January 2018 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends January 2018
WSU celebrates 150 years in Detroit

WSU celebrates 150 years in Detroit

2018 marks an exciting milestone for Wayne State University as we commemorate our 150th anniversary in Detroit. Join us on Friday, Jan. 26 for the launch of our yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration, where we will reflect on 150 years of academic and research excellence — and look ahead to what WSU will be achieving in the next 150 years, and beyond. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium in Reuther Mall.

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Kresge Foundation invests in student success at Wayne State University  

Students will now have more help on their road to success, thanks to a $275,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation. The Kresge award will help fund micro-grants of up to $1,500 to students experiencing financial hardships. It also will establish new technology for Wayne State University to cooperate more fully with partner colleges in regards to transfer students.

Campuswide mentoring program pairs pre-med, medical students for matched success  

Wayne State’s Campuswide Pre-Medical Mentoring program connects pre-med undergraduate and post-bachelor’s students with medical students for a mutually beneficial relationship. Pre-medical undergraduate and post-bachelor’s students are paired with medical students on a one-on-one basis for coaching, study and time-management tips, test preparation, support, and guidance as they prepare to apply and be accepted to medical school. 

WSU community encouraged to participate in campus climate study  

WSU is committed to providing an atmosphere that values diversity and inclusion, and the university is seeking feedback from the campus community to understand how well we are doing in our goal to provide a welcoming and inclusive campus. On Jan. 16, all students, faculty and staff will receive an email from President M. Roy Wilson requesting their participation in a survey about Wayne State’s campus climate.

Explore new housing options on Jan. 24

Explore new housing options on Jan. 24

Student resources and reminders

Jan. 17: Science Under the Dome — Hearing the Universe

Jan. 18: Warrior basketball vs. Michigan Tech

Jan. 20: Warrior basketball vs. Northern Michigan

Jan. 20: Swim and Dive vs. Eastern Michigan

Jan. 21: WSU JazzJams at Cliff Bell's

Jan. 24: WinterFest student organization event

Jan. 24: Join the Wayne State Insiders for a tour of new campus housing options

Jan. 26: Sesquicentennial Celebration

Jan. 26: Winter Ball

Jan. 27: Warrior basketball vs. Davenport

Feb. 1: Warrior basketball vs. Ashland

In the news

Crain's Detroit Business: WSU signs medical supervisor contract with Michigan prison system

WDIV: 10 words that deserve to be used more often, according to WSU

Detroit Free Press: Eugene Applebaum dies at 81

Detroit Legal News: Wayne Law clinic charity nearly triples goal, helps 10 families

Fox 2: Wayne State Mike Ilitch School of Business nearly finished

Detroit News: $10M gift helps Wayne State students become doctors

The Detroit News: Detroit police to be trained in management principles

Wayne State University: Detroit is Warrior Strong

Wayne State University: Detroit is Warrior Strong

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