate, contact Rita Paulus, Student Government vice president for Mission & Justice, by email.

Technology Discovery Day hosts hundreds

On Oct. 19, the UDM College of Engineering & Science hosted students from 19 metro Detroit high schools for the 2012 Technology Discovery Day event, intended to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.  The 22nd annual "Tech Day" attracted more than 800 high schoolers and was supported by more than 200 UDM student volunteers.  Activities included catapult and egg drop contests and the building of toothpick bridges and Rube Goldberg machines.  Check out the Tech Day photo gallery.  For more about the event, see the UDM news release.

Students building something.
Visiting high school students at Technology Discovery Day at UDM, Oct. 19.

New program pairs American and international students

UDM's Language & Cultural Training (LCT) Program is launching a "Conversation Partners" program, which pairs UDM's international students with students from the United States.  The program aims to help the students build friendships and cultural bridges, and to help them improve their communication skills.  Students can earn service hours by committing to at least one hour per week, on and off campus.  For more information, contact LCT Director Lara Wasner by email or call 313-993-1191.

Thumbs Up!

Assistant Professor of English Laurie Britt-Smith and Assistant Professor of Digital Media Studies Allegra Pitera gave the presentation, "Digital composition across programs," at the Writing In Digital Environments conference, held at Michigan State University, Oct. 20.

Suzanne York, associate professor in the Physician Assistant program, gave the presentation, "Creating a superhero advocacy alliance," at CORE, the American Academy of Physician Assistants' Leadership Forum, Sept. 29 in Alexandria, Va. York is working as a senior fellow in State Advocacy with AAPA this semester.

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