Community

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Oct 11

kiva event

 Featuring: 

Darryl Redmond and Delphia Simmons 
From Kiva Detroit 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011  7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Marygrove College • Denk Chapman Hall 
Madame Cadillac Building

Changing Lives

Join us for an engaging perspective from two speakers —Kiva donor and a Kiva recipient. Detroit is the first Kiva City in the United States, a program where Kiva works with community organizations to provide microloans to small businesses. Kiva Detroit is the product of a partnership between Michigan Corps, ACCION USA, Knight Foundation and Kiva International.

 DARRYL REDMOND, 

co-chair of the Kiva Detroit Board became involved with Kiva while he was a professor at the University of Michigan. An entrepreneur, a pastor, and former elected political official, he also serves on the Knight Foundation Advisory Board. 

 DELPHIA SIMMONS, 

co-chair of Kiva Detroit, is an inaugural recipient of a Kiva Detroit loan, which is being used to launch Thrive Detroit Street newspaper. She is a Project Manager and Program Director for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). 

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Oct 11

What used to be a dusty, cramped room for storage will now be filled with hope, healing, and laughter. Marygrove’s Women’s Center, now established in room 030 of the Liberal Arts Building, offers a sanctuary of resources, from assault crisis hotlines and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning (LGBTQ) support networks to information on academic curriculum and programming in women’s studies. Where stacked chairs once collected dust, now sit several shelves of books available for check-out, from history to self-help. Two cozy couches and lounge chairs have replaced the area once reserved for cluttered desks and printers. The once barren walls now wear the proud artwork of female artists, including a cycling display of canvas paintings.

“We envision that the Women's Center might come to be known among students as a kind of oasis where they can stop by to browse and stay to study regardless of their majors, in a safe, rigorous, and supportive environment,” said Darcy Brandel, assistant professor of English.

The Center is open to men and women from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Work-study students, like Veronica Johnson will greet you with a big, warm smile, offering aid and resources. Johnson, a social work major, has a drive to help those who need it most.

Read more: Women’s Center Manifests on Campus

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Oct 11

bme challenge

BME Black Male Engagement - Share, Inspire, Empower!

BME Challenge Celebration - A project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement. It's time to recognize our network of Detroit black male leaders, partners and friends!


Tuesday, October 18, Downtown Detroit at Ford Field.

BME guests are asked to enter at Gate G off of St. Antoine Street). The celebration is free for the BME network and friends!

With special guests including Jalen Rose: Native Detroiter, Former NBA Star, and Founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Charter School. And a BME story and performance from artist K'Jon.
5:30 p.m. : Mix & Mingle with the BME Network and Special Guests - 6:15 p.m. : Reception with Dining & Call to Action. It's time to recognize our network of Detroit black male leaders, partners and friends!

Register Now!

Parking: FREE PARKING at Ford Field Deck Off of St. Antoine

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Oct 11

Marygrove's Office of Career Services is hosting a career fair next Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 2 - 6 p.m. on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.

 

The career fair, entitled Recruiting in the D: McNichols Talent Career Services Collaboration, was organized by Marygrove and UDM as a way of working together to retain talent in Michigan by encouraging employers to recruit students and alumni from our neighboring institutions. 

Interested students are encouraged to attend to learn more about available graduate programs, internships/co-ops, and full/part-time seasonal employment. Career fairs offer students an opportunity to practice professionalism in the business environment as well as opportunities for career development. Students should plan to attend in professional attire, with a resume in hand, if they are seeking employment opportunities.*

Please visit the link below for registration information.
http://recruitudmmg.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn 

For more information contact Melissa Samuels: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (313) 927-1844.

*Shuttle transportation from the Marygrove campus to and from the Career Fair at UDM is available beginning at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Madame Cadillac Building.

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Sep 11

Marygrove College

 

David M.P. Freund to discuss public policy and racial segregation in Metropolitan Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2011 — Marygrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies invites journalists, community organizations, government, business, academics and others to a lecture, discussion and book-signing by University of Maryland Professor David M.P. Freund, Ph.D., who will present “Marketing the ‘Free Market’: Public Policy and Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Detroit.”

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Madame Cadillac Building on the Marygrove College campus.* This event is free and open to the public.

Read more: Marygrove College presents new “Defining Detroit” event