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  • Holiday Pop-up Shop fundraiser hosted by Library, Nov. 28-Dec. 1

    Wednesday November 29, 2023

    The McNichols Campus Library will hold its third annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the lobby of the Library.

    Members of the Detroit Mercy community are invited to stop by and shop for handmade Christmas cards, ornaments and other small gifts, such as handcrafted hats, scarves, pillows, basked goods and more! Payments can be made via cash, Cash App, Venmo and Zelle.

    All of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Adia J. Palmer Memorial Scholarship, which supports students who have worked for the Varsity News or Detroit Mercy Libraries or volunteered for the Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN) for at least a year (and are continuing in these activities). Students pursuing Performing Arts or Communication Studies may also be considered for the scholarship, as well.

    The library will accept donated crafts or “like new” Christmas decorations and other items for the sale through Tuesday, Nov. 21. For more information, please contact Associate Dean for Technical Services, Library Systems and Archive Director Sara Armstrong at

    A red, holiday graphic featuring cartoon gifts, candy canes, cookies, snowmen and snow flakes. Text reads, 香港最快开奖现场直播资料 Libraries' Holiday Pop-Up Shop Fundraiser 2023, McNichols Campus Library, Nov. 28 through Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all proceeds go to fund the Adia J. Palmer Memorial Scholarship, contact Sara Armstrong at for more information.

  • Late Night Munchies kicks off finals week, Dec. 11

    Wednesday November 29, 2023

    Detroit Mercy’s annual Late Night Munchies event for students prior to the start of final week (Dec. 12-16) is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 in the Titan Dining Room on the McNichols Campus.

    Late Night Munchies will feature wings, loaded fries, soft pretzels, hummus, sliders, nachos, vegan chicken fingers, cotton candy and popcorn.

    Free entertainment includes two caricature artists, a henna artist, photo magnets and a photo booth that is brought to you by Alliance Credit Union. There is something for everyone, bring a friend!

    A graphic for Late Night Munchies, featuring cartoon food pictures. Text below reads, Featuring some of your favorite snacks, Everyone is welcome! Monday, December 11, 2023, 9-10:30 p.m., Titan Dining Room, Fun Activities! caricatures, photo magnets, henna and photo booth.

  • Mascot origins: Titan collaboration helped 鈥楾ommy鈥 take off in 1977

    Wednesday November 29, 2023
    Three versions of Tommy Titan are split amongst three photos, two as a mascot and the one on the right as a physical person, during a game at Calihan Hall.Different versions of Tommy Titan, including the original on the far right, depicted by a student.

    A reader鈥檚 response to a feature on the new Tommy Titan in the Spring 2023 edition of Spiritus prompted a deeper dive into the origins of the beloved mascot. This story is featured in the Fall 2023 Spiritus magazine, arriving in mailboxes this week.

    The Titan men鈥檚 basketball team was in the midst of a historic 1976-77 season 鈥 Dick Vitale鈥檚 last as head coach 鈥 yet something was lacking that many top institutions in that era possessed: A school mascot.

    The University, which changed its nickname from 鈥淭igers鈥 to 鈥淭itans鈥 in 1924 in part to avoid confusion with the city鈥檚 baseball team, had various St. Bernard puppies as mascots at U-D football games in the 1940s and 50s. But there hadn鈥檛 been a physical or caricature mascot since.

    Behind a call from the University and assistance from both a U-D alumnus and student, that would change in time for a thrilling finish to a historic basketball campaign.

    Ken Thelen 鈥72 and Tom Cieszkowski 鈥80 didn鈥檛 know each other beforehand, but both played vital roles in helping the first Titan mascot come to fruition in 1977.

    A St. Bernard dog as the Titan mascot, wearing a uniform with a D letter.Before Tommy, U-D’s mascot was a St. Bernard.

    A couple of years earlier, in 1975, the Varsity News had begun to run advertisements for a student to fill the mascot role. On Feb. 1, 1977, the VN once again ran an ad from the Athletics Department.

