Fall new student enrollment increases for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Detroit Mercy announces positive preliminary fall enrollment numbers for new students. Preliminary full-time undergraduate enrollment is 6.7 percent higher than last year on this date. The freshman enrollment for the fall 2018 stands at 587 students compared with 550 new freshmen last year. In addition, …

University welcomes North Korean students, Sept. 17

Detroit Mercy welcomed a group of English-speaking students originally from North Korea to campus, Sept. 17, to learn about religion, interfaith dialogue, volunteerism and service learning at the University. Members of Detroit Mercy who helped welcome students to campus included Associate Dean of Students Dorothy Stewart, Dean of Students Monica Williams, Institute …

Live Detroit at Homecoming, Sept. 28-29

Detroit Mercy’s 2018 Homecoming is coming fast, Sept. 28–29, and will provide a wealth of opportunities for alumni, friends, family and the community to have fun and re-discover our historic city, Detroit. Everyone is invited to participate — students, alumni, neighbors, community residents and visitors from out of town. Check …

STEM-focused Spiritus is on its way

Spiritus, the University’s alumni publication, is on its way to your home. This edition takes a look at the past, present and future of women in the STEM fields, takes a look at our new men’s basketball coach, provides a campaign update and celebrates 25 years of the student journal …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the article, “Want to Understand American Slavery?” on the History News Network, July 22. Finkenbine also presented the paper, “The Fugitive Slave Experience in Indian Country: Perrysburg, Ohio, as a Case Study” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association at Grand …

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski spoke at the American Dental Education (ADEA) Allied Dental Program Directors Conference in San Diego, June 3, focusing on “10 Things that Keep Administrators Up at Night.” She also presented a “PechaKucha” formatted presentation, consisting of 20 slides in 4 minutes, …

From Business Major to Bishop: An Evening with Bishop Robert Fisher, ‘83

College of Business Administration and the Catholic Studies Program will co-host “From Business Major to Bishop: An Evening with Bishop Robert Fisher, ’83,”on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the public; reserve your seat …

Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications Gary Erwin’s collection of thematically-linked short stories, Trail Crossing Sixteen Counties, is set to publish fall 2019 from Adelaide Books. Stories from this collection have appeared in a number of literary journals and reviews, including Red Cedar Review, The Sun, Pebble Lake Review and Sante Fe Literary …

Visit Day is Sept. 29

Detroit Mercy invites high school students to attend “Visit Day” on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will take place in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center on the University’s McNichols Campus. “Visit Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to spend time …

School of Architecture Instructor Emily Kutil was quoted over the summer in the WDET article, “In Search of Solution to Detroit’s Water Shutoffs, Could Philly Hold the Answer?“

Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn presented a paper this summer at Exeter University in Exeter, England as a part of the “Britain and the World” conference. Her paper was entitled, “Forging imperial bonds in the pursuit of global unity: ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the British government in Palestine.”

Market on the Avenue offers a taste of Detroit’s Livernois-McNichols redevelopment

It was an uncommonly cold Saturday in early September but I wanted to check out the Market on the Avenue that takes place twice a month on Livernois across from the University of Detroit Mercy. So I headed out on a cloudy afternoon. Apparently, most of the folks in the …

Professor of History Gregory Sumner was interviewed for a special on the History Channel over the summer, titled, “Detroit: Comeback City.” Sumner discussed the Michigan Train Station and other city topics in a 60-minnute interview in the McNichols Campus Library.

Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Andrew Papa was published in the Voice and Speech Review, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal on voice and speech topics and training, particularly for the performing arts. Papa also presented an interactive discussion over the summer at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference …

Nizar Ibrahim, assistant professor of Biology in the College of Engineering & Science and a research associate for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was recently quoted in the Discovery Magazine article, “Dark Data: The Vulnerable Treasures Sitting On Museum Shelves,” Sept. 4. This article examines the recent and devastating …

Detroit Mercy celebrates Constitution Day

The University will celebrate Constitution Day with a variety of activities and events. Constitution Day is Monday, Sept. 17. Following the University’s Celebrate Spirit event, Students for Politics and Law will be at the Organization Fair Sept. 13 handing out voter registration fliers for interested individuals. On Friday, Sept. 14, …

Volunteer and share your culture: Conversation partners

As the University welcomes new and returning international students this semester, the American Language and Culture Program and International Services Office are looking for students to help build friendships and cultural understanding through routine conversation. Earn service credits and make new friends while learning about new traditions from your fellow …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave a talk on “The Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland,” at a symposium on “Freedom Movement: Detroit’s History in the American Underground Railroad Story,” at Wayne County Community College District’s downtown campus, Sept. 8. Finkenbine’s book chapter, “The Underground Railroad in Indian …