Detroit Mercy Campus Connection

December 6, 2016

Live6 Alliance and Model D present neighborhood dialogue

The University and neighborhood communities are invited to come together for a dialogue, "Speak Easy," hosted by Model D in partnership with the Live6 Alliance on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Grounds Coffeehaus on the McNichols Campus. There will be a dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a discussion focusing on the relationship between local institutions and the surrounding communities. Register online and see the Model D website for more information.

Visit Day, Dec. 10

The next Detroit Mercy Visit Day, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon, is an opportunity for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students to spend time on the McNichols Campus and learn what it is like to be a Detroit Mercy student. Future students and their families will gather information on academic programs, scholarships, campus life and career services. Sign up on the Visit Day registration page or contact Associate Director of Admissions Colleen Moore at 313-993-1592 or

Detroit Mercy Giving Tree

Sponsored by the Student Life Office, Student Program Board and Student Government Association, Detroit Mercy has planted a Giving Tree outside the Student Center Bookstore until Friday, Dec. 9. All Giving Tree items will be donated to the Christ Child House.

Select an ornament from the Giving Tree, purchase the item listed and drop off the gift unwrapped at the Student Life Office by Friday, Dec. 9. Help spread cheer this holiday season.

Students make sandwiches for DPS

Detroit Mercy students volunteer with Campus Kitchen to make 500 sandwiches for the Detroit Public School students attending the Titans Women's Basketball game/field trip at Calihan Hall, Nov. 30.

Branding update and reminder

In the three months since the University's brand rollout, the community has seen a great use of our logo and brandline in a variety of promotions. To ensure the correct usage of our logo, colors, brandline and fonts, please refer to the Detroit Mercy Brand Standards Guide. If you have any questions regarding the usage, do not hesitate to contact Marketing & Public Affairs at 313-993-1254. See Hatteras website for online order forms for new letterhead, envelopes and business cards. Please be aware the order form has three options (McNichols, Law and Dental) depending on your respective campus location.

As a reminder in application, on second reference, the University will be referred to as "Detroit Mercy;" please do not use acronyms, including "DM."

While it will take time to use up materials that include old logos, please be proactive in updating applicable materials with the new brand identity when possible. Thank you!

Board of Trustees names three new members

Board of Trustees
University of Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees recently welcomed three new members (pictured from left to right): Emil J. Brolick '69, '72, retired president and CEO, The Wendy's Corporation; Mary M. Fisher, D.D.S. '81, dentist and Eric J. Stanczak, Jr. '93, chief engineer for full size trucks, General Motors Company.

RX for Reading Detroit participates in WDET airtime fundraiser

Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison's literacy program, RX for Reading Detroit, has been selected as one the local non-profits to participate in WDET's 5 Days of Giving Back. WDET 101.9 FM has teamed up with The Kyle John Foundation on Kyle's Challenge, a special fundraiser for WDET to help the community, to give back to 10 local non-profits that support Detroit-area children. During this week, every dollar donated to WDET will be matched with promotional airtime for the organizations. See WDET website for more information. See updates and donate to RX for Reading Detoit on their Impact crowdfunding page!

Libraries add new special collections

Forty-four University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit and Detroit Mercy biographies for Professor Emeriti, Senior Librarian Emerita, Dean Emeriti and President Emerita have been created and added to the University Honors Special Collection on the Libraries/IDS research portal. These additions include complete biographies for all individuals who have been given this honor. View the special collection online.

A special collection featuring the Honors Convocation booklets for the University of Detroit and the University of Detroit Mercy is also now available on the Libraries/IDS research portal. The materials in this collection feature information on the mission of the university, the criteria for each honor, awards, awardee names, University-wide and college/school specific awards, honor fraternities and societies with member names, and quotes of encouragement.

Register for Mid-Year Colleague Development Day, Jan. 5

Detroit Mercy will host the second annual Mid-Year Colleague Development Day on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the McNichols Campus. The day will include an informative plenary session followed by a mix of 60- and 75-minute workshops and presentations to inform, educate and inspire faculty, staff and administrators. See the Colleague Development Days website for session times and topics. Register online by Tuesday, Dec. 20. For more information, please contact Career Education Center Dean Sheryl Johnson-Roulhac at 313-993-1017 or

Nursing Transition Ceremony

Nursing Ceremony
The McAuley School of Nursing honored nursing students who have completed requirements for a bachelor's degree in nursing at the Transition Ceremony, Nov. 30. During the ceremony, undergraduates receive a commemorative pin.

Sisters of Mercy celebrate Foundation Day

Detroit Mercy commemorates the anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy this Monday, Dec. 12. In 1831, on this date, Catherine McAuley, Mary Ann Doyle and Elizabeth Harley professed vows as the first Religious Sisters of Mercy. The chapel was not their own, they did not yet have an approved Holy Rule, nor did they claim a fourth vow of service. But on that day, this new Community of Mercy did own something very precious: a shared mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi was quoted in the Detroit Free Press article, "So much for Cyber Monday, it's starting Friday now," Nov. 23.

Associate Professor of Law J. Richard Broughton was featured for his Faculty Achievement Award in the Detroit Legal News article, "Detroit Mercy Associate Dean receives Achievement Award," Nov. 21.

Professor of Law Lawrence Dubin sat on a panel discussing the Lauren Podell racial slur controversy in the Fox 2 Detroit segment, "Let It Rip," Nov. 16.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi signed a recently released "Statement of AJCU Presidents on undocumented students" in support of protecting the rights to education of all students, regardless of immigration status or religious allegiance." See ACJU press release for more information.

Professor of Psychology Steven Huprich was quoted in the True Viral News article, "The real narcissists," Nov. 29.

Professor of Law Gary Maveal was featured in the Detroit Legal News editorial, "Michigan's troubling water ways," focusing on Michigan's management of public water resources, Nov. 30.

Associate Professor of Education and Former Deputy Mayor of Detroit Isaiah McKinnon was quoted in the Four Crickets article, "The two lives of Bernard Taylor," Nov. 22.

Professor of History Gregory Sumner has contracted to write a new book for The History Press, titled, "POWs in Michigan during World War II." Set for 2018 release, Sumner will tell the story of the 6,000 Germans and Italians held in camps throughout the Wolverine State, many of whom became American citizens after the war.

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