March 2018 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends March 2018
WSUPD offers Active Attackers training program

WSUPD offers Active Attackers training program

Despite the best attempts to stay vigilant, active shooter incidents regrettably occur at public locations with increasing frequency. The Wayne State University Police Department's Emergency Preparedness — Active Attackers training program is an opportunity to learn actions that will help you remain safe in the event of an emergency. WSUPD is offering three training sessions, which are free and open to the public. 

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An important message from President Wilson concerning campus safety  

Over the past several days, I’ve received a number of emails expressing concern over safety and security at our university. These concerns were prompted by events on our campus and, most recently, by the senseless and heartbreaking tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At times like this, it is important for us to assess any potential susceptibilities and reaffirm our basic conviction that the safety of our students and campus community is our highest priority.

Gretchen Valade increases commitment to Wayne State jazz program to $9.5 million  

Gretchen Valade, noted philanthropist and chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, has committed $2 million to create an additional performance space in the future Gretchen Valade Jazz Center at Wayne State University. With this gift, Wayne State will update the current Studio Theatre located in the Hilberry Theatre basement, renaming it the Jazz Underground.

Public health major receives undergraduate research award to study prenatal care  

Ashleigh Anderson’s research won her an award — and gave her purpose. During the summer of 2017, the senior studying public health joined WSU’s McNair Scholars program, which offers support to first-generation college students in their research. Anderson's faculty advisor connected her with an emergency medicine physician at Henry Ford Hospital to research the use of emergency departments for prenatal care and how it affects birth outcomes.

HIGH Program's first grad recounts the help she received  

Walking across the stage at Commencement was an important event in Khari Dickey’s life. It signalled the completion of a goal that she had worked hard to achieve since childhood. As the first student graduate of the HIGH Program, Dickey received her bachelor’s in 2014 and now supports the program as a volunteer.

Registration now open for spring/summer classes; 30 percent tuition discount available for eligible students

Registration now open for spring/summer classes; 30 percent tuition discount available for eligible students

Student resources and reminders

March 1-31: Stupid F*ing Bird at the Hilberry Theatre

March 6: Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

March 7: FOCIS lecture series — Women in the Workplace with Gloria Steinem

March 9: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair

March 12-17: Spring Break

March 13: STEM Day

March 16: School of Medicine Match Day

March 21: Warrior softball vs. Walsh

March 24: Spring Open House

March 25: Theatre and Dance 2018-19 season preview party

March 27: Warrior softball vs. Davenport

March 29: Spirit of Community Awards Ceremony & Reception

March 31: Warrior baseball vs. Ashland

March 31: Warrior softball vs. Grand Valley State

In the news

Broadway World: Wayne State leaps into its 89th spring season with daring, dynamic and diverse works

The Connecticut Post: 3 ways the U.S. should prepare for the next flu pandemic

The Detroit News: WSU board OKs $129 million in bonds for building projects

Daily Mail: 1 in 5 college students has anxiety or depression — here's why

Crain's Detroit Business: Kellogg Foundation awards $2.4 million to Wayne Law for racial equity initiative

Detroit Legal News: Wayne Law, TechTown joining forces to offer free legal office hours

Healthier Communities: School of Medicine Advocacy Day

Healthier Communities: School of Medicine Advocacy Day

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