May 2018 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends May 2018
Wayne State’s 150th academic year culminates with commencement ceremonies

Wayne State’s 150th academic year culminates with commencement ceremonies

More than 4,000 Wayne State University students have applied for graduation this spring, concluding the university's milestone 150th academic year. The 2018 Commencement will feature two ceremonies on Tuesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Ford Field, which is located in Detroit at 2000 Brush St. Graduates, as well as their families and friends, are encouraged to share their stories and celebrations by visiting WSU's Social Media Zone at Commencement.

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From Puerto Rico to Detroit: Orlando Rios finds his research home  

Even before Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September 2017, Orlando Rios felt his opportunities to continue his undergraduate research at the University of Puerto Rico were limited due to budget cuts at the institution. In the weeks after Maria made landfall, he knew those chances were even slimmer. Rios has made the move to Detroit and enrolled at Wayne State, with the goal of finishing his undergraduate degree in environmental science with a minor in geology before pursuing his master’s.

The Kresge Foundation powers new investment fund at Wayne State University  

The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials have announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the foundation’s $3.8 billion endowment and is intended to provide real-world investment experience to Mike Ilitch School of Business undergraduates while exposing them to local career opportunities in investment management.

Top student-athletes celebrated at 18th annual Academic Recognition Luncheon  

The Wayne State University Department of Athletics honored Warrior student-athletes who recorded at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the fall 2017 semester during its 18th annual Academic Recognition Luncheon. A school-record 33 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 term GPA with a record 74 percent of Warrior student-athletes receiving above a 3.0 for the semester.  

Giving Day brings university-wide success  

Wayne State’s second annual Giving Day was a major success, making a significant impact across the institution by supporting student success, community engagement and research projects. On Thursday, April 12, more than 900 members of the Wayne State community contributed more than $411,000 — an 81 percent increase in dollars and a 43 percent increase in donors over last year's inaugural Giving Day.   

Wayne State University launches e-newsletter devoted to Detroit community outreach

Wayne State University launches e-newsletter devoted to Detroit community outreach

Student resources and reminders

May 2-13: King Lear at the Hilberry Theatre

May 3: Latina/o/x and Native Student Graduation Celebration

May 3: A Trip Back in Time with Wayne State Insiders

May 4: Rainbow Graduation, Awards Ceremony and Homecoming

May 5: Warrior baseball vs. Grand Valley State

May 5: African American Graduation Celebration

May 6: Warrior baseball vs. Grand Valley State

May 8: Commencement

May 8: College of Engineering Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony

May 12: Metro Detroit Heart and Stroke Walk/Run

May 14: Wayne Law Commencement

May 26: Wayne State Model UN Conference

In the news

U.S. News & World Report: In Detroit, baby steps to better births

Michigan Chronicle: WSU African American graduation honors achievement, perseverance in its 25th year

Detroit Free Press: Midtown Detroit blessing box: Take what you need, leave what you can

Oakland Press: Michigan's public universities all rated as veteran-friendly

WDIV-TV: Wayne State students adopt Blessing Box idea to help Metro Detroiters in need

Detroit News: Educators discuss impact of school choice at WSU forum

USA Today: Wayne State makes banners naming Medal of Honor recipients

Student scholarships - Baroudeur Cycling Event

Student scholarships - Baroudeur Cycling Event

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