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Unemployed Alumni Receive Half Off Tuition Spend Time With Us

Vote for the Best of Wayne State Become an Alumni Admissions Ambassador CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action!

7/11 Alice in Wonderland at the Hilberry 7/22 CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action!

View and Update Your Records Alumni Discount on 'A History of WSU in Photographs' Short-Term Medical Coverage Available to Alumni Alice in Wonderland Family Event at the Hilberry Go Shopping at the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market Save the Date for Reunion and Homecoming Swing for the Students Golf Outing

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Marguerite Rigby Announces Retirement Marguerite Rigby, assistant vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the alumni association, has announced her retirement from the university effective in August. Rigby began her career in 1981 in the Office of Alumni Relations, where she managed the alumni association membership program, worked with the Women of Wayne alumni association and coordinated the annual Ethnic


Nights. Later, she developed and served as the first editor of Wayne State magazine. She moved to Oakland University in 1988 and served as director of alumni relations, eventually returning to Wayne State in 1991 when she was appointed to her current position. “The alumni association has experienced a complete transformation under Marguerite’s tutelage,” said David W. Ripple, vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs. “With steady membership, new strategic direction and world-wide reach, the alumni association is a hallmark of which we all can be proud. For much of this progress, we can thank Marguerite.” The alumni association plans a celebration reception at Alumni House on July 8. A search is under way for her successor. Back To Top

Unemployed Alumni Receive Half Off Tuition Alumni and their spouses who have lost a full-time job are eligible to receive half off graduate or undergraduate tuition at Wayne State under the university’s financial aid stimulus plan. The tuition reduction program offers alumni and their spouses a 50 percent reduction in tuition for up to two classes per semester for two semesters. To be eligible, alumni and their spouses must have lost a full-time job within six months of the time they enroll for classes. Verification of employment loss is required. To download an application, click here. For information, visit www.finaid.wayne.edu. Back To Top

Vote for the Best of Wayne State The results will be featured in the next issue of Wayne State magazine. Wayne State magazine is an exclusive benefit for members of the Wayne State University Alumni Association. To join or renew your membership today, visit www.alumni.wayne.edu/join. Click here to vote for your favorites. Back To Top

Become an Alumni Admissions Ambassador Wayne State propelled you to become who you are today, and now you have the chance to return the favor. Alumni Admissions Ambassadors can give back to Wayne State and share their pride and loyalty by encouraging students to apply to and attend the university. Representatives from Wayne's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Alumni Relations will host two orientation sessions to train volunteers to become Alumni Admissions Ambassadors. The orientation sessions will be offered in the Wayne State Welcome Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18. A campus tour will be available immediately following the training session for interested individuals. By volunteering as an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for Wayne State, you will provide personal interaction and encouragement that can make the difference between a student in your community choosing Wayne State instead of another university. Join the Alumni Admissions Ambassador program and encourage the next generation of teachers,


doctors, engineers and nurses to make Wayne State their home. For more information or to make a reservation, click here or call (313) 577-2161. Back To Top

CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action! Join the alumni association for CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action! on Wednesday, July 22. Think you ought to be in pictures? Here’s your chance to find out how. Ken Droz of the Michigan Film Office will detail new film projects coming to Michigan and the jobs that are resulting from them. Learn how you can be a part of the Hollywood action both on screen and off, and find out about opportunities in the new animation studios. Light refreshments will be served. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Alumni House. Cost is $5 for alumni association members and currently enrolled WSU students, $10 for non-members. To make a reservation, click here or call (313) 577-2300. Back To Top

View and Update Your Records Visit our online directory at www.alumni.wayne.edu/w3 to view and update your records. Back To Top

Alumni Discount on 'A History of WSU in Photographs' Be among the first to own a copy of A History of Wayne State University in Photographs by Evelyn Aschenbrenner with a foreword by Bill McGraw and introduction by Charles K. Hyde. The book compiles rare and intriguing images that will be of interest to anyone with ties to Wayne State University. It will make a perfect keepsake for current and former students, faculty and staff, and anyone interested in local history. Aschenbrenner surveys more than 140 years’ worth of historical photos and archival material to give readers a complete visual guide to Wayne State’s development. She charts official milestones of the university, including the organization of colleges into a university in the 1930s, the drive for state support in the 1950s, and the new buildings that were built as academic programs expanded. Aschenbrenner also surveys campus life, including disciplinary and curricular development, student life, and the university’s relations with its surrounding neighborhood, which were strained by various urban renewal programs. Wayne State alumni can purchase the book for a discounted rate of $28 (regular price is $39.95). Use coupon code WS30 to receive the discount. Click here to order. Back To Top

Short-Term Medical Coverage Available to Alumni GradMed short-term medical coverage is available to alumni who have a need for temporary health insurance coverage. GradMed can help fill the coverage gap and provide protection in the case of an injury or


unexpected illness. Coverage can start the day after receipt of application. Call (800) 922-1245 or click here to receive a rate quote or apply for coverage. Back To Top

Alice in Wonderland Family Event at the Hilberry Join the alumni association for a presentation of Alice and Wonderland at the Hilberry Theatre on Saturday, July 11. Get taken away to Wonderland during this family event, which features continental breakfast (bagels, muffins, doughnuts, juice and more) and a storytime reading of the book Alice in Wonderland before the Hilberry performance. Afterward, characters from the show will mix and mingle and sign special autograph/coloring books. Tickets are limited and advance reservations are required. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Hilberry Theatre. Tickets are limited and advance reservations are required. Cost is $9 for members, children 12 years old and younger and currently enrolled WSU students. $14 for non-members. To make a reservation, click here or call (313) 577-2300. Back To Top

