Marygrove Arts News

The Marygrove Music Department was thrilled to host Professor Emeritus (CMU), clinician, and author, Timothy Caldwell on September 25th for a half-day workshop on Dalcroze Eurhythmics entitled: “The Music, the Movement and You: Using Physical Movement to Improve Performance”.

During the opening session, students from Marygrove College and several local high schools learned how musical performance begins with an internal feel for the music, a physical gesture.  In the interactive session, participants a variety of physical activities to embody the different patterns, shapes and colors heard in musical compositions.
The final session featured a  masterclass, in which Marygrove students [Sherry Rietz, Angel Shakespeare and Jeriel Woods] and high school students [Lauren Lenz (Troy Athens) and Anna Daugherty (Birmingham Groves)] presented a variety of songs.  Each singer then had the opportunity to work with Mr. Caldwell on implementing Dalcroze techniques into his/her singing.

Students having fun with improv exercises.

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Connecting to the Grove (CTG) to host workshop on choosing an academic major

Marygrove’s CTG in partnership with Academic Advising will present “The Art of Major Selection,”  on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from Noon – 1:30 in Denk Chapman Hall. Continue reading

A MUST SEE exhibit!!!

Marygrove Arts News

Come out and experience The Marygrove Faculty Art Exhibit showing on the 4th floor of The Liberal Arts Building showing now until October 12. This wonderful setting is host to a variety of different art forms, from mixed media installations to charcoal and pencil drawings. The exhibition showcases some of the faculty’s artwork and gives student an insight of their professors’ abilities and skills.

There are only eight artists featured but the show yields an abundance of creativity and diversity. And some prominent pieces stand out such as Christine Hagedorn’s hanging installations made of hand-made paper, or Mary Lou Greene’s (Co-Chair Director of the Art Dept.) sculpture “Specter” which draws the immediate attention in the room.

Other artists featured are Rose DeSloover (Dean of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts) paintings and mixed media installations, David Vandegrift’s travel photography, and Tim Gralewski’s screen-prints, James Lutomski’s (Co-Chair Director of the Art Dept.)

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MG Students: Sept. 25 is FINAL DAY to REGISTER TO VOTE using TurboVote

Voting is a privilege that many people in the world don’t have. Fortunately, one of the basic rights guaranteed by our Constitution is the right to vote! Your vote is just as important as the President’s! If you don’t vote, you can’t participate fully in the democratic process.

For all faculty, staff and students who are eligible, but not currently registered to vote, now is the time! Sept. 25, is the deadline for submitting your voter registration application via TurboVote so please act now! Continue reading

MUSTANG SPORTS REPORT: September 24, 2012

This past weekend was as good as it gets for three of Marygrove’s teams. On Friday (09/21), the women’s volleyball team triumphed over Ohio State-Marion in straight sets. Senior Shana Tooley (Belleville, Mich./Belleville) had 14 digs, while fellow Belleville native and senior Megan Gohl (Belleville, Mich./Belleville) captained the offense with 37 assists. Saturday (09/22) marked a doubleheader of soccer action that began with the women hosting NCAA Division II Ursuline College (Ohio). A brilliant performance by sophomore Kaitlyn Vigna (China Twp., Mich./Marine City) propelled the Mustangs to a 2-1 win against their NCAA DII counterpart. Vigna totaled three points to help the Mustangs become the first team to get a victory over a NCAA DII school in the history of Marygrove College Athletics. Saturday was capped off with men’s soccer victory in their WHAC opener vs. Lawrence Tech (Mich.). The Mustangs used Jordan Berry (Dearborn, Mich.) and Abdoullie Jallow (Bansang, The Gambia/Rust) goals to earn a 2-1 conference win. Continue reading

STUDENTS: Multicultural Club to hold first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27

The Multicultural Club will hold its first meeting of the year this Thursday, September 27, at Noon in MC 359.

This meeting will introduce current and new students to what the MCC is all about, and what our plans are for this semester.

For more information, contact Ginette Balbin-Cuesta at

STUDENTS: Amnesty International will be holding first meeting of the year Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Amnesty International will be holding its first meeting of the year this Wednesday, September 26, at Noon in the Women’s Center in the basement of the LA building.

