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  • February 22: Catch Black History Month exhibit at McNichols Library

    Thursday February 22, 2024
    A black, yellow, green and red graphic with text reading Looking Back at University History: African American Studies Program.

    A black, yellow, green and red graphic with text reading Looking Back at University History: African American Studies Program.There is still time to stop by the McNichols Campus Library to see the Black History Month exhibit on display through the end of February.

    Catch a glimpse of UDM history, including a look at the African American Studies program origins, as well as a collection of books on heroes of the civil rights movement, Black arts, and more.

    Just about everything on display is available to check out, including books by recent guest authors Ilyon Woo (Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom) and Margaret A. Burnham (By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners).

  • February 21: Motown to be performed by Music Club, University Chorus

    Wednesday February 21, 2024
    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading Detroit Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of Detroit Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

    Music from Motown, Spirituals, Afrobeats and more will be presented at the concert celebrating Black History Month, performed by Detroit Mercy’s University Chorus and Music Club.

    The concert is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Forest Branch of the Detroit Public Library.

    The branch is at 7117 W. 7 Mile Road, just west of Livernois for the University community and neighborhood. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Students will present solos and group numbers celebrating and honoring black artists over the last 150 years.

    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading Detroit Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of Detroit Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

  • February 20: Admissions Reply Deadline extended to June 1 due to FAFSA delays

    Tuesday February 20, 2024
    A snowy aerial photo of the McNichols Campus, showcasing the Student Union, clock tower and other buildings.

    Due to 2024’s FAFSA delay, the University has extended their reply deadline from May 1 to June 1.

    For full information and next steps, visit sussvil.com/admission/freshman/next-steps.php.

    A snowy aerial photo of the McNichols Campus, showcasing the Student Union, clock tower and other buildings.

  • February 20: Financial literacy series with Ryan Mack set for Feb. 24

    Tuesday February 20, 2024
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    The Charlton Center for Responsible Investing in partnership with Trio Student Support Services (SSS) continues its Finance Seminar Webinars on Tuesday, Feb. 24 with a virtual presentation by financial expert, author and renowned public speaker Ryan Mack.

    Mack will lean an important and timely Zoom presentation, “Good Credit: How to Get it, Use it and Bad Credit: How to Fix It.” The virtual session begins at 12:45 p.m. and is open to the University community. Please register in advance.

    A graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and a former Wall Street careerist, Mack’s passion for teaching financial empowerment and awareness led him to form his own financial awareness group, Main Street. Other colleges and universities, international communities, unions, non-profits and churches are among the beneficiaries of his comprehensive, exciting approach to teaching economic empowerment.

    For more information, please call 313-993-1108 or email trio@sussvil.com or edwarddj1@sussvil.com.

    Register now for Zoom session.
  • February 19: Monthly liturgy and lunch set for Wednesday, Feb. 21

    Monday February 19, 2024
    The entrance of St. Ignatius Chapel, inside the Commerce and Finance Building at UDM.

    The entrance of St. Ignatius Chapel, inside the Commerce and Finance Building at UDM.Detroit Mercy’s Office of Mission Integration will be celebrating their next special monthly liturgy Wednesday, Feb. 21 at noon in the St. Ignatius Chapel.

    Fr. Patrick Kelly, S.J., will celebrate the liturgy and preach on a theme related to our educational mission. There will be a pizza lunch afterwards in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 218 and time to visit with colleagues.

    At each monthly liturgy, colleagues will have an opportunity to reflect on a theme central to the University’s Mercy-Jesuit educational mission.

    Persons of all religious backgrounds or who are not affiliated with a religious tradition are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • February 19: Volunteers requested for 2024 Honors Convocation

    Monday February 19, 2024

    Detroit Mercy community, the Dean of Students Office is requesting volunteers for the Honors Convocation ceremonies and liturgy Sunday, March 24, held on the McNichols Campus.

    The Honors Convocation schedule is as follows:

    • College of Health Professions — 11:30 a.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • Liturgy — 1:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel
    • College of Engineering & Science — 3 p.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • College of Liberal Arts & Education — 3:15 p.m., Gesu Catholic Church
    • College of Business Administration — 3:30 p.m., Student Union Building (Fountain Lounge)

    Interested volunteers may join for part of the day, the entire day or for the liturgy. Volunteers must arrive at least one hour before the ceremony of their choice.

    Please respond to Stephanie Wheeler at wheelesm@sussvil.com or 313-993-1033, if interested. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, March 8.

  • February 19: National Alliance on Mental Illness presentation set for Feb. 22

    Monday February 19, 2024
    A graphic featuring the NAMI Metro-Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties logo and the University of Detroit Mercy logo. Additional text reads, National Alliance on Mental Illness, in Our Own Voice Presentation, NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

    All are welcome to attend a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. on the McNichols Campus.

    The presentation, hosted by the College of Health Professions and made possible by the Mission Micro-Grant, will take place in the Chemistry Building, Room 114.

    NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

    The presentation provides:

    • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic.
    • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions.
    • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals.
    • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community.

    With any questions or for more information, please contact Andrea Kwasky at kwaskyan@sussvil.com or Mary Serowoky at serowoml2@sussvil.com.

    A graphic featuring the NAMI Metro-Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties logo and the University of Detroit Mercy logo. Additional text reads, National Alliance on Mental Illness, in Our Own Voice Presentation, NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

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Monday February 19, 2024

Professor of Physics Prasad Venugopal was featured on Detroit Evening Report Weekends, talking about race, gender and science and how he brings it into the classroom to build better scientists. Venugopal talked in a 27-minute interview with WDET’s Sascha Raiyn about a course called Science, Technology and Race and why changing how scientists talk about identity leads to better science. Full interview.

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