New Security Protocols and Extended Hours for the Office of Campus Safety and Security

securityPlease note that Marygrove’s Office of Campus Safety and Security hours of operation have changed.  Here is the new schedule which adds evening hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In order to keep traffic into campus flowing well, please remember to have your Marygrove ID ready to show the security officer upon your arrival. Thank you for your patience as we work to continually improve the safety of our campus community. If you have questions, please contact Horace Dandridge at or (313) 927-1555.



Last week, Marygrove Volleyball earned the #1 seed for the upcoming United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament. Leading the 10-team field, second-year head coach Jamie Baker and the Mustangs will look to bring home Marygrove’s second national championship (previous: 2009 Women’s Soccer) when they take on the competition: Canton, New York

You may follow the team live from New York, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 on the Mustang Sports Network by visiting this address: Coverage begins at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 31).


Please join the athletic department in congratulating the 13 student-athletes representing Marygrove College in New York later this week!!! #TeamMG


Attn: Marygrove College Campus Community


 Please be advised that The Marygrove Assessment Center formerly located at 707 W. Milwaukee has been closed.  GED Testing and other services are currently being administered here on the Marygrove campus.

If you have questions or concerns please call: (313) 927-1481.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this transition.

Friendly Visitor Program at McGivney Bethune home celebrates with potluck dinner!!

Please join us for our final dinner/potluck meeting at the McGivney Bethune home on November 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to see the awesome work students have done to build these important relationships and also to learn more about friendly visitor programs (and maybe even volunteer yourself!). Please let us know via email so we can plan for extra seats and help you to get involved. The program is looking for students, staff, and faculty who may want to participate in the friendly visitor program once the semester ends. There will be a short training session in January/February for any individuals who would like to join! Please e-mail all inquiries to Mary Brynes: 

The SOC/PSY 346 class, Aging Individual in Society, is piloting a friendly visitor program at the McGivney Bethune house on Marygrove’s campus. It is one of the goals of the program that the relationship the students are building with residents this semester continues as an ongoing endeavor. The intended outcome of these efforts is that we can build upon an established relationship with the individuals who share our campus and look for other ways to engage residents of both Theresa Maxis and McGivney Bethune apartments.

A little bit about the program: The friendly visitor program is a volunteer support system which exists for the primary purpose of connecting older adults (who often live in age-segregated housing) to other people who share their community. Friendly visitors are just that: an individual who makes friendly visits (both in-person and via telephone) with an assigned older adult with whom they build a sustained and ongoing relationship. Friendly visitors provide companionship and are not caregivers. Visitors engage in a variety of ways with residents; playing games, life review/reminiscing, sharing resources (like coffee or tea), and other forms of socializing are main activities of friendly visitors.


Campus-Community Gathering on Oct. 29

campus-community-gatheringParticipants at our July campus-community gathering agreed to support three activities.  We’ll hear more about this and explore ongoing collaborations and local community needs (particularly those related to hunger), on Tuesday, Oct. 29,  from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., in Madame Cadillac’s Alumnae Hall.

Light refreshments will be served.  Please invite other interested campus and community members.  To make sure we have adequate accommodations, please RSVP to Barbara ASAP at 927-1403 or

Blood Drive on October 30th, help save lives!!

Thank you for helping to save lives in our community. As an added bonus, all donors will be entered to win a $200 Visa gift card (drawing held on November 4, 2013).

Our blood drive is Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Madame Cadillac Hall’s main dining room from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This is a critical time for our community’s blood supply. Please help if you are able!!


According to the American Red Cross:

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • The number of blood donations collected in the U.S. in a year: 15.7 million.
  • Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.
  • Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.
  • One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.

Submissions for the winter edition of “The Tower Times”


The winter edition of The Tower Times will be mailed to Marygrove College alumni the week of January 6 , 2014. If you have events, programs (scheduled for late January – May 15) or other information or stories you think would be of interest to our alumni, you are invited to submit an article NO LATER THAN Tuesday,November 26, 2013.

We can’t guarantee that all of the articles will be published, but we will make every effort to include as many as possible. If you intend to submit an article, please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.

Please send submissions to: Diane Puhl,

Thank you!

Faculty; join us for fun & fellowship!


You are cordially invited to attend Margrove’s Happy HELLOween Harvest on Wednesday, October 30th from 2-4pm in the Employee Lounge.

 This event was designed with you in mind!

–Set aside a little time

To gather with our fellows,

So we could say HELLO!

Come and share with us, a tasty treat or two,

As we say Happy HELLOween and appreciate you!

You may be surprised

And walk away with a small prize!


Gracious Hosts:  Staff Advisory Council and Senior Administration