In concert with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion — Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Social Justice Departments are hosting an evening with Dr. James Loewen titled “Race and the Lies My Teacher Told Me.” Loewen, a sociologist, (among many other things) spent two years at the Smithsonian Institute examining leading American history textbooks and found much misinformation, blind patriotism, and racist views of history. He published his findings in “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” (1995).
When: December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Main Dining Room, Madame Cadillac Building
The event is free and open to the community. Please consider coming and bringing your friends and family. Faculty please invite your students! We are looking forward to an interesting evening of learning and engagement.
Join the Marygrove College Art Department, December 4th and 5th from 10am to 5pm, in the Marygrove College Art Gallery on the 4th floor.
Students and faculty will be selling art, jewelry, ornaments, cards, and much more for the holidays!
The Campus Ministry Department is teaming up again this year with the Angel Tree Foundation to provide presents and an on-campus celebration for children with a parent in prison. This is an opportunity to make a child’s holiday season bright.
If you would like to help by providing a pre-selected gift please contact Rita Smith. If you would like to give a cash donation or help with the celebration, please contact Jesse Cox at the information provided below:
Gifts will be due December 9th to Rita Smith in LA Room 104.
If interested in donating or volunteering please contact:
Rita Smith at 313-927-1402, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jesse Cox at 313-927-1404, email@example.com
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 (from 12:00 PM until 12:30 PM), the Campus Ministry Office will conduct a “Busy Person’s Advent Retreat!” We hope to afford those who wish, to take 25-30 minutes to prepare for Christmas and also take some time out of this busy season and reflect. This retreat will be conducted during the Advent Season, over the course of the three Wednesdays that lead up to Christmas.
Mark your calendars for the following Wednesdays:
Please join us in the Student Center Chapel and ‘take time, make time for prayer and reflection.
At the request of the Marygrove College Student Government Association, the library will extend its hours of operation for the last week of Fall 2013 classes.
From Monday, December 2, through Thursday, December 5, parts of the library will remain open until midnight. The Fisher Room and the Research & Technology Commons (aka the reference room) will remain open; the stacks and the lower level will remain closed.
Please direct feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Circulation desk at (313) 927-1355.
The Service Learning Committee shares below our selection of nominees for various Michigan Campus Compact Awards. MCC sponsors the Civic Engagement Institute which this year will be held in Grand Rapids. On the evening of February 3, the following people are invited to be recognized at the Institute’s dinner.
Please share your congratulations and encouragement to continue their fine work–and consider joining them at the dinner. See the Michigan Campus Compact website for details.
- Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award: Loretta Woodard
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Dorothy Seebaldt
- Campus-Community Partnership Award: Marygrove’s Chemistry & Environmental Science Dept. and Five Detroit High Schools (University Prep, University Prep Science and Math, Cornerstone Academy, Henry Ford Academy, and Cass Tech
- Network Leader Award: Rita Smith
The next community action meeting “Co-Creating Community” will be held:
Monday, December 2, 2013 , 6:30-8 p.m. in Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall. Light refreshments included.
Since May this year Marygrove faculty, staff and students have been exploring ways to build bridges and community action with community residents. We decided to find ways to work together on “right now actions” as we explore how to build long-term relationships that strengthen our community. The December meeting will be our fifth gathering. Join in our community conversations that lead to action with Student Learning, Social Justice and Participatory Action Research students, faculty, and staff.
The following actions will be further explored at December’s meeting:
- The Good Food Good Jobs Act—mobilizing to get this legislation on the City Council table after promises and no action,
- recognizing institutions in the community that feed people who are hungry
- a grass roots action fair, and
- finding ways to assist Interim House residents. Interim House is the only transitional housing in Detroit for survivors of domestic violence.
Frequently at the end of the annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference, participants say “You should do this more often”. So, we have heard you and have scheduled another reconnecting event!
100% Clean Energy for and by the People
When: Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Where: Denk Chapman Hall, Madame Cadillac Building
This leading young change-maker turned entrepreneur is showing how, in this generation, we can shift from fossil fuels to a world 100% powered by clean energy, and we can do it in a way that makes all of us richer, healthier and happier. The only way it will happen is if we get involved and take power into our own hands. Solar Mosaic, the company he co-founded, is employing revolutionary crowd funding techniques to democratize investment opportunities and spread distributed energy.
For more information, please visit www.glbd.org.
“Appy Hour” brings you the best Apps. We dig through ALL the clutter to find the apps you’ll love the most! New apps are discussed monthly to ensure that you won’t miss that amazing and groundbreaking app. We are always looking for the next great app to feature, so if you find out – let us know! Stop by to discover an app to engage, motivate, and inspire learning!
When: November 27th at 2:00 pm
Where: STICC, Library Lower Level, Room L011
Today, Vice President for Academic Affairs candidate, Dr. Elizabeth Throop, will be on campus. There are two open campus forums in Denk Chapman. Session 1 is from 10:30-11:45 and Session 2 is from 12-1 p.m.
Your participation is critical and a very important part of the interview process, and we in urge you to attend one of these open campus forums, meet the candidate, and help us welcome her to Marygrove College.
The search committee is very interested in receiving your feedback on Dr. Throop. After you have attended her open forum session, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey will be open until Tuesday, November 22nd at noon. The link to Dr. Throop’s survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7RVSQR