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  • WSU launches campuswide hand-washing campaign

    January 19, 2018
    If you haven’t seen them already, keep your eyes peeled: Hand-washing signage will soon be in every public restroom on Wayne State University’s campus, thanks to a comprehensive health promotion campaign organized by the Campus Health Center (CHC) and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS).
  • Beyond the News: WSU professor writes the book on disability and sport

    January 17, 2018
    Jeffrey Martin, professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies in Wayne State’s College of Education, recently published the first textbook on disability and sport and exercise psychology. We recently sat with Martin to talk about his research.
  • Wayne State University to partner with Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 16

    January 11, 2018
    In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wayne State University will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and more than 130 organizations on Tuesday, Jan. 16, for a National Day of Racial Healing.
  • Warrior Strong license plates now available

    January 10, 2018
    As you spend time in traffic this snowy winter, look at the license plates on the cars around you. Wayne State University has updated the university fundraising plate with the new Warrior Strong W.
  • WSU wins national and state college flu vaccination challenges

    January 9, 2018
    Wayne State University has won both the inaugural Alana Yaksich National College and University Flu Vaccination Challenge and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) 2017-18 Michigan College and University Flu Vaccination Challenge for medium-sized schools. This represents the fourth consecutive win for Wayne State University in the statewide challenge.
  • Health and wellness survey aims to assess student health behaviors to improve services, support

    January 9, 2018
    Wayne State University, the College of Nursing and the Campus Health Center are committed to providing an atmosphere that values student health and wellness. As such, the university is seeking feedback from students to assess health behaviors with the goal of providing better services and support.
  • Wayne State joins the national conversation

    January 4, 2018
    With the decline of the newspaper industry, increasingly partisan cable news, and more and more people getting their news via social media, many aren’t sure what information they can trust. In response, Wayne State faculty are helping provide a source for authoritative, informed content.
  • A basketball journey: Q&A with Knicks GM Scott Perry

    January 3, 2018
    After being in NBA front offices for 17 seasons — 12 of those with the Detroit Pistons — Wayne State alumnus and former basketball standout Scott Perry's dream came true. Last year, he was named general manager of the New York Knicks. WSU spoke with Perry about his time as a Tartar, career experiences and goals as the Knicks’ GM.
  • Wayne State University in the news — 2017

    January 2, 2018
    Numerous media outlets from around the globe ran stories in 2017 mentioning Wayne State. In fact, the university was mentioned nearly 2,000 times in newspapers, magazines, television, radio and news websites, translating into an average of six stories daily.
  • Detroit takes national spotlight in 2017

    December 21, 2017
    Those who work and study at Wayne State know Detroit is on the rise. Over the past year, the national media has taken notice, too. This year, a variety of publications touted the city as a must-visit destination.
  • Advisor Training Academy helps academic advisors continue to make the grade

    December 19, 2017
    WSU’s Advisor Training Academy (ATA) is designed to help empower academic advisors through comprehensive and continual training, professional development, and recognition.
  • WSU community encouraged to participate in campus climate study

    December 19, 2017
    Wayne State University is committed to providing an atmosphere that values diversity and inclusion, and the university is seeking feedback from the campus community to understand how well we are doing in our goal to provide a welcoming and inclusive campus. On Jan. 16, 2018, all students, faculty and staff will receive an email from President Wilson requesting their participation in a survey about Wayne State’s campus climate.
  • Campuswide mentoring program pairs pre-med, medical students for matched success

    December 18, 2017
    While he’s no stranger to hitting the books, Wayne State University School of Medicine student Don Zeolla finds that learning comes a bit easier when he’s teaching others. That’s part of the reason Zeolla, a fourth-year medical student, co-founded Wayne State’s Campuswide Pre-Medical Mentoring program.
  • President Wilson's holiday reception held today

    December 18, 2017
    President M. Roy Wilson's annual holiday reception will held today from 3 to 5 p.m. in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The event will feature karaoke, a virtual graffiti room, hors d’oeuvres and festive desserts, hot cocoa, punch and a coffee station. Guests are welcome to bring donations for the HIGH Program to support Wayne State students.
  • Getting to Know: Breaking away with Rob MacGregor

    December 18, 2017
    It’s no secret that Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson has an enduring passion for cycling. On any given day, you might spot Wilson cycling around the city — and you’ll likely see Rob MacGregor, senior director of philanthropy of the Law School, pedaling alongside him.
  • Getting to Know: Spreading positivity, one person at a time

    December 13, 2017
    If you pass through Schaver Music Recital Hall on the way through Community Arts Building, you know custodian Willie Johnson. With his warm personality, Johnson — who is also a ventriloquist, voice impressionist, singer-songwriter and host of a show on WAYN Radio — finds a way to connect with just about everyone who walks through his halls.
  • MDOT closes Third Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit for safety

    December 13, 2017
    For public safety, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has closed the Third Street overpass above I-94 near Wayne State. A recent inspection of the overpass revealed structural deterioration in the bridge supports, requiring all traffic to be prohibited from using the overpass.
  • Wayne State staff members participate in Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy

    December 12, 2017
    Steve Townsend, director of marketing and communication for the Mike Ilitch School of Business, and Devon Taylor, associate director of recruitment and outreach, recently participated in the Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy.
  • Advancing graduate admissions with portfolio review

    December 11, 2017
    Graduate admissions is not a one-size-fits all-process, according to new research and guidelines in the Wayne State University Graduate School’s portfolio review white paper and toolkit. Graduate Record Examinations and other materials have long been the foundation of graduate applications.
  • Wayne State staff member honored with Spirit of Detroit Award

    December 7, 2017
    During the week, Rochelle White works as an event specialist at Wayne State University. On the weekends, she preaches at New Beginnings Bible Church. In her free time, she’s executive director for the growing nonprofit organization New Beginnings Life Center. With a resume as impressive as hers, it’s no surprise that White was chosen to receive a Spirit of Detroit Award this year.
  • Against the odds: Student overcomes challenges on road to commencement

    December 7, 2017
    The battle of her life began for Wayne State University graduating senior Jillian L. Weiss in January 2008. A high school freshman from Temperance, Michigan, Weiss was enjoying competing in the sport she loved — soccer — and excelling academically with straight A’s. Then, without warning, she came down with a mono-like virus that negatively affected her autonomic system.
  • Best practices report highlights WSU for helping students

    December 5, 2017
    Wayne State University is the only school in Michigan highlighted in a report on best practices to help students pay for college and stay in school. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and its report, “Making College Affordable,” lauds Wayne State for proactively providing financial aid text notifications.
  • Wayne State’s Suicide Prevention Initiative will create student advisory board for support, outreach

    December 4, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Suicide Prevention Initiative, started this October, is funded by a three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. This initiative aims to raise awareness about the signs of suicide and provide Wayne State students, faculty and staff with ways to help someone who is struggling.
  • JIGSAW accepting donations for the Ruth Ellis Center through the holiday season

    November 30, 2017
    JIGSAW (Joining Intersectionality, Gender, Sexuality and Allies at Wayne) is hosting a charity drive supporting the Ruth Ellis Center, a social services agency providing support for runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth in Detroit. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 15.
  • WSU’s Get Yourself Tested event provides resources, testing to vulnerable population

    November 30, 2017
    In November, the Campus Health Center (CHC) tested 65 students at a Get Yourself Tested (GYT) event in two Wayne State University residence halls to help reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on campus. CHC provided testing and health education in Ghafari Hall and Towers Residential Suites.