TOMORROW: Grammy-Award Winning Artist, Rhiannon Giddens, Stops by Marygrove

imageGrammy-award winning artist, Rhiannon Giddens will stop by Marygrove tomorrow (Weds Oct 14th) as she makes her way to the next stop of her “Tomorrow is My Turn” album tour.

Lead singer of the Caroline Chocolate Drops and member of the New Basement Tapes with Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford, Rhiannon’s outstanding resume includes performances on the Hunger Games soundtrack, at the White House Gospel Celebration, and on talk shows such as Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman. Tomorrow at 12:30pm, she will make an impromptu visit to the Marygrove campus to share stories of her journey as a musician and to perform some of her fantastic music. All are welcome — free admission!

Weds, Oct 14
Denk Chapman Hall

For more information, contact Prof. Tara Sievers-Hunt at or 313-927-1312


Three October Events Sponsored by Marygrove’s Department of Music

sing-it-blackMusical Explorations: A student recital
Thursday, October 15th at 3:30pm in Denk Chapman Hall
Marygrove music students will perform a variety of styles and genres, ranging from Broadway to classical to acoustic contemporary, and share the stories behind songs from these genres. Join us for an exciting musical experience.
Free admission
Contact: Ellen Duncan     313-927-1254

Junior Recital: Angela Fanning, mezzo-soprano, and Lenora Miller, soprano
Thursday, October 15th at 7:00pm in Denk Chapman Hall
Marygrove students Lenora Miller and Angela Fanning will each present a solo recital showcasing a variety of styles and musical genres. Small reception immediately following.
Free admission
Contact: Tara Sievers-Hunt     313-927-1312

Dylan Bell: Contemporary Music Concert and Master Class
Concert: Sunday, October 18 at 7:00pm in the Marygrove Theatre
Concert admission: $10
Master Classes: Monday, October 19, 12:30pm and 3:30 pm, free admission

Juno-nominated vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Dylan Bell will give an evening concert of contemporary songs as well as conduct two master classes with Marygrove and Detroit-area students exploring performance, style, and his professional experiences as a working musician.
Contact: Zen Zadravec     313-927-1394

Photo credit: kissro / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

The Institute for Detroit Studies Presents “The Roots of Institutional Racism in 1920s and 1930s Detroit”

Miller postcard (10-21-2015)-page-001The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies invites you to a Defining Detroit event:

The Roots of Institutional Racism in 1920s and 1930s Detroit
Dr. Karen R. Miller
Professor of History, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Author of Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit  (New York University Press, 2015)

7 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Main Dining Room
Madame Cadillac Building
Marygrove College
8425 West McNichols Road at Wyoming Avenue, Detroit, MI 48221

Free and Open to the Public
Books will be available for purchase
For more information call (313) 927-1291
See postcard attached.
Please spread the word!

The Third Annual No Impact Week Begins October 12

the-earth-seen-from-apollo-17Please join us as we kick off our third annual “No Impact Week” held October 12-19, 2015. Below you’ll find a complete list of presentations and activities.

Monday October 12, 2015
Marygrove Activity 12:30 until 1:30 PM Liberal Arts Building 242
The Story of Stuff
Jesse Cox, Director of Mission Integration and Campus Ministry, presenter

Tuesday October 13, 2015
Marygrove Activity 3:30 until 4:30 PM Liberal Arts Building 242

Gandhi’s Gift: Was Mahatma Gandhi the first environmentalist?
Be the among first to see
Cynthia Lukas, Film Producer, Presenter

Wednesday October 14, 2015
Marygrove Activity 3:30 until 4:30 PM Liberal Arts Building 242
Reflection on Laudato Si (Encyclical on Care for the Environment)
Abigail Fusaro, Assistant Professor of Biology, natural Sciences and Mathematics, presenter

Thursday October 15, 2015
Marygrove Activity Morning 9:00 until 11:00 AM Room 406 Art Studio in Liberal Arts Building
T-Shirt Making   [Bring a used, clean T-Shirt and give it a new life!]
Mary Lou Greene, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, professor

Marygrove Activity 3:30 until 4:30 PM Liberal Arts Building 242
Organic Farming
Michael Martin, Ph.D., Professor of English and Modern Languages, presenter

Friday October 16, 2015
Marygrove Activity 3:30 until 4:30 PM Liberal Arts Building 242
Green Initiatives on Campus: the ISC 312 recycling project, part of a “campus sustainability initiative”
Alixandria Pappas, Rosario Parada and Sarah Suppelsa, presenters

Monday October 19, 2015
Marygrove Activity-12:30 until 1:30 PM Liberal Arts Building 242
Share your experience of the week while enjoying a sustainable meal!

Evening Activity 3:00 until 5:00 PM Liberal Arts Building 242
“No Impact Man Movie” Sponsored by Sigma Zeta
Snacks will be served!

Visual and Performing Arts Division’s Faculty Showcase Events

image001Join us in an evening that showcases talents of the Visual and Performing Arts Division’s faculty on Friday, October 9th!!!!!!
Schedule of Events:
5:00pm – 8:00pm      The Gallery        Faculty Exhibition/Closing Reception     
7:30pm – 8:45pm      MG Theatre       Dance & Music Faculty Performance
9:00pm – 10:30pm    The Gallery        Faculty Exhibition/Closing Reception
*Faculty and staff receive 2 complimentary tickets for the Theatre performance…available in the dance office (LA 203) on Monday, October 5th.