Fall 2011

In this issue of Tapestry

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CLAE inducts seven alumni community leaders into its Hall of Honor

University of Detroit Mercy's College of Liberal Arts & Education hosted its third annual Hall of Honor Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 30. The luncheon and ceremony, held at the Detroit Golf Club, recognized the civic and professional achievements of seven individuals, who also give back their valuable time and resources to the University in many different ways. Read

Elmore Leonard ’50, receives Peabody Award and other alumni news

News and classnotes from UDM alumni highlighting Elmore J. Leonard, Jr. '50, who recently accepted a Peabody Award. Read

Upcoming events for CLAE alumni

Islamic Studies Program dinner; Former GM exec Robert A. Lutz; Theatre Company plays and receptions; Designing Sustainable Detroit Symposium; lecture by Amy Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies. Read

Faculty profile: Todd Hibbard joins biblical teachings to modern day religion

In the 21st century, religious studies are timelier than ever. Just ask Assistant Professor of Religious Studies J. Todd Hibbard, who joined University of Detroit Mercy’s faculty this fall. Read

CLAE faculty notes

Some of the recent scholarly achievements by faculty of the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Read

CLAE news briefs

In the CLAE News Briefs: University of Windsor offering their Master of Social Work program on McNichols Campus; Underground Railroad Symposium discusses Detroit’s role; Other UDM schools and colleges join CLAE for second annual Minor Fair; UDM student participates in National Poetry Slam; and Journalism students win awards. Read

A letter from the Dean

An update about the College from Interim Dean Roy Finkenbine, highlighting new construction, new faculty and employees, and encouraging you to audit a class! Read

Save the Date

Presidential Inauguration of
Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
Friday, April 13, 2012
For details, visit
the inauguration site.

New alumni benefit

UDM has connected with Quicken Loans to offer UDM alumni the opportunity to receive $500 at closing on a new or refinanced mortgage. For details, call 866-378-6088 or visit the Quicken Loans UDM page.

Shopping for UDM graduates?

UDM has the perfect gift. We have U of D and Mercy College of Detroit alumni t-shirts and U of D alumni ties. Find the order form on Community. Also, stop by the UDM Bookstore in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus for dozens of gift ideas.

Make the call to be included in the UDM Alumni Directory!

Over the next couple of months, Publishing Concepts, Inc. will contact UDM alumni via mail, email and phone to request your updated information for the UDM Alumni Directory, published every five years. The University thanks you in advance for your participation. For more about the directory project, visit the Online Community.

"Detroit is AWESOME, baby!"

UDM will honor  former Titan basketball coach Dick Vitale, on Monday, Dec. 5, with a 6:15 p.m. dedication and naming of the Dick Vitale Court in Calihan Hall. Join the celebration and see the Titan men’s basketball team take on St. John’s in a nationally televised 7 p.m. game. Purchase tickets today by visiting DetroitTitans.com or by calling 313-993-1700.