UDM Campus Connection

May 14, 2013

Spiritus magazine

"Spiritus" magazine online

The spring 2013 issue of UDM's Spiritus magazine is now available online. Visit the Spiritus site to read about recent University highlights, class notes, alumni profiles and more. The cover story, "Memories to last a lifetime," explores how experiences in student clubs and organizations have helped form alumni for generations. Go to the Spiritus website.

Pattah and Garibaldi at Commencement
Chanel Pattah, left, with President Garibaldi

Commencement award and photo gallery

At the May 11 Commencement ceremony, UDM presented the annual Vivere Ex Missione Award to Chanel Pattah, College of Engineering & Science graduate and a founding member of the Pre-Physician Assistant Club. The award is presented to a student who exemplifies the UDM mission through intellectual initiative, social involvement, ethical behavior and spiritual development.

For pictures from Commencement, see the UDM online photo gallery.

Graduates at Commencement

Timothy Kesicki, S.J.
Fr. Kesicki

Fr. Kesicki named next president of Jesuit Conference

The Society of Jesus in the United States announced that Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., has been named the next president of the Jesuit Conference. In 2008, Fr. Kesicki was appointed provincial of the Jesuits' Detroit Province and a year later provincial of the Chicago Province. Under his leadership, the two provinces came together as the Chicago-Detroit Province in 2010.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Jesuit Conference coordinates the national work of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Kesicki will assume his new position August 1, 2014. See the Society of Jesus news release.

"Light Up Livernois!" event, May 31 and June 1

As part of the Livernois Community Storefront project, a two-day open house event will be held to celebrate the launch of the new venue. Led by UDM's Detroit Collaborative Design Center, the Livernois Community Storefront project will create a space to showcase local small business and culture.

The Light Up Livernois! activities will inaugurate the storefront with music, food, fashion, crafts, prizes and more. The events will take place Friday, May 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  See the UDM news release for more information.

Golf team wraps up memorable season

After participating in the NCAA Central Regional Championship tournament, the UDM women's golf team completed a "historic" season, with multiple titles, medalists and awards. See the DetroitTitans.com news release for more.

Golf team
The UDM women's golf team with Head Coach Terri Anthony-Ryan at the Detroit Titans Fall Classic, held Sept. 9, 2012 in Hartland, Mich.

Support UDM through the colleague giving program

Though the term has ended, UDM faculty, administrators and staff can still make another positive contribution to the mission of UDM. The Colleague Campaign is an important way to make a financial gift to support our University's continued success.

Making a gift to the Colleague Campaign is easy and flexible. You may even designate your contribution to the college, school or program of your choice. Choose a one-time gift or enroll in the payroll deduction program. However you choose to help support UDM, thank you!

Thumbs Up!

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi was invited to visit with and address more than 500 students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, May 2. Pictures and details of the Cass Tech visit visit are on the Office of the President website.

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