“High Impact Practices: Serving Underserved Students”: A Discussion with EMU Professors John Koolage and Danielle Clevenger

Join Eastern Michigan University professors John Koolage and Danielle Clevenger as they discuss how educators and institutions of higher education can better support the enrollment, retention, and persistence to graduation of students from traditionally underserved populations.

Friday, February 03
1-3:00 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall

For more information, contact Steven Patterson, (313) 927-1539, spatterson@marygrove.edu

REBUILDetroit Sponsors “Recognizing our Intersections of Identity and Building a Culture of Mentoring”


Become a better student mentor with the help of Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Professor of Psychology and Education, and Director of Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College. This event is sponsored ReBUILDetroit in consortium with University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University, and Marygrove College.

Thursday, February 02
Noon-2:00 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall
This event is free and open to the public

Chamber Music at the Scarab Club and the Marygrove College Department of Music Present “Sticks & Strings”

dso-percussion-trioPlease join us this Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm for Sticks and Strings: Chamber Music at the Scarab Club in Denk Chapman Hall on Marygrove’s campus.

Tickets: free with Marygrove ID
$25 at the door, $20 in advance, $10 for students

For tickets and more info – (248) 474-8930
chambermusic@scarabclub.org    www.scarabclub.org/chambermusic

Chamber Music at the Scarab Club and the Marygrove College Department of Music are pleased to present Sticks & Strings in Denk Chapman Hall on the beautiful campus of Marygrove College. This uniquely enjoyable chamber music program features Nadine Deleury and Fr. Eduard Perrone performing the beautiful Sonata for Cello and Piano by French composer and pianist Paul Lacombe. CMSC is also excited to showcase a trio of members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra percussion section performing a variety of works they prepared for a recent Nicaraguan tour. Velda Kelly and Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal will perform Duo for Violin & Marimba by American composer Daniel Levitan along with two movements from Astor Piazzolla’s famous Histoire du Tango.

Chamber Music at the Scarab Club is a popular series dedicated to presenting fine chamber music programs in informal, intimate settings that encourage a close rapport between audience and performers. The series includes performances at Detroit’s historic Scarab Club, The Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church and Marygrove College. Innovative programming and a connection with literature and the visual arts have assured this small series an important place in the metropolitan Detroit arts scene.

Virinder Chaudhery: Photography and Paintings

chaudhery-2On Friday, January 20, we invite you to celebrate the opening reception of Detroit photographer, artist, educator, and benevolent donor to Marygrove’s Art Department, Virinder Chaudhery. Chaudhery’s work will be displayed in The Gallery until February 17. The opening reception begins at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Lou Greene, (313) 927-1853, mgreene@marygrove.edu

Marygrove Celebrates Winter Blast


Winter Blast Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 18
9-10:30 a.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Main Dining Hall
Get motivated for the winter semester and enjoy breakfast and fellowship with students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Resource Panel
12:30-1:30 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall
Enjoy refreshments and find out how Marygrove’s student resources can help you succeed academically and socially.

Thursday, January 19
Organization Fair & Winter Mixer

3 – 6 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Main Dining Hall
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enjoy music, refreshments, and free giveaways while also learning about the many student organizations at Marygrove.

For more information about Winter Blast, contact Zsa-Zsa Booker, (313) 927-1844, zbooker@marygrove.edu

Marygrove College Seeking Comments From the Public

Marygrove is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on Marygrove College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by February 13, 2017.

“Making America…” Thoughts From Diane S. Brown, Ph.D., IHM,

As a “teacher of teachers” at Marygrove College, I am always on the lookout for a good school story.  Don Aslett tells the story of two schools in the same U.S. city.  The first had a lunchroom strewn with trash which took hours to clean every day.  The second school’s janitor needed just 15 minutes.  The schools were as identical as two schools can be, except for different principals.  At the second, the principal required students to clean up their own places.  “Anything you mess up, you clean up,” was the fair, simple rule which “unquestionably taught and reinforced the most important ingredient of greatness: responsibility.”

The recent slogan “Make America Great Again,” made me think.  The last time America was great was when responsibility was something taught at home and school, and the principle of “For the Common Good” was held in mind when leaders of government and industry made decisions, when we said “our children,” rather than “those children” regardless of how well they tested.  So, how about it?  Let’s clean up our own messes and demonstrate to the world that we understand the most important ingredient of greatness: responsibility.  I’ll make you a deal – I’ll teach our teachers how to help our children learn this amazing skill if you will do your part by addressing all forms of inequality at home and abroad.  Deal?

diane_brownDiane S. Brown, Ph.D., IHM, was appointed the Coordinator for the Academic Department of Marygrove College’s Master in the Art of Teaching program in 2007 and the Director in 2010. She currently serves as Chair of Education. Brown’s research interests include student-teacher interactions in the online environment and the use of Currere as a method to retain experienced teachers in the profession.