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March 2020 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends March 2020
Students to make spring break count

Students to make spring break count

Cancun, Miami Beach and South Padre Island are top spring break destinations for college students looking to escape the cold and have some fun before final exams and graduation. However, for the last 17 years, a group of Wayne State students has elected to stay home and spend their week off participating in Alternative Spring Break Detroit. This year, the 50 students selected for the program and 12 student leaders will be immersed in volunteering and learning about the city.   

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Creating a culture of CARE  

College can be a stressful time, and students experience a variety of pressures related to academic work, relationships and other aspects of their busy lives. In keeping with Wayne State University’s mission to create a welcoming community for all students, the Dean of Students Office has positioned itself as a command center for care. All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to play a role in making those connections by submitting a CARE Report online in the event that they are concerned about a student.

Hosts needed for Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program students  

Imagine turning a simple trip to the mall or the movies into an opportunity to create long-lasting memories with a visiting college student from Iraq, engaging in a little soft diplomacy and having a good time in the process. The Office of International Programs (OIP) can make that happen! Since 2017, Wayne State has hosted the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), which brings 100 Iraqi college students to the U.S. for a month to learn about leadership, civic engagement and peacebuilding. OIP is looking for host families to house, feed and provide a uniquely American experience for IYLEP students for either one or two weekends in July.

Wayne State wins 6th consecutive Michigan Flu Vaccination Challenge  

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) has won the Michigan Flu Vaccination Challenge for the sixth straight year in in the Medium School division. CHC hosted nearly 50 outreach events from September to January to allow the Warrior community easy access to the flu vaccine. Through these events and regularly scheduled walk-in days, approximately 3,000 WSU faculty, staff and students received the vaccine, securing success in the challenge.

Annual Spirit of Community Awards set for April 2

Annual Spirit of Community Awards set for April 2

Upcoming dates

March 6: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

March 9-14: Spring Break

March 9-12: Rape Aggression Defense Basic Training

March 14: Young Astronomers Planetarium Show

March 19: School of Social Work Diversity Lecture

March 19: STEAM Challenge Final Pitch Competition

March 20: Public Planetarium Show

March 21: Spring Open House

March 25: Wayne State Night with the Detroit Pistons

March 26: Honors College Showcase

March 27: Social Work Student Research Symposium

March 27: Public Planetarium Show

March 29: Theatre and Dance at Wayne Season Preview Party

March 30: Michele Norris Lecture: "Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race"

In the news

The Arab American News: WSU medical student makes healing little feet his mission

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State unveils on-campus polling location in time for March primary

The Conversation: Weinstein trial begs a question: Why is the pain of women and minorities often ignored?

WDET-FM: Foreign policy, trade and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

The Conversation: 4 ways to protect yourself from disinformation

Wayne State University: STEM Day

Wayne State University: STEM Day

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