July 2009

What:
2010 Travel Preview
When:
1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
Where:
WSU Oakland Center
33737 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
More Info:
Start packing! It’s time for the annual Travel Preview, where you can learn all about 2010 alumni association tours. Representatives from travel agencies will be on hand to share what’s coming up next year. Tours include Rome and Sorrento; Asian Explorations; Yangtze River Cruise and Imperial China; Scandinavian and Russian Splendors; Paris and London; Alaska; Dubai; and the Mediterranean and Greek Isles. Want to learn more? You need to show up. The Travel Preview is free. Refreshments are provided, too!
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Giulio Live! Fall Harvest Fare
When:
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
Where:
Towers Residence Hall Café
655 W. Kirby, WSU
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Find out what everybody’s talking about as our favorite chef, Giulio Fattore, returns for his highly entertaining cooking show, Giulio Live! Watch and learn and eat while Giulio, campus executive chef for AVI Fresh, cooks up fall harvest fare. On the menu: autumn squash soup with vanilla crème, 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; apple pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sauce. Get a copy of Giulio’s secret recipes and a gift. Giulio Live! always is a sell-out event, so reserve today!  $65, alumni association members and their guests only. Sponsored by AVI Fresh.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
OBA Diamond Jack Cruise
When:
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28
Where:
Diamond Jack River Tours
Stroh's River Place Dock, Detroit
More Info:
Enjoy a cruise down the Detroit River on the Diamond Queen with Organization of Black Alumni members and friends. Board the boat at Stroh's River Place Dock. The dock is at the foot of Joseph Campau Street, one block east of Chene and Chene Park (approximately halfway between the GM Renaissance Center and Belle Isle). A happy hour pre-party will take place at They Say Jazz Cafe located at 267 Jos. Campau. Cost is $45 per person.
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What:
Law School Alumni/Student Golf Outing
When:
noon Friday, Aug. 28
Where:
Warren Valley Golf Club
26116 Warren, Dearborn Heights
More Info:
Join the Law Alumni Association and the Student Board of Governors for the 19th annual Law School Alumni/Student Golf Outing. Cost is $90 for alumni association members, WSU students and WSU faculty, $110 for non-members. Dinner only is $40. Hole sponsorship is $125. The cost includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch at the turn, dinner and a gift bag.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2161.

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What:
OBA 3rd Friday at Lefty’s
When:
5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21
Where:
Lefty’s
5440 Cass Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Join Organization of Black Alumni members and friends for a fun-filled networking mixer and business card exchange. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
An Evening of Food and Wine Harmony
When:
6:30 p.m. reception
7:15 p.m. dinner
Thursday, Nov. 19
Where:
Shiraz
30100 Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms
More Info:
Indulge in cutting-edge wines from around the world during a special wine dinner for alumni and friends. Madeline Triffon, director of wine for the Matt Prentice Restaurant Group and one of only 75 American master sommeliers, will take you on journey through the vineyards, featuring a three-course dinner with two wines of contrasting styles for each course. All wines will be served “blind” – you won’t know the grape varieties or growing regions – allowing you to recognize on your own quality wines. Plus, this year’s Nouveau Beaujolais will make a special appearance during the event. $85 for alumni association members, $95 for non-members. All guests must be 21 years old by Nov. 19, 2009.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Golden Jubilee Reunion
When:
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Ferry Mall, WSU
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Graduates of 1959 or earlier: Be welcomed back to campus and celebrate your golden anniversary with fellow alumni at the annual Golden Jubilee Reunion. Start with a Welcome Back to Wayne luncheon at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, where you’ll meet today’s students. Then go on a tour of campus, which includes a vignette performance of The Fantasticks at the Hilberry Theatre, followed by a Q&A with the director and actors. You’ll also get a walking tour of the new College of Engineering facility and a bus tour of the surrounding cultural area. End the day with a reception back at McGregor, where you’ll be inducted into the Alumni Golden Circle. Park on campus or take a shuttle from the WSU Oakland Center in Farmington Hills (shuttle leaves at 10:30 a.m.). $50 per person.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Homecoming Pancake Tailgate
When:
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 3
Where:
Matthaei Athletic Center
1200 W. Warren, WSU
More Info:
Celebrate Homecoming Day with all-you-can-eat pancakes, tailgate games and prizes, children’s activities, and a visit by the Wayne State cheerleaders and mascot W. Plan to spend the afternoon on campus and watch the Warrior football team take on the Ashland University Eagles. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual. $10 for alumni association members and currently enrolled WSU students, $15 for non-members. Under 13 years old free.
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What:
Thanksgiving Day Parade Warming Station
When:
8 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26
Where:
Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Celebrate Thanksgiving morning at America’s Thanksgiving Parade and be sure to stop by the alumni association warming station at the Bonstelle Theatre. Here, you’ll find warm drinks and snacks, clean restrooms and children’s activities. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Parking is on your own. Cost is free for alumni association members and WSU students, $5 for non-members.
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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market
When:
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 28
Where:
In front of Prentis Hall
Cass Ave. north of Warren Ave., WSU
More Info:
Members of the university, Midtown and broader Detroit community are invited to visit the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market and shop for fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers and other farm and food products. The market will feature farmers from Detroit, the surrounding metropolitan region and Ontario. The Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market is a project of
SEED Wayne.
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For questions regarding the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market or SEED Wayne, contact Kami Pothukuchi at
k.pothukuchi@wayne.edu.

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What:
Swing for the Students Golf Outing
When:
9 a.m. Monday, July 27
Where:
Detroit Golf Club
17911 Hamilton Rd., Highland Park
More Info:
Join the School of Business Administration Alumni Association for its Swing for the Students Golf Outing. This annual event raises funds to support scholarships for School of Business Administration students. Golfers who register individually will be placed onto a foursome with golfers of a similar playing level. To make a request for placement in a specific foursome, contact Mark Stema at
mstema1@hfhs.org by July 20. For more information, visit www.swingforthestudents.com. Cost is $250 per person. Dinner only is $75. 
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series Featuring Sandra E. Pierce
When:
To be announced
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info:
Sandra E. Pierce, president and CEO of Charter One Bank of Michigan and Indiana, is the featured speaker at the alumni association’s acclaimed Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series. Pierce, Bus. ’80, M.B.A. ’82, has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the region’s Most Powerful People (2006), one of the 10 Newsmakers of the Year (2006, 2007) and one of the Most Influential Women (2007). The lecture is free, but advance reservations are required. Details to come.

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What:
Save the Date for Monteith Reunion
When:
Sept. 9-13, 2009
More Info:
All graduating classes and friends of Wayne State's Monteith College are invited to a 50th Anniversary Celebration. Join returning faculty and alumni for three event-filled days commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Monteith College in 1959.
Reserve Now!
Click here for more information, or contact Kathryn A. Rusak at (313) 577-9933 or ar0043@wayne.edu.







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