Marygrove Minute

This edition features the Nomkhubulwane Migration to Detroit.

 

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Nomkhubulwane Migrates to Detroit
Alumni-Sponsored Travel in 2011
Dinner and Theatre
Eastern Market Tour and Lunch
Opera at the Detroit Opera House
Talk, Taste and Tour - Plan your next Alumni Gathering at Marygrove
Dinner and Wine Tasting
Alumni Book Discussion
Christmas Brunch at The Whitney

Nomkhubulwane Migrates to Detroit

Nomkhubulwane ElephantMarygrove College is hosting Nomkhubulwane (Nom-koo-bull-WAH-nee: Zulu for Mother Earth), an elephant sculpture made of galvanized steel and recycled truck tires. The life-sized sculpture, created by eminent South African artist Andries Botha, catalyzes conversation about how to creatively address issues caused by the expanding human ecological footprint. It is one of 17 elephants on display globally by the Human Elephant Foundation.

www.humanelephant.org

Nomkhubulwane will be on the Marygrove College Campus: Oct. 8 - 20, 2010.

 

 

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Alumni-Sponsored Travel in 2011

Imperial Cities: Featuring Prague, Vienna and Budapest
Oct. 31 – Nov. 10, 2011
$3,299 – Includes round-trip airfare from Detroit, hotel transfers, 15 meals and departure taxes.

Bask in the splendor and romance of Europe’s imperial cities, Prague, Vienna and Budapest with 3-night stays in each city. In Prague, walk the Golden Lane, a delightful neighborhood of tiny, medieval houses. Delight in Vienna’s glittering imperial heritage.  Visit a 14th Century Hungarian castle where knights recreate the days of chivalry. Visit a horse farm on the Hungarian Great Plain and witness the skilled horsemanship of the Csikos. Cruise the Danube River through the beautiful scenery of the Wachau Valley.

Alumni-sponsored travel is open to all alumni, family and friends of Marygrove College.   Special accommodations can be made for people who need a departure city other than Detroit.  To request a brochure with the complete itinerary and registration materials or if you have questions or need more information, contact Diane Puhl, Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at (313) 927-1443 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Dinner and Theatre

Cabaret
by John Kander and Fred Ebb 

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010
Marygrove College
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Musical Play at 8:00 p.m.

As the Nazis begin their rise to power in Germany in the late 1920s, American writer Clifford Bradshaw visits Berlin in search of inspiration. After making a few friends and finding housing, Clifford visits the sleazy Kit Kat Klub and meets an English singer, Sally Bowles. The writer and singer soon fall in love. Meanwhile, Clifford’s elderly landlady, Fraulein Schneider, gets engaged to a Jewish greengrocer, Herr Schultz – not an easy decision given the increasing influence of the Nazis. Soon, Clifford discovers that he has been inadvertently helping the Nazis by delivering packages to Paris for a German friend of his, Ernst Ludwig.

Cabaret is a production by the University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company. The cost is $40 per person for a wonderful dinner and a theatre ticket. Dinner will be in Madame Cadillac Hall followed by the musical in the Marygrove Theatre.

To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College), no later than November 10, 2010, to Marygrove College, Attn: Diane Puhl, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI, 48221.

Tickets will go fast. If you have questions, please contact Sheila Keefe ’56 at (586) 268-0481 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Eastern Market Tour and Lunch

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Marygrove College Alumni Association will once again host a walking tour in the City of Detroit. This time we will visit Eastern Market. This two hour tour will take us behind-the-scenes of the largest historic public market in the country. We’ll learn about the history, culture and new development as we step inside lofts, shops, restaurants and more, all the while hearing from the insiders that help the market thrive. Additionally, we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow Marygrove alumni and friends throughout the event. The tour will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., immediately followed by lunch at Vivio's - 2460 Market Street, Detroit, MI 48207.

