What:
Spring Awards Gala
When:
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
Join the alumni association as we celebrate students, faculty and alumni who have made their marks on the world. After the awards presentation, enjoy a reception  in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center with carving stations, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.

This year's recipients are:

Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Gilbert Michlin, BS ’49, MA ’50, Author, Of No Interest to a Nation: A Jewish Family in France, 1925-1945
  • Donald C. Haggis, BA ’82, MA ’85, Nicholas A. Cassas Term Professor of Greek Studies Curriculum in Archaeology, Acting Chair 2008-2009 Department of Classics The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. James S. Jackson, Ph.D. ’72, Director, Institute for Social Research University of Michigan
  • Patricia M. Nemeth, JD ’84, LLM ’90, President, Nemeth Burwell P.C.

Faculty Service Award

  • Professor Norah Duncan IV, MA ’86, Chair, Wayne State University Department of Music, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • Professor Nathan A. McCaughtry, Wayne State University Division of Kinesiology, College of Education

Homer D. Strong Award

  • Michael D. Bowen, BFA ’81, MFA ’86, Director, Wayne State University Student Center Programs and Activities

Cost is $20 for members and currently enrolled WSU students, $25 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
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What:
Honors College Alumni Spring Mingle
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, May 14
Where:
Lefty’s Lounge
5440 Cass Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College Alumni Association for the Spring Mingle. Enjoy appetizers and networking with fellow alumni and friends. The event is free.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation by May 11.

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What:
Women of Wayne 43rd Annual Headliner Awards
When:
11 a.m. Saturday, April 25
Where:
Lochmoor Club
1018 Sunningdale Dr., Grosse Pointe Woods
More Info:
The Women of Wayne Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumnae at the 43rd Annual Headliner Awards on Saturday, April 25. For 43 years, the Headliner Awards have been presented to Wayne State alumnae whose achievements have made headlines in the media during the preceding year. The award calls attention to the fact that Wayne State women are making their mark in society. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch.
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To make a reservation, send a check made payable to Women of Wayne Alumni Association, P.O. Box 02308, Detroit, MI 48202. For more information, call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Dinner and Carmen at the Opera
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15
Where:
Dinner is at the Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison, Detroit
Carmen is at the Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway, Detroit
More Info:
Get taken away to 19th century Spain, where Carmen, a beautiful gypsy with a fiery temper, woos an inexperienced soldier. He leaves his former love, causes mutiny against his superior and joins a gang of smugglers – only to turn murderous when Carmen leaves him for a bullfighter. Before the performance, enjoy pan-seared Angus beef tenderloin steak and broiled Alaskan halibut at the Detroit Athletic Club, just across the street from the Detroit Opera House. Cost is $145 for members and $150 for non-members. (Dinner only: $50 members, $55 non-members.)
Reserve Now!
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What:
Giulio Live! A Barbecue Bonanza
When:
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21
Where:
Towers Residence Hall Café
655 W. Kirby, WSU
More Info:
Chef Giulio Fattore takes his show picnic-tableside for a barbecue bonanza during the popular Giulio Live! cooking series. Sit grill-side and watch (and eat!) while Giulio, campus executive chef for AVI Fresh, cooks up grilled vegetable and orzo salad in a tomato cup; honey apple and jicama slaw; “stuffed” salmon burgers and hamburgers; beer-infused short ribs with chipotle barbecue sauce; lime-spiked corn on the cob; bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers; a s’mores hibachi platter; and an all-natural strawberry-banana smoothie. Receive copies of Giulio’s secret recipes and a special gift. Cost is $58; members and their guests only.
Reserve Now!
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What:
Education Alumni Gold and Silver Anniversary Reception
When:
4 p.m. Tuesday, May 19
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
The College of Education Alumni Association invites you to the annual Gold and Silver Anniversary Reception to honor 1959 and 1984 graduates of the College of Education. See the new developments on campus and enjoy appetizers and desserts. Campus bus tours begin at 4 p.m. followed by a reception in Alumni House at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to 1959 and 1984 graduates of the College of Education. Parking is available in Lot #31. Bring your ticket with you to the event for validation.
Reserve Now!
To make a reservation by May 12,
click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Nursing Alumni Talk and Tour
When:
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20
Where:
119 Cohn Building
More Info:
Join the College of Nursing Alumni Association for a Campus Health Center talk and tour. Mary White, MSN, RN, BC, director of the Wayne State University Campus Health Center, will give a presentation before leading alumni on a tour of the center. Light refreshments will be served.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
SBA Member Appreciation Event
When:
6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20
Where:
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch
1600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Join the School of Business Alumni Association for a member appreciation event. You will gain perspective on the current economic conditions and maximize the value of your Wayne State business degree by networking with fellow alumni. Enjoy a keynote speaker, a tour and hors d'oeuvres. The event is free for members of the alumni association and $25 for nonmembers.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Engineering Golf Outing
When:
10:30 a.m. Monday, May 18
Where:
Fieldstone Golf Club
1984 Taylor Rd., Auburn Hills
More Info:
Join the College of Engineering Alumni Association for its seventh annual golf outing. The cost is $110 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, prizes, lunch at the turn, and a hole-in-one challenge sponsored by Lou LaRiche Chevrolet. Proceeds from the event will benefit EAGER (Engineering Alumni Grants for Education and Research).
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300 to make a reservation by May 1.

