News releases from April 1997

  • WSU professor from Pleasant Ridge receives award for excellence
    April 30, 1997
    Christopher Johnson, a Pleasant Ridge resident and history professor at Wayne State University, has received WSU's Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award for 1997. The award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements that contribute significantly ..
  • Federal judge, philanthropist to receive honorary degrees at WSU commencement May 6
    April 28, 1997
    More than 2,800 Wayne State University students will celebrate a milestone in their lives Tuesday, May 6, when they receive degrees during spring commencement ceremonies beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Detroit's Cobo Arena. Assisted by deans of the univ..
  • Pianos sell for a song at Wayne State University
    April 28, 1997
    A piano sale sponsored by the Wayne State University music department will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the Schaver Music Building at WSU. Many of the pianos are institutional instruments, no more than a year old, from the Kawai..
  • Two Wayne State University alumni to be honored for corporate leadership
    April 28, 1997
    Two Wayne State University alumni who have made significant contributions to the business world will be recognized at the 15th Corporate Leadership Awards program Tuesday, May 20, in WSU's Community Arts Auditorium. Howard Birndorf, chairman and ..
  • International Peace Pole comes to WSU
    April 25, 1997
    The Rev. Lynette Stallworth, director of the Wesley Foundation, a ministry of the United Methodist Church at Wayne State University, celebrates the first anniversary of the Peace Prayer Pole installed at the foundation entrance April 27, 1996. Th..
  • Gov. Engler to speak at WSU law commencement
    April 25, 1997
    Gov. John Engler is the scheduled guest speaker at the Wayne State University Law School commencement beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Scottish Rite Cathedral at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple. The Law School will confer 238 juris doc..
  • President David Adamany
    April 21, 1997
    President David Adamany spoke out for increased federal support for student grants over loans and decried "credentials escalation," during testimony April21 before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The field hearing focu..
  • Powers of Wayne State coordinates dance part of Michigan Youth Arts Festival
    April 17, 1997
    Eva Powers, dance department chairwoman at Wayne State University, is coordinating the dance portion of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The Michigan Dance Council is the l..
  • Planetarium open house slated Saturday, April 19
    April 11, 1997
    Members of the Wayne State community and the public are invited to an open house for the university's new planetarium in Old Main from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Physics and astronomy department personnel will give 20-minute demonstrations a..
  • Women of Wayne awards luncheon slated
    April 11, 1997
    Five WSU alumnae will receive the Women of Wayne Headliner Award at an 11 a.m. luncheon Saturday, May 3, at the Detroit Athletic Club. Awards will be presented to Irma Clark (fine arts, 1977 and 1987), president of the Detroit Board of Education; ..
  • Biotechnology expo slated May 14 at Wayne State University
    April 11, 1997
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Biotechnology Association will host a Biomedical-Biotechnology Expo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at WSU's Alumni House, 441 Ferry Mall. WSU researchers will give poster presentations and descri..
  • 'Issues in Aging' seminar for health and human services professionals planned by Wayne State
    April 10, 1997
    The 10th annual Wayne State University Continuing Education Program on Issues in Aging will take place Monday-Wednesday, May 19-21, at the Management Education Center in Troy. The WSU Institute of Gerontology is host for the seminar, designed for..
  • Special events planned by College of Liberal Arts to celebrate the rededication of Old Main
    April 7, 1997
    Several special events are planned by Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts in connection with the Old Main Centennial Celebration Week. The events are free but reservations are required. For more information call (313) 577-6538. Thu..
  • WSU art, art history department plans open house April 19
    April 4, 1997
    The art and art history department will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Art Building, Max Jacob House, Sculpture Foundry and Old Main on the campus of Wayne State University. The event is one of the many being hel..
  • Detroit school children, adults learning peaceful ways to resolve conflict
    April 4, 1997
    For youths who have not learned healthy, socially acceptable ways of dealing with interpersonal differences, argument and violence can easily become the coping measures of choice -- sometimes with disastrous results. Just as such responses are lea..
  • Wayne State president to be keynote speaker at April 8 awards event for state universities
    April 3, 1997
    David Adamany, president of Wayne State University, will be the keynote speaker for the 16th annual awards convocation of the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Michigan State Uni..