Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi was mentioned in a recent letter to Congress by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), standing in support of the bipartisan TREAT Act. Detroit Mercy advocates for students to have access to mental health services regardless of where they live. Read the …

Let’s Talk: Too Many Lives Lost

The latest reflection organized by Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos: While the Office of Mission Integration has put a pause on sending weekly videos to devote time to work on numerous projects related to our return to campus, our Jesuit and Mercy mission makes it impossible …

Let’s Talk: Gratitude for Detroit Mercy

The latest reflection organized by Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos: Last week, we marked the dates that would have been commencement for undergraduate and graduate students on our three campuses. During the entire month of May, the University will continue to celebrate the growth and accomplishments …

Service brings deeper meaning to students’ classroom experiences at Detroit Mercy

Service learning is an integral part of many disciplines at the University of Detroit Mercy. During the 2018-19 academic year, students at Detroit Mercy Law provided 20,000 hours of assistance to residents of metropolitan Detroit through legal clinics. Detroit Mercy Dental students completed just over 77,000 patient visits that added …

Food for Thought: Perspectives on the University’s Mission

Detroit Mercy faculty, students, staff and administrators are invited to spend an evening of pizza, camaraderie and conversation with Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, assistant to the president for mission integration, on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Lansing-Reilly Hall. Punsalan-Manlimos will share her perspective on developing the University’s mission …

MarCom Communications Specialist Ron Bernas’ article, “Three Crucial Topics in Jesuit Higher Education,” was recently featured in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education magazine.

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 …

Stand in Solidarity with DACA

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Together with other Jesuit partners, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Office of Justice and Ecology at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and AJCU participated in rallies in support of …

Living Faith Out Loud, Oct. 24

Listen to three powerful talks by a faculty member, a student and a Jesuit as they share experiences as persons, friends or allies of the LGBTQ+ community while reflecting on how their faith in God is in conversation with their advocacy, love and compassion for the LGBTQ+ community. This event …

Commitment to Excellence Awards nominations are open

Nominations for the 2019 Commitment to Excellence Awards will be accepted until midnight on Friday, Nov. 8. All full-time, non-exempt staff and administrative exempt employees of the University are eligible. Detroit Mercy staff, faculty or administrators may nominate any colleague. Please direct any questions to the Staff and Administrator Development …

Blessing of the Sneakers

Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church, Detroit, Michigan, a diverse Catholic community engaged in the rebirth of the city, is bringing a spiritual community together for the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon weekend. Join the church for a pair of masses: a Blessing of the Sneakers on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 …

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 …

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. …

University reveals theme for National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference and seeks sponsors

University of Detroit Mercy will serve as host for the prestigious 2019 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC). This year’s conference takes place on the McNichols Campus July 10-14, 2019. The theme for the conference is “Rising from the ashes” and student organizers are actively seeking sponsors to make this …

Associate Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. discussed with 101.9 FM WDET host Stephen Henderson how we mourn sacred spaces and historic buildings after they have been damaged or destroyed. Listen to the full interview here.

John Staudenmaier, S.J., University of Detroit Mercy’s assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, was quoted in The Detroit News article, “At ‘incredible price,’ Easter offers chance for new start,” April 19.

Associate Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. discusses the meaning of #NotreDame in a recent SoundCloud podcast, produced in partnership with the Jesuits of Canada and the United States. Listen to the SoundCloud podcast here. John Staudenmaier, S.J., University of Detroit Mercy’s assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, …

2019 Go Move Challenge comes to a close

The Go Move Challenge ended with University of Detroit Mercy finishing 5th in average minutes and 11th in total minutes with 20+ Jesuit colleges and universities participating in this year’s competition. Thank you to everyone who stayed motivated and logged their exercises through the harsh February weather. Click here to see the …

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon gave the talk, “Faith in a violent society: an Ignatian perspective from a local guy,” to a gathering of the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit at the Detroit Athletic Club, Feb. 13. McKinnon highlighted his life experiences from serving in the Air Force …

Mission Micro Grant awards support a “Catholic, Mercy, Jesuit, urban and student-centered university”

The Mission Micro Grant Evaluation Committee and John Staudenmaier, S.J. of the Office of Mission and Identity have announced the 2018-19 Mission Micro Grant Awards. Now in its eleventh year, the Mission Micro Grant Program awards annual grants of up to $200 to any full- or part-time Detroit Mercy faculty …

Detroit Mercy Day of Service

The annual Detroit Mercy Day of service brings our community together for a Saturday to improve our neighborhood and connect with local residents. This year’s day of service will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet in the Student Union’s Grounds Coffeehaus at 9 a.m. …