Look Beneath the Surface: Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery – A Community Intervention Project

chainsThe Social Justice Program at Marygrove College is partnering with the Michigan Rescue & Restore Coalition and Families Against Narcotics to present Look Beneath the Surface, a three-day Community Intervention Project on human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

The class will meet on September 7, 14 and 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Green & Gold Room at Marygrove College.

The course has been designed for everyone including health-care professionals, child advocates, service providers, faith-based groups, legislators, law enforcement, educators and students.

Those who wish to attend must submit an $85 registration fee by September 2. This will cover the cost of the training materials, lunch and a flash drive.

For more information, please contact Richard Sands: (734) 771-7251
Or by Email: rsands4996@marygrove.edu

Teasdale presentation, Sept. 9: French Roots in Great Lakes, 18th century

The first “brown bag lunch” presentation of the academic year (organized by the Institute for Detroit Studies) will take place on Monday, September 9, in LA 241, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  The speaker is Guillaume Teasdale of the University of Windsor.  He will speak about the French colonial presence in the region, focusing on Detroit, during the 18th century.

Mary Byrnes and Tom Klug are also discussing likely presentations in October and November, so stay tuned.

18th Century Detroit

Brazil Exhibit Opening at the Charles H. Wright

logoIf you missed last year’s trip abroad with Professor Ellis Ivory and Michelle Cade, but would still like to learn more about Brazil, you might be interested to know that the Charles H. Wright Museum is opening an exhibit of Brazilian art and culture this Thursday.

The opening event is free and open to the public; it will run from 6 pm-9 pm and the exhibit will be open for visitors until January.

To learn more about the event, click here.

Mass to Commemorate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Apse_mosaic_Hagia_Sophia_Virgin_and_ChildEvery year on August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This event commemorates the death of Mary and her assumption into Heaven before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated in the Student Center Chapel this Thursday at noon.

A Practice “No Impact Week” Experience for Faculty and Staff

shutterstock_80540356The Sustainability and Ecology TLLT would like to invite the Senior Administration, Faculty and Staff to participate in a practice “No Impact Week” Experience on August 18–25. 

The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse.  It is a chance for us to see what a difference no-impact living can have on our quality of life.

We are going to sponsor a campus-wide event and invite students to participate in “No Impact Week” this fall. The event this August is a way for us all to become familiar with what is required; it will also give professors time to evaluate the event and see how they might best use the “No Impact Week” experience (should they choose to use it) with their classes.

If you are interested in participating, please go to the website http://noimpactproject.org/. To register,

  • Click on the green box that says, “Try this experiment for a week.”
  • Then in the blue box under the tab “What is the Experiment?”  Click on the line “If you want to try the No Impact Week on your own click here.”
  • Enter your name and email and click submit.

The daily challenges are as follows:

Sunday: Consumption
Description: Don’t buy anything new (except for food!)

Monday: Trash
Description: Don’t create any trash.

Tuesday: Transportation
Only transport yourself through environmentally friendly ways such as biking, walking, public transportation or carpooling.

Wednesday: Food
Description: Only eat local food and cut down on your meat consumption.

Thursday: Electricity
Description: Cut back on your electricity use or stop it all together.

Friday: Water
Description: Cut back on your water use.

Saturday: Giving Back
Description: Give back to your community.

Sunday: Eco-Sabbath
Description: Unplug and reflect. You and the environment take a break.  Reflect on this experience and its effect on your life and the earth.

 

New Marygrove Athletics App Available Now!

iOS_header_ad_main Marygrove College Athletics is pleased to announce the release of a free mobile iOS application for the iPad and iPhone. The release follows a long line of communications enhancements over the past year for Marygrove’s athletic department.

With the help of this app, fans can:

  • Read the latest headlines and game recaps
  • Check up on recent news within the department
  • Access student-athlete and staff bios
  • View team schedules
  • Get connected through the various department social media channels
  • Watch or listen to live events when a Wi-Fi connection is available

The app, along with the other industry-leading acquisitions over the summer, has allowed us to take a great step toward strengthening the delivery of our brand as we prepare to communicate our message through more channels than ever before. The trendsetting offerings will truly give Marygrove student-athletes a first class experience.

The Marygrove Athletics app is free of charge
and can be accessed by visiting the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marygrove-college-athletics/id675086917?ls=1&mt=8, by visiting MarygroveMustangs.com, or by searching “Marygrove Athletics” (search option may not display our app in the initial 24 hours of the release).

To read the official press release, stop by Marygrove College Athletics News.

Special Announcement: Prayer service to remember lost loved ones in the Color Purple Garden (August 8th)

memorial serviceOn Thursday, August 8, Marygrove will be hosting a prayer service and potluck for anyone who has lost loved ones. At noon we will meet at the picnic tables near the MC building and walk over to the Color Purple Garden.

Afterwards, we will reconvene at the picnic tables for fellowship and a meal.

For more information, or to share the names of loved ones, please email or contact Jesse Cox at (313) 927-1404.