Welcome back, Titans!

Detroit Mercy orientation leaders welcome student back to campus!

Hope everyone had a relaxing and sun-filled summer! Detroit Mercy wants to welcome all students back to campus with a whirlwind of Welcome Week events! And don’t forget: all week, Aug. 26-30, treat yourself to 15% off small smoothies at Tommy’s in the Student Fitness Center!

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • Come watch Disney and Pixar’s Monsters University and enjoy popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy at 8 p.m. outside of North Quad facing Kassab Mall.

Sunday, Aug. 25

  • Cheer on our Titans at the Women’s Soccer game at 1 p.m. on Titan Field!
  • Attend University Ministry’s outdoor Mass at 7 p.m., outside of Holden Hall.

Monday, Aug. 26

  • Warm and delicious cookies will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by University Ministry in the Student Union.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

  • Tasty and scrumptious cookies will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by University Ministry in the Student Union.
  • During Dead Hour, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., meet and greet with the Emerging Leaders Program in the McNichols Campus Library Courtyard by Sacred Heart Square.
  • During Dead Hour, the Commuter Student Association will host a Fall Welcome event in Sacred Heart Square.
  • Student Programming Board and Student Life is bringing comedians, hypnotists and games down for Mental Game Show at 6:45 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council will host a game night with free pizza at 7 p.m. at Grounds Coffeehaus in the basement of the Student Union.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

  • From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the Center for Career and Professional Development in Reno Hall for a Career & Professional Development Open House.
  • Think you have what it takes to beat me in cornhole? See you at the Intramural Cornhole tournament at 6 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center!
  • A Titan classic: Hustle and Smoothie night returns at 6:45 p.m. outside of the Student Fitness Center.

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • Get the Scoop! During Dead Hour, Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association and the Student Programming Board are having an ice cream social on the Kassab Mall!
  • And, if you’re looking for something savory, come to University Ministry’s Guac and Talk during Dead Hour in the Student Union.
  • Meet and greet with the Emerging Leaders Program during dead hour in the McNichols Campus Library Courtyard by Sacred Heart Square.
  • Try out some sensory VR with Emotion Matrix from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center!

Friday, Aug. 30

  • Cheer on our Titans at the Men’s Soccer game at 2 p.m. on Titan Field!
  • Hosted by the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and the School of Architecture, come take a walking tour to Neighborhood HomeBase and Detroit Sip down the street at 11 a.m. Meet at the DCDC office in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building.

Round Ball Luncheons return

Detroit Mercy Titan Athletics will host the first Round Ball Luncheon of the 2019-2020 season on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon in Calihan Hall’s Ed & Brooks Room. Athletic Director Robert Vowels will provide a department update along with team previews from several of our coaches. If you would like …

Be a part of Welcome Week!

Does your department, office or organization have a Welcome Week activity planned for our incoming students? We want to promote it! If you are hosting an event during the first week of classes, Aug. 24-30, and would like to be included in some centralized marketing, please email details to Liz …

Neighborhood HomeBase hosts DD139

For the month of September, Neighborhood HomeBase will act as a satellite location for the Detroit Design 139 exhibit. Detroit Design 139 proposes that through design, Detroiters can prioritize the importance of both processes and outcomes for all future projects throughout the city’s 139 square miles. Through exhibitions, events and …

College of Engineering & Science Dean Katherine Snyder was interviewed by 910 AM Superstation host Nolan Finley, Aug. 7. Snyder discussed Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University NIH grant renewals for the ReBUILDetroit program. Read more about the renewal here.  

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean’s High 5 – August edition

The latest issue of the Dean’s High 5 from Detroit Mercy Dental’s newsletter, Impressions, is now available online. This edition’s headlines include: Professor Lynne Morgan to serve on Michigan Board of Dentistry Student group awarded at National Dental Association convention Faculty chosen to participate in ADEA/AAL Emerging Leaders Program Alpha Omega travels …

Fulbright Scholar Program competition deadline approaching

As a reminder, the deadline for this year’s Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is Monday, Sept. 16. With 17 awards in 11 countries, Detroit Mercy faculty and staff have several opportunities to teach and conduct research at educational institutions, research centers and non-governmental organizations throughout South and Central Asia ranging …

Detroit Mercy hosts first Community Development Education Symposium

The state of community development education is a hot topic among educators in the relatively new field. It’s a major reason why the University of Detroit Mercy’s Master in Community Development program recently brought together top educators for the 2019 Community Development Education Symposium in Detroit. “It brought together Community …

Information and Technology Specialist Renee Kettering, RSM, was acknowledged in the Crux article, “Mercy sister says final vows celebrate life commitment to God, his people,” July 28.

