Marygrove College and TIAA-CREF Announce Individual Counseling Sessions

Mark Your Calendar!

SIGN UP TODAY: Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 866 843-5640, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Financial Planning and Review of Year End Reports

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do.

Our individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
– Are you setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement?
– Can you better balance your spending priorities to help you save more
for your financial goals?
– What investment mix and strategy is best for you to increase your
portfolio’s potential, including protecting against cost-of-living increases?
– What retirement income options best fit your situation?

This Individual Counseling Session will help you simplify your retirement by:
Consolidating your retirement accounts to make managing your holdings easier,
particularly when it comes to tax preparation
Reviewing your retirement income options to provide you with the most flexibility possible.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, Room 220

Marygrove Announces Guest Artist for CAALS 2014

The Marygrove College English and Modern Languages Department proudly announces the 2014 Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series guest artist: Poet Laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey.

Please mark your calendars for the appearance of the 2014 Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series guest artist and current US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. Ms. Trethewey will deliver the Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 04, 2014, in Alumnae Hall on the Marygrove campus. As always, this event is free and open to the public.

A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Trethewey has published four poetry collections: Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia(2002); Native Guard (2006) and Thrall (2012). Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Native Guard and has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Trethewey is currently Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University as well as State Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

Trethewey is the second sitting US Poet Laureate to visit Marygrove as part of the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. The first was Rita Dove in 1996.domesticwork

And it was Dove who selected Trethewey’s Domestic Work as the inaugural winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet. Domestic Work also received the 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Dove has written, “Trethewey eschews the Polaroid instant, choosing to render the unsuspecting yearnings and tremulous hopes that accompany our most private thoughts—reclaiming for us that interior life where the true self flourishes and to which we return, in solitary reverie, for strength.” As the date draws near, we’ll be offering more information about this exciting author.

 We hope to see you at the event in April 2014!!

Library Open By Appointment Until Classes Resume

For the remainder of this week, and from the 2nd until classes begin on January 13, 2014, the Library will be open by appointment. You can contact an individual staff member by going to or just call the Reference Desk at (313) 927-1346 and leave a message. Library staff will be checking voice mail regularly and will get back to you promptly.Laptop in classic library

Feel free to contact Linnea Dudley if you have any questions,


LIVEBLOG: Interagency Meeting on Residential Property Vacancy, Abandonment and Demolition in Detroit

Livetweeting CoverageOn Wednesday, December 18th, senior Obama Administration officials, Mayor David Bing, Mayor-elect Mike Duggan, and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, as well as other leaders from the Detroit community, will meet at Marygrove College for a discussion of national best practices in addressing residential property blight in Detroit.

Marygrove College will livetweet and liveblog this event on December 18th starting at 10:00 am ET.

LIVEBLOG (refresh for new updates):

Campus Holiday Hours and Closings

Holiday BreakHoliday break will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, and end at your regular starting time on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.  

Both the Liberal Arts and Madame Cadillac Buildings will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 with the following exception:

The Liberal Arts and Madame Cadillac Buildings will be open for faculty and staff who wish to work on Friday, December 27-Monday, December 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The front door of the Liberal Arts Building and the front door of the Madame Cadillac Building will be the only doors open. 

Please notify the campus safety office at 313-927-1666 when you plan to arrive and leave.

Before leaving your office on December 20, it is very important that you:

1. Make sure any valuables are locked up, preferably out of sight. Please call   Campus Safety if you have any questions or concerns.

2. Shut and lock every window. Check “unattended” windows near your office.

3. Leave one radiator on in each room (just turning it on a little bit will be enough to prevent freezing) if you are in a corner office or room, you may need to turn it on a little more—some small rooms may not need it at all.  If you have any questions, please call Horace Dandridge at ext. 1555.

4. Place a temporary message on your personal voice mail and an out-of-office message on your e-mail indicating to the contact that the College is closed for the Christmas break.

5. Unplug all appliances – coffee pots, etc.

6. Remember to log off and leave your computer on.  DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR COMPUTER.

7. If you have a maintenance problem, please contact Horace Dandridge at ext. 1555 immediately. Do not wait until December 23.

Before you leave for the holiday, please forward your messages to your voice mail.  You can check your messages from home by dialing 313-927-1222.  Follow the prompts to dial your extension and then your password.  Don’t forget to erase messages you no longer need.  Voice mail is automatically erased after 7 days so check your voice mail often.  You can add a temporary message to your voice mail by entering the voice mail system then type 82, then press 3 for a temporary greeting. This will override your other messages, until the time you program it to end.

Happy Holidays to all!

CANCELED: “Sing Noel! A Christmas Concert”

UPDATE: We regret to inform everyone that tonight’s “Sing Noel! A Christmas Concert” has been canceled due to the snow storm. Please stay safe today.

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The Marygrove College Department of Music proudly presents “Sing Noel! A Christmas Concert”

Saturday, December 14th at 7:00 pm.

Sacred Heart Chapel, on the campus of Marygrove College.


  • The Marygrove Chorale
  • The Marygrove Handbell Ensemble
  • Guest musicians and an audience sing-along of seasonal favorites!

Free and open to the public! For more information, contact Ellen Duncan
at 313-927-1254 or

Holiday Art Sale

Holiday Art SalePlease join us in the Ceramic Studio on December 18th and 19th for the Annual Pottery and Art sale. There will be a wide range of ceramic gift items in all price ranges as well as jewelry and other associated holiday items.

Art Annex Ceramic Studio
December 18th & 19th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

If you are not familiar with the location of the Marygrove Ceramic Studio it is in the Art Annex which is in the old Power House Building just past the Student Center

Enroll Now for Winter Term at the Student Service Center

Enroll for Winter TermAcademic holds? Balance due? Financial aid? Appeals? WE CAN HELP!

From December 9th – 20th, the Student Service Center will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Marygrove will have representative available from Registration & Enrollment, Financial Aid, Business Services, Academic Advising, and others to resolve your issues on-the-spot and get you registered for Winter Semester 2014.

Stop by the Student Service Center TODAY!

Theatre Students Strut Their Stuff in Monologue Presentations

Monologue PresentationsWe hope you will join us this Thursday, December 12th at 6:30pm in the Marygrove Theatre to watch our theatre students strut their stuff in the Monologue Presentations.

Interested in taking the Foundations of Acting class next semester? The course will be help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:20 pm, and can be found as “TRE 161-01: Foundations of Acting”.

For more information, please contact Leslie Love, Director of Theatre Operations & Adjunct Professor, at or 313-927-1522.