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September 15, 2014

Acclaimed author Charles Baxter to speak at Wayne State University Sept. 22
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is partnering with the Wayne State English Department to host author and former Wayne State English professor Charles Baxter for a talk titled “Improvising Fict...

September 12, 2014

Bruce Mills to speak about the journey of life and autism Oct. 30 at Wayne State University
Detroit — Bruce Mills, professor of English at Kalamazoo College, has published several essays and articles and co-edited a book about siblings and autism. He is the father of a son with au...
Wayne State University to host astronomy lecture, Neutron Stars: Humanity in a Sugar Cube
In a lecture to accompany the “Here, There, Everywhere” NASA traveling exhibit that is currently on display in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library (UGL), Wayne State University astronomer Ed C...

WSU In The News

Park(ing) Day comes to Wayne State on Sept. 19, Sep 15, 2014
On Friday, September 19, Park(ing) Day comes to Detroit. A one-day, global event where "artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks," Park(ing) Day happens annually on the third Friday in September. The tradition began in San Francisco in 2005 and has since spread to cities around the world. The idea is to reclaim, if only for a day, a small amount of precious urban space that we have sacrificed to the automobile. This year, Wayne State University will be facilitating the temporary conversion of a parking space on Cass Avenue at Putnam into a mini-park.
Wayne State to honor student veterans during ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sep 10, 2014
Wayne State University will honor its student veterans during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. today celebrating the opening of the newly remodeled and expanded Student Veterans Resource Center in the Student Center Building. A 9/11 remembrance also will be held at 10:28 a.m. in front of the flags on Gullen Mall.
Two officers selected for free, inaugural master's program at WSU, Sep 8, 2014
Two veteran Detroit Police Department officers will get a chance to further their education for free at Wayne State University. The pair — both of whom have been with the department for at least 15 years — are the first two selected for a new Chief’s Scholars program. The program was announced today by Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne Raskind and Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Under the program, Detroit officers will have the chance for a free master’s degree in Wayne State’s criminal justice program. The scholarships will be awarded annually. Sergeant Michael Dicicco and Sergeant Deana Leath are the first two recipients of the scholarship. “A comprehensive education is one of the core missions of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,” said Raskind. “To have these experienced officers in classrooms with other criminal justice students will vastly deepen the dialogue and learning experience for all involved.”

http://www.freep.com/article/20140908/NEWS01/309080178/detroit-police-master-s-Chief-s-Scholars-program-wayne-state
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140908/SCHOOLS/309080108/1409/METRO
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Lebanese refugee and WSU alumna shares how college made a difference, Sep 8, 2014
For Lebanese refugee Mirna Haidar, a recent Wayne State graduate and activist, it has been a lifelong struggle to achieve. She is the first person in her family to ever graduate from school. Haidar graduated with a major in political science and a minor in peace studies. Getting to this point, graduation wasn’t always easy. Haidar has lived in the Ivory Coast, West Africa and Beirut, Lebanon, for most of her life. Because of constant civil wars and conflicts, getting her education while living there has been tough. She recalls being able to stay in one location for only a few years at most before being forced to move. Once Haidar got into Wayne State University, things got easier. She stayed with many friends, got jobs wherever she could, and still had time to work with ACCESS, a nonprofit Dearborn organization that focuses on Arab philanthropy. When Haidar graduated and got her degree, she felt a strong sense of accomplishment. Haidar said she will always hold Wayne State University and the Detroit area close to her heart. After all, it was the first place she was able to graduate after years of struggle.
WSU's Center for School Health part of statewide team fighting childhood obesity, Sep 7, 2014
Nearly 60 Michigan schools will join a program that helps them work with students to fight childhood obesity and promote healthy eating habits. The program is Building Healthy Communities, which since 2009 has helped more than 83,000 students in 187 schools learn to make healthier choices and be more physically active. Now 58 more schools will join the initiative, which is sponsored by a handful of public and private agencies, including the Michigan Department of Community Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Fitness Foundation, the University of Michigan, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan and Wayne State University. The program focuses on helping schools create healthier environments that support nutrition education, access to healthy food and beverages, physical activity and physical education, according to a news release.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140905/NEWS06/309050108/childhood-obesity-rick-snyder-blue-cross-blue-shield-school
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140905/POLITICS02/309050063/1361/Anti-obesity-initiative-expanded-for-Michigan-school-children
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/09/schools_in_kalamazoo_delton_pa.html
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http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/09/06/governor-snyder-blue-cross-among-those-in-madison-heights-touting-nutrition-program-video/
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2014/09/08/news/doc5409f693b9036705883205.txt

Foreign students boost Michigan universities, local economies, Sep 1, 2014
In the six months that he has been in Detroit, Gabriel Da Silva Gratival has started to figure the city out. “This city is reborn,” the 23-year-old Brazilian said last week. “It’s coming out of a big crisis. It’s got a great opportunity to grow.” Gratival understands opportunities — it’s why he’s in Detroit. He’s one of 250 Brazilian students studying at Wayne State University as part of Brazilian government program that sends college students to study in the U.S. The group at WSU is the largest group of the program’s participants at any university in the U.S.
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