L.E.A.D., a Monthly Conversation Series Begins Feb. 19

L.E.A.D. Marygrove ConversationsNext Wednesday, Feb. 19, we will launch the L.E.A.D. Marygrove Conversations. Once a month, we will meet for an hour or two in the Student Center for a conversation about leadership, college, transitioning into adulthood, and much more! Any member of the Marygrove Family can come.

These conversations are set up around some of TedX’s most popular presentations. At the beginning of the conversation, we will watch a TedX presentation and then, as a large group, have some conversation about the video. Then we will break out into smaller groups to have more in depth conversation with faculty/staff facilitators.

When: February 19th at 12:00 pm

Where: Green and Gold Room

You won’t want to miss this! For our kickoff event, we will be showing and discussing Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.” There will be pizza, pop and some small gifts raffled off throughout the event.

“Your tearefull eyes, beheld his eies more bright,” a presentation by Dr. Yaakov Mascetti

yaakov_mascettiSponsored by Marygrove College’s Department of English & Modern Languages;  Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies & Humanities; The Marygrove Women’s Center 

Yaakov Mascetti, PhD:  “Your tearefull eyes, beheld his eies more bright”: Aemilia Lanyer’s Feminine Vision of the Eucharist in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

Aemilia Lanyer was the first Englishwoman to publicly identify herself as a professional poet with the publication of Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum, published in 1611—the same year as the King James Bible. In this lecture, Mascetti will address Lanyer’s use of scopic metaphors within the context of early seventeenth century Protestant idioms of devotion and sight, arguing that the aim of the poetess’ work was not only to re-write Christ’s passion or Original Sin, nor a simple bid for patronage, but was a feminine re-conception of seeing, reading, and believing which clashed with contemporary ideas of vision and cognition. What Lanyer was doing in her poems was to reconceive both her role as a poet and that of the reader’s as the two sides of an optic and Eucharistic encounter. 

Yaakov Mascetti is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Bar Ilan University, Jerusalem, Israel. His work focuses on metaphysical poetry, early-modern conceptions of sight and cognition, the role of occultism in the rise of modernity, and definitions of femininity in early-modern English literature. He is completing his first book on John Donne and alchemy and is working on a book-long project on early-modern English sermons under the auspices of the Israel Science Foundation.

Monday, April 8, 7:00 pm Denk Chapman Hall

Marygrove College 8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221

Questions: contact Dr. Michael Martin (313) 927-1432  mmartin@marygrove.edu

Screening of “Invisible War” on March 13

invisible-warOn Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013, join us in the Marygrove College Women’s Center for a special screening of the documentary film “Invisible War.”

Directed by Academy Award-nominated Kirby Dick, this critically-acclaimed and powerful film highlights the epidemic of rape within the U.S. Armed Forces. The showing of this film on Marygrove’s campus and in other nation-wide locations is part of the launch of NO MORE, the first awareness symbol (like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the red AIDS ribbon) created to express support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

Come watch “Invisible War” with us on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:30 pm in the Marygrove College Women’s Center (room LA 030).

Learn more about the film: http://invisiblewarmovie.com/ Learn more about the NO MORE symbol: http://www.nomore.org/2013/01/save-the-date-no-more-day-march-13th/

Undergrad Candidates: Don’t forget the graduation fair on March 13!

graduationUndergraduate Degree Candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the GRADUATION FAIRWednesday, March 13 – Alumnae Hall – Noon to 7:00 p.m.

  • New this year – “Cash & Carry” your cap/gown, tassel & hood from the Herff Jones rep! 
  • Order rings (deposit required), commencement announcements & accessories.  There is a discount on gold ring orders placed at the Grad Fair!
  • Take Graduation Portraits (Be sure you have called Fox Portrait Studio at 248-544-1110 for an appointment)
  • Have you taken out loans to finance your college costs?  Pick up a guide to your Financial Aid Exit Interview.
  • Considering a Master’s Degree?  Speak to Marygrove Recruitment Representatives about convenient evening, weekend, and online classes.
  • See what information Career Services & Resources can provide you with!
  • Stay in touch with your alma mater through the Marygrove Alumni Association.

Call 313-927-1258 for more information

Important FACULTY/STAFF information re: Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate and Commencement

academic regalia


The Marygrove College HONORS CONVOCATION 2013 will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.

ACADEMIC ATTIRE is REQUIRED for all faculty and staff participating in the Academic PROCESSION – Honors, Baccalaureate and Commencement.  

If you order academic regalia for Honors Convocation, you may keep and use the attire through Commencement.

To order academic attire, please go to our Marygrove Bookstore BEFORE Monday Feb. 18, 2013 for Honors Convocation (or April 8, 2013 for Commencement only)

FYI – Pricing is as follows:


Rentals usually arrive a week prior to the event (plenty of time to steam/press :+) and can be picked up in the Bookstore.


Marygrove College to participate in TurboVote voting service for students

DETROIT, August 15, 2012 – Marygrove College is among four Southeast Michigan colleges and universities to partner with TurboVote, a national service which aims to make voting as convenient as renting a Netflix DVD. Continue reading

Important Notice for All Marygrove Students Returning in the Fall

Dear Marygrove Students,

As we wind down for summer, some of you will not be on campus until classes begin for Fall 2012 on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

This is a reminder to remember to check your Marygrove College email account and the account you listed on your 2012-2013 FAFSA. Continue reading