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  • October 06: College of Engineering & Science’s 9th Annual Research Symposium, Oct. 21

    Thursday October 06, 2022
    Four people stand next to a posterboard with pictures and text inside of the Student Fitness Center. Other people are in the background.

    The College of Engineering & Science’s ninth annual Research Symposium is set for Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Each year, this annual symposium highlights the research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the College of Engineering & Science invites hundreds of high school students and alumni to experience the academic research achievements of our students.

    Students will win prizes based on research excellence in engineering and science categories. Additionally, a participant-voted “People’s Choice” award will be made to the best project.

    This event will take place in the Student Ballroom, Fountain Lounge and Engineering High Bay. Students will display research posters for their projects. Demonstrations may also be on display.

    For more information, please visit eng-sci.udmercy.edu/research/symposium or contact Norman Bent at 313-993-1536.

    Four people stand next to a posterboard with pictures and text inside of the Student Fitness Center. Other people are in the background.

  • October 06: Faith, Hope, and Love: Faith Through the LGBTQ+ Lens, Oct. 13

    Thursday October 06, 2022

    Join the Detroit Mercy community for an interfaith panel discussion on faith and identity on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 1-2 p.m.

    The discussion, titled “Faith, Hope and Love: Faith Through the LGBTQ+ Lens,” will be held in the Loranger Architecture Exhibition Space. University Ministry, Religious Studies, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Title IX are sponsoring the discussion.

    Those interested are asked to RSVP by emailing Stephanie Zellner, zellnesr@udmercy.edu, with “panel” in the subject line.

  • October 06: Social justice workshop on faith, politics set for Oct. 12

    Thursday October 06, 2022

    University Ministry is bringing NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C., to the McNichols Campus for a workshop on faith and politics on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Loranger Architecture Exhibition Space.

    The workshop, titled “Equally Sacred Issues: Social Justice Workshop,” will engage students in discussion and reflecting on the importance of being a well-informed and discerning multi-issue voter, or a Pope Francis voter.

    Pope Francis has written that caring for immigrants, dismantling racism, and putting an end to immoral levels of economic inequality are equally sacred to caring for the unborn. The workshop will be grounded in Catholic traditions, but will also incorporate interfaith elements, allowing students from a variety of religious backgrounds to use similar principles for being informed and discerning voters.

    Registration is not required, but highly encouraged. The workshop is expected to last 75 minutes.

    Register online.
  • October 05: Flu vaccine clinic at Detroit Mercy set for Nov. 11

    Wednesday October 05, 2022
    A photograph of the McNichols entry gate with the Titans Together logo at the center of the image.

    Detroit Mercy community: the Wellness Center on the McNichols Campus is holding a flu vaccine clinic for both students and employees from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

    The cost is just $30 and can be paid with either cash or if a student, it can be charged to your account.

    The deadline to apply for a flu vaccine is Friday, Oct. 7 at the Wellness Center, which is located in West Quad, Room 104 on the McNichols Campus. The Wellness Center needs a correct account of vaccines prior to the clinic.

    The vaccine process will take roughly 20 minutes. More information on location will follow.

    Please contact the Wellness Center by phone at 313-993-1185 with any questions.

    A photograph of the McNichols entry gate with the Titans Together logo at the center of the image.

  • October 05: Join the Becoming Balanced retreat, Oct. 14

    Wednesday October 05, 2022
    A graphic for the 'Becoming Balanced Retreat.' Text includes October 14-15, Holley Family Village, Brooklyn, Michigan, Come learn tools and practices to help you find peace and balance in your life, Retreat will be hosted by University Ministry and Mercy College of Ohio, Any questions or concerns? Reach out to Anna Lawler at lawleran@udmercy.edu.

    In collaboration with Mercy College of Ohio, University Ministry is hosting a retreat all about finding balance in your life. The retreat is set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15 at the Holley Family Village in Brooklyn, Mich.

    The retreat, “Becoming Balanced” is meant to help you understand different tools and practices you can use to find balance and peace in your college experience and beyond.

    Detroit Mercy will be joined by staff and students from our sister school, Mercy College of Ohio, which is located in Toledo. The retreat is an amazing opportunity to make connections with other students in similar programs while also working on your own sense of self and self care.

    With any questions or for more information, please contact Anna Lawler by phone at 313-993-1925 or by email at lawleran@udmercy.edu.

