February 2009

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:
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:
School of Medicine Hosts Advocacy Training
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26
Where:
Westin Hotel
1500 Town Center, Southfield

More Info:
Join the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the School of Medicine Alumni Association for an advocacy training session. As Wayne State continues to receive diminished funding from the State of Michigan, it has become critical for alumni to convey the importance of the university to elected officials. Join administrators from the School of Medicine as they discuss current issues impacting the university and how alumni can provide support for grassroots advocacy. The session is free and open to the public; however, be advised that the training will focus only on legislative issues impacting the School of Medicine. Reservations are required by Feb. 20.
Reserve Now!
E-mail
events@med.wayne.edu or call (313) 577-1474.

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What:
Alumni Lecture Features Leonard Slatkin
When:
noon Tuesday, March 24
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
Join the alumni association for the Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series featuring Leonard Slatkin. Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is an internationally renowned American conductor who has made appearances with virtually every major international orchestra. His recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and more than 60 nominations. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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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:
Detroit Tigers Spring Training Event
When:
noon Sunday, March 29
Where:
Joker Marchant Stadium  
Lakeland, Fla.
More Info:
Come out to the ball park to make some new friends and cheer on the Detroit Tigers as they take on the Atlanta Braves at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. We are hosting a picnic lunch as part of this Wayne State alumni trip to see our great alumni and friends in Florida. Tickets are $35 per person and include a picnic lunch and a reserved seating ticket to the game. We’ll have some great raffle prizes (like a Sanders Hot Fudge dessert basket) and a chance to win tickets to a regular season game back in Detroit.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-0300. 

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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
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:
Graduate School Open House
When:
3-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12
Where:
Welcome Center
42 W. Warren, WSU
More Info:
Learn about the master's degree you always wanted and apply for admission at no charge at Wayne State's Graduate School Open House. Admissions and program representatives will be on hand to review applications and advise applicants. The $50 application fee will be waived for on-site participants. The Graduate School offers more than 60 doctoral degrees, 139 master's degrees and 32 certificate, specialist and professional programs.
Click here for an application.
Parking is free in Structure 6, which is located behind the Welcome Center. Bring your ticket stub for validation.
Reserve Now!
Click here  or call (313) 577-GRAD.

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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 prosciutto 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.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Save the Date for California Events
More Info:
Wayne State President Jay Noren will be in Southern California in March and is looking forward to meeting alumni and friends. 

President Noren, who will be in town to attend a national meeting of urban leaders, will meet with alumni to share his insights into how Wayne State is leading the transition to the emerging knowledge economy for the benefit of both Detroit and the nation. Join us for food, fun and a chance to catch up with old friends while making some new ones during two events:

What:
San Diego Reception
When:
6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20
Where:
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
401 K Street, San Diego, Calif.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.

What:
Los Angeles Brunch
When:
11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22
Where:
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Ray, Calif.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (888) 887-3588.

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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.
Reserve Now!
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:
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:
Caring for Your Elderly Loved One
When:
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4
Where:
Student Center
Hilberry A and B, WSU
More Info:
Join the President's Commission on the Status of Women for a lunch and learn session about caring for your elderly loved ones. University experts will discuss issues related to memory loss, warning signs of dementia, risk factors for falls, long-term care options and assistive technologies. A light lunch will be provided.
Click here for more information and a complete list of speakers.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.

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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.
Reserve Now!
For more information,
click here or contact Victor Chuki at vchuku@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4135.

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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
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
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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What:
An Evening With David Sedaris
When:
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21
Where:
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway, Detroit

More Info:
Join WDET for an evening of laughs with author and humorist David Sedaris. Sedaris will be reading from his latest book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, as well as exclusive, unpublished works about his life and family. Tickets start at $55. Make a gift of $250 to Detroit Public Radio and you will receive a pair of WDET Gold Circle Seats (the first 10 rows) and an autographed copy of Sedaris' book. Seating is limited, so make your donation today!
Reserve Now!
Click here for reservations.

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What:
Round Table on African American Education
When:
Friday and Saturday, June 19-20
Where:
Detroit Marriott 
Renaissance Center
More Info:
The Institute for the Study of the African-American Child presents a round-table discussion on African American education. The conference will focus on best practices for teaching African-American children. 
Click here for more information and a complete schedule.
Reserve Now!
Contact Saundra Sumner at (313) 577-0991 or
ac6642@wayne.edu.

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What:
ISAAC Hosts Conference on Research Directions
When:
May 3-6, 2009
Where:
Hilton Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
More Info:
The Institute for the Study of the African-American Child will host the Conference on Research Directions, a biannual event designed to bridge the gap between research and practice in education. All researchers and practitioners interested in the latest strategies for closing the academic achievement gap that affects African American children should attend.
Click here for more information or visit www.coe.wayne.edu/ISAAC for a complete conference schedule and presenter and participant registration forms.
Reserve Now!
Contact Saundra Sumner at (313) 577-0991 or
ac6642@wayne.edu.






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