Wednesday, September 21, 2011

To all University of Michigan - Dearborn Students who are interested...

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is offering a new all season pass this year, called the All-Access Soundcard.

It's available only to students, and you must have a valid Student ID to go; the cost for the Soundcard is 25 dollars, BUT it gives you access to any Classical, Jazz, or Pops concerts they have all season long!

So basically you could, in theory, go to every concert they have all year round.

For more information:


Friday, June 3, 2011

Lyceum Goes Digital!

Our first-ever digital edition of Lyceum is out and available for download on our website!Fall 2009 and Winter 2010, individually, would have been our largest issues to date. Together, they make up a 240+ page journal stuffed with artwork and writing.

We are working to get this journal physically printed, as well. Check our Facebook (Lyceum at the University of Michigan-Dearborn), Twitter (@LyceumUMD), and website ( for updates.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lyceum Journals

Some of you may have seen these candy-colored Lyceum journals popping up around campus - our diligent Lyceum members have been stocking their racks with the Fall 2010 issue and we encourage you, as always, to "pick us up!"

Winter 2011 is finished on our end and will be going to the printer very shortly. Soon our racks will have two journals vying for your attention.

We're currently working on getting our 2009-2010 Double Issue made into a downloadable PDF, which will be available for download on our website.

Speaking of...
Our 2010-2011 Editor-in-Chief, Paige, revamped our website recently! Check it out and feel free to send us feedback - anything we missed? Anything you'd like to see? Questions? Drop us a line at!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Lyceum -- Up-cycled!

Emma here!
Feeling the urge to recycle (and agonizing over my friend's impending birthday), I decided to up-cycle some old Lyceum issues to make her a gift rather than let them get recycled.
Up-cycling is essentially taking old materials and making them into new, higher-quality, more valuable products. Think: earth-friendly arts & crafts.

So I turned a cardboard box, a handful of old Lyceum journals, and a pile of newspaper into a paper mache "Day of the Dead" sugar skull, or "calavera."

These colorful skulls - sometimes edible, sometimes purely for decoration - are used in Mexico to adorn traditional altars celebrating the dead on All Souls' Day, or the Day of the Dead. The deceased's favorite foods, drinks, and symbols of favorite past times also adorn the altar, to celebrate their life rather than to mourn.

My friend ended up loving her "calavera." It took about two weeks to complete, start to finish, and consisted of three major steps: sculpting a cardboard base, paper mache-ing, and painting. One very messy desk later, this is what emerged:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Looking For Something To Do Over Winter Break?

If you answered "yes" to the question above, you are in for a real treat. If you haven't heard of Museum Adventure Pass, let me introduce you to the program.

First of all, it's absolutely free. I know for college students, that alone is a reason to get excited. Secondly, it gives you passes for all sorts of cool places: Arts and Scraps, the Automotive Hall of Fame, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit Children's Museum, Holocaust Memorial Center, MOCAD, and many more. Thirdly, when you pick up your free Museum Adventure Pass (either for 2 or 4 guests) at any participating location (many local libraries offer the passes), you are able to attend any of the cool locations mentioned (and even some I didn't mention) free of charge. That means all you have to do is visit this website, pick a place you want to visit, find a participating library with a pass, go to the library, pick up your pass, and visit the museum of your choice for free. Awesome!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Getting my Culture on

Hello Lyceum friends! Happy fall season to everyone! I’m new to the blogging world so for those of you who don’t know me I’m Brandon DePetro, this semester’s Publishing Editor and I’ve been getting geared up for the end of the semester. First time with five classes this semester and I’m ready for a vacation. But it hasn’t been all work and no play.

For my Art History Urban Design class we went to visit Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project in Detroit. I went once in 2004 and the difference in six years is incredible! We even got the opportunity to meet and have a Q&A session with the artist himself! He even let one student place a stuffed animal on one piece and another student got to draw a dot in the street! If you haven’t gotten a chance to go yet, do it before it gets too cold (although it does look amazing in the winter as well). There’s more information at their website

We also went to the Museum of Contemporary art in Detroit for the “Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism” exhibition started by Architect Yona Friedman. He looked at the idea of a city in terms of a “floating city”. In one of his exhibits, he had dozens of different shaped cardboard boxes strewn about on rope netting that hung about ten feet in the air. But the coolest thing by far that was there was a piece that was made of cardboard boxes that happened to resemble a fort and I can’t lie and say I wasn’t half tempted to jump in that thing and claim myself as the king of cardboard box-tropolis, but on better judgment, I refrained. The exhibit is going on until December 30th so if you want to see something interesting over the holiday break this is your ticket to excitement!

Check out their website for other events

(Photo taken by Kyley Gallagher of Guyton's work)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Summer Vacation Replay!

If you're like we are, you probably took tons of pictures over summer break: road trips, fun times with friends, sunsets and flowers, etc. Why not display them and show them off? Submit your pictures to us by Monday, November 1st by emailing them to us at Then come by our display on Wednesday, November 3rd from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM in Kochoff Hall C. Free food, cool music, and awesome photography displays. Join us! :)

PS: Here's a cool flier I (Stephanie) made. Enjoy!