Wayne State Magazine

Wayne State magazine, published quarterly, has won more than three-dozen local and national awards since 2005 from organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, International Association of Business Communicators, Awards for Publication Excellence and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. To learn more about the magazine, call 313-577-2300.

Spring 2015

Dr. Spencer – Ebola Survivor
School of Medicine alumnus discusses his experience, says Ebola is not going away
Historic time for historical collection
 Mark Bowden is at the helm as Burton turns 100
Wayne Law student faces danger as observer
 Law student witnesses protests in Ferguson, Missouri
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Winter 2015

Meet the Mayor of Midtown
Sue Mosey, ’83, oversees Midtown’s continuing evolution

Black Theatre Program Brings History to Life
Billicia Hines uses history to revitalize theater program

Go Fish!
WSU physiology professor helping bring about the rebirth of the Belle Isle Aquarium

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Fall 2014

Pivotal Moments
The university launches Pivotal Moments: Our Campaign for Wayne State University

Setting the Stage for Success
The Hilberry Theatre serves as a gateway to the arts at Wayne State

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Spring/Summer 2014

Breaking Barriers
Wayne State event honors impressive legacy of women in athletics.

Bell Weather
After years of working and waiting, former Warrior Joique Bell enjoys gridiron glory with the Detroit Lions.

Children's Crusader
Influential Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute celebrates nearly a century of advocating for the city’s youngest residents.

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Winter 2014

Moments of Discovery
Wayne State has been the training ground for many inventors and innovators.

Investing in the University
Despite cutbacks in state aid, Wayne State remains committed to providing an affordable quality education.

Opportunity Knocks
The Front Door builds relationships between businesses and the university.

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Fall 2013

An Era Begins
M. Roy Wilson is Wayne State’s 12th president.

On a New Mission
Student and alumni military veterans reflect on their military experiences and share dreams for the future.

With Honors
The alumni association recognizes alumni, faculty and students.

Leading the Way
Wayne State and other University Research Corridor graduates are providing an economic boost.

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Summer 2013

Presidential Farewell
President Allan Gilmour retires from Wayne State.

Timeless Treasures
Wayne State’s campus architecture transcends time and space. 

Outdoor Museum
Wayne State displays art in public places.

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2013 May Issue

Arts Appeal

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is educating the next generation of artists.

Artistic Impressions

Wayne State alumni are leaving their artistic footprint on the world.

Dramatic Discovery

Wayne State researchers are leading a worldwide team of scientists who uncovered what's known as the "God particle."

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2012 December Issue

A New Direction
The alumni association eliminates dues, turns its focus toward communication and engagement.

Celebrating Alumni
Wayne State's 245,000 alumni are using their education and experiences in a wide range of pursuits and careers.

Flexing Their Voluntary Muscle
Alumni volunteers are passionate about advancing the needs and interests of Wayne State.

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2012 September Issue


Changing Lives
Wayne State alumni are making a difference in their communities through their work.
and volunteer activities.

Ready to Launch
Blackstone LaunchPad helps students start new businesses.

Helping Hands
Student volunteers work to build a better tomorrow for themselves and for society.


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2012 July Issue

Second Acts
A look at older alumni who are doing great things.

Aging Successfully
Wayne State researchers tackle age-related issues.

Lighting Up Rwanda
Alumnus works to improve lives and provide education in Rwanda.

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2012 April Issue

Detroit's Historic Places of Worship
Wayne State University Press chronicle's the city's churches and temples.

A Different Page
Wayne State alumni have a unique and very different impact on the literary world.

Turn the Page
Digital textbooks, tablets and Smartpens are changing the way students study.

Year of the Underdog
How the Warrior football team became Division II playoff stars.

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2011 December Issue

Chemical Properties
The A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building and Lecture Hall pays tribute to the past and embraces the future.

High-Tech Hub
TechTown offers a thriving environment for entrepreneurs who are finding success in a dismal economy.

Remembering Arthur
Longtime civil rights activist Arthur L. Johnson's loss is felt by the university and greater community.

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2011 September Issue


Remembering 9/11
Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wayne State and Metro Detroit join the nation in looking back and looking ahead.

Hometown Heroes
Wayne State alumni have served, and continue to serve, in every branch of the military.

Multi Media
The new world of journalism extends far beyond traditional reporting.


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2011 July Issue

Talk of the Town
Midtown Detroit undergoes an economic revival.

Entrepreneurial Spirit
Despite a tough economy, alumni find ways to make businesses flourish.

A Fighting Chance
Perinatology Research Branch leads the way in fight against pre-term birth.

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2011 Winter Issue

And Many More
The Wayne State University Alumni Association celebrates 75 years.

Wayne State is a tradition for many families of alumni.

Taking Flight
Kim Shreckengost tackles the challenges of working in the world of NFL football.

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2010 Fall Issue

Recipes for Success
Alumni own and operate some of the area's top food and entertainment venues.

The Beat Goes On
After a 20-year hiatus, Wayne State's marching band is back.

On the Spectrum
As autism diagnoses rise, Wayne State alumni are on the forefront of research.

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2010 Summer Issue

Reading the Palm of Michigan
Predictions for the next 10 years.

Tech Support
Technology's influence is everywhere at Wayne State, and its impact is felt in every classroom and research lab.

House Project
Wayne State teams up with Corcktown to excavate, exhibit a glimpse of early Detroit.

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2010 Spring Issue

Custom Cures
The future of pharmacy is made to order as pharmacists flex their role as front-line healthcare providers.

My First Job
New grads share their career experiences and offer tips for starting out in the work world.

Dorm Foodie
The offerings are plentiful and healthful at Wayne State's residence hall cafes.

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2010 Winter Issue

Home Team Heroes
They excelled in sports during their years at Wayne State. Find out what they've been doing since.

