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CONTACT: Tim Halbur
DETROIT, Jan. 24, 2012— Marygrove College has been named a finalist for support from ArtPlace, an unprecedented private-public collaboration of nine of the nation’s top foundations, eight federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six of the nation’s largest banks. Marygrove College is pursuing the grant in partnership with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, University of Detroit Mercy Collaborative Design Center, University Commons and Mosaic Urban Partners. ArtPlace supports creative placemaking with grants and loans, research and advocacy. Marygrove joins 128 other organizations in 68 cities working to transform their communities by driving vibrancy through investments in the arts.
Sponsored by the Marygrove College Women's Center, Women's Film Wednesday is a series of documentary films by and about women. Screenings are free to Marygrove students, staff, and faculty. The Women's Center is an inclusive environment. All are welcome to attend.
Location : Women's Center, LA 030
For more information, contact: Rita Smith (313) 927-1402
Women’s Center (313) 927-1274
…a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll, Who Does She Think She Is? features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within....In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture.”
“In this award-winning documentary, a difficult journey that begins in hopelessness and shame for thousands of women in Ethiopia ends in a productive new life. The film tells the personal stories of rural women who make their way to Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, seeking treatment for obstetric fistula, a life-shattering complication of childbirth. Filmed in a starkly beautiful landscape, the documentary juxtaposes the isolated lives of village women who are outcasts because of their medical condition, with the faraway hospital that offers a miracle after a long and arduous trek—a ‘walk to beautiful.’”
Saturday | February 11, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel
Senior Recital: Elise Sobe, organ
For more information, contact Joanne Clark at
Tuesday | February 21, 2012 | Noon
Denk Chapman Hall
Stories of the Spirituals
by Glen Holcomb, Tenor
Glen Holcomb, a Marygrove music alumnus, will present a short recital of beautiful spirituals, complimented by stories of the history and hidden meanings behind these African-American cultural treasures.
Tuesday | February 28, 2012 | Noon
Sacred Heart Chapel and Denk Chapman Hall
Music Department Student Recital
For more information, contact Tara Sievers-Hunt at
Presents Music Events for
Sunday | January 22, 2012 | 3:00 p.m. | Denk Chapman Hall
In Collaboration with
Chamber Music at the Scarab Club
The program consists of two outstanding quintets for piano, violin, viola, cello and bass by Franz Schubert and Ralph Vaughan Williams plus a brand new work by Michigan composer Clark Suttle. Experience the virtuosic playing of pianist Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt along with flutist Laura Larson, clarinetist Brian Bowman and strings.
Tickets - $20 at the door, $18 in advance, $10 for students
Faculty, staff and students who show their Marygrove College ID will receive a complimentary ticket.
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Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Ph: (313) 927-1446
Fax: (313) 927-1595
Marygrove College professor publishes new mystery novel
“Crimes of Love”
DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2012 —Marygrove College professor and author Donald Levin is celebrating the release of his new mystery, “Crimes of Love,” at a book launch party to be held at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, from 2 - 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Levin will read from the book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase. Wine and cheese and other refreshments will be served.
Set in and around Ferndale, “Crimes of Love” follows police detective Martin Preuss on a frantic search for a seven-year-old girl who has disappeared from the streets of Ferndale. Fast-paced storytelling and keen insights into the weaknesses that beset the human heart make this first Martin Preuss mystery impossible to put down.
Where: Depart from Madame Cadillac Building
Activities include assistance at St. Dominic Outreach Center and participation in a city-wide rally and march at Central United Methodist Church. Transportation and lunch provided.
Contact: Jesse Cox (313) 927-1404 or Sr. Barb Beesley (313) 927-1403
Marygrove’s Science and Mathematics Department continues to grow as it welcomes Dr. Jennifer Tsui (pronounced “Sway”), a Michigan native who has explored the science realm as a student and researcher. Tsui will join Marygrove’s faculty as a full-time science professor for the 2012 Winter Semester.
Although Dr. Tsui has spent many years doing research, she prefers sociable environments, such as a classroom with her students.
I like more personal interaction than what normally happens in research," she said. "I want a more immediate impact on people, where research can take more time before you actually impact people’s lives. I spent a lot of time in little rooms with microscopes.”
Beatty is the author of three novels: The White Boy Shuffle (1996), Tuff (2000), and Slumberland (2008), and two books of poetry: Big Bank Take Little Bank (1991) and Joker, Joker, Deuce (1994). He also edited Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006). He was the recipient of the first Grand Poetry Slam Championship of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 1990.