November 2009


What:

Thanksgiving Day Parade Warming Station
When:
8 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26
Where:
Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit
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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 University Regional Outreach Events:
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Don't miss one of these opportunities to get an exclusive update on the exciting things happening at Wayne State and enjoy networking with alumni and friends in your area.

What:
San Francisco Event
When:
6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4
Where:
Bistro Boudin
160 Jefferson St., second floor, San Francisco
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Join alumni and friends for a cocktail reception and buffet dinner at the historic Bistro Boudin on the Wharf. Hear an update from President Jay Noren on the latest university accomplishments and initiatives and enjoy a tour of the Bistro. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
To make a reservation by Dec. 1,
click here or call (313) 577-0300.


What:
Los Angeles/Burbank Event
When:
6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5
Where:
BASE Productions
4540 West Valerio Street, Burbank
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Join special alumni guests Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. For 50 years, the Los Angeles-based artists/designers have played a central role in the distinctive aesthetic of California mid-century modernism. Enjoy a tour of the Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism exhibit and hear an update from President Jay Noren on the latest university accomplishments and initiatives. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
To make a reservation by Dec. 1,
click here or call (313) 577-0300.


What:
San Diego Event
When:
noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6
Where:
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, San Diego
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Join alumni and friends for a strolling cocktail reception and program featuring Associate Professor Cynthia Bir of the College of Engineering. Bir, '00, directs the university's Bioengineering Center and is the lead scientist for Sport Science on Fox Sports and Fight Science on the National Geographic Channel. At the event, you'll be treated to a special performance by SideSwipe Performance Team, a martial arts-based group that blends traditional martial arts with gymnastics and acrobatics, and a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of Fight Science. The event is free, but reservations are required.
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To make a reservation by Dec. 1,
click here or call (313) 577-0300.


What:
Detroit Event
When:
6-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14
Where:
Detroit Science Center
5020 John R, Detroit
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Enjoy a strolling cocktail reception with a special program, including an update from President Jay Noren; the introduction of Chris Polk, assistant vice president for Alumni Affairs; remarks from David Rosenberg, M.D., the Miriam L. Hamburger Endowed Chairman of Child Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine. Rosenberg's groundbreaking research into obsessive-compulsive disorder recently was highlighted on ABC News. The event also includes a tour of the Detroit Science Center and the Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato exhibit. Cost is $35 per person. Parking is provided.
Reserve Now!
To make a reservation by Dec. 9,
click here or call (313) 577-0300.

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What:
Reuther Library Special Exhibition
When:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Through June 2010
Where:
Walter P. Reuther Library
5401 Cass Ave., Detroit
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An exhibit celebrating the 120-year history of the National Association of Letter Carriers, "Still Delivering: A History of the Letter Carriers," opened to the public in September. The exhibit tells the story of the men and women who have devoted their lives to ensure 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:
Meet Wayne State in Photographs Author
When:
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10
Where:
Barnes and Noble in Woodland Mall
3195 28th St., Kentwood (outside of Grand Rapids)

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Meet Evelyn Aschenbrenner, author of A History of Wayne State University in Photographs (Wayne State University Press 2009).
In A History of Wayne State in Photographs, Aschenbrenner surveys more than 140 years’ worth of historical photos and archival material to give readers a complete visual guide to Wayne State’s development. A thoughtful introduction by Charles K. Hyde, a foreword by Bill McGraw, a timeline of university events, and a list of university presidents complete this informative and attractive volume. The event is free and open to the public.
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For more information or to purchase a copy of the book,
click here.

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What:
Contribute to Wayne Cares and COTS
When:
November 30-December 18
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, WSU
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The Wayne Cares initiative is partnering with COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) this holiday season in an effort to collect and donate canned goods and critical needs items from their wish list for shelter residents. Wayne State is committed to working with COTS so that individuals in our community will have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant holiday season. Last year the Wayne State community collected and donated more than 5,700 items to COTS. Please join the Wayne Cares movement and drop-off your donation at one of our many donation locations on campus, including Alumni House.

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What:
College of Nursing Advocacy Training
When:
8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3
Where:
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit Receiving Crockett A
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The College of Nursing Alumni Association for Nurses presents in the Know: Tips and Tools for Advocating on Behalf of WSU. Join Patricia Natale, ‘78, chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care services of the Detroit Medical Center, for a discussion on the issues impacting the nursing profession in the state of Michigan. You also will learn how you can assist the university's continuing advocacy efforts.
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Click here or call Joye Clark at (313) 577-2161.

