Updated Student Government Association Application

capital buildingAs you know the Student Government Association was established earlier this month. We are now seeking applicants for the first Executive Board and Senate. Per the SGA Constitution the first members of the Association will be appointed by the Office of Student Involvement, Leadership and Greek Affairs (SILGA), with a full election to occur in the Spring of 2015 for the next SGA Board. If you are a current Undergraduate Student at Marygrove College and are interested in a position, please submit the Application (which has been emailed to you) with Resume to the Coordinator of SILGA in Room 230 Student Center, or Student Development in Room 101 Student Center.

Connecting to the Grove Presents: “OMG: My Mind Went Blank! Dealing with Test Anxiety”

Confused StudentIt’s final exam time! You sit down to take your test and you start to sweat, you can’t concentrate and suddenly your mind goes blank. You might be suffering from TEST ANXIETY. Join the Connecting to the Grove Program for this workshop that will give you the armor you need to take your final exams with confidence.

When: April 22, 12:00-1:15 pm
Where: Green and Gold Room, Student Center Building

Please RSVP to tsims2@marygrove.edu to secure a seat and something to eat.

Social Justice Seminar on Environmental Policy Earth Day Poster Presentation

WatershedThe College community is invited to the IS324 Social Justice Seminar on Environmental Policy Earth Day poster presentation on southeast Michigan watersheds. There will be 8 posters—7 watershed posters and 1 introductory poster to orient viewers to the project.

Seminar students will be actively in the space from 8:30 until 10 AM on Tuesday, April 22, to share their knowledge and will leave the posters in the Fisher Room for the day. Groups of students will feature these watersheds: Detroit River, Rouge Main and Rouge Upper, Clinton River, Huron River, River Raisin, and Ecorse Creek—all of which drain into the Detroit River.

They will be knowledgeable about their watershed, but also about environmental justice issues, the Detroit Water Agenda, and the Detroit Environmental Agenda. It’s our course contribution to environmental awareness for this year’s celebration of Earth Day.

Invitation to the Diversity Alliance Summit on Race and Inclusion

Diversity Alliance SummitA fellow Kellogg grantee is hosting a Summit on Race and Inclusion Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, at Hope College in Holland, MI.  The Bold grant will support transportation and registration for the first 30 that register.  Transportation will be provided if needed.  The bus would leave campus about 5:00 a.m. to make it to Holland for the start of the conference.

Please contact Brenda Price. Please respond by Monday, April 28 if you are interested.

Here is the link to the page our marketing materials can be downloaded from:http://www.ethnicdiversity.org/whatwedo/summit/2014/spreadtheword-1.

Here is the link to the e-brochure.

Here is the link to registration site.

Science Senior Seminar Presentations


The Natural Sciences Department welcomes you to the Senior Research Project Presentations.

Friday, April 25th in Library Lecture Hall from 9 am – 12 pm
Renia Allison: The effect of an herbal probiotic douche on the growth of Lactobacillus acidophilus and pH in vitro

Justin Armstrong: Effects of nutritional education on the amount of fatty acids and sugary foods male basketball players consume.

Jordan Berry: The effect of age and experience on mental toughness in amateur soccer players

Rebecca Collins: Using direct seeding and barefoot seeding to restore Shumard Oak and increase bird biodiversity on Belle Isle.

Ahmed Jamalaldin: The frequency of goal-setting and imagery skill usage amongst soccer, basketball, and track student athletes

Kristen Jolly: Developing an effective weed management program to reduce invasive Phragmites australis populations and restore the diversity of aquatic & avian species at Belle Isle.

Monday, April 28th in LA 315 from 9 am – 12 pm
Arnold Gregory: Differences in perceived protective, promotive and risk factors for resiliency between health science and social work majors

Sammi Doles: The effect of an educational workshop on the knowledge and attitudes of HCV transmission associated with tattoos among Marygrove College students

Silja Martinez: The effect of college standing on the development of critical thinking skills of Marygrove College Health Science majors

Huss Seklawi: The relationship between mental toughness, perception of fatigue, and fatigued muscle strength when experiencing physical fatigue

Andrea Smith: Antibacterial activity of commercially produced and homemade essential oils of lavender, thyme, and sage against E. coli and S. epidermidis

Amber Stephens: The effect of residence time, bacteria species, food contact time and surface composition on the transfer rate of bacteria from a cutting board to a cucumber.

Wednesday, April 30th in LA 315 from 9 am – 12 pm
Diane Bass: Comparison of cell phone habits and perceptionsbetween the Deaf and hearing population

Malcolm Brinker: Analyzing the correlation between chemical parameters and benthic macroinvertebrates for testing water quality

Ysen (Tico) Dalipi: Effects of heavy metals and environmental stressors on carabid beetles

Karla Hunter: Assessing the effects of an educational seminar on women’s knowledge and dispositions regarding breast cancer risk factors.

Maricela Ponce: Measuring the PCB concentrations in indoor air quality of schools

Kaitlyn Pusey: Effects of hookah smoking on lung function and heart rate while exercising

Stephanie Weier: Extracting diatoms to aid in solving crimes at aquatic crime scenes

Stefanie Williams: Effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) and temperature on the reproduction and growth of Daphnia magna

Friday, May 2nd in Library Lecture Hall from 9 am – 12 pm
Ginette Balbin-Cuesta: The separation of quercetin from fructose and vitamin C from red onions and assessment of the compounds’ neuraminidase inhibition

Paige Bicoll: Effects of quercetin-3-glucuronide on neuraminidase activity

Joanne Brooks: Urban parents’ educational levels, theories of intelligence and their self-efficacy of helping their seventh grade students with homework

Miranda Linzmaier: The minimum volume of gasoline recovered from the hands of arson suspects in situ.

Horace Watkins: The student-teacher relationship as it relates to the African American male and his academic achievement



Results of Marygrove’s Blood Drive

Blood Drive Madame CadillacThe results are in from the blood drive that was held here on campus Tuesday, April 8th. We collected 38 pints of blood and giving area hospital patients a chance to once again enjoy good health. While the drive fell short of our goal of 50 pints, but even more important the students and staff here at Marygrove College has the potential to help save 99 lives in our community with the donations. GREAT JOB!!

The “past” winter and severe arctic temperatures we suffered through severely impacted American Red Cross collections. The units everyone donated will go a long way in making up the deficit.

Thank you again, for all the donors here at Marygrove College for participating in the drive.

Also, I would like to congratulate Jarell Williams and Eric Fowlkes on winning the Detroit Tigers tickets “Raffle Winners”.

2 Reminders From the MG Library

Marygrove Library

The Marygrove Library will be closed Friday April 18, Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, 2014, for the Easter Holiday.

Next week is the last full week of classes, and the Library will once again extend our hours of operation for Monday, April 21 through Thursday, April 24: the Main Floor opens at 8:00 am, the entire Library opens at 9:30 am, and closing time will be 12:00 midnight.