Detroit Mercy and Wayne State’s ReBUILDetroit receives renewal from NIH

University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University’s ReBUILDetroit program recently received a renewal grant of more than $19 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ReBUILDetroit program works to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research. …

Detroit Mercy Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs J. Richard Broughton was quoted in the Voice of America News article, “Americans have been torn for decades over use of capital punishment,” July 27. The article examined the Justice Department’s recent announcement on resuming executions of federal death row inmates.

Detroit Mercy Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs J. Richard Broughton was interviewed by Cheddar News Network, discussing the Justice Department’s announcement regarding the federal death penalty. Watch the segment online.

Clinical Director and Assistant Professor of Law Instruction Nicholas Schroeck shared his thoughts with WDET 101.9 FM on the proposed Detroit ordinance that would measure greenhouse gas emissions in the city. Listen to the interview online.

National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference 2019 at Detroit Mercy

More than 200 students from 25 Jesuit universities visited our McNichols Campus and the city of Detroit for a weekend of service, leadership, fellowship and fun at the 2019 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference. Students explored downtown Detroit, participated in leadership breakout sessions, volunteered with children at the Adam Butzel …

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal presented his paper, “General Education as Introduction to the World and Liberation from Ignorance,” at the Society for Values in Higher Education, hosted at Loyola University in Chicago, July 11.

Detroit Collaborative Design Center Co-Executive Director Ceara O’Leary presented on the topic, “Social Connectivity for Design,” at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019. Watch some highlights here.

New assistant to the president for mission integration appointed

Detroit Mercy has appointed Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Ph.D., to the position of assistant to the president for mission integration. She will begin her new role Aug. 26. In this position, Punsalan-Manlimos will continue to reinforce the importance of Detroit Mercy’s Catholic, Mercy and Jesuit identity with students, faculty, staff and alumni. …

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean Mert Aksu was awarded a Community Leadership Award by the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services for his “unwavering dedication, vision and commitment to dental education and community service.”

Assistant Professor of Biology Nizar Ibrahim was recently interviewed by WDIV-TV Local 4 host Sandra Ali,discussing his mission to bring the excitement of science to students in Detroit.

Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology Jennifer Dean and Associate Librarian Julia Eisenstein participated in the panel discussion, “Pitfalls of Neutrality: What Inclusion Means for Libraries,” at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington D.C., June 22.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski presented at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Meeting in Vancouver, June 19. Zarkowski spoke as part of a panel on “Harassment In Science; Steps to No-Tolerance.” Other speakers included representatives from the National Institutes of Health and Dean M. …

Ben Kendell honored with Horizon League’s Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor

University of Detroit Mercy cross country and track and field standout Ben Kendell did nothing but break records in competition and achieve high marks in the classroom and for that brilliant career, he was named the winner of the Horizon League’s 2019 Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor. The Horizon …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi was recently elected to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors effective July 1. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, and a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. The organization recognizes 60 institutional and …

The online political magazine Slate gathered four leading scholars — including Detroit Mercy’s Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine — to discuss the recent congressional hearing on reparations. The current national discussion, Finkenbine said, highlights one important issue: The need to better inform the public. “One thread that I see …

Associate Professor of Health Administration Zigmond Kozicki was quoted in the Bridge magazine article, “More than a dozen hospitals in rural Michigan at ‘high risk’ of closing,” June 12.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi attended the first solemn Mass led by Adam Nowak ’13 at St. Cyprian Church in Riverview. Nowak was ordained by Archbishop Vigneron, June 8. Nowak graduated with a BA in Psychology.

Detroit Mercy exhibit explores history of Detroit’s Zeitgeist Gallery and performance venue

Detroit Mercy’s Libraries / Instructional Design Studio presents “Total Sensory Freak-out: Detroit’s Zeitgeist Collective, 1997 to 2008.” This art exhibit documents the 11-year life of the independent, community-run art gallery and theater. The exhibit is on view at Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus Library from May 20-Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. …

Clinical Psychology program receives 10-year accreditation

Detroit Mercy’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology recently achieved a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association. The Clinical Psychology program is offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Education. According to the Commission, “The CoA voted to reaffirm accreditation of Detroit Mercy’s …

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean’s High 5 – June edition

The latest issue of the Dean’s High 5 from Detroit Mercy Dental’s newsletter, Impressions, is now available online. This edition’s headlines include: Professor Michael Haddow to be recognized with prestigious award Professor Melanie Mayberry elected to ADA House of Delegates Iftar dinner provides cultural experience Periodontal residents awarded at MDA …

Detroit Mercy receives INCOSE academic equivalency

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science recently received The International Council of Systems of Engineering (INCOSE) award on Academic Equivalency for the INCOSE Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certifications. With this equivalency in place, students who demonstrate knowledge of systems engineering through approved …