IS 324 Presentations: Representation of Women in Advertising, 1960 to 2015

women advertisingThe students of IS 324B, Social Justice Seminar, Global Women’s Issues, are operating presentation tables in the main first-floor hallways of LA and MC buildings today and tomorrow.

Topic: Representation of women in advertising, 1960 to 2015.

They invite everyone to stop by, watch the PowerPoint slide show, pick up a little brochure, complete a simple survey, and have a piece of candy!

Today, Wednesday Noon to 1:00 pm and 4:00-5:00 pm

Tomorrow, Thursday, Noon-1:00 pm and 4:00-5:00 pm

This is their class all-term-long project, the leadership “action plan” they chose and developed, based on their readings and other research on this topic.

Explore Your Watershed: An Earth Day Celebration

Earth DayYour are invited to join students in the Environmental Policy Social justice Seminar and the Dance Department who will collaborate on a Marygrove Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 22 from 10-noon in the Fisher Room of the Library.

Michigan stewards a significant supply of fresh water. Interdisciplinary Studies students will be discussing their research on issues in the Southeast Michigan’s watersheds: Rouge, Huron, Clinton and Saginaw. They prepared informative posters dealing with each watershed’s key problems, water quality, social justice advocacy group activities, and recommendations for individuals involvement in water stewardship. The posters will be available all day in the library.

At 11 AM in the Fisher Room Dance majors will perform “ Women of the Water,” a choreography set by Professor Penny Godboldo and initially performed in the March 2015 “The Beginnings” dance concert. The choreography uses the Dunham Technique theory and philosophy to emphasize the ability to become activists by speaking up for issues that affect the quality of our lives, particularly for those who cannot speak up for themselves.

For more information, contact: Penny Godboldo, Jane Hammang-Buhl, or Steve Scribner.

Photo credit: bark / Foter / CC BY

Marygrove Visual Arts to Partner with Beaumont Orthopedics in Community Restoration Project

playground-slide-1As a part of the Visual Art Department’s Arts and Civic Engagement agenda, we are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant to complete a restoration project in Detroit (Lollo Playground, Detroit, MI at the crossroads of Puritan Ave and Cherrylawn St.).
This park restoration has been a project lead by Detroit College Core Block Club, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and the Beaumont Orthopedic Department.  That group invited Marygrove’s Visual Arts Department to design and install a mural as part of the restoration. The project will be entirely funded by the Beaumont Orthopedic Department.
Faculty member, Sarah Nesbitt, will be in charge of this project which will be completed this summer. She will be working with her summer ART105 students as well as many volunteer Visual Art Department students who are focusing on Arts and Civic Engagement as their profession.

Worteh Sampson Named Women’s Soccer Head Coach

coach_sampson_new-1Worteh Sampson, most recently an assistant coach on the men’s staff at Marygrove and a former Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) standout himself, has been named the Mustangs head women’s soccer coach, director of athletics Steve Bloomfield announced Monday (April 20). Sampson becomes the fourth head coach in the brief but rich history for Marygrove women’s soccer, taking over a program that boasts one national championship and a trip to the WHAC playoffs.

Sampson, 33, is a familiar face at the four-year, private school in northwest Detroit after serving as the lead assistant coach for the highly-successful men’s soccer team at Marygrove over the past six years. Serving as the men’s soccer assistant coach since the program’s inception in 2009, Sampson will transition to the office next door as he attempts to lead the women’s soccer program back to its early success in his first head coaching stint at the collegiate level.

“Elevating Sampson to women’s soccer head coach was a no-brainer for us at Marygrove,” said Bloomfield of the recent hire. “Sampson is extremely familiar with our athletic department, our admissions standards and scholarship structure, which will ultimately allow for a smooth transition. Sampson has been an invaluable piece to the puzzle on the men’s side and is one of the reasons why Matt Johnson’s program has grown into an annual contender. While he was on our men’s staff, Sampson has maintained a steady presence in the women’s club scene by manning the post for nearby organizations.”

At the club level, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) C License holder has coached three different teams for Plymouth Soccer since September 2008. During his time with the Plymouth Soccer Club, Sampson coached the U17 boys as well as the U14 and U17 girls. The well-rounded coach has also led the ODP 99 boys since 2011 for Michigan Youth Soccer.

The young coach will look to mold the time on the Mustang men’s soccer sideline with his playing experience in the WHAC and at the professional level as he begins to rebuild the women’s program at Marygrove. Collegiately, Sampson played at Schoolcraft before starring at Madonna – becoming only the second from the nearby school to play professional soccer at the time. While at Madonna, Sampson was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-Region and All-American honoree in 2003 and 2004. The native of Monrovia, Liberia was also named WHAC Player of the Year in 2003 and was a two-time All-Conference first team selection.

Professionally, Sampson played for four different organizations from 2005-2011, most recently for the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL).

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the women’s soccer program at Marygrove,” said Sampson. “The goal is the same (as on the men’s side), build a program that everyone can be proud of both academically and athletically. We are going to get out and recruit immediately and attempt to build a winner from day one. We will look to the club scene without question, but our first priority is to hit high school games and recruit hard-working young ladies who want to achieve lofty goals on-and-off the field. I look forward to the challenge of bringing Marygrove women’s soccer to a place that alums, parents, fans and current student-athletes can all be proud of.”

Want to be recruited by Marygrove women’s soccer? Fill out a RECRUIT ME form here!

Invitation to the Sociology Department’s Senior Seminar Presentations

senior seminar presentationPlease consider attending an afternoon of exciting and dynamic sociology senior seminar presentations for Winter 2015.  This semester Marygrove’s sociologists worked from theory to develop a research project that could be potentially executed down the road while they sharpened their sociological imaginations.

Wednesday, April 22, at 2:00 in LA 306

Student Presenters:

Duree’ Miner-Johnson:  Age and Sexuality:  What’s Age Got to Do With It?

Marcia Black:  Where the Black Women At?  A Study of Feminism Among Black Women With A Focus on the Perpetuation of the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Stereotype.

Lillian Lucas-Jones:  You Will Live Where We Tell you to Live:  The Effects of Gentrification on Aging Poor Blacks in Midtown

Dayna Eaton:  The Misrepresentation of the African American Man:  The Impact of Perceptions and Stereptypes on Economic Advancement

Cortillia Motton:  Women and HIV in Midlife

Amanda Diaz:  Zombies:  Racial Inequalities in the Walking Dead

Reminder: 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!