September 2009


What:
Tailgate With the Alumni Association
When:
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 19
Where:
Alumni Zone Tent
Matthaei Athletic Center
More Info:
Stop by the Alumni Zone Tent for some flapjacks and fun before the Warriors take on the University of Findlay. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice; tailgate games; children's crafts; and more. The event is co-sponsored by the WSU Department of Athletics. Admission is free, but reservations are required. The alumni association also will host tailgate festivities at the Oct. 17 and Oct. 31 Warrior football home games. Game tickets can be purchased on-site or by calling (866) WSU-TIKS.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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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!
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What:
OBA 3rd Friday Networking Mixer
When:
5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18
Where:
Z's Villa
452 Piquette St., Detroit
More Info:
Join Organization of Black Alumni members and friends for 3rd Friday, a fun-filled networking mixer and business card exchange. The event is free, but reservations are required.
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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:
CareerBoost!: Yes! You Can Land a Job (Even) in a Crummy Economy
More Info:
Join the alumni association and the School of Business Administration for an informative, interactive workshop featuring Therese Marie Boldt, career coach and author of Yes! You Can Land a Job (Even) in a Crummy Economy. Cost is $10 for alumni association members, $15 for non-members and free for currently enrolled WSU students and School of Business Administration alumni.

The workshop is offered at three locations:

Where:
Macomb Community College
John Lewis Center, Room 324
14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren
When:
5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5
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Where:
WSU Oakland Center
3377 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
When:
9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 10
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Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Room B-C
495 Ferry Mall, WSU
When:
5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19
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What:
Flu Vaccinations and More!
More Info:
Alumni association members and friends have the opportunity to receive flu vaccinations, blood pressure screenings and consultations with registered pharmacists at two locations in October.

When:
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21
Where:
University Pharmacy
5254 Anthony Wayne Dr., WSU

When:
5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12
Where:
WSU Oakland Center
33737 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

Flu vaccinations are $20 per person. Free to Health Alliance Plan members who present their card. Receipts will be issued to individuals for possible reimbursement by other insurance providers. Pharmacist consultations and blood pressure screenings are free for alumni association members, $10 for non-members.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins also are available. Call (313) 831-2008 for reservations and information.

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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.
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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
More Info:
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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What:
Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series Featuring Sandra E. Pierce
When:
noon Wednesday, Oct. 21
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
More Info: 
Sandra E. Pierce, president and CEO of Charter One Bank of Michigan and Indiana, began her banking career when she joined National Bank of Detroit as a teller while attending Wayne State. Today she is president & CEO of Charter One, Michigan, responsible for all state bank activities, the commercial banking business, and local marketing and community giving. Pierce’s extensive community involvement includes the current role of Chairman of the Detroit Regional Chamber, the largest chamber of commerce in the country. The lecture is free, but advance reservations are required.
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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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What:
Reuther Library Special Exhibition
When:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Sept. 22-June 2010
Where:
Walter P. Reuther Library
5401 Cass Ave., Detroit
More Info:
An exhibit celebrating the 120-year history of the National Association of Letter Carriers, "Still Delivering: A History of the Letter Carriers," will open to the public on Sept. 22. The exhibit tells the story of the men and women who have devoted their lives to ensure that the mail is delivered to homes and businesses six days a week, using documents, photographs and other objects from the library's NALC Historical Collection.
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For more information,
click here or contact Alberta Asmar at (313) 577-4003 or aasmar@wayne.edu.

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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:
Film Audition Workshop
When:
Oct. 10-31
Where:
Linsell House
5104 Gullen Mall, WSU
More Info:
The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents the workshop Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films. The intensive, interactive workshop will be held on four consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Students will have the opportunity to perform mock auditions and receive coaching from professional actor and workshop instructor Laurie Meeker. Cost is $195 per person. Payment is due by Oct. 5.
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Click here for more information or contact David Romas at ac2942@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5448.

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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
More Info:
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.
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