English and Modern Languages Department Senior Seminar Presentations

EMLDEnjoy delicious refreshments! Support Marygrove students! Learn about women writers!

You are cordially invited to attend the English and Modern Languages Department Senior Seminar presentations on Tuesday, April 21, from 1:30-4 pm in LA 306. Meet English majors, relax, and listen as EML seniors present their work:

Dalia Hamooda
“Examining the Feminist Continuum in Contemporary Literature by Women”

Sheri Williams
“Innovation as Liberation in Work by Gertrude Stein, Harryette Mullen, and Claudia Rankine”

Shauntay Frazier-Hall
“What Are You Talking about Stein, Mullen, and Rankine?: Empowering Readers and Resisting Power through Innovative Form”

Mitzi Jackson
“Women Writing the Blues: Textual Resistance in Four Experimental Works”

Come hear these fine students explore complex and difficult literary texts: Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, Grace Paley’s Collected Stories, Harryette Mullen’s Sleeping with the Dictionary, Eliza Griswold’s, I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan, and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen.

Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome; please join us!

New to Continuing Education!! Watchful Eye Sign Language Course / Spring/Summer 15

Watchful Eye Sign Language  Course CE Spring Summer 2015-page-001Continuing Education is excited to announce a new course in the Spring/Summer 15 term dedicated to providing support, training and strategies for families with deaf, hard of hearing and deaf/blind children.

Emphasis will be made on learning how to effectively communicate to and raise a deaf child. The course is led by  C.E Instructor and Executive Director of BHIS-Blessed Hands Interpreting Services, Annebelle Duncan every Tuesday and Thursday June 9 to July 2 /  6 to 8 pm / $60.00 per student.  

Special Announcement – Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library

 “At Marygrove I learned that you are expected to use your education on behalf of other people, to make a difference somewhere.”
– Nancy A. McDonough Geschke
On Saturday, April 11, a ceremony was held to unveil the newly named Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library. As a Marygrove alumna, Mrs. Geschke has been a loyal supporter the college and we are thrilled to honor her in this way.
Nan graduated from Marygrove in 1964 with a degree in History and Political Science. Several years later, she moved to California with her husband and children where they became respected pioneers in the Silicon Valley computer industry.
In 1974, Nan graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in library science. At that time, she began volunteering at her children’s school library and in 1980 began working in corporate libraries and served as a sales director and consultant for a library placement firm until 1993.
Always a lover of libraries, Nan was president of the Special Libraries Association – San Andreas Chapter for two years and was active on many association committees. Several communities and organizations have benefited from Nan’s commitment to volunteer work and ability to identify the needs of these groups and offer dynamic solutions.
Always loyal to Marygrove, Nan worked with the College to, “make writing central to the curriculum at Marygrove.” Through her ideas and generosity, the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Writing Center was created. Now, her dedication to libraries and Marygrove will be recognized with the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library.
Please visit the Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library. to see the beautifully upgraded welcome area and enjoy the resources that Mrs. Geschke’s gift will help preserve and grow.

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Enbridge Tar Sands Resistance Tour: Today from 3 – 5 p.m. in the MG Theatre

stop-the-tar-sands-sign-1Marygrove College, in partnership with The Committee to Ban Fracking, The  Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit and The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, are sponsoring an educational presentation by Winona LaDuke, who will be traveling to our area with the Enbridge Tar Sands Resistance Tour.

Please join us for this informative and thought-provoking presentation regarding the tar sands pipeline and the toxic fracking being proposed; both are detrimental to the health of the planet and its inhabitants!

The presentation will be held today in the Marygrove Theatre from 3-5 PM.  Admission is free!
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