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2017 Mary Helen Washington Writing Award Contest Winners

DETROIT, April 7, 2017 — Marygrove College’s Department of English and Modern Languages is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Mary Helen Washington Writing Award Contest, offered in conjunction with its Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS). Named after nationally-renowned scholar, editor, essayist, and teacher Dr. Mary Helen Washington, and supported through the generosity of series sponsors Lillian and Don Bauder, this annual contest invites students to write essays in response to the works of the CAALS guest artist, which this year is fiction writer and graphic novelist Mat Johnson. Students were asked to present a critical analysis of Johnson’s work or offer personal reflections on an aspect of his work that the student writer found significant.

The College congratulates:

First Prize:
Angel Phillips, “The Best Part of an Oreo,” Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan

Second Prize (three winners):

  • Mi’Kelle Williams, “Not Black Enough,” Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan
  • Diego Navarrete, “Mestizaje,” Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan
  • Dipita Das, “Umoja or Machafuko in America?” Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan

Honorable Mentions (two winners):

  • Jalica Porter, “Resisting the Accepted Perspective: Being Black,” Detroit International Academy for Young Women
  • Tatyana Lewis, “Whole not Half,” Arts Academy in the Woods, Warren, Michigan

The first and second-prize winners will receive their certificates of achievement and awards, and the students receiving honorable mentions will receive their certificates of achievement at the Master Class with Mat Johnson on April 7.

This year marks the 29th Contemporary American Authors Lecture, and features a reading and book signing by Mr. Johnson, which will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in Alumnae Hall on the Marygrove College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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Marygrove College Announced Writing Contest Winners

DETROIT, April 7, 2017 — Marygrove College’s Department of English and Modern Languages is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Amy S. McCombs and Frederick P. Currier Writing Award held in conjunction with the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. This year's winners are:

Joseph Myrick, III, “Deconstructing the Superhero Trope in Incognegro,” essay. Myrick, a two-time winner of the McCombs Currier writing award, is a senior English major with a minor in psychology. He is also a freelance writer and photographer and currently serves as president of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.

Alysia Kennedy, “The Long-Lasting Effects of the Past: Postcolonialism in Loving Day,” essay. Kennedy is a junior majoring in English with a minor in psychology. She chose an English major because of its versatility; the critical thinking and communication skills gained from an English major will prepare her for just about anything. Upon graduation, she hopes to travel the world and learn about different cultures.

Chase Turner, “The Fight for Equality: Examining Sacrifice in Incognegro,” essay. Turner is a junior with a double-major in English and social science. He is a Marygrove student-athlete who plays centerfield for the baseball team. After graduating, Chase plans to attend law school to become an attorney, with the goal of becoming a legislator.

The Amy S. McCombs and Frederick P. Currier Writing Awards are cash prizes given annually to students whose essays, fiction, or poetry best express the spirit of the work of the visiting author in Marygrove College’s Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

This year marks the 29th Contemporary American Authors Lecture, and features a reading and book signing by fiction writer and graphic novelist Mat Johnson, which will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in Alumnae Hall on the Marygrove College campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://english.marygrove.edu/caals.html

 

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43rd Defining Detroit Event Features Award-Winning Author and Poet Jim Daniels
February 24

DETROIT, MI, February 7, 2017—Continuing its nearly two-decade tradition of bringing internationally-renowned authors and scholars to its campus, Marygrove College will again welcome author and poet Jim Daniels at its 43rd Defining Detroit event on February 24, 2017. Daniels will read from and discuss his most recent collection of poetry, Rowing Inland. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in Denk Chapman Hall of the Madame Cadillac Building. This event is free and open to the public.

“We’re honored to welcome back Daniels, who was the college’s first Defining Detroit speaker in 2000,” says Marygrove Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English Dr. Frank Rashid. “His work about the experiences of working class folks is both candid and moving; it is exciting to watch the audience, particularly students, respond to his stories.”

Daniels has published nearly thirty works including short fiction, poetry, and screenplays. He has received the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, the Tillie Olsen Prize, the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies.

With this event, Daniels will celebrate the release of his most recent collection of poetry, Rowing Inland. This collection and others will be available for purchase.


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ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE’S INSTITUTE FOR DETROIT STUDIES

The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies, founded in 2001, promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through academic credit and continuing education courses; online resources; lectures, readings, exhibits and performances; research activities and visiting scholar programs. It also offers workshops, programs and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area.

ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

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Marygrove College, a Catholic, liberal arts college, is committed to both teaching diversity and respecting the diversity of its students, faculty and staff.  Rooted in the teachings of Jesus, the Holy Scriptures, its Catholic tradition and Catholic Social Teachings, we stand against any form of discrimination based on race, ethnicity and religion.  Therefore we stand with refugees and immigrants who are prevented from pursuing freedom from persecution in the face of hostilities and those seeking a better life for their families who are barred from entering the United States.   We base our stance on the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, especially these two:

·Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

·Solidarity
We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers and sisters keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI taught that if you want peace, work for justice (Pope Paul VI Day of Peace address, January 1, 1972). The Gospel calls us to be peacemakers. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote peace in a world surrounded by violence and conflict.
Pope Francis has been an outspoken advocate for refugees and immigrants.  Before President Trump signed his Executive Order banning refugees and visitors from seven predominately Muslim countries, Pope Francis said that it was hypocritical to "call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee."
http://www.snopes.com/pope-francis-condemn-trump-travel-ban/

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop José Gomez, the Vice President, said in their statement. “The bond between Christians and Muslims is founded on the unbreakable strength of charity and justice,”
http://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/01/30/responding-trumps-ban-top-catholic-bishops-pledge-solidarity-muslim

Detroit Catholic Archbishop Allen Vigneron released a statement acknowledging that elected officials have a duty to not only enforce laws but ensure “the dignity of the human person, the protection of families, and a generosity commensurate with the blessings our nation has received.” The head of Metro Detroit’s estimated 1.3 million Catholics added: “Therefore, our immigration system must treat migrants and refugees with the same dignity as native-born citizens. It must recognize the fundamental wrong of separating families, particularly when children are involved. And it must not be blind to the rich contribution made — in the past and in the present — by men and women who have come to this country as migrants or refugees.”http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/religion/2016/12/09/support-vigneron/95233490/

Marygrove College stands in solidarity with refugees and immigrants of all faiths and prays that by example and deed, we, as an institution, may be a witness to the faith we profess.  To that end, I signed on to the ACCU’s (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities) Statement on Executive Order dated January 29, 2017.  For your reference, you may find the full text of the ACCU statement by clicking here: http://www.accunet.org/files/Press_Media/2017-Executive-Order-Press-Release.pdf.


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Marygrove College’s 2017 Contemporary American Author Lecture Series

To Feature Mat Johnson April 7

DETROIT, MI, August 2, 2016—Marygrove College announces award-winning author and graphic novelist Mat Johnson as the featured guest at its 2017 Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS) on Friday, April 7.  Since 1989, Marygrove has brought nationally-known authors to its campus for a public lecture and seminar. The 8 p.m. Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture and book signing are free of charge and open to the public. 

In addition to the public reading, Mr. Johnson will teach a class for high school students on April 7 at 10 a.m. “Marygrove is thrilled to host this extraordinary opportunity to engage with the best African American authors of our time,” said Dr. Darcy L. Brandel, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages. “To watch students get hooked as readers and pass their excitement onto those around them is remarkable and a big part of what makes this event so distinctive.”

Johnson is the author of “The Great Negro Plot,” a work of nonfiction, and four novels including “Drop,” which was listed among the Best Novels of the Year by Progressive Magazine and included in Barnes & Noble’s Great New Writers selection. In addition to winning the Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright Legacy Award for Novel of the Year for “Hunting in Harlem,” Johnson has also authored four graphic novels including the five-issue limited series “Hellblazer Special: Papa Midnite.”

Support for the 2016 CAALS event, which featured nationally-acclaimed poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, was provided in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 event, contact Susan Smith, 313-927-1594 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information or to schedule an interview with Mat Johnson, contact Renée Ahee, 313-927-1438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit: http://english.marygrove.edu/caals.html.


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Restorative Justice the Focus of Marygrove’s New Online Undergrad Program

DETROIT, MI, July 26, 2016—Marygrove College announced today its new online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree, a program with a restorative-justice emphasis designed for current or aspiring criminal justice professionals. The program is currently accepting applications for the fall semester, which begins September 6, 2016.

“In this time of crisis, where there is distrust between law enforcement and the community,” said Marygrove College Provost Dr. Sally Welch, “our institution is prepared to help bring about peace and reconciliation through its online Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice based on Restorative Justice principles.”

