Reminder: Lunchtime Conversation held Tuesday 1/27 at noon

This is a reminder that the next Lunchtime Conversation will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 1/27, from noon till 1:15 p.m. in the Employee Lounge on the ground floor of Liberal lunchtime conversationArts.

The topic of this conversation will be “Cool Teaching Strategies: Flipped Classrooms, Wicked Problems, and Social Messies.” This will be a discussion about using practical, creative new teaching strategies to promote student engagement and problem-solving in your classrooms. Facilitators will be Dr. Sally Welch, Interim Dean for New Program Development and associate professor of Chemistry, along with invited guests. Please feel free to come and offer your own creative ideas.

Join us for Co-Creating Community (CCC) on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Co-Creating Community (CCC) is a community-centered, “dialogue-into-action” initiative in northwest Detroit that is supported by Marygrove College. CCC will meet on Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Room.  Please join us!

During our sessions neighbors co-create opportunities to amplify activities that enhance community living and life!  We desire to go deeper as we demonstrate and communicate the importance each person is to a neighbor’s vision for the good.  Previous activities have identified and affirmed neighbors’ skills, histories, and value.  Mutual community work—providing various support for family survivors of domestic violence, helping host a rotating shelter for homeless people, cleaning up a lot, and researching/responding to local needs are some concrete activities which have flowed from these sharings.

Come out and support our community’s future with your ingenuity, heart and energy to do something for the good in “right now” time.

If you plan to join us, please email Sr. Barbara Beesley at or leave a message at (313) 927-1403, so that we know how many to plan for.  Many thanks!

The Department of Dance is Hosting a “Dance Marathon” on Friday, January 16

15-1-15 Dance MarathonThe Department of Dance will be hosting a “Dance Marathon” on campus this Friday, January 16, 2015 in LA 211.  The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the dance majors that are registered for IS 326B-02 Travel Seminar to New York.

The students have collected pledges from sponsors (family, friends, neighbors) and have committed to dance from 12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight.  At the minimal cost of a $10.00 donation, all are welcome to join the party and dance along with the students.

If you prefer to leave your dancing shoes at home, feel free to offer a donation of any amount you wish.  Or at the very least, show your support by stopping by the dance department to give a vote of confidence to those that are participating.

MLK Day of Service: Rally and March for “Jobs, Peace and Justice”: Monday, Jan. 19

Dr-Martin-Luther-King-JrMarygrove students are invited to engage in a day of service together with Mission Integration–Campus Ministry–Service Learning.  We will participate in Central United Methodists’ Rally and March on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

  • Our buses will depart from the front of Madame Cadillac at 10 a.m.
  • We will first assist the MLK Day Committee to organize tables and winter wear donations, and other preparations.
  • At noon, speakers will address Selma, Ferguson, and Detroit struggles.

The rally is followed by a march downtown.  This is a good way to experience a nonviolent demonstration for jobs , peace and justice.

  • Upon return at the church, we will join others for a meal and program.
  • Our participants will gather at 4 p.m. for the return bus to campus.

Seating on the bus is limited.  To reserve a seat, please contact Sr. Barbara Beesley at 313-927-1403, or .  You may join us there and provide your own transportation, if you wish.

This is a wonderful way to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and to network with other committed urban leaders in the metro Detroit area.

IMD Leads – MLKing Day – A Day On Not Off


IMD Students live the mission of giving back to their community

On Monday, January 19, 2015 we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. IMD dance students, under the direction of IMD faculty Marnita Dickerson and Veronica Williams-Jakubus, will pay tribute to Dr. King’s contributions by using their gift of dance to perform at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History.