UDM Campus Connection

January 15, 2013

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Homecoming: Saturday, Jan. 19

UDM employees are invited to join alumni for an afternoon of Homecoming fun on Saturday, Jan. 19.  Activities commence with Mass at 4 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building's St. Ignatius Chapel.  At 4:30 p.m., the Homecoming Tailgate and Chili Cook-off will take place in the Engineering Building High Bay. Then, the Detroit Titans men's basketball team will take on the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at 6:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall. To register for the Mass and Tailgate, visit the UDM Online Community Homecoming page.

Detroit Future CIty book

UDM Design Center helps craft Detroit Future City

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (part of the School of Architecture) was instrumental in crafting the recently released Detroit Future City strategic framework plan, which has been endorsed with a $150 million pledge from the Kresge Foundation.  Find out more in the UDM news release.

Dentistry selected for initiative on diversity and underserved communities

In partnership with the Michigan Area Health Education Center, UDM's School of Dentistry has been selected to implement a year-long recruitment and retention campaign through the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute (NLI). The NLI is a new training program dedicated to increasing recruitment and retention among underserved student communities at dental schools.  Find out more in the UDM news release.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities, Jan. 18 and 21

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 21, the UDM community has the following activities planned.

Friday, Jan. 18
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join Gesu Catholic School and UDM students in marching and singing on McNichols Campus, starting from the McNichols Road entrance.  The event will end with a poetry reading by UDM students.

Monday, Jan. 21
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Breakfast and reflections in the Student Center Fountain Lounge, hosted by Donzetta Jones, assistant dean of the School of Architecture.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Breakfast will be followed by a service opportunity, including cleaning projects on campus and at a social services center.

"Acts of kindness" to remember Sandy Hook victims

In memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, the UDM Future Educators Association is sponsoring the "UDM 26 Acts of Kindness" effort this week, through Friday, Jan. 18.  UDM faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do random acts of kindness and write about them on Twitter, including the hash tag #UDM26Acts.  Find out more in the UDM news release.

Titans basketball game

Jesuit Basketball Spotlight

The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project is a nationwide effort to identify basketball games between Jesuit schools and, through those games, bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other.

The 2012-2013 Jesuit Basketball Spotlight schedule is available on the AJCU site.  This season, every basketball game between Jesuit opponents will be streamed live online, including the Titans' games on HorizonLeague.org.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi was named one of the judges for the 2013 Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Awards.

UDM President Antoine Garibaldi was elected to board of directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Christine Pacini, dean of the College of Health Professions and the McAuley School of Nursing, has been appointed to the Accreditation Review Committee of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

School of Architecture Dean Will Wittig is quoted in the Jan. 13 Detroit Free Press column, "Tale of two futures? Future City blueprint shows what Detroit could be." For more about the project highlighted in the story, see the UDM news release.

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