    Sign-up for “Becoming Balanced” retreat.

    A graphic for the 'Becoming Balanced Retreat.' Text includes October 14-15, Holley Family Village, Brooklyn, Michigan, Come learn tools and practices to help you find peace and balance in your life, Retreat will be hosted by University Ministry and Mercy College of Ohio, Any questions or concerns? Reach out to Anna Lawler at lawleran@udmercy.edu.

  • October 05: Student submissions wanted for student art journal, [sic]

    Wednesday October 05, 2022
    Broken Heart Syndrome artwork by Fatima Elkhatib

    Detroit Mercy students, would you like to see your writing, photographs or visual art published?

    Then consider submitting your work to Detroit Mercy’s student art journal [sic], which is looking for poems, short stories, personal essays, photographs and other visual artwork.

    [sic] offers $100 prizes for the best visual, poetry and fiction/prose submissions. Undergraduate and graduate students can make submissions to [sic].

    There is no limit to the number of submissions students can make. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.

    With any questions or for more information, please contact Associate Professor of English Rosemary Weatherston at weatherr@udmercy.edu.

    Submit your work to [sic]. Broken Heart Syndrome artwork by Fatima ElkhatibBroken Heart Syndrome artwork by Fatima Elkhatib from 2022.
  • October 04: Fall vaccination clinic for the bivalent booster against COVID-19, Nov. 4

    Tuesday October 04, 2022
    A photograph of the McNichols entry gate with the Titans Together logo at the center of the image.

    The University will host a fall vaccination clinic for the much awaited, bivalent booster dose against COVID-19.

    The one-day clinic will take place on Friday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the McNichols campus. Our clinic partner, RiteAid Pharmacy, will be administering both Moderna and Pfizer bivalent booster vaccines.   

    Before signing up, please be sure that you are available between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, November 4 AND that you are interested in receiving a bivalent booster, which requires that more than two months have passed since receiving your final dose of a primary COVID-19 vaccine. If you have recently had a COVID infection, the CDC recommends waiting three months before receiving this bivalent booster.

    Appointments are required, and the sign-up below is on a first-come, first-served basis. Following sign-up, you will receive a confirmation reply and within three business days from sign up, you will receive an appointment time, consent form, and further details on what to bring with you the day of the clinic.

    Detroit Mercy Students and Employees SIGN UP 

    OR 

    Family and Friends SIGN UP  

    Staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination is an important step in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone. Please find the resources and frequently asked questions below on the bivalent booster vaccines.

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  • October 03: Fall career and co-op fair set for Thursday, Oct. 6

    Monday October 03, 2022
    More than a dozen people pictured inside of the Student Union Ballroom, with tables set up with posters and reading materials.

    The Center for Career & Professional Development and the College of Engineering & Science is set to host the 2022 Fall Career and Co-op Fair on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 3-6 p.m. The fair is open for all current students as well as recent graduates.

    The fair, sponsored by Alliance Catholic Credit Union, will take place in the Student Union Ballroom, with more than 70 organizations expected to attend.

    The career and co-op fair is a great opportunity for students to meeting with a variety of employers as well as graduate schools to discuss full-time employment, graduate school options, co-op and internship positions as well as volunteering opportunities.

    For questions or more information on the career and co-op fair, please visit www.udmercy.edu/current-students/cec/fall-fair.

    You may also contact the Center for Career & Professional Development directly at 313-993-1017 or by email at careerlink@udmercy.edu.

    Register through Handshake.

    More than a dozen people pictured inside of the Student Union Ballroom, with tables set up with posters and reading materials.

  • October 03: Detroit Mercy student takes on New York Fashion Week

    Monday October 03, 2022
    Eighteen people sitting and standing, wearing bright-colored clothes.

    In September, after traveling more than 500 miles from Detroit to New York City, Samaiyah Abdur-Rahman reached the pinnacle of her small business career by participating in New York Fashion Week with The Model Experience in Brooklyn, NY.

    The Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration sophomore’s clothing line had already been featured at Michigan Fashion Week, the Beauty In Me Fashion Show, Voyage Magazine, and sold at Old Soul Vintage in Detroit, but the Empire State experience pushed her to achieve more.

