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Congratulations to all of the 2017-18 Mission Micro Grant recipients. Recipients from the College of Liberal Arts & Education are: Mary-Catherine Harrison, Cynthia Spires, Jiawen Want and Damian Torres-Botello, S.J.

When Ebony Meads began suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Iraq War, she had trouble finding a counselor who could relate to her experiences. So Meads decided to do something about that and is now studying Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy.

Kristen Abraham, Ph.D., received the 2017 Faculty Achievement Award at University of Detroit Mercy.

Jesse Stanfield knows a thing or two about leadership. Stanfield has spent seven years in the Army National Guard, including being deployed to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, and has worked his way up to the rank of Sergeant. When he enrolled at Detroit Mercy and into the Leadership Minor program, he didn’t think he would get much out of it. But even the grizzled veteran admitted, there’s always more to learn about yourself when it comes to leadership.

The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office announced that the Midwest CISSE Chapter (MCISSE) has just been designated as its newest CyberPatriot Center for Excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is the lead institution for the MCISSE coalition.

Tony Kushner’s critically acclaimed drama A Bright Room Called Day opens the 47th season of the Detroit Mercy Theatre Compan, Nov. 3-19. Performances will be at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside of the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit.

Detroit Mercy will host its annual Law Day on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center on the McNichols Campus.

Counseling students at University of Detroit Mercy will soon have new opportunities to learn and work in medically underserved communities, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Join the party at University of Detroit Mercy's 2017 Homecoming on Sept. 29 & 30, as we fill our campus with food, fun and community activities. The celebration is open to all; young and old, students and alumni, neighbors and out-of-towners, we want everyone to feel at home. Let's build this Titan tradition together!

Thomas E. Page describes himself as a regular guy — “Call me Tom,” he says — but he’s much more than that. The former Detroit and Los Angeles police officer — now retired — has taken on the roles of ad hoc ambassador for the city of Detroit and promoter and devotee of bicycling in the city. These two activities keep him very busy.

Detroit Mercy is the only Michigan School in top 25 for Midwest Best Regional Universities. The university also ranks #12 in Best of the Midwest for Veterans; #32 nationally for Best Value Schools; and #13 in the nation for Best Undergraduate Business Management Programs.

As part of Detroit Mercy's Constitution Day celebration, the University’s Black Abolitionist Archive and Library will host a session titled, “African American Citizenship in the Civil War Era," at noon on Monday, Sept. 18. This event, which takes place in the President’s Dining Room of the Detroit Mercy Student Center, is free and open to the public.

Sarah Hirschmann is, quite simply, a doer. She dreamed of helping people in Africa so she volunteered as a teacher in Kenya for six weeks this past summer. When she visited Haiti as a high school student and was inspired to do more, she organized her own nonprofit organization “One Kid at a Time” and has been running it ever since. When she felt she was doing so much on her trips around the world, but not enough at home, she began organizing an after-school-program for a Detroit elementary school.

University of Detroit Mercy Director of Language & Cultural Training Lara Wasner received a $93,252 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program. Wasner will use this grant to facilitate a curriculum enhancement project for University faculty and Detroit K-12 teachers of arts and social sciences.

A group of seven Detroit Mercy students and two of their professors gathered at the statue of Jesus on the McNichols Campus and said a prayer asking the Lord for safe travels during their journey down south. The group was embarking on a weeklong travel course to Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, exploring the southern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s. It is the first class of its kind at Detroit Mercy.

The city of Detroit reflects on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Uprising with the recent release of the film, “Detroit.” Professor of Education Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon vividly remembers the tragic events, as he was a young police officer with only two years experience when the city was ravaged.

A $3,000 Impact Detroit Community Innovation Mini-Grant allowed the children’s literacy initiative Rx for Reading Detroit to distribute more than 1,500 new books to Detroit children in June.

Things have come full circle for Patrick Masterson at the University of Detroit Mercy Student Success Center. The MBA student who first went to the center as a freshman to get help with math now works there, providing tutoring in English, history and economics. The Student Success Center is located in the library and provides free tutoring for every subject.

University of Detroit Mercy’s 2017 Homecoming will kick off the weekend of September 29-30 with lots of fun and exciting events on the McNichols, Corktown (Dental) and Riverfront (Law) campuses.

Angelina Fiordellisi ’81 is a seasoned actress, theatre producer and play director who has won many awards — including a Tony Award — and worked with some of the top producers, directors and actors on and off Broadway.

The College of Liberal Arts & Education congratulates the newest sons and daughters of University of Detroit Mercy! The McNichols Campus commencement ceremony was held at Calihan Hall on May 13, 2017. Click through for photos and a listing of degree recipients., a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings has recognized University of Detroit Mercy's Online Economics program for learning excellence by ranking it #1.

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 12 and 13, 2017. All three commencement ceremonies will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy honors one alumnus from each school and college during the Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. This year, the 2017 Spirit Awards were held Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus, April 28.

Interested in Detroit Mercy's Theatre and Performing Arts program? Here are five things you should know about the program.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates shared his thoughts about the history, and future, of race relations in the United States during his talk at Detroit Mercy's Calihan Hall.

University of Detroit Mercy welcomed author, journalist, educator and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday, April 4 in Calihan Hall on McNichols Campus. Coates' talk, "Between the World and Me," began at 6:30 p.m.

The upcoming appearance by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates at Calihan Hall has created a buzz among Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff.

The College of Liberal Arts & Education is pleased to have honored our students for their academic excellence, service and leadership during the Honors Convocation Ceremony held Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.

Detroit Mercy Professor of History Roy Finkenbine's friendship with renowned author, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates led to Coates' upcoming appearance at Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy’s Theatre Company presents the puppet-filled musical, Avenue Q, running March 24 – April 9.

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.

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has conferred its prestigious Fellow Status on Libby Balter Blume, Ph.D. She is a professor of Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy and a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

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