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Friday, Feb. 24

Theatre Company presents Bus Stop

7:30 p.m., Marlene Boll Theatre, Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway Street, Detroit
The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy's 46th season continues with William Inge's Bus Stop, running Feb. 9-26, at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown Detroit YMCA.
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Saturday, Feb. 25

Theatre Company presents Bus Stop

7:30 p.m., Marlene Boll Theatre, Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway Street, Detroit
The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy's 46th season continues with William Inge's Bus Stop, running Feb. 9-26, at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown Detroit YMCA.
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Sunday, Feb. 26

Theatre Company presents Bus Stop

3 p.m., Marlene Boll Theatre, Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway Street, Detroit
The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy's 46th season continues with William Inge's Bus Stop, running Feb. 9-26, at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown Detroit YMCA.
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Tuesday, Feb. 28

ScribeAmerica Information Session

12:45 p.m., Room 165, Reno Hall, McNichols Campus
A representative from ScribeAmerica will host this information session to discuss opportunities available to students and graduates working towards careers in the healthcare industry. Topics will include; company information, work schedules and locations, hiring process and training, working with physicians and patients.
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Sunday, March 12

Digital Humanities and the Role of Copyright Law in Content Accessibility

12:30 p.m., Room 105, Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building
Catholic University of America Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Josh Shepperd will describe current discourses among federal policymakers and program coordinators regarding the relationship between digital humanities, material preservation, curation and accessibility, and the organization of associated task forces like the Radio Preservation Task Force at the Library of Congress.
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Monday, March 13

Mental Health Awareness Meet-Up

11 a.m., First Floor Lobby, Student Center
Handing out brochures to promote mental health awareness and the services of the Psychology Clinic.
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Saturday, March 25

Accepted Students Day

9 a.m., McNichols Campus
Learn more about your major by spending time with deans, faculty, staff and students from your school or college.
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Tuesday, April 4

Ta-Nehisi Coates Discussion

5 p.m., Student Center Ballroom
Author, Journalist, Educator and Recipient of 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Presentation

6:30 p.m., Calihan Hall
Author, Journalist, Educator and Recipient of 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak
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Wednesday, April 5

Jane Schaeberg Commemorative Panel

6:45 p.m., Presidents' Dining Room, Student Center, McNichols Campus
A panel discussion and reception commemorating the career of the late Dr. Jane Schaberg, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies. This event will be held in conjunction with the Cushing Distinguished Lecture series.
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Thursday, April 6

Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies

7:30 p.m., Fountain Lounge, Student Center, McNichols Campus
The annual Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies
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Saturday, April 22

College Prep 101

9 a.m., Ballroom and Fountain Lounge, Student Center, McNichols Campus
High school seniors, gain the tools you need for the college selection process!
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News

Alumna appointed chief human resources officer

September 22, 2016

Julie Bell ’13 has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer for The Advanced Group, an industry-leading diversified professional staffing, consulting and outsourcing organization, and was featured in the Financial Buzz article, Sept. 27.

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Alumnus purchases and renovates boxer Joe Louis' former home

September 12, 2016

Josh Kushnereit '06 purchased and renovated boxing legend Joe Louis' former home in Boston Edison and was featured in the Deadline Detroit article, "A Piece of History Up for Sale: Joe Louis’ Former Boston Edison Home," Sept. 12.

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Alumnus Keegan-Michael Key takes home Emmy!

September 12, 2016

Keegan-Michael Key '93 proclaimed his love for Detroit after he and co-star Jordan Peele take home an Emmy in the "outstanding variety sketch show" category at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired on ABC, Sept. 19.

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Congratulations, Dean's List Honorees for the Summer 2016 Term!

September 01, 2016

Dean’s List recognition is granted to those students who achieve a level of academic excellence in a particular term. Undergraduates who earn a minimum of 12 credit hours with a quality point average of 3.50 or better in a term are on the Dean’s List for that term. Students registered as part-time must meet the same GPA requirements for a minimum of six earned hours.

Congratulations to following students who earned a place on the Dean's List during the Summer 2016 semester:

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Sisters of Mercy help fund programming for first-generation students

August 22, 2016

A $25,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Mercy Ministry Grants will help fund programming for Detroit Mercy students who are the first in their family to attend college.

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Minors & Certificates Fair - October 6

August 15, 2016

Make Yourself Stand Out!

A minor or certificate can enhance your academic studies.  Did you know that there are more than 30 minors and certificates available? Find the right one for you to increase your employment odds, follow a passion or enhance a major by attending the Minors & Certificates Fair on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. just outside of Briggs Building.

