September 2018 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends September 2018
Wayne State welcomes largest freshman class in history

Wayne State welcomes largest freshman class in history

Wayne State University’s Midtown campus is busier than ever this fall as the university welcomes the largest group of full-time freshmen in its 150-year history. When classes began Aug. 29, there were 2,955 full-time freshmen — an increase of 15 percent over last year’s incoming freshman class.

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New Mike Ilitch School of Business opens to thousands of students  

Made possible by a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the opening of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University was celebrated on Aug. 21. The gift was the largest in the school’s history, and highlights Mike and Marian Ilitch’s lifelong dedication to promoting entrepreneurship, education and the revitalization of Detroit.

History students prepare for their futures by working with Detroit's past  

When choosing to major in history, it doesn’t get much better than studying in a city known for its historic architecture. History students Kenneth Alyass and Andrea Ozanich are doing just that. In preparation for their futures after graduating from Wayne State University, Alyass and Ozanich are both gaining experience by interning at historic homes in the Detroit area.

Pivotal Moments campaign hits fundraising goal of $750 million, and still going strong  

Wayne State University has successfully reached the $750 million goal for its comprehensive fundraising campaign, Pivotal Moments: Our Campaign for Wayne State University, early. Alumni and friends will still have time to participate as the campaign moves toward its targeted close date of September 30, 2018.

New student organization building medical house for women's clinic, teaching neighbors healthy habits  

Board by board, house by house, a village made by and for the people it will serve is being born on Detroit’s west side, and the School of Medicine is an integral part of the development. Yellowstone Street, at Elmhurst Avenue on Detroit's west side, is the site of Auntie Na’s House, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that will soon include a new student-run health clinic aimed at women’s health and wellness. The clinic will be located on the first floor of a home across the street from the original site now being renovated by members of the Auntie Na student organization.

Former student finds Way Back to complete degree  

A lot has changed since the last time he was on campus, but Johnathan Williams is excited to find his way back to Wayne State this fall. Williams, 46, is the first student to re-enroll through the university’s Warrior Way Back program, a novel approach to re-engage students who left the university with debt but no degree. The program offers former students with an outstanding balance the opportunity to re-enroll and “learn” away their past debt and earn their degree.

Transfer student finds her happy place in Wayne State‚Äôs urban setting  

Looking out at Detroit from the rooftop garden she manages at the Green Garage, a business incubator just off campus, undergrad Grace Fusani is in her element. She coordinates the operations of the rooftop and alley gardens, composting and recycling efforts, and the sale of herbs and edible flowers used on the menus of local restaurants.

Join us for Wayne State Night at Comerica Park

Join us for Wayne State Night at Comerica Park

Student resources and reminders

Sept. 7: Warrior Volleyball vs. Grand Valley State

Sept. 7: Seeing is Understanding - Visualizing Ideas: The Interaction Between Science, Art and Design

Sept. 12: Student Organization Day

Sept. 12: President Wilson's University Address

Sept. 13: Emergency preparedness: Active attackers training program

Sept. 13: Transfer Student Welcome

Sept. 14: Warrior Volleyball vs. Lake Superior State

Sept. 14: Sesquicentennial Symposium: Genes, Urban Environments and Health

Sept. 15: Warrior Volleyball vs. Saginaw Valley

Sept. 15: Alumni Tailgate

Sept. 15: Warrior Football vs. Ashland

Sept. 21-Oct. 7: Avenue Q at the Hilberry Theatre

Sept. 21: Public Planetarium Show

Sept. 22: School of Medicine Sesquicentennial Gala

Sept. 26: Graduate School Open House

Sept. 26: Study Abroad Fair and Global Festival

Sept. 29: Warrior Volleyball vs. Northern Michigan

Sept. 29: Warrior Football vs. Tiffin

In the news

Curbed Detroit: Inside the Mike Ilitch School of Business

CNN: Young athletes should stay hydrated, but too much water can be deadly

Model D: New Wayne State lab uses autonomous vehicle tech to develop innovative computing solutions

Crain's Detroit Business: Making a model of Math Corps

Detroit Legal News: Wayne Law scholar serves as advocate for prisoners' rights

Detroit News: Telescope for Wayne State magnifies ties to late friend

Scientific American: Understanding the psychological effects of childhood cancer

Science Magazine: $1.54 Million NIH Grant to Identify Ways to Improve Cardiac Function in Heart Failure

NPR: Your ancestors probably ate insects. So what's bugging you?

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne State's newest student housing opens

Detroit News: Detroit woman builds village for neighborhood

Wayne State University: Welcome Warriors!

Wayne State University: Welcome Warriors!

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