Class of 2019: A special commencement for softball team

Four members of the University of Detroit Mercy Class of 2019 were unable to attend Saturday’s commencement because they were busy in Chicago winning the women’s softball Horizon League Conference Championship for the first time since 1992. So a much more intimate commencement was held for the young women who …

Detroit Mercy dedicates Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration

University of Detroit Mercy dedicated the Frederick & Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration last week. Funded through a generous gift from Frederick and Suzanne Seibert, this center — housed in the Engineering building — is designed to help foster creativity, build community and encourage the next generation of …

Alumnus discusses work as fashion industry social media manager

The Business of Fashion is a London-based website that writes about, well, the business of fashion with a global eye. This week, it featured Detroit Mercy alumnus Damien Neva ’00. Neva works in New York City as the social media director for the modeling agency Next Management and is featured …

Great news for those who want advanced degrees

University of Detroit Mercy announced today an adjustment in graduate tuition for the institution’s MBA, Master of Community Development and graduate programs in Architecture, Nursing and Engineering. The new reduced tuitions now make Detroit Mercy’s high-quality, nationally ranked graduate programs even more affordable choices than ever before. The new tuition …

Today starts our Donor Challenge: Help us beat Oakland University

University of Detroit Mercy will once again face off against Oakland University for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, which started today and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. The winner is determined based on the number of donors during the competition timeline and will be announced during …

Corporations, foundations support Detroit Mercy students, projects

University of Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports recent grants and corporate gifts totaling $185,600. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives. Among the grants are: $80,000 from the Sutaruk Foundation to fund …

The Theatre Co. to present original, collaborative work

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will present a devised theater piece Feb. 1-3 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA. The project, American Privilege, was made possible in part by a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as part of its Project Support …

Philosophy Department to host agora-style dialogues

UPDATE: Due to the University’s closing, this event has been rescheduled to 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Briggs 301. The agora was the center of public life in ancient Greek city-states. It was there residents gathered to shop, watch or take part in athletic activities and participate in the …