During the fair, have lunch with us (hot dogs, chips and water) and speak informally with professors about your interest areas. A minor allows a student to study a separate topic in depth, whether it’s practical or just for fun.

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Alumna highlighted for recently published book

August 12, 2016

Alumna Turnboe ’00 ’07 wrote the recently published book, Poetic Encounters with God, and was highlighted in the Bus Byway article, “Refreshing new Xulon poetry book takes readers on a unique spiritual journey of faith and opens up an arena of God like never before,” Aug. 12.

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Author and alumnus returns to Detroit

August 05, 2016

Nationally known journalist and best-selling author Ron Fournier ’85 returns to Detroit, joining the Crain’s Detroit Business staff in September.

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Alumnus speaks on men seeking professional psychological help

June 22, 2016

Psychology alumnus Steven Hanley ’02 ’05 was featured in the Good Men Project article, “Men and the myths of psychotherapy,” June 15.

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Alumnus joins MLive team to cover Mackinac Policy Conference

May 29, 2016

Alumnus Ian Thibodeau '14 joins the MLive coverage team to report on the Macinac Policy Conference, June 1-3, and was highlighted in a MLive article, May 29.

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Alumnus Martinez featured for his work as a reporter

May 27, 2016

Alumnus Mike Martinez ’12 currently reports on auto news at The Detroit News and was featured in a Bianchi Public Relations article, May 27.

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Alumna named EMU alumni engagement interim VP

May 20, 2016

Psychology alumna Glenna Frank (Miller) ’72 has been named interim assistant vice president for alumni engagement at Eastern Michigan University and has been highlighted in the Eastern Michigan University article, “Eastern Michigan University names longtime administrator Glenna Frank Miller interim assistant vice president for alumni engagement,” May 6.

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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

May 17, 2016



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Commencement - May 14, 2016
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Congratulations, Dean's List Honorees for Winter 2016 Term!

May 17, 2016

Dean’s List recognition is granted to those students who achieve a level of academic excellence in a particular term. Undergraduates who earn a minimum of 12 credit hours with a quality point average of 3.50 or better in a term are on the Dean’s List for that term. Students registered as part-time must meet the same GPA requirements for a minimum of six earned hours.

Congratulations to following students who earned a place on the Dean's List during the Winter 2016 semester:

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Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele talks Detroit Mercy during Keanu promotion

April 28, 2016

Self-proclaimed "proud alum" Keegan-Michael Key '93 talks about his University and City of Detroit, during a promotional interview for his new movie Keanu, with co-star Jordan Peele.

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Alumna perseveres towards a higher education

April 18, 2016

Social Work alumna Maria Ibarra-Frayre ’12 was featured for her determination towards a higher education in the Washtenaw Voice article, “No, You’re Not American,” April 18.

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Alumna promoted to executive director of Lutheran Adoption Service

April 13, 2016

Alumna Lena Wilson was promoted to executive director of Lutheran Adoption Service, leading the statewide adoption efforts of a service arm of Samaritas, a faith-based nonprofit, previously known as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.

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Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Writer Desiree Cooper to speak at Detroit Mercy

April 04, 2016

UDM welcomes Detroit-based, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Desiree Cooper to lead a lecture and discussion on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

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Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Writer Desiree Cooper to speak at Detroit Mercy

April 04, 2016

UDM welcomes Detroit-based, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Desiree Cooper to lead a lecture and discussion on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

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UDM Theatre Company Hosts "An Evening With David L. Regal"

April 03, 2016

The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will host An Evening With David L. Regal on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Marygrove Theatre, 8425 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit.

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UDM Theatre Company Hosts "An Evening With David L. Regal"

April 03, 2016

The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will host An Evening With David L. Regal on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Marygrove Theatre, 8425 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit.

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CLAE Hosts Alumni Week Events

March 01, 2016

The College of Liberal Arts and Education is hosting Alumni Week, March 14 - 19, 2016. During Alumni Week, alumni and alumnae of the College will participate in an alumni panel and deliver guest lectures in many classes throughout the college. 

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Alumnus writes anxiety addiction book

February 19, 2016

Clinical psychologist, author and alumnus Dennis Ortman ’93 ’95 wrote the  a new 12-step anxiety approach book Anxiety Anonymous: The Big Book on Anxiety Addiction and was highlighted in the Macomb Daily article, “Sterling Heights psychologist pens new book on anxiety,” Feb. 5.

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UDM Hosts Black History Month Guest Speaker

February 08, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month, UDM will host guest speaker Patrick McGarrity, an independent scholar and longtime instructor of history at Belleville Area College in Illinois. The event will take place on Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center President's Dining Room on the McNichols Campus.

