March 2024 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends March 2024
RSVP for the Presidential Investiture Ceremony

RSVP for the Presidential Investiture Ceremony

The Wayne State University Board of Governors will formally bestow the title of president on Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D., during a presidential investiture ceremony on March 18. During this event, guests will honor Dr. Espy’s history of leadership and research excellence and celebrate her vision for Wayne State University. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to join us for this historic event.

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Melissa Smiley named new chief of staff and university relations officer  

Wayne State University President Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Melissa Smiley as the new chief of staff and university relations officer, a decision that reflects the university's commitment to community advocacy, executive strategy, organizational operations, and both state and local government leadership. As chief of staff and university relations officer, Smiley will lead the new University Relations division and be responsible for overall external advocacy strategy and operational tactics, uniting university leadership’s efforts and bringing together staff in Government and Community Affairs, Marketing and Communications, and the Board of Governors office.

Public health student serves Detroiters, peers through internship experience  

As a senior at Wayne State University, Bethany Archer’s experiences in and out of the classroom have helped define her goals — while serving the community and jump-starting her career. Archer, who is double-majoring in public health and political science, sought opportunities to better understand the link between policy and public health by working in the field. Archer recently completed an internship with the Detroit Health Department, in line with WSU’s College to Career initiative.

Fashion design and merchandising students pitch to Shinola execs  

Zoë Rogula '22 sat in Detroit's Shinola headquarters on Milwaukee Avenue with a sense of déjà vu. Standing in front of her were Wayne State University fashion design and merchandising students, who were there to pitch ideas to a room of executives. Just one year prior, Rogula — who now works at Shinola full time as a wholesale brand coordinator — was in their shoes.

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March 6: Graduate School Information Session


March 11-17: Spring Break


March 18: Presidential Investiture


March 22-30: Chicken and Biscuits at the Hilberry Gateway


March 26-27: All Majors Career Fair


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WDET: Wayne Health Mobile Units provide maternal health care in low-income neighborhoods

Fox 2: TechTown Detroit honors Black-owned businesses

CBS Detroit: Wayne State University pushes back enrollment deposit deadline due to FAFSA delay

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