IMD Partners with McGivney Bethune Seniors on “Seniors & Their Stories” Workshop and Exhibit

PSX_20160222_151546The Institute of Music & Dance, through the Kresge Onstage! Program, developed and conducted the Seniors & Their Stories workshop and exhibit taking place in the Beyond Words Gallery at Marygrove College.

Judith Molina, Director of IMD, conceived and coordinated the inter-generational workshop/exhibit which engaged sIMDenior adults, college students and high school students. The multifaceted project brought together senior adults living in the McGivney Bethune Apartments on the campus of Marygrove College, Marygrove College undergraduates in Associate Professor Susan Panek’s Arts and Civic Engagement course, and renowned Detroit photographer Barbara Barefield, who worked with photography students from Renaissance High School.

Financial Aid Night for Students: Thursday, February 25

2193956443_42c7e5ce93_bMarygrove College is hosting a Financial Aid Night for students on Thursday, February 25. At this event, we’ll walk students through the process of completing their FAFSA and provide answers to any questions they might have.

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Denk Chapman Hall

Why: Get answers to tricky questions; complete your FAFSA accurately and early!


Please note: If the college closes due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.
Photo credit: The Bent Tree via / CC BY-NC


Spring Break Library Hours

Spring Break Library Hours

Monday, February 29th……….9:00am -5:00pm

Tuesday, March 1st………………9:00am -5:00pm

Wednesday, March 2nd………..9:00am -2:00pm

Thursday, March 3rd…………….9:00am -5:00pm

Friday, March 4th………………… 9:00am -5:00pm

Saturday, March 5th……………..CLOSED                                       

Sunday, March 6th………………..CLOSED

Marygrove College Announces Community Greenspace Project & Crowdfunding Campaign

McGee_Commons_facebook_art_470x276DETROIT, February 22, 2016—Marygrove College today announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform, Patronicity. Funds raised through this joint effort between Marygrove College, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will support construction of the Charles McGee Community Commons, a greenspace planned for the Wyoming & McNichols corner of the Marygrove College campus.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $38,250 by its deadline of April 2, 2016, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MSHDA and MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program.

“Local residents in the northwest corridor of the city know that Wyoming & McNichols is an important neighborhood crossroads for travelers by foot, bus, and car enroute to local schools, hospitals, and small businesses,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns. “Our intention is to provide the community with a public space that telegraphs the revitalizing spirit, vitality, and resilience of both the neighborhood and this important intersection.”

In addition to featuring a relief sculpture by Kresge Eminent Artist Charles McGee, who has had a studio across the street from Marygrove College’s campus for 50 years, the Commons will also feature a seating area and walkway with permeable paving, a healing garden with low-maintenance plants and drip irrigation, technology access, and low-voltage LED lighting and signage.

The unveiling of the sculpture and the opening of this new green space is scheduled for September, 2016. A complete description of the project can be found at

The design and construction of the Commons is part of “Connecting, Recognizing and Celebrating Neighborhood Creatives,” a larger civic-engagement made possible, in part, by a grant awarded to the college by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Components of this project include:

  • Surveying and mapping creatives in Northwest Detroit to enrich connections and collaborations
  • Gathering Stories to preserve our neighborhood’s creative history
  • Celebrating Neighborhood Creatives: a culminating festival of music, dance and storytelling with the installation of the sculpture scheduled for September 2016

To follow the development of the Charles McGee Community Commons project and other civic-engagement initiatives, please stop by

All donations are tax deductible. Those who wish to contribute to the Charles McGee Community Commons initiative can donate online at or by sending a check to:

Marygrove College/ Charles McGee
8425 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221.

Tomorrow at 7 P.M.:Marygrove Music Coffeehouse

coffeehouseA special night focusing on all African-American composers and arrangers in celebration of Black History Month! Featuring student musicians performing a variety of contemporary songs with a live band. Styles range from R&B, Jazz, Funk, Pop, and Neo-Soul. Join us for an amazing night of music!

Tuesday, February 23
7 p.m., Main Dining Room
$5 admission includes one free beverage—other snacks and beverages available for purchase.

Tonight! Voice Recital with Ryan Fielder (tenor) at 7 p.m. in the MG Theater


Tonight! Voice recital with Ryan Fielder (tenor) at 7 p.m. in the MG Theater

Senior Recital: Ryan Fielder, Tenor
Wednesday, Feb 10 at 7 p.m.
Marygrove Theater
Free and open to public

Accompanied by pianist Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt, music major Ryan Fielder will perform an hour-long recital of classical and popular songs, followed by a small reception.

Marygrove Lenten Services Events

 Ash Wednesday Mass will be held on Wed., Feb. 10 in the Student Center Chapel at 12:30 p.m. For those unable to attend Mass, ashes will be distributed in the Main Chapel of the Liberal Arts Building at 4:30 p.m.

The IHM Sisters will host a short prayer service during Lenten Season on Thursdays [beginning February 11]. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Corridor of the Madame Cadillac Building. 

The Mission Integration Department will host “Soup and Spiritual Cinema” on Wednesdays during Lent on February 17 and 24, and March 9 and 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Employee Lounge in the Liberal Arts Building. 

Please join us for these prayer and reflection opportunities!

Musical Explorations: A Student Performance Series

sing-it-blackOn February 11, Marygrove music students will perform a variety of musical styles and genres, ranging from Broadway to classical to acoustic contemporary, and share the stories behind songs from these genres. Join us for an exciting musical experience on February 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Denk Chapman Hall.

Free admission
Contact: Ellen Duncan 313-927-1254

Marygrove College Collects Over 1,000 Cases of Water for Flint

Thanks to the combined efforts of Marygrove College Athletics, Admissions, Campus Safety, and Mission Integration, we were able to collect over 1,000 cases of water, 25 two-gallon and 46 one-gallon containers of water for the people of Flint.

God bless you for all of your love and hard work!

To read more about the work done by Marygrove College Athletics, click here!

Water Fundraiser