Marygrove receives MLK Day mini-grant

Marygrove College was one of 30 organizations to receive a 2011 Martin Luther King Day Mini-grant. The grants were distributed by The Michigan Community Service Commission, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Campus Compact, and Volunteer Centers of Michigan to support 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects across the state. Service projects are intended to tackle critical challenges in their communities, including education, economic opportunity, supporting veterans and military families, health, clean energy and environmental stewardship, disaster preparedness, and public safety. Grants range in value from $200 to $1,000.

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Respecting the Art of the Dance

Dance Department Chair sets a Foundation for Growth

DanceNine years ago, Jordeen Ivanov-Ericson's first graduating class as Department Chair at Marygrove School of Dance graduated one single student. Ivanov-Ericson definitely had her work cut out for her, as she sought to grow the program into what now amounts to two thriving dance companies: that's 43 majors to be exact, including ten very talented graduating seniors. When it comes to success, Ivanov-Ericson never misses her mark.

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Marygrove College announces new VP for Student Affairs And Enrollment Management

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DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 17, 2010 —Marygrove College today announced that Dr. Juliana Mosley will be Marygrove College's next Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.  Dr. Mosley will officially begin her work with Marygrove on January 1, 2011.

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Study Abroad and see your future take shape.

GEOGRAPHY_for_Study_Abroad"[Study abroad] will advance your education. It will expand your sense of possibilities and it will make you more competitive for the jobs of the future. But more importantly it will also show you just how much we all have in common -- no matter where we live in the world."- First Lady Michelle Obama

Celebrate! Celebrar! Euphraino! November is International Education Month at Marygrove College, a celebration of study abroad programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. “The actual week is November 15-18, but we’re extending it to the entire month because it is so important to us,” said Michelle Cade, MBA, Director of International Programs at Marygrove. “All month long, we’ll embrace the value of our cultural diversity, and get the word out about the many travel opportunities that exist right now for our students.” Why? Study abroad prepares students to become leaders in their chosen fields.

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Detroit City Council honors Marygrove's IMD

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DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 25, 2010 —Detroit City Council recognized the Institute of Music and Dance (IMD) at Marygrove College recently for its distinguished service to the community through a Testimonial Resolution signed by Council President, Charles Pugh along with other members of the council.

The resolution states that, “The Detroit City Council recognizes and acknowledges the Institute of Music and Dance at Marygrove College with accolades for their many years of artistic service to the community, and extends best wishes for continued success in their role of enhancing the arts.”

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Marygrove College and DTE Energy bring Nomkhubulwane to Detroit

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Globe-traveling elephant sculpture aims to start discussions about conservation.

DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 28, 2010 —In specific response to pressing local and global issues involving environmental sustainability and earth care, Marygrove College, with funding support from DTE Energy, will host Nomkhubulwane (Nom-koo-bull-WAH-nee, Zulu for Mother Earth), an elephant sculpture created by South African sculptor Andries Botha. This life-size sculpture, made of galvanized steel and recycled truck tires, is traveling around the world to raise awareness about how people can creatively address issues caused by the expanding human ecological footprint. Nomkhubulwane is one of 17 elephants on display globally by the Human Elephant Foundation (www.humanelephant.org).

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MG Minute - October 2010

This edition features the Nomkhubulwane Migration to Detroit.

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Marygrove Names its First Urban Leadership Fellow

In keeping with Marygrove College’s strategic vision of fostering urban leadership to promote progressive and positive change, which was born out of and inspired by its historical commitment to the City of Detroit where it was founded over 80 years ago by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the College has named Ms. Brenda Price, former program director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Detroit and, until recently, also in Gary , Indiana, as Marygrove’s first Urban Leadership Fellow. The Urban Leadership Fellow will be an active learning member and catalyst for innovation with the various teams of faculty and staff involved in designing and leading the College’s Urban Leadership Initiatives.  In addition, as this is an area of interest for Knight, the foundation has committed to making a planning grant to Marygrove to support this work.

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Marygrove College receives $20K grant from the Erb Foundation

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Marygrove College receives $20K grant from the Erb Foundation
Monies will provide ongoing scholarship support for arts enrichment classes

DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 17, 2010 — Marygrove College today announced that its Institute of Music and Dance (IMD) has received a two year grant from the Erb Foundation in the amount of $20,000 ($10,000/year). The IMD’s grant is part of nearly $2.5 million in grants for cultural and arts organizations approved by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation at a board meeting earlier this week.

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Marygrove Professor to be Featured in National Women’s Art Exhibition

PlayKate_64x64Assistant Professor Nicole Parker, who teaches art at Marygrove, will be one of the featured artists in an exhibition at Oakland Community College.

The juried exhibition, entitled “From Our Perspectives,” runs Sept. 16 – Oct. 8 at OCC’s Orchard Ridge Campus’ Smith Theatre Gallery. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 350 works of art were entered from women artists nationwide. The juried exhibition hosts 37 artists with 41 pieces in a variety of media including acrylic, oil, textile and fiber, photography, ink drawing, metal, and various mixed media.

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DEEP THOUGHTS: A discussion with Marygrove Professor Steve Patterson

Steve_PattersonTo sit down and chat with Marygrove Professor Steve Patterson, Ph.D., is to bring conversation to an entirely new level—and that level is deep. That could be because, Patterson, who has been teaching at Marygrove for six years now, is a philosopher.

Forget any visions of a guy walking about in a toga, sandals and flowing gray hair. He’s clean cut and very approachable, but you’d better have your mind ready for an unusual journey. Patterson is interested in argumentation theory, and his work in this area brings him in collaboration with philosophers around the globe.

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