    As a student, Cieszkowski already brought a lot of energy to Titan basketball games and figured if nobody answered the advertisement after an issue or two, he would throw his name in the hat.

    鈥淚t was divine providence,鈥 Cieszkowski said. 鈥淚 was always jumping up and down in the seats. If I鈥檓 going to be excitable, I might as well be out there, being positive and bringing good energy.鈥

    But before 鈥淭ommy鈥 could spark the Titan faithful, he needed a costume fit for a Titan.

    That鈥檚 where Thelen came in. A graduate from a few years prior who was enjoying the success of the Titan basketball team, Thelen wanted to help with the mascot project in any way he could.

    The Titans had recently defeated rival Dayton on the road, were stringing wins together and had entered the top-20 rankings nationally.

    鈥淚 was under-employed at the time and I took the day off and went down to the Memorial Building (now Calihan Hall),鈥 Thelen said. 鈥淚 knew Vitale, had spoken to him a few times. I told him I wanted to try and go to Marygrove College, I knew they had theatrical armor, so Vitale wrote me a letter, reading, 鈥榩lease give Ken any help you can, Dick Vitale.鈥欌

    While Marygrove couldn鈥檛 help Thelen with the armor he needed, they gave him an address to a place that could help, Tobins Lake Studios, near Ann Arbor. There, Thelen found everything he needed.

    He bought five sheets of Vacuform, thick-gauged armor for $25, which was a considerable amount of money then. Thelen, however, knew someone in the Titan Club, who offered to cover the entire cost for the uniform.

    After purchasing the sheets, the costume project turned into a family affair. Thelen鈥檚 wife, Nancy, made a white tunic with red trim on it and his father, Ken Thelen 鈥52, a skilled wood worker, crafted a spear for the Titan mascot.

    Thelen cut out the sheets for Greek armor, a breast plate, back plate and shin guards. He taped the edges and spray painted them black and then silver. He also created a helmet, which had a feather crest, red and white in alternating feathers.

    Cieszkowski made his debut as the mascot on Feb. 12, 1977, at Calihan Hall against Wayne State, a triumph and win No. 19 in the team鈥檚 win streak.

    鈥淚 brought all of the stuff down there and we went into the locker room before the game and I showed him how it worked,鈥 Thelen said. 鈥淗e was fearsome, he looked like a Fifth-Century B.C. warrior and that鈥檚 kind of how we wanted to portray him as a Titan.鈥

    Cieszkowski shined as the first mascot for a pivotal stretch of Titan basketball. He even signed autographs as 鈥淭ommy Titan鈥 playing off his first name. The moniker was born.

    Two games later, with Tommy Titan in attendance, the Titans defeated eventual 1977 NCAA champion Marquette on the road, 64-63, the 21st consecutive win that season, still a school record. Later that year, in a memorable moment for Cieszkowski, he chased a man across the court at Loyola University Chicago to retrieve his helmet the man had snatched off his head.

    He later made the trip to the NCAA Tournament with the Titans, who were led by future NBA players Dennis Boyd, Terry Duerod, John Long and Terry Tyler. He was in attendance for the Titans鈥 first-ever NCAA Tournament win, a 93-76 triumph over Middle Tennessee State and then at Rupp Arena, where the Titans fell, 86-81, to Michigan, finishing the season 25-4.

    鈥淚t was a thrill to be around the team and Dick Vitale,鈥 Cieszkowski said. 鈥淗e could make you run through a brick wall. It gave me a great opportunity.鈥

    Wearing his mascot outfit, Tom Cieszkowski sits in front of his car with a University of Detroit logo painted on the hood.Tom Cieszkowski was the first Tommy Titan.

    The first iteration of Tommy Titan lasted for a couple of seasons, with Cieszkowski passing off the role eventually to another student. He also transferred to Mercy College, where he finished his studies, becoming a true hybrid alumnus of 香港最快开奖现场直播资料.

