Career Services Event for Undecided Students: Feb 25

questionsPlease encourage your undecided and “major unsure” students to attend the Major Decisions: Choosing Your Professional Path event which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 12 – 6 p.m. in the Madame Cadillac hallway and Denk Chapman Hall.  Students can move through 6 stations designed to help them:

  1. Assess their skills and interests (using an online Self-Directed Search assessment)
  2. Research majors that match their interests
  3. Investigate occupations that tie to majors
  4. Learn how to use WebAdvisor to determine the impact of changing their major on graduation date
  5. Find out how to log in to Career Link and what they can do to prepare professionally while at Marygrove
  6. Talk to advisors, and receive referrals to Program Coordinators

In addition, four breakout sessions will be held in Denk Chapman throughout the afternoon:

12:45 -1:15: Taking your Liberal Arts Degree to the Marketplace (Sherrie Konkus)
3:00 – 3:30: Navigating WebAdvisor (Sally Welch)
4:00 – 4:30: Making the Match: The Importance of Early Major (Tuoanyene Sims)
5:00 – 5:30: Get Ready, Entreprenuers! (Jerry van Rossum)

We will extend an invitation via email to all students who have not yet selected a major, as well as those participating in Connecting to the Grove program; your encouragement to these and any other students you think might benefit would be appreciated.

This event is a co-production of Academic Advising, Connecting to the Grove, and Career Services.  We look forward to helping our undecided and re-deciding students find a path forward that inspires them!

Photo credit: Life Mental Health

Honor a Marygrove Student!

heart and soul awardDid you know that YOU can HONOR our Marygrove Students? It’s easy! And it’s online!

The Heart and Soul Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.

You may nominate up to 50 students at one time with this online system. If you have additional students to nominate, please go back into the system and add in the additional students. Click here<> to begin the nomination process.

  • Following your nomination, the MiCC will contact the student(s) nominated. Each student will need to complete a short interest survey to receive their award certificate.

The Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is delighted to be celebrating eighteen years of Outstanding Student Service Awards, continuing the annual tradition of recognizing undergraduate and graduate students across the state for devoting their time and talents to building strong, safe and connected communities.

DEADLINE: Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

Sister Barbara Beesley, IHM (Service Learning/Campus Ministry) has offered to take students to East Lansing for this ceremony.

Should you nominate a student (s), please FWD the name of nominees to her.

Nov. 15 Workshop: Critical Thinking in the Classroom

critical thinking workshopCritical thinking is an important element of a Marygrove education, listed among our hallmarks, our General Education curricular emphases, and our Urban Leadership principles. But what does ‘critical thinking’ mean? Type ‘critical thinking’ into an internet search engine and you’ll find so many principles, practices, and models that you may get the impression ‘critical thinking’ doesn’t mean much of anything in particular.

That impression, however, would be a mistake. There is—and has been, for over thirty years–an ongoing interdisciplinary, international tradition of qualitative and quantitative research not just into what critical thinking is, but into how to teach it. In this workshop, we will discuss what critical thinking is from the perspective of this informed body of research. We will also draw on what this research has to say about best practices for teaching rigorous critical thinking in order to learn strategies for our classrooms here at Marygrove.

Workshop Outcomes:
• Attendees will leave the workshop with a more complete understanding of what critical thinking is.
• Attendees will leave with strategies in hand for incorporating critical thinking into their classrooms.

Workshop Details:
Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 12 -2 PM
Location: Denk Chapman
Facilitator: Steven Patterson, Ph.D., (Assoc. Prof. in Philosophy; Chair, Division of Letters; member, Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking). Lunch will be provided and seats are limited to 20 participants. Advance registration is required.

To reserve your seat, please call or email Don Levin, Dean of Faculty, at extension 1205 or by e-mail: by Thursday, November 14.

Faculty; join us for fun & fellowship!


You are cordially invited to attend Margrove’s Happy HELLOween Harvest on Wednesday, October 30th from 2-4pm in the Employee Lounge.

 This event was designed with you in mind!

–Set aside a little time

To gather with our fellows,

So we could say HELLO!

Come and share with us, a tasty treat or two,

As we say Happy HELLOween and appreciate you!

You may be surprised

And walk away with a small prize!


Gracious Hosts:  Staff Advisory Council and Senior Administration

Invitation to the Hesburgh Lecture at Marygrove College

brown_gort_webjpgAllert Brown-Gort, a faculty fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Work and the Economy, will present “The Immigration Debate,” Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Marygrove College. This Free Lecture is sponsored by Marygrove and the Notre Dame Club of Detroit. We hope to see you there.

“The Immigration Debate”

DATE: Thursday, June 6, 2013
TIME: Reception at 6 p.m., Lecture at 7 p.m. (Complimentary heavy hors d-oeuvres; cash bar)

PLACE: Marygrove College; 8425 West McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221
RSVP: To Paul Cusick at

Spruce up your own backyard with the help of Sr. Kathryn T. Pierce, IHM

Jann Hoge, Chair of the Social Work Department and Jesse Cox, Director of Campus Ministry would like to invite you to support Sr. Kathryn T. Pierce, IHM, the Executive Director of Intercultural Consultation Services. Sr. Kate has a remarkable green thumb and is selling Dahlia Plants to support her work. Sister Kate’s office is located on campus in Hartmann Hall. Benefits/Proceeds raised will go towards the:intercultural




Put your talents to use; connect with our local community

connect-20333_640You are cordially invited to Wednesday evening’s campus-community dialogue: “Co-Creating Our Community” event.  We plan to have affinity flags on tables with these topics:  youth, women, neighborhood beautification, and agriculture/sustainability.

It has been suggested that we distribute a campus resource directory listing our resources and/or desires for community connection.  Those who wish to give their information to community residents are being asked to email Barbara Beesley a simple 2-3 liner message indicating your interest/field of expertise; the kind of resource you could be to the community or the kind of community connection you are seeking; and the best means of contacting you.  Here are a few examples:

–   Barbara Beesley, IHM, teaches in the Social Justice program and would like venues (particularly among high school age students) for graduate students to do Voter Education workshops in October-November and February.; 313-927-1403

–  Jesse Cox is concerned about Sustainability and Ecology.  He is involved with the Community Garden and the Herbal Healing Garden–a collaboration between the college, community partners and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters who sponsor Marygrove College.; 313-927-1404.

Please send your information by next Monday (5/13).