This week on campus
Tuesday, Jan. 30
- All are welcome to join the discussion at University Ministry Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Young Martyr's Chapel in Shiple Hall. FREE homemade food and refreshments will be provided as we discuss the topic, "Why does faith call us to justice?"
Wednesday, Jan. 31
- The Women's Leadership Round Table Committee created a discussion series to provide an opportunity for early-career women to have informal conversations with someone who is in a leadership role in higher education. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pam Zarkowski will begin this series and speak from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 324 of the McNichols Campus Library. FREE coffee, tea and light refreshments will be offered. Please RSVP to Felicia Mitrovich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Joseph DeWindt, father of the late Professor of History Edwin DeWindt, devoted his free time to painting. Twenty-seven of his works, mostly landscapes, have been on display in the McNichols Campus Library through January. Join us for a silent auction and reception, to benefit the History Department, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the McNichols Campus Library. FREE refreshments will be served. Starting price for all paintings in the auction will be $25.
- Campus Kitchen at Detroit Mercy is partnering with the Detroit Food Policy Council to host a FREE movie night and panel discussion about food waste from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The film, "Just Eat It," explores the issue of food waste and food rescue from farm to retail to fridge. Following the film screening, local leaders from the restaurant, distribution, educational and policy sectors will discuss current efforts to reduce food waste in Detroit. See the event page for more information.
- Join Detroit Mercy Theatre Company and the cast of A Bright New Boise at the Royal Oak Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for "Anatomy of a Scene," an interactive experience about how a scene is crafted to help move a story forward.
Thursday, Feb. 1
- Students with engineering and science backgrounds are in high demand in the legal profession. Detroit Mercy Law will host an open house from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Room 131 of the Engineering Building. Come and learn more about how you can pursue a rewarding career with a graduate degree from Detroit Mercy Law. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com.
- All faiths are welcome to come and celebrate the topic, "Gratitude: Remembering the Goodness of God," at the annual Interfaith Dinner, hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. FREE food will be provided.
Friday, Feb. 2
- Students: Do you already have a resume, but would like a professional review? A career development facilitator will be available during dead hour in Room 103 of Reno Hall to provide tips on choosing proper resume formats, fonts and keywords to create a winning resume tailored to you. See the event page to register.
Friday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb. 4
- Join University Ministry at the winter Explore retreat at Mercy Center in Farmington Hills. This weekend retreat serves as an opportunity to slow down, reconnect on a deeper level with our life and our work, renew ourselves and reflect. Register online.
Saturday, Feb. 3
- Visit Day is an opportunity to show high schoolers interested in attending the University what it will be like to be a Titan. It's also a good time to learn about important aspects of a higher education, such as major tracks, scholarship opportunities, campus life and available career services. Encourage anyone you know interested in attending the University to come to the Ballroom and Fountain Lounge of the Student Union from 9 a.m. to noon.
Sunday, Feb. 4
- The Super Bowl Sunday student mass will be held at 5 p.m. to ensure all participants don't miss the big game. Immediately following mass, the Jesuits will host a small tailgate party with FREE wings and chips; all faiths are welcome!
Next week on campus
Tuesday, Feb. 6
- All are welcome to join a short discussion at University Ministry Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Young Martyr's Chapel in Shiple Hall. FREE homemade food and refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
- All Detroit Mercy community members are invited to join CLASA from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 138 of the Commerce & Finance Building for the talk, "Sanctuary Then and Now." The Gesu Catholic Church Sanctuary Team will host a Salvadoran family, who will describe why they left El Salvador as well as their experience as immigrants in Michigan. Bill O'Brien and Jim Sweeney of Gesu Catholic Church will also speak on the church's initiative to build a Catholic network of congregations committed to immigrants.
- Join Detroit Mercy Theatre Company and the cast of A Bright New Boise at the Ferndale Area District Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for "Community Show and Tell: Music that Inspires," a gathering exploring inspirational music. Come and share a song or piece of music that inspires you.
Thursday, Feb. 8
- Paczki, "PUNCH-ki," "POONCH-key." It doesn't matter how you pronounce it; they are all delicious! Help support University Ministry on Fat Thursday, and buy a few (or a dozen) delectable paczki. All proceeds and donations will go toward funding this year's Alternative Break Trips. The paczki will be sold at the University Ministry Office in the Student Union and in the McNichols Campus Library lobby until they are sold out. The price is $18 a dozen, $9 a half dozen, and individual paczek are $1.50. Save the stress and pre-order your paczki with this form; email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Feb. 5.
- The Institutional Development Core within the ReBUILDetroit program is offering the following professional development seminar for interested faculty and staff: "Understanding Culture, Power, and Difference: Humanizing Pedagogy for Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse College Students," featuring keynote speaker Dorinda J. Carter Andrews. This event will be in the Presidents' Dining Room from 12:30 to 2 p.m. See the event page for more information and to register.
