What used to be a dusty, cramped room for storage will now be filled with hope, healing, and laughter. Marygrove’s Women’s Center, now established in room 030 of the Liberal Arts Building, offers a sanctuary of resources, from assault crisis hotlines and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning (LGBTQ) support networks to information on academic curriculum and programming in women’s studies. Where stacked chairs once collected dust, now sit several shelves of books available for check-out, from history to self-help. Two cozy couches and lounge chairs have replaced the area once reserved for cluttered desks and printers. The once barren walls now wear the proud artwork of female artists, including a cycling display of canvas paintings.
“We envision that the Women's Center might come to be known among students as a kind of oasis where they can stop by to browse and stay to study regardless of their majors, in a safe, rigorous, and supportive environment,” said Darcy Brandel, assistant professor of English.
The Center is open to men and women from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Work-study students, like Veronica Johnson will greet you with a big, warm smile, offering aid and resources. Johnson, a social work major, has a drive to help those who need it most.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tim Johnston, Sports Information Director
Marygrove College Joins Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
DETROIT, Oct. 18, 2011— Marygrove College, a fourth year National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) institution, was recently named an official member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). The conference welcomes Marygrove as the 11th member and only school in the City of Detroit to be part of one of the NAIA’s most prominent conferences.
The announcement was made official after a unanimous vote by the WHAC’s Council of Presidents. With the announcement, Marygrove will join the conference beginning Fall 2012 and will compete in 13 conference-sponsored sports.
BME Challenge Celebration - A project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement. It's time to recognize our network of Detroit black male leaders, partners and friends!
BME guests are asked to enter at Gate G off of St. Antoine Street). The celebration is free for the BME network and friends!
With special guests including Jalen Rose: Native Detroiter, Former NBA Star, and Founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Charter School. And a BME story and performance from artist K'Jon.
5:30 p.m. : Mix & Mingle with the BME Network and Special Guests - 6:15 p.m. : Reception with Dining & Call to Action. It's time to recognize our network of Detroit black male leaders, partners and friends!
Marygrove's Office of Career Services is hosting a career fair next Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 2 - 6 p.m. on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.
The career fair, entitled Recruiting in the D: McNichols Talent Career Services Collaboration, was organized by Marygrove and UDM as a way of working together to retain talent in Michigan by encouraging employers to recruit students and alumni from our neighboring institutions.
Interested students are encouraged to attend to learn more about available graduate programs, internships/co-ops, and full/part-time seasonal employment. Career fairs offer students an opportunity to practice professionalism in the business environment as well as opportunities for career development. Students should plan to attend in professional attire, with a resume in hand, if they are seeking employment opportunities.*
Please visit the link below for registration information.
*Shuttle transportation from the Marygrove campus to and from the Career Fair at UDM is available beginning at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Madame Cadillac Building.
David M.P. Freund to discuss public policy and racial segregation in Metropolitan Detroit
DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2011 — Marygrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies invites journalists, community organizations, government, business, academics and others to a lecture, discussion and book-signing by University of Maryland Professor David M.P. Freund, Ph.D., who will present “Marketing the ‘Free Market’: Public Policy and Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Detroit.”
The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Madame Cadillac Building on the Marygrove College campus.* This event is free and open to the public.
U.S. State Department, community, to discuss implementation of U.N. Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Dewey, WILPF coordinator
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, U.S. Section to Host a Consultation with the U.S. State Department on the U.S. Implementation of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
DETROIT, Sept. 19, 2011-- On September 24, the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom-Detroit Branch (WILPF), in partnership with Marygrove College Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement and Wayne State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, will be joined by a representative of the U.S. State Department and members of the community to discuss the implementation of U.N. Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security at Marygrove College, Alumnae Hall.
Marygrove’s newly-elected student government cabinet attended the American Student Government Association (ASGA) training conference in Orlando this summer to prepare for the coming school year. The cabinet is the first elected student body government at Marygrove College in two years—an enormous source of pride for the college—and especially for Garth E. Howard, Director of Student Life. “The number of undergraduate students who voted in this election exceeded our expectations…that’s outstanding!” he said. “The students have been heard—they wanted representation, and they worked hard to achieve it.”
When the framers of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights penned the first draft directly after World War II, the definition of peace took on new meaning. Global peace was defined in the most basic and general of ways—a way that allowed the western world to breathe collective sighs of relief from totalitarian barbarism and expansionism.
It’s safe to say that the authors, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, could not have envisioned how the meaning of peace would evolve—or how oppressive forces would find other, more insidious ways to seep into our world in the form of civil rights abuses, the privatization of war, or Internet security breaches. Sixty-three years later, there is a new peace declaration germinating at the United Nations (UN)—and Marygrove is taking an active part in its birth.
MONROE, Mich. – You enter the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse – a convent, retirement home, administrative headquarters, health care center, and national model of sustainable renovation.
How do all those pieces fit together? How did the IHM Sisters’ 166-year story unfold? Take a step around the corner of the lobby and you’ll find out. A tour through the new, state-of-the-art exhibit in the sisters’ Green Room explains it all concisely, creatively, and with electronic pizzazz.
Two years ago, the thick border of trees surrounding Marygrove College was thinned out. By virtue of disease or age, many trees came down, revealing the stately campus for all to see, for the first time in years. The metaphor for change and revelation is undeniable for Kalimah Johnson, LMSW, ACSW, who grew up in Detroit but had never seen beyond the trees: “I remember driving by and thinking, oh, what a gorgeous campus! I’d like to learn more about Marygrove.” Soon after, Johnson was recruited as Assistant Professor of Social Work, and began to break down some barriers of her own.
A former community organizer, Johnson brings with her a host of contacts who love to help people, especially women. In the spirit of our founder and sponsor, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary—she is a fierce advocate, shedding light on important women’s issues, like sexual assault and abuse. Johnson joined forces with another Marygrove champion of women’s rights, Darcy L. Brandel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, to co-sponsor the third and most successful Take Back the Night–Detroit (TBTN-D) event, an evening dedicated to sexual assault awareness.
Recovery is a journey. “It takes courage and resolve to face the challenge of re-focusing your life,” says Diane McMillan, LMSW, Associate Professor of Social Work at Marygrove College. “People in recovery are often compelled to help others who struggle, which makes them excellent candidates for the Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) program here at Marygrove.” McMillan has helped lead a successful collaboration between Marygrove’s Division of Continuing Education and Career Enhancement, Department of Social Work and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) since September, 2009.