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Dead Week

Posted by: oppenlgr | April 14, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!!

   The end is almost near!!! Tomorrow starts the beginning of dead week!  I seriously cannot believe how fast this semester has gone by.  I hope everyone is prepping themselves for finals and getting ready.  I am really looking forward to summer because I have been studying for school and the MCAT.  It will be a nice relaxing break for me at least.  But, I am going to start working around mid June so that relaxing period will only last for a few weeks.  Well, I don’t have much to say because it is dead week here at UDM and not much has been happening, hence the reason it’s called “dead week”.  I hope everyone gets ready for finals and does their very best!

Glenn

Junior

Biochemistry

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UDM Chorus

Posted by: oppenlgr | April 4, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!!

Don’t look now but there are only a few more weeks left for this semester.  Dead week is in two weeks!! THAT IS CRAZY!!  This semester has flown by.  Since the semester is almost over many organizations on campus are electing officers for next year.  I am running for Vice President of the Pre-Med club, Secretary for Alpha Epsilon Delta, and hopefully a position for the Engineering and Science Student Council. 

I was always wondering if UDM had a campus choir.  I know that other schools have them, so it peaked my curiosity.  I am a terrible singer, don’t get me wrong, but I just wanted to know if UDM had one because I really enjoy music and I was in band in high school.  Lone behold, I was on UDM’s home page and saw something about “UDM Chorus” pop up.  Here is some more information about it:

Coming Fall 2014 – University Chorus

Come sing with us twice every week~Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:25 p.m.                        

The chorus will sing music from all genres including classical, Spirituals, Broadway, contemporary, popular and folk songs. No prior experience is needed to join the new University Chorus–only a willingness to learn during class about the basics of music reading, and vocal production. It’s like having voice lessons every rehearsal.

Singing in the University Chorus will provide students the opportunity to grow as musicians, as performers, and as vital art advocates in the community.

Registration is required — MUS 1000 – for one credit or audit.

For more information, email greigda@udmercy.edu.

Glenn

Biochemistry

Junior

 

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ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition

Posted by: oppenlgr | March 28, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!!

            So this weekend is the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition.  When I was a Civil Engineering major my freshman year I was involved with this event and canoed for the team.  This year UDM is actually hosting the event for the first time, so they could use as many volunteers as possible.  It is going to be really cool, so I highly recommend that people pitch in and help out for whatever is needed.  We also want to impress the other schools involved in the competition.   CANOE 1 CANOE 2 CANOE 3

Glenn

Junior

Biochemistry

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Honor’s Convocation and Slide Rule Dinner

Posted by: oppenlgr | March 21, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!

                I am so happy that today is Friday!! And this Saturday is Slide Rule Dinner, and on Sunday is the Honor’s Convocation.  I will be attending both events.  At Slide Rule, I will be escorting people to their tables and on Sunday I will be receiving the Scholarship Key Award.  Well here is some information about Slide Rule.  It is the 82nd annual Slide Rule Dinner Dance that is at the Club Venetian.  Dinner is at 7 pm and the awards, dancing, and ceremony are after. 

                 Here is a little bit more info. Regarding the honor’s convocation.

University Honors Convocation is an annual event that celebrates the academic excellence and leadership of University of Detroit Mercy students. Outstanding students from the College of Health Professions, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering & Science, and College of Liberal Arts & Education will be honored on Sunday, March 23 in their respective colleges.

  1. 11:30 a.m. College of Health Professions, Student Fitness Center
  2. 12:00 p.m. College of Engineering & Science, Fountain Lounge, Student Center
  3. 1:30 p.m. Honors Liturgy St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building
  4. 3:15 p.m. College of Liberal Arts & Education, Gesu Catholic Church, 17180 Oak Drive
  5. 3:30 p.m. College of Business Administration, St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building 

    Glenn

    Biochemistry

    Juniior

     

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Research Here at UDM

Posted by: oppenlgr | March 14, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!

So, I am currently in Dr. Casper’s lab doing biochemical research.  Yes I am a young, up and coming Bill Nye.  For those of you who aspire to be future scientists, research here at UDM is a must.  There are many different Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty members that offer research and they all have their own interesting topics.  I am currently working on enzymes that degrade coffee mucilage, and testing what inhibits these enzymes.  Next year, my research group will be experimenting with rat brains!! PRETTY COOL RIGHT!  When I first started interviewing the different professors, I was also very interested in Dr. Benvenuto’s research.  He was working alongside Dr. Roberts-Kirchoff analyzing the different elements and compounds in workout supplements such as protein powder.  I was interested in that because I have used protein powder before, and I was curious to know if I was consuming hazardous things. So, I highly recommend you Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry majors to get involved in research!! It is a great learning experience and looks really good on a resume.

 

Glenn

Biochemistry

Junior

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Posted by: oppenlgr | February 28, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!!

 

            The first thing that I want to say is HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!!  I’m really jealous for those of you who are going out of town somewhere nice and warm.  I would love to get out of this cold for a week and soak in the sun, but unfortunately I do not have the money for that.  So, I’m going to brag a little bit but I have been awarded the Scholarship Key Award for academic excellence!! I am a junior and since my gpa is above a 3.80 I have received the award.  Here is a little more information about the date this honor’s convocation will be held.

