March 2019 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends March 2019
TeachDETROIT program turns classrooms into training grounds

TeachDETROIT program turns classrooms into training grounds

On a brisk autumn morning at an elementary school in southwest Detroit, a kindergarten class is in full swing. As teacher Lisa Briegel runs through the day’s first lesson, with nearly all of the 30 or so children engaged. But no student in this classroom is as focused as the woman assisting Briegel from the rear of the room, her hands clasped, her eyes studying the teacher’s every word and gesture.

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Alumna fights insect-borne illness with natural product line  

Iyinoluwa Omishope, who recently graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s in industrial and systems engineering, is curating a line of all-natural skincare products and insect repellents to fight insect-borne illness worldwide.

STEM Day returns to Wayne State  

Wayne State’s third annual STEM Day is expected to draw more than 2,000 sixth- through ninth-grade students to participate in more than 80 interactive sessions throughout campus on March 12. The event combines learning and experimentation in all areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Students from more than 25 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties will learn how these fields can create pathways toward careers in those key areas.

Senior Sprint helps students reach the finish line  

Students nearing graduation now have an additional springboard to help them complete their degree on time through Wayne State's Warrior Senior Sprint scholarship, which will cover the full cost of tuition and fees during the 2019 spring/summer semester.   

Relationships on hold  

Since the release of the first iPhone, the landscape of social relationships has changed. Smartphones — and the constant access they provide to text messaging and social media — make it easier for people to disclose personal information and respond in real time. But doing so in the presence of a close friend, family member or romantic partner may leave that person feeling ignored, annoyed or even pushed away. That’s according to a growing body of research on “technoference,” or the potential interference smartphones and other technologies can have in our face-to-face social interactions.

Show your Warrior pride

Show your Warrior pride

Student resources and reminders

March 5: Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

March 7: Social Work Diversity Lecture — The Psychology of a City: Race, Violence and Community

March 8: FAFSA Friday

March 10-14: Alternative Spring Break Detroit

March 15: FAFSA Friday

March 20: Emergency Preparedness — Active Attackers training

March 22 - April 13: Venus at the Hilberry Theatre

March 23: Spring Open House

March 24: Theatre and Dance at Wayne 2019-20 Season Preview Party

March 29: 2019 Rushton Undergraduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture

In the news

WXYZ-TV: Driving while high: Wayne State professor works to find legal limit for marijuana

AAMC: Do student-athletes make good doctors?

Crain's Detroit Business: M. Roy Wilson: Unleash economic power of higher ed in Michigan

Detroit Free Press: The top 10 most dramatic rebrands to ever happen in metro Detroit

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne State to roll out fast-track librarian certificate amid shortage, student demand

Smithsonian: Why is the Genie in 'Aladdin' blue?

Detroit Free Press: Kim Trent: How to apologize — a guide for errant politicians

Detroit News: Michigan schools, health system team up on opioid training

WXYZ-TV: Driving while high: Wayne State professor works to find legal limit for marijuana

Wayne State University — Warrior Strong

Wayne State University — Warrior Strong

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