January 2009


What:
Health & Wealth Seminar
When:
5:30 p.m. reception, 6-8 p.m. presentations, Wednesday, Jan. 28
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
Be among the first to attend the alumni association’s new Health & Wealth seminars. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a 6 p.m. presentation that focuses on cancer prevention. Maryjean Schenk, M.D. ’83 and chair of the Wayne State University Physician Group, will discuss genetic and health behaviors related to cancer, as well as prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Then at 7 p.m., attend a presentation about the stock market’s recent struggles. James C. Mack, ’74, a registered investment advisor with Raymond James & Associates, will talk about what types of returns we should expect from our stocks – and what we should be doing right now. Co-sponsored by the School of Business Administration Alumni Association and the School of Medicine Alumni Association. $10 members, $15 non-members. Free for currently enrolled WSU students.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
North Shore Chicago Alumni Event
When:
6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30
Where:
Renaissance Hotel North Shore - Chicago
933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, Ill.
More Info:
More than 20 people already have reserved for our special North Shore alumni event! Please join us as we build our alumni group in Chicago, starting with the North Shore. Meet new friends and update other Warriors (or Tartars!) on what you've been doing. Our special guest that night is Wayne State President Jay Noren. And the alumni association will provide prizes, including a Sanders gift basket that will bring back fond memories of one of Detroit's greatest treats.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation. For more information, contact Jack VanRenterghem at (847) 945-8266 or vjanrent@yahoo.com.  

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What:
College of Education Professional Development Seminar
When:
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
The College of Education Alumni Association presents "Professional Learning Communities as Evidenced Through the High School Redesign Process." Dr. Gabriela Gui, principal of Cody Ninth Grade Academy, will provide an informative professional development seminar on the high school redesign process using first-hand experience as well as commentary from experts in the field. Refreshments will be served. The event is free, but reservations are required. 
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Leaders on Leadership Television Taping
When:
Varies
Where:
Detroit Public Television
7441 Second Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Come on down to WTVS-TV (channel 56) for a live taping of the Emmy Award-winning Leaders on Leadership television series. The show, co-produced by the Wayne State School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television, features key executives from the corporate world. Be a part of a live studio audience, submit a question that you can ask on air, and take part in an off-the-air dialogue with the guest speaker. The event is free, and so is parking, but space is limited. Reservations are required.
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Click here for a complete schedule and reservations.

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What:
CareerBoost: Case Studies from the television series Leaders on Leadership - it’s a tough world out there!
When:
5:30 p.m. reception, 6-7 p.m. program, Wednesday, April 1
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
This interactive event, presented by Larry Fobes, host of the Emmy Award-winning television show Leaders on Leadership, calls on the expertise of former guests. Watch clips of past guests, such as Paul O’Neill, former secretary of treasury; Dieter Zetsche, former president and CEO of Chrysler; and Alfred Taubman, founder of the Taubman Co. and former chair of Sotheby’s, then explore a variety of related leadership issues in the context of your own career. $10 members, $15 non-members. Free for currently enrolled WSU students. This is sponsored by the alumni association, School of Business Administration, WTVS-TV (channel 56) and Greenleaf Trust.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Law School Alumni Happy Hour
When:
5-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29
Where:
Proof Martini Lounge
10 West Adams St., Detroit
More Info:
Join Law School alumni and friends for a happy hour networking mixer on Jan. 29. The event is free and reservations are not required. Cash bar.
Reserve Now!
For more information, contact Joye Clark at
joye.clark@wayne.edu or (313) 577-2161.

