September 2008

What:
New Day and Time for Giulio Live!
Where:

Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
Wind down after work with Giulio Live!, an all-new cooking series with the Wayne State University Alumni Association.

You asked, and we listened. Due to popular demand, we’re changing Giulio Live! to Thursday nights this fall. The series, starring Giulio Fattore, campus executive chef for AVI Fresh, will begin Oct. 23 with Fall Harvest Fare. Attend both sessions, or pick just one.

Watch and learn as Giulio whips up a variety of culinary masterpieces, then sample some of his creations: sweet confections or a holiday-inspired brunch. You’ll receive copies of Giulio’s secret recipes, along with a special gift compliments of the alumni association and AVI Fresh.

Cost for each session is $58 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Bring a friend!

There are two culinary adventures to choose from:

Fall Harvest Fare
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
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Indulge 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.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

A Holiday Brunch
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
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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.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Join Us on Facebook!
When:
Now
More Info:
The Wayne State University Alumni Association and Wayne State magazine are now on Facebook. Become a member of our group and become a fan of our award-winning alumni magazine.
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What:
CareerBoost! Business Etiquette
When:
5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
More Info:
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.
Reserve Now!
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. Warren
Wayne State University
More Info:
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.
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
More Info:
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.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
4th Wednesday Farmers Market
When:
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24
Where:
Cass Ave. in front of Prentis Hall, Wayne State
More Info:
Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, and prepared foods produced in the region. The market is a project of SEED Wayne, Sustainable Food Systems Education and Engagement in Detroit and Wayne State University. SEED is a new campus-community collaboration dedicated to building sustainable food systems on campus and in Detroit neighborhoods.
Reserve Now!
Click here for more information.

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What:
Career Services Mock Interview Week
When:
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22-26
Where:
Career Services
1001 Faculty/Administration Building, Wayne State
More Info:
Need to practice your interviewing skills? Then sign up for a mock interview at Wayne State's Career Services office. Receive feedback on your interviewing techniques from actual recruiters. All Wayne State students and alumni are welcome to participate. Interviews and feedback sessions take approximately 30 minutes.
Reserve Now!
For more information,
click here or contact Career Services at (313) 577-3390.

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What:
WOW Hosts Term Limits Discussion
When:
noon Friday, Oct. 3
Where:
Alumni House
Wayne State University
More Info:
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:
Law School Alumni Annual Meeting
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
Where:
Partrich Auditorium
Wayne State University
More Info:
The Law School Alumni Association will host its annual meeting which will feature mingling, information on upcoming activities and refreshments. Members of the Law Alumni Association will vote for members of the Board of Directors. Reservations are required by Sept. 22. The event is free.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Palliative Care Research Conference
When:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26
Where:
Student Center, second floor, rooms Hilberry B and C
Wayne State University
More Info:
Wayne State's Center to Advance Palliative Care Excellence invites you to attend the university's first Palliative Care Collaborative Research Conference. The goal of the conference is to discuss challenges and opportunities with palliative care research and engage with other researchers. All palliative care professionals are invited to attend. Cost is $20 per person.
Reserve Now!
For more information, contact Renata Osko at
renatak@wayne.edu or (313) 577-0907.

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What:
Wayne State Retired Employees Luncheon
When:
noon Friday, Oct. 17
Where:
Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Road, Belle Isle
More Info:
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 entrée (salmon or London broil).
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
More Info:
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.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Gain New Insights at FOCIS Lecture
When:
8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium
Wayne State University
More Info:
Wayne State will host a lecture by Jonathan Kozol 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. 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.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.

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What:
College of Nursing LifeLine Awards
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
Where:
Roostertail
100 Marquette Dr., Detroit
More Info:
The Wayne State College of Nursing presents the Eighth Annual LifeLine Awards. In addition to raising thousands of dollars for student nursing scholarships and faculty recruitment, the LifeLine Awards recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions to health care. Carolyn Clifford, anchor and health reporter at WXYZ-TV/Channel 7, returns as mistress of ceremonies. Guests will enjoy a silent auction, appetizers, beverages, music, dinner and awards presentation. Cost is $75 per person.
Reserve Now!
Click here or contact Angela Bingham at (313) 577-6967 or abingham@wayne.edu.

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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
More Info:
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.
Reserve Now!
Click here or contact Kate Kendro at (313) 993-7811 or kkendro@wayne.edu.

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What:
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When:
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-10
Where:
Student Center, second floor
Wayne State University
More Info:
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on campus the week of Oct. 6. Photo ID or a Red Cross donor card is required at time of donation. 
Reserve Now!
To schedule an appointment, call (800) GIVE-LIFE or register at
www.givelife.org and enter sponsor code WSU.

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What:
Cranbrook House & Gardens Tour
When:
10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24
Where:
Cranbrook
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills
More Info:
The Women of Wayne Alumni Association hosts a guided tour of 10 first-floor rooms in the oldest surviving manor home in metro Detroit. See centuries-old tapestries, hand-carved woodwork, Arts and Crafts style antiques and more with this insightful look at the home of Cranbrook's founders, George and Ellen Booth. Lunch will follow the tour 11:45 a.m. After lunch take time to explore the Cranbrook gardens.
Click here for more information. Cost is $30 for WOW members and $32 for non-members. 
Reserve Now!
Send a check made payable to Women of Wayne to P.O. Box 02308, Detroit, MI 48202. Checks must be received by Oct. 13. For questions, call (313) 577-2300.


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What:
Aim High With Albert Mensah
When:
11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9
Where:
Bernath Auditorium
Wayne State University
More Info:
World-renowned motivational speaker Albert Mensah will deliver the speech "Aim High" to the campus community. Mensah rose from humble beginnings in Ghana, Africa, to become one of the top speakers in the world. In "Aim High" he describes how the action can help you achieve your dreams. Mensah is the recipient of the prestigious Certified Speaker Professional Award and placed second at the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-3390.

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What:
America's Thanksgiving Day Parade
When:
8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27
Where:
Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More Info:
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. When you need to take a break from your favorite place along the parade route, enjoy warm drinks, family-friendly activities and a clean restroom at the Bonstelle. Free for members and children under 13. $5 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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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
More Info:
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.
Other lectures will be offered. 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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