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What:
WOW Presents A Forbidden Broadway Christmas 
When:
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5  
Where:
The Gem Theatre
333 Madison Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Join Women of Wayne members and friends for lunch and a matinée performance of A Forbidden Broadway Christmas. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. at the Elwood Café followed by the play at 3 p.m. Cost for members is $47.50 or $34.50 (show only) and $52.50 or $39.50 (show only) for non-members.
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Send a check made payable to the Women of Wayne Alumni Association to Women of Wayne, P.O. Box 02308, Detroit, MI 48202. For information, contact Elisabeth Johnston at (313) 577-2167 or
ap9048@wayne.edu

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What:
Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Conference & Luncheon
When:
9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5
Where:
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
259 Mack Ave., Detroit
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The Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Conference and Luncheon celebrates Occupational Therapy's 65th anniversary. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a New York Times best selling author, will deliver the keynote address, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey. Taylor was chosen as one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. The registration fee is $139 before Nov. 23 or $149 after Nov. 23. The fee for Wayne State alumni and students is $119 before Nov. 23 and $129 after Nov. 23. Lunch and parking are included.
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Click here or call (734) 353-4752.

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What:
Save the Date for MLK Jr. Tribute
When:
11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19
Where:
Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
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Mark your calendars for Wayne State's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute luncheon. Cost is $45 for lunch and the program or $10 for the program only. Proceeds will support Adopt-a-Classroom, a nationally recognized organization that invites the community into classrooms to increase opportunities for student success by empowering teachers with community partnerships and funds to purchase resources for their classrooms.
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For more information, contact Stephanie Fries at (313) 577-0701 or
communityaffairs@wayne.edu.

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What:
CareerBoost: Where is the Work?
When:
5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25
Where:
Wayne State Welcome Center Auditorium
42 W. Warren, Detroit
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Discuss employment opportunities with a panel of experts from the State of Michigan Civil Service Commission, Detroit Regional Chamber, TechTown, Kelly Services, Henry Ford Health Systems and more. The panelists will give insight into what employment opportunities exist within those industries. Cost is $10 for alumni association members, $15 for non-members and free for currently enrolled WSU students.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Dinner with “W” - Wayne State Basketball vs. Ferris State
When:
Thursday, Jan. 21
5:30 p.m. Women’s game
6:45 p.m. Dinner with “W”
7:30 p.m. Men’s game
Where:
Matthaei Athletic Complex, WSU
5101 John C. Lodge Service Drive, Detroit
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Celebrate 35 years of women’s athletics and cheer the Warrior basketball teams to victory. The women’s game will include a special halftime ceremony honoring current and former female athletes. Join us between games for dinner with mascot “W” – a family-friendly event including pizza, salad and a meet-and-greet. All dinner guests will receive a Wayne State Alumni stadium seat cushion and chance to win Pistons tickets and Warrior gear. Then watch at halftime the men’s game when former Wayne State athletes resurrect their athletic prowess in a hilarious skills challenge.
 
Basketball game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased at-the-door or in advance by calling (866) WSU-TIKS. Admission for currently enrolled WSU students is free.
 
Admission to dinner with “W” is $3 for members of the alumni association and their guests, currently enrolled WSU students and children under 13 years of age. $5 for non-members.
 
This event is brought to you by Wayne State’s alumni association, athletics department and Athletics Alumni Association, and is sponsored by Liberty Mutual.

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

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What:
Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues
When:
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24
Where:
Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit
More Info:

Package A
Back by popular demand - an evening of exciting Detroit Red Wings hockey! Join Wayne State alum and radio voice of the Wings, Ken Kal, at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-game reception in the Joe Louis Arena Olympia Club’s Manhattan room followed by a prime rib and cedar plank salmon dinner. You'll be entered to win door prizes, including Warrior prize packs. Then head to your seats to watch the Wings battle the Blues. Cost is $45 for alumni association members and their guests, and currently enrolled WSU students. $50 for non-members.
 
Package B
Just want to go to the game? In addition to your game tickets, we’ve made special arrangements for you to get a hot dog, bag of chips and soda from the arena concessions. $32 for alumni association members and their guests, and currently enrolled WSU students. $37 for non-members.
 
Package C
This is for those who already have tickets to the game and would like to attend the pre-game reception and dinner (see Package A). $20 for alumni association members and their guests, and currently enrolled WSU students. $25 for non-members.
 
All seats are in sections 226C and 226B, rows 18-21. Seats are limited.

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Click here or call (313) 577-2300.







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