Live: Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception

Live Alumni AwardsWe’re only minutes away from the Distinguished Alumni Awards! Please follow us on Twitter at as we livetweet tonight’s festivities, or follow along here on the Campus News blog.

Futureshock 2: A Look at the Detroit Future City Plan with Peter Hammer

peter_hammer72_dpi03-18-14Sponsored by Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Master of Arts in Social Justice, and the Political Science Department
Futureshock 2: Another Look at the Detroit Future City Plan with Peter Hammer, Executive Director of the Damon Keith Center

Monday, September 29th 7-9 p.m.
Marygrove College, Main Dining Room, Madame Cadillac Building

Well lit secure parking

Since so much has happened since we last had Peter Hammer speak on the Detroit Future City Plan last February, we have asked him to return to speak on the plan and its effectiveness in light of recent developments with the regional water plan, the bankruptcy trial developments, recent developments with both the school and city emergency managers, the blight task force and the Ilytch downtown development.

How will all these developments impact the people of the city and its future?. We hope to have three respondents representing these major developments to respond to Peter’s talk and to update us on what is happening in the city. We also leave plenty of time for response and questions from the audience. We hope for as good a crowd as we had last year so don’t miss out!

Music Department Faculty Recital

367428879_272cc56f22_bPlease join the Music Department for their Faculty Recital, Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m. in Denk Chapman Hall.

Faculty members of the Marygrove Music Department will present an afternoon of music featuring repertoire from a variety of genres.

This event is free and open to the public

For more information please contact Tara Sievers-Hunt (313) 927-1312

Announcing the Fall Schedule for Lunchtime Conversations

lunchtime conversationWe are pleased to announce the schedule for this semester’s Lunchtime Conversation Series. These are conversations on issues related to pedagogy, scholarship, and the intellectual enterprise, open to all and held in the Employee Lounge in the ground floor of Liberal Arts from noon till 1:15 on each date.

Tuesday, September 30:
A discussion of participants’ experiences in the summer 2014 Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University. The FRN sponsors a variety of professional development programs for faculty from over fifty colleges and universities, including Marygrove. This past summer six of our colleagues attended. After the presentations, we will talk about the various opportunities the FRN offers for its members.

Tuesday, October 28:
“Cool Teaching Strategies: Wicked Problems and Social Messies.” A conversation about using creative new teaching strategies to promote student engagement and problem-solving.

Tuesday, November 25:
“Teaching Ethics in the Classroom.” A roundtable conversation on how to integrate teaching ethics into your courses.

As always, refreshments and good conversation are guaranteed. Look for reminders and additional information as the dates draw near.