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  tsievers7525@marygrove.edu

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.

2014 Alumni Reunion Weekend

9-15 Cover PhotoHappy Alumni Week! Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014 celebrates the graduating classes of 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 however, everyone, regardless of graduation year is invited and encouraged to attend.

Schedule of Events and Registration Information

Thursday, September 18
13th Annual Sr. Jan Soleau Memorial Swing and a Prayer Golf Scramble

Click here to download the Golf Scramble Brochure

Friday, September 19
Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception • 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. • Marygrove College Theatre and Denk Chapman Hall. All alumni are invited to attend the award ceremony in the theatre and then enjoy refreshments, conversation and live music at the reception that follows in Denk Chapman Hall.

Saturday, September 20
Registration and Continental Breakfast • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. • Madame Cadillac Building

Mass • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. • Sacred Heart Chapel
An alumni choir, under the direction of alumnus Tom Zerafa ’91, will sing at this mass and you are invited to join them.

Class/Group Pictures • 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. • Liberal Arts Building
Pictures will be taken of classes whose graduation year ends in 4 or 9 (1954, 1959, etc.) and of groups from the 80s through present.

Lunch • 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. • Alumnae Hall

Campus Tours – 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Madame Cadillac Building

Sunday, September 21
Golden Jubilee Celebration Mass honoring the Class of 1964 • 11:00 a.m. – Noon • Sacred Heart Chapel

Brunch and Induction of the Class of 1964 into the Fifty Year Club and recognition of those who graduated prior to 1964 • Noon – 2:00 p.m. • Main Dining Room

Singers, lectors and Eucharistic ministers needed for Saturday liturgy

If you are interested in participating in the liturgy as a member of the choir, lector or Eucharistic minister, please sign up on the registration form. Music and details will be sent to choir members and the choir will rehearse in the chapel at 9:00 a.m. prior to the liturgy.

Class Gift

In recognition of significant reunion years, you are invited to make a special reunion gift to Marygrove. Many reunion classes choose to support a special project, make a gift in memory of deceased classmates or in honor of special professors, or simply a donation in recognition of the outstanding education Marygrove provided. Please contact your reunion class representative for more information or make a contribution on the enclosed registration form.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is being held at The Doubletree by Hilton which is located at 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228. You may reserve a single, double, triple or quad occupancy room for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday night for a discounted rate of $104 per night. To make reservations, call (313) 336-3340 or (800) 222-8733and identify yourself as a member of Marygrove College 2014 Alumni Reunion. Reservations must be made by September 5, 2014 to guarantee this special rate.

IMD Receives Funding from James and Lynelle Holden Fund

IMD StudentsThe Institute of Music and Dance’s commitment to enriching the cultural fabric of students in the Detroit metropolitan community continues to be recognized by funders.

The James and Lynelle Holden Fund has renewed its annual award of $2,000.00 to IMD.

Inspiring growth spiritually, physically and academically as well as developing a lifelong interest in the arts is the foundation of the Institute of Music and Dance. Judith Molina, Director of IMD, is grateful for its funders’ support, of the successful implementation, of the IMD mission.