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  • June 14: University to honor employee with a tree

    Friday June 14, 2024

    Chaka HughesChaka Hughes was more than just a member of University Mail Services; he was a cherished friend, a bright smile, and a positive presence who touched many lives every day at ϲʲͼ.

    He passed away suddenly on Oct. 8, 2022. To honor his memory and his lasting impact on the McNichols Campus, friends and co-workers are raising funds to plant a memorial tree on the ϲʲͼ Mercy campus. Alongside the tree, a plaque will be placed to commemorate his life and the joy he brought to the ϲʲͼ Mercy community.

    They hope to raise $400 to cover the costs of installing the plaque. Your generous donation, no matter the size, will help create a lasting tribute to Hughes’ memory and his contributions to our community.

    Donations can be made onlineor dropped off to Darrin Brown in University Advancement on the Second Floor of the Student Union.

    To mail a donation by check, make it out to ϲʲͼ with “Chaka Hughes tree dedication” in the memo line and send it to: University Advancement, ϲʲͼ, 4001 W. McNichols, ϲʲͼ, MI 48221.

  • June 10: Tickets available for PGA Tour’s 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic

    Monday June 10, 2024

    A collage of photos featuring people and the private suite at PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic in ϲʲͼ.

    For the sixth-straight year, the PGA Tour returns to ϲʲͼ for the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic, which will be held June 27-30 at the ϲʲͼ Golf Club.

    ϲʲͼ is offering the Titans and the community several ticketing options for the tournament, including a discounted rate for private suite tickets next to green of hole No. 15.

    Suite tickets are only $250 for each day of the tournament, Thursday through Sunday. General admission tickets range from $65-80. Suite tickets include complimentary food and beverages.

    A portion of the ticket price is a tax-deductible gift to ϲʲͼ Mercy Students Scholarships. Since 2019, UDM’s partnership with the Rocket Mortgage Classic has helped raise more than $45,000 for scholarships.

    This year’s field includes defending champion Rickie Fowler, along with Will Zalatoris and Tom Kim, major champions Webb Simpson and Francesco Molinari, Chris Kirk and Min Woo Lee, among others. Miles Russell, a 15-year-old phenom, will also make his PGA Tour debut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He became the youngest player ever to make the cut on the Korn Ferry Tour earlier this season.

    More information/purchase tickets!
  • June 10: Complete the 2024-25 FAFSA by July 1

    Monday June 10, 2024

    The priority deadline for grants from the State of Michigan is Monday, July 1.

    Don’t forget to complete your FAFSA form for 2024-25!

    More info.

    A red-painted rock outdoors on the McNichols Campus featuring the words, WELCOME TITANS and SOAR 2024.

  • June 09: UDM to hold information sessions for in-demand health career programs

    Sunday June 09, 2024

    A photo of healthcare professionals gathering in a circle to discuss something.ϲʲͼ’s online Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) and Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs will host information sessions this June and July.

    Information sessions for the AGCNS program are scheduled for Thursday, June 20 and Thursday, July 25, at 1p.m., whilePost-Master’s DNP program information sessions are scheduled for Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m.; June 27, at 1 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m.

    The AGCNS program gives graduate degree-seeking students the transformational experience of becoming an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). This program also provides an easy pathway to complete a student’s remaining DNP program requirements.

    CNS professionals help change the trajectory of care for populations of patientsto exceptional outcomes by prescribing advanced, compassionate, holistic care to patients/family caregivers. In addition, CNS professionals receive advanced training and education to make nursing and medical diagnoses. These highly trained APRNs also prescribe pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical care options while assessing the nursing environment and bringing best protocols to the bedside.

    Coursework for the AGCNS program is 100% online and conducted asynchronously through active engagement with faculty. This program equips students with the knowledge they need to be independent clinicians and to practice across clinical settings. Students are trained to be a generalist AGCNS overall, and skills will merge with their specialty or setting of choice in their CNS career.

