UDM Campus Connection

January 29, 2014

Two UDM events look at Super Bowl advertising

Over the past 29 years, Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi has hosted thousands of high school students at his annual post-Super Bowl "Ad Nauseum" event, which focuses on the tactics and effectiveness of advertising broadcast during the game.

For the first time, Bernacchi will add a pre-Super Bowl event for University alumni, students and friends. At this "Super Bowl Blast" event, facilitators will highlight the history of Super Bowl ads, their importance to advertisers and notable successes and failures. A featured speaker at the Super Bowl Blast will be Sherrie Weitzman, national advertising manager for Cadillac (General Motors) and president of the Adcraft Club of Detroit.

The Super Bowl Blast will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, room 114. Read more about the Super Bowl Blast.

The 29th annual Super Bowl Ad Nauseum event will take place Monday, Feb. 3 at noon in the Student Fitness Center. Find out more in the UDM news release.

Sexual conduct talk and workshop, Jan. 30 and 31

Harry Brod, professor of Philosophy & World Religions at University of Northern Iowa, will visit UDM on Thursday, Jan. 30 to give his lecture, "Asking for it: The ethics and erotics of sexual consent." Brod has worked with universities across the country on developing effective gender violence prevention policies and promoting a culture of sexual respect.  His talk will take place at 5 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113 and is open to the entire UDM community.  For more, see the event page.

Brod will also facilitate a sexual conduct policy workshop for UDM faculty, administrators and staff on Friday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the President's Dining Room in the Student Center.  The workshop is designed for individuals across the University for whom gender violence prevention is an area of responsibility or interest. Please register for the workshop on Eventbrite.

Counseling Program video

The UDM Counseling Program, in the UDM Department of Counseling & Addiction Studies (CAS) is highlighted in a new video that features program alumni and faculty. The video, created by Communication Studies students Isis Gibson and Taylor Ragland, is now available on the UDM YouTube channel. You can learn more on the Counseling Program website.

Chinese New Year party, Jan. 31

Everyone at UDM is invited to the 2014 UDM Chinese New Year party Friday, Jan. 31 to enjoy Chinese food, learn about Chinese culture, and get to know some of your fellow Titans from China! Come to the Student Center Fountain Lounge between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. for this free event. See the event page for more.

Islamic Friday prayer service not just for Muslims, Feb. 7

On Friday, Feb. 7 the entire UDM community is invited to a special event for Islamic Awareness Week. Sheikh Elbeshir, a religious leader in southeast Michigan, will deliver remarks relating Islam to daily life. The talk will be followed by a traditional Islamic prayer. The event will take place from 12:15 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. It's a great chance to learn about Islam and connect with UDM's Muslims.

Theatre Company opens Somebody/Nobody, Feb. 7

The UDM Theatre Company will present the play Somebody/Nobody, beginning Friday, Feb. 7. Jane Martin's screwball comedy about America's fixation with celebrity will run for six performances, through Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Marygrove Theatre. Find out about times, tickets, special afterglow and talkback events and more in the news release.

Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter continues run

Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter, a multimedia docudrama production written by Professor of Performing Arts Arthur Beer, will be presented throughout the months of February and March. Performances will take place on UDM's McNichols Campus and at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. See the Theatre Company page for more details including performance dates and times.

Campus Kitchen benefit, Feb. 9

Enjoy dinner and music while supporting the Campus Kitchen at UDM, Sunday, Feb. 9. It's a great way to join with those who care about hunger and homelessness in our community. UDM, in partnership with U of D Jesuit High School, will sponsor the "Valentine Soup Supper and Concert" from 6-8 p.m. (following the 5 p.m. Mass) at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Detroit tenor Edmond Guay, St. Hugo's cantor, will perform romantic music for Valentine's Day, with area musicians. Find out more on the news release.

DCDC wins public interest design award

Congratulations to our Detroit Collaborative Design Center staff at the School of Architecture. The Center is one of only six winners globally in the fourth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design, sponsored by Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network. The Awards recognize design projects with exceptional social, economic and environmental impact and highlight efforts at creating sustainable projects and positive change in the world. See the winning projects on DesignCorps.org.

Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit to meet, Feb. 11

A new group, the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit (JAF Detroit), will hold its first meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club. The group is an informal network of Jesuit alumni and friends living in the metro Detroit who attended any of the 28 Jesuit universities or 60 Jesuit high schools in the United States, or who are engaged with Jesuits or Jesuit ministries.

The featured speaker will be Mark Luedkte, S.J., president of Loyola High School in Detroit. To register, see the JAF Detroit Eventbrite page. For more information, see the JAF Detroit Facebook page or email jesuitalumdetroit@gmail.com.

Thumbs Up!

Laurie A. Britt-Smith, associate professor of English, wrote the short article, "Jesuits in film: Pioneers, musketeers, exorcists," published in the Spring 2014 issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. In the same issue, UDM President Emeritus Maureen Fay, O.P., contributed the article, "How two schools grew together," about the consolidation of the University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit, which formed University of Detroit Mercy.

On Jan. 20, History News Network (HNN), a news service for the history profession, published the op-ed, "We need to include reparations in the story of Solomon Northup," by Professor of History Roy Finkenbine. You can read the op-ed on HNN.us.

Jeffrey Ingalsbe, assistant professor of Computer & Information Systems, was interviewed for the article, "Android flaw allows attackers to bypass VPN, capture unencrypted data," in SC Magazine. The article relates to his role as director of the Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies.

Daniel Shoemaker, professor of Computer & Information Systems, co-wrote the book, CSSLP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, published by McGraw Hill Education.

Lara Wasner, UDM's director of Language & Cultural Training, was a guest speaker at a forum on international education and leadership hosted by Marygrove College, Jan. 21.

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