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What:
March Madness Online Tournament
When:
Sign up by 5 p.m. March 6
Where:
You’ll get an e-mail March 16 with entry forms and details
More Info:
Make your picks for who will win the NCAA Division I men’s college basketball competition. Prizes a-plenty: two tickets to a Detroit Pistons game; a duffel bag with Pistons gear; free admission for two to a Wayne State alumni event; and a $150 Barnes & Noble gift card – plus lots of other prizes. (Go online for details.) Tournament brackets will be sent with instructions via e-mail. Here are the rules: You must be a Wayne State alum, currently enrolled student, faculty or staff member, or alumni association member with a valid e-mail address to participate. One entry per person. There’s no fee, and this is sponsored by the Detroit Pistons.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
3rd Annual Doc Andrews Alumni Hockey Night  
When:
5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27
Where:
Z's Villa and City Sports Arena  
42 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI 48202
More Info:
Join Wayne State alumni, students and friends for the Athletic Alumni Association's 3rd Annual Doc Andrews Alumni Hockey Night. A pre-game reception at Z's Villa will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the Wayne State women's hockey game against the Mercyhurst Lakers at 7:05 p.m. $15 members, $12 non-members, $10 for currently enrolled WSU students. Cost includes appetizers, beer, shuttle service to and from the game and game ticket. All proceeds to support the Doc Andrews Scholarship Fund.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Red Wings Dinner and Game
When:
5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. game, Tuesday, March 10
Where:
Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit
More Info:
More Info: Throw on your jersey – it’s an eating-and-meeting extravaganza with the Red Wings. Have dinner at the Joe Louis banquet room before watching the Red Wings face off against the Phoenix Coyotes. Dinner includes lemon-breaded chicken, pasta, salad and desserts (we’re saving the octopus for the ice). Then meet former Red Wings star Shawn Burr, who will make a special appearance. Seats are in sections 201 and 228, rows 11-14. Sign up by Feb. 6. $35 members and currently enrolled WSU students, $45 non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Hilberry Theatre Reception and Performance
When:
7 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. performance, Thursday, Feb. 26
Where:
Hilberry Theatre
4841 Cass Ave., WSU
More Info:
Did you hear? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead! Find out what this means during this special reception and performance of Tom Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which features the minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet tragedy. Before the curtain rises, stop by the “spirited” coffee bar (emphasis on bar) for drinks and desserts. Blair Anderson, Ph.D., department chair and director of this season’s Hamlet, will stop by and offer remarks. As a special bonus, we’ve arranged for a discount on dinner that night at three area restaurants: Union Street (20 percent discount), Atlas Global Bistro (15 percent discount) and Traffic Jam (10 percent discount).  Reserve by Feb. 6. $25 members and students, $35 non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Giulio Live!
When:
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18
Where:
Towers Café kitchen
655 W. Kirby Street, WSU
More Info:
Our favorite chef, Giulio Fattore, is back for another round of the wildly popular Giulio Live! cooking series. Watch and learn (and eat!) as Giulio, campus executive chef for AVI Fresh, prepares a four-course Italian meal featuring roasted melon and proscuitto salad with arugala, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette; chicken tosco with lemon caper sauce; homemade pastas; and tiramisu. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine. You’ll be seated up close and personal with Giulio, and you’ll have the chance to make your own pasta. You’ll get a copy of Giulio’s secret recipe and a gift. $58. Members and their guests only.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Alumni, Faculty and Staff Basketball Night
When:
5:30 p.m. women’s game, 7:30 p.m. men’s game, Thursday, Feb. 5
Where:
Matthaei Athletic Complex
5101 John C. Lodge, WSU
More Info:
It’s time for some Wayne State basketball - times two – as the Warriors take on Saginaw Valley State! Gorge yourself on basketball, or gorge yourself on pizza, subs and sandwiches – all included during this special family-friendly event. Warrior spirit gear and children’s activities, too! Alumni association members can win Pistons tickets and Wayne State gear. Free parking. $3. Kids 4 and under are free.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
CareerBoost: Stay Optimistic and Energized in a Constricting Economy
When:
5:30 p.m. reception, 6-7 p.m. program, Thursday, Feb. 19
Where:
Wayne State Oakland Center
33737 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
More Info:
Have you lost motivation - the motivation to turn on the evening news because there might be another recession story? The motivation to open your quarterly financial reports – the ones that are bleeding zeros? The motivation to update your resume because, you think, nobody’s hiring these days, anyway? If that’s you, then relax (for once!) and enjoy some appetizers and this timely CareerBoost program, which offers some practical tips to refresh your motivation while getting through this economic slump. Marvin J. Jacobs of Wayne State’s Career Services department will help you find inspiration and get ready to walk through the door of opportunity when it opens. $10 members, $15 non-members. Free for currently enrolled WSU students.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Warrior Night at the Palace
When:
1 p.m. Sunday, March 22 or 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10
Where:
Palace of Auburn Hills
More Info:
Save big on Detroit Pistons tickets at two special games for Wayne State alumni. First, watch the Miami Heat melt when they play the Pistons on March 22. Get a free hot dog and soda with each ticket purchase, along with a group photo on the court. While on the court, take a shot – everyone has a chance. Seats are only $25 (a $15 savings, upper level) for alumni, students and friends. Or take a shot on the court when the Pistons tear up the New Jersey Nets on April 10. You’ll also get a free duffel bag with each ticket purchase. Just $50 (save $30, upper level) for alumni, students and friends.
Reserve Now!
To take advantage of these prices,
click here or contact Katie Johnson at (248) 375-4076 or kjohnson@palacenet.com.

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What:
Women of Wayne Fashion Show and Luncheon
When:
11 a.m. Saturday, March 14
Where:
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms
More Info:
The Grosse Pointe chapter of Women of Wayne will host its annual fashion show and luncheon on March 14. Enjoy complimentary mimosas and a silent auction. Lunch will be served at noon and is followed by the fashion show featuring fashions by Coldwater Creek. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required by March 6.
Reserve Now!
Send a check made payable to Women of Wayne, Grosse Pointe Chapter, to Mrs. Santina Miller, 20202 Van Antwerp, Harper Woods, MI 48225.
Click here for more information.

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What:
College of Nursing Research Day
When:
noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
The College of Nursing will host Research Day 2009 on March 25. Dr. Suzanne Bakken, alumni professor of nursing and professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at noon. A poster reception will highlight the research of Wayne State College of Nursing faculty, graduate students and clinical partners.
Call for Abstracts:
The Wayne State Center for Health Research invites abstracts describing original research findings and best practices. Reports of completed research or research in progress are acceptable. Abstracts are due Monday, Feb. 2.
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For more information,
click here or contact Victor Chuki at vchuku@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4135.

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What:
Organization of Black Alumni Presents Black Poetry
When:
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21
Where:
General Lectures
5045 Anthony Wayne, WSU
More Info:
The Organization of Black Alumni presents Black Poetry, a theatrical performance about life, presented through poetry, song and dance. Cost is $20 per person. Currently enrolled Wayne State students can purchase tickets at the door for $10.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation for the 4 p.m. performance. Click here to make a reservation for the 8 p.m. performance. For more information, call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Night at the Museum
When:
6-10 p.m. Friday, March 13
Where:
Detroit Institute of Arts
More Info:
Join the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association for a night at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Admission price includes access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Norman Rockwell Exhibit and a $20 DIA gift certificate, which can be used at the Café DIA, Kresge Court Coffee Shop or the DIA Gift Shop. Join fellow alumni for a private gathering in Café DIA or tour the museum at your own pace. Cost is $40 per person. Proceeds from the event will support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Reservations are required by March 6.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.







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