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UDM Hosts Black History Month Guest Speaker

February 08, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month, UDM will host guest speaker Patrick McGarrity, an independent scholar and longtime instructor of history at Belleville Area College in Illinois. The event will take place on Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center President's Dining Room on the McNichols Campus.

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UDM Presents Panel Discussion and Book Signing: A Fluid Frontier

February 07, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, UDM will a panel discussion, book signing and reception for the book, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on McNichols Campus.

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UDM Presents Panel Discussion and Book Signing: A Fluid Frontier

February 07, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, UDM will a panel discussion, book signing and reception for the book, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on McNichols Campus.

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Congratulations, Dean's List Honorees for Fall 2015 Term!

January 07, 2016

Dean’s List recognition is granted to those students who achieve a level of academic excellence in a particular term. Undergraduates who earn a minimum of 12 credit hours with a quality point average of 3.50 or better in a term are on the Dean’s List for that term. Students registered as part-time must meet the same GPA requirements for a minimum of six earned hours.

Congratulations to following students who earned a place on the Dean's List during the Fall 2015 semester:

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Alumnus Keegan-Michael Key on Detroit, returns to 313

December 11, 2015

Alumnus Keegan-Michael Key '93 is one of the biggest names in comedy today, right up there with Louis C.K. and Nick Kroll. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, he’s returning home with the 313, an improv troupe composed of Detroit comedians who now live in Los Angeles, for a special performance at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Alumnus set to release eleventh novel

December 01, 2015

Alumnus Thomas Rekem ’09 will release his eleventh novel, Creation in Time, in December of 2015. Rekem has been writing fantasy novels professionally since he graduated from UDM in 2009.

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Graduate Student presents at EMU Education Summit

November 12, 2015

Graduate Student in Educational Administration James Miller will present "Hip-Hop Education and Black American Centered Curriculum" at The Eastern Michigan University Education Summit: Building Strong Urban Schools, Nov. 14

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Alumnus takes position with FBI

November 02, 2015

College of Liberal Arts & Education alumnus and former New Baltimore police chief Tim Wiley has stepped down to take a position with the FBI’s Detroit Field Office and was mentioned in the Macomb Daily article, "New Baltimore Top Cop Stepping Down to Join FBI," Nov. 2.

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New Dearborn Schools Superintendent Enjoying Role as District Leader

September 30, 2015

Superintendent for Dearborn Public Schools Glenn Maleyko ’98, ’02 commented on his new role and was featured in the Press & Guide article, “New Dearborn schools superintendent enjoying role as district leader,” Sept. 30.

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Alumnus Vella elected chair of Detroit economic organizations

September 26, 2015

UDM Alumnus and Ford Motor Co. Fun and Community Services President Jim Vella '89 was elected chair of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. and the Detroit Economic Growth Association boards of directors. Vella was featured in the Crain's Detroit Business article, "Jim Vella elected chair of Detroit Economic Growth Corp.," Sept. 24.

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Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to Brazil

September 25, 2015

UDM, through its Language & Cultural Training programs, has been awarded $84,707 to administer a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to Brazil. The award period is August 2016-December 2017, with group travel to Brazil scheduled for the month of July 2016.

The program, "African Contributions and Contemporary Issues in Northeast Brazil: A Curriculum Enhancement Project Integrating Social Sciences and the Arts", will take place in Sao Luis, Maranhao, and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil for one month during July of 2016. The overarching goal of the Curriculum Development Project  is to provide a four-week collaborative learning experience in Brazil that gives participants multiple perspectives of the African-American experience through scholarly research and dialogue in Northeast Brazil so as to inform learning, build and enhance resources and internationalize curricula in meaningful and measurable ways.  As a result, participants will develop thematic units and projects that can be integrated in their schools and institutions, as well as shared with audiences nationwide.

A curriculum projects and authentic assessment tools that complement these projects are required project outcomes.

Applications are now being accepted. 

The deadline for applications for K-12 educators is December 1, 2015. Click here to review criteria, overview and application guidelines.

The deadline for applications for UDM faculty is November 1, 2015.  Click here to review criteria, overview and application guidelines.

Click here for the application. 

For more information, contact project director Lara Wasner at 313-993-1191 or wasnerle@udmercy.edu

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Minors & Certificates Fair - September 30

September 24, 2015

A Major Decision: Picking a Minor

University of Detroit Mercy will be holding a Minors and Certificates Fair  on Wednesday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Briggs Building and Library. During the fair, professors will be able to give students information about the different minors that are available on campus and are happy to answer any questions anyone might have. In addition, there will be hot dogs, chips, and water provided.

