Teaching art across the K-12 curriculum

July 8, 2011

Institute for Arts Infused Education

Marygrove College’s Institute for Arts Infused Education provides professional training for artists, principals, in-service and pre-service teachers. The Institute has designed two training sessions, held Aug. 16 & 17, 2011, to focus on methodology and pedagogy of integrating arts across the K-12 curriculum and to provide professional development for those interested in and/or working in the field. Participants are eligible to earn .6 SBCEU’s per day. To register, please telephone (866) 903-3033. Registration ends July 20.
 -From the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan July 2011 Newsletter


Marygrove to host Detroit fiction evening

January 26, 2010

The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies and English and Modern Languages Department present a Defining Detroit event:

An Evening of Recent Detroit Fiction
a reading and book signing,
featuring Peter Markus, Susan Messer, and Michael Zadoorian 

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Marygrove College
8425 West McNichols, Detroit
Alumnae Hall, Madame Cadillac Building

Free and open to the public

Peter Markus has written two books of short stories,
Good, Brother (2005) and The Singing Fish (2006)
and a novel, Bob, or Man on Boat (2008).
“Peter Markus’ gorgeously spare, riverine fables of brotherly sweetness and violence are hypnotic, haunting, and sublime.”—Gary Lutz

Novelist and short-story writer Susan Messer is
the author of Grand River and Joy (2009)
“With unsparing candor, Susan Messer thrusts us into a time when racial tensions sundered friends and neighbors and turned families upside down. The confrontations in Grand River and Joy are complex, challenging, and . . . spot-on accurate.” —Rosellen Brown

Michael Zadoorian is the author of two novels, Second Hand (2000)
and The Leisure Seeker (2009) and one book of short stories,
The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit (2009).
“Zadoorian’s pace [in The Leisure Seeker] is deceptive, it’s restful. But unexpected scenes jump out at you. Come to the end and you’ll say, ‘Oh my God!’” —Elmore Leonard

BCTV Library Highlights features DALNET Libraries

November 18, 2009

Rita Sol, a recent graduate of the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is concerned about the plight of Michigan libraries in these difficult economic times and she is doing something about it.  Rita is the volunteer host of Library Highlights, a weekly 30-minute television program that airs on the Bloomfield Township community cable BCTV network.  As a forum for community dialogue, BCTV provides the perfect venue to inform the metro area public about the great libraries in the area and what they do for their communities.

As Rita notes, “Michigan needs its libraries. The good our librarians do to support the needs of the public during these financially hard times is essential to our economic recovery.”

Each week, Library Highlights features librarians from metro area libraries. Rita begins the interviews by asking her guests what motivated them to enter the library profession and what brought them to the library where they work.  The second part of the interview focuses on the services and resources offered to the community.  At the conclusion of the show, guests are given an opportunity to talk about future directions for their libraries.

To date, three DALNET libraries have been featured on Library Highlights:  Oakland County Libraries, Oakland Community College Libraries, and the Walsh College Vollbrecht Library.  As noted by Jon Campbell, Director of Vollbrecht Library and Chair, DALNET Board of Directors:

Walsh College very much appreciated the opportunity provided by BCTV to “tell our story” to the Oakland County community. The one-on-one interview format provided ample space to both describe the evolution of the library as well as remind the audience of the specialized accounting, taxation, and financial collections available to them. The occasion to highlight the Walsh College Library along with the other libraries of Oakland County was most welcome.

You can catch Library Highlights at 9:00am on Tuesdays and 4:30pm on Thursdays.  Be certain to watch for future guests from DALNET Libraries: Caryn Noel, Director of the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library, Alison Keller, Director of the Rochester College Ham Library, and Linea Dudley from Marygrove College.

If you would like to know more about Library Highlights or are interested in having your library featured on the program, contact Rita at ritasol7792@aol.com.

Mary Ann Sheble´, Oakland Community College Libraries

Health library calculator and Marygrove literary map

July 1, 2009
  • The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has created a calculator (found here: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/calculator.html) to measure how much your library is worth to your institution.  From the website: “How much would it cost to replace your library services on the retail market? Calculate what it would cost to buy library services – at a book store, through pay per view for articles, from an information broker – if you and your library weren’t there.”
  • Marygrove College – Follow this link (http://www.marygrove.edu/ids/detroit_literary_map.asp) to a literary map which shows locations with literary significance around Detroit. You can click on a number on the map or a hyperlink in the list below to read more about that location.  Also on the page are links to bibiliographies of books about or that take place in Detroit and its surroundings.

Black History Month Events of DALNET Institutions

February 6, 2008

Minds on Freedom: Interactive musical and dramatic performance at The Henry Ford (20900 Oakwood, Dearborn), various times, Now through February 29 

Rosa Parks Exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University (5401 Cass, Detroit), 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday, Now through May 30

Shaping Identity: Workshop for educators at the Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward, Detroit), 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Friday, February 8.  Registration required ($10 preservice teachers, $15 members, $20 nonmembers)

“Honeydripper” directed by John Sayles at the Detroit Film Theatre (5200 Woodward, Detroit), 7 PM on February 8-9, 4 and 7 PM on February 10 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)

Tour of African American Art Galleries at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 PM on February 9

Tanya (Touchdown) Dallas: Storytelling at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 PM on February 10

“The Tuskegee Airmen – They Fought Two Wars” at the Macomb Community College South Campus (14500 E. Twelve Mile, Warren), continuous screening of the documentary from 11 AM to 7 PM on February 11 (Free)

The Spirit of African-American Artists presented by Jane Strand of the DIA at the Macomb Community College South Campus, 12:30 to 1:30 PM on February 12

Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert at the Detroit Main Public Library (5201 Woodward, Detroit), 7 PM on February 12 ($30 reserved seats)

Randy Weston: Musical Performance at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 7 and 8:30 PM on February 15

LaKela Brown: Artist Demonstration at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1 to 5 PM on February 16

African Dance-Marygrove College Dance Company at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Noon to 1 PM on February 20

“Retrospective: Masterworks of Ousmane Sembene”: Screening of “Xala” at the Detroit Film Theatre, 7:30 PM on February 21 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)

An Evening with Aku Kadogc and Jessica Care Moore at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 6:30 and 8 PM on February 22 (Free with admission)

“Retrospective: Masterworks of Ousmane Sembene”: Screening of “Black Girl & Borom Sarret” at the Detroit Film Theatre, 7 PM on February 22 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)

Pyeng Threadgill: Musical Performances at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 7 and 8:30 PM on February 22

“Retrospective: Masterworks of Ousmane Sembene”: Screening of “Ceddo” at the Detroit Film Theatre, 7 PM on February 23 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)

Brunch with Bach: Harlem Quartet at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 11:30 AM on February 24 ($30 includes brunch, $10 concert only)

Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad at Marygrove College, 7:30 PM on February 29 and 2 PM on March 1 (General Admission $25)

For a full list of events, also go to freep.com/blackhistoryevents.