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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).
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.
Marygrove College receives $20K grant from the Erb Foundation
Assistant 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.
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.
In support of this Urban Leadership Vision and in specific response to pressing local and global issues involving environmental sustainability and earth care, Marygrove has embarked on a project to 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).
The project represents a commitment by the College to environmental sustainability while providing a new and exciting on-campus activity for Marygrove's athletes, the campus community and the surrounding neighborhood.
24, 4 PM vs. Grace College: Pebble Creek Park in Southfield
31, 4 PM @ Walsh University
4, 11:30 AM vs. Iowa Wesleyan College—2010 Crimson Wave Invite, Calumet College of St. Joseph's (Schererville, IN)
5, @ TBA—2010 Crimson WaveInvite, Calumet College of St. Joseph's (Schererville, IN)
13, 4 PM vs. Rochester College--Inaugural Game—Marygrove soccer field
21, 4 PM vs. Taylor University
23, 4 PM vs. Olivet College
25, 12:30 PM @ Siena Heights University
5, 4 PM vs. Defiance College
7, @ Rochester College
12, 4 PM vs. Cornerstone University
14, 4 PM @ University of Detroit-Mercy
20, 7 PM @ Adrian College
27, 4 PM @ Madonna University
30, @ Concordia University
4, @ TBA — USCAA National Championship, Nov. 4-6 (Burlington, VT)
29, @ TBA — NAIA National Championship, Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, Jack Allen Complex (Decatur, AL)
1, 4 PM @ Taylor University
4, 2 PM @ Calumet College of St. Joseph—2010 Crimson Wave Invite - Calumet College of St. Joseph (Schererville, IN)
5, vs. TBA—2010 Crimson Wave Invite - Calumet College of St.Joseph (Schererville, IN)
11, 1 PM @ Olivet College
15, 4 PM vs. St. Francis
18, 2 PM vs. Concordia University
20, 4 PM vs. Holy Cross College
22, 4 PM @ Bluffton College
25 3 PM @ Siena Heights University
6, 4 PM vs. Defiance College
9, 1 PM vs. Ohio Christian University
11, 4 PM vs. Grace Bible College
18, @ Concordia University
20, 4 PM @ Rochester College
27, 4 PM vs. Rochester College
4, @ TBA—USCAA National Championship, Nov. 4-6 (Burlington, VT)
29, @ TBA—NAIA National Championship, Nov. 29 - Dec. 4, Fresno Pacific University (Fresno, CA)
“In Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Donald C. Rizzo (Marygrove College) presents an outstanding primer that covers all the basic elements of the discipline in clear and impactive terms - a book notable not only for what it says, but how it says it.” -- John Aiello Editor and Publisher, The Electric Review
Don Rizzo, a Marygrove Biology professor for 36 years, recently published the third edition of his book “Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology” (published by Del Mar Cengage). The book is accompanied by a study guide as well as a CD for instructors.
As part of Marygrove’s larger focus on urban leadership, the College has formed what is known as the Marygrove Urban Agenda initiative (MUA). MUA was developed to help local high school students develop leadership skills to find ways they can have a positive impact on the communities where they live and go to school.
With help from a grant from Campus Compact and program leader Marygrove professor Tal Levy, fifty students from Mumford and Cody high schools came to Marygrove to discuss the concept of peer mediation as a way to find solutions to the problems of learning in their schools—specifically violence.
As these students are trained in peer mediation, they learn practical ways they can take control and manage difficult and/or violent situations. These “peer mediators,” then discuss the ideas with other students to advance the concept.
Levy’s inspiration for the MUA evolved from a Wayne State University Urban Agenda (UA) program. The original UA program was created by his mentor and friend, the late Otto Feinstein, a political scientist and activist for social justice from Wayne State University, Levy’s alma mater. The UA program was originally an exercise in political and civic literacy—it called for enhancing students’ understanding of the political process by participating in political gatherings with students from other colleges and universities.