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  • April 15: Offer feedback for UDM’s 2024 Strategic Plan virtually and in-person

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A dusk shot of the McNichols entrance of the ϲʲͼ.ϲʲͼ Mercy community, UDM’s 2024 Strategic Plan is here and the University is offering both virtual and in-person opportunities for you to provide feedback on the plan and its associated initiatives!

    The two virtual sessions () are set for Monday, April 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 23 from 12:45-2:15 p.m.These sessions will provide you with an overview of the planning process, introduce you to the two teams behind the plan — A Beacon of Change and For Titans and ϲʲͼ — and offer you the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.

    In addition to the virtual sessions, opportunities are being provided at the McNichols, Corktown and Riverfront campuses to discuss initiatives in person with members of the Strategic Planning Council at the following dates:

    • Riverfront Campus — April 23, 1:30-5 p.m., Law School Atrium
    • McNichols Campus — April 24, 12-1:30 p.m., Fountain Lounge, Student Union
    • McNichols Campus — April 25, 12-1:30 p.m., Library lobby
    • Corktown Campus — April 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Special Functions Room

    UDM is encouraging all employees and students to participate in these opportunities to learn about the Strategic Plan. We look forward to your input!

    The plan was crafted by the Strategic Planning Council after careful consideration from the University community and key stakeholders. It’s a mission-driven plan that addresses many facets of university life, including students, faculty, administrators, alumni and our wider community.

  • April 15: De-stress Fest offers prizes, food, games and fun on April 18

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A collage of photos from previous De-Stress Fests featuring students having fun with games and activities is featured on a graphic for 2024 De-Stress Fest. Additional text reads, April 18, 2024, 4-7 p.m., Student Fitness Center. A logo for University Recreation is in the center.The annual De-stress Fest, set for Thursday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m., is a chance to unwind before finals week at the Student Fitness Center with delicious food, exciting games, prizes and fun with your peers!

    All students are welcome to join the festivities.

  • April 15: Senior send-off event celebrates Class of 2024 on April 25

    Monday April 15, 2024

    Prospective graduating seniors, it’s time to take a break from studying for the event of the year! UDM will host a on Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m.

    It’s free for all graduating seniors to attend, but please !

    This new Senior Send-off event, in addition to the upcoming Destress Fest, will give graduating seniors the opportunity to celebrate the end of the 2023-24 school year, bid farewell to your undergraduate journey and celebrate with friends before moving into the new chapters of life!

    The event features:

    • Champagne toast with the President
    • Free Class of 2024 champagne glass
    • Free food, featuring an exclusive buffet which chicken and vegan options
    • Dessert bar
    • Mocktail bar — Margaritas and strawberry daiquiris
    • Cash only bar — Beer and wine
    • Graduating cap decorating
    • Photo booth

    The event is being hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council, Alumni Relations and the Student Life Office. With any questions, please contact Sonya Reyna at reynasv@udmercy.edu.

    A graphic for the Senior Send-Off event on April 25, 4-6 p.m. The event will be held in the Titan Club and features a Champagne Toast with the President, Graduation Cap Decorating, Dinner and Dessert, Beer/Wine cash bar and mocktails, photo both. At the bottom of the graphic reads, scan the QR code to register or go to ϲʲͼ Mercy Live.

  • April 15: Learn inclusive teaching practices in laboratory spaces for neurodivergence, April 16

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A virtual learning community development event, “Inclusive Teaching Practices in Laboratory Spaces for Neurodivergence,” with Jennifer Leigh and Orielia Egambaram is set for Tuesday, April 16 at 12:45 p.m.

    Explore social models for inclusive teaching environments in laboratory spaces and academia. Resources for faculty, staff and students to incorporate in their teaching and curricular design will be shared.

    With any questions or for more information, please contact Marwa Abdel Latif at abdellmk@udmercy.edu.

  • April 15: UDM to celebrate student, faculty research projects

    Monday April 15, 2024
    A head shot photo of Terrell Strayhorn, wearing a suit.Terrell Strayhorn

    ϲʲͼ Mercy will recognize the academic work of students, staff and faculty at the 16th annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement (CSA) on Thursday, April 18 on the McNichols Campus.

