UDM Campus Connection

January 22, 2013

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Dental School to "Give Kids A Smile," Feb. 2

With the help of dentists, dental hygienists, faculty, staff and students, the UDM School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care services to more than 150 children from low-income families on Saturday, Feb. 2 on UDM's Corktown Campus.  Find out more about the "Give Kids A Smile" event in the UDM news release.

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Theatre Company presents "Wings," starting Feb. 8

See the UDM Theatre Company production of the drama Wings by Arthur Kopit, which begins Friday, Feb. 8.  Wings explores the strange world of a woman who is suddenly faced with the confusion and complications of a severe stroke, which left her with the speech disorder aphasia.  Performed at the Marygrove Theatre, Wings runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 8-10 and 15-17.  See the news release for more information, including special Theatre events around the performances.

Video highlights campus improvements

"A Decade of Transformation" is a presentation recently added to the UDM YouTube channel, which showcases before-and-after images from 10 years of campus improvements and major projects that have made UDM's environment and facilities even better.  Watch it on YouTube to see how much has been done!

IDS workshops for faculty, Jan. 29-30

The UDM Instructional Design Studio will hold sessions to train faculty in the use of Blackboard functions and online testing techniques.  The course titles are below.  For details on each, and to register, see the IDS workshop page.

  • Managing the Grade Center
  • Rubrics in Blackboard
  • Testing online: Using pools + properties to encourage honesty and provide better tests
  • Using groups in your Blackboard course

Career advice panel, Jan. 29

Let your students know they can get insider tips to maximize their "three seconds" with employers at job fairs.  The Career Education Center will host a panel discussion by local employers for students, Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Reno Hall, room 165.  Guest panelists will be on hand from companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Northwestern Mutual, St. John Providence Health System and Quicken Loans.  Registration is requested.  See the event page for details.

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Laurie Britt-Smith, assistant professor of English, is the co-author of the article, "Conversations and collaborations: Eloquentia perfecta on 21st century Jesuit campuses," in the latest volume of Conversations in Higher Jesuit Education. The article can be downloaded from the Conversations website.

From the Counseling & Addiction Studies Department, Assistant Professor Daniel Duryea and Professor Nancy Calleja co-authored the article, "Current expectations and existing deficits among addiction specialists," which will be published in the March 2013 issue of the international journal, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Dan Pitera, associate professor of Architecture, and Stephen Vogel, co-director of the Master's of Community Development program, were quoted in the Metro Times feature article, "Detroit's vision and revision," published Jan. 16.

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