    After that, the Athletics Department went from a real, physical Titan to a caricature form of Tommy, where the identity of the person inside is hidden, such as the current Tommy that is visible at various events across the University鈥檚 campuses.

    But, even so, the loveable mascot was off and running permanently.

    Thelen, who still brings his grandkids to games at Calihan Hall, takes pride in his role in helping the mascot come to life in the school he attended.

    鈥淚t had been working in my mind for a couple of years,鈥 he said of the idea for the mascot. 鈥淚鈥檇 go on the road and they all had mascots. When we beat Dayton on the road that season, I was fired up, the alumni were fired up. It was the perfect storm, so I did it.鈥

    Cieszkowski, who embraced the spirit of U-D so much he painted a University logo on his car, was in the perfect position to portray the first 鈥淭ommy.鈥

    鈥淚 felt the best that I was enthusiastic at every game,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 let the spirit flow through me. There was something guiding me and I enjoyed creating a little atmosphere, encouraging people when we were down or behind, or leading a cheer. I鈥檇 get out in the middle of the court when we were hoping to make a comeback. It was a fortuitous, fulfilling experience.鈥

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  • Leadership Slam with Angelo Vitale set for Tuesday, Dec. 5

    Wednesday November 29, 2023

    Alumnus Angelo Vitale ’80 will leads a pair of Leadership Slams on the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The first slam is from 2:15-3:15 p.m. and the second from 4:45-5:45 p.m. inside of the Commerce and Finance Building, Room 234. Refreshments will be provided.

    Vitale has provided strategic business advice with an emphasis on legal and enterprise risk management issues throughout his long tenure at the Detroit based Rock Family Companies. Prior to his retirement in 2023, Angelo served as the General Counsel and Secretary of Rocket Companies. He also was the first Chief Executive Officer of Rocket Central, a captive professional services company. His wealth of experience helped shape the company’s mission to meet the diverse needs of its clients by delivering innovative solutions to complex financial transactions.

    He served on the University’s Board of Trustees for eight years.

    The event counts as +1 for Leadership Development within the Emerging Leaders Program. With any questions, please contact Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster at

    A graphic featuring a photo of Angelo Vitale on the right with text reading Leadership Slam with Angelo Vitale, December 5, 2023, Slam One 2:15-3:15 p.m., Slam Two 4:45-5:45 p.m., C and F 234, refreshments provided.

  • Travel to India information session set for Nov. 30

    Wednesday November 29, 2023

    Learn more about Detroit Mercy’s Trip to India with an information session during dead hour on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Room 105 of the Briggs Building.

    Stop by anytime between 12:45-2 p.m. Nov. 30, enjoy some free samosas and explore the possibilities.

    At the information session, you’ll learn more about the trip, as well as grant opportunities.

    Photos of India, with students and members of Detroit Mercy's 2023 trip in the photo on the left with the Tahj Mahal in the background.

  • All welcome for self-defense course on Nov. 29

    Monday November 27, 2023

    Learn the basics of self-defense in this free, interactive course offered by a personal safety and martial arts expert on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 2-3 p.m. in the Group Activities Room of the Student Fitness Center. All students and employees are welcome!

    Studies show that self-defense courses improve confidence and reduce women’s vulnerability to violence. Focused on situational awareness, personal assertiveness and verbal and physical strategies for keeping yourself safe, this course teaches self-defense techniques in a fun, empowering environment.

    The event is sponsored by the Office of Title IX and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Detroit Mercy.

    A graphic for a Empowerment and Self Defense course, with additional text reading, free course to learn to defend yourself, all are welcome! Wednesday, Nov. 29, Fitness Center, Group Activities Room, 2-3 p.m., Register here! Questions, email

  • Holiday Dress Down Challenge to support The Hive, TENN

    Monday November 27, 2023

    As we approach the Thanksgiving season, we remember that a grateful heart is a joyful heart. However, Thanksgiving should be more than a time to reflect on our blessings or express gratitude. We should also remember that there are those among us who struggle daily for many things we tend to take for granted 鈥 including access to food.

