What:
Check Out 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:
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:
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, as well as student leaders who are receiving the David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. 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:
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.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
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What:
Bob Woodward Speaks at FOCIS Event
When:
9 a.m. Thursday, April 10
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium
Wayne State University
More Info:
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward explores the dynamics of the press and the presidency during the second installment of the Forum On Contemporary Issues in Society. Woodward, a reporter and editor at The Washington Post since 1971, has written or co-authored 10 New York Times No. 1 bestsellers. He first gained popular attention while reporting with Post colleague Carl Bernstein on a 1972 break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington's Watergate Hotel; their now-famous inquiry revealed a trail of political shenanigans that eventually brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon. The investigation was chronicled in the best-seller All the President's Men, which was made into a film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

After the lecture, stick around campus to join us for the Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture at noon in Alumni House.
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Click here or visit www.focis.wayne.edu for more information.

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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:
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:
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 more 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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What:
Mitch Ryder Tribute
When:
8 p.m. Saturday, March 22
Where:
Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor
More Info:
Wayne State University Press presents Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. The performance will celebrate Ryder's long career and the release of a new autobiography, It Was All Right: Mitch Ryder's Life in Music, by Detroit-area author and reporter James A. Mitchell. The book will be published in April by the WSU Press. Tickets are $25 and $40, with limited Gold Circle seating at $75. Books will be available for sale the night of the show or in advance by contacting the WSU Press at (800) 978-7323 or
www.wsupress.wayne.edu.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call Ticketmaster at (248) 645-6666 or (734) 763-TKTS. Tickets also can be purchased at Ticketmaster locations, including Macy's stores and the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

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What:
Women of Wayne Headliner Awards
When:
11 a.m. Saturday, April 19
Where:
Detroit Yacht Club
One Riverbank Road, Belle Isle, Detroit
More Info:
The Women of Wayne Alumni Association will honor four outstanding alumnae and present the WOW service award at the 42nd annual Headliner Awards.
Reserve Now!
Contact Elisabeth Johnston at
ap9048@wayne.edu or (313) 577-2167.

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What:
Medical Alumni Hosts Red Wings Game
When:
Sunday, March 30
Where:
Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit
More Info:
Tickets have been reserved for a Detroit Red Wings game versus the Nashville Predators. Tickets are in section 226C. Cost is $60 per ticket.
Reserve Now!
Contact Lisa Link at (313) 577-3587 or
llink@med.wayne.edu.

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What:
Medical Alumni Hosts Pistons Game
When:
Saturday, March 29
Where:
Palace of Auburn Hills
5 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills
More Info:
Tickets have been reserved for a Detroit Pistons game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tickets are in section 107B, rows AA-DD. Cost is $90 per ticket.
Reserve Now!
Contact Lisa Link at (313) 577-3587 or
llink@med.wayne.edu.

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What:
Seminar Celebrates Passage of Fair Housing Act
When:
8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 3
Where:
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 West Palmer, Wayne State University
More Info:
The Wayne State University Law School and The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit invite attorneys, fair housing advocates, students and housing providers to A Seminar on Testing & Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Passage of the Fair Housing Act.
Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
Contact Mike Olshan at (313) 963-1274 or
mickey.ocean@gmail.com.

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What:
Swing for the Students Golf Outing
When:
9 a.m. Monday, July 28
Where:
Detroit Golf Club
17911 Hamilton, Detroit
More Info:
Last summer's inaugural event was attended by many of southeast Michigan's most prominent companies and raised $20,000 for School of Business scholarships. The funds seeded an endowed scholarship fund. Money raised at this year's event will be added to the endowment. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for the 2008-2009 school year.
Reserve Now!
Contact Ned Grant at
neddyy2@hotmail.com or (586) 703-1827.

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What:
31st Annual Ovation Awards
When:
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16
Where:
The Ritz-Carlton
300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn
More Info:
Dean Sharon L. Vasquez and the Board of Visitors of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts present the Ovation Awards. The Distinguished Alumni, Career Achievement and Distinguished Community Service awards will be presented during the program. The evening includes dinner and a silent auction. Business attire required. Cost is $150 per person. 
Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
Call (313) 577-0300 or (866) 7-ALUMNI to make a reservation by April 9.

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What:
Legislative Reception
When:
5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7
Where:
Location to be determined
Lansing, Mich.
More Info:
Save the date for the annual reception in Lansing to honor Michigan public officials and their support of Wayne State. Shuttle service is available from Wayne State's campus and the Wayne State Oakland Center. Reservations are required by May 2.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduation Gala
When:
5 p.m. Thursday, May 1
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 W. Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
Join alumni and friends of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for an elegant reception to honor recent graduates of the college. Complimentary admission for you and two guests. Cost is $10 for each additional guest.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Nobel Laureate Presents Lecture
When:
3 p.m. Thursday, April 10
Where:
Bernath Auditorium
Adamany Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University
More Info:
Dr. Eric Cornell, the 2001 Nobel Laureate of Physics and the 2008 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecturer, will discuss how he proved a theory that was predicted 70 years ago by Albert Einstein.  
Reserve Now!
Call (313) 577-2411.

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What:
Treasure of Detroit Gala
When:
5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5
Where:
Wayne State University Law School
More Info:
The Wayne State University Law School, Dean Frank H. Wu, Board of Visitors and the Law School Alumni Association will host the 11th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala. Funds raised from the event will benefit the building of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Tickets start at $125. Black tie optional.
Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
Contact Mary Hollens at (313) 577-4141 or
am2674@wayne.edu.







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