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MATTERS Volume 66 ❚ number 70 ❚ may 2, 2006

The Marygrove College Newsletter

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Looking Ahead Monday, April 10Friday, May 12


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“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 1998 was the time for me to plant myself in Detroit to begin a new phase of my career and professional life. Now the time has come for me to leave the Marygrove College stage and begin service to the community in a different way. I came to the College full of anticipation, energy, and ideas. I met wonderful colleagues and engaged in rewarding work. I believe that the values of the College, as shaped by the IHM Sisters, have been responsible for creating an environment of hope and faith. Marygrove is a place where opportunity is more than a word; it is the reality of everyday life for so many members of the community. I leave knowing that my debt is great. I am indebted to so many who have provided numerous opportunities for me. Opportunities to learn and grow in ways that I could not have imagined in 1998: to make friends, to travel the globe, to know more about myself, to impact the lives of other members of the community. I am indebted to those students who have been grateful for their education and thanked me for their success. I am indebted to the staff who have worked each day to make our mission of service come alive. I am indebted to the faculty who strive each day to bring knowledge and understanding to everyone that they encounter. I leave Marygrove College with a strong belief that it will thrive and become even more significant in the metropolitan Detroit region than ever before. I leave thanking you for all that you have done and will do to ensure that a Marygrove College education is a liberating experience for the students and a process for fostering justice in the community.

Glenda D. Price


Faculty, staff, students, alumni and our IHM sponsors are all invited to celebrate Dr. Glenda Price’s impending retirement at a Garden Party on Tuesday, May 9, from 3 till 6 p.m. in front of the Madame Cadillac Building. Light refreshments will be served. As she bids us all farewell, Dr. Price leaves a beautiful remembrance of her eight years at Marygrove with the Dr. Glenda D. Price Garden between the Liberal Arts and Madame Cadillac Buildings. This gorgeous addition to the landscape of Marygrove will be an

ever-present salute to the faculty, staff, students, alums and IHMs whom Dr. Price has encountered during her presidency. Please come as we dedicate the new garden and wish her a long, healthy and happy retirement. For more information, contact Maureen Leonard, 313-927-1308 or A public retirement celebration will take place on Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. If you’d like more information, please contact Janet Kuras, 313-9271436 or

Then you need to check out the new web site for the Marygrove College Accreditation Project, now online at and accessible from the Quick Links box on the College home page. The web site will be your main source for information as the accreditation project moves toward our site visit scheduled for March 25-28, 2007. This web site has continually updated pages on the entire self-study process, the different criteria we’re using, the project’s steering committee and members of the self-study teams, and, when it’s ready, the actual self-study report that the school will produce. Check it often, and all your accreditation questions will be answered!

Liberal Arts Building, Beyond Words Gallery

Wednesday, May 3 Employee Recognition Day 3:30 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Alumni Hall Contact Anne Johnson, or 313-927-1209

Saturday, May 6 Marygrove Clean-Up 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Campus Contact Elishama Ross, 313-927-1572 or

Saturday, May 6

New Accreditation Web Page Now Up and Running Wondering what is this thing called accreditation? Questions about criteria? Desperately seeking the Steering Committee?

The Paintings of Stephanie Saris

Planting Marygrove’s Garden Against Hunger 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet in front of Madame Cadillac Building Contact Jesse Cox, 313-927-1404 or

Accreditation Team in the Windy City . . . A contingent from the Marygrove College Accreditation Steering Committee visited Chicago in early April to attend a conference on accreditation as part of the college’s on-going self-study. Pictured from the left are Dr. Donald Levin, associate professor of English and project co-chair; Dr. Donald Rizzo, professor of biology and chair of the science and mathematics department; Dr. David Fike, provost and president-elect of Marygrove; Johnesa Dimicks, director of institutional research and assessment and project co-chair; Dr. Steven Scribner, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Honors Program; and Dr. Allan Cook, assistant professor of English. Not pictured is the photographer, Dr. Thomas Klug, assistant provost, associate professor of history, and director of the Institute for Detroit Studies. Dean of Enrollment Services Sally Janecek, who leads another criteria team, attended last year’s conference.

