First Annual Black History Month Unity Dinner

ImageFlorent Gillet Residence Hall Resident Assistants and  Black Student Union would like to extend an invitation to attend a “Black History Month Unity Dinner.”

The dinner will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM in the Madame Cadillac Main Dining Hall.

The purpose of this unique event is designed to explore the historical significance of African American cuisine and its influences on the family and culture, as well as the importance of community development, leadership, and unity. Co-founding member of The Detroit 300, Teferi Brent, has been invited to deliver the keynote address focusing on Unity.

The total cost of the dinner is $14.00 and must be paid in advance.  Meal Plans may be used.  Please contact or to sign up. Seating is limited.

The Marygrove Talent Show is Friday, Feb. 22!

theatre_masks_mattlxMarygrove Talent Show is an Apollo-like show featuring students and local talent.

DATE: Friday, Feb. 22
TIME: 8:00 p.m.
Marygrove Theatre

All tickets just $5 and can be purchased in the book store.

Sponsored by The Association of Dramatic Artists (TADA)
Contact : Sha’China Young • and Leslie Love •

Lunchtime Conversation: Feb. 19 at Noon

SandwichThe next Lunchtime Conversation will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from Noon – 1:15 p.m. in the Employee Lounge on the ground floor of the Liberal Arts Building.

This conversation will consist of a sampling of ongoing faculty scholarship. Discussing their current projects will be Audrey Becker, assistant professor of English; Mary Byrnes, assistant professor of sociology; Brian Crane, assistant professor of mathematics; Michael Martin, assistant professor of English; and Steve Scribner, associate professor of chemistry.

If you are working on a scholarly or creative project that you’d like to share with your colleagues, please join us. Please come, too, if you’d simply like to appreciate and talk about the variety of work that’s ongoing at Marygrove.

As always, refreshments will be available.

Bus transportation for students who wish to attend Dr. Song’s Memorial Service

Dr. SongRemembering Dr. Chae-Pyong Song

Marygrove College will provide bus transportation for students interested in attending the memorial service for Professor Chae-Pyong Song on Friday, February 15. The bus will leave campus at 6 p.m. from the front of the Madame Cadillac Building, so please be in the lobby of the MC building no later than 5:45 pm to board.

Because seating is limited to 13 spots, you will need to contact Ms. Laurie LePain Kopack by phone at 313.927.1383  or via email at to reserve your seat.

For those interested in driving, here is the location of the memorial service:

Korean Presbyterian Church Of Metro Detroit
Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
27075 W 9 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48033-3463
(248) 356-4488

The 826michigan Orientation

826mi_sealThe 826michigan Orientation at Marygrove is scheduled for this Monday, Feb. 18  from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in  LA 315.  A group of interested Sigma Zeta members will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome to attend this event!

826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

More info about the tutoring initiative 826michigan, which has recently expanded to Detroit, is available at

Schools Currently Involved:

  • Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School (4th and 5th grade, in Southwest Detroit)
  • University Prep Middle School (8th grade, near Midtown/Cass Corridor area)
  • Bunche (East side)



News & Updates

learning_express_libraryYour Marygrove librarians would like to highlight a free resource called LearningExpress Library which “helps students and adults improve scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Hundreds of tests, tutorials, and courses are included, with immediate scoring available.” It also includes a section on job searching and career information, and is made available for Michigan residents from the State of Michigan.

Here are examples of how you might use LearningExpress Library:

  • Take practice tests at all levels for math, social studies, writing, reading, logic, science, statistics, and vocabulary
  • Prepare for high school entrance exams
  • Practice the ACT, AP, PSAT, SAT, or TOEFL
  • Improve your test-taking skills, personal financial skills, and public speaking skills
  • Prepare for writing a college admissions essay
  • Practice college placement tests such as COMPASS or ASSET
  • Prepare for graduate school exams such as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT
  • Click through interactive…

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Important Events: Week of Feb. 11, 2013

Upcoming events2/13/13 Ash Wednesday Liturgy @ Noon in SC Chapel
Celebrant: Bishop Don Hanchon
(Bishop Hanchon will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconcilliation – private confessions – from 11:30 a.m. to Noon)

2/14/13 – Thursday – IHM Fireside Chat @ Noon in Denk Chapman
“How Do We Handle Violence?” – Challenges in Building a Culture of Peace
Marie Gabriel Hungerman, IHM – Pat Rourke, IHM – Joan Chicoine, IHM

Lunch will be served.

RSVP appreciated to Jan Machusak @ or 313.927.1301