Campus & Community
Wayne State has something for everyone. Climb our 30-foot-high climbing wall in the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, cheer the Warrior athletes or attend an on-campus concert, play, dance recital or art exhibit. The Department of Music hosts over 100 concerts per year, most of which are free! Nearly 200 recognized student organizations sponsor everything from ethnic celebrations to political debates.
One of Wayne State University's goals is to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with our community as a catalyst for the region's social, cultural, economic and educational enrichment.
Calendar of Events
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- 2013 Professional Development Seminar Series
- May 22 2013 at 8:30 AMMerrill-Palmer InstituteWayne State University Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Presents: Healthier Urban Families Outreach Program Make The Pain Go Away: Pain Management in Children Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Presenter: Vicki Tutag-Lehr, Ph.D Autism Spectrum Disorders: Transitioning into Young Adulthood Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Presenter: Janet Graetz, Ph.D Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Presenter: Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D Understanding Substance Use and Violence in Urban Youth Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Presenter: Stella Resco, Ph.D Registration fee: $50 per seminar (multiple seminar discount available below), breakfast, free parking, and applicable CE certificate included. Discounts : $20 for students for one session. $40 per session for 3 or more sessions. 3 CE's per day for social workers and licensed Counselors: Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute is an approved provider with The Michigan Social Work Continuing Education collaborative. Approved provider number MICED 0068 3 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH's) formerly SB-CEU's pending A certificate of attendance will be issued to OT's, PT's, and other disciplines.
- Parent Orientation 2013
- June 5 2013 at 8:00 AMGeneral LecturesWayne State University would like to welcome you, the parents, to visit our campus! Please plan on registering to join your son or daughter at New Student Orientation and attend the uniquely designed Parent Orientation where you will receive important information about campus safety, housing, financial aid, advising, university policies and procedures and student support services. Make sure you sign up on the same day as your student’s schedule orientation date. The Student and Parent Orientation is designed for you to attend orientation the same day as your son or daughter’s scheduled date. If you cannot make it on your son or daughter's scheduled date please feel free to sign up for a more convenient orientation. Please RSVP for this event in advance. Check-in runs from 8 a.m. – 9 am in General Lectures http://maps.wayne.edu/#buildings-general-lectures on WSU’s main campus. Complimentary parking is available in Parking Structure 2. Lunch will be provided. The orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. For more information about this event, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (313) 577-1010 or email@example.com.
- FOCIS: CitizenDetroit Dinner and Dialogue
- June 6 2013 at 5:30 PMInternational Institute of Metro DetroitIrvin D. Reid and Sheila Cockrel invite you to join them for dinner and a community discussion. This is not your usual meeting! This time, you and your neighbors are the mayor and council dealing with the presence of an Emergency Manager. How would you handle making decisions about the crises facing our city in this critical environment? The hurdles that Detroiters face are both financial and organizational. Detroit's leaders and its citizens are at crossroads. Every day the city leaders face critical decisions. The success of the city hinges not only on the soundness of their decisions, but also on the public's ability to comprehend and evaluate the choices that are available. After al, informed citizens make informed decisions. In many ways, that is the essence of democracy. Come join us! Admission is free. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. The event will take place at the International Institute of Metro Detroit located at 111 East Kirby in Detroit (corner of Kirby and John R). For more information, visit focis.wayne.edu. This program is presented by the Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement and the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) at Wayne State University. The Eugene Applebaum Chair and FOCIS are made possible through the generosity of alumnus Eugene Applebaum, founding chair of the Wayne State University Foundation.
- WSU Camp Cosmos - Summer 2013
- June 17 2013 at 12:00 PMWayne State University PlanetariumWSU Camp Cosmos - Summer 2013 June 17 – June 28 The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University is excited to announce our third Astronomy Summer Camp taught by WSU Physics and Astronomy faculty and staff. Camp Cosmos is a two-week long astronomy and astrophysics camp designed for student ages 12-15 (suggested grades 7-10). Base camp for this summer program is located in the recently upgraded WSU Planetarium! Students will investigate the night sky and learn about telescopes; learn Starry Night, the software used to program planetarium shows; and explore many of the most interesting aspects of space science such as the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and our vast Universe. Topics include the Big Bang, stellar evolution, supernovas, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, cosmology, and current mysteries like dark matter and dark energy. Students will also enjoy many hands-on activities and special experiences such as visits to the WSU Recreation and Fitness Center and to local area museums in the nearby Midtown Cultural Center. WSU Camp Cosmos is a cosmic experience! Camp dates: Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 28, 2013 Camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm (except for Friday, June 28th which is 9 am – 1 pm) (If student needs to be dropped off earlier or stay later, arrangements can be made). Location: WSU Planetarium, Room 0209 (Lower Level), Old Main Building Wayne State University, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 Cost: $375.00 (includes lunch and all field trips) Sponsors: WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy For more information, go to the WSU Planetarium website/Summer Programs at: http://planetarium.wayne.edu/programs/summer-programs.php For questions, please contact: Dawn Niedermiller, WSU Camp Cosmos Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org 313-577-2107
- Joy: in the Midst of Transition
- June 18 2013 at 7:00 PMCommunity ArtsJoy: in the Midst of Transition (Official website)A Public Lecture and Panel Discussion With safety and blight both real concerns in many areas of Detroit, how can individuals, non-profits, businesses and governments best support, facilitate and encourage activities that use joy as an organizing principle? This public lecture and panel discussion with four national experts will explore experiences and actions that foster a sense of joy and happiness in our cities and communities. Speakers include: Artist, Designer and Urban Planner Candy Chang; the Executive Director of the Laundromat Project, Kemi Ilesanmi; and Archie Lee Coates and Jeff Franklin from the multi-disciplinary design studio, PlayLab. Presented by: The Richard C. Van Dusen Leadership Forum at Wayne State
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