We will meet outside of Vivio’s restaurant at 11:00 a.m. The cost for the event is $30 which includes the tour, lunch and gratuities. If you have any questions, please contact Yesenia Lara ’07 at (313) 587-2914.

To register, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) by Oct. 2, 2010 to:
Marygrove College, Attn: Diane Puhl,
8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, Michigan 48221-2599.

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Opera at the Detroit Opera House
The Mikado
by Gilbert and Sullivan

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

Performed in English with English Surtitles

The Mikado, which will celebrate its 125th anniversary when it is performed in October, is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular works.

Set in the fictitious town of Titpu, Japan, The Mikado is a satire of a bureaucratic society gone haywire. The son of the emperor of Japan, disguised as a wandering minstrel in order to escape his father’s order to marry the elderly Katisha, finds that the girl he loves is engaged to be married to the Lord High Executioner of Titpu. But that’s the least of his worries when his father and Katisha show up searching for him. The musical score contains some of the best-loved songs of all of all time, including “Three Little Maids,” “Flowers That Bloom in the Spring” and “I’ve Got a Little List.”

The cost for this event is $50, which includes a main floor ticket (valued at $86), as well as a private gathering at the Lomason Lounge (3rd Level – elevator accessible) at 5:45 p.m. There will be an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be open.

To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) no later than Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 to:
Marygrove College, Attn: Diane Puhl,
8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.

For questions about this event, contact Sheila Keefe ’56 at (586) 268-0481 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Talk, Taste and Tour - Plan your next Alumni Gathering at Marygrove

Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at Marygrove, will graciously host your group and for a nominal fee (usually less than you would pay in a restaurant) you will enjoy a great meeting space, wonderful food and a guided tour of the campus and the renovations. If you are interested in scheduling a gathering or would like more information, please contact Diane at (313) 927-1443 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Dinner and Wine Tasting

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Oxford Inn, Royal Oak

Enjoy dinner and wine tasting at the Oxford Inn inRoyal Oak. Family, friends and alumni are welcome. Nominal price of $45.00 per person includes 12 great wines paired with a five course dinner, customized wine gift, tax and gratuity: a $75 dollar value! Please specify your choice of red or white for your wine gift when making your reservation.

The Oxford Inn is located at 1214 S. Main St. in Royal Oak. Space is limited and we anticipate an enthusiastic response.

To register, sendpayment to Marygrove College, Attn: DianePuhl, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221 by Oct. 15, 2010.

For more information, contact Mark Bartnik '79 at (248) 689-9782.

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Alumni Book Discussion
The Help, By Kathryn Stockett

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge, MI

The Help is a 2009 bestselling novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. It is a story about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s.

The novel is told from the perspective of three unforgettable women: Aibileen, a middle-aged maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny, a maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Skeeter, a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared.

Seemingly as different from one another as they can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. Why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times.

Marilyn Dailey '68 will facilitate the discussion at her home in Pleasant Ridge. To register, contact Sheila Keefe '56 by Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at (586) 268-0481 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Marilyn's address as well as directions will be provided. We look forward to another great turn-out to discuss this highly acclaimed novel.

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Christmas Brunch at The Whitney
4421 Woodward at Canfield, Detroit
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010
2:00 p.m.

Join Marygrove Alumni for a festive Brunch at this historical mansion which will be decorated for Christmas. The brunch buffet includes a variety of entrees, salads, assorted pastries and breads, non-alcoholic beverages and endless mimosas! The cost is $37 which includes tax and gratuity. Children under 10 years of age eat free.

This is a new event for Marygrove alumni and we expect a great turn-out. To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) no later than Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 to: Marygrove College, attn: Diane Puhl, 8725 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221. For questions about this event, contact Dr. Vanessa Ghant '92 at (248) 352-6331 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Alumni Relations Contact Information

For more information, contact Tiffany Alexander, Interim Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at 313-927-1443 or talexand@marygrove.edu.

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