Restorative Justice is a victim-centered response to crime that views criminal behavior not as a violation against the state, but one against people and relationships. As a result, those who practice restorative justice respond to crime by transforming the traditional relationship between communities and government, giving all stakeholders—both the victim and perpetrator—the opportunity to identify and take steps to repair harm.

Marygrove College’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is offered completely online and has been designed for those interested in law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, fire science, and non-profit careers.

To learn more about Marygrove College’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program, visit https://www.marygrove.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics/undergraduate-programs/criminal-justice.html, call (313) 927-1240, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Marygrove College’s Master’s in HR Management Renews Alignment with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

DETROIT, MI, July 25, 2016— Marygrove College announced today that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that its Master of Arts in Human Resource Management degree has renewed its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.  The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and re-validated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Marygrove offers the Master’s degree in Human Resource Management online, making it flexible and affordable for HR professionals across the country and the world.  It focuses on the practice of human resource management in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.  Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students base their practice of human resource management on solid theoretical grounding and are led by faculty members who have earned advanced graduate degrees and/or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior, and human resources.

Dr. Jerry Van Rossum, business department chair, said, “Aligning our graduate Human Resource Management program with SHRM curriculum guidelines assures our students that our program is current with the latest trends in the practice of human resource management and professional education.  We believe our graduates are even better equipped to add value as HR professionals.”

With 250,000 members, the Society for Human Resource Management is a globally recognized HR professional society that develop and serves the HR professional, advances and leads the HR profession through education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals.

Founded in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent Catholic liberal arts college located on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit. The College’s commitment to Detroit comprises its institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders.


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Marygrove College Joins SAGE Private College Enrollment Consortium

DETROIT, MI, July 11, 2016— Marygrove College announced today it has become the 84th Catholic college member of the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Marketing Consortium.  SAGE is the nation’s largest private college enrollment consortium with 357 colleges.

SAGE students have indicated interest in attending a private college such as Marygrove.  Families can participate in SAGE through a 529 plan, bank, credit union, mutual fund or investment advisor or through a parent’s employee benefit program.  The SAGE Tuition Rewards® program is similar to a “frequent flyer” program because financial institutions and employers provide Tuition Rewards Points either as a thank-you for being a loyal customer or as an employee benefit.  The end result is that attending a private college is more affordable.

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

Students at Marygrove College are equipped with the tools and the critical-thinking skills that allow them to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Because of this, they continue to be recruited by some of the nation’s top 10 neuroscience and neurosurgery facilities; they sign on with critically acclaimed dance companies in New York; they earn grants and graduate assistantships at leading research institutions; and they continue to develop major revitalization efforts right here in the city of Detroit.

For more information on the Marygrove College/SAGE relationship, please contact Kimberly Gooden, director of financial aid, at 313-927-1552 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Marygrove Adds Master in the Art of Teaching & Human Resource Management Summer Cohorts Starting July 3; Still Time to Apply

 

DETROIT, MI, June 13, 2016—Marygrove College announced today that it will add two new cohorts to its summer graduate programs in Human Resource Management and the Art of Teaching. Classes begin July 3.

“Many of our students are parents and working adults who want to use the summer to ramp up their careers,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns. “We’re opening up two new summer cohorts to accommodate those students.”

Marygrove’s Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is an online, 36-credit program that prepares human resource specialists for careers in business, government, and not-for-profit organization management. “Our program is unique in that the majority of the courses our students take are selected by them to fit their career aspirations,” said Assistant Professor and Department Chair Jerry van Rossum. “Our curriculum aligns with Society for Human Resource Management standards, which ensures that everything our students learn adheres to the values and standards of the most respected human resource management organization out there.”

Marygrove’s online Master in the Art of Teaching degree is a 10-course, two-year program designed to equip working teachers with practical tools and curriculum-enhancing techniques that they can use right away in their own classrooms. “Our MAT program is a rigorous, reputable, and competitively-priced program built around the needs of working teachers,” said Director of Online Education Dr. Mitali Chaudhery. Approved by the Michigan State Department of Education, Marygrove’s MAT program features a reading focus, mathematics focus (elementary and middle levels), curriculum, instruction, assessment focus, and an educational technology focus.

To learn more about Marygrove College’s graduate programs, visit onlinegrad.marygrove.edu/, call (313) 927-1240, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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“Explore Marygrove” & Meet New College President June 23: Community Invited

DETROIT, MI, June 2, 2016—Marygrove College invites the business community, students, parents trustees, alumni and the community at large to “Explore Marygrove” and Meet and Greet its new President Dr. Elizabeth Burns on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 4 till 6:30 p.m. on campus at W. McNichols and Wyoming in northwest Detroit.

Several activities will take place across campus during “Explore Marygrove” to introduce the many academic programs and specialties of Marygrove College. Dr. Burns will address the community at 5:15 p.m. in the Marygrove Theatre.

“Marygrove College is excited to welcome our neighbors, former students, trustees and the business community to experience all that this more than 100-year old college has to offer,” said Dr. Glenda Price, 7th president of Marygrove. “We are as relevant today as we have always been, teaching critical thinking and problem solving skills through the liberal arts and imbuing our students with the skills of urban leadership so that they can lead with competence, commitment and compassion.”

Marygrove welcomes its 9th president, Dr. Elizabeth Burns, a 1972 alumna of the college and a physician, during this celebration of Marygrove. “I am looking forward to personally greeting everyone who comes to campus on June 23rd,” she said

A schedule of events is listed below.  Please reserve your spot at www.marygrove.ed/meet-doctor-burns or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information, please contact Dr. Glenda Price at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313-927-1200.

4-5 p.m.
“Explore Marygrove”

  • Faculty Art Exhibition
  • Science Exhibits and Demos
  • Dance Mini-recital by Institute of Music and Dance Students
  • Studio Poetry Reading
  • Change the Vibe at Six Mile and Wyoming
  • The Chapel Windows – Talk and Tour
  • Visit the Community Garden
  • Color Purple Garden
  • Herbal Healing Garden
  • Book Store Open
  • Piano and Vocal Recital

5:15-5:45 p.m.
Meet and Greet Marygrove’s New President Dr. Elizabeth Burns

  • Remarks by Dr. Burns

5:50-6:30 p.m.
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Marygrove College Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker, Theresa Maxis Award and Honorary Degree Recipients


DETROIT, MI, May 12, 2016—Marygrove College will award two honorary degrees and the prestigious Theresa Maxis Award for Social Justice at its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, President Elizabeth Burns announced Monday.

The recipients of these awards are Detroit community activist and Methodist pastor Bill Wylie-Kellerman, who will be honored with the Theresa Maxis Award for Social Justice; Michigan Food and Beverage Association Founder Edward Deeb; and disability rights activist Elizabeth W. Bauer, who will share the Honorary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters.

Commencement, featuring an address by Elizabeth Bauer, begins at 11 a.m. on the campus of Marygrove College and is open to the public.

“Marygrove College is honored to acknowledge the lives, careers, and civic service of these extraordinary leaders,” said Marygrove College President Elizabeth Burns, “not only because their stories will inspire our graduates, but they embody Marygrove’s Urban Leadership vision and our founding principles: competence, compassion, and commitment.”

Wylie-Kellerman, who serves at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, is a contributing editor for “Sojourners Magazine” and has written extensively on the gospel of non-violence and radical discipleship, authoring several books including “Where the Waters Go Round” and “Seasons of Faith and Conscience: Reflections on Liturgical Direct Action.” He is co-founder of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center and Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, and founder of Word and World: A Peoples’ School. A longstanding Detroit activist, Wylie-Kellerman has brought national attention to Detroit’s water shutoff crisis and is currently on trial for blocking water shut-off trucks at the city’s Homrich, Inc.

Bauer, a longstanding educational leader and disability rights activist, has served as director of staff development for the school district of the city of Pontiac, director of community placement in Michigan's public mental health system, and executive director of Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. In addition to testifying before Congress and state legislatures and contributing to the development of public policy, services, and supports for people with disabilities, Bauer has served an eight-year term on the Michigan State Board of Education, and is currently president of the board of directors of W-A-Y Academy Detroit.

Deeb has committed more than five decades of his life and career to youth advocacy, education, civic relations, and to advocating on behalf of small, local businesses. He is the chairman emeritus of the Eastern Market Merchants Association and founder of the Michigan Food & Beverage Association, the Michigan Business and Professional Association, and the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation. In concert with former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Deeb helped create a violence-prevention plan that brought together merchants and residents, unifying much of the city’s diverse cultural communities during a time of ethnic tension. Deeb is also the founder and former president of Friends of Eastern Market, co-founder of Eastern Market Corporation, and has received over 100 awards and honorary degrees for his service.


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ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts college. The College’s commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders who display competence, compassion, and commitment. The campus is situated on 53 acres in northwest Detroit.

8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221
Web site: www.marygrove.edu