Go Shopping at the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market Members of the university, Midtown and broader Detroit community are invited to visit the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market and shop for fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers and other farm and food products on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 28. The Farmers Market is located in front of Prentis Hall on Cass Avenue, just north of Warren Avenue and across the street from the Detroit Public Library. The market will feature farmers from Detroit, the surrounding metropolitan region and Ontario. The Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market is authorized to accept the Michigan Bridge Card, a debit card on which federal food stamp dollars are deposited so that participating low-income households can purchase food. SEED Wayne soon will be authorized to accept the state’s Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh coupons, programs that help pregnant women, children and senior citizens have access to Michigan-produced fruits and vegetables sold at farmers markets. The Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market is a project of SEED Wayne. For questions regarding the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market or SEED Wayne, contact Kami Pothukuchi at k.pothukuchi@wayne.edu. Back To Top

Save the Date for Reunion and Homecoming Golden Jubilee Reunion: Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 Join fellow alumni and friends from the class of 1959 and earlier for this annual event. Homecoming Tailgate: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 Cheer on the Warriors as they take on Ashland University. Look for more information in upcoming issues of @ Wayne State, or check our Web site for updates at www.alumni.wayne.edu. Back To Top


Swing for the Students Golf Outing Join the School of Business Administration Alumni Association for its Swing for the Students Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 27. This annual event raises funds to support scholarships for School of Business Administration students. The event begins at 9 p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club. Golfers who register individually will be placed onto a foursome with golfers of a similar playing level. To make a request for placement in a specific foursome, contact Mark Stema at mstema1@hfhs.org by July 20. For more information, visit www.swingforthestudents.com. Cost is $250 per person. To make a reservation, click here or call (313) 577-2300. Back To Top

Midsummer Nights in Midtown The University Cultural Center Association presents Midsummer Nights in Midtown every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June. More than 25 performances will be offered in 15 Midtown Detroit’s University Cultural District venues. Admission is free. The series of special presentations features local, national and international musicians, dancers, theater troupes, street painters and awardwinning poets and authors. Click here or call (313) 577-5088 for more information or a complete list of performances. Back To Top

Free Yearbooks! Free Wayne State University yearbooks are available to all alumni and friends. Yearbooks from select years between 1989-2005 are available for pickup at alumni house. The yearbooks are available while supplies last through July 1. Get yours today. Alumni House is located on campus at 441 Ferry Mall. For more information, call (313) 577-2300. Back To Top

Check Out the Wayne Bloggers Eleven students are taking time away from their busy schedules to blog for Wayne State. This diverse and dynamic group will help recruit new students, take part in virtual campus open houses and answer questions from a student's perspective. Click here to check them out. Back To Top

Theaters Announce 2009-2010 Season Wayne State's Hilberry and Bonstelle theaters have announced the plays for the 2009-2010 season. The Hilberry's shows include The Fantastics, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Seagull,


The Servant of Two Masters, Good and The Beaux Stratagem. Alumni can see four shows for as low as $90. Season Subscriptions are currently on sale. Visit www.hilberry.com for more information or call the box office at (313) 577-2972. The Bonstelle's shows include The Talented Tenth, A Christmas Carol, A Comedy of Errors and Pippin. Alumni can see four shows for as low as $60. Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Visit www.bonstelle.com for more information or call the box office at (313) 577-2960. Back To Top

Seventh Annual Football Golf Outing Support the Warrior Football Program by attending the seventh annual Wayne State Football Golf Outing on Friday, July 10. The golf outing will honor players and guests from the past 50 years. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Macomb. Shotgun start begins at 11 a.m. Cost is $125 per golfer if you register by July 1. Cost is $150 at the door. Cost for a foursome is $600. The cost includes an hour at the range prior to start, green fees and cart, drinks, hot dogs and chips on the course, dinner and much more. Click here for more information. For questions, contact Angela Ruth at (313) 577-0587 or angela.ruth@wayne.edu. Back To Top

Attend Roundtable on African American Education The Institute for the Study of the African-American Child presents a roundtable discussion on African American education on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. The conference, held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, will focus on best practices for teaching African-American children. Click here for more information and a complete schedule. To make a reservation, contact Saundra Sumner at (313) 577-0991 or ac6642@wayne.edu. Back To Top

Save the Date for Monteith Reunion All graduating classes and friends of Wayne State's Monteith College are invited to a 50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 9-13. Join returning faculty and alumni for three event-filled days commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Monteith College in 1959. Click here for more information, or contact Kathryn A. Rusak at (313) 577-9933 or ar0043@wayne.edu. Back To Top

Join or Renew your Alumni Association Membership It's a great time to be an alumni association member! Join or renew your membership to the Wayne State University Alumni Association and take advantage of group discounts, travel opportunities, member-only communications and more. For a membership application, click here or call (313)


577-2300. Here's a look at the many benefits of being an alumni association member: Free subscription to the award-winning Wayne State magazine. Free Wayne State application for you, your spouse or dependents (except for applications to the Law School or School of Medicine). Free membership in your school/college/program or interest alumni group. Discounted membership to Wayne State's recreation and fitness center, and free use of the Matthaei Athletics Complex during recreation hours. Discounts to the Bonstelle, Hilberry and other university venues, as well as 30 percent discount on books published by the Wayne State University Press. Special alumni association OneCard with hundreds of discounts and access to a variety of campus services, such as the libraries, parking and bookstore. Click here for details. Opportunities to travel at group rates with the alumni association. Member-price admission for events featured in the alumni association's special events newsletter. Much, much more! Back To Top

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