UDM Campus Connection

December 18, 2012

Christmas Party & Employee Recognition Celebration

At UDM's annual Christmas Party and Employee Recognition Celebration, held Dec. 14, many UDM employees were recognized for their years of service, and three were honored with Commitment to Excellence awards.  See a photo gallery of the event.  The list of employees recognized this year for at least 10 years of service can be downloaded here (PDF).

The Commitment to Excellence Award recipients for 2012 were Leonard J. Kloft (College of Business Administration) and Betty Jean Nelson and Sarah "Sally" D. Young (both of Libraries/Instructional Design Studio).

Celebration in Student Fitness Center
For the first time, the Christmas Party & Colleague Recognition Celebration was held in the new Student Fitness Center, Dec. 14.

Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic wins in court

Find out how the UDM School of Law's Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic successfully argued in court on Dec. 17 to prevent 70 Wayne County individuals and their families from foreclosure and wrongful eviction.  Read the Law news release.


Online resources for Advent

A number of websites are available online to help us focus on the important spiritual concerns of the Advent season.  Here are a few:

UDM Bookstore sale through Friday

Through Friday, Dec. 21, the UDM Bookstore is offering all sweats – tops and bottoms – at a 25-percent discount.  Stop by for a good deal on some UDM presents!

Save energy for Christmas

Give a Christmas gift to the environment this year.  Before you leave for the upcoming break, please take a moment to check your office area and your building to make sure that lights are off, windows are closed and computers, copiers and other electrical devices are unplugged (or the power strip is off).  Every bit of energy savings means less burnt fossil fuels and a healthier environment for us all.  Thank you!

Movie stars on campus

Academy Award®-nominated actors Frank Langella and Gena Rowlands were on McNichols Campus, Dec. 17 to shoot a scene for the film Parts Per Billion.  Also on the set was co-star and producer of the film, Rosario Dawson. The motion picture is planned for a 2014 release date.

Film stars and crew on campus.
Around the Fisher Fountain, Dec. 17 for the production of the film "Parts Per Billion," from left: co-star and producer Rosario Dawson and co-stars Gena Rowlands and Frank Langella.

Asher Law Clinic Center receives further coverage

WXYZ-TV's Detroit 2020 series featured the new George J. Asher Law Clinic Center on Dec. 12, one day after the Center's official dedication.  Watch the WXYZ segment on UDM's YouTube channel.

Thumbs Up!

College of Liberal Arts & Education Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Heather Hill-Vásquez' essay on and critical edition of the medieval N-Town Nativity Play was published this month in The Broadview Anthology of Medieval Drama (Broadview Press).

Submit faculty, administrator and staff accomplishments to "Thumbs Up!" for inclusion in future newsletters.  Use the Campus Connection submission form.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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