Press Check: The State of Newspaper Journalism
Michigan's newspaper industry is facing its biggest struggle yet. What's ahead and how will the newspapers survive?

Keeper of History
Reuther Library preserves America's past and gives a voice to those silenced.

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2009 Fall Issue

Future Focused Majors
As the economy changes, university programs unlock doors to new careers

My First Place
Undergrads show off the places they call home

Growing Detroit
SEED Wayne is giving a boost to the city's emerging agriculture movement

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2009 Summer Issue

Best of Wayne State
We asked for your favorites. Here's what you said makes Wayne State great

Focal Point
University's FOCIS series brings worlwide issues close to home

Woman of Wayne
Marguerite Rigby leaves Alumni House, looks back on many years at Wayne State

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2009 Spring Issue

Industrial Evolution
As manufacturing jobs fade, Detroit-area entrepreneurs and hopefuls look to the emerging film industry

Lifelong Learner

95-year-old alumnus continues to take classes at Wayne State

Road Warrior

Alumnus chronicles Detroit history in the city and on the street

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2009 Winter Issue

Storybook Romances
Many alumni have found true love through the Wayne State library system

City Upon a Hill
15th anniversary lecture brings together past speakers, looks toward the future

For the Birds
Wayne State researcher looks for ways to increase nesting habitat for once-endangered Michigan bird

2008 Fall Issue

Presidential Portrait
President Jay Noren has a strong background as a systems builder. Now he wants to help Wayne State realize its full potential

Moving Forward
New Detroit mayor comes from a long line of Wayne State alumni

With Honors
Here's a look at the new Irvin D. Reid Honors College Alumni Association

2008 Summer Issue

Direct Impact
Wayne State's bioengineering department is an internationally known hub for automotive research. But it's also making a name for itself in other areas, including blast injuries and sports science

Giulio Live!
Get cooking with Giulio Fattore, campus executive chef for AVI Fresh at Wayne State

Shades of Green
The university becomes more environmentally friendly and encourages green efforts throughout the city

2008 Spring Issue

Advocating Wayne
Alumni connect with Lansing legislators to convey the importance of the university 

Community Palette
Retirement retreat becomes the center of a community

Breakthrough Discovery
Robert S. Wilson, Ph.S. '76, is a leader in Alzheimer's research

2008 Winter Issue

Looking Forward, Giving Back
Wayne First brings growth, renewal to Wayne State

Wayne Firsts
We reflect on other Wayne "firsts" - achievements, records and notable facts

Of No Interest to the Nation
An alumnus' moving account of survival during World War II

2007 Fall Issue

Transforming Wayne

President Irvin D. Reid's decade of progress

How Does His Garden Grow?

A visit to President Irvin D. Reid's garden

Tech Savvy

The Alumni Association's e-communications are getting attention

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Alumni news and events

2007 Summer Issue

Community Service

A look at Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies

2007 Spring Issue

Feel the Energy 

Strategic Plan articulates the university's vision and identifies its goals through 2011

The Plan's in Motion

The alumni association completes its strategic plan; implementation is the next step

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Scholarship recipients come together to celebrate past and future successes

Coloring Their World

Alvin Bell's students commemorate his life lessons in documentary

2007 Winter issue

Golden Anniversary

Alumni association hosts first-ever Golden Jubilee Reunion

"The Dead Shall Teach the Living"

Wayne State's mortuary science program has a strong history and solid future

Presidential Salute

Artwork, awards and structures celebrate the legacies of Wayne State's former presidents

2006 Fall issue

Protect and serve

A day in the life of the Wayne State Police department

Portraits of homelessness

Photography, autobiography tell the stories of homeless older women

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2006 Summer issue

An acute shortage

The College of Nursing works to combat the nursing shortage by educating and training nurses.

Fashion forward

A decade-by-decade look at the changing styles on campus.

Passport to learning

Wayne State's study-abroad programs offer the opportunity to be immersed in foreign cultures.

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2006 Spring Issue

A new chapter

Flip through the pages of a first-year student's diary, which chronicles life in The Towers, the classroom ... and the occasional 4 a.m. study session

Home away from home

Students from more than 90 countries come to live, study and work at Wayne State

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2006 Winter issue

Backstage class

A lot goes on day and night behind the scenes of a Hilberry Theatre production

Team players

As Detroit hosts the Super Bowl, Wayne State alumni are fighting stereotypes, building relationships and getting in the game

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2005 Fall issue

Around the world in just 2 days

Alumni tour stops at World Expo to visit Wayne State-sponsored U.S. Pavilion

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2004 Fall issue

An artist in the house

Wong Herbert Yee is big news in books for little people.

What's in a name?

A lot of debate—at least back in 1934. Seventy years later, a look at the Wayne name's rather dubious start.

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2005 Summer issue

Away We Go!

Wayne State launches its first capital campaign with crowds and cheers

Tech Support

Wayne State's research and technology park is helping transform a long-neglected area into an entrepreneurial powerhouse

It's All Greek to Them

Fraternities and sororities support and bring together Wayne State and the community

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2004 Spring issue

The 40 Percent Solution

Alumna Ann Miceli faces an uphill battle in the struggle against HIV/AIDS in Africa

Remembering Millie

The Wayne State community remembers Mildred Jeffrey.

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2004 Winter issue

A force on the force

Ernie Hudson catapulted his career by busting ghosts. Now he's shattering stereotypes.

Get back

A group of Vietnam-era alums reunites to celebrate life on 'the Ledge.'

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2003 Fall issue

Let there be Lumigen

Research at WSU by Paul Schaap and his colleagues paid off in a scientific revolution and a generous gift to the university.

Raising Big Boy

Thanks to alumnus Bob Liggett, the familiar restaurant chain has a new menu for success.

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