Today@Wayne

  • Heart Walk: Coach fueled by personal connection to WSU history

    April 25, 2018
    Born in 1956 with a heart defect, Julie Miller’s earliest memories are filled with acute asthma attacks and hospital stays in oxygen tents. The attacks became so severe that during the summer of ‘61 her pediatrician knew something drastic had to be done.
  • Student-athletes recognized for off-the-field accomplishments

    April 25, 2018
    A school record 33 Warrior student-athletes earned a perfect 4.00 term GPA for the fall 2017 semester, with 74 percent of all student-athletes receiving above a 3.00. The student-athletes, including eight Deans' Award winners (pictured), were recognized during Wayne State's Department of Athletics' 18th annual Academic Recognition Luncheon.
  • Jose Cuello and the art of being human

    April 24, 2018
    Wayne State Associate Professor Jose Cuello, a former director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been filling his office with art from indigenous cultures for a decade. In all, more than 150 pieces sit inside Cuello’s office.
  • Wayne State Farmers Market returns this summer

    April 23, 2018
    After a yearlong hiatus, the Wayne State University Farmers Market will return June 6. The market will be in a new location on the corner of Woodward and Warren. The market will have twice as many vendors this year, including past favorites such as Avalon International Breads. All vendors will be from Michigan, with the majority local to Detroit.
  • Professor to explore how communities can learn, change after disasters

    April 20, 2018
    Communities attempt to learn from experiencing disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, but often those lessons do not lead to policy changes that could reduce future risks. With the help of a $55,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Kristin O’Donovan, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, will explore the limits on policy learning about disaster mitigation after a community has experienced a catastrophe.
  • Giving Day brings university-wide success

    April 19, 2018
    Thank you for supporting Wayne State on Giving Day. On Thursday, April 12, more than 900 members of the Wayne State community contributed more than $411,000 to support university priorities — an 81 percent increase in dollars and a 43 percent increase in donors over WSU’s inaugural Giving Day last year.
  • Bring your Junior Insider to campus

    April 18, 2018
    To celebrate national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, special programming is planned on April 26 for Wayne State Insiders and their families. Children ages 4 to 18 are invited to participate in a variety of activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Secure your spot and bring your future Warrior to campus for a day of inspiration and fun.
  • ‘Veteran Friendly’ designation awarded to Wayne State

    April 17, 2018
    Wayne State University has earned the “Veteran Friendly” designation in recognition of the quality of its programs and services offered to military veteran students. The survey, conducted by The Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency, uses seven criteria to determine the level of support provided to student veterans and military-connected students on campus.
  • Discussion on school choice part of presidential symposia series

    April 13, 2018
    Wayne State's College of Education will host “School Choice in Urban America: Prospects and Challenges,” a symposium commemorating the university’s sesquicentennial, on Wednesday, April 18. National and local experts will debate and discuss the impact of school choice on education in the United States and its influence on the direction of K-12 schools in Detroit.
  • Fulbright Scholar Faculty Program info session

    April 13, 2018
    Join the Office of International Programs for lunch on Thursday, April 19, and learn how to apply for the Fulbright Scholar Program, a cultural and educational exchange program that offers nearly 500 teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. Fulbright awards are available for faculty at all stages of their career, from post-doctoral staff to senior-level professors and administrators.