February 2020 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends February 2020
Get ahead and save 30% on spring/summer tuition

Get ahead and save 30% on spring/summer tuition

Undergraduate students who complete at least 24 credits between fall 2019 and winter 2020 may be eligible for a 30% discount on tuition for spring/summer classes, providing tremendous financial savings and keeping them on track to graduate sooner. Registration for spring/summer classes begins Monday, Feb. 10. 

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On-campus polling location celebrated, Election Day 2020 declared a university holiday  

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law is now, fittingly, home to the first polling location on the Wayne State University campus. Keith, a longtime federal judge who fought for civil and democratic rights — including voting rights — died last year. Beginning with the Michigan presidential primary on March 10, the majority of students who live on campus will be able to cast their ballots at what is now Detroit’s Precinct 149 in the Keith Center. Students who live in University Towers will continue to vote nearby at a church across the street from Old Main.

Warrior Chat program provides free peer counseling to students  

Through a collaboration led by the Dean of Students Office, the College of Education Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations Division, and Counseling and Psychological Services, Wayne State has launched the Warrior Chat program, a free peer counseling program to all currently enrolled students. Graduate students in Counselor Education and School and Community Psychology will serve as the peer counselors. Warrior Chat peer counseling sessions are designed to provide an open and inviting environment for students to seek help and support from fellow students. 

Warrior Wardrobe now open, providing gently used clothing to students  

Wayne State University’s Warrior Wardrobe is now open and will provide gently used clothing to all currently enrolled students, free of charge. The program fits into the broader Warrior Life and Wellness initiative, a collaborative effort of on- and off-campus resources focused on building a healthy community for all students through programming and events focused on the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, financial, physical, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, occupational and social.

Wayne State to address urgent need for STEM educators  

Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, Wayne State announced it is launching the Metro Detroit Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence (TRUE) Project, an innovative multi-sector partnership that aims to positively impact student learning, address the critical shortage of STEM teachers, and support the region’s workforce development. The $2.5 million project will target recent graduates and mid-career professionals with STEM expertise in the metro Detroit region, especially those in the automotive and technology industries who may be impacted by recent and planned plant closures.

Join us March 21

Join us March 21

Student resources and reminders

Feb. 7 - 23: The Winter's Tale at the Hilberry Theatre

Feb. 8: Young Astronomers Planetarium Show

Feb. 13: Warrior Basketball vs. Purdue Northwest

Feb. 13: Wayne State at The MAX: Wind Symphony and Concert Band

Feb. 14: Public Planetarium Show

Feb. 14-15: To Sangana African Dance Concert

Feb. 15: 2020 Admitted Student Day

Feb. 15: Warrior Basketball vs. Parkside

Feb. 21: Mental Health First-Aid Training

Feb. 21: Public Planetarium Show

Feb. 24: Council on Foreign Relations Election 2020 Series - U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

Feb. 25: On the Road for TRIO

Feb. 27: Knowledge on Tap presents Black Holes, Nebulae and Supernovae, Oh My!

Feb. 27: Warrior Basketball vs. Ashland

Feb. 27-28: 91st Annual Spring Dance Concert

Feb. 28-29: Voice, Identity and Inclusion Diversity Conference

In the news

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The Conversation: The serious consequence of exercising too much, too fast

MLive: Jackson College, Wayne State partner for business management degree

Detroit News: Opinion: Michigan's three research universities fight the opioid crisis

dbusiness: WSU names Dr. Mark Schweitzer Dean of School of Medicine

WJBK Fox 2: Wayne State offers master's program for professionals wanting to teach

Detroit News: Program to address urgent need for STEM educators in Detroit, Dearborn

Wayne State celebrates Black History Month

Wayne State celebrates Black History Month

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