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Coffee and Conversation with Bill Nowling: An Insider’s Perspective on the Detroit Bankruptcy
November 13 2014 at 8:30 AM
Alumni House
Coffee and Conversation with Bill Nowling An Insider's Perspective on the Detroit Bankruptcy Thursday, November 13, 20148:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Alumni HouseWayne State Universty Please RSVP online by November 7, 2013 tohttp://specialevents.wayne.edu/PRDor call (313) 577-0300 Self-parking is available for $7 at the Visitor's Entrance (Gate #4) of Parking Structure #1, located at the corner of Palmer St. and Cass Ave. Debit, credit and One-cards are preferred methods of payment for parking. Parking: http://maps.wayne.edu/all/?q=structure+1 Alumni House:http://maps.wayne.edu/all/?q=alumni+house#alumni-house Purpose: Bill Nowling, Press Secretary to Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, will provide an “Insider’s Perspective on the Detroit Bankruptcy” on Thursday, November 13. Drawing from the reality that “every crisis is a lost of trust,” his lecture will provide alums and students with the communication challenges inherent in guiding a city through bankruptcy. During his 25 minute talk, he will discuss the significance of internal messaging, building lines of communication with the Mayoral and City Council offices, and navigating the media. The talk will be followed by a Q & A session. Who Should Attend: Public relations practitioners, journalists and communicators of all kind are encouraged to attend. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
Graduate Open House
November 13 2014 at 5:00 PM
Welcome Center
Ready to further your education? At the Graduate Open House, you’ll learn about the more than 200 graduate programs we offer. Speak with program representatives, have your questions about financial aid answered and apply on site at this informative event.  Take the next step toward success — register today.  Additional events will be available to interested prospective students.College of Education 5-7 p.m. Faculty and current student meet and greet, room 116 COE 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teacher Certification Information meeting, room 30 COE School of Library and Information Science 5-7 p.m. Master of Library Science meet and greet, 3rd floor Purdy Kresge Meet current students from the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), tour the SLIS Digital Media Projects Lab, and learn how SLIS supports diversity through scholarships and special programs. You also will have the chance to learn about funding opportunities available for 2015 such as graduate student assistantships. Be sure to stop by and see WSU librarians demoing the new Google Glass as well as a custom Wayne State app. Take advantage of this opportunity to find out more about SLIS — including requirements for our degree and certificate programs — and explore careers in the field.      
Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Communication
November 14 2014 at 1:00 PM
Manoogian Hall
WSU's Department of Communication is pleased to offer tours of its facilities to all students interested in pursuing degree programs in communication studies, film, media arts and studies, journalism, broadcast journalism or public relations. Please RSVP by clicking the "RSVP Now" button to the right. If this date does not work for you, please choose a better one from among all of the department's Fall 2014 tour dates: September 19, 2014; 1pm – 2:30 pm October 24, 2014; 1pm – 2:30 pm November 14, 2014; 1pm – 2:30 pm During the tour, prospective WSU students will learn about the department’s progressive undergraduate programs and visit some of the classrooms, studios and labs where student/faculty collaborations take place. The tour runs for approximately 90 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for outdoor weather. DEPARTURE POINT The tour begins in the main office of the Department of Communication. This office is located on the fifth floor of Manoogian Hall, 906 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201. The entrance to the office is directly across from the elevators. PARKING INFORMATION The closest parking structure to Manoogian Hall is Structure #2. The entrance to this structure is on the John C. Lodge Service Drive. This service drive is accessed from Warren Avenue and is located one block west of the intersection of Warren Avenue and Anthony Wayne Drive. View additional guest parking locations. High school students are encouraged to talk with their high school guidance counselor with regard to missing school for this university campus visit.  
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With approximately 750 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students, the Department of Communication is diverse and dynamic, featuring programs in communication studies, media arts and studies, film, journalism, public relations and dispute resolution.

Our students experience the benefit of a world-class education in a real world context. The department is composed of 30 tenure and tenure track faculty and 35 part-time faculty with strong backgrounds in both scholarly and professional approaches to communication.

25 graduate assistantships are offered each year. Wayne State’s Graduate School is among the 10 largest in the country and, with more than 10,000 students, is the largest in Michigan.

Department of Communication
585 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-2943
FAX (313) 577-6300