UDM Campus Connection

February 26, 2013

Immigration and undocumented students: Jesuit colleges report

Findings of a national study of undocumented students at Jesuit colleges and universities, including some students at UDM, were presented in a Washington, D.C. event, Feb. 26.  UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Professor of Law David Koelsch and a group of UDM students attended the presentation of results from the study, which was led by the Jesuit institutions, Fairfield University, Loyola University Chicago and Santa Clara University.

The intent of the multi-year study was to survey and understand the legal and social contexts, attitudes and current practices in U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities regarding undocumented students, who were either brought into this country by parents illegally, or who entered the U.S. legally but overstayed their visas. For more information on the presentation and the study, see the UDM news release.

Help Detroit's youngest learners with reading

On Saturday, March 2, Detroit Public Schools will hold a Reading Corps Rally at 10 a.m. at Renaissance High School (6565 W. Outer Drive).  The event highlights the Volunteer Reading Corps, which members of the UDM community are invited to consider joining!  Volunteers in the Reading Corps tutor young Detroit children in early reading skills.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi will participate at the Reading Corps Rally program.  For more information on the Rally, and how you can make an important difference in the lives of Detroit's youngest learners, see the UDM news release.

Last home game for men's basketball, Feb. 26

The last Detroit Titans men's basketball home game of the regular season will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Calihan Hall.  The game starts at 7:30 p.m. but the doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-game ceremony.  There will also be a raffle, a $10,000 halftime shot contest and a chance to get players' autographs after the game. For more Titans news, see DetroitTitans.com.

Add to a "spiritual bouquet" for Pope Benedict XVI

Help the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) gather a "spiritual bouquet" in honor of Pope Benedict XVI.  According to the AOD papal transition site, "Spiritual bouquets are prayers, devotional acts or good deeds that someone offers for someone else. This can be the number of Masses attended, Holy Communions offered, rosaries and/or other prayers said or good deeds performed."  Add your activities to the bouquet by mentioning them on the Pope Benedict XVI's Spiritual Bouquet web page.

From the UDM vault: archives and special collections blog

Associate Librarian Patricia Higo presents items from the UDM archives and special collections on a blog simply called "Archives + Special Collections."  Recent entries relate to African American History Month and the Academy Awards.  How do these things connect to items in the UDM vault?  Find out on the blog!

Hot chocolate for UDM Philanthropy Awareness Day, Feb. 28

Encourage your students to stop by the Philanthropy Awareness Day booth on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center, outside of the Titan Dining Room. The UDM Alumni Association is sponsoring the booth to help students facing midterms with a sweet treat, and to help them realize the importance of giving back to UDM after graduation.  For more information, see the event page.

Bookstore extended hours

The UDM Bookstore, located in the McNichols Campus Student Center, is holding a clearance sale, so stop by soon.  Plus, the Bookstore will hold extended business hours for campus events, the week of Feb. 25:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pick up some Titans gear for the Detroit Titans vs. Loyola basketball game at 7:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27: 9 a.m. to 5:30 pm; and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Elmore and Peter Leonard book event at the Chemistry Lecture Hall, room 114.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discussion on self-injury (e.g. "cutting"), March 13

The McAuley School of Nursing will host a panel discussion to raise awareness of self injury, a form of which is known as "cutting," Wednesday, March 13 at 1 p.m. in the Engineering Building, room 220.  Students, faculty, staff and the general public are all welcome to attend.

Self-injury is a growing concern on college campuses and involves both males and females harming themselves as an ineffective way of dealing with stress.  The panel will address what we can do to support individuals around us who may be participating in self injury.  For more information on the panel discussion, see the event page.

Thumbs Up!

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi is scheduled to appear on WXYZ-TV Channel 7's Spotlight on the News program, Sunday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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