University Honors Convocation is an annual event that celebrates the academic excellence and leadership of University of Detroit Mercy students. Outstanding students from the College of Health Professions, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering & Science, and College of Liberal Arts and Education will be honored on Sunday, March 23 in their respective colleges.

  1. 11:30 a.m. College of Health Professions, Student Fitness Center
  2. 12:00 p.m. College of Engineering & Science, Fountain Lounge, Student Center
  3. 1:30 p.m. Honors Liturgy St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building
  4. 3:15 p.m. College of Liberal Arts & Education, Gesu Catholic Church, 17180 Oak Drive
  5. 3:30 p.m. College of Business Administration, St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building

     

    Glenn Oppenlander II

    Biochemistry

    Junior

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DETROIT

Posted by: oppenlgr | February 21, 2014 | No Comment |

 

 

Do you know our city has one of the best skylines in North America?

Everybody here has that blue collar, hard-working attitude.

Tool time with Tim Allen was displayed in this city.

Rockefeller center? You mean Campus Martius.

Only here would you find the birthplace of great music and automobiles.

IT is this resilient city that embodies what it means to be an American.

 

Glenn Oppenlander II

Biochemistry

Junior

 

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National Women’s Day in Sports

Posted by: oppenlgr | February 14, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!!

            Well today is Friday, but it is also Valentine’s Day!  Hope all you couples out there enjoy this day, and for those of you who aren’t in a relationship it gives you an excuse to be bummed out and do whatever you want.  Personally, I don’t really care about this “holiday” but I do hang out with my other single friends and go to the movies or just hang out. 

            There is this really cool event that is taking place at UDM in Calihan Hall Saturday, February, 22nd.  It’s the celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports day.  There are number of different events that are taking place in Calihan, and it seems like a really fun time especially for younger girls involved in athletics.  Here’s a little synopsis about what will be going on that day. 

Make sure to sign up and don’t miss out on the excitement as the University of Detroit Mercy has announced that its annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Calihan Hall. The event is FREE and will start at 10:00 a.m.

The event will precede Detroit’s women’s basketball game at 2:00 p.m., against conference rival Wright State.  The 2014 National Girls and Women in Sports Day will celebrate 28 years of an annual event that brings attention to the success of Title IX and the thousands of opportunities it has provided young girls in the United States.
The event is open to all girls ages 6-13, who will take part in a number of exciting events. The celebration will feature a variety of sports clinics at Calihan Hall, where student-athletes from nearly all of UDM’s varsity teams will provide skill instruction and hands-on demonstrations with all the signees.  Following the event, the Titan women’s basketball team will battle the Raiders and during halftime of that contest, all the participants will come together on the court for a special halftime presentation with the UDM cheer and dance team.

Glenn Oppenlander II

Biochemistry

Junior

 

 

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Somebody/Nobody

Posted by: oppenlgr | February 7, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everyone!

                Don’t look now but we are done with the first week of February.  This semester feels like it is flying by right now.  Well, at least I think so.  So, tonight is the opening night for the UDM  comedy “Somebody/Nobody”.  It sounds like a satire about celebrities and different aspects of that culture.  Here’s a synopsis about it that I got from UDM’s website. 

Obsessed with celebrities? Jane Martin’s screwball comedy about America’s fixation with celebrity and fame continues The Theatre Company’s 43rd season at University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Arthur J. Beer directs this hilarious comedy that takes direct aim at Hollywood and celebrity culture. Somebody/Nobody runs six performances, February 7 through 16, at the Marygrove Theatre.

Imagine what a day would be like if a B-movie starlet pounded on your front door, bloodied and bedraggled in gold lame, demanding… well, everything! So begins Jane Martin’s Somebody/Nobody, a hilarious romp that takes more than one stab at the cult of celebrity.

Loli (Claire Hardy) is a homespun ‘nobody’ who ran away from Flatt, Kansas with a dream of making it big. The dazed and bruised celebrity who shows up at Loli’s unglamorous L.A. apartment door is none other than Sheena Keener (Michelle Renaud), a self-proclaimed goddess and award-winning ‘somebody’, searching for escape from the prying eyes of the public. Throw in a vampire-wannabe celebrity stalker, a backwoods bounty hunter, and a talent agent as big as a galaxy, and this unlikely story unfolds with sidesplitting twists and turns that will leave the audience sore from laughter.

The cast features Theatre Company alumna Michelle Renaud (Troy, MI) as Sheena, opposite UDM newcomer Claire Hardy (Holly, MI) as Loli.  Theater Company alumnus Eric Maher (Emmaus, PA) as Joe Don joins UDM student Shaunte McArthur (Detroit, MI) as Stalker and Judo Manko (Dearborn, MI) as Galaxy.

Glenn Oppenlander II

Junior

Biochemistry

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Committee Interview for Health Profession School

Posted by: oppenlgr | January 31, 2014 | No Comment |

Hey Everybody!!!

            So, today is my committee interview at UDM for my medical school letter.  I am somewhat nervous, but I feel prepared for it.  My interview is with Dr. Caspers and Dr. Andrzejak.  I have had both of them for a professor, and I also do biochemical research with Dr. Caspers.  For those of you thinking about applying to medical school or dental school, this is a very important interview that you should attend.  Many health profession schools in Michigan know that UDM sends out committee letters, so they might wonder why you didn’t have one if you don’t go to the interview.  Well, I am going to start getting ready for my interview so I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Glenn Oppenlander II

Junior

Biochemistry

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