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!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Emma on the Town

Hi, Lyceum fans! Events Manager Emma here… The month of September was all about film & theatre for me – a trip to Stratford, Ontario with the Honors Program, and a visit to the little-known Detroit Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The annual trip to Stratford was a particular hit this year, with a bawdy, colorful performance of Kiss Me, Kate – based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – and a magical performance of The Tempest. There were so many special effects that they needed their own “magic coach”… Ariel flew about the stage, Prospero appeared to float up out of a trapdoor, and thunder shook the building while the famed tempest shipwrecked Gonzalo and his men. The entire cast played their roles wonderfully, from the mischievous Ariel to the vengeful Caliban, but the true star was Christopher Plummer as Prospero. He assumedly drew packed audiences all season, but this final performance was undoubtedly the most enthusiastic. The cast received several standing ovations after three months of performing – a wonderful note to go out on.

While this season is coming to its end, there’s still some time to go catch a show. Check out the 2010 season’s shows, and check back soon for the 2011 season!

Going out closer to home, I went to the Detroit Film Theatre two weeks ago to see a showing of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. The silent 1927 film was accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra, right there in the theatre with us, and I haven’t stopped raving about it since. Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s silent or that it’s in black and white – the music and acting tell the story beautifully, without the modern luxuries of color & sound. The movie follows the story of a young man who takes interest in the plight of the working class in a dystopian metropolis. It has everything – love, social commentary, evil female robots… And 30 minutes of extra footage, recently discovered in Argentina!

The Detroit Film Theatre also has a great fall schedule planned out, so I suggest you enjoy a friends’ night out or a romantic date at this Detroit gem.

And remember: Friday at midnight is our submission deadline!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall 2010 Submission Deadline

Yay! It's that time again--submission time! If you have any writing pieces or artwork you would like to submit for consideration into the fall 2010 journal, submit it to us by Friday, October 8 at midnight. Fill out our online submission form at this link: or email us at

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's The First Day of School!

It's that time again...first day of classes. We have begun shamelessly stalking people in the parking lots for spots close enough to our classes. We wish you all the best. We will now be in the Lyceum office nearly every day during the week. Come by and say "hi!"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Orientations

Today is the first summer orientation of the year. Lyceum, and all the other organizations on campus, will be setting up in Kochoff Hall today from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Come visit us. We're going to be giving away free pens and lots of yummy candy. See how enticing we are? ;)

Here's the free candy we will be giving away! Yum.

Here are our other summer orientation dates:

Thursday, June 3
Tuesday, June 8
Thursday, June 10
Tuesday, June 15
Thursday, June 17
Thursday, June 24
Tuesday, July 6
Thursday, July 8
Thursday, July 29
Tuesday, August 10

We hope to see you there! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hello all! I hope everyone is enjoying their (wet and cold summer). Lyceum is still hard at work, and if you are on campus for summer classes, I hope to see you!

Lyceum has a new Editor-in-Chief for the 2010/11 school year, Paige Hanson (that's me). We are in the process of hiring our new editorial board, and welcoming new members, and I will keep you updated as who will be doing what this year.

During the summer, we will be cleaning out and sprucing up the office, making new purchases, and getting the organization ready for another great year. This past school year we were able to purchase a mini fridge, a microwave, and get two new computers.

The mini fridge actually increases productivity, as we can now store vital nutrient replenishment right in the office. This means more time in the office planning great things for Lyceum. We also have purchased an electric kettle and an assortment of tea. If you fancy a cuppa, stop by the office and ask! I firmly believe a good cup of tea also increases productivity and is also just plain yummy.

I and Lyceum hope you have a fabulous, adventurous, stupendous, and safe summer. If you can't stop by, keep up with us online on one of our many social media platforms. Naturally, listed conveniently below.

Paige Hanson
Lyceum Editor-in-Chief

Lyceum's Website

Lyceum's Facebook Fan Page

Lyceum's Twitter Page

Monday, March 1, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions Binder

We're working hard on our Frequently Asked Questions binder. If you have any questions you would like Lyceum to answer, let us know!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring Break!

We hope everyone is having fun on their Spring Break.

During the break, some of the editors will be working away on the Frequently Asked Questions binder and the journal layout.

We'll keep you updated (maybe even with some pictures soon).