Congratulations to Marygrove Jubilarians

candlesEvery year the IHMs gather to celebrate significant milestones (or “Jubilees”). This year, 49 women are celebrating their Jubilee. Of the 49, there are 11 who have touched Marygrove significantly this year and we would like to congratulate them.

75 Years – Letitia O’Connell, IHM
-Marygrove Business Office, 1944-46
-Student Services, 1994-1996

70 Years – Patricia Guthrie, IHM
Past member, Marygrove Board of Trustees

70 Years – Marie Hopkins, IHM
Teacher, Marygrove Preschool, 1958-1960
-Director, Marygrove Preschool, 1960-1978
-Chair, Education Department, 1979-1990
-Research, 1995-2004

 70 Years – Ruth McGuire, IHM
-Marygrove Convent, 1989-1991

 65 Years – Joyce Durosko, IHM
-Past member, Marygrove Board of Trustees

60 Years – Dorothy McDaniel, IHM
– Professor, Math/Physics, 1969-1971
-Past member, Marygrove Board of Trustees

60 Years – Kathleen O’Brien, IHM
-Campus Ministry, 2001-2004

 50 Years – Mary Ellen Loren, IHM
– Professor/Tutor, English, 1993-2006

50 Years – Patricia McCluskey, IHM
-Professor, Psycology, 1983-1985
-Current IHM Leadership Council, Mission Councilor
-Current Vice Chair, Marygrove Board of Trustees

50 Years – Diane McCormack, IHM
-Past member, Marygrove Board of Trustees

50 Years – Ann Nett, IHM
-Current resident Marygrove’s Hartman Hall
-Founding member of the new Marygrove Herbal Garden Project

All greetings and words of congratulations can be sent to the IHM Motherhouse.

Institute of Music & Dance students give back to the community

IMDOnce again, Institute of Music & Dance students will use their passion for the arts to give back to the community.

On Saturday, August 3rd, Summer Theater Intensive students (ages 9-15) will perform dance and vocal selections for the University Commons Neighborhood Day, Jazz on the Ave celebration. The event takes place at 2:30 pm at Mike’s Market on Livernois between 7 & 8 mile roads.  

We also want to let you know that the Summer Theater Intensive program concludes on Monday, July 29th with a free performance in the Marygrove College Theatre at 5:00 pm. The students and their parents have also made the commitment to return on Saturday, August 3rd to perform for the community event.

Lastly~ Adventures in Art and Photography students will exhibit their work in The Gallery on Monday, July 29th @ 6:30pm

Tonight: Relay for Life fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

buffalo-wild-wingsGrovers, Marygrove’s Relay for Life team, is hosting its last fundraiser tonight (July 24th) from 5-9 PM.

For this fundraiser, the Grovers are partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings. If you order food from their Ferndale location (9 mile and Woodward), Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society in our name.

You can pick up a voucher from Jan Machusak in the Student Center Building; this must be presented when ordering so that they can identify our people and total the donation accordingly.  We hope to fill up the restaurant so that we can raise funds to care for those who are living with cancer and to research for a cure.

For more information please contact:

Janice M. Machusak
Student Center Building – SC232
jmachusak@marygrove.edu
(313) 927-1301

Save the date for this year’s Focus: Hope event

WALK2013_STDAs we did last year, Marygrove will have two Spirit buses act as “sag wagons,” so we’ll be able to transport Marygrove folks to/from our parking lot the day of the event if they choose to participate.

Since it is the 45th anniversary walk, Focus is waiving registration fees; instead, they’re suggesting  that each participant raise $45 (or more) in contributions.

City of Detroit Respite Centers Open During Extreme Summer Heat

heatCITY OF DETROIT RESPITE CENTERS OPEN
DURING EXTREME SUMMER HEAT

When the summer heat reaches extreme temperatures, it is critical to take steps to keep cool and prevent heat illness.  To provide a safe and cool way to protect yourself from the heat, the Detroit Recreation Department has four locations available as respite centers that provide air conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.  Please see the information below for tips on keeping cool in summer’s heat, followed by the locations and hours of respite centers.

When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, everyone is at risk, but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illness. Signs of heat-related illness include headache, dizziness, nausea, heavy sweating, confusion and pale or flushed skin. The American Red Cross recommends the following treatment for persons with heat-related illness:

  • Move the victim to a cool place.
  • Give cool water to drink.
  • Apply ice packs or cool wet cloths to the skin.
  • If a victim refuses water, vomits, or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Preventing Heat Illness

  • Stay indoors if possible. Stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to a public place with air conditioning. If outside, stay in the shade.
  • Drink water. Even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.
  • Wear light-colored clothing.  (Avoid wearing black clothes, especially if you’re in direct sunlight.)  Loose fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects away the heat. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Never leave a person, especially children or the elderly or a pet in a closed, parked vehicle.  The temperature inside the car can increase to 30-40 degrees hotter than the outside temperature.
  • Slow down and avoid strenuous activity. If you must work outside, take frequent breaks.
  • Visit persons at risk twice daily and watch them for signs of heat illness.
  • Speak with your doctor about any medications you are taking to learn if they may interfere with your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Do not use salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician

Recreation Centers serving as respite centers from the heat:

Crowell Community Center
313.628.2047
16630 Lasher
Hours:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m., M-F

Patton Community Center
313.628.2000
2301 Woodmere
Hours:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m., M-F

Lasky Recreation Center
313.628.2030
13200 Fenelon
Hours:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m., M-F

Heilmann Recreation Center
313.224.9334
19601 Crusade
Hours:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m., M-F

Photo Credit: fazong

Marygrove’s HRM program recognized by leading human resource organization

SHRM-MarygroveWe are pleased to announce that Marygrove’s Master of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program has been officially recognized for its alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) requirements for HR degree programs.

Marygrove’s alignment with SHRM—which was founded in 1948 and is the world’s largest professional human resource association—is a critical partnership. Aligning itself with SHRM standards not only ensures that the HRM curriculum is consistent with industry practice, but also that graduates of the program are prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly-changing industry.

Because of Marygrove’s association with SHRM, students who complete their degree in HRM at Marygrove are also prepared to take the Assurance of Learning Assessment. This exam is the new universal benchmark for students who are completing an HR degree, but have little or limited experience in the field.

For more information about Marygrove’s Master of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program visit http://onlinegrad.marygrove.edu/

Reminder: Marygrove’s Relay for Life team partners with Buffalo Wild Wings

buffalo-wild-wingsGrovers, Marygrove’s Relay for Life team, is hosting its last fundraiser on Wednesday, July 24th from 5-9 PM.

For this fundraiser, the Grovers are partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings. If you order food from their Ferndale location (9 mile and Woodward),  Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society in our name.

You can pick up a voucher from Jan Machusak in the Student Center Building; this must be presented when ordering so that they can identify our people and total the donation accordingly.  We hope to fill up the restaurant this Wednesday so that we can raise funds to care for those who are living with cancer and to research for a cure.

For more information please contact:

Janice M. Machusak
Student Center Building – SC232
jmachusak@marygrove.edu
(313) 927-1301

“Creating Good Governance for People and the Planet,” a presentation and discussion by Carolyn Raffensperger

good-governanceOn Thursday, July 18th, Marygrove College is pleased to host a presentation and discussion by Carolyn Raffensperger in the Library Lecture Hall on “Creating Good Governance for People and the Planet.”  In addition to being a highly regarded environmental lawyer and activist, Carolyn teaches in Marygrove’s Social Justice Program.

She will be speaking from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm.

Since we are all working toward a more just and livable community in Detroit, we have invited Ms. Raffensperger to share ideas for our work that she has developed in working with many communities throughout the USA, including Detroit.  We hope you will join us for this important presentation and discussion!  Please pass this on to colleagues and friends from your neighborhood, church, and associations.

Carolyn’s presentation will cover topics of governance issues of environmental sustainability and health.

Carolyn is executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network.  She is co-editor of Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy and Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle. Together, these volumes are the most comprehensive exploration to date of the history, theory, and implementation of the precautionary principle.

For more information, please contact Steve Scribner at sscribner@marygrove.edu or 313-927-1321

 

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Announced

jan-and-awardThe Distinguished Alumni Awards were established in 2002 on the occasion of Marygrove College’s 75th Anniversary to recognize and honor alumni who have distinguished themselves and their alma mater. It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s honorees.

2013 Marygrove College Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Alumni of Tomorrow Award Recipients:
◾Dorothy Jones Hogan Sweeney ’48
◾Barbara Kent Freeman ’63
◾Suzanne Sattler, IHM ’65
◾Virginia Burdick Skinner ’67
◾Jane Hammang-Buhl ’68
◾Karel Bowlus Oxley ’72
◾Robert D. Tompkins ’14

The Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 7-9:00 p.m. in the Marygrove College Theater. The event is free and open to the public.