Tuesday, May 9 Marygrove Community’s Farewell to Dr. Glenda Price 3-5 p.m. Outside Madame Cadillac Contact Maureen Leonard, 313-9271308 or

Thursday, May 11 BACCALAUREATE MASS 7 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, Sacred Heart Chapel Contact Jesse Cox, 313-927-1404 or

Saturday, May 13 COMMENCEMENT

1 p.m. Greater Grace Temple, Detroit

Thursday, June 8 Public Retirement Party for Dr. Glenda Price 6-9 p.m. Outside Madame Cadillac Contact Jo Ann Cusmano, 313-9271434 or

Marygrove is Busy This Saturday! Help Beautify Marygrove’s Campus Beginning on at 9 a.m. May 6, Marygrove alumni, faculty, staff and students will spruce up the campus for a couple major campus events: Dr. Glenda Price’s retirement party on May 9 and graduation on May 13. We will clean out flowerbeds, plant LOTS of flowers, rake leaves and grass, pick up trash and prepare the urban garden for planting. The schedule includes clean-up and planting from 9 a.m. until noon followed by an hour to admire our work and have lunch. For more information or to volunteer, contact Elishama Ross at 313-927-1572 or by the close of business today, May 2. Continues on back

Editorial Staff Renée Ahee, Editor Tresa Meyer, Graphic Designer

Marygrove Matters, the College’s bi-monthly newsletter, is published by the Communications and Marketing Department and reports events on campus, news and other information regarding students, faculty and staff. The next issue is scheduled for September 5. Copy is due by August 30. Please e-mail your information to • Marygrove College • 8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221

May 15 - 22 Add/Drop Period

June 24 Graduation Application Due


June 24 Session I Ends

Dr. Loretta G. Woodard,

July 4 Holiday

associate professor of English, has been included in the Montclair 2006-2007 registry of Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty for her commitment to and influence on teaching. She has also been invited to serve on the Board of Directors of Little Scholars of Detroit, a nonprofit organization committed to the individual needs of young people.


June 26 Session II Begins

August 5 Official End of Semester

*Tuition due in full by the end of the first week of the course session.


September 5 Start of Fall Semester


Faculty Awards ‘06-‘07


Date Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24, or Wednesday and Thursday, August 23 and 24


Hurray! Hurray!

Dr. Catherine Orban

28 Graduate with Honors Jeanette Agnello Sheilah Alinga

3-credit course load reduction to study feminist ethics in correctional organizations

CIP: Drs. Jeanne Andreoli and Don Rizzo Summer stipend to develop a two-semester biology sequence for the Integrated Science program and for biology majors

Drs. Jana Abolins, Ken Williams and Sr. Marylyn Russ

Ester Harrell

Summer stipend to develop a course to address the needs of students taking the MTTC Basic Math Skill test

Mariama Jenkins-Spann

Dr. Karen Davis

Tsvetomila Kachovska

Summer stipend for materials to create lesson plans that adapt Humanities for elementary and secondary pupils

Jeffery Ashmore Bernadette Bastien

Women’s Basketball Tiffany Burt, SR (2) Shanaye Davis, FR (1) Amanda DeGain, JR (3) Brianna Glasscox, SR (1) Brittany Smith, JR (3) Jessica Taeckens, SO (2) Men’s Basketball Anthony Acho, FR (1) Marques Barton, JR (3) Emuel Billings, JR (3) LaGary Brundidge, SO (2) James Carelock, JR (1) Bassey Ekanem, FR (1) Darryl Gay, JR (3) Michael Hawkes, SO (2) Donne Jones, JR (3) Stefan Kalabat, FR (1) David Lewandowski, FR (1) David Stephens, SR (2)

Fall ‘06, to publish results of research on the impact on students of involvement in HIV/AIDS outreach service learning experiences

Junior Faculty:

Linda Arnold

The Mustang Athletic Department awarded varsity letters to 18 studentathletes for their participation in men’s and women’s basketball during the 200506 season. The Mustangs had seven firsttime letter winners. To earn a varsity letter, a student-athlete must play in 50 percent of the team’s scheduled games during the season. Below is a list of the 2005-06 Mustang letter winners (career letters earned).

