Marygrove & Bagley Open House Tour

Marygrove Open House

The Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) is hosting an Open House Fair at Marygrove College Saturday, November 1st from 1:00-5:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. Please share this information with friends, family, co-workers, and others to promote the opportunity of homeownership in your neighborhood.

Schedule of workshops:

  • 1:30-2:00 The Pre-Sale Report: Harry Hummer, BSEED
  • 2:15-2:45 Historic District Requirements: Jennifer Ross, Historic District Commission
  • 3:00-3:30 Dealing with Hazardous Materials: CLEARCorps/Detroit, Mary Sue Schottenfels
  • 3:45-4:15 Construction Tips: Jacob Corvidea, EcoWorks
  • 4:30-5:00 Summary of Purchase Agreement Requirements: Robert Saxon, Jr., Detroit Land Bank Authority

The DLBA is a public entity created specifically to tackle the huge surplus of vacant, abandoned, and foreclosed property in the city and return them to productive use. The DLBA auctions two houses per day all across the City of Detroit. Learn more about the Auction and other DLBA programs at

2014 Democracy Festival: Oct. 31st

Democracy FestivalTis the season… to make your voice heard! Stop by the 2014 Democracy Festival tomorrow for workshops, an open forum, and other information on next week’s important election. Refreshments will be served!

  • Friday, October 31st, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Denk Chapman Hall, Madame Cadillac Building

For more information, contact Barbara Beesley at or 313-927-1403.

Enter the “Scarygrove College” Costume Contest Today!

Scarygrove Contest 1If you’re dying to show off your Halloween costume, the “Scarygrove College Costume Contest” is for you!

Our favorite costumes will be shared on Halloween, and winners of the contest will receive a Marygrove t-shirt, a Marygrove mug, and other spooky prizes!

To enter, simply tag a picture of your Halloween costume with the hashtag #Scarygrove, or email your picture to

All students and faculty are eligible to enter, but entries must be received by Thursday, October 30th at midnight. Good luck!

Reminder: Marygrove College Blood Drive Happens Oct. 30

Oct. 30 Blood DriveDETROIT, Mich. — The American Red Cross and Marygrove College Wellness will once again team up to save lives by holding a community blood drive Thursday (Oct. 30) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Marygrove’s campus. Taking place in the Madame Cadillac Building’s Alumni Hall, the blood drive is open to the public as Marygrove Wellness looks to continue their record-breaking donor numbers.

Spearheaded by William Pugh, Marygrove’s Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine & Wellness, the event marks the first of two blood drives to be held on the northwest Detroit campus during the 2014-15 academic year. Pugh, along with a great group of student leaders, led a blood drive in April (2014) that resulted in the collection of 38 pints of blood – potentially saving up to 114 lives. In all, Pugh has orchestrated two blood drives on campus for the past five years as the College continues to support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross.

Much like last year, the upcoming blood drive will be co-chaired by a pair of Marygrove student-athletes representing the American Red Cross and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Leadership Program. Tico Dalipi and Kaitlyn Vigna will assist Pugh in making the day a success as they open the blood drive to the public. For his efforts, Dalipi was selected as one of a handful of students across the NAIA’s landscape to attend a two-week leadership summit last summer in Washington, D.C. Dalipi blogged about his experience in the nation’s capital here.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will receive priority so please schedule your appointment today. Interested donors can register online at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. If registering online, please use sponsor code: marygrovecollege.

The Oct. 30 drive features a drawing for a free iPod! Lucky Marygrove community members that attempt to give blood will be entered for a chance to win the iPod, courtesy of our good friends at Beaumont Health System.

“This is a critical time for our community’s blood supply,” said Pugh. “Cancer patients, trauma victims and victims of natural disasters, premature babies and those living with chronic blood diseases benefit from the generous donations of donors like you. I look forward to Thursday’s blood drive and thank everyone in advance for helping save lives in our community.”

Reminder: Next Lunchtime Conversation: October 28, from 12:00-1:15

Lunchtime Conversation - Oct. 28This is a reminder that the next Lunchtime Conversation will be held this coming Tuesday, October 28, from noon till 1:15 in the Employee Lounge in the ground floor of Liberal Arts.

The topic of this conversation will be “Strategies for Teaching Ethics.” It will be facilitated by Professor Jerry van Rossum, assistant professor of Business and co-chair of Business, CIS, and HRM; and Dr. Sarah Heidt, assistant professor of Philosophy. The conversation will include how to use the ethics of care, profession, justice, and critique as lenses through which to focus ethical decisions; and how to use cases to teach ethics in the classroom. The facilitators will invite participants to share their experiences teaching ethics.

Please note this topic represents a slight adjustment in the original schedule. The conversation that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, “Cool Teaching Strategies: Wicked Problems and Social Messies,” will be held next semester.

Please plan to join us on the 28th, and invite colleagues and students who would be interested in this timely and important topic.