February 2008


We invite you to join us as we celebrate the remarkable success of
Wayne First: The Campaign for Wayne State University with several local and regional events that kick off the final phase of the campaign.

Each event includes a strolling reception, a brief program with remarks from fellow alumni, and a presentation of a new video, Making Wayne First.

Michigan Events

What:
Sterling Heights Event 
When:
6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19
Where:
Villa Penna Banquet Hall
43985 Hayes Road
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Grosse Pointe Event
When:
6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20
Where:
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Drive
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Ann Arbor Event
When:
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
Where:
Barton Hills Country Club
730 Country Club Road
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.



Georgia and Florida Events

What:
Atlanta, Georgia, Event
When:
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5
Where:
World of Coca-Cola
121 Baler Street NW, Atlanta
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Miami, Florida, Event
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, March 6
Where:
North One 10
11052 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, event
When:
6 p.m. Friday, March 7
Where:
Tower Club
One Financial Plaza, 28th Floor, Ft. Lauderdale
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Sarasota, Florida, event
When:
11:30 a.m. Sunday March 9
Where:
Lido Beach Resort Ballroom
700 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.

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What:
Go Behind the Scenes at the New DIA
When:
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26
Where:
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More Info:
The Detroit Institute of Arts recently completed a 6 ½-year, $158 million renovation and expansion. Have you seen it? If not – or even if you have - join us for a special behind-the-scenes lecture and tour of the DIA. Find out more about the museum’s new interpretive galleries and how they’ll impact museums around the world. Then go on a docent tour to see for yourself what all the excitement is about. Lunch is included, too! $25 for alumni association members, $30 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Alumni Spring Awards Gala
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, May 2
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 W. Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
Be a part of this annual gala, where we’ll recognize recipients of the Distinguished Alumni, Homer D. Strong, Recent Alumni and Faculty Service awards. Meet and mingle with fellow alumni and friends, city and state leaders and members of the campus community. Appetizers, carving stations and desserts are included. $20 for alumni association members, $25 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
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What:

Engineering Alumni Golf Outing - Save the Date!
When:
8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31
Where:
Fieldstone Golf Club
Auburn Hills
More Info:
Enjoy 18 holes of play, continental breakfast and an awards luncheon. All proceeds support the Engineering Alumni Grants for Education and Research.
Reserve Now!
Call Dorothy Payne at (313) 577-3861.
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What:
Alumni Opera Gala
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16
Where:
Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Ave., Detroit
and Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway, Detroit
More Info:
Enjoy dinner and a performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. Start with dinner at the Detroit Athletic Club, followed by the performance at the Detroit Opera House. In the opera, a Parisian courtesan finds true love, only to give it up in the face of pressures by society and her lover’s family. It is a 19th century music drama with a tragic ending set in luxurious Parisian salons and idyllic country estates. $145 for alumni association members, $150 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
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What:
Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series With Dr. Connie Calloway
When:
noon Thursday, April 10
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
Dr. Connie Calloway became superintendent of Detroit Public Schools in July 2007. The first college graduate in her family, Calloway believes in the benefits of a good education and the role of faith in ordering one’s footsteps. Hear what else she believes during this always popular lecture series. The lecture is free.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
CareerBoost! Building a Strong Financial Foundation
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, March 6
Where:
Room 156 Oakland Center
33737 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
More Info:
Do you have an investment strategy? Do you recognize the value of buying quality investments and holding onto those investments for the long term? Do you understand the value of time in the market and can define the concept of risk tolerance in investing? Steve Chang of Edward Jones will take you on journey of all things investing. $10 alumni association members, $15 non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
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What:
CareerBoost! Understanding the Home Buying/Graduate Purchase Assistance Program
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, April 17
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
Looking to buy a house? The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has a special program for graduates who are interested in buying in certain Michigan cities, including Detroit and Hamtramck. The “Cities of Promise” issues a 30-year fixed loan at approximately 2 percent below market rates. Find out more by attending this special session with Ben Robertson. $10 alumni association members, $15 non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
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What:
Train to be an Advocate
When:
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18
Where:
College of Education Building
Wayne State University
More Info:
Join the College of Education Alumni Association for its first-ever Education Advocacy Training session. The purpose of the meeting is to engage alumni and friends in the college's advocacy efforts on behalf of the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Casandra Ulbrich, a member of the Michigan State Board of Education, will speak at the event. Attendees will be updated on the current issues impacting the future of Wayne State and how they can provide much-needed support.
Reserve Now!
Contact Joye Clark at
joye.clark@wayne.edu or (313) 577-2161.
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What:
Career Services Employment Expo
When:
1 p.m. Thursday, March 6
Where:
Student Center Ballroom
Wayne State University
More Info:
The expo is free and will take place from 1-4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on the second floor of the Student Center. The expo is open to all Wayne State students and alumni. Students are required to show their OneCard to enter.
Reserve Now!
Click here for more information. 
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What:
"Doc" Andrews Scholarship Hockey Game
When:
5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
Where:
Z's Villa
42 Piquette St., Detroit
and City Sports Arena
3401 E. Lafayette St., Detroit
More Info:
The Wayne State Athletics Alumni Association invites you to cheer on the women’s hockey team as they take on Mercyhurst College. The event begins with a pre-game reception at Z’s Villa to mingle with fellow alumni and friends. Finger food and beer will be provided. Z’s will also offer shuttle service to and from the arena. Game time is 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for Wayne State alumni and guests. Proceeds support the Mark “Doc” Andrews Scholarship Fund.
Reserve Now!
Call Jeff Evans at (313) 993-4347. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at Z's Villa.
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What:
OBA Business Card Exchange
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
Where:
La Musique 
3071 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
More Info:
The Organization of Black Alumni will host a networking mixer and business card exchange. The event begins at La Musique restaurant, located in the Hotel St. Regis in Detroit's New Center Area. A cash bar with drink specials will be available. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
E-mail
ses.lists@wayne.edu or call (313) 577-0300.
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What:
Women of Wayne Fashion Show
When:
11 a.m. Saturday, March 8
Where:
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms
More Info:
The Grosse Pointe chapter of Women of Wayne will host its annual fashion show and luncheon on March 8. Enjoy complimentary mimosas and a silent auction. Lunch will be served at noon and is followed by the fashion show featuring fashions by Coldwater Creek.
Reserve Now!
Contact Elisabeth Johnston at
ap9048@wayne.edu or (313) 577-2167.
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What:
Wayne State Preview Day
When:
12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium
Wayne State University
More Info:
Join Wayne State's Office of Undergraduate Admissions for Preview Day. If you know someone who may be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree at Wayne State, this is their chance to get more information. Participants will hear presentations, speak with department representatives, take a campus tour and learn about the opportunities Wayne State has to offer.
Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
E-mail
wsupreview@wayne.edu or call (313) 577-3577.






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