What:
Warrior Football at Saginaw Valley State

When:
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6
Where:
Wickes Memorial Stadium
Saginaw Valley State University
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Ride in style on the Warrior Express - a.k.a., motorcoach - from Wayne State to Saginaw Valley State's campus, where you'll join fellow football fans for a tailgate party. Chow down and drink up. Then show off your Warrior garb. After the game, catch a ride on the Warrior Express and leave the driving to us. There will be two pick-up locations - one at Wayne State's Matthaei Athletics Complex, the other at the I-75/Sashabaw Road Park & Ride. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Cost for tailgate only (no bus): $20.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
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What:
Giulio Live! Culinary Adventures With Wayne State Alumni and AVI Fresh
Where:

Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
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He’s not Emeril, but he’s the next best thing! Join campus executive chef for AVI Fresh, Giulio Fattore, as he whips up a variety of culinary masterpieces. Watch and learn, then sample his creations: a four-course Italian meal, Sweetest Day confections and a holiday-inspired brunch. The adventure continues long after you leave, as you’ll take home Giulio’s secret recipes and a special gift compliments of the alumni association and AVI Food Systems. Alumni association members only. Each culinary adventure is $58 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

There are three culinary adventures to choose from:

A Regional Taste of Italy
When:
1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20
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Learn the secret to preparing melone alla griglia con prosciutto di parma (roasted melon and prosciutto salad with arugala, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette); pollo Tosco con la salsa di limone (chicken Tosco with lemon caper sauce); pasta alla casalinga (homemade pastas); and dolce vita (tiramisu and espresso coffee).
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300. Members only.

Fall Harvest Fare
When:
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
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It’s Sweetest Day, so indulge your sweetheart – and your sweet tooth – with autumn squash soup with vanilla crème and served in an acorn squash bowl; baby green salad with pear, goat cheese, dried cherries and honey vinaigrette; Cabernet braised beef short ribs with rosemary roasted root vegetable, perfect whipped potatoes, braised red cabbage and natural jus; and apple pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sauce.
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A Holiday Brunch
When:
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
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Make the season bright with a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, tomato, cucumber and onion; banana nut stuffed French toast with vanilla crème anglaise; and eggs benedict with turkey sausage, tomato, spinach and herbed hollandaise sauce.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300. Members only.

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What:
Alumni Days at The Henry Ford
When:
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13-14
Where:
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
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Celebrate National College Savings Month at The Henry Ford. Join the Michigan Educational Trust, the Michigan Education Savings Program and Michigan colleges for fun activities and information on how to save for your child's college education. The event will be held in Josephine Ford Plaza and is free for all visitors. Regular admission ticket is required for entry into Greenfield Village.
Click here to download a buy-one-get-one-free ticket coupon. Show your school spirit! Wear your Wayne State apparel and receive a free gift (while supplies last). 
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Click here or call (800) 835-5237 for more information.

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What:
Rebuild a Community With Habitat for Humanity
When:
8 a.m. Sept. 6, 8-12 and/or 22-26
Where:
4464 Lakepointe St., Detroit
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Join the Law School Alumni Association and Masco Corporation for a Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build. Volunteers are needed to help build a four-bedroom home for a local Detroit family. Volunteer for one day or multiple days.
Click here for a complete list of dates and projects.  
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Homecoming Pancake Tailgate
When:
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Where:
Tailgate Parking Lot #50
1200 W.
Wayne State University
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Who wouldn’t wake up early for this? All-you-can-eat pancakes, plus fun for the whole family as you tailgate before the big game. Watch the Warriors kick some Northern Michigan Wildcat tail at noon. Games and prizes for everyone, plus a special appearance by Warrior mascot W. $10 members, $15 non-members. Free for student members and kids under 13.
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What:
CareerBoost! Business Etiquette
When:
5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
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Have you stuck your foot in your mouth at work? Ever accidentally sent a less-than-flattering e-mail about your boss to your boss? Ever use emoticons and “LOLs” in official company documents? Even if you haven’t – and just want to be sure you don’t become an office offender – this CareerBoost is for you. Learn the do’s and don’ts of business etiquette in the areas of writing, interviewing, electronic communications, and international etiquette. Chose from three of the four sessions. Experts from the School of Business Administration, as well as the university’s Career Services department, will be on hand tell you how it’s done. One-on-one consultations available, too! $10 members, $15 non-members. Free for student members.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
WOW Hosts Term Limits Discussion
When:
noon Friday, Oct. 3
Where:
Alumni House
Wayne State University
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The Women of Wayne Alumni Association presents Women in Politics: Do Term Limits Help or Hurt Female Candidates? Professor Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, as well as Wayne State alumnae from the Michigan Legislature, will lead the discussion on term limits and their impact on women in the Michigan Legislature. The event is free, but reservations are required by Sept. 26.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series: Detroit, a City Upon a Hill
When:
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13
Where:
Spencer Partrich Auditorium, Law School
471 W. Palmer, Wayne State University
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They called it a “city upon a hill.” In 1630, Puritan John Winthrop predicted his Massachusetts Bay Colony would be just that, and admired by all. The same can happen in Detroit. Celebrate 15 years of this award-winning lecture series with a panel of former speakers who discuss the issues and opportunities facing Detroit’s own ascension to be a city upon a hill. The series also marks the publication of Dr. Johnson’s memoir, Race and Remembrance, which will be available for purchase. The lecture is free, but reservations are required.
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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
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The seatbelt sign comes on during the annual Travel Preview and Reunion. An open house at noon, followed by tour presentations at 12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., will have you dreaming of places to go with the alumni association. Snacks provided, too. And it's all free. Who would've thought a whirlwind tour could cost nothing? Want to know where we're going? Stop by. Or if you're busy - although we can't imagine what's better than this -
click here for a complete list of upcoming tours. Travel preview is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Golden Jubilee Reunion
When:
noon Friday, Oct. 10
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
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Attention, alumni from the class of 1958 and earlier: Reconnect with classmates, the campus community and the city. Get on the bus to go on a tour that features all that’s popping up on campus and around town. Watch a vignette performance at the Hilberry Theatre and take part in a discussion with director Lavinia Hart. Then see the stars – literally – at the planetarium in Old Main. A gala reception and program follows, and alumni will be inducted into the prestigious Golden Circle. Need a ride to event? Motorcoach transportation is available from the Wayne State Oakland Center in Farmington Hills. Cost for the event is $50.
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What:
Wayne State Retired Employees Luncheon
When:
noon Friday, Oct. 17
Where:
Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Road, Belle Isle
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Catch up with old friends while you trade stories about vacation pursuits and swap photos of the grandkids. Then sit back and enjoy lunch while you listen to presentations on the latest developments on campus. $20 for members, $30 for non-members (non-member price includes 1-year alumni association membership). When making your reservation, please indicate your choice of entree (salmon or London broil).
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What:
Gain New Insights at FOCIS Lectures

