“We’re honored that Ms. Rios delivered the commencement address to our 2010 graduating class,” said Marygrove President David Fike. “As a key federal official with broad experience in economic development issues, I know her message to graduates, their friends and family will remembered.”
Rios, an engaging speaker, spoke candidly about her own experiences growing up as a one of nine children raised by a single mother. She thanked her mother for instilling in all her siblings, the importance of getting a college education: "we all graduated from college," said Rios. She also reflected on a variety of statistics about Millennials, the generation of people born between 1980 and 2000, citing their comfort with communicating through technology as a strength, but encouraging them not to overlook the importance of human-to-human contact. Rios also emphasized the importance of going on to graduate school while students are still young and their minds still flexible. She praised Marygrove's leadership role in being involved in community and helping to teach its students the value of civic and community involvement, and reminded graduates that voting should not be something they take for granted. "Every vote matters," she said.
Rios became Treasurer of the United States in August 2009. In that position she advises the Secretary of the Treasury on monetary matters and serves as a senior advisor and representative of the Treasury on behalf of the Secretary in the areas of community development and public engagement.
Marygrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies, in partnership with New Detroit and Wayne State University, invite journalists, community organizations, government, business, academics and others to a day-long meeting to discuss how we can come together to construct commonly understood paths to defining and resolving Detroit’s problems, and examine how we might share stories that accurately portray Detroit’s current situation and history.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 9 a.m. in McGregor Hall and the Community Arts Auditorium, on Wayne State University’s campus. It will contain a morning and afternoon session. Lunch will be provided.
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DETROIT, Mich., March 16, 2010— The Marygrove College Department of English and Modern Languages today announced that the award-winning mystery writer, novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley will be the twenty-second guest—and the first mystery writer— in its Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. This annual event brings a nationally-known author to its campus for a morning class session with high school students and an evening reading for the general public.
March 13, 2010
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Tour
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Alumni-sponsored trip - Discover Tuscany
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DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 31, 2010— The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) and Marygrove College today announced the transfer of ownership of buildings and land of the Marygrove College campus from the IHM Sisters to the Marygrove College Board of Trustees.
“This transfer offers benefits for both parties,” said Sister Janet Ryan, IHM, a member of the IHM Leadership Council. “This agreement provides the college with ownership of the buildings and land, and at the same time, benefits the congregation by relieving it of legal obligations and by assuring Marygrove‘s educational mission as part of its IHM legacy.”
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Photojournalist works with Marygrove College to document course
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 19, 2010—An HIV/AIDS photo essay by Michigan State University photojournalist and professor David Cooper documenting the interesting and often surprising reactions of students during various Marygrove College HIV/AIDS seminars, will be displayed at Michigan Campus Compact’s Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, Feb. 9-10, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich.
Cooper documents his time spent with Mumford High School students taking an HIV/AIDS seminar taught by Marygrove College professors and students. The course is designed to give Marygrove students a service-learning leadership opportunity by instructing them to teach high school students about the importance HIV/AIDS awareness. James Karagon, Associate Professor of Social Work at Marygrove College, along with Professors Donald Rizzo and Loretta Woodard, teach the HIV/AIDS seminar at Marygrove College.
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DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 9, 2010— Marygrove College, located in northwest Detroit, today announced the addition of track and field to its fast-growing intercollegiate athletic program. The addition brings the total number of intercollegiate sports on the campus to nine. Last year the College added five sports to its existing men and women’s basketball programs: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball.
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Event to offer community resources and feature Charles Pugh, among others
DETROIT, Mich., March 9, 2010—The peace advocacy group We-Us-I Will S.U.R.V.I.V.E. along with Marygrove College are hosting the First Annual Peace and Love Day on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 1- 5 p.m. on the Marygrove College campus.
The event is inspired by national youth and peace activist Weusi Olusola, who, at 16 years old was the innocent victim of gun violence, leaving him paralyzed. The event marks the one-year anniversary of his passing, at the age of 38, from liver cancer.
Members of our community voice there expressions about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this featured article which appeared in the Michigan Chronicle on January 20, 2010.
- Walter Mosley 2010
- February 20, 2010 Alumni Day at the Men’s Mustang Basketball Game
- Mastering Social Justice
- February 19, 2010 Alumni Book Discussion
- February 13, 2010 Dinner and Theater
- Tower Times - Winter 2010
- Tower Times - Fall 2009
- Tower Times - Spring 2009
- Tower Times - Winter 2009
- Marygrove Matters 2009 Archive