March 2011

What:
2011 Grad Expo
When:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29; Wednesday, March 30; and Thursday, March 31
Where:
WSU Welcome Center
42 E. Warren, WSU
More Info:
Meet graduating students and help recruit new alumni association members. Volunteers will receive a Wayne State alumni T-shirt and free parking.
Reserve Now!
To find out more about how you can help, click here or contact Joye Clark at 313-577-2161 or
joye.clark@wayne.edu.

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What:
Volunteers Needed to Call Prospective Students
When:
6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17
6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24
Where:
Alumni House, WSU
More Info:
The Wayne State University Alumni Association invites you to make telephone calls to prospective students. Share what your Wayne State degree means to you and encourage them to attend Wayne State. Volunteers will receive a Wayne State alumni T-shirt or hat, free parking and a light dinner.
Reserve Now!
To volunteer, contact Joye Clark at 313-577-2161 or
joye.clark@wayne.edu.

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What:
Building Businesses & Jobs in Michigan: The Presidents Panel
When:
8:30 a.m. Monday, March 21
Where:
Sheraton Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi
More Info:
WWJ Newsradio 950, in partnership with the University Research Corridor, presents a business breakfast featuring the presidents of Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. Allan Gilmour, Mary Sue Coleman and LouAnna Simon will be joined by Mike Finney, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, for an interactive panel discussion on business growth and job prospects in Michigan.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.

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What:
Business Alumni Host Networking Event 
When:
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24
Where:
Crave Restaurant
22075 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
More Info:
Join the School of Business Administration and the SBA Alumni Association for a business networking event. Find out what’s new in the School of Business Administration and meet fellow alumni who are business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Bring business cards to exchange and to enter in drawings. Network, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres and watch NCAA basketball.
Reserve Now!
Reservations are required by March 23. Visit
specialevents.wayne.edu/sbamadness2011 to make a reservation.

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What:
75th Anniversary Reception
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19
Where:
Detroit Athletic Club
More Info:
Save the date! The alumni association will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a reception honoring recipients of the alumni association’s four awards – the Homer D. Strong Award, Faculty Service, Distinguished Alumni and Recent Alumni awards – as well as students who received the David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. More details to come.

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What:
College of Engineering Lecture Highlights Auto Industry
When:
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23
Where:
Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center Auditorium
5050 Anthony Wayne Dr., WSU
More Info:
The Wayne State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering presents Transcending Turbulence: A New Beginning for the Auto Industry. Dr. David E. Cole, chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research, will discuss the critical role of manufacturing in our economy, including his view of the auto industry's decline and emergence from recession.
Click here for more information. A reception will follow the lecture. The event is sponsored by the Ronald and Alberta Nelson Monahan Endowment.  
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.

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What:
Career Services Employment Expo
When:
1-4 p.m. Friday, April 8
Where:
Student Center 2nd Floor Ballroom, WSU
More Info:
All academic disciplines are welcome. Bring several copies of your resume. Professional dress is suggested. The expo is free and open to Wayne State students and alumni. A Wayne State OneCard is required for entry.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-3390 for more information.

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What:
College of Nursing Alumni Host Online Seminar
When:
3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
Where:
Online
More Info:
Learn about cutting edge programs at the College of Nursing through this online seminar. The live, interactive broadcast will begin at 3 p.m.
Reserve Now!
Click here to get the link for the online seminar.

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What:
CFPCA Alumni Bonstelle Theatre Night
When:
Saturday, April 16
Where:
Bonstelle Theatre, WSU
More Info:
The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Alumni Association will host the Bonstelle Theatre Night. Join alumni and friends for a performance of The Full Monty followed by an afterglow reception. Cost is $12 for alumni association members and their guests and $15 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 877-WSU-ALUM to make a reservation.

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What:
Women of Wayne Offers Political Training Seminar
When:
8 a.m. Saturday, April 30
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
More Info:
This training session is for individuals interested in running for political office. Topics covered at the session include fundraising, messaging/media, campaign finance and debate preparation. Cost is $20 for students, $35 for alumni association members and $50 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 877-WSU-ALUM to make a reservation.

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What:
Honors College Hosts Pillar Awards
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Where:
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores
More Info:
Save the Date for the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College Alumni Association’s awards reception. The Pillar Awards honor distinguished alumni and community organizations.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-9933.

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What:
SBA Alumni Appreciation Event
When:
6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25
Where:
Emagine Theatre, Royal Oak
More Info:
Join the School of Business Administration Alumni Association for its annual alumni appreciation event at the new Emagine Theatre. Paul Glantz, alumnus and owner of Emagine Theatres, will provide the keynote address. The event is free for alumni association members and School of Business Administration faculty and staff. $30 for others.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-2300.

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Wh
at:
Save the Date for Law School Reunion Weekend
When:
Sept. 23-24
More Info:
Save the date for the Law School Alumni Association reunion weekend honoring the classes of 1961, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1991 and 2001. Details to come.

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What:
Treasure of Detroit Gala
When:
5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Where:
Detroit Institute of Arts
More Info:
The 14th annual event, honoring those who have made a lasting contribution to the practice of law, will feature an alumni reunion reception for all classes with a special tribute to this year’s feature class – the class of 1970. The event also will feature a silent auction, awards program and dinner.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation. 

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What:
College of Nursing Research Day
When:
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium, WSU
More Info:
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arizona State University, will deliver the keynote address, Improving Quality Care, Patient Outcomes, and Healthcare Costs with Research and Evidence Based Practice. A poster reception will highlight the research of Wayne State College of Nursing faculty, graduate students and clinical partners. The event is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
Visit
www.nursing.wayne.edu for more information.

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What:
Art of Aging Successfully Seminar
When:
8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 24
Where:
Greater Grace Temple, Detroit
More Info:
Wayne State’s Institute of Gerontology will host the 12th annual seminar to showcase the creativity of Michigan’s older adults.
Reserve Now!
For more information, call 313-577-2297 or visit
www.iog.wayne.edu.

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What:
Alumni Regional Events
More Info:
The university’s regional engagement events link alumni with what’s going on at Wayne State, allowing them to experience our rich and diverse learning community. Join alumni and friends at regional events across the country to get an exclusive update on university accomplishments and programs.

Phoenix/Scottsdale
When:
April 10, 2011
Where:
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
More Info:
Did you know there are nearly 1,600 Wayne State alumni in the Phoenix area? Connect with alumni and friends, share memories and meet Wayne State's 11th president, Allan D. Gilmour. Cost for the program and brunch is $20 for alumni association members and $25 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-5730 to make a reservation.

Save the date for events in the following cities:

Alumni Association 75th Anniversary Celebration (Detroit)
May 19, 2011

New York
May 25, 2011

Cleveland
July 28, 2011

Chicago (Downtown)
August 18, 2011

Chicago (North Shore)
August 21, 2011

Washington, D.C.
October 12, 2011

San Diego
Los Angeles
San Francisco
November 2-6, 2011

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What:
Swing for the Students Golf Outing
When:
11 a.m. Monday, July 25
Where:
Detroit Golf Club
17911 Hamilton, Detroit
More Info:
The School of Business Administration Alumni Association will host the 5th annual scholarship golf outing. The proceeds support an endowed scholarship for Detroit high school students who will attend Wayne State's School of Business Administration. Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.







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