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November 30, 2015

Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Dec. 4
The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Room FGH of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Boa...

November 24, 2015

Macomb Community College and Wayne State University create seamless pathway to bachelor’s degree
A new partnership between Macomb Community College and Wayne State University will allow qualified students to concurrently enroll at both institutions, getting a head start on a WSU bachelor’s ...

November 20, 2015

University Research Corridor team wins $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers
DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Adminis...

WSU In The News

President Wilson discusses growth at Wayne State University, Nov 29, 2015
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson discussed the changes and growth at the Wayne State during an “American Black Journal” segment hosted by Stephen Henderson.
Wayne State, Oakland University mark law school partnership, Nov 29, 2015
Oakland University and Wayne State University are celebrating a new law school partnership. An event takes place Monday at Oakland University. Traditionally, earning a bachelor's degree followed by a law degree would total seven years. With the agreement, students will transfer 30 credits from courses at Wayne State University Law School back to Oakland University to meet bachelor's degree requirements. Tuition and fees will be paid to Oakland University for classes taken there and to Wayne State for classes taken at the law school.
MCC, Wayne State announce joint-enrollment program, Nov 24, 2015
Wayne State University and Macomb Community College introduced on Tuesday the Wayne Advantage-Macomb, a partnership that will permit students to enroll and study simultaneously at the institutions. “It will allow convenience for the students. They’ll be able to take courses here and at Wayne State. It will allow them to save money and…get both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree,” said Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson. Wayne Advantage-Macomb students will be permitted to take courses at either MCC or Wayne State, or even at both colleges at the same time. Enrollees also will benefit from coordinated financial aid, calculated based on combined credit hours at both schools; joint academic advising; and a joint transcript process to help students stay on track. Students also will have access to additional resources from both institutions, including library access, academic and career support, job opportunities and professional planning. Students even will have access to Wayne State’s recreation and fitness center.


Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation Grant forges three-year partnership with WSU, Nov 19, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Wayne State University have established a new three-year multi program partnership. The lead effort kicks off Nov. 20, when the DSO will transform its atrium walls at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center into gallery space displaying the work of second generation Cass Corridor artist Kurt Novak. An alumnus of WSU, Novak has been making art for nearly 35 years, creating primarily installations, sound projects and sculpture. The grant provides for two other facets of this new partnership between the DSO and WSU, each currently planned for this season only. “This is a wonderful collaboration on many levels” said Matthew Seeger, dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. “The interaction between the visual arts and music can create important insights for both and the long collaboration between two great Detroit institutions, the DSO and Wayne State continues to enrich our community. We are excited that the University Art Collection is now part of that collaboration."
The Bonstelle stages spectacular 'James and the Giant Peach', Nov 15, 2015
The Bonstelle Theatre’s current staging of “James and the Giant Peach,” which is adapted by David Wood from one of Roald Dahl’s early works of juvenile fiction, is a series of spectacles to delight the eyes. This formula works especially well in live theater, where the colorful staging and preposterous situations make even the evil grown-ups’ behavior laughable. The Bonstelle production is so well conceived – combining old and new production tricks to bring the magic to life – that adults will be entertained just by the inventiveness of the storytelling. The stage version remains true to the 50-year-old story in a way that pays homage to the darker side of Dahl’s story while emphasizing all that is fantastic, weird and magical. The actors in this show all seem to enjoy the challenge of reaching the children (and adults) in the audience and pulling them into the story. “James and the Giant Peach” runs at Wayne State University’s Bonstelle Theatre through Nov. 22. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus special student matinee performances on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
Editorial: WSU gets ahead of doctor shortage, Nov 8, 2015
A Detroit News editorial lauds Wayne State’s Med-Direct program noting that the university recognizes the future shortage of doctors could seriously damage health care in America. “So it’s getting aggressive about recruiting and training the next generation of physicians. It’s new and ambitious Med-Direct program promises great rewards for both students and the community.” Also mentioned in the piece is Wayne State’s BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program, which was started last summer. “It’s hard to imagine how Wayne State could better use its scholarship funds. The university has a respected medical school that provides residents to hospitals throughout the region. This program should keep that pipeline full at a time when American students are turning away from medical studies. It’s not unusual for a college to go after the best and brightest students. But this takes that initiative to a whole new level. WSU should be commended for recognizing a looming crisis, and aggressively working to get in front of it.”
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