Time for some Conversations

University of Detroit Mercy is well represented in the fall edition of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, now available on campus and online. The issue is devoted to two of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences announced in February 2019 by Jesuit Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa. These preferences are to …

Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos was a featured panelist at the Zoom symposium, “A Prophet is Not Known in Her Town: Conversations on Visionary Women,” Sept. 24-25. The symposium presented a variety of interdisciplinary conversations on the prophetic imagination of women.

McNichols Campus Library welcomes students and offers round-the-clock resources

Dean Dean, along with the entire McNichols Campus Library team, welcomes our Titans back to campus with warm smiles (safely behind masks), scholarly resources and 24/7 online assistance.  For students on campus, the McNichols Campus Library is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from …

Virtual classes, the Detroit Mercy way

Whether face-to-face or online, Detroit Mercy is committed to our mission of providing excellent, student-centered education that seeks to integrate students’ intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development. In the Ignatian and Mercy traditions, faculty and students are partners in learning, dedicated to the formation of the whole person as men …

University Ministry offers virtual Mass and programming this fall

Stay informed on campus events this year through Detroit Mercy Live at live.udmercy.edu and follow University Ministry on all socials. Visit the University Ministry Office on the first floor of Shiple Hall, contact a University Minister or visit the University Ministry website for more information. Mass All faiths are welcome …

At the President’s Convocation last week, Agere ex Missione Awards were presented to a staff and faculty member who “work the mission” of the University. This year’s awardees were Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department Chair Matt Mio and Institutional Development Core Coordinator of ReBUILDetroit Jazhara Mayes. Visit the …

Commemorating Juneteenth

The latest reflection organized by Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos: Members of the university community are gathering in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters—students, faculty, staff, administrators, contractors and members of the greater Detroit community—as we celebrate Juneteenth, the national holiday initiated to commemorate 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 …

University proudly honors 2020 Vivere ex Missione Award winners

Detroit Mercy is pleased to honor the winners of the 2020 annual Vivere ex Missione Award, which is typically presented each year during commencement exercises to graduating students who best exemplify the mission of Detroit Mercy. This year’s winners are Dohna A. Dudley (College of Business Administration undergraduate student), Vania …

Let’s Talk: A sermon for trying times

Today, the Detroit Jesuits of the Midwest Province live-streamed Mass from the chapel at Lansing-Reilly on the McNichols Campus for the faithful who are not allowed in churches during the coronavirus crisis. It was part of the community’s outreach “Pray. Reflect. Connect.” designed to provide comfort and guidance during this …

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 …

2020 #MakeMercyReal Video Contest

The Sisters of Mercy are calling all Detroit Mercy students to use video to tell a compelling story of how people in their communities “make mercy real” and live out the Sisters of Mercy’s Critical Concerns. Share and upload a video focusing on one of the following: educating about an …

Art Installation: For the Thousands of Separated Immigrant Children

Detroit Mercy students gathered together to raise awareness For the Thousands of Separated Immigrant Children from families all over the world with a chillingly real art installation outside of the McNichols Campus Library, Nov. 5. Created by a local artist Elaine Roseborough, the exhibit highlights childrens’ toys attached to wooden stakes. …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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.

1000 prayers during Lent

Detroit Mercy students, employees and community members can visit the University Ministry Office in the Student Union during this Lenten season to write a prayer on a purple ribbon. University Ministry is looking to decorate 1000 prayer ribbons on the fence line by Gesu Catholic School before Easter. All prayers …

Martin Luther King Jr. community events – Make it a day on, not a day off

Looking to get involved on MLK Day? Help the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program board up vacant homes and clean lots around the Fitzgerald neighborhood near the McNichols Campus. The service day will begin at Bethune Elementary-Middle School, 8145 Puritan, on Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. Work will conclude at 2 …

Support our service immersion trips

For more than 25 years, Detroit Mercy has taken students out of the classroom and into place like the neighborhoods of Detroit, hurricane-ravaged streets of New Orleans, villages of El Salvador and daily lives of migrants in El Paso, Texas. University Ministry reminds the Detroit Mercy community that every penny counts …

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 …

Thanksgiving Dress Down Challenge

As we approach this Thanksgiving season, we remember that a grateful heart is a joyful heart. In the city of Detroit, 48 percent of residents lack access to an affordable, healthy, safe and culturally appropriate supply of food. Nationwide, 48% of college students are food insecure at some point during …

Second annual ‘Clash of the Titans’ giving competition helps support Athletics

University of Detroit Mercy’s University Advancement Division announces the second annual “Clash of the Titans” giving competition to help support Detroit Mercy NCAA Division I athletic teams. The competition runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 27, 2018. The goals of this effort are to increase financial support for teams from …