The 9th Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit ConferenceEach year, the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference brings together people from all areas of the sustainability movement. Whether you are a long-time activist or just curious, we hope you joined us for a weekend of learning and inspiration.

Please consider attending this year’s GLBD conference, October 25th through the 27th, at Marygrove College.

Marygrove students, faculty, and staff must register online by October 14th to attend the conference for free.

For more information and to register, please visit

UDM offering Marygrove staff and students free tickets to see Pvt. Wars

pvt warsThe UDM Theatre Company’s first main stage production of the season opens this weekend with James McLure’s Pvt. Wars at the Marygrove Theatre.

We are extending a warm welcome to the Marygrove College Community by offering FREE tickets to all Marygrove College employees and students on opening weekend.
Thursday, 9/26 at 7:30 pm – UDM and MG students ONLY with ID.

Friday, 9/27 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, 9/29 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, 9/30 at 2:00 pm
At the Marygrove Theatre – 8425 W McNichols Rd Detroit, MI

We urge you to support that arts at UDM and MG by attending our first production. All Marygrove employees and students can bring guests for $12 a ticket for adults and $10 for outside students. Information about the show is below or on our website at

If you are a season ticket holder to the theatre, you can bring a friend with you for FREE on opening weekend.

Please R.S.V.P. all of your tickets by calling the Theatre Company ticket office at 313-993-3270 or email You can also come to the ticket office at the theatre prior to curtain. Please present your UDM ID to receive your tickets.



The price of war is a conversation that has echoed through the campus of University of Detroit Mercy many times over the past century. The cost of war and the aftermath haunts the

UDM Theatre Company’s 43rd Season opening production of Pvt. Wars by James McLure. This intimate and darkly funny drama engages three war veterans as they recover from their physical and psychological wounds they received in combat. Directed by David L. Regal, Pvt. Wars will be performed at 8:00 p.m. on September 27, 28, October 4 and 5 at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on September 29 and October 6 at the Marygrove Theatre. Veterans are encouraged to attend and will receive tickets for $5 a 75% discount!

Pvt. Wars involves the conversations of three Vietnam War G.I.s as they recover from physical injuries sustained in the war. Hailing from vastly different backgrounds, the trio use irreverence and humor to assuage the psychological damage that remains long after the physical wounds have healed.

With gratitude to our men and women in uniform, both past and present, we are offering $5.00 admission for veterans and members of the military to all performances of

Register to vote, win a free gift card

Voter RegistrationWhat’s better than registering to vote? How about registering to vote… and winning a free gift card!

Stop by the Main Lobby of the Madame Cadillac Building on September 24th and 25th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to register to vote. Everyone who registers will be entered in a drawing to win one of four gift cards!

For more information, please contact Kevin Martin with the Office of Urban Leadership: or 313-927-1467.

Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Fike

Coffee and ConversationJoin us on Friday, September 27th from 8:30 am to 9:30 am for coffee and conversation with Dr. Fike, President of Marygrove College.

The conversation will take place in the Employee Lounge in the Liberal Arts Building. Continental breakfast will also be served.

As there will be limited seating, we ask that you RSVP by Tuesday, September 24th to Rita Smith at, ext. 1402.

Make a Difference: Join this year’s Focus: Hope Walk

Focus Hope WalkYou are invited to join us on Sunday, October 13th at 12:30 pm for Focus: HOPE WALK. As this is the 45th anniversary of the walk, we suggest that participants raise at least $45 in contributions.

The walk will take place at the Focus: HOPE Campus, located at 1355 Oakman Boulevard in Detroit.

For more information and to register, please visit

Marygrove Spirit Buses will be “sag wagons” on the 4.5 mile Walk so Marygrove faculty, staff & students can ride with us!

We meet @ Spirit Vans (in north parking lot) on 10-13-13
Leaving MG @ 11:00 a.m. and return to MG by 4:00 p.m.

Save your seat! Email/call Jan Machusak @ (313)927-1301

Added News:

In preparation for the Focus: HOPE Hustle performance again at this year’s WALK, the FH Hustle will be included in the Hustle classes being held each Monday at 6 p.m. at the Focus: HOPE Park, located next to our Westside Food Center (1300 Oakman Blvd.).

However, we will be highlighting the Focus: HOPE Hustle at the following classes:
Monday, September 30th
Monday October 7th

Workforce Recruitment Program will be holding phone interviews Oct. 1-18


UPDATE: We regret to inform you that due to the government shutdown, the Workforce Recruitment Program website will be unavailable until further notice.

