January 2014
The Nautilus

In this issue of The Nautilus

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UDM to honor alumni with Achievement Award, April 11

This spring, University of Detroit Mercy will host the inaugural University-wide celebration, "Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards," on Friday, April 11. The new event will honor a distinguished alumnus/a from each college/school with an Alumni Achievement Award. Philip Kinsella '58 is the award recipient from the School of Architecture. Read

DCDC celebrates its 20th Anniversary in February

As the School of Architecture enjoys the afterglow of celebrating its 50th anniversary last fall, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Read

$2 million in gifts and grants will help SOA students through scholarships, co-ops and fellowships

The School of Architecture (SOA) and the College of Engineering & Science at University of Detroit Mercy received grants totaling $2 million to support students through scholarships, paid internships (co-op) and fellowship positions. The gifts are from Warren Loranger '51, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust. Read

Andrew Sturm designs solutions for people and communities

Sturm's approach to solving problems carries over to his work today. "Our job isn't just to say, 'Let me put up a building.' It's to define the need and to find the experts who can get the job done, ... Our point is that it's more valuable to come at the problem by first learning what your challenge is, and then learning what will work to meet that challenge." Read

SOA alumni news

News about Architecture alumni. Read

School news

New studios, 50th Anniversary events, the Lecture Series and more School news. Read

SOA faculty news

Read about some of the recent achievements by School of Architecture faculty. Read

New development director

Teri Carroll joins the UDM Advancement team to serve as director of development for the School of Architecture. Read

Letter from the Dean

Will Wittig writes to School of Architecture alumni, on the 50th anniversary of the School and the 20th anniversary of the DCDC. Read

Homecoming 2014!

Thanks to the hundreds of UDM alumni who joined us for Homecoming 2014! On Jan. 11, the Titans basketball teams challenged the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies in Calihan Hall and a Mass and an alumni tailgate party were hosted on campus. See the Homecoming photo gallery. Go Titans!

Update your information on the Online Community

Have you recently moved? Do you want to receive Spiritus, our alumni magazine? Do you want to be aware of the events planned for our alumni? Make sure to update your contact information on the UDM Online Community.

Request a UDM Alumni Association Membership card

Request a UDM Alumni Association membership card to take advantage of the many benefits available to you as a UDM alumnus. Multiple benefits were added this fall, to learn more, visit the UDM benefits page on Community.

Sport your Titan pride

Spread school spirit by wearing your Titan gear! The Alumni Association has U of D alumni 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 large variety of University apparel.