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S paerayk gi nrgo voef M With the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference coming to Marygrove on October 19-21 and our own Garden Against Hunger again yielding vegetables to feed our hungry neighbors in Detroit, I thought about our efforts – individually and collectively – to make the campus a more environmentally friendly place. Great Lakes Bioneers is the Detroitbased chapter of the nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities. Two of their goals directly relate to our own vision of Urban Leadership: to tap into Metro Detroit’s diversity to come together to commit to new ways of living, acting and thinking that build sustainable community and to ensure that the conference is relevant for urban residents and enables the participation of persons with low income. We’re glad they’ve chosen Marygrove as their venue this year.

Our Eco-Justice Task Force has been functioning for several years now with the goal of reducing waste, the use of throwaway plastics and foam containers and recycling paper and cardboard. They plan various Earth Day activities that raise our consciousness about what we can do to reduce our carbon imprint. We have the model for our environmentally conscious activities in our sponsors, the IHM Sisters. Indeed, in their belief statement, they declare, “We believe in an ecological consciousness that fosters an interdependence of all nature, nurturing relationships that will enhance the well being of the earth and all persons.”

Renée Ahee, Editor Tresa Meyer, Graphic Designer Lasbrey Nwachukwu, Coordinator Marygrove Matters, the College’s bi-monthly newsletter, is published by the Communications and Marketing Department and reports on campus news and other information regarding students, faculty and staff. The next issue is scheduled for October 16. Please e-mail your information by October 10 to Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221


REMINDER: The John Novak Digital Interview Collection Reception

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A noted speaker throughout the country on the CPA profession, corporate governance and regulatory issues, as well as culture and work/life initiatives in CPA firms and corporate America, Ms. Murphy will share her “Views from the Tightrope.” She co-founded the firm’s Personal Tightrope Action Committee, whose groundbreaking policy recommendations helped to gain Plante & Moran a place on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the past nine years. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.marygrove. edu/news or contact Professor Jane HammangBuhl, or 313927-1465.

Learning to Change the World

The reception on the first floor of the Library will precede the demonstration on the lower level. Both are free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend.

October 19-21

October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, Marygrove Theatre Contact: UDM Theatre Box Office, 313993-3270 or

Wednesday, October 3

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference Friday, 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. Contact: Gloria Rivera, 313-843-0802 or

Friday, October 19

Modern Dance Master Class With Kevin Lega Jeff

9:30-11 a.m. Liberal Arts Building, Room 211 Contact: Judith Molina, 313-927-1306 or

October 19-November 21

Annual Business Lecture ”Views from the Tightrope” by Leslie Murphy

Retool, Rehandle, Rethink, Reclaim

Reception: Thursday, October 25 4:30-7 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, The Gallery Contact: Jim Lutomski, 313-927-1337 or

7-9:30 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall Contact: Jane Hammang-Buhl, 313-927-1465 or jhammangbuhl@

November 5-9

Founders’/Spirit Week

Saturday, October 6

Students, Faculty & Staff Cedar Point Hallo-Weekend

9 a.m. Contact: Ashley Bailey, 313-927-1650, or Leslie Love, 313-927-1522

Tuesday, October 9

John Novak Digital Interview Collection Reception and Demonstration 5:30 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, Library Contact: Dena Scher, 313-927-1303 or

Cedar Point Hallo-Weekend for Family, Students, Faculty and Staff Cost: $35.00 per person Departure from Marygrove College 9 a.m.

The life stories of these African Americans are lessons in perseverance, determination and hope. All the stories can be downloaded, listened to and read simultaneously. The link is

to clip this Looking Ahead column so you won’t miss a single thing! Or check out the “Happenings” section at

Liberal Arts Building, The Gallery Contact: Jim Lutomski, 313-927-1337 or

It’s a “Hallowing” Fun Time!

Saturday, October 6


There’s a lot happening at Marygrove! Marygrove Matters invites you

Till October 16

Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Plante & Moran’s Group Managing Partner Leslie Murphy is the featured speaker at the Annual Business Lecture on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, in Denk Chapman Hall, Madame Cadillac Building, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

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Marygrove will officially unveil the John Novak Digital Interview Collection of African-American migration stories on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Marygrove Library. This totally Internet-based collection tells the stories of African Americans who moved north after experiencing discrimination

David J. Fike, PhD

She’ll Be Here Tomorrow Night! Don’t Miss Leslie Murphy’s “Views from the Tightrope”

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I invite you to participate in all these activities as you can but, more importantly, I encourage all of us to “love our mother” – Earth, that is-- and treat her gently.