    “The first fashion show we went to featured a men’s line. As I was sitting in the crowd, inside this breathtaking venue, all I could think was ‘How can I be on that stage; how can I be the designer that walks out on the catwalk after a showcase?’ It was fueling a fire inside me being in that environment—it was everything,” said Abdur-Rahman.

    Four people smile and pose for a photo inside of a TV studio.Samaiyah Abdur-Rahman, front in tan dress.

    For a little more than four years, Abdur-Rahman has been painting for her first business, SJLCreations, but she only just began her digital designing career in December 2021. She launched her clothing line, Haus of Imani, this June at Michigan Fashion Week. Although her brand is only months old, she is no stranger to the fashion industry.

    “I was first introduced to fashion when my aunt had her own clothing line when I was in high school,” said Abdur-Rahman. “She had a show at the Detroit Institute of Arts and while helping with that, I was able to see her make the clothes and dress the models. That show and seeing her work was what inspired me to express myself through art.”

    The 22-year-old artist continues to find her creativity through similar experiences.

    “Most of my inspiration comes from day-to-day life. I draw a lot from whatever I surround myself with whether that be galleries, walking through the zoo or visiting a park—I’m very influenced by my environment,” Abdur-Rahman said. “My faith is also one of my biggest influences.”

    With her Christian faith being a main pillar in Abdur-Rahman’s life, it was easy for her to find her place at Detroit Mercy. But it was a religious studies course that gave her a new outlook on how to combine her two passions—art and God.

    “Detroit Mercy has really helped shape my spirituality. Last semester I took a course with Fr. Kelly and we read an article about how your creativity brings you closer to God,” said Abdur-Rahman. “That lesson really stuck with me and made me think of my art and my devotion to God and how they can work together.”

    Growing up with a mother who works as a social worker and father who teaches at Beech Elementary School in Redford, it didn’t take much for Abdur-Rahman to realize how she could use her skills to give back to her community in a positive way.

    “I did a few painting workshops at my dad’s school, one for all the second graders and another for the entire staff to celebrate teacher appreciation week,” said Abdur-Rahman. “Those workshops were such a success that I started reaching out to shelters and youth centers and already have four workshops scheduled.”

    Abdur-Rahman has hosted her painting workshops at COTS (Coalition On Temporary Shelter) Detroit, the Covenant House and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, just to name a few.

    “I love teaching people how to express themselves,” said Abdur-Rahman. “This portion of my work has been the most fulfilling by far.”

    As a full-time student, business owner and volunteer, Abdur-Rahman has been steadily accomplishing whatever she sets her mind to and doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

    “There are just so many possibilities for me right now, once I accomplish one goal, I just keep asking myself ‘OK, what’s next?’” said Abdur-Rahman. “I want to go to it all, Paris Fashion Week even London.”

    But even as she continues to build and dream big, she makes it a point to appreciate all that she’s accomplished and those who’ve helped her along the way.

    “Through all these experiences I’ve learned how important it is to have a team beside you,” said Abdur-Rahman. “I’ve also learned that it’s not always about the end goal, it’s more about how I get there. I keep reminding myself to enjoy the moment that I’m in.”

    Since the New York trip, productions from both Haus of Imani and SJLCreations can be found in select brick and motor stores and cafes throughout Detroit and Brooklyn as well as on Abdur-Rahman’s website.

    — By Victoria H. Taylor. Follow Detroit Mercy on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Have a story idea? Let us know by submitting your idea.

    Eighteen people sitting and standing, wearing bright-colored clothes.

  • October 03: Detroit Mercy to host two award-winning poets, first on Oct. 6

    Monday October 03, 2022
    Stacy Gnall, left, and Tyehimba Jess

    The public, students, staff and faculty are invited to hear two nationally award-winning poets read from their work at University of Detroit Mercy. 

    Stacy Gnall will read from her new book Dogged at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Bargman Room of the McNichols Campus Library. Dogged won the 2021 Juniper Prize for Poetry.  

    Gnall is poet-in-residence at Detroit Mercy and is teaching creative writing and poetry this academic year. This event is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts & Education at Detroit Mercy. Gnall is also the author of Heart First into the Forest. 

    On Thursday, Oct. 27, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess will read at 7 p.m. in an event co-sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts & Education, the African American Studies Program and the Black Abolitionist Archive. He will read on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols campus in the Chemistry Building, Room 114. 

