founders celebration

University of Detroit Mercy is celebrating 133 years of commitment to the City of Detroit, the metropolitan area, and the University’s founding sponsors, the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy, throughout September 2010.

Please join us for the activities, meet our students and faculty, participate in our liturgies. You can now register online for many of the events. We hope to see you at many of the gatherings!

UDM Night at Comerica Park

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Friday, September 10

6:30 p.m. picnic dinner / game begins at 7 p.m.
Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles
Enjoy food and drinks as you watch the game from the private Pepsi Porch
$50 per person includes dinner, one drink ticket (cash bar on site), dessert & soft drinks

UDM Nurse Anesthesia Seminar & Gala

Saturday, September 11
Seminar: 7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Gala: 7 p.m.
Motor City Casino
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Celebrating R. Gerard Albright, S.J.
and his golden anniversary of teaching at the University

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Sunday, September 19

Noon Liturgy at St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building, McNichols Campus
12:30 p.m. Open House with light refreshments at Lansing-Reilly Hall

Celebrate Spirit!

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Thursday, September 23

11:30 a.m. Liturgy, Calihan Hall (Look for seating in Alumni Row)
Followed by a picnic lunch, Fisher Fountain, McNichols Campus
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Annual Titan 10 Pub Night

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Thursday, September 23

6-8 p.m., Cheli's Chili Bar, Dearborn, MI
A social gathering for graduates of the last 10 years

Ignatian Circle Dinner (by separate invitation only)

Friday September 24
4:30 p.m. Liturgy
5:30 p.m. Reception & dinner celebrating generosity and philanthropy to UDM

On September 24, UDM also recognizes Mercy Day, the date on which Catherine McAuley, who founded the Religious Sisters of Mercy, began the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland to shelter, feed and educate women and girls.

Red Mass

Tuesday, September 28
Noon Liturgy, Saints Peter & Paul Jesuit Church
Lunch follows at UDM School of Law, Riverfront Campus

Designing Sustainable Detroit
Riding Trucks, Trains, Boats and Planes to Urban Vitality

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Thursday, September 30

6 p.m. Student Center, McNichols Campus
Welcome by Mayor Dave Bing

  • Matthew Cullen '83, President, M1 Rail Project/ President & COO, Rock Enterprises
  • Robert Ficano '77, Wayne County Executive
  • Melissa Roy, Senior Director, Government Relations, Detroit Regional Chamber

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