This meeting will introduce current and new students to what Amnesty is all about, and what we will be trying to achieve this semester. Refreshments will be served, so please join us and learn more!


If you have questions, contact Ginette Balbin-Cuesta at

5 more things to do 10 minutes away from Marygrove College

Like we said in our last post, you’ve seen the DIA; you’ve waited a “while” for a pulled pork sandwich at Slows; you’ve bowled at the Garden Bowl and then gorged yourself on $2 slices of Sgt. Pepperoni’s pizza afterwards. All that’s fine, but here are five more must-see Detroit gems—all of which are only 10 minutes away from Marygrove College.

ImageLe Petit Zinc
Maybe I’m an easy date, but I can’t begrudge any establishment that serves water in an old wine bottle and sells Coca-Cola in a glass bottle. I suppose it helps that their food, especially the crepes and coffee, is consistently good and that they employ waiters who, no matter how horribly I butcher the French menu, manage not only to figure out what I’m trying to say, but are congenial enough not to laugh or show me how it’s done in front of my wife.

Le Petit isn’t a new business, but it’s a bit off the beaten path, right on the edge of Cork Town. It’s trite and I’m sorry, but the best word I can use to describe the atmosphere is “cute.” If you go within the next few weeks, it’ll still be warm enough to sit outside next to the water fountain, but I prefer the intimacy of the dining room, the clang of the open kitchen and the sardonic banter between the chefs and wait staff. I will say that the waiters aren’t killing themselves to hurry up, so just sip your coffee, practice your French and chill.

Mon-Thu 10 am – 4 pm
Fri-Sat 10 am – 9 pm
Sun 9 am – 3 pm

ImageDetroit Derby Girls
Women skate around in a circle, fall, push and body check each other at the Masonic Temple. I have no idea what the “rules” are, so don’t ask. What I do know is that any one of the derby girls could take me out even if they aren’t allowed to punch or pull hair like they do in the movies.

Tickets are $10 (or $15 when there is a double header). The usual stadium delights (beer, nachos and hot dogs) are available; then you can work off the calories at half time when they open up the floor for you to, of all things, hula hoop.

If you’re in college, you’re probably on a budget, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to dress like it. Lucky for you, there’s a secondhand clothing shop 10 minutes down the road called Regeneration (there are two locations, actually: one in Pleasant Ridge and one in Clawson). It’s a genius business model and Regeneration’s got the market cornered. Like vintage? They’ve got it. Looking for designer denim? They’ve got an entire wall of it for both men and women. They carry Michael Kors, Seven, Polo, American Apparel, you name it, so they manage to appeal to anyone who likes dirt-cheap, gently-worn clothes, but likes to keep their wallet portly.

The staff doesn’t hover, but they don’t ignore you either. And honestly, I don’t know how they do it, but I’ve never seen a single sales associate roll their eyes when I bring them three trash bags full of clothes I want them to buy. The closest thing I can compare the store to is a secondhand shop called Plato’s Closet. Unlike the latter, though, you won’t be appraised by teenage Beliebers while you browse.

If you want to spruce up your dorm room and you’re tired of watching your fifth IKEA desk disintegrate under the weight of a cup, hit the Cass corridor and you’ll find Mantra. There’s no real rhyme or reason to the setup and there’s no telling what you’ll find, but if you’re looking for an airbrushed velvet painting of PeeWee Herman (and who isn’t?), a gaudy, mid-century lamp with a two-tiered shade, or a desk that’s made out of trees and not sawdust, you’ve come to the right place.

Mexicantown Bakery
Most people rave about Mexican Town restaurants like Xochimilco, but I prefer to spoil my dinner by hitting the Mexicantown Bakery first. The bakery is part corner grocery and part bakery and everything is CHEAP. Browse an entire wall of cookies, doughnuts and cupcakes and then wash it down with a Jarritos Mexican soda (you can never go wrong with their mango flavor). If you’re lucky, Jessica Hernandez, whose parents own the joint, may be playing a show in the loft upstairs.