    In the city of Detroit, 48% of residents lack access at all times to an affordable, healthy, safe and culturally appropriate supply of food. Nationwide, between 19% and 56% of college students are food insecure with higher food insecurity among first-generation students and student from low-income groups. A 2019 survey at Detroit Mercy indicated a rate of food insecurity among students at this University at above 40%.

    The Human Resources Department and Metz Dining Services are challenging the University community to get involved in a fundraising contest over the next several weeks. All proceeds will go to support food security initiatives here at Detroit Mercy with the Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN) and The Hive student pantry.

    The contest rules feature special dress down days on the following dates:

    1. Special dress down days will be allowed on the following dates: Wednesday, Nov. 29 (From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Buddy’s Pizza on Conant Street in Detroit is giving 20% of all proceeds to TENN if you tell the staff you are supporting them or if you enter “GIVEBACK” as the promo for online orders);听Thursday, Nov. 30, Friday, Dec. 1, Thursday, Dec. 7, Friday, Dec. 8, Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 15.
    2. Departments that want to take part are free to determine how much of a donation they wish to charge colleagues to participate. Interested employees should discuss their department’s participation with their supervisors. Supervisors have the discretion to substitute dates for those listed if appropriate in their area. For those areas where employees are required to wear uniforms, supervisors can define what constitutes acceptable dress down apparel.
    3. All proceeds should be delivered to the Human Resources Department on a weekly basis.
    4. The winning department will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 20!
    5. As a reward, Metz is generously donating a cheese tray, a vegetable tray and a fruit tray to be delivered at the department’s holiday celebration. Each tray will serve 15-25 individuals.

    Feel free to contact the HR department at if you have any questions about the contest. If you would like additional information about TENN, contact staff coordinator Chelsea Manning at after Nov. 21 or Tim Hipskind at before Nov. 21. For additional information about The Hive, contact Adam Hollmann at

    The HIVE on the left in front of shelves of food, and five people in TENN on the right, outdoors with a sign that reads, Grow Detroit.

  • Winter term payment plans open Dec. 1

    Monday November 27, 2023

    Winter Term payment plans are open for enrollment on Friday, Dec. 1 and run until Feb. 1.

    Sign up before Jan. 1 to take advantage of the five-month payment option. If you would like assistance enrolling in a plan, please contact Transact at 1-800-339-8131, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. or听visit anytime.

    With further questions or assistance, please contact the Student Accounting Office at

  • Enjoy Buddy鈥檚 pizza to support TENN on Nov. 29

    Monday November 27, 2023

    Enjoy a Detroit pizza favorite, Buddy’s, on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 20% of the proceeds will go to support Detroit Mercy’s Titan Equity Nourish Network. Order pizza from the Buddy’s Pizza at 17125 Conant St. in Detroit.

    No RSVP is needed, you can just walk in. To order by phone, please call 313-892-6619. Be sure to tell them that you want 20% to go towards the TENN fundraiser.

    You can also order online at . Enter the promo code of GIVEBACK when placing your order. Delivery orders must be called in or done on their website.

    A graphic for a Buddy's Pizza fundraiser, featuring a TENN logo and graphic pizza at the bottom. Text reads, order Buddy's Pizza on Conant on Nov. 29 and 20% will go to TENN, tell the staff you're with the TENN fundraiser or provide the promo code GIVEBACK to online orders, delivery orders must be called in or done on their website, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 17125 Conant, Detroit, Michigan.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology open house set for Dec. 5

    Monday November 27, 2023
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    Learn more about Detroit Mercy’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program during an open house event Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. on the McNichols Campus.

    The open house will be held in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 104. There is also a virtual option over Zoom.

    The guest speaker at the open house is Danielle Abela, who earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from 香港最快开奖现场直播资料. Abela uses her education and experience in the fields on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Human Resources; Learning and Development; and Instructional Design.

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology solves workplace issues facing individuals, teams and organizations. Stay after the open house for refreshments and networking with alumni.

