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PARK(ing) Day at Wayne State
September 15 2017 at 7:00 AM
WSU Welcome Center
On Friday, September 15th Wayne State University will convert parking spaces outside the Welcome Center into public parks for the day. All are welcome to stop by, play sidewalk games, and weigh in on upcoming activities at the Woodward & Warren park!Contact the Office of Economic Development directly if you would like to get involved or sponsor an activity.PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Learn more here: http://parkingday.org/
Poverty Matters: Disparities, Policies, and Future Directions
September 15 2017 at 12:00 PM
Student Center
The Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization presents Poverty Matters: Disparities, Policies, and Future Directions. The symposium will take place on Friday, September 15th from 12-4pm at the Wayne State Student Center (Room: Hilberry ABC). Students, faculty, staff, and professionals from across the university and community, regardless of the discipline or field of practice, are encouraged to attend. Licensed psychologists can receive up to 3 hours of continuing education credits. This symposium is FREE, but please RSVP to let us know if you plan to attend. Click on the link at the top right to RSVP! The following community and academic leaders will discuss the impact poverty has on our community and ways it can be combatted. Following speaker presentations, a Q&A panel will follow. Pamela Moore, President and CEO of Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF), will discuss the problems associated with poverty that Detroit Public Schools and its students are experiencing. She will also outline the vision of DPSF and current initiatives. Henny Warren, COO at Central City Integrated Health and Board Member for NAMI-Detroit, will discuss community mental health and the impact poverty has on its consumers. Dr. Allen Goodman, Professor in Economics at Wayne State University, will discuss his research on housing economics and how that impacts opportunity and health. Dr. Luke Shaefer, the Director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, will join us as the keynote speaker. He will give an overview of how poverty affects people in the community and the initiatives/research being conducted through Poverty Solutions. Learning objectives for the symposium are as follows: Learn about the complex effects of poverty on human development across the lifespan by discussing the most current scientific evidence regarding mental health, education, and social mobility. Explore the policies, programs, and initiatives that are helping to combat poverty in Southeastern Michigan. Examine how current societal trajectories (e.g., increasing income inequality) will affect the fight against poverty in the future. Light refreshments will be served.
College of Education Teacher Certification Meeting - RSVP Today!
September 15 2017 at 3:00 PM
Education, College of
If you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than education and would like to become a certified teacher, we invite you to attend an information meeting to learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and post-bachelor certification programs at WSU. Attendees must possess or be within one year of completing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university. If you are unable to attend this meeting, check the College of Education calendar for additional dates throughout 2017.
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