October 2008

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.

Confirmed speakers include, Graham Beal, director and CEO, Detroit Institute of Arts; Connie Calloway, superintendent for the Detroit Public Schools; David DiChiera, director general, Michigan Opera Theatre; Saul Green, Detroit deputy mayor; Paul Hillegonds, senior vice president for corporate affairs, DTE Energy; Denise Ilitch, president, Olympia Development Inc.; Hon. Damon J. Keith, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Samuel Logan, editor, Michigan Chronicle; and Cynthia Pasky, president, Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Meet Dr. Johnson beginning at 11 a.m. The series marks the publication of his 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:
Election of Wayne State's Board of Governors
When:
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Where:
Visit the
Michigan Voter Information Center for polling location information.
More Info:
The election for the Wayne State University Board of Governors, the eight-member governing body of the university, is Nov. 4. Each Governor holds an eight-year term. Voters from across the state of Michigan will choose two Governors this year.
Click here to read about the candidates and remember to vote Nov. 4.

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What:
Meet President Noren in Chicago
When:
6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11
Where:
Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Dr., Chicago
More Info:
The Wayne State University Foundation and the Wayne State University Alumni Association invite you to meet Jay Noren, the university's 10th president. Be a part of the excitement as President Noren shares his vision and goals for Wayne State University. The evening includes a strolling dinner reception followed by a short program. The event is free, but reservations are required by Nov. 6.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-0300.

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What:

A Holiday Brunch With Giulio Live!
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
Where:

Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
Watch and learn as Giulio Fattore, campus executive chef for AVI Fresh, whips up a variety of culinary masterpieces, then sample some of his creations. 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. You’ll receive copies of Giulio’s secret recipes, along with a special gift compliments of the alumni association and AVI Fresh. Cost is $58 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required.
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What:
WOW Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception
When:
4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State
More Info:
The program will celebrate the continuing achievements of Women of Wayne Research Grant recipients from the last 10 years who went on to receive academic tenure at Wayne State University. Honorees include Tamara Bray, Anthropology; Stephanie Brock, Chemistry; Catherine Lysack, Institute of Gerontology and Occupational Therapy; Mary Kay Pflum, Chemistry; Kameshwari Pothukuchi, Geography and Urban Planning; and Olivia G.M. Washington, Nursing and Institute of Gerontology. The 2008 Women of Wayne research grant and scholarship recipients also will be recognized. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.
 
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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:
OBA 3rd Friday - Save the Date!
When:
Friday, Nov. 21
Where:
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit
More Info:
Join Organization of Black Alumni members and fellow Wayne State alumni and friends for a networking mixer and business card exchange at the newly restored Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Enjoy drink specials, giveaways and raffle prizes. The event is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
For questions, contact Elisabeth Johnston at (313) 577-2167 or
ap9048@wayne.edu.

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What:
WDET Fall Pledge Drive
When:
Now
Where:
On WDET 101.9FM
More Info:
WDET 101.9FM - Detroit Public Radio is looking for your support during its fall fundraiser. As Metro Detroit's NPR station, WDET is home to renowned public radio programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and WDET's own award-winning local programs like Detroit Today, The Back Story, Folks Like Us and more. Your donation supports everything you hear on Detroit Public Radio, and by making a gift today you can select one of the great fall 2008 thank-you gifts!
Give Now!
See all the member benefits and make your secure, tax-deductible gift to WDET today at
www.wdet.org.







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