    With any questions, please contact Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster at

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  • Student Success and Academic Support

    Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center offers a testing center, tutoring and study groups, professional mentoring, athlete study table, placement testing, and more. Some of the programs listed below are also part of the Student Success Center.

    • Academic Interest and Major Exploration (AIME)- Developmental advising and peer mentoring to conditionally admitted students.

    • Student Accessibility Services- available to all currently enrolled students who have documented disabilities that substantially limit them in one or more major life activities. Individuals eligible for services may have, but are not limited to, the following types of disabilities: mobility, orthopedic, hearing, visual, learning, psychological and attentional.

    • KCP Program - Michigan students who can benefit from improving their academic skills. Professional, confidential academic support.

    • Personal Counseling - Professional outpatient counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment is available to students at no charge.

    • Tutoring Appointments - SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history and English. Make an appointment.

    • Learning Studios - Weekly study sessions by tutors who help with specific sections of courses throughout the term. Includes courses in Math Functions (Algebra), Math Analysis (Calculus), Physical and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and English.

    TRIO Student Support Services

    TRIO SSS is a federally funded program designed to provide underrepresented student populations. It provides assistance with scholarship applications, academic success planning, mentoring and more.

    The Writing Center

    Work on any stage of the writing process. with peer consultants. Review your assignments, drafts, instructor feedback and questions. Get support if English is not your first language.

    Student Advising

    Work with your faculty advisor to reflect on your academic and career goals and to track your academic progress.

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    Important Date Info for Fall Term 2023

    • March 20, 2023: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2023-24
    • Aug. 16-26: Early Fall Intersession/Immersion/Experience (credit) 
    • Aug. 27: Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin
    • Aug. 28: CLASSES BEGIN
    • Sept. 3: Last Day to Add a Class (web closes at midnight) | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Sept. 2-4: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • Sept. 22: Deadline for Summer "I" grades 
    • Oct. 9-10: Fall Break (no classes/university open) 
    • Oct. 24: Mid-term Grades are due 
    • Oct. 30: Advising for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 6: Registration for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 17-18: Weekend Classes End (11 weeks) 
    • Nov. 20: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) 
    • Nov. 22: Presidential Bonus Day Off (no classes)
    • Nov. 23-26: Thanksgiving Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Dec. 12-16: Final Exam Week (Tuesday through Saturday) 
    • Dec. 16: Official End of Term I/Fall 
    • Dec. 18: Grades due by Noon for Term I/Fall
    • Dec. 18-23: Late Fall Immersion/Experience (non-credit) 
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    Important Dates for Winter 2024

    • Oct. 31, 2023: Advising for Term II Begins
    • Nov. 6: Registration Begins
    • Dec. 26 - Jan. 6, 2024: Winter 2024 Intercession
    • Jan. 7: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 8: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 14: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 15: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 9: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 3-9: Spring Break/Intersession/Immersion/Exp (credit)
    • Mar. 27: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Mar. 29-31: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 23-27: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 27: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 11: Baccalaureate/Commencement
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    Summer Session III 2024 (14 weeks)

    • Nov. 6, 2023 Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024 Registration Ends
    • May 6 Classes Begin for Summer I 2023
    • May 12 Last Day to Add a Class | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • May 29 Memorial Day (University Closed)
    • July 22: Last Day to Withdraw 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • July 4th: Independence Day Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Aug. 5-10: Final Exam Week 
    • Aug. 10: Official End of Term III

    Summer Session I 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024: Registration Ends 
    • May 6: Classes Begin
    • May 27: Memorial Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • June 22: Official End of Summer I 

    Summer Term II 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • June 23, 2024: Registration Ends
    • June 24: Classes Begin 
    • July 4: Independence Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • August 10: Official End of Summer II 
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    TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) — 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255

    HELP Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) — 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)

    Crisis Text Line Get Help Now (24/7) — Text START to 741-741

    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Sexual Assault National Line — 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

    Rape Victim’s Assistance Program at Detroit Police Department Crisis Line — 313-833-1660

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