May 2008

Campaign Countdown Continues

Join us as we celebrate the final phase of Wayne First: The Campaign for Wayne State University with several local and regional events.

Each event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a strolling reception, a brief program with remarks from fellow alumni and a presentation of the new video Making Wayne First.


What:
Port Huron Event
When:
Tuesday, May 20
Where:
Thomas Edison Inn
500 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Detroit Event
When:
Wednesday, May 21
Where:
Detroit Golf Club
17911 Hamilton Road, Detroit
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Grand Blanc Event
When:
Wednesday, June 18
Where:
Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club
9057 South Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Midland Event
When:
Thursday, June 19
Where:
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 West St. Andrews Road, Midland
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:

Grand Rapids Event
When:
Monday, July 14
Where:
St. Cecilia's Music Center
24 Ransom Avenue NE, Grand Rapids
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:
Kalamazoo Event
When:

Tuesday, July 15
Where:
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.


What:

Traverse City Event
When:

Wednesday, July 16
Where:
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd., Traverse City
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.

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What:
Alumni Association Hosts Advocacy Seminar
When:
5-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20
Where:
Thomas Edison Inn
500 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron
More Info:
Join Federal District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds, St. Clair County RESA Superintendent Dan Degrow and university administrators to discuss current issues impacting the future of the university and how alumni can provide critical support for grassroots advocacy. The event is free and open to the public. The university's Wayne First reception follows at 6 p.m.
Reserve Now!
Contact Joye Clark at (313) 577-2161 or joye.clark@wayne.edu.

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What:
An Evening Inside NextEnergy
When:
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21
Where:
NextEnergy
461 Burroughs, Detroit
More Info:
You are invited to join alumni and friends for a fun and informative evening of economic and energy exploration at NextEnergy. NextEnergy, located in TechTown, Wayne State's research and technology park, is a nonprofit corporation founded to enable the commercialization of energy technologies that positively contribute to economic competitiveness, energy security and the environment. A social hour, hors d'oeuvres, exhibits and tours are included as well as a keynote presentation by Jim Croce, president and CEO of NextEnergy. The event is hosted by the School of Business Administration Alumni Association. Space is limited. Cost is $20 per person. Click here for more information. 
Reserve Now!
E-mail sbarsvp@wayne.edu or call (313) 577-5961. 

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What:
Education Alumni Celebrate Gold and Silver Anniversaries
When:
4 p.m. Tuesday, May 27
Where:
Alumni House, 441 Ferry Mall
Wayne State University
More Info:
The College of Education Alumni Association invites 1958 and 1983 graduates of the College of Education to the annual Gold and Silver Anniversary Reception. See new developments on campus and enjoy appetizers and desserts while celebrating with alumni and friends. Campus bus tours begin at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at 5 p.m. The event is free.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Women of Wayne Campus ArtWalk
When:
9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Room J
Wayne State University
More Info:
Members of the Women of Wayne Alumni Association invite you to walk with them during an art sculpture tour on Wayne State's campus. Enjoy a continental breakfast before the walking tour, where you will see pieces by artists including Tyree Guyton and Sergio De Giusti. Learn about the sculptures while experiencing the campus in summer with fellow alumni and friends. $5 for alumni association members, $7 for non-members. Free parking is available in Lot #31.
Reserve Now!
Contact Elisabeth Johnston at (313) 577-2167 or ap9048@wayne.edu.

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What:
BAE Systems Career Open House
When:
noon - 7 p.m. Friday, May 30
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31
Where:
Marriott Hotel, Mediterranean Room
200 West Big Beaver Road, Troy
More Info:
BAE Systems is looking to hire 400 employees over the next two years. All of the positions are located in Metro Detroit and the majority of the positions available are for engineers and designers. BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company that delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services.

The Wayne State University Alumni Association occasionally will highlight career opportunities in its e-newsletters. If you are an employer who would like to feature your company's open house of other job opportunities for inclusion on our Web site, e-mail your information to sarah.freeman@wayne.edu. To visit our job board, click here.
Reserve Now!
Click here for more information or visit www.baesystems.com/UScareers.

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What:
Engineering Alumni Golf Outing
When:
8 a.m. Saturday, May 31
Where:
Fieldstone Golf Club
1984 Taylor Road, Auburn Hills
More Info:
The Engineering Alumni Association will host its 6th annual charity golf outing. The day includes an 18-hole scramble, cart, continental breakfast, cash bar, prizes and buffet lunch. Cost is $125 per person. All proceeds support the Engineering Alumni Grants for Education and Research. Hole sponsorship is available for $100 per hole. Click here for more information.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call Dorothy Payne at (313) 577-3861.

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What:

18th Annual Law School Alumni Golf Outing
When:

11 a.m. Friday, June 20
Where:
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Road, Plymouth
More Info:
The Law Alumni Association and the Student Board of Governors will host this annual golf outing. The price per person includes 18 holes of golf with cart, drink tickets, buffet lunch, gift bag and dinner with open bar. $160 for alumni association members, $170 for non-members, $100 for students and $60 for dinner only.
Reserve Now!
Click here or contact Joye Clark at joye.clark@wayne.edu or (313) 577-2161.

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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:
Lear Corporation is the title sponsor of this annual event, which last year raised $20,000 for School of Business Administration 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. Cost is $250 per person and includes a continental breakfast, dinner, awards ceremony and open bar. Click here for additional information.
Reserve Now!
Click here or contact Ned Grant at neddyy2@hotmail.com or (586) 703-1827.

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What:
Alumni Travel Preview
When:
noon Sunday, Sept. 14
Where:
Wayne State University Oakland Center
33737 West 12 Mile, Farmington Hills
More Info:
Be among the first to learn about alumni association tours planned for 2009. The annual Travel Preview will feature travel agency representatives and tour presentations. Upcoming tours for 2009 include Essence of India; Dubai; South America Cruise; Italy’s Lake Garda and the French Alps; Jewels of the Mediterranean; Paris and the French Riviera; Enchanting Ireland; Dynamic Beijing, and more. Travel preview is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
Call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Save the Date for the Golden Jubilee Reunion
When:
Friday, Oct. 10
Where:
Wayne State University
More Info:
Graduates of 1958 and earlier: Mark your calendars for the alumni association Golden Jubilee Reunion. Graduates will take part in a variety of activities to reconnect with classmates, the campus community, current students and the city. They'll enjoy campus and city tours, attend a special reception and be inducted into the Alumni Golden Circle.
Reserve Now!
A formal invitation will follow. For questions, call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Homecoming 2008
When:
Saturday, Oct. 11
Where:
Adams Field
Wayne State University
More Info:
Save the date for Homecoming 2008. Cheer the Warriors to victory as they take on the Northern Michigan Wildcats. Kickoff is at noon. Watch for more details in upcoming issues of the alumni association's e-publications, Let's Go!, @ Wayne State and Generation Wayne.







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