April 2019 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends April 2019
Give green, be gold on WSU Giving Day

Give green, be gold on WSU Giving Day

Each spring, Warriors — and Tartars! — from across campus, the country and the globe join forces to support Wayne State University and maximize their impact during this 24-hour fundraising event. Giving Day celebrates the entire Wayne State experience by empowering you to support the causes you care most about — projects that affect students, faculty members and programs in the heart of Detroit. Every gift of any size makes a difference.

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Wayne State launches DetroitEd411 service to help connect, engage community around post-secondary education  

Wayne State University has launched a new public information service — called DetroitEd411 — to provide the community with free, 24/7 access to resources about post-secondary education opportunities via Facebook Messenger. DetroitEd411 seeks to empower the community and strengthen the city’s workforce by providing guidance and resources addressing all tracks of education, including vocational training, GED opportunities, community colleges and traditional four-year institutions.

Match Day filled with jubilation, 'happy tears'  

Match Day for the School of Medicine Class of 2019 was the penultimate celebration for nearly 300 physicians in training who will graduate in June. Of the entire class, 98.16 percent matched with a residency program for which they interviewed. Warriors will fill residency slots in 26 different specialties, the top three being internal medicine, family medicine and emergency medicine.  

Missing Student Protocol: When and why it’s implemented  

It does not happen often, but when a Warrior goes missing, Wayne State takes it seriously. Recently, on two separate occasions, students were reported to the university as missing. University officials wasted no time implementing the Missing Student Protocol. Through broadcast messaging sent to mobile phones and emails, posting on the homepage, and sharing through social media, Wayne State quickly got the word out that one of its own may have been in trouble. In both instances, information flooded in that led to the almost immediate and successful location of the missing students.

STEAM Challenge winners announced  

The winners of the Wayne State University STEAM Challenge — a pitch competition where interdisciplinary student groups come together to bridge STEM disciplines with the arts, humanities and social sciences — have been announced. While officials initially planned to award $10,000 to the top winner, $3,000 for the second-place winner and $1,000 for the third-place winner, WSU Provost Keith Whitfield surprised all attendees by adding another $5,000 award, allowing four teams to take home prize money to help turn their ideas into reality.

Tonya Matthews joins Wayne State as associate provost  

Tonya Matthews has been hired by Wayne State University as its new associate provost for inclusive workforce development and director of STEM learning innovation. Matthews most recently served as the inaugural president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, transforming the former Detroit Science Center into the region’s hands-on STEM learning destination. Her broad educational background spans engineering, arts, social sciences and physical sciences. She is also the founder of The STEMinista Project, an initiative designed to inspire and support middle school girls in STEM learning and careers.

Celebrate Warriors making an impact in the community

Celebrate Warriors making an impact in the community

Student resources and reminders

April 4-13: Venus at the Hilberry Theatre

April 4: Detroiters Speak — Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies and Borders in Detroit

April 5: Warrior Baseball vs. Purdue Northwest

April 5-14: Mamma Mia! at the Bonstelle Theatre

April 6: Warrior Baseball vs. Purdue Northwest

April 9: Wayne State Night with the Detroit Pistons

April 10: TEDxWayneStateU Conference: The City Rebooted

April 11: Wayne State Giving Day

April 11: Spirit of Community Awards Ceremony and Reception

April 12: Social Work Student Research Symposium

April 12: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 12: Warrior Baseball vs. Ashland

April 13: Warrior Softball vs. Ashland

April 16: Master Planning Community Discussion

April 23: Warrior Baseball vs. Findlay

April 23: Warrior Softball vs. Purdue Northwest

April 24-30: Final Exams

April 26: Warrior Softball vs. Parkside

April 26-May 12: Angels in America: Part II — Perestroika

April 27: Warrior Softball vs. Davenport

April 27: African American Graduation Celebration

In the news

Michigan Radio: New program will train doctors to better treat opioid addiction

The Conversation: America's schools are crumbling — What will it take to fix them?

Model D: Med students learn empathy and skills in Detroit street care programs

WJBK Fox 2: Walking on water with STEM at Wayne State

WJBK Fox 2: Archaeologists excavate site of demolished Civil War-era log cabin in Detroit

Detroit Free Press: Program offers $75,000 loan repayment to Michigan medical graduates

WXYZ-TV: Wayne State launching new program for librarians aimed at increasing literacy

Broadway World: Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University honors Jeffrey Seller with 2019 Apple Award at Hamilton

Detroit Free Press: Detroit teachers deal with growing pains — and victories — of new curriculum

The Arab American News: Abdul El-Sayed named scholar-in-residence at Wayne State

Wayne State University School of Medicine: Match Day 2019

Wayne State University School of Medicine: Match Day 2019

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