Social Work adds LGBT course this fall

A new topic has been added to the Fall, 2012 Social Work Course Program Schedule. Marygrove’s Social Work department will be presenting its first section of “Working with LGBT Individuals and Communities,” (SW 200-01 — Special Topics) and it promises to be an interesting and popular course.

This 2-credit course is designed to enhance your professional competence in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities. Course content explores social work practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and across social, political, and economic realms.

Take this course and raise your awareness of personal, interpersonal, and institutional values and beliefs and learn how biases may manifest as prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

The National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Code of Ethics will guide discussions around viewing sexual orientation through a professional lens. Continue reading

“Teach In” on the Educational Achievement Authority — Aug. 2, 2012

This week’s Teach In on the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA) is a group effort to share knowledge collected by the Participatory Action Research project on the School to Prison Pipeline. It is a collaboration of researchers from Detroit Public Schools, DPS Board members, professors from Wayne State University, Oakland University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn, members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, Michigan Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, Marygrove College Master of Social Justice, Detroit parents and activists, and a growing number of anti oppression  activists. Please make every effort to come, bring people and help collect data of all kinds. Continue reading

IMD Adventures in Art Exhibit opens tonight, Monday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The IMD Adventures in Art  Exhibit can be seen in The Gallery on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts Building.  The theme is the Year of the Dragon.

Students studied and researched the Chinese New Year and all about dragons and their significance in the culture. They will be performing a dragon dance (complete with dragon!).

Sandi Combs is the IMD Art Faculty member who creatively led the class.

For more information, contact Judith Molina at (313) 927-1306.

Institute of Music & Dance begins summer programming July 9, 2012

Marygrove College’s Institute of Music & Dance begins its summer programming on Monday, July 9, 2012!

Classes are held Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Arts enrichment classes are for students ages 3 – 16.

Classes conclude Friday, July 27 with the exception of theater performances on Monday, July 30.