UDM Campus Connection

February 5, 2013

Bernacchi on TV
Bernacchi on Fox 2 News, Feb. 4

Annual Super Bowl ad critique makes news

Since 1985, Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi has hosted the "Super Bowl Ad Nauseum" event at UDM, which brings high school students to McNichols Campus to discuss the effectiveness of ads broadcast during the Super Bowl.  Several radio, tv and newspaper reporters visit Bernacchi and the Ad Nauseum event around each Super Bowl for comments about the advertisements that run on the most expensive commercial airtime of the year.  See some of the coverage from this year.

Workshop to help those facing foreclosure, Feb. 7

The School of Law's Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic will host a free consultation and legal workshop for Detroit homeowners facing foreclosure on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Riverfront Campus.  The event is one of a series that will be held this semester, in conjunction with Foreclosure Defense Detroit, a grant project of third-year law student Matthew Nicols.  See the news release for more information.

Wings poster

Theatre Company presents "Wings," starting Feb. 8

See the UDM Theatre Company production of the drama Wings by Arthur Kopit, which begins this weekend. 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.

Author to discuss African American Civil War spy, Feb. 12

Lois Leveen, author of the novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser will speak at UDM on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Commerce & Finance Building, room 209, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Leveen's award-winning novel is based on the true story of an African American woman who sacrificed her own freedom to change the course of history.  Find out more on the event page.

Honor society accepting applications through Feb. 22

Kappa Gamma Pi, the national honor society for Catholic college graduates, is for qualifying students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, service achievement, faith commitment and leadership ability as undergraduates, and who have further pledged themselves to continued leadership in service and faith.  Women and men of various faith commitments are eligible.

This year, the deadline to apply for membership in Kappa Gamma Pi is Friday, Feb. 22.  The selected graduating seniors and graduates will be honored during college and school ceremonies on March 24. For further information, email Elizabeth Z. Engelson in the Student Life Office at zubresea@udmercy.edu.

Thumbs Up!

Library Technician Maurice Greenia, Jr. is one of 11 Detroit artists displaying works in the "Black Detroit 21" exhibit, now at the Work * Detroit Gallery (3663 Woodward Avenue) through March 22.  The exhibition addresses social concerns within Detroit's African American community.  The exhibition and venue are projects of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

David Koelsch, clinical associate Professor of Law and director of UDM's Immigration Law Clinic, was featured as one of "the top public-policy experts in the land," in the Jan. 27 Daily Beast article, "Obama's second-term crisis," written by David Freedlander, a senior political correspondent with Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Two short stories by Professor of English Nicholas Rombes were published in January. "The Messiah Detective Agency" was published by Fiddleblack Press in the print anthology Apparitional Experience, and "The Aarspeth Imbroglio" was published by the online British journal 3:AM Magazine.

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