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August 29, 2014

Wayne State’s DDI promotes awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Detroit– The Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. According to the U.S. Depart...

August 28, 2014

Knowledge on Tap, Wayne State's popular speaker series, returns Sept. 10
Grab a drink, class is back in session.   Wayne State’s popular Knowledge on Tap speaker series returns Wednesday, Sept. 10, as Anthropology Professor Krysta Ryzewski presents “Detroi...

August 27, 2014

Wayne State extends appreciation to Windsor area alumni, prospective students with upcoming events
  Wayne State University is experiencing an influx of international students thanks to our excellent academic programs, tuition initiatives, and outreach initiatives aimed at increasi...

WSU In The News

WSU's leaders focus on strategies for success, Aug 27, 2014
An extensive “Back To School” feature article focuses on Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson as he begins his second year leading the University. Dr. Wilson participated in a Q&A with the Jewish News talking about Wayne State’s urban mission; reputation as a national research university; five-year goals; and the longstanding relationship between Wayne State and the Jewish community. Also included in the “Back to School” feature is a discussion with Wayne State’s Provost Margaret E. Winters.
Upperclassmen move into Wayne State dorms, Aug 24, 2014
Upperclassmen at Wayne State University moved into dorms Sunday. By midafternoon at the Towers Residential Suites, a routine rhythm had been set as cars pulled up to the curb near the building on Anthony Wayne Drive and parents and students piled belongings into rolling bins and on dollies. The Warrior Welcome Crew, made up of several students who had been through the process, were on hand to help out. Freshmen moved into the dorms Saturday; upperclassmen will continue moving onto campus Monday. Classes begin Wednesday. Wayne State’s President M. Roy Wilson also was on site greeting parents and students.


Wayne State professor working for diversity and success , Aug 24, 2014
During a segment of “Langton Briefs,” hosted by WWJ reporter Charlie Langton, Wayne State University professor Jose Cuello commented about student diversity and retention and the efforts of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) to assist and motivate students. Cuello said the key to success and retention for students is motivation. Langton noted that CLLAS has a retention rate of about 90 percent.
Boeing Boeing, Romeo and Juliet, and more to lead the Hilberry Theatre's 2014-15 season, Aug 18, 2014
The Hilberry Theatre will kick off its 52nd season of plays on Sept. 19 with the popular farce “Boeing Boeing.” The season, which is detailed in the story, features comedies and dramas that collectively earned 19 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations.
Wayne State rethinks its campus web portal, introduces Academica, Aug 17, 2014
When the IT leaders at Wayne State University talk about the limitations of their legacy campus portal, they reach for analogies to describe their dissatisfaction. "Our old campus portal looked like the classified section of your daily newspaper," said Rob Thompson, director of academic and core applications. "There was very little design cohesiveness." Or as Daren Hubbard, senior director of enterprise applications, put it: Universities have designed portals as "parcels of real estate like it was some kind of a shopping mall. If you got a storefront, meaning a link or a tab, then you got some eyeballs coming your way. That was your goal, instead of adding value for the users coming to the site." Wayne State decided to build its own portal solution, focused particularly on fostering real-time, two-way communication and better anticipating users' needs. Called Academica, the new portal offers single sign-on as an authenticated front door to applications, and is designed from the ground up to work on any mobile device. But first and foremost it is a social networking platform that enhances and enables collaboration.
WSU First Lady, HIGH Program Founder Jacqueline Wilson to help raise awareness, funds for homeless, Aug 13, 2014
It’s one thing to empathize with the homeless. But a group of local executives plan to take action: They'll sleep in cardboard boxes in November to raise awareness and funds for the homeless. They’re aiming to raise $100,000 through the Nov. 20 “Sleep Out: Executive Edition” for Covenant House Michigan and the more than 5,000 homeless youth in Metro Detroit who wander the streets on any given night in search of a warm bed, a hot meal and someone to care. Presented by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and sponsored by Delta Air Linesand others, the Sleep Out will take place the same night as similar events in 15 cities across the country, from Anchorage to New York. Michigan first lady Sue Snyder and Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson, who is founder of WSU’s Helping Individuals Go Higher Program, are co-chairing the event. Following Covenant House’s 17th public Candlelight Vigil Against Homelessness on its Detroit campus, executives staying the night will get a tour and engage in roundtable discussions about the issue of homelessness before turning in. They'll sleep in cardboard boxes lined with a sleeping bag and sitting on the pavement of the Covenant House campus.
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