    The program is also distinctively different from others because it incorporates several doctoral level courses, which allow students who complete AGCNS requirements to finish their doctoral work now or at a future time. This aspect of the program is delivered through a blend of asynchronous and synchronous learning, which culminates with a DNP project.

    The Post-Master’s DNP welcomes master’s prepared certified APRNs in the clinical specialties of nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and CNS. Additionally, MSN-prepared nurses in specialty areas such as nurse administration, executive leadership, and nursing informatics are also encouraged to apply to the program. The online program builds upon a student’s current skills to become effective leaders in healthcare as they work to improve the health outcomes of patients. The DNP represents the highest level of clinical nursing competence—students gain in-depth knowledge of nursing, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences. Using sophisticated informatics and decision-making technology, they develop collaborative strategies to optimize the health of individuals, families, communities, and UDM’s faculty and student mentoring approach, flexibility in clinical experiences, and affordable tuition makes this Post-Master’s DNP a unique experience.

    Information Sessions

    For more information on the AGCNS Program and/or to sign up for an information session, .

    For more information on the DNP Program and/or to sign up for an information session, .

    You may also contact Julie Bazydlo, recruiter for UDM Graduate Nursing, at gradnursing@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1828.

  • June 09: Summer food drive to benefit UDM organizations, pantries

    Sunday June 09, 2024

    Little Free Pantry is stocked with food outside of the stairwell that leads to TDR.The HIVE student pantry, Office of Admissions, Little Red Pantry and Little Free Pantry are looking for food donations this summer.

    The food donations include any non-perishable food items, pasta, soups, and boxed or canned items. Male and female hygiene products will also be accepted. The drive will run from May 28 through June 30.

    These is a donation box located in the lower level of the Student Union, next to the vending machines.

    Each person that donates any items will also be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 gift card or ϲʲͼ Mercy apparel.

  • June 09: Summer volunteering opportunities are available with TENN

    Sunday June 09, 2024

    Looking for volunteer hours over the summer, while also making a different in our community?

    Join ϲʲͼ Mercy’s Titan Equity Nourish Network in delivering produce to our neighbors and in our garden. Produce deliveries are Monday and Friday, while garden days are throughout the summer.

    , which are every other week 12-2 p.m.

    , which are every other week 10 a.m. to noon.

    With any questions, please contact Chelsea Manning by email at mannincp@udmercy.edu.

    A graphic featuring photos of the Titan Equity Nourish Network, including the produce deliveries and garden. Text reads, Summer Volunteers Needed, Join us in the garden and delivering produce to our neighbors, for more info, email tenn@udmercy.edu.

  • June 09: Interrupted hours for Wellness Center from June 10-21

    Sunday June 09, 2024

    The Wellness Center is undergoing renovations this summer and its building will be closed from June 10-21.

    The staff will still be able to Personal Counseling clients and Health Clinic patients via telehealth during that time and will also be checking voicemails during business hours. You can also continue to reach out through emails at wellnesscenter@udmercy.edu and personalcounselingwc@udmercy.edu.

    The Wellness Center Health Clinic will also be closed during the week of July 4. Please reach out to the Personal Counseling office directly during that time at 313-993-1562 or personalcounselingwc@udmercy.edu.

    The Wellness Center thanks everyone for their patience through the renovation period and will continue to work diligently to ensure all students have the wellness services they need during that time.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Wellness Center with any questions or concerns!

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Friday June 14, 2024

Assistant Professor of English Elena Garcia has recently had two writing pieces published at the same time. The first, “Considering the Factory Floor” is an article in Technical Communication Quarterly that she wrote with her father, a retired factory machine operator. The second is the chapter, “Please! Stop Doing More with Less,” in the edited collection Disruptive Stories: Amplifying Voices from the Writing Center Margins, that focuses on ableist practices in academia and writing centers in particular.

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