News Release

UDM Future Educators Association Presents "UDM 26 Acts of Kindness"

Make someone's day and brighten yours as well. In memory of the Sandy Hook School shooting victims, the University of Detroit Mercy Future Educators Association is sponsoring "UDM 26 Acts of Kindness" the week of January 14 through January 18 where UDM students are encouraged to do a random act of kindness and tweet about it, including the hash tag #UDM26Acts.

Signs all over campus and in the Student Center building on the McNichols Campus will promote the event and will give UDM community members ideas for random acts of kindness. If enough students participate, the tweets will be compiled into a collage at the end of the week and displayed on campus.

For those students and employees who do not have a twitter account, they can still participate by emailing Nickie Stanley, student, president and co-founder of the UDM chapter of the FEA at stanlenr@udmercy.edu. Individuals can notify her of the acts of kindness or post it on the UDM facebook page, to be included in the collage.

"Let’s see how much good UDM can generate as a community in honor of the children and teachers lost on December 14," said Stanley.

This event is inspired by the “26 Acts” movement promoted by Ann Curry, a NBC reporter, in which people are encouraged to do a random act of kindness and tweet about it for each of the 26 lives lost on December 14th.

For more information and ideas about the #26Acts movement, please visit http://www.udmercy.edu/slo/26acts/index.htm and http://www.facebook.com/26acts.

Release date: January 14, 2013

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."