Students can pursue minors such as history, English and religious studies by dedicating their electives to qualifying classes Attending the fair, and speaking with professors, can make the decision easier. A minor allows a student to study a separate topic in depth, whether it’s practical or just for fun. There are more than 30 minors, certificates and special programs from which to choose.

Click here for a flyer that outlines all of the UDM Minors and Certificates that are available.

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Psychology Alumna selected as director of Farmington Schools

September 22, 2015

Psychology Alumna Jacqueline D. McDougal '98 has been selected as the new director of Special Education for Farmington Schools and was recognized in the Hometown Life article, "Farmington Schools Picks New Special Education Leaders," Sept. 20. McDougal received her Doctor of Philosophy-Clinical Psychology degree from UDM.

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UDM Counseling Program awarded grant to provide advanced addiction/assessment training to 1,100 healthcare professionals

August 18, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA initiative, awarded University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) Counseling Program with a $780,000 grant as part of the Federal Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Coordination of Treatment (SBIRT).

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UDM Theatre Announces Season 45 Line Up

July 14, 2015

The UDM Theatre Company begins its 45th season with new artistic partners and new performance locations! The season includes one Midwest Premiere, two new provocative pieces and a holiday classic:

Season ticket packages are NOW on sale and can be purchased by calling the UDM Theatre Company Ticket Office at 313-993-3270.
Individual tickets are available at www.UDMarts.com.

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Alumna and executive director featured for achievements

June 26, 2015

CLAE alumna Mary Kay Sweeney ‘68, ‘80 was featured in the Marin Independent Journal article, “Marin Snapshot: Homeward Bound’s executive director finds inspiration in the change she sees,” for her achievements as executive director of Homeward Bound, a California homeless shelter, June 26.

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Alumnus named Springfield Township Fire Chief

May 26, 2015

Political Science alumnus David Feichtner ’94, ‘96 was named Springfield Township Fire Chief and was recognized in the Daily Tribune article, “Newly named Springfield Twp. Fire Chief plans to work on recruiting, hone firefighter training,” May 26.

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Alumnus named deputy city administrator in Southfield

May 20, 2015

CLAE alumnus John Michrina has been named deputy city administrator in Southfield and was recognized in the C&G News article, "Deputy City Administrator, City Council Member appointed," May 7.

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Award Winning Actor, Director and Faculty Member David L. Regal Retires from UDM Performing Arts Department

May 20, 2015

Founding member of the UDM Theatre Company, Professor David L. Regal, will retire in May 2015 after 44 years in the Performing Arts department at the University of Detroit Mercy. Regal is a graduate of the first M.F.A. class of the Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State University and holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University.

Regal, longtime artistic director and department chair, co-founded the Theatre Company in 1972 with James Rodgers and Dominic Missimi. Regal took a leading role in developing the age-appropriate casting philosophy in the undergraduate setting at UDM.

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Addiction Studies Program Named among Top 30 in Small Colleges

April 10, 2015

The College has been recognized by online blog Best Psychology Degrees as one of the 30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree (Bachelor’s) for its Addiction Studies program.

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Alumni return to share experiences

March 21, 2015

The College held its annual Alumni Week, March 16-20 with presentations by guest lecturers. 

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Theater alumna appeared in episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

March 04, 2015

UDM Theater alumna Megan Messmer appeared in an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and was highlighted in the Midland Daily News article, "Dow grad on tonight's 'Always Sunny,'" March 4.

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Education alumnus recognized as Outstanding Teacher of the Year

February 26, 2015

Alumnus Robert Lindsay was recognized in the C&G News article, "WCS Outstanding Teachers of the Year announced," as one of three Outstanding Teachers of the Year for the Warren Consolidated School District, Feb. 25.

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Intelligence Analysis student sworn in as Shelby Township police chief

January 29, 2015

On January 19, Intelligence Analysis student Robert Shelide was sworn in as Shelby Township's new police chief. For more information, read the C&G News article, "Shelide sworn in as Shelby’s police chief," Jan. 28.

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Michigan Colleges Alliance recognizes UDM student

January 27, 2015

English student Sarah Casnovsky was recognized as the Student of the Day on the MCA campaign’s website, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Education alumna honored as WNIC Teacher of the Week

January 21, 2015

Alumna Nicolette Stanley '13 was named Teacher of the Week by WNIC-FM radio for the week of Jan. 12-16. Her name was highlighted on the WNIC homepage.

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