News releases from February 1998

  • Article Tips, News and Features
    February 28, 1998
    Want to learn more about African American history? We've got the facts African American history and the shaping of freedom in America is the area of expertise for history instructor Linda Housch Collins. The Atlanta native has studied Martin L..
  • WSU Elaine L. Jacob Gallery offers Land of Golgotha' installation exhibition
    February 28, 1998
    The "Land of Golgotha," an exhibition of place-specific installations by Ann Arbor artist Shawn Skabelund, continues through April 4 at the new Elaine L. Jacob Gallery in Old Main at Wayne State University. The opening reception will be..
  • Responsibility will be theme of WSU conference on Holocaust, Armenian Genocide
    February 27, 1998
    "Bearing Responsibility: External Options, Internal Choices" will be the focus of Wayne State University's fifth annual Conference on the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Wednesday, April 8, in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center at W..
  • WSU arts awards program highlights 'Celebration of the Arts' March 25-27
    February 25, 1998
    Wayne State University's Arts Achievement Awards program, honoring a community arts activist and seven prominent alumni, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March26, in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. President Irvin Reid will greet the award..
  • Acclaimed choreographer Garth Fagan is in residence at WSU
    February 23, 1998
    Garth Fagan, WSU alumnus and arts achievement award recipient, will be in residence in the dance department from Feb 22-28. In addition to teaching master classes, Fagan will choreograph a dance piece for the WSU Dance Company to perform in Reboun..
  • Schwikert honored by association
    February 20, 1998
    Paul Schwikert, associate director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, recently received the Eagle Award from the Laboratory Animal Management Association (LAMA) at the group's annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The award is the associ..
  • WSU's middle school, University Public School, promotes ways to resolve students' disputes
    February 19, 1998
    Wayne State University's middle school, the University Public School (UPS), will be observing its third annual Peace Week March 2-6. An assembly for all grades will be held 12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Friday, March 6, and will feature guest speaker Lewis ..
  • President Irvin Reid Names 20-member Blue Ribbon Panel to explore Division I athletics at WSU
    February 19, 1998
    President Irvin D. Reid today (Feb. 19) named a 20-member panel, which includes such well known business leaders as Peter Karmanos, Denise Ilitch Lites, MelFarr and Floyd Hall to study the feasibility of Division I athletics at Wayne State Univers..
  • Nominations sought for Quality Awards
    February 18, 1998
    Nominations are being accepted through Monday, March 2, for the President's Award for Quality Service. Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes efforts by individuals in providing a continuous level of quality service to customers; it also r..
  • International student film festival to screen at Wayne State
    February 12, 1998
    One of the world's largest student film festivals, "Nextframe: A Touring Festival of International Student Film and Video," screens 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in 226 Manoogian at Wayne State University. Featured in the program are 11 ..
  • Wayne State recognizes outstanding metro Detroit scholars
    February 6, 1998
    Six students recently were recognized by Wayne State University (WSU) for their achievements in the university's Academic College Enrichment Services (ACCESS) program. ACCESS provides academic help and support to promising students who live in th..
  • Biological sciences program renamed
    February 5, 1998
    The department of biological sciences announces the establishment of a new degree title. The Plan C (non-thesis) Master of Science in Biological Sciences now will be called the Master of Arts in Biological Sciences. The Plan A (thesis required) m..
  • Graduate program established in biomedical engineering
    February 5, 1998
    The College of Engineering announces the establishment of the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering Program. Approved Jan. 30 by the Board of Governors, the interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare graduates..
  • New WSU post-baccalaureate certificate program will prepare students for forensic investigation
    February 5, 1998
    Wayne State University and Oakland Community College are teaming up to offer a post-degree certificate program, beginning this fall, that will prepare students for the process of forensic investigation. The program, which will combine course work..
  • Inkster chef Carreathers directs new Gallery Shop at Wayne State University
    February 3, 1998
    A new eating opportunity, the Gallery Shop, opened in the Community Arts Building at Wayne State University in time for the first day of classes, Jan.12. Gail Carreathers of Inkster is executive chef for the McGregor Memorial Conference Center..
  • MFA art exhibition opens Feb. 13 at Wayne State
    February 3, 1998
    A "Master of Fine Arts Thesis" exhibition will run Feb. 13-March 6, in the Community Arts Gallery at Wayne State University. The opening reception will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. The exhibition is the first of a two-part series that ..
  • Jewish Family Service joins WSU
    February 3, 1998
    The English Language Institute will offer a nine-week Citizens Preparatory Program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Feb. 16 through April17 in cooperation with the Jewish Family Services. The course is available to all lawful perm..
  • Detroit Festival of the Arts calls for performers
    February 3, 1998
    The 12th annual Detroit Festival of the Arts scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 18-20, is open for applicants who wish to perform at the event held in Detroit's University Cultural Center. The multicultural arts extravaganza boasts street perform..
  • WSU Law School's African-American graduates excel on Michigan Bar Examination
    February 3, 1998
    In an update on the Michigan Bar Examination results, the Wayne State University Law School recently announced that every African-American graduate who took the examination for the first time in July 1997 received a passing score. Twenty African ..
  • President Irvin Reid's invitation to the faculty and staff to attend basketball game
    February 3, 1998
    To WSU faculty and staff: I would like to invite you and your guests to join us for the annual Faculty-Staff Basketball Night, to be held Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Matthaei Building. It is a chance for the University community to come together a..
  • President Irvin Reid on Black History Month
    February 2, 1998
    Since 1976, the month of February has been designated "Black History Month" - a time for us to reflect on the history and contributions of African Americans. Over these last two decades, much progress has been made in the struggle for eq..
  • WSU, President Irvin Reid host 1997-98 McCree program scholars
    February 2, 1998
    Wayne State University President Irvin Reid will help welcome students as the university hosts the 1997-98-induction ceremony for the Wade H. McCree Jr. Incentive Scholarship Program from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 2, at the McGregor Memorial Conf..
  • Wayne State alumni luncheon planned Thursday in Grand Rapids
    February 2, 1998
    Alumni of Wayne State University are invited to attend an alumni luncheon at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids on Thursday, Feb. 5. Keynote speaker will be Grand Rapids native James Robinson, dean of the Wayne State University Law Scho..
  • Women sought for study on physical activity, nutrition
    February 1, 1998
    Metropolitan Detroit area women aged 40-70 are being sought to participate in a study of urban women's physical activity and exercise. Weimo Zhu, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, says he is looking to investigate ..