    This University-wide event will feature traditional research posters, artistic displays, performances, lightning talks, a keynote address by an internationally known speaker and more.

    The event begins noon in the Student Union Ballroom with presentations of more than 150 research and creative exhibits including research posters, lightning talks, costume displays, poetry readings, product demonstrations and more. Box lunches will be available.

    A reception is planned for 4 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by a 5 p.m. presentation by Terrell Strayhorn titled “Fostering Students’ Sense of Belonging and Success through Undergraduate Research Engagement.”

    Drawing on a growing body of empirical evidence and theoretical insights, Strayhorn will highlight how active involvement in research projects, service and creative activities are integral to students achieving their academic goals, building social skills and developing personal identities that foster life-long success.

    Strayhorn is a leading authority in the fields of education, psychology and leadership. He has written more than 12 books and hundreds of academic publications. He is a professor of education and psychology and vice provost at Virginia Union University.

    His talk is designed to inspire educators and administrators to cultivate an environment where research engagement is a key driver of student belonging, engagement, and success.

    All events are free and open to everyone. Registration is required for .

    CSA events are made possibly through the support of Alliance Catholic Credit Union, the Delta Dental Foundation, ReBUILϲʲͼ and RIIS.

    For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Activities at 313-993-1469.

  • April 15: Prepare for finals week with Study Retreat on April 21

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A graphic for the Study Retreat, Sunday, April 21, Maxis Spirituality Center, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., All transportation and food provided, questions, email lawleran@udmercy.edu. Also features a ϲʲͼ Mercy University Ministry logo.University Ministry is hosting a retreat that allows you to bring your school work with you!

    , set for Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is a chance to get off campus, study in a quiet and relaxing space and have built-in optional study breaks that provide self-care and spiritual care into your life.

    It will be held at Maxis Spirituality Center in Riverview, Mich. All transportation and food will be provided. The retreat will end on campus with dinner provided by University Ministry.

    We will have time to share home-cooked meals together and be able to enter into finals prepared and equipped with the tools to take care of our whole persons, as our mission calls us to through cura personalis, which is the “care for the whole person, body, mind and soul.”

    There is limited space for this retreat in order to create an ideal study environment for participants.

    The last day to register is Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

    With any questions or concerns, please contact University Minister for Faith Formation Anna Lawler at 313-993-1925 or lawleran@udmercy.edu.

  • April 15: CCPD boot camp helps seniors transition to their new careers, April 29

    Monday April 15, 2024

    Center for Career & Professional Development invites all graduating seniors to attend the from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 29 inside the Student Union, Room 208.

    Once finals are over on the McNichols Campus, soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to take the time to fine tune their job search plans. The CCPD wants to help graduates transition from the classroom to their new careers. Lunch will be served after the event.

    Graduating seniors will:

    • Gain valuable advice from recruiters
    • Learn how to develop their personal brand
    • Explore the competencies that will make them career ready
    • Create an effective LinkedIn profile
    • Create a job search action plan
    • Get a free professional photo taken (Must pre-register)

    This event is designed to imitate the fast-pace of a boot camp, sessions will last 20 minutes each. Participants will have the opportunity to network with professionals from the ϲʲͼ Regional Partnership, Superior Industries and Plastipak.

    A green graphic featuring logos for the Center for Career and Professional Development, including additional text: Are you graduating and realize you need a Crash Course in how to find a job? This Bootcamp is for you, Gain valuable advice, take charge of your personal brand, learn to effectively use LinkedIn, Understand the Interview Process, Walk away with your job search action plan, Have your new LinkedIn photo take from a professional photographer, April 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union, 208, questions? Careerlink@udmercy.edu, Class of 2024.

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Monday April 15, 2024

Department of Performing Arts staff and adjunct professor Sarah Hawkins Rusk directs ϲʲͼ Opera Youth Chorus’ production of “The Odyssey” by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke. This fully-staged opera for young audiences, based on Homer’s epic tale of a hero’s journey home, performs at the ϲʲͼ Opera House on April 20.

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    Instruction for Online Class Delivery

    The is available to assist any ϲʲͼ Mercy faculty who would like assistance providing their students with online instruction. This assistance can be provided face-to-face or online. For more information, contact CETL at 313-578-0580.

    If you have specific questions you may contact:

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