    Jess, a Detroit native, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his book Olio. In 2004, his book Leadbelly was a winner of the National Poetry Series. 

    “Stacy and Tyehimba are important voices in contemporary poetry, and Detroit Mercy is thrilled to be able to present them to the community,” said Mary-Catherine Harrison, associate professor and chair of the Department of English. 

    Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://udmercy.edu/english.

    Register for Gnall poetry reading. Stacy Gnall, left, and Tyehimba JessStacy Gnall, left, and Tyehimba Jess.

Student Spotlight

Tuesday June 07, 2022
Student Spotlight: Ahlam Al Mohammad
Ahlam Al Mohammad sits next to water with buildings, trees and a bridge in the background set against a sunset.

Our student spotlight shines on international student Ahlam Al Mohammad. Hometown: Homs, Syria Year and major: First year master’s student in Electrical Engineering Languages spoken: …

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    Student Success and Academic Support

    Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center offers a testing center, tutoring and study groups, professional mentoring, athlete study table, placement testing, and more. Some of the programs listed below are also part of the Student Success Center.

    • Academic Interest and Major Exploration (AIME)- Developmental advising and peer mentoring to conditionally admitted students.

    • Disability Support Services- available to all currently enrolled students who have documented disabilities that substantially limit them in one or more major life activities. Individuals eligible for services may have, but are not limited to, the following types of disabilities: mobility, orthopedic, hearing, visual, learning, psychological and attentional.

    • KCP Program - Michigan students who can benefit from improving their academic skills. Professional, confidential academic support.

    • Personal Counseling - Professional outpatient counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment is available to students at no charge.

    • Tutoring Appointments - SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history and English. Make an appointment.

    • Learning Studios - Weekly study sessions by tutors who help with specific sections of courses throughout the term. Includes courses in Math Functions (Algebra), Math Analysis (Calculus), Physical and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and English.

    TRiO Student Support Services

    TRiO is a federally funded program designed to provide underrepresented student populations. It provides assistance with scholarship applications, academic success planning, mentoring and more.

    The Writing Center

    Work on any stage of the writing process. with peer consultants. Review your assignments, drafts, instructor feedback and questions. Get support if English is not your first language.

    Student Advising

    Work with your faculty advisor to reflect on your academic and career goals and to track your academic progress.

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    Important Dates

    Important Date Info for Fall Term 2022

    • March 14, 2022: Advising Begins For Term I Fall 2022-2023
    • March 21: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2022-2023
    • August 12: Deadline For December 2022 Graduation Applications
    • August 26: Drops for Non-payment at Close of Business
    • August 28: Last Day to Make a Payment for Term I Fall 2022-23 without a Late Fee Assessment
    • August 29: CLASSES BEGIN
    • September 4: Last Day to Register, | Add/Drop Ends | Last Day for 100% Refund, to Drop a Course Without a "W",  to Declare Audit or Pass/Fail Option
    • September 3-5: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • October 10-11: Fall Break - University Open but NO classes
    • October 31: Advising For Term II Winter and Summer Begins
    • November 7: Registration For Term II Winter and Summer Begins
    • November 21: Last Day to Withdraw From Class
    • November 24-27: Thanksgiving Recess (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • December 13-17: Final Exam Week
    • December 17: Official End of Term
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

     

    Important Dates for Winter 2023

    • Nov. 8, 2022: Registration Begins 
    • Jan. 8, 2023: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 9: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 15: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 16: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 10: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 6-11: Mid-Winter/Spring Break
    • Mar. 29: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Apr. 7-9: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 25-29: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 29: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 13: Baccalaureate/Commencement
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

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    In case of emergencies outside of Wellness Center and Clinic hours, please contact the following:

    Emergency Assistance

    911 Police – Fire – Medical

    University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety/Emergency Line — 313-993-1123

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    University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety Escort Services
    McNichols Campus — 313-993-1234
    School of Law — 313-993-1234
    School of Dentistry — 313-494-6706

    TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) — 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255

    HELP Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) — 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)

    Crisis Text Line Get Help Now (24/7) — Text START to 741-741

    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Sexual Assault National Line — 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

    Rape Victim’s Assistance Program at Detroit Police Department Crisis Line — 313-833-1660

    Collegiate Assistance Program (Nurse Line 24/7) — 877-643-5130

    Center for Disease Control, National STD and AIDS Hotline — 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

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