Detroit Mercy’s campaign completion story reaches more than 130 news outlets

Coverage of the Detroit Mercy’s campaign completion skyrockets and is re-posted in 133 news outlets. The story, “University of Detroit Mercy’s celebration of $100-million campaign ushers in new era of growth and opportunity for institution,” potentially reached 80 million viewers. Top media outlets included Seeking Alpha, MarketWatch, Morningstar and PR Newswire. …

Professor of History Greg Sumner had two books, “Detroit in World War II” and “Michigan POW Camps in World War II,” available in select Target Stores as part of a holiday promotion between Arcadia publishing and the big box retailer.

Achievement of $100-million campaign ushers in era of growth and opportunity

On Dec. 14, Detroit Mercy celebrated the institution’s record-breaking $100-million campaign and began a new phase of growth for the next decade with a strong momentum. Detroit Mercy’s Build a Boundless Future: The Campaign for University of Detroit Mercy has exceeded the goal and surpassed $111 million in commitments, with …

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company‘s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by Outreach & Audience Development Coordinator Damian Torres-Botello, S.J. is coming Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2020. Witness a world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as …

Alumna uses yoga to help Detroiters

Everyone in Kerrie Trahan’s family assumed she would go to law school—even Trahan herself. But when several circumstances in her life led to stress, anxiety, depression and destructive habits, Trahan ’05 said she knew she needed to focus on taking care of herself. She found that care through yoga. And now, …

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway

Detroit Mercy’s Department of Athletics, in partnership with the Kalasho Empowerment of Young Scholars (KEYS) and INVEST Roosevelt Alternative High School, will unite in giving away 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys to Detroit area residents. This special holiday event takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 at Calihan Hall from 10 a.m. to …

MarCom Reminder: Editorial Services

Marketing & Communications is able to provide editorial services through requests submitted on the MarCom communications review request form. All requests are welcome and must abide by the following guidelines: The official style for Detroit Mercy communications is the Associated Press, current edition. Requests for editing must provide a minimum …

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal presented his paper, “Detroit Bike City and the Reconstitution of Community,” at the Philosophy of the City Conference on the McNichols Campus, Oct. 4.

President Garibaldi urges legislators to stop playing budget games or students will lose

Many Michiganders may see the budget battle going on in Lansing as political gamesmanship. But the fallout of cutting funding to many important programs will be very real for Detroit Mercy’s programming, students and the community, says University President Antoine M. Garibaldi in an oped piece printed in the Detroit …

MarCom Reminder: Fake News Alert

Well, not actual fake news…but news nonetheless. If you receive contact from a reporter in the media and they are not looking to interview you, please direct them to MarCom. The office works with the media on a daily basis and we are happy to respond to all media inquiries. …

MarCom Reminder: Stay on brand

In 2016, the University invested heavily in a scientific marketing research study and brand development effort. Along with this new brand came a set of brand standards and guidelines (aka, identity guidelines) that MarCom is charged with upholding. However, it takes a village to ensure that a brand gains traction. …

Detroit Mercy hosts global conference examining urban areas

Urban planners, designers, philosophers and other academics from around the world will visit Detroit when University of Detroit Mercy hosts “Philosophy of the City,” a global conference that examines cities through a variety of philosophical themes, on Oct. 3-5. Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture and Department of Philosophy are sponsoring …

Detroit Mercy offers Michigan’s first Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate program

Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions is now accepting applications from Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) for the institution’s new online Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Post-FNP Certificate program. It is one of only 10 such programs in the country and the first of its kind to be offered by a Michigan university. …

Be a Titan for a day!

Applicants are invited to experience academic life at University of Detroit Mercy from an insider’s point of view, Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. If you know a prospective student interested in shadowing a current Titan for a day, visit our website or text TITAN to 313-550-9422. Titan for a Day …

MarCom Process: Proof Approval Form

Individuals and departments requesting services from Marketing & Communications (MarCom) will now be required to complete an approval form when project is complete. This new process helps the department track the review of materials and ensures that all information is correct according to the individual and department requesting the project. …

Celebrate Titan pride and fall colors at Homecoming 2019, Sept. 20-21

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Homecoming 2019 on Sept. 20-21. Join the Fall Festival-themed festivities as you reconnect with the University through two exciting days filled with food, fun and celebrations. Attendees will enjoy several exciting activities, including zip lining, casino games, carnival games benefiting Detroit Mercy student groups …

Detroit Mercy ranked among top 200 U.S. institutions

For 18 consecutive years, Detroit Mercy has achieved top tier rankings for Midwest Best Regional Universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” edition. This year, based on changes instituted by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Detroit Mercy is now ranked with the top national universities. Detroit Mercy …

SOA researchers document first amphitheater discovered in Europe in 150 Years

This spring, architecture students, professors, and volunteers associated with the School of Architecture and Volterra-Detroit Foundation were offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Volterra, Italy, to help digitally archive the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe in 150 years. 13 particiapnts settled into the Etruscan-era town to digitally scan …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Neighborhood HomeBase opens new chapter for Livernois-McNichols area

Government, civic and neighborhood leaders announced the opening of Neighborhood HomeBase, a storefront community space in the Livernois-McNichols area that will provide residents with meeting and gathering spaces, while connecting them with neighborhood organizations, nonprofits and city government. Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson, University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi, …

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company presents “Young Frankenstein”

Tickets are going fast for Detroit Mercy Theatre Company’s opening weekend of “Young Frankenstein,” the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film. “Young Frankenstein” opens Friday, March 29 and runs Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. Additional performances are Fridays through Sundays, …

MarCom reminder: UDM

It’s happened again: A beautiful poster for a program that benefits students and faculty, marred by the letters “UDM” was spotted by MarCom’s “Brand Stewards.” Yet another reminder: We stopped using “UDM” and started using “Detroit Mercy” more than two years ago, it’s long past time to get onboard. If …

Rx for Reading Detroit, the children’s literacy program directed by Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison, was recognized at the Trailblazer Awards ceremony for DTE REACH. The REACH Energy Group (Recognizing Ethnic and Cultural Heritage) is committed to creating awareness of black employees at DTE through talent development, mentoring and educational …