University announces plans for 2020-21 academic year

Detroit Mercy announces that all three of its campuses will remain fully in session throughout the 2020-21 academic year. The University’s main priority is the health and well-being of the University community. Throughout a coordinated planning process, the institution’s decisions, policies and procedures will follow guidance and recommendations issued by …

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 …

CARES Act grant and other assistance help students maintain progress during pandemic

UPDATE 4/24: Detroit Mercy is happy to announce that in addition to undergraduate students, graduate, law and dental students will also qualify for summer 2020 CARES Act grant. Detroit Mercy recognizes the global impact of the coronavirus on students and their families, as well as the financial hardship they are …

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 …

University Ministry internship available

The 2020-2021 University Ministry Internship program is now open for application to all Detroit Mercy students. This is a formation program to accompany students on their faith journey while serving peers in a specific area of ministry. Interns will: Attend and facilitate retreats and other University Ministry experiences and events …

Detroit Mercy ranks among top 15% of U.S. universities for career earnings

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) November 2019 report A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges shows that 40 years after enrollment, bachelor’s degrees from private colleges have the highest returns on investment. Most importantly, Detroit Mercy is among the top U.S. universities for return …

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. …

Grants aid Detroit Mercy service work and students

Recent charitable grants totaling more than half a million dollars will support scholarships, programs, faculty research and community outreach at University of Detroit Mercy. The two largest grants, totaling $420,000, were made by the Kresge Foundation to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a nonprofit architecture and urban design firm …

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 …

University Minister for Service and Justice Erin McDonald represented Detroit Mercy at a global gathering in Rome, Italy for the 50th Anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Jesuits. During this gathering, McDonald had a private audience with Pope Francis, at which time he gave a …

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 …

McNichols Campus Library, Teaching and Learning Center employees were well represented at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Oct. 16-18. Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology Jennifer Dean and TRiO Support Services Director Amber Johnson presented, “Developing Cultural Intelligence: Where Do We Go From Here?” Dean and Head of Circulation …

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 …

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. …

Estate planning for your future

Recently, you may have received a postcard in the mail inviting you to a free estate planning seminar offered by University of Detroit Mercy. Our estate planning expert will discuss estate and business succession planning, life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, personal estate planning, estate taxation and individual retirement accounts …

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 …

Detroit Mercy ranks in top 20% of U.S. Universities in Wall Street Journal’s/THE 2020 Times rankings

Detroit Mercy has made a significant jump in The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) college rankings that were released Sept. 4. The University is ranked among the top 20% of all U.S. universities. The WSJ/THE ranked Detroit Mercy 172 out of almost 1,000 schools in the U.S. It …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi chaired a national forum on Historically Black Colleges and Universities at Morehouse College in Atlanta, April 27. Garibaldi is the Chairman of the Grand Committee on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Postsecondary Education Access for Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the oldest African-American professional …

Welcome back, Titans!

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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. …

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 …

Live6 Alliance’s MarketOnTheAVE

The third season of Live6 Alliance’s MarketOnTheAVE is open! Join in on the fun the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from June through September. The market will feature a vast array of beautiful handmade items, delicious food and fresh local produce. In addition, the market will feature existing …

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 …

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal was the first guest on Detroit Mercy Faculty Beats, a new campus podcast where hosts interview Detroit Mercy faculty in an informal conversation and feature the guests’ favorite music. Listen to the podcast episodes online.