News releases from February 1999

  • Wayne State president to receive award from Howard University
    February 26, 1999
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid will be honored by his alma mater, Howard University, in Washington, D.C., March 6 for outstanding achievements in education and administration. Reid will receive a 1999 Alumni Award for Distinguished ..
  • Jazz concert celebrates Black History Month
    February 24, 1999
    The department of Africana studies will present a jazz concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Wayne State University's Community Arts Auditorium in celebration of Black History Month. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature ..
  • Center for Judaic Studies at WSU plans 10th anniversary celebration
    February 24, 1999
    An international conference focusing on "Jews and the Urban Experience" is among activities planned in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebration of Wayne State University's Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, March 7-8. The ac..
  • March 8 lecture on HIV/AIDS in the African-American community canceled
    February 24, 1999
    A lecture featuring Dr. Helene Gayle, director for the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne Stat..
  • Former SNL performer Kevin Nealon pumps up WSU March 4
    February 23, 1999
    Kevin Nealon, former Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchorman and half of the workout team of "Hans and Franz" will perform at noon Thursday ,March 4, in the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State University. Nealon, th..
  • WSU sweeps ob/gyn research meeting
    February 22, 1999
    The Wayne State University (WSU) department of obstetrics and gynecology took center stage at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 1999 annual meeting. Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (DMC) faculty members presented 63 abs..
  • WSU participates in Parent Leadership Academy March 13
    February 22, 1999
    Wayne State University's next session for the Parent Leadership Academy is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Murray-Wright High School, 2001 W. Warren, Detroit. Barbara Sizemore, a distinguished educator and former dean of th..
  • Wayne State draws nation's top 78 teams to National Debate Tournament, March 24-29
    February 19, 1999
    The 1999 National Debate Tournament (NDT) scheduled for Wednesday-Monday, March 24-29, at Wayne State University will draw the top 78 college teams from across the country. The Ford Fund sponsors the event. "We are very proud to be the 1999 N..
  • NOW President Patricia Ireland to speak at Wayne State March 4
    February 17, 1999
    Tickets are available for a free lecture featuring Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women. Ireland will discuss "What Women Want" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State Un..
  • College students, employers can connect at 23rd Michigan Collegiate Job Fair
    February 17, 1999
    Graduating seniors can meet one-on-one with prospective employers at the 23rd Michigan Collegiate Job Fair (MCJF) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft Road in Livonia. More than 150 employers are expected to a..
  • Wayne State's "Funeral for Winter" is April 8
    February 15, 1999
    Wayne State University students will hold the annual "Funeral for Ol' Man Winter" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8. This is an annual rite of spring on campus. Dwayne X. Riley, former host of Riley's World on WDIV TV 4, and Matt Michaels,..
  • WSU Achievement Awards to highlight 'Celebration of Arts'
    February 12, 1999
    The Arts Achievement Awards program begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University. The program honors a community arts advocate and seven prominent alumni whose achievements have been widely ..
  • WSU Chief of Staff Meredith Gibbs shares career keys to success
    February 12, 1999
    Meredith Gibbs, new chief of staff at Wayne State university, shared her career experiences and keys for success at the first "Getting to Know You" brown bag luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 10, for the President's Commission on the Status of Wo..
  • Ying String Quartet comes to WSU department of music
    February 9, 1999
    The Ying String Quartet comes to Wayne State University for a music residency from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Schaver Music Building. The international chamber music performers, who are faculty members at the Eastman School of music,..
  • Gay issues conference will focus on courage, history and personal lives
    February 3, 1999
    Barbara Smith, a Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York, will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Conference on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues Friday, Feb. 19, at Wayne State Univers..
  • Members of the Wayne State University community soon will have one less excuse for not keeping fit
    February 3, 1999
    The campus fitness center proposed by President Irvin D. Reid shortly after his arrival just over a year ago is one step closer to becoming reality with the Board of Governors' Jan. 28 approval of plans for an 80,000-square-footfitness center. Th..
  • Local resident wins prize in public speaking contest at Wayne State
    February 2, 1999
    Joanne Hooks of Detroit won first place in the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Speaking Contest held recently at Wayne State University. Hooks, an English major, received $300 cash plus a $200 scholarship. The civil rights speaking contest was ..
  • Sarah Schulman is first WSU Loughead-Eldredge Visiting Writer
    February 1, 1999
    Noted novelist Sarah Schulman has been selected the first Loughead-Eldredge Visiting Writer by the department of English at Wayne State University. She will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in room 3234, 51 W. Warren and a reading a..
  • Article Tips, News and Features for Feb. 3-16
    February 1, 1999
    Black History Month: WSU exhibition opens Feb. 3 in Washington, D.C "Marching toward Justice" an exhibition about the history of the 14th Amendment opens Feb. 3 in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C. Way..