Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Wayne State University

Public Relations

Current Releases

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...

August 26, 2014

Expert to speak Sept. 4 at Wayne Law on Scotland’s independence referendum
DETROIT – Thomas D. Grant, an international law expert at the University of Cambridge in England, will present “International Law and the Independence of Scotland” on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Wayne ...
Merrill Palmer Skillman Researcher Helps Student Group Win National Award
WATERFORD, MI – Student Leadership Services won a national award for innovation, thanks in part to a program evaluation conducted by Lisa Ficker, Ph.D., a research associate at Merrill Palmer Ski...

WSU In The News

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.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140824/NEWS05/308240160/Wayne-State-University-dorm-move-in-day
http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=2785&DateTime=8%2F24%2F2014+8%3A10%3A23+AM&LineNumber=&MediaStationID=2785&playclip=True&RefPage=
http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=999&DateTime=8%2F23%2F2014+6%3A16%3A51+PM&LineNumber=&MediaStationID=999&playclip=True&RefPage=
http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1014&DateTime=8%2F23%2F2014+6%3A17%3A15+PM&LineNumber=&MediaStationID=1014&playclip=True&RefPage=

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.
Wayne State researcher honored for work on strep, Aug 10, 2014
Wayne State University researcher and physician Ajay Kumar has won an award for his work in identifying a brain inflammation associated with strep infections in children. The university said that Kumar has received the Majd-Gilday Young Investigators Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The award goes to young scientists for outstanding research contributions to the field of pediatric nuclear medicine. Wayne State said Kumar earned the recognition for a study that may help increase the understanding of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders'' linked to streptococcal infections. The university said Kumar's work could lead to improved therapies to treat the condition. “These findings not only provide an insight into the possible pathogenetic mechanisms behind these conditions, but also suggest a possible important pathophysiological difference between these two conditions,” Kumar said in a press release. “We believe that our findings will help in further demystifying and better understanding this condition, which will lead to development of rational and more appropriate therapeutic options.”
5700 Cass Avenue, 3100 Academic Administration Building * Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-2150 * Fax (313) 577-4459 * Newsline (313) 577-5345