Marygrove’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts Presents The Orchid Ensemble

Orchid_2011_posting_photo_closeup_croppedThe Division of Marygrove College Visual and Performing Arts Onstage! Series is pleased to present The Orchid Ensemble In Concert.

Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m.
On the campus of Marygrove College
Alumnae Hall
Madame Cadillac Building

This event is free and open to the community!

For more information, contact: Ellen Duncan (313) 927-1254 ·

Ash Wednesday Mass Will be Celebrated March 5

ash wednesdayAsh Wednesday Mass will be celebrated Wed. March 5 in the Student Center Chapel at noon. Father Phillip Mayfield will be our celebrant for the Liturgy.

 “Remember that we are but dust and ashes, yet by God’s grace we have died in baptism and have put on the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Hustle for Your Heart Every Tues. and Thurs.

Hustle for Your HeartGet up from that desk…take a break from the classroom! Come and join us every Tues. and Thurs. for Hustle for Your Heart, a fun way to get moving and learn the latest line dances!

When: March 11 through April 17

Where:  Madame Cadillac Building–Alumni Hall or Main Dining Room

Time: Tues 12—1 p.m. & Thurs. 1—2 p.m.

Hustle for Your Heart is open to all Marygrove students and employees and it’s free…just show up!

Fight Hunger With The Marygrove Alumni Association

Fight Hunger with AlumniSince 1990, Forgotten Harvest has been in business to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. In the fiscal year 2011 – 2012, Forgotten Harvest rescued a record 42 million pounds of food from a variety of sources such as grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, farmers, and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food – which would otherwise go to waste – is delivered free of charge to emergency food providers throughout metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties). Forgotten Harvest covers 2,000-square miles to feed hungry people.

The Alumni Association is pleased to support Forgotten Harvest by sponsoring a community service project for Marygrove alumni and friends at their warehouse on March 1 from 1-4 p.m. We will spend an afternoon re-packing fresh nutritious food items that will be used to feed the hungry throughout the Detroit metro area.

Forgotten Harvest is located at 21800 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI, 48237. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and are required to wear closed-toed shoes (no high heels.) The work area gets chilly so you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket. All other items needed for the work area will be provided so you are asked to leave personal items in your vehicle.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gloria Banks ’11 at (313) 802-1217 or Francis Simmons ’85 at (248) 546-2876 no later than Feb. 28, 2014.

Marygrove Mustangs 2014 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Team Sign Up

Running CollageIf you are immediately interested in joining Marygrove’s Outdoor Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams, come to:

  • Madame Cadillac Building, Track & Field Office room 047
  • An Official Meeting will be held:
    • Tuesday, March 11
    • 4:30 p.m.
    • Madame Cadillac Building, room 003

Please attend if you have experience (at any level) in the following event areas:

  • Sprints
  • Mid Distance/Distance
  • Hurdles
  • Pole Vault
  • Jumps
    • High Jump
    • Long Jump
    • Triple Jump
  • Throws
    • Shot Put
    • Discus
    • Weight Throw
    • Javelin


  • Marygrove Athletic Physical
  • At least 12 credit hours
  • 2.0 GPA or higher


  • Head Coach LaCema Womack
  • 313-927-1811: office
  • 313-680-1942: cell

A Festival of Black History Begins Feb. 27

the colors of our experienceThe Connecting to the Grove Program and the Office of Student Involvement,  Leadership and Greek Affairs, would like to invite you to attend the Black History Festival: The Colors of Our Experience. The event will be held in the Madame Cadillac Building – Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in Alumni Hall and Denk Chapman from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop in at any time. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m.: MLK Film project screening (will show every ½ hour in Denk Chapman).
11:30 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.: Dance performance by Marygrove’s College Dance Company (Alumni Hall)
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Soul Food Hors D’oeuvres (Alumni Hall)
12:00p.m. -1:30 p.m.: Spoken Word Artists (Alumni Hall)
1:30p.m. -1:45 p.m.: Dance performance by Marygrove’s College Dance Company (Alumni Hall)

Art Displays by Marygrove’s own Angie Allen can be seen in Alumni Hall throughout the event.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion to Host “Healing Stories” Event

The Michigan DetroitSkylineRoundtable for Diversity and Inclusion will be holding a “healing stories event” in the Library Lecture Hall on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

People are invited to come and testify to their experiences with housing, e.g., foreclosures, predatory lending and systemic issues that segregate the city and region.  This event is free and open to the public, including our staff, students, and faculty.

The Association of Dramatic Artists Calling All Musicians, Poets and Artists

Lyrics and Prose ParticipateHave you written a poem, song, joke, or short story and want to share it in a supportive and loving environment?

Well, today is your lucky day! The Association of Dramatic Artists is now accepting sign-ups for Lyrics & Prose, an evening of poetry, music, storytelling & monologues.

If you are interested in performing, please email Leslie Love by Friday, March 14. The show is Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.