UDM Campus Connection

October 29, 2013

Nominate someone for the Commitment to Excellence Award

Nominations are due soon for the 2013 Commitment to Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding UDM staff and administrators. UDM faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to nominate any full-time colleague who excels at his or her job and promotes the mission of the University. Nominations must be received by Monday, Nov. 11. The awards will be presented at the UDM Christmas Party & Employee Recognition Celebration on Friday, Dec. 13. For nomination details and the list of previous awardees, see the Commitment to Excellence Award site.

Detroit Titans Basketball

Basketball schedules now online

Check out Detroit Titans basketball this season! Team schedules are now online at DetroitTitans.com. See the schedules for men's basketball and women's basketball.

You can also find out about the Titan's new basketball media partnerships and hear coach comments on the players to watch this season in the video from UDM's basketball media day.

Careers in technology panel, Oct. 30

Any student interested in a possible career in technology should come to a panel discussion about the field, Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, room 233. Panel members include UDM faculty, representatives from General Motors and Ford Motor Company as well as a current UDM student with an internship at a technology company. Students can bring their questions, learn about the variety of opportunities in technology and get job search tips. This event is cosponsored by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. For details and registration instructions, see the Career Education Center site.

Law school presents webinar series for prospective students

The UDM School of Law will provide online presentations over the coming months for students who want help applying for and affording law school. To register for the webinars and to see other UDM Law admissions events, check the details on the Law Admissions event page.

"Financial Aid and Scholarships 101" webinar
Are you financially prepared for law school? Prospective students will receive information that will help them set and achieve their financial aid goals for the year ahead.

    • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 - 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6 - 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 - 7 p.m.

Application and personal statement webinar
Learn what the UDM Law Admissions Committee is looking for in an application, including the personal statement.

    • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 - 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6 - 7 p.m.

Thumbs Up!

Claire Crabtree-Sinnett, professor of English, wrote two poems on William Faulkner, which were dramatized at the International Faulkner Conference, last July at the University of Sibiu, Romania. One poem by UDM student Michael Basha was also performed.

Nancy Calleja, professor of Counseling & Addiction Studies, co-presented with a team from several institutions the research findings, "Professional identity development in the counseling profession: Similar and diverse perspectives," at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors conference, Oct. 18 in Denver.

Professor of Law David Koelsch wrote about his chosen specialization as an attorney: immigration law. As immigration again becomes a focus in Washington, D.C., Koelsch describes how immigration issues cut across many kinds of law, including criminal, corporate and family law. His essay is the latest installment in the Detroit Legal News column, "No Better View," which is written by UDM School of Law faculty.

Associate Professor Sheri Pickover, Assistant Professor Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway and Assistant Professor Victoria Sepulveda of the Counseling & Addiction Studies Department gave the presentation, "Client-centered counselor education: Shifting focus from student to client in clinical courses," at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors conference, Oct. 19 in Denver.

Will Wittig, dean of the School of Architecture, was elected to the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan Regional Board of Directors. He will serve initially as secretary in 2014. Former Dean and current Professor of Architecture Steve Vogel is also a member of the Executive Committee. Vogel will represent Michigan as regional director on the AIA's national Board of Directors.

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