- Healthcare, compliance and elder law are among the fastest growing areas of law practice. As a student in the College of Health Professions, your expertise and qualifications will be an asset in the legal profession. Detroit Mercy Law will host an open house from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Dean's Conference Room of the Health Professions Facility. Come and learn more about how you can pursue a rewarding career with a graduate degree from Detroit Mercy Law. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, Feb. 9
- Students: Join a small group session with the Center for Career & Professional Development and learn about how your can make the most of your TitanCareerLink account. The group will meet during dead hour in Room 103 of Reno Hall. See the event page to register.
Saturday, Feb. 10
- If you have tickets to The Theatre Company's evening performance of A Bright New Boise, join the cast and crew after the show for an afterglow reception.
Sunday, Feb. 11
- If you have tickets to The Theatre Company's afternoon performance of A Bright New Boise, join the cast and crew after the show for the discussion, "A Reason to Believe." A psychologist, philosopher and two cast members will take the group on an in-depth exploration on belief in a higher power despite life's challenges, struggles and conflicts.
February: Black History Month events
- University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events and engagements that are open to the public. All of the events are FREE and take place on the McNichols Campus. See the list of events online. The first event is on Friday, Feb. 9, so don't miss out!
Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge next week
The Titans will once again face off against the Grizzlies for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge next week, Feb. 5-9.
The winner is determined based on the number of donors during the competition timeline and will be announced during the Detroit Mercy vs. Oakland University men's basketball game on Friday, Feb. 9. The losing school's mascot must wear the winning team's jersey at the game.
Detroit Mercy won the first challenge in 2016 and OU came out on top on the final day to win it in 2017. This means war. Stay tuned next week on social media, in your inboxes and on the Donor Challenge website for videos and updates! Please consider doing your part in saving Tommy Titan!
JAFD winter luncheon on Jesuit poverty
All faculty, staff and administrators are invited to the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit (JAFD) winter luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Avenue, in downtown Detroit. Society of Jesus General Treasurer (Rome) J. Thomas McClain, S.J., will deliver the keynote speech on "Jesuit Poverty." Register for the luncheon by Monday, Feb. 5. Click here for more information and to purchase a ticket.
The Theatre Company presents A Bright New Boise
Get your tickets early for The Theatre Company's production of Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Feb. 9-25. Performances will take place at The Marlene Boll Theatre at the Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway St., in downtown Detroit.
"In the bleak corporate break room of an Idaho Hobby Lobby, five lost souls humorously and heartrendingly seek liberation from their pasts by scrutinizing their lives, searching for significance, acceptance and repentance."
Visit the Theatre Company website or call 313-993-3270 for show times and ticket sales. Be sure to check out our stories above for special events surrounding the production.
Student events set for upcoming Day of Giving
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) will host the annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Day of Giving focuses on educating students about the importance and need for alumni engagement and the role alumni play in meeting University priorities.
- Between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., students can sign up and sit for 30 minutes with alumni for a mentoring session in the Presidents' Dining Room. Register online.
- From 12:30 to 2 p.m., students can join SAA for a FREE lunch in the Student Union Fountain Lounge. Network and mingle with alumni, participate in a trivia challenge and sign a thank you card to win some Detroit Mercy swag.
- During Day of Giving, find five alumni cut-outs on the McNichols Campus for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Each selfie you take (and show a representative in the Fountain Lounge) will grant you one entry in the raffle. Limit 5 entries per student.
- Return your Day of Giving piggy bank for a chance to win two Red Wings tickets.
Combat the cold winter with warm chili: Alumni Chili Cook-Off is fast approaching
All Detroit Mercy students, faculty, staff and administrators should head online and register for the annual Alumni Chili Cook-Off coming up on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Enjoy Titan-famous chili, beverages and help decide who takes home the Best Chili trophy! Immediately following the cook-off, be sure to head to Calihan Hall to cheer on the Titans as they take on Green Bay.
Click here for more information and ticket prices or call 313-993-1540. Admission includes food, beer and wine (21+), activities and a ticket to the basketball game. Student tickets are half price. Faculty, staff and administrators can register here.
National Book Award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi to speak at Detroit Mercy
Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., author of the 2016 National Book Award-winning Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, will speak at University of Detroit Mercy on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. This engagement is part of Detroit Mercy's celebration of Black History Month on campus. Read the full story and learn more about the event online.
Business students shine in global investment competition
Four University of Detroit Mercy business students placed in the top 25 in the world in the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge. ETF Global offers investors research and risk analysis that focuses on exchange traded funds (ETFs), and each semester, the firm sponsors an investment competition for college students.
Contestants in the Portfolio Challenge began the semester with a virtual balance of $100,000 and were tasked with constructing the best performing portfolio of exchange-traded funds. Read the full story online. The story was also highlighted in The Hub Detroit.
Titans represent at glow skate
Detroit Mercy students strapped on their skates and hit the rink last week at the glow skate night, sponsored by University Recreation. What a turnout!
Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was part of a panel of scholars discussing Tiya Miles's new book, The Dawn of Detroit: Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straights, at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library, Jan. 27.
An excerpt from Professor of English Nicholas Rombes's recently completed novel, Psycho Femmes II, was published in the Paris online literary journal 3:AM Magazine.