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The Marygrove College Newsletter



Urban Leadership and the Environment

Marygrove has been growing our Garden Against Hunger in partnership with the nonprofit organization Urban Farming. Our garden was harvested for the third consecutive year. We plant vegetables and herbs to donate to Forgotten Harvest, which, in turn, delivers them to food banks and soup kitchens and feeds our Detroit neighbors. Under the direction of Jesse Cox, Campus Minister, we’re putting to valuable use the land behind Madame Cadillac in a small but significant way.


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Contact: Kim Sanders, 313-9271259 or, or Janet Hunt, 313-927-1220 or jhunt@

Thursday, November 8

Have a Seat…and more! Chair Auction and Strolling Dinner

6:30-9 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Alumnae Hall Contact: Maureen Leonard, 313-9271308 or

Limited space available, so pay by Thursday, October 4, because only those who’ve paid will get a seat! Payment will be accepted in Florent Gillet Residence Hall Rm. 101. For more information, contact Ashley Bailey, 313-927-1650, or Leslie Love, 313-927-1522.

For more information about Founders’ Day/Spirit Week activities, contact Kim Sanders, 313-927-1259 or ksanders@, or Janet Hunt, 313927-1220 or If you are interested in Have a Seat, contact Maureen Leonard, mleonard@ or 313-927-1308.

An entire week of activities is on the docket. One of the College’s signature events, “Have a Seat…and more!” Chair Auction and Strolling Dinner, will take


“Committed to the strategic vision of fostering “Urban Leadership”

This year, Marygrove celebrates 80 years in the city of Detroit. It has a legacy of leadership rooted in the values of competence, compassion and commitment. Each year, the College recognizes the accomplishments of its graduates through the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Marygrove Matters hopes you’ll be inspired by reading the stories of the 2007 Distinguished Alums. Periodically throughout the year, you’ll meet others. But today, meet Suzanne Fleming, IHM, Ph.D.

Introduction to Windows October 8 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 9 6-8 p.m.

She was then named assistant vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Michigan University. In 1983, she was appointed provost and academic vice president at Western Illinois University. Dr. Fleming was vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1986 until retirement in1989. She then did research for and served as volume editor and an author for Building Sisterhood: A Feminist History of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, published in 1997 by Syracuse University Press.

In 1957, Sr. Sue Fleming received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry as Sister Mary Albert. By 1963, Dr. Fleming had earned both master and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Michigan. From 1962 until 1980, Dr. Fleming held positions of increasing responsibility and challenge at Marygrove, first as a faculty member in the chemistry department through the ranks to professor. She initiated the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics and became its chairperson. In 1975, Dr. Fleming became academic vice president and dean of Marygrove. She coordinated the North Central Accreditation, the report for the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education and the report for the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Fleming established a grants

Basic Excel 2007 October 29 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Basic Excel 2003 October 30 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 31 6-8 p.m. What’s new in 2007 October 18 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Athletics NEWS Catch the Mustang Fever! The Mustang men’s and women’s basketball teams have started preparations for their upcoming seasons. Both teams are hitting the weights hard and conditioning before they begin official practices in October. The teams open their respective 200708 seasons in November. On November 2, the women’s team opens at the Cornerstone University Tournament. The ladies’ home schedule begins Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. against St. Clair College of Windsor.

The Mustang men’s home opener is the same day at noon against Great Lakes Christian College. Mustang home games are played at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, 8400 S. Cambridge Ave., Detroit, MI 48221. Plan now to come out to cheer on the Mustangs men’s and women’s teams. Green and gold pride and green and gold spirit are contagious! For more information on Mustang athletics and the new cross country program, contact Dave Sichterman, director of Athletics, Wellness & Recreation, at 313-9271391 or dsichterman@

Thanksgiving break Nov. 22–24 Final exams Dec. 10–15 Official end of semester Dec. 15

WINTER. Registration Nov. 1-Dec. 15, Jan. 2–5 Classes begin Jan. 7

Spring break March 3–8

Official end of semester April 26

Intramural Sports Got Game? Numerous recreational sports are offered through the intramural collaboration between Marygrove College and the University of Detroit Mercy. 5-on-5 basketball gets started in October. Students, staff, faculty and alumni from both institutions can participate in any of the programs. Other recreational sports include flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball and others. To get a schedule of intramural activities, go athletics/intramurals.

