UDM Campus Connection

November 20, 2012

Colleges publish fall newsletters

Five of UDM's colleges and schools have just published online their fall 2012 alumni newsletters.  Browse the articles for messages from the deans and to find out what's happening with the people and programs of:

School of Architecture

College of Business Administration

College of Engineering & Science

College of Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts & Education

Mayor of Detroit visits with Business graduate students

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing returned to McNichols Campus, Nov. 15 to address the College of Business Administration Graduate Student Advisory Board.  Bing gave the talk, "UDM MBA graduates can be leaders of change in the City of Detroit," before participating in a question-and-answer session. More photos are on the Business Administration website.

Group with mayor
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, center, with (from left): Ronda Christephore, Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) professional committee co-chair; Joe Eisenhauer, College of Business Administration dean; Gerta Rapo, GSAB co-chair; Bing; Luljeta Mata, GSAB co-chair; UDM President Antoine Garibaldi; and Stephanie Cooper, GSAB professional committee co-chair.

Be on the radio with "Ask the Professor," Nov. 29

The long-running Ask the Professor (ATP) radio show invites you to do just that: see if you can stump the panel of professors with a question about anything!  Send your question to ATP moderator and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Matthew Mio via email, or show up for the recording of the show, Thursday, Nov. 29 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Chemistry Building main lobby.  See the ATP website for previous episodes.

Catch "Detroit Titan Court Report" on TV

Fox Sports Detroit is again producing and showing the TV series Detroit Titan Court Report, a monthly all-access look at UDM's men's basketball program.  The Michigan Emmy Award-winning series will feature seven episodes to be broadcast nationally on the cable sports network.  Episode 2 is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.  See the Detroit Titans news release for more details and future show times.

Bookstore sale on Champion-brand merchandise

The UDM Bookstore is offering a 25% discount on Champion-brand merchandise through Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the Bookstore, and through Sunday, Nov. 25 on the Bookstore website.  It's a great time to stock up on some UDM apparel!

Christmas Party and Employee Recognition Celebration, Dec. 14

UDM employees are invited to the 2012 Christmas Party and Employee Recognition Celebration, to be held Friday, Dec. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the new Student Fitness Center!  Mark your calendars to come celebrate the season and our fellow employees for their years of service and Commitment to Excellence.

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Assistant Librarian Julia Eisenstein was an invited speaker for a panel discussion on the topic, "Advancing value: Continuing the process," examining how libraries align with their institution's goals, at the annual conference of the Michigan Library Association, held on Nov. 7 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

Assistant Professor of Education Nancy Gibney, Associate Reference Librarian Sue Homant and Assistant Director of IDS Business Services Mike Verdusco presented their poster, "An academic collaboration in the re-creation of a library tutorial into a graphic novel," at the Michigan Library Association Conference, Nov. 7, at Cobo Hall in Detroit. They also presented this topic Nov. 14 for UDM's Second Wednesday series event, sponsored by Academic Affairs.

On Nov. 12, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Justin Kelly, S.J.,  gave an invited lecture on three documents issued by the Second Vatican Council, as part of the Walter Farrell, S.J., Memorial Seminar, "Vatican II: Unlocking the teachings," at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.  Fr. Kelly's talk focused  on the Council's decrees on ecumenism, religious liberty and the Church's relationship to world religions.  Two of Fr. Kelly's seminary professors, Frs. Gustae Weigel, S.J., and Fr. John Courtney Murray, S.J., were advisors at Vatican II, the latter a principal author of the Council's declaration on the primacy of individual conscience and rejecting coercion in matters of faith and religion.

For a Chemistry Day event for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, UDM Chemistry Storeroom Manager Meghann Murray organized four speakers to speak on careers in chemistry, and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff helped organize service and arts projects for the Scouts.  Also, UDM chemistry students created poster presentations about nanotechnology, to spur Scouts' interest in science.  About 240 junior Girl Scouts and their leaders participated in the event, held Nov. 10 in Troy, Mich.

On Oct. 31, students from the McAuley School of Nursing course in Urban and Global Health (Nursing 4900) bagged 1,265 pounds of food to help hungry people in metro Detroit.  These 951 meals were processed by Adjunct Professor of Nursing Betsy Patterson and students Marisa Derrick, Kellie Gillette, David Holmes, Danielle Lulko, Laura Musteata and Jacquelyn Reeder.

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