Detroit Mercy Campus Connection

November 28, 2017

This week on campus

Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Come enjoy Christmas carols, cookies and hot cocoa at the Student Fitness Center from 6 to 8 p.m. as we bless and officially light the Christmas tree.

Saturday, Dec. 2

  • Join University Ministry for Discover the D: Noel Night, as we head into Detroit for lunch and explore Midtown during the holiday season. Meet at the University Ministry Office in the Student Union at 5 p.m.

Next week on campus

Tuesday, Dec. 5

  • All Detroit Mercy students, faculty and alumni as well as guests, community members, and prospective students are invited to the public presentations of the Master of Community Development Capstone projects this week. The "Restorin' E. Warren" capstone project proposes recommendations for Detroit's East Warren Avenue through a comprehensive framework plan and will present on from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 11475 East Outer Drive in Detroit.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • The Master of Community Development capstone project, "Who Gets to Decide?" proposes a new self-assessment tool for community engagement practitioners and participants in Detroit. This team will host its public presentation from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Messiah, 231 E Grand Boulevard in Detroit.
  • Relax and unwind before finals week and the hectic holiday season. Join the Student Program Board from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Fountain Lounge and "de-stress" with a relaxation program including, oxygen bar, massage chairs, spinal exercisers and foot massage machines. See the event page.

Thursday, Dec. 7

  • Come warm up and chow down on hot cocoa and cookies while decorating ornaments outside the University Ministry Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8

  • ReBUILDetroit scholars from Detroit Mercy and editors of a student-led research journal from Ball State University share their semester-long collaboration from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 220 of the Engineering Building. Come learn more about the publication process, peer review and the experience between the scholars and editors of Ball State's Fine Focus Undergraduate Research journal. Light refreshments will be served.
  • University Ministry will host two Immaculate Conception masses at noon and 4:30 p.m. in St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building. All faiths are welcome to attend.

Sunday, Dec. 10

  • Celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the 9 p.m. Student Mass, the last of the semester, in St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building. All faiths are welcome to attend.

What does the tuition reset mean for current students?

Tuition Reset Illustrated Guide Banner

By now you've probably heard about our "Assure Your Boundless Future" tuition reset and some may still have questions, especially the impact of this initiative on current students. Click here and read our illustrated guide or view our frequently asked questions page. See also our media coverage on the reset and feel free to contact us at if you have any additional questions.

Show your philanthropic side with Titan Tuesday

Titan Tuesday Graphic

Around the country, they call today Giving Tuesday, but at Detroit Mercy, we call it Titan Tuesday. Show your support for our student-athletes by making a donation to the Clash of the Titans. It's quick and easy and your gift could help your favorite team win an additional $5,000. Click here and donate today. Thank you! #TitanTuesday

Help to make the season bright with our giving tree

Tommy Titan Giving a Gift

Through Friday, Dec. 15 the Detroit Mercy community can find our annual Giving Tree located outside of the Student Union Bookstore on the McNichols Campus. If you would like to participate, simply select an ornament, purchase the listed item, wrap it up and drop it off at the Student Life Office by Friday, Dec. 15.

All Giving Tree items will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society/Gesu. If you have any questions please contact Adam Hollmann at or 313-993-1154. The Detroit Mercy Giving Tree is sponsored by the Student Life Office, Student Program Board, Student Government Association and University Ministry.

Get to know: Peter Sullivan '86, blazing a new path

Alumnus Peter Sullivan '86

Peter Sullivan '86 was forging a career in software design in the early days of the dot-com industry. His bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Detroit and master's in computer science from Stanford put him on the forefront in the field of human/computer interaction in Silicon Valley.

But while making a name for himself at some of the companies whose names are synonymous with the rise of the Internet, life intervened, putting him on a new path that puts him sometimes at odds with the industry he helped build. Read his story online.

Nursing programs receive accreditation extension

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners has granted the McAuley School of Nursing the ten-year accreditation extension for our undergraduate, Masters, post-Masters certificate, and the Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. See the full CCNE report online.

Detroit Mercy recognized as Military Friendly School

Militart Friendly Logo

Detroit Mercy has once again earned the Military Friendly School designation from the Military Friendly Schools media and website. This website features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. Read the full story online.

Start the New Year with Colleague Development Day

A reminder that Detroit Mercy will host the annual Mid-Year Colleague Development Day on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 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. An additional presenter has recently been added to the schedule, "Connecting the Dots: Using the Flipped Class Model to Increase Metacognition in the Classroom."

See the Colleague Development Days website for session times and topics. Register online by Tuesday, Dec. 19. For more information, please contact Center for Career & Professional Development Dean Sheryl Johnson-Roulhac at 313-993-1017 or

Thumbs Up!

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine wrote the article, "There is a respectful way to deal with offending monuments," featured in Newsweek, Nov. 27.

Tune in to 910 AM Superstation on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m. and listen to University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi speak with host Nolan Finley about the Assure Your Boundless Future tuition reset initiative.

Assistant Professor of Education Jiawen Wang, Associate Professor of Education Joslen Letscher and Associate Professor of Education Karen Selby will present their paper, "Integrating Parent Education into Teacher Education: Clinical Experiences of Teaching Parents to Play Math Games" at the 2018 Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education AILACTE annual meeting and conference in Baltimore, Md, in March 2018.

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