The phone interviews that were originally scheduled for Oct. 1-18 have been canceled.

Workforce Recruitment Program is a program for students and recent graduates with disabilities, and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the federal government. Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to:

-Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
-Explore careers in the federal service
-Gain interviewing experience

Phone interviews will be held October 1-18, 2013

Students must submit online application to participate by September 30, 2013 at

For more information, contact Veronica Killebrew at 313-927-1427 or email

Local internships & full-time positions in accounting

aweaYou don’t have to leave Michigan to have an impact on the world!

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. provides accounting, tax, and business advisory services for growth-driven, privately held companies. In addition to the full range of accounting and auditing services, they have also taken on the challenge of being a global resource for their clients. They invest heavily in specialized training focused on international tax and accounting matters to help our entrepreneurial clients as they face the challenges of global competition.

Clayton & McKervey is a firm with an international reach that cares about its team members and supports professional development. In 2013, Clayton & McKervey became an 8-time winner of Metropolitan Detroit’s “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For”!


Accounting Interns perform a variety of entry-level accounting assignments, demonstrating growing knowledge of tax and/or audit accounting. Learn more at

• Minimum of two to four years of college coursework with completion of intermediate accounting courses prior to start of internship

• Maintains strong academic success (minimum major GPA of 3.2)

• Proficiency in technology

• Strong communication skills

• Strong ability to plan and organize work

The Staff Accountant performs a variety of entry-level accounting assignments, demonstrating growing knowledge of tax and/or audit accounting. Learn more at

• Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting

• Maintains strong academic success (minimum major GPA of 3.2)

• Experience in a business environment is helpful

• Proficiency in technology

• Strong communication skills

• Ability to plan and organize work

Please submit your resume to your campus’ CAREER SERVICES OFFICE by SEPTEMBER 26.
Your resume will be sent to the Clayton & McKervey HR Recruiter

Dr. Frank Rashid to speak at the ASAP/5 Conference at Wayne State University.

Robert_HaydenOn Oct.3 at 1:45 pm, Dr. Frank Rashid will be speaking at the ASAP/5 Conference at Wayne State University. At this event, The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present will host a panel, Robert Hayden, Michael Harper, 1970s Detroit.  Other panellists include Janice N. Harrington, the University of Illinois and Brian McHale, Ohio State University.

This event is a part of the The Robert Hayden/Dudley Randall Centennial Project which has been designed to commemorate these poets through a variety of programs and activities at different Detroit area sites.  The broader purpose of these events is to examine the two poets’ contributions to American culture, to expose their work to new audiences, to provide opportunities for creative and scholarly expressions that intersect with their poetic legacies, and to acknowledge the historical occasion.

To learn more about the The Robert Hayden/Dudley Randall Centennial Project, click here.

Randall-reading-poery--credit-Leni-Sinclair-22-4In addition to this, we want to mention that Dr. Rashid is also one of the keynote speakers for the Defining Detroit Event at Marygrove.  On Oct. 10, Dr. Rashid will be joined by Professor Melba Joyce Boyd to give a presentation on Robert Hayden and Dudley Randall. Film clips and bio-critical discussion of the Detroit writers will trace the relationship between their lives and their writings.

For more information about this event, call 313-927-1383

Register to vote in 5 minutes on 9/24 and 9/25

ID-10098916Voting 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—but you can’t vote unless you register!

To make registering as simple and convenient as possible, Marygrove is partnering with TurboVote.

Next week we will be in the Madame Cadillac lobby with laptops for students to stop by and get registered. Registering to vote is free and it only takes about 5 minutes.

Location: Main lobby of the Madam Cadillac Building
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm on 9/24 and 9/25 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

If you’re not familiar with TurboVote, here’s what they do:

  • They help you register (or update your voter registration)
  • They help you get absentee ballots and vote by mail
  • They send you reminders so you never forget to vote

We look forward to seeing you!

Photo credit: Nirots


Students, are you looking for a prayer space?

girl-15599_640Students, are you looking for a prayer space? Sacred Heart Chapel (LA Building) and the Student Center Chapel are open throughout the day for prayer and quiet reflection.

Perhaps your prayer/spiritual exercise requires a different space – the Campus Ministry Team is working to complete an Interfaith Prayer Room in the Student Center Building and would appreciate your input!

Join us Wednesday, 9/25 @ noon in SC 225 (Student Center Building)

Light refreshments will be provided.

Can’t come but are interested in learning more about the Interfaith Prayer Room?

Contact: Jan Machusak, Director of Mission Integration at, 313.927-1301