Engaged--August - Wayne State University
August 2018

Featured stories

Detroit Jazz Festival's Chris Collins on how Warriors shape the showcase Detroit Jazz Festival's Chris Collins on how Warriors shape the showcase

As the Detroit Jazz Festival turns 39, EngageD catches up with its artistic director, WSU jazz department head Chris Collins, to talk about the showcase, its impact on the city (and vice versa), and the growing role Wayne State plays in this Detroit institution.

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Sharing a meal and a smile Sharing a meal and a smile

Since 2011, Lavinia Lamar-Smith, associate director of the Wayne State University Cashier’s Office, and her husband have spent each holiday season bringing relief to the poor through the power of a home-cooked meal.

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Social Club Grooming Co. puts modern spin on traditional barbershop Social Club Grooming Co. puts modern spin on traditional barbershop

Since opening the Social Club Grooming Co. in 2012, former Wayne State student Sebastian Jackson and his wife, Gabrielle, have strived to cultivate an atmosphere that is equal parts salon, safe haven and — for some — a slice of home.

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Community news

Ghanaian delegation visits Wayne State to observe Math Corps

Wayne State recently hosted delegates from Ghana seeking to observe the cutting-edge Math Corps program firsthand.

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Alicia Nails named 2018 NABJ Journalism Educator of the Year

Alicia Nails, director of Wayne State's Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, has been named the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists Educator of the Year.

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Multimedia

Conversations with Wayne State: Alumna Tianna Dudley on the power of alumni Conversations with Wayne State: Alumna Tianna Dudley on the power of alumni
Jose Cuello on collecting art from indigenous cultures Jose Cuello on collecting art from indigenous cultures

Upcoming events

African World Festival
The Baroudeur
Welcome Black Celebration
Detroit Jazz Festival

Community affairs

Student organization building medical house for women’s clinic
New program pairs advocates, survivors of intimate partner violence for support
Four WSU alumni recognized as Ford “Thirty Under 30” fellows
Biomedical career program basks in successful summer of study with DPS students

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