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What:
Discounted Pistons Playoff Tickets
When:
Exact dates, times and opponents for playoffs are TBD
Where:
Palace of Auburn Hills
5 Championship Dr.
More Info:
Get an exclusive group discount for Round 1 home game one or two at the Palace. Lower-level tickets are only $45 (normally priced up to $110) or upper-level tickets for only $20 (normally priced up to $40). Receive a ticket to the Detroit Shock June 8 home opener with each Pistons playoff ticket purchased.
Reserve Now!
Contact Katie Johnson at (248) 375-4076 or
kjohnson@palacenet.com.

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What:
Tigers Night and Fireworks
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, June 19
Where:
Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Take your family and friends out to the ball park. Enjoy a delicious stadium-themed dinner buffet in the exclusive Tiger Club overlooking the field. Munch on all the hot dogs and hamburgers you can handle, then head to the lower deck outfield box seats (section 112) to watch the Detroit Tigers tear apart the Milwaukee Brewers. This special inter-league game ends with a spectacular summer fireworks show. Cost is $59 for members and currently enrolled WSU students, $65 for non-members. 
Reserve Now!
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What:
Alice in Wonderland at the Hilberry
When:
9 a.m. Saturday, July 11
Where:
Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Get taken away to Wonderland during this family event, which features continental breakfast and a storytime reading of the book Alice in Wonderland before the Hilberry performance. Afterward, characters from the show will mix and mingle and sign special autograph/coloring books. Cost is $9 for members, children 12 years old and younger and currently enrolled WSU students. $14 for non-members.
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What:
CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action!
When:
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
Think you ought to be in pictures? Here’s your chance to find out how. Join the alumni association for CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action! Ken Droz of the Michigan Film Office will detail new film projects coming to Michigan and the jobs that are resulting from them. Learn how you can be a part of the Hollywood action both on screen and off, and find out about opportunities in the new animation studios. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 for alumni association members and currently enrolled WSU students, $10 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Save the Date for Fall Events

Event:

Golden Jubilee Reunion
When:
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
More Info:
Join fellow alumni and friends from the class of 1959 and earlier for this annual event.

Event:
Homecoming Tailgate
When:
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009
More Info:
Cheer on the Warriors as they take on Ashland University.

Look for more information in upcoming issues of @ Wayne State, or check our Web site for updates at www.alumni.wayne.edu.

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What:
Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture and Awards
When:
3 p.m. Thursday, May 14
Where:
Lecture is at the General Lectures Building, Room 100
5045 Anthony Wayne Dr., WSU
Awards reception is at NextEnergy
461 Burroughs St., Detroit
More Info:
Wayne State’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies presents the Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards. The lecture will feature renowned international development economist and Detroit native, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, who will speak about the global economic crisis. The lecture begins at 3 p.m., followed at 5.30 p.m. by an awards reception for Dr. Sachs and other community peacemakers. The lecture is free and open to the public. Cost for the Peacemaker Awards and reception is $35 per ticket. All proceeds support the center's work on behalf of peace and conflict resolution.
Reserve Now!
For more information,
click here or call (313) 577-3453.

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What:
ISAAC 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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What:
Roundtable 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 roundtable 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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