Wayne State will host two lectures in September as part of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society lecture series. FOCIS is a special initiative designed to focus the university's problem-solving resources on an eclectic range of topics important to the campus community and beyond.

Vicente Fox
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium
Wayne State University
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Vicente Fox, the internationally respected and often outspoken former president of Mexico, will present the lecture The Promise of Globalization. The event will be followed by an audience question and answer session and a book signing.
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Click here to make a reservation.


Jonathan Kozol
When:
8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium
Wayne State University
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Jonathan Kozol, author, educator and activist, will speak on the topic Still Separate, Still Unequal: A Teacher's Struggle to Transform Our Public Schools. The lecture will be followed by an audience question and answer session and a book signing.
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What:
Night of the Stars 2008
When:
6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
Where:
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
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Join the College of Engineering Alumni Association to celebrate academic and professional achievements, recognize private philanthropy, and induct members into the college’s Hall of Fame. The evening includes a strolling reception, silent auction, afterglow party and DIA tours. Cost is $150 per person.
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Click here or contact Kate Kendro at (313) 993-7811 or kkendro@wayne.edu.
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What:
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Lecture and Alumni Reunion
When:
5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11
Where:
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Auditorium
259 Mack Ave., Wayne State University
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The college invites you to attend the Martin Barr Lecture series. This year’s topic, Unnatural Causes – Natural Solutions: Your Role in Eliminating Health Disparities, will be presented by Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Michigan’s first surgeon general and president of Community Health Education and Wellness. The lecture will be followed by the Distinguished Alumni Awards and Annual Alumni Reunion. The program will recognize distinguished alumni as well as 25- and 50-year graduates of the college. The awards reception begins at 6 p.m. and features dinner and strolling dessert throughout the state-of-the-art building. The lecture is free. Cost for the reception is $45 per person. 
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Click here or contact Gwen Butt at gbutt@wayne.edu or (313) 577-1716.

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What:
Wayne State Faculty Art Exhibit
When:
Sept. 12-Oct. 17
Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where:
Community Arts Gallery
150 Community Arts Building, Wayne State
More Info:
The Community Arts Gallery presents Leader of the Pack: 2008 WSU Faculty Exhibition, a sampling of work from faculty of Wayne State's Department of Art and Art History. An opening reception with the artists will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 12. The event is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
For more information, contact Lisa Baylis Gonzalez at
lbgonzalez@wayne.edu or (313) 577-0770.

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What:
America's Thanksgiving Day Parade
When:
8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27
Where:
Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit
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Wayne State’s Bonstelle Theatre will become the place to be during the famous America’s Thanksgiving Day parade – one of the largest in the nation. Enjoy warm drinks, snacks and family-friendly activities at the Bonstelle, and be comfortable knowing there’s a clean restroom inside the building! Come early to guarantee you'll have a good spot on the sidewalk - first come, first served. Free for members and children under 13. $5 for non-members.
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What:
IITC Presents Lecture Series

Wayne State’s Institute of Information Technology and Culture will present a four-part lecture series highlighting anthropology entitled “Dangerous Territory: Social Research Out of Bounds” 

The series will feature four presenters who will speak about the innovations resulting from applying social science research outside of academia. The presenters will present on various applications ranging from design and marketing to communications and warfare.

When:
3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26
Where:
Detroit Institute of Arts Lecture Hall
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
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Rita Denny, Ph.D., a founding partner of Practica Group, is an anthropologist specializing in American consumer culture. She worked with the DIA on restructuring their advertising campaign and will reflect upon the concept of consumer research as she shares personal experiences of her work with the DIA. She has demonstrated her work with the DIA as a case study to enlighten the role of anthropological analysis.

When:
1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17
Where:
Bernath Auditorium
David Adamany Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University
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Wayne State alumnus Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D., Howard Heinz University professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences and Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak on risk communication and strategic risk management.

When:
3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14
Where:
NextEnergy Auditorium
461 Burroughs, Detroit
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Richard Sheridan, president of Menlo Innovations, will speak about Menlo’s unique approach to software innovation which uses a design practice that takes an anthropological perspective and a non-traditional work environment. 

When:
Friday, Dec. 12
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
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Montgomery McFate, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist who works on defense and national security issues, will speak on the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain Systems and how it has received commendations from U.S. military commanders, but also generated controversy within the academic community.

All of the lectures are free and open to the public. Reservations are required one week prior to each lecture. 

Reserve Now!
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Cevan Castle at
cevan@wayne.edu or (313) 874-7010.







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