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Podcasts from the Detroit Mercy Mission and Identity Retreat

Fr. StaudenmaierThe Detroit Mercy Mission and Identity Retreat is a way to spread an understanding of the core intentions of University of Detroit Mercy.

Have you ever deeply pondered the work we are all engaged in at University of Detroit Mercy?  Just what is a university, really?  And what does it mean for us to say that Detroit Mercy is Catholic, Jesuit/Mercy and urban?

For guidance in these questions, make some time to view or listen to recordings from the March 2013 Detroit Mercy Mission & Identity Retreat, led by John Staudenmaier, S.J., assistant to the president for Mission & Identity.

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    MI Retreat Part 1

    Where are we? Introduction to the retreat

    This podcast features John Staudenmaier, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity, recorded March 21, 2013. Running time is 11 minutes 15 seconds.

    The Detroit Mercy Mission & Identity Retreat is a way to spread an understanding of the core intentions of University of Detroit Mercy.

    This recording is the introduction to the retreat, discussing how the question "Where am I?" is a good way to start prayer or any substantive conversation. One should be "surprise-able" by what comes to mind in answer to the question.

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    MI Retreat Part 2

    The noun: Detroit Mercy is a university

    This podcast features John Staudenmaier, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity, recorded March 21, 2013. Running time is 25 minutes 12 seconds.

    John Staudenmaier, S.J. explores the noun of Detroit Mercy, "university."  What is a university?  Why has society found universities to be worth their great expense for so long, and in so many places?

    Fr. Staudenmaier discusses what universities do, and what students and faculty hope to achieve in them. Topics include how universities provide an peaceful way to resolve important disagreements, and how universities are defined by peer-reviewed research, research-based teaching, mentoring and service to the wider community.

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    MI Retreat Part 3

    Detroit Mercy's core adjectives

    This podcast features John Staudenmaier, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity, recorded March 21, 2013. Running time is 37 minutes 23 seconds.

    What does it mean when a university describes itself as "Catholic," "Jesuit/Mercy" and "urban?"  Following on his previous talk about what the noun "university" means, John Staudenmaier, S.J. explores the core adjectives of University of Detroit Mercy.

    Fr. Staudenmaier discusses each of these terms as to how they affect the people, mission and identity of Detroit Mercy.

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