If you could change or enhance your Marygrove experience, how would you do it?

The Participatory Action Research group and the Service Learning Committee are interested in creating a Participatory Action Research project,  internships and/or service learning projects that would be meaningful to our students and our community (Marygrove and/or the surrounding area).  To this end, we are planning a listening session with students, interested Marygrove people and community leaders to hear ideas about how we can enhance our life together.  

A listening session will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 from 6-8pm in Denk.  Light refreshments will be provided; Barbara Stanbridge, IHM, and local community activist Gwendlyn Winston-Bailehy have agreed to facilitate.  We are guided by the following:

+ Marygrove commits itself to forming urban leaders and thus must get engaged in the urban community

+ Valuable research, ideas and insights from campus and community leaders are synergetic for both arenas

+ We are offering a venue to bring together potential partners to begin exploration of how we might begin or deepen extant collaborations that will be mutually beneficial.

+ This is a concrete medium for stimulating new service learning courses, internships, PAR projects, etc.

Please RSVP to Barbara Beesley by May 7–and plan to come out and invite others who are interested in contributing to this engagement….We would love to hear your voices!

Barbara Beesley: (313) 927-1403


Member induction and awards ceremony for Sigma Alpha Pi happens May 4

You are cordially invited to attend the member induction and awards ceremony for the MARYGROVE COLLEGE Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 3:00pm
Location: Marygrove College Theatre

Kindly RSVP to societyleadership.marygrove@gmail.com

Congratulations to Marygrove Institute of Music & Dance Student, Nicasia Solano-Reed!

IMDMarygrove College and The Institute of Music & Dance (IMD) would like to congratulate Nicasia Solano-Reed, a Marygrove IMD student who is now training at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York!

For more than 57 years, the School has remained on the forefront of American dance education. Joffrey graduates have gone on to dance for major classical ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

We are proud of Nicasia and wish her success at Joffrey!


Celebrate spring and the end of the semester with the Marygrove Chorale

On Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m., the Marygrove College Chorale and guest singers will perform the masterwork “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” by African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork, conducted by Augustus O. Hill (director of the Brazeal Dennard Chorale), with tenor soloist Glen Holcomb, ’94.

The performance also features jazzy, gospel, and spiritual selections. This concert is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and family.

Reception to follow with light refreshments.

Help Marygrove feed Midtown this Saturday

We are still in need of volunteers for Marygrove Feeds Midtown this Saturday, April 27th, 2013. We need volunteers to help pack lunches from 9am-11am and/or to help distribute the lunches from 11am-2pm to the homeless and/or hungry in the city.

A Marygrove bus has been reserved and volunteers are also welcome to carpool. Please let either of us know if you can help us make this event a success, even if it’s only for one part or one hour. Thank you and happy summer break!



New library hours beginning April 28

Library HoursAs we have done for the past 2 years, the Library will be open by appointment for the intersession period, Sunday, April 28 through Sunday, May 12, 2013.

To make an appointment to use the Library you may contact individual staff members by phone or email; here is the link to the Library Directory:


Alternatively you can call the Reference Desk – 313 – 927 – 1346 – and leave a message; a library staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

During the intersession we will make appointments for faculty, staff, alums, IHMs and Marygrove students who need access to Library resources for educational purposes. Students who need computers for non-educational purposes will be able to use the Student Center.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation, Linnea

Linnea Dudley
Library Management Team
Head of Reference, Instruction and Access Services

Last call, students: Fill out your course and instructor evaluations or forever hold your peace.

3120872862_7dce2cf5a2Time is running out to complete your “Course and Instructor Evaluations” for your Marygrove Winter courses.. They will be available for you to complete until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28.

The instructors, the departments and the deans at Marygrove all pay very close attention to the evaluations, so it is your best opportunity to help improve how classes are taught.

It is important to know your evaluations will be confidential.

The office of Institutional Research and Assessment is administering the evaluations. The software that we are using lets us and your instructor see who has completed an evaluation (so we don’t continue to send emails to them) but we can’t see individual evaluations, just a summary of the results.

THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE EVALUATIONS AT ALL and will get a summary report after the evaluation period has ended and after grades have been posted. She or he will see the answers to the three open-ended questions at the end.

Here is what to do:

Log into Blackboard and click the “Course Evaluations” link in the “Tools” panel on the “My Marygrove” tab.  You will be directed to a central page which lists all of your available course evaluations.

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