May 2011

What:
Wayne State University Alumni Association's 75th Anniversary Reception
and 2011 Awards Gala
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19
Where:
Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Ave., Detroit
More Info:
The alumni association will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a reception honoring recipients of the alumni association’s four awards – the Homer D. Strong, Faculty Service, Distinguished Alumni and Recent Alumni awards – as well as students who received the David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.
Click here for more information, including a complete list of honorees. Cost is $35 per person and includes a strolling reception, program and valet parking. Black tie optional.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-2300. Reservations are required by May 11.

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What:
College of Education Gold and Silver Anniversary Reception  
When:
4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17  
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
The College of Education Alumni Association will host its annual Gold and Silver Anniversary Reception in honor of alumni who graduated 50 or 25 years ago from Wayne State. Celebrate this occasion with fellow alumni and friends. See the new developments on campus and enjoy appetizers and desserts. Campus bus tours begin at 4 p.m., followed by a reception at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to College of Education alumni and friends.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-2300 to make a reservation by May 10.

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What:
SBA Alumni Appreciation Event
When:
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25
Where:
Emagine Theatre
200 North Main St., Royal Oak
More Info:
Join Wayne State School of Business Administration alumni, faculty, staff and friends for its annual alumni appreciation event at the new Emagine Theatre. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the state-of-the-art LEED certified building, and a reception followed by keynote speaker Paul Glantz, SBA alumnus and owner of the Emagine Theatre. Stick around after the program for complimentary bowling, pool and shuffleboard. The event, hosted by the Wayne State University School of Business Administration Alumni Association, is free for alumni association members and School of Business Administration faculty and staff, $30 for others. Join the alumni association today to attend this event for free:
www.alumni.wayne.edu/join.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-2300.

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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:
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College Alumni Association for the Pillar Awards which honor distinguished alumni and community organizations.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-9933.

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What:
Women of Wayne 45th Annual Headliner Awards  
When:
11 a.m. Saturday, May 14
Where:
The Westin Book Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit
More Info:
Join the Women of Wayne Alumni Association in recognizing the achievements of outstanding alumnae at the 45th annual Headliner Awards luncheon and program. For 45 years, the Headliner Awards have been presented to Wayne State alumnae whose achievements have made headlines in the media during the preceding year. The award calls attention to the fact that Wayne State women are making their marks in society. Click here for more information, including a complete list of honorees. Cost is $45 per person.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-2300.

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What:
College of Education Summit
When:
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14
Where:
WSU Oakland Center
33737 West Twelve Mile, Farmington Hills
More Info:
The Wayne State College of Education Alumni Association will host its third annual summit, “Race to the Top Part II: Elevating the Teaching Profession." Administrators, teachers, professional support staff, parents and students are invited to attend to discuss best practices, policies and innovative strategies which serve to improve student achievement and eradicate achievement gaps. State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) will be available to participants for $10. The event is free for alumni association members and $30 in advance for non-members ($40 at the door). The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and alumni association membership. Seating is limited.
Reserve Now!
Click here
or call 313-577-2300 to make a reservation. For questions, contact Joye Clark at 313-577-2161 or joye.clark@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.

Birmingham, Mich.
When:
4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011
Where:
Birmingham Country Club
1750 Saxon Dr., Birmingham
More Info:
Meet Wayne State President Allan Gilmour and hear updates on university and alumni initiatives. Cost is $20 for alumni association members and $25 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-5730 to make a reservation by May 18.


Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
When:
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011
Where:
Heathers Club of Bloomfield Hills
900 Upper Scotsborough Way, Bloomfield Hills
More Info:
Meet Wayne State President Allan Gilmour and hear updates on university and alumni initiatives. Cost is $20 for alumni association members and $25 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-5730 to make a reservation by May 18.


New York
When:
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Where:
The Metropolitan Club
One East 60th St., New York
More Info:
Did you know there are approximately 4,300 Wayne State alumni in the New York area? Connect with alumni and friends, share memories and meet Wayne State's 11th president, Allan Gilmour. Cost for the program and dinner is $20 for alumni association members and $25 for non-members.
Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 313-577-5730 to make a reservation.


Save the date for events in the following cities:

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:
Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology Career Expo
When:
noon-5 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Where:
2955 S. Haggerty Rd., Canton
More Info:
The Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology will host its sixth annual career expo. Companies will be recruiting for positions in several industries, including aviation, transportation and energy. The event is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
Click here for more information.

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What:
Detroit Fireworks Viewing Party
When:
6-10 p.m. Monday, June 27
Where:
WSU Parking Structure #7
3717 John R St., Detroit
More Info:
Bring your blanket and chair for a fun-filled family fireworks tailgate and one of the largest fireworks displays in the world. Parking Structure #7 is located approximately 1.5 miles from the fireworks display. The fireworks can be viewed from the top floor with little obstruction. Alcohol and grills are not permitted. Cost is $10 for alumni association members, their guests and currently enrolled WSU students; $5 for children under 13; and $15 for others. Cost is $5 to purchase a Parking Structure #7 pass. Tickets include food, games and children’s activities. This event is sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 877-WSU-ALUM to make a reservation.

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What:
Charlotte's Web at the Hilberry
When:
9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9
Where:
Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Ave., WSU
More Info:
Save the date for this family-fun performance featuring actors from Wayne State's award-winning theater department. The event will include an exclusive performance and post-show autograph session with the characters. Cost is $9 for alumni association members, their guests, children under 13 and currently enrolled WSU students; $15 for others. Cost includes a ticket to the show, post-show reception, coloring book and special commemorative cookies. This event is sponsored by the Wayne State University Alumni Association and the Anthony Wayne Society.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 877-WSU-ALUM to make a reservation.

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What:
Swing for the Students Golf Outing
When:
11:30 a.m. Monday, July 25
Where:
Detroit Golf Club
17911 Hamilton, Detroit
More Info:
The School of Business Administration Alumni Association will host its 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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What:
Warriors, Tigers and White Sox
When:
5 p.m. Friday, July 15
Where:
Pre-game reception - Bookies Bar & Grille
2208 Cass Ave., Detroit
Game – Comerica Park, Detroit
More Info:
Join Wayne State faculty, staff and alumni for an exciting night of Detroit Tigers baseball. Stop by Bookies Bar & Grille for a pre-game cash bar reception with wings, sliders and other treats. Then take the free shuttle or walk to the stadium (only two blocks away) and watch the Tigers battle the Chicago White Sox. Stick around after the game for a brilliant fireworks show at Comerica Park. Seats are located in Section 211. Cost is $20 for game tickets only; $10 for reception only. The cost for game tickets and the reception is $25  for alumni association members, their guests, children under 13 and currently enrolled WSU students; $30 for others. This event is hosted by the Wayne State University Activities Committee and the Wayne State University Alumni Association.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call 877-WSU-ALUM to make a reservation.

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What:
Save the Date for Alumni Art Exhibition
When:
5 p.m. Friday, July 8
Where:
Community Arts Gallery
450 Reuther Mall, WSU
More Info:
Join the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Alumni Association for a reception to celebrate the opening of the Alumni Art Exhibition at the Community Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 12. More details to come.

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What:
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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