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  • 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.  
  • President Wilson: Sgt. Collin Rose forever part of Wayne State family

    November 22, 2017
    One year ago, our campus and the surrounding community were shocked by a terrible tragedy. One of our police officers — Sgt. Collin Rose — was shot and killed off campus while performing routine police business. Sgt. Rose’s senseless death shook us to our core. We lost not only a fine officer, but even more importantly a colleague and a friend. Collin’s family lost a son, a brother, a fiancée.
  • Beyond the News: Assoc. dean examines relationship between chronic pain and romance

    November 21, 2017
    Annmarie Cano, professor and associate dean of Wayne State’s Graduate School, recently attended the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute and Luce Program at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. HERS is an educational nonprofit that provides women in higher education with leadership and management development skills. We asked Cano to tell us about the HERS Institute and her research.
  • Beyond the News: How one painting is helping St. John nurses

    November 17, 2017
    Nurses at St. John Providence hospital in Detroit have created an abstract mixed media painting to express what nursing means to them. Creating the painting also helped them better understand the alternative medicine practices that can help patients with cancer diagnoses cope and seek comfort.
  • Dean hopes personal story will resonate with others

    November 13, 2017
    Dr. Ambika Mathur considers herself an introvert. Which is why writing a first-person narrative for Science Magazine might seem out of character for the associate provost and dean of Wayne State’s Graduate School.
  • New Warrior VIP program helps incoming freshmen engage early and visualize success

    November 13, 2017
    As part of Wayne State University’s ongoing commitment to ensuring student success, the university has introduced the Warrior Vision and Impact Program (Warrior VIP), a comprehensive student support program and learning community designed to help incoming freshmen successfully transition into college, excel as students and graduate on time.
  • New Guide app helps freshmen navigate first semester

    November 9, 2017
    Freshman Ana Alexandrova is checking things off her first semester’s to-do list — with the help of Wayne State’s new Guide app. Alexandrova — a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College who chose to study at Wayne State because of its strong science programs and unique urban atmosphere — is using the Guide app to make the most of her college experience.
  • WSU joins movement to shine a spotlight on fraud

    November 9, 2017
    To promote anti-fraud awareness and education, Wayne State University’s Office of Internal Audit will participate in the ACFE’s International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 12-18) by hosting several informational sessions on campus.
  • WSU student film group to host double-feature night before black comic convention

    November 8, 2017
    For their annual gathering at the Wayne State University Student Center Building on Saturday, Nov. 18, the organizers of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention (MCBACC) have joined forces with Wayne State University student film group Kino Club 313.
  • Beyond the News: Professor studies link between pain and emotions

    November 7, 2017
    Wayne State distinguished Professor of Psychology Mark Lumley recently completed a study to determine how emotional experiences affect the amount of pain fibromyalgia patients experience. We asked Lumley to tell us more about this study.
  • Nominations sought for Spirit of Community Awards

    November 7, 2017
    The Division of Government and Community Affairs is accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Community Awards. Wayne State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals who best exemplify the spirit of Wayne State University’s commitment to community engagement.
  • Graduation rate improvements earn applause

    November 6, 2017
    When Monica Brockmeyer took the stage at the Education Advisory Board’s 2017 Student Success Collaborative summit, Connected, her goal was to help fellow administrators feel confident making the tough decisions and changes needed to succeed in the current education climate.
  • Getting to Know: CFPCA dean hosts honeybees

    October 31, 2017
    Matthew Seeger, dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, has a keen eye for the arts — and, as it turns out, honey. Seeger, who is a beekeeper, or apiarist, by hobby, has a special appreciation for honeybees.
  • Faculty encouraged to share knowledge with public

    October 25, 2017
    Wayne State University faculty are doing wonderful work in a wide variety of academic disciplines, and the Office of Marketing and Communications is constantly working to share that expertise with the public. One new initiative is with The Conversation, a nonprofit source for articles written by faculty in collaboration with professional editors to ensure that the knowledge is conveyed in language accessible to the widest possible audience.
  • New Warrior gear available at expanded locations

    October 25, 2017
  • Wayne State University launches Innovation Hub to maximize student success

    October 25, 2017
    As one of the nation’s preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the university will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization, and community partnerships, and to enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation.
  • WSU Humanities Center to explore works of playwright August Wilson

    October 24, 2017
    The Wayne State University Humanities Center will host its latest “Brown Bag” lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, with a conversation focused on the works of legendary playwright August Wilson.
  • Wayne State among safest campuses in Southeast Michigan

    October 24, 2017
    Midtown Detroit, which includes Wayne State’s 200-acre campus, has experienced another year of decreasing crime, a trend that has shown a 55 percent overall decline since 2009.