Last day to withdraw from a 15- Commencement May 10 week class April 5 Registration March 17-May 10 Easter break April 21–23

Martin Luther King, Final exams Jr. holiday April 21–26 Jan. 21


Official start of summer semester April 28

dean of Students to oversee Student Affairs, which includes Undergraduate Admissions, Student Life, Residence Life, Academic Advising/Career Services, Campus Ministry, Athletics/ Wellness/Recreation, Counseling and Student Development, Children Center, Service Learning and Student Support.




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Workshops are held in the Student Technology Instruction Center (STIC), room L011, in the lower level of the library. To reserve your seat, please call Gwen at 313-927-1285 or 313-927-1582.

Academic Calendar Last day to withdraw from a 15week class Nov. 26

For more information, contact Dave Sichterman, director of Athletics, Wellness & Recreation, at 313-927-1391 or

Basic Word 2007 October 15 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 22 6-8 p.m.

Intermediate Word 2003 October 23 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 24 6-8 p.m. office and wrote the first Title III grant application that resulted in a $1,000,000 award over three years.

Are you in need of health insurance? Undergraduate and graduate students can purchase a plan developed specially for Marygrove students by Specialty Risk Group International. The plan offers basic yet comprehensive coverage as well as a preferred provider network of physicians. Students have the option of purchasing the plan directly from SRG International or by having the charges applied to your student account. To review the plan, go to www.specrisk. com/marygrove or the Enrollment Center, Athletics & Wellness Office and the Student Center.

Computer Ethics October 2 6-7 p.m.

Basic Word 2003 October 16 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 17 6-8 p.m.

Student Health Insurance


Marygrove will celebrate Founders’ Day 2007 with several don’t-miss events. Founders’ Day commemorates the founding of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1845, as well as the founding of Marygrove in 1927, which they continue to sponsor.

October 2007

Carl Badynee has been pro-

moted to associate director of undergraduate admission; Carl will oversee the daily operations and continue recruiting for the college.

Tiffany Cherry has been pro-

moted to Assistant Director and will continue recruiting in the Transfer Market.

Shamra Clark is being pro-

moted to Assistant Director and will continue recruiting in the Freshman Market.

Ron English, IMD jazz guitar,

Jazz Theory and ensemble teacher, has released a new CD recording “Devotions” on the Detroit Radio Company label. Ron leads the Psalm 150 Ensemble that frequently plays in morning worship services at Rosedale Park Baptist Church and Fort Street Presbyterian Church, both in Detroit.

Andrew Koper, Marygrove

webmaster, was the winner of an iPod from the Michigan Credit Union raffle in connection with the installation of the new ATM in the lobby of the Madame Cadillac Building.

Tresa Meyer, Marygrove graphic designer, will have her artwork displayed in the Livonia 10th Annual Exhibition of the Fine Arts in a month-long juried exhibit of local artists’ works beginning October 5.

Edwinia Tansil has been

promoted to Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and will continue working in the Transfer Market.

Michele Williams joined

Marygrove as the degree audit coordinator, having come from Schoolcraft Community College as transcript coordinator.  Prior to Schoolcraft, she was an Accounting Technician with Henry Ford Community College.


Founders’ Day/Spirit Week Celebrations: November 5-12

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place Thursday, November 8, 2007, in Alumnae Hall. Have a Seat is an exciting fundraiser that features the work of local and national artists who have transformed vintage Marygrove chairs and other items into collectible works of art. Artists include Dominic Pangborn, Charles McGee, Gilda Snowden, Nora Chapa Mendoza, Shirley Woodson, and many more. Auction items will include such non-chair items as paintings, sculptures, gift certificates and other non-art related items.

Session II Classes June 23-Aug. 2

Independence Session I Day holiday Classes July 4 May 12- June 21 Memorial Day End of summer Aug. 9 holiday May 26

Tasaun Ziegler, Janice Hartsfield and Rodney Leslie won first, second and

third prizes, respectively, at Dr. Scher’s “Absolutely Marvelous Film Fest.”