Open House for New and Transfer Students

Transfer Open HouseOn August 18, Marygrove College is hosting an Open House Event for New and Transfer Students.

Attending this event will give you the opportunity to walk our campus, meet our professors, and learn about all the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you:

  • Did you know that you may qualify for 60–100 percent of your tuition in gift aid? That’s financial aid you don’t have to pay back!
  • Students with financial need and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 qualify to receive up to 100% of their tuition costs in financial aid WITHOUT ANY LOANS.

Our Open House Event is happening on August 18th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 – 5 pm. To RSVP for the event, simply visit this link:

Marygrove IMD Director named to Kresge Arts in Detroit Advisory Council

Judith MolinaHuge congratulations to Judith Molina, Director of the Institute of Music and Dance at Marygrove College, who has been invited to serve as a member of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Advisory Council for a 2 year term beginning July 2014.

The Advisory Council provides oversight and credibility to the selection process for the Kresge Eminent Artist Award, and nominates local and national independent panelists to adjudicate the Kresge Artist Fellowship Awards each year. The council consists of highly regarded members of metropolitan Detroit’s diverse cultural community in the literary, performing and visual arts. Judith’s expertise and knowledge of the arts in Detroit is recognized with this honor.

Advertise with Marygrove Athletics on the Mustang Sports Network

Mustang Sports NetworkAre you a local business interested in sponsoring Marygrove Athletics and the Mustang Sports Network? We have a great opportunity for you!

Sponsorship packages can include; commercial spots on our live video and audio broadcasts, signage at our home games, advertisements on, public address reads at our home games, and more! Our pricing is reasonable and gives all potential sponsors great exposure.

Contact Jeremy Otto for more information:

IMD Proves That You Are Never Too Young To Learn About Urban Leadership

PSX_20140725_130034After performing, on campus, for their parents, friends and the Marygrove community, the students in the Institute of Music & Dance’s Who Am I theater program (ages 3-5), took to the road to perform for the seniors at the McGivney Bethune Apartment Complex.

Smiles and an abundance of applause rang out during their presentation of America the Beautiful themed poems, songs and dances.

The IMD Junior Performer students (ages 6 – 9) have a tough act to follow when they  showcase their talent on campus and at McGivney Bethune on Monday, July 28th .PSX_20140725_130156

Homes in Marygrove Neighborhood to Be Auctioned Off

Marygrove Neighborhood HomesAn Open House that will take place on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm to show homes that will soon be auctioned in the neighborhood adjacent to the Marygrove campus. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to purchase lovely homes at incredible prices, while helping to revitalize our community. Talmer Bank is offering a $25,000 forgivable loan to all home buyers who qualify and win a bid on a house being auctioned.

We encourage you to pass the word about this great opportunity.

Where (auction houses to be shown):

  • 16169 KENTUCKY
  • 16245 OHIO
  • 16530 OHIO
  • 16531 OHIO
  • 16558 NORTHLAWN
  • 16531 CHERRYLAWN
  • 16253 WISCONSIN
  • 16239 ROSELAWN
  • 16224 ROSELAWN
  • 16161 ROSELAWN

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Marygrove Home Auctions begin: July 23-27

Marygrove Art Student Receives “Best in Show” at Lawrece Street Gallery Invitational

AR-140709794.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667We would like to congratulate Marygrove College senior Ginette Balbin-Cuesta, who won Best of Show at this year’s Summer Invitational exhibit at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale! In addition to receiving Best of Show for her work, “Nuances of Expression,” Ginette was also profiled in the Oakland Press. You can read the entire article below.

Ginette Balbin-Cuesta of Northville won her first professional art award outside of school competitions — Best of Show — at this year’s Summer Invitational ’14 exhibit at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale. It is her second year exhibiting at the Summer Invitational.

Her piece, “Nuances of Expression,” was created using the intaglio printmaking technique. The artist cuts an image onto a printing surface, and the sunken area holds the ink for printing.

Balbin-Cuesta, who is starting her senior year this fall at Marygrove College in Detroit with a double major in art and biology, says she made a plate with a single image, and from there she experimented with materials. Beginning with a self-portrait, she printed the image repeatedly on different media with different colors, textures and opacities.

“I was trying to push the envelope of printmaking using different materials and experimenting,” she says. “It’s the same expression on each piece, but has a different feel to it. The way it hits the light gives it a nuance.”

Jan Brown, a gallery member since January 2011, says artists who exhibit at the gallery’s Summer Invitational ’14 must be invited by members. Balbin-Cuesta was invited to enter when gallery members saw her work at her school’s End of the Year Gallery Show.

The school show is juried by the faculty and invites members from the Lawrence Street Gallery to choose two pieces to exhibit at the Summer Invitational.

Balbin-Cuesta was introduced to the art of printmaking in a class last fall, where her professor encouraged students to experiment with different techniques.

“Because you can make multiple copies, you have more freedom to try different things,” she says.

Balbin-Cuesta says she loves science and research as much as art.

“I really like interdisciplinary education as well, and I think they are two different sides of the spectrum, but they do overlap,” she says. “With science I’m interested in doing research and thinking outside the box, and with art it’s another form of critical thinking.”

Balbin-Cuesta plans to pursue a doctoral degree, but before starting a medical program, she wants to take a year off to explore art.

“Yes I want to go to med school, but I think it makes sense to create artwork on the side and submit a couple pieces to one or two shows a year,” she says.