UDM Campus Connection

March 11, 2014

"Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy" panel, March 18

The College of Business Administration will host the panel discussion, "Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy," on Tuesday, March 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. The event features:

  • Louise Guyton '86, retired vice president of Public Affairs for Comerica Bank, who will speak on corporate responsibility
  • Trevor Pawl '11, Pure Michigan managing director for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, who will comment on economic development
  • Emily Doerr '12, Oak Park's director of Community & Economic Development and founder of Hostel Detroit, who will discuss community development

The panel is the keynote event in the College's annual Alumni Week, which features more than two dozen College alumni returning to UDM to speak to current Business Administration students during the week of March 17. For details on the keynote panel and a list of other Alumni Week events, see the College of Business Administration website. The events are co-sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC, Plante Moran and Heritage Optical.

Spirit of UDM Alumni Achievement Awards 2014

Spirit of UDM: 2014 Alumni Achievement Awards, April 11

The inaugural Spirit of UDM Alumni Achievement Awards event will be held Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. The Awards were established to recognize the University's distinguished graduates from each of its colleges and schools who have excelled in their chosen professions, demonstrated outstanding leadership in their work, and benefited the wider community through their support. Award recipients reflect the University's mission of excellence and service and bring pride to their alma mater. To find out about this year's awardees and how to register to attend, see the event page.

Learn about non-violent resistance in Africa, March 13

Author and activist Matt Meyer of War Resisters International Africa Working Group will give the presentation, "Recovering nonviolent anti-colonial history in Africa," on Thursday, March 13 at 4 p.m. in Briggs Building, room 317. His presentation, cosponsored by the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, the African American Studies Program and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee, is free and open to the public. For more details, see the event page.

Displays celebrate Architecture and DCDC work

Share the University's pride in the great work coming out of the School of Architecture by stopping by to see many student, faculty and alumni works, which have been put on display for the School's recent accreditation visit.

The entire UDM community is invited to visit the Loranger Architecture Building during normal business hours on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14. You will find alumni work on the main floor, student work in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center and faculty work on the second floor.

Also, a large exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center is on display in the Student Fitness Center, now through Monday, March 17.

Resources for Lent

Numerous online resources are available for the Lenten season. Check out the list from Jesuit colleges and universities as well as the "Moved to Greater Love" site on Jesuit.org.

Honors Convocations, March 23

The Honors Convocations are events that celebrate the academic excellence and leadership of UDM students. Outstanding students from the Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering & Science, Health Professions and Liberal Arts & Education will be honored on Sunday, March 23 in respective ceremonies.

For times, locations and details, refer to March 23 on the event calendar. If you are able to volunteer for a Convocation Liturgy or academic ceremony, please contact Associate Dean of Students Dorothy Stewart at 313-993-1033 or stewardm@udmercy.edu.

Scholarly Achievement submissions due March 28

For this year's Celebration of Scholarly Achievement, students and faculty from all three campuses are invited to submit work related to their academic research or discipline. Submit to the Scholarly Achievement website by Friday, March 28.

Support "alternative break" service trips

University Ministry is looking for donations to help sponsor upcoming service trips. Five "Alternative Spring Break" trips and two end-of-term trips will take volunteers around the country and the hemisphere to serve where there is need. Please consider donating to the general program or to a specific student or colleague by contacting University Ministry at 313-993-1560.

Thumbs Up!

In the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Professor Mark Benvenuto and Associate Professor Prasad Venugopal gave the presentation, "Teaching the periodic table: Connections between the sciences and geography," at the annual conference of the Michigan Science Teachers Association, held March 7-8 in Lansing, Mich.

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