October 2007

What:
Tyree Guyton Speaks at Alumni House
When:
noon Wednesday, Oct. 24
Where:
Alumni House
441 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University
More Info:
One of the most controversial art installations in Detroit is the Heidelberg Project. Find out why from Heidelberg artist Tyree Guyton and executive director Jenenne Whitfield. It's all part of the acclaimed Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series. Buy a copy of Guyton's new book published by Wayne State University Press and have it signed after the lecture. It's all free, but reservations are required.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Wayne State
Goes Hollywood


In the exciting tradition of gala premieres, awards ceremonies and red carpet walks, Wayne State is going Hollywood!

It’s a West Coast festival that will connect alumni across the country for the common purpose of celebrating Wayne, garnering support and creating energy for the future. Multiple events have been planned in the Los Angeles area for Oct. 24-26, with the centerpiece being an exclusive gala affair at the Warner Bros. Studios on Oct. 25.

Join President Irvin D. Reid and fellow Wayne alumni and friends as they gather to boost excitement and build on the momentum of Wayne First: The Campaign for Wayne State University. Wayne alumnus Ernie Hudson, ’73, who has appeared in such silver screen and television hits as Ghostbusters, Miss Congeniality, Lackawanna Blues and Desperate Housewives, will be the evening’s master of ceremonies.

Wayne State also has enlisted four well-known alumni in California to assist with making this event memorable: David Salzman, '69, executive producer of MADtv; John Richards, '74 and '03, vice president of Worldwide Creative Services for Warner Home Video; Harvey Gettleson, '75 and '77, CFO of Lexington Ventures L.L.C.; and Casey Kasem, '57, radio and television personality.

The evening’s festivities will include remarks from President Reid, a screening of a special Wayne State video and plenty of West Coast delicacies! You will also have the opportunity to get an insider’s look behind the scenes at Warner Bros. – one of the world’s busiest movie and television studios.

Make the Warner Bros. gala and the other once-in-a-lifetime Wayne State University events we have planned for you part of a mini-vacation in Hollywood, the land of the stars. If you can’t meet us in Los Angeles, join us in Las Vegas or Phoenix as we continue the festivities!

What:
Wayne State Goes Behind the Scenes at Warner Bros.
When:
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Where:
Warner Bros. Studios
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif.
More Info:
Join alumni and friends for a reception, program and back lot tours. This event is complimentary.
Reserve Now!
www.specialevents.wayne.edu/wb or call (888) 887-3588.

What:
Wayne State Goes Comedy
When:
Wednesday, Oct. 24
7 p.m. reception
8 p.m. comedy show
Where:
Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.
More Info:
Alumni and friends will enjoy a reception and comedy show featuring Jon Lovitz. Cost is $30/person.  
Reserve Now!
www.specialevents.wayne.edu/laugh or call (888) 887-3588.

What:
Wayne State Goes MAD!
When:
5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
Where:
Music Box Theatre
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.
More Info:
End the week with more laughs during a taping of MADtv, along with a reception, program and behind-the-scenes tour. Cost is $30/person.
Reserve Now!
www.specialevents.wayne.edu/mad or call (888) 887-3588.

What:
Wayne State Goes to Vegas
When:
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Where:
Loews Lake Las Vegas
101 Montelago Blvd., Henderson, Nev.
More Info:
Details to come. This event is complimentary.
Reserve Now!
www.specialevents.wayne.edu/vegas or call (888) 887-3588.

What:
Wayne State Goes to Phoenix
When:
11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
Where:
Royal Palms Resort
5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
More Info:
Details to come. This event is complimentary.
Reserve Now!
www.specialevents.wayne.edu/phoenix or call (888) 887-3588.


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What:
A Tribute to Arthur L. Johnson
When:
6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6
Where:
The Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More Info:
Friends and colleagues of Arthur L. Johnson are invited to pay tribute to him during a special event, which benefits an early childhood learning center in Detroit. Cost is $150 per person and includes a strolling dinner.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 576-5111.

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What:
Alumni Wine Tasting
When:
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
Where:
Andiamo
21400 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
More Info:
Raise your glass and say "salute!" "sante!" or "salud!" Let us take you through the vineyards of the Mediterranean region as you discover interesting pours and savory bites from Italy, France and Spain. $40 for alumni association members, $50 for non-members.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-2300.

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What:
Alumni Advocacy Seminar
When:
5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5
Where:
Miller Canfield
840 W. Long Lake Rd., Suite 200, Troy
More Info:
As Wayne State continues to receive diminished funding from the State of Michigan, it has become critical for alumni of the university to convey the importance of Wayne State to elected officials. Join Federal District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds and university administrators to discuss current issues impacting the future of the university and discuss how alumni can provide critical support for grassroots advocacy.
Reserve Now!
Contact Joye Clark at (313) 577-2161 or
joye.clark@wayne.edu.

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What:
Women of Wayne Host Parade Company Tour
When:
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Where:
The Parade Company
9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A, Detroit
More Info:
Join the Women of Wayne Alumni Association for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Parade Company Studio. On the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to see the preparations for America's Thanksgiving Day Parade and check out the floats before they roll down Woodward Ave. on Turkey Day. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children 17 and under.
Reserve Now!
Contact Elisabeth Johnston at (313) 577-2300 or
ap9048@wayne.edu.

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What:
Undergraduate Admissions Open House
When:
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium, Wayne State
More Info:
Are you or someone you know interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree? This is your chance to learn about what Wayne State has to offer. The event is free and open to the public.
Reserve Now!
Click here or call (313) 577-3577.

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What:
Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Reunion and Awards Presentation
When:
5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
Where:
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Lower Level, 259 Mack Ave., Wayne State University
More Info:
Join the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the annual alumni reunion and distinguished alumni awards presentation. Come early, at 4 p.m., for the Martin Barr Lecture Series featuring Dr. Mitch Greenlick of the Oregon Department of Public Health. Dr. Greenlick will present the lecture "Toward Universal Access to Health Care." $40 per person.
Reserve Now!
Call (313) 577-1716.

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What:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Featured at FOCIS Event
When:
6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
Where:
Community Arts Auditorium, Wayne State
More Info:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be keynote speaker at the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS). FOCIS, a privately funded initiative, will provide a series of public events that bring the university's resources to bear on topics that define who we are and what we hope to become - locally, nationally and globally. Kennedy is an advocate for the environment and will share his perspectives on issues of sustainability, including jobs, global warming, health care, immigration and world leadership during his lecture, Our Environmental Destiny.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.

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What:
President's Biennial Conference on Health Disparities
When:
7:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
Where:
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 W. Ferry Mall, Wayne State
More Info:
The President's Biennial Conference on Health Disparities: Understanding and Unraveling Health Disparities, will examine critical healthcare issues facing minorities and other underserved populations in urban areas. Researchers and health professionals will explore the challenges urban minorities face in preventing disease, promoting wellness and securing appropriate care, and will discuss ways to improve the overall healthcare delivery system. Registration is free for Wayne State students and $25 in advance for non-students. Registration at the door will be $100.
Reserve Now!
Click here to make a reservation.







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