Winter ‘07, to continue development of innovative approaches to teaching science and prepare practices/research for publication

James Karagon

Times 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (both days)

StudentAthletes Earn Varsity Letters

Sabbaticals: Dr. Jeanne Andreoli


Contact Jennifer Meacham, 313-927-1554 or or Linda Brawner, 313-927-1846 or, to reserve your space.


May 15 - 22 Late Registration ($100 fee)

This two-day intensive program will give you the skills and confidence you need to develop interactive courses in Blackboard in time for the next academic year.

Location STIC Rm. L012


May 15 Summer Classes Begin*


Do you wish that you had a block of time to work on converting your present courses to an online format? Would you like to work alongside people who can help you every step of the way? Would you like to discuss issues related to online pedagogy with faculty facing similar situations?

May 13 Commencement


We also need help watering and weeding throughout the summer. Just as last year, the proceeds of the garden will be donated to Forgotten Harvest who, in turn, will donate the food to the poor and hungry. If you are interested in helping in anyway, contact Jesse Cox, Campus Ministry, at 313-927-1404 or Please come out and help us cultivate an organic garden and feed the hungry. Green thumbs not a requirement!

Blackboard Summer Institute 2006

May 11 Baccalaureate and Gala


On Saturday, May 6, Marygrove will be planting our second annual Garden Against Hunger. Last year, we raised tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, watermelons, hot peppers, cucumbers, beans and carrots. This year, we’d like to get an earlier start so we are asking everyone interested to help with the planting from 9 a.m. to noon. Please meet at 9 a.m. in front of the Madame Cadillac Building. If you’d like to donate seedlings to be planted in the garden, please bring your donations the first week of May to Campus Ministry, Student Center Room 229. We especially need seedlings for tomatoes, bell peppers and hot peppers, carrots and broccoli. We’ll grow everything else from seeds.


Dr. Vivian Johnson, associate professor of Education, made a presentation at the American Educational Research Association Conference held in San Francisco, April 9-12. Dr. Johnson’s research, “Urban Adolescents & PreService/In-Service Teachers Literature Choices,” examined the disparity between what adolescents and teachers consider engaging literature, and the implications for classroom teachers.


Marygrove to Grow Food for Needy Neighbors

Summer 2006 Important Dates


Marygrove is Busy This Saturday!


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Twyla Branch Adam Byrd Meridith Cervenak Jennifer Cooper Valorie Evans

Jody Kelley Zakiya Knighten Dorothy Luxton-Stewart Anthony Madison Robin Mathiea VieAnna Mattox Mary McCullough Diane Newman Angela Pope Sylvie Ramde Qiana Rivers Caroline Spencer Priscilla Wallace Eileen Wiggins

Distinguished Student Jeffery Ashmore

Honors Program Graduates LaToya Jackson VieAnna Mattox

Happy Summer! As we come to the end of the academic year, the staff of Marygrove Matters wishes to thank you for sending us your news and feature items to make it the popular campus-wide publication that it is. Each edition of Marygrove Matters is grabbed up the moment it’s published. Please look for the next Marygrove Matters on Tuesday, September 5. In the meantime, we invite your input to make it an even better publication. What types of stories would you like to read? How can Marygrove Matters better meet your need to know what’s going on? Would you read Marygrove Matters in electronic format? Send your suggestions to Renée Ahee, 313-927-1446 or Have a safe and wonderful summer!

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