UDM Campus Connection

January 8, 2013

Starbucks in the Loft

Starbucks now open on McNichols Campus

Yes, you can now get a fresh, hot Starbucks espresso, cappuccino or latte on McNichols Campus!  The new Starbucks is located in the Loft (upstairs in the Student Center) and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prepare for snow days; sign up for UDM alert system

Wondering about when the first "snow day" will occur at UDM?  Reacquaint yourself with the current UDM policies and procedures for canceling classes and closing campuses, including the "late start" procedure when UDM will open two hours later than usual.  See the Closing Information pages.

The best way to know when a closing, cancellation or delay occurs is to sign up for UDM's free alert system, which allows you to register your mobile phone, home phone and email accounts to receive alerts. Manage your alert system registration today.

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SPB Homecoming Week events, Jan. 14-18

The UDM Student Programming Board (SPB) is working to spread the excitement of Homecoming across campus, leading up to Homecoming on Saturday, Jan. 19.  For the week of Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, employees are encouraged to decorate UDM offices for a chance to win 10 complimentary floor tickets to the 2013 Homecoming game as well as Homecoming 2013 t-shirts for the entire winning office.  Decoration judging starts Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m.  There are other activities too; find out more and register on the Student Life Homecoming page.

Seminar: Staying safe with your electronic devices

The "Second Wednesday" resumes Wednesday, Jan. 9 with a session to help you protect your privacy, which may be at risk through your electronic devices.  Did you or your child finish the holidays with a new piece of electronic equipment, like an iPhone, Android device or Xbox 360?  There are many ways your personal information and even your safety can be compromised if you use these devices as they come out of the box.

Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Jeff Ingalsbe and graduate students from UDM's Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies will provide recommendations and hands-on demonstrations about how to set up your electronic doodads so that you can feel safer.  The session will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the McNichols Library Room 324.  Please RSVP to lisa.zessin@udmercy.edu.

Join Sisters of Mercy in prayer effort against human trafficking, Jan. 11

The UDM community is invited to join the Sisters of Mercy who will gather for prayer on Trafficking Awareness Day, Friday, Jan. 11 at 5:15 p.m. on the northwest corner of Central St. and Michigan Ave. in Detroit. The Sisters of Mercy are working with Alternatives for Girls Street Outreach to bring the energy of prayer to a section of Michigan Ave. that has a history of sexual exploitation.

At the conclusion of the prayer, representatives from Alternatives for Girls will briefly describe the work they do to increase awareness of human trafficking. For more information, contact Karen Donahue, RSM, at kdonahue@mercywmw.org or Maria Klosowski, RSM, at mklosowski@mercywmw.org.

Death chamber viewing gallery
Photo from Execution Night exhibit

CLASA justice events this month

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) and the UDM Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity will sponsor a photography exhibit, two speakers and a film this month focused on the issues of the death penalty, mentally ill people in the prison system, and torture in U.S. military prisons.  Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact CLASA Director Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124 or presbegm@udmercy.edu.

  • Saturday, Jan. 12
    "Execution Night" photography exhibit opening
    11:30 a.m., McNichols Library Lobby
    A special photography exhibit, Scott Langley's "A Timeline of an Execution Night," tells the story of the final hours of a death row prisoner's life.
    Go to event page
  • Monday, Jan. 28
    Film and discussion: Doctors of the Dark Side
    6:30 p.m., McNichols Library Room 324
    Documentary film and discussion about how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in U.S.-controlled military prisons. Discussion will be facilitated by Cheryl Munday, associate professor of Psychology, and Gilmary Bauer, RSM, adjunct faculty member of Religious Studies.
    Go to event page
  • Thursday, Jan. 31
    Mentally ill in prison: Talk by Lois DeMott
    11:20 a.m., McNichols Library Room 324
    DeMott, mother of a bipolar son, shares her insights into the need for change in Michigan's treatment of the mentally ill, particularly juveniles, in Michigan prisons.
    Go to event page

Focus on retention: advising perspectives, Jan. 30 and 31

Academic advising is an important tool in retaining students. Two "Focus on Retention" sessions at the end of the month will focus on academic advising, including results from academic advising surveys of both UDM students and advisors.  The sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts in an open, brown-bag lunch format.  The sessions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30 and again Thursday, Jan. 31, on each day from 1-2 p.m. in Reno Hall Room 165.  Pre-registration is encouraged at udmretention.eventbrite.com. For further information, see the event page.

Résumé writing contest for undergraduate students

Notify your students that the Career Education Center (CEC) is sponsoring a Best Résumé Contest for UDM undergraduate students in all majors.  A panel of recruiters from area employers will use the CEC résumé rubric to select the best résumés for each college and campus-wide.  Résumés must be submitted via the TitanCareerLink! system, under Job 1748 (Best Résumé Context), by Monday, Jan. 14.  Winners will be announced in early February.  Contest details, résumé-writing suggestions, the résumé rubric and sample résumés are available to students when they sign into the TitanCareerLink! site.

1983 yearbook cover

Yearbook archive updated to 1983

The UDM Libraries/Instructional Design Studio has released the 1982 and 1983 Tower Yearbooks into the digital archives.  Additional yearbooks will be added every two months until the online collection is complete and up to date. To view this and other digital collections, please visit the Library's Special Collections site, or go straight to the Yearbook collection page.

Thumbs Up!

Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed Dec. 13, 2012, on Michigan Public Radio's Stateside with Cynthia Canty about the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River borderland.

UDM President Antoine Garibaldi will join the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities as an at-large member.

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