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Oct 25 / Julie Alter-Kay

Humble Beginnings


Nov. 10, 2016

Humble beginnings


Fireside Chat with Dr. William Pickard 

Dr. Pickard is a noted entrepreneur, holds a MSW and a PhD in social work and is a former WSU SSW faculty member.  Event held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Law School’s Partrich Auditorium.


We are in need of two students to serve as representatives for the Student Academic Review Committee (MSW advanced year and a BSW Senior).   Minimal time commitment required.  For more information, contact Dr. Takisha LaShore by email at

Would you like to improve your course grades or tackle a difficult course with confidence and certainty?  If yes, then consider signing up for the School of Social Work’s Individual Success Plan (ISP) program. The ISP program is designed to give students the opportunity to receive one-on-one support from a social work mentor.    If interested in taking part in this program, please complete the survey by Nov. 2, 2016 at 5pm. Please contact Shantalea Johns at for more information. Survey;

The Wayne State Writing, Research and Technology Zone (WRTZ) is a valuable resource offering tutoring on any concept or problem related to writing, research, and technology (drafting, research, synthesis, analysis and development).  The WRTZ in located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library on main campus with after hour, weekend and online services available.  Be sure to ask for a tutoring appointment with Deanna, Clare, Tori or Kerin, as they are familiar with social work assignments.  See In addition, limited appointments are available with the School of Social Work writing tutors, Vanessa Gualtieri and Derek Risse.   Check out their availability through our online appointment scheduling at

Priority Registration begins 10/31/16 for the Winter Semester 2017.  Priority Registration is now determined by class standing (graduate or undergraduate based on total number of completed credits you have at the time of registration). See for more information at   Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor to ensure you are following your plan of work.  Stay on the path to degree completion!

Thurs., Oct. 27  – TWO EVENTS!!
FREE flu shot available to all WSU students
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at

SMART (Student Mentor Research Team) Student Research Learning Community from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 1115 Old Main.  Refreshments Provided!


Weds., Nov. 2 – TEDxWayneStateU conference is “Metamorphosis
Four of Wayne State’s distinguished alumni are featured.   The event will be held in the Student Center Ballroom from 5 to 8 p.m., with a reception to follow. See

Thurs., Nov. 10 – Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture
Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.

Jewish Family Service’s is seeking volunteers for their Fall Fix Up to help homebound older adults by preparing their homes for winter.   For more information, visit their website at

Student Disability Service (SDS) is hosting two events this week!
Doggy Days on Tues., Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.on Gullen Mall.  The event will include service animals with information provided on service animals.  Therapy dogs will be available for students to pet and interact with as a stress relief activity.

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw on Weds. Oct. 26.  SDS and the Office for Multicultural Student Engagement will be hosting a screening of this 60 minute film in the Bernath Auditorium in the UGL at 2 p.m., followed by a discussion of the film and some of the issues raised. This film looks at the life of Chamique Holdsclaw, standout Tennesee Vols basketball player whose WNBA career was impacted by her bipolar disorder.

Research Tutoring available in the School of Social Work on select Weds. and Thurs.   To schedule a tutoring session, contact Caitlin Brown at

2017 MedHealth Summit (Information Sessions in October and November 2016) – See MedHealth Summit at

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), in partnership with the Dean of Students Office, is hosting exhibits throughout the month of October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including The Clothesline Project and the Silent Witness Project.  To get involved, see

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