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: