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May 12

sisters ihm mission

Positive change requires a harmonious balance of forces all working together toward a common goal. Just as Marygrove College evolves into a more prominent, outward-focused urban leadership role, the school’s inner workings must be in balance as well. That’s why the position of Director of Mission Integration was devised, to ensure that together with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), Marygrove and its mission will live on, true to the values that the IHMs have dedicated their lives to shaping.

After a thorough search and a four-month interview process, Jan Machusak was chosen as Director of Mission Integration from a host of more than 200 applicants. She has spent virtually her entire career in Catholic education in the Metropolitan Detroit area, including a leadership role at Dominican High School and Academy in Detroit. She holds a B.S. in Math-Science from Aquinas College and a Master of Science Education from Lawrence Technological University.

Her experience through the years in Franciscan, Dominican and IHM-led institutions will help Marygrove deepen and sustain the connections between our institutional mission, IHM sponsorship, Catholic identity and Urban Leadership vision," says President David Fike of his direct report. "This position was created to promote within the campus community a shared enthusiasm about why we do what we do.

Enthusiasm and creative vision are Jan’s specialties. A self-proclaimed “people person,” she tells a great story about an exercise she used in her classroom once about giving, and being ready to receive. She filled a large bowl of colorful candies in front of a group of very excited students and told them they could reach in and take a handful, BUT they could only use their fists to take some. When a clenched fist yielded a scarce few candies— and a whole lot of frustration— she pointed out that an open hand was a much more effective and gracious way to receive these gifts, and pass them on.

Read more: Trinity of women seeks to keep our mission alive and well, and living in the city.

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Apr 12

Marygrove College, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and committed to fostering Christian values, to educating students from diverse backgrounds, and to serving the people of Metropolitan Detroit and beyond, will be given the Educational Partner Award at Ecumenical Theological Seminary’s (ETS) Sixth Annual Spirit Awards Banquet on May 20, 2012. 

The Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) Educational Partner Award was established to recognize and honor individuals and organizations who strive to provide opportunities for educational achievement in our communities.  The honoree helps empower our citizens toward making educational choices that lead to well-rounded, healthy citizens who understand and articulate the hopes and dreams of our communities.  Dr. David J. Fike, President will be accepting the award.

Read more: Marygrove College to be honored by Ecumenical Theological Seminary

05
Apr 12

Greenleaf fike eventLeadership Institute for Educators

April 5 - 6, 2012 Michigan League. Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Greenleaf Center invites faculty, staff, and board members at universities who are teaching and applying servant leadership principles, as well as those who want to learn about these practices, to attend the two-day Leadership Institute for Educators (LIFE).

Registration is $225 for a non-member and $200 for a Greenleaf Center

member. Student rates are also available. To register, visit www.greenleaf.org.

For more information: http://www.greenleaf.org/life/program.html or call (317) 669 - 8050

02
Apr 12

fit for life banner extended

A total body exercise class that teaches proper form for toning, sculpting and strengthening your body. This structured class uses dumbbells and barbells which are provided. We will use exercises that focus on:

  • Cardio
  • Agility drills
  • Strength Training
  • Plyometrics
  • Endurance

Read more: Fit 4 Life Extended

19
Mar 12

DETROIT, March 19, 2012 — Marygrove College today announced the recipients of the College’s 2012 High Honors Awards. These awards pay tribute to exceptional academic achievement and leadership skills. 

The awards and winners are as follows: Tammy Barnosky, Sholanda Presbery, Steven Sledge and Willie Peterson, Jarell Williams, Julie Laforet

Read more: Marygrove announces 2012 high honors recipients

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