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August 16, 2012 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-08-16

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Never a dull moment

WSU welcomes
students with a
lively campus
in a vibrant


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By Alex Bienkowski

In Detroit, the good news is
too often overshadowed by
the bad. Some wistfully recall
a prosperous past — but in
Midtown, the heart of the city,
the focus is firmly on the future.
Here, at Wayne State University,
students discover themselves
and a different Detroit.

At Wayne State, both
residential and commuting
students find it easy to make
the most of their time. Many
university-sponsored events
and activities enhance the

Warrior football is the focus of campus life on Saturday afternoons
in the fall.

stars, Wayne State's spectacular
planetarium has regular public

Wayne State boasts nearly 400
active student organizations
that fit most any interest.
Beyond the 24
fraternities and
sororities there
are academic
and professional
cultural, service
and social-action
groups as well
as entertainment
and religious
Hillel of
A 'Thursdays in the D' concert with
Detroit supervises
Lupe Fiasco.
four student
college experience, creating
a campus life that's anything
but ordinary. The university's
Hilberry and Bonstelle theatres
Student Association and The
are among the city's best.
Law Student Association.
And from free concerts and

guest lectures to ice skating
and stand-up comedy shows,
there's something to do every
night of the week.

On Wednesdays, students
gather to watch feature films
on a giant screen as part of the
weekly movie series. The first
Thursday of the fall semester
marks the return of the
"Thursdays in the D" program
of free weekly events from
big-name concerts and poetry
slams to bowling nights and
museum tours. And if it's too
bright in the city to see many

The Mort Harris Recreation
and Fitness Center is one of

the most popular buildings on
campus. Students who visit the
rec center do more than just lift
weights and run on treadmills,
however. The center offers
more than 70 hours of group
fitness classes per week, from
cycling and Zumba to salsa and

In addition to the university's
18 intercollegiate athletic
teams, club and intramural
sports give students with a
competitive edge a chance
to showcase their skills.
Student-led club teams have
the opportunity to compete
against other universities in
local, regional and national
contests in sports like volleyball,
rugby, lacrosse and ice hockey.
Intramural sports range from
full-season leagues to one-
day tournaments with men's,
women's and coed divisions
in a variety of sports like
basketball, dodgeball and flag

WSU has three residence halls
and three apartment complexes
built or redesigned in the past
10 years. Students relax in
suite-style rooms with access
to cable television, wireless
Internet, laundry services and
24-hour reception.

The liveliest part of Detroit
awaits just a short walk
from Wayne State's campus.
Midtown provides endless
opportunities to explore and
experience the best the city has
to offer.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is
just steps away from campus.

Students may visit acclaimed
art galleries and museums
like the internationally known
Detroit Institute of Arts, take
in a show at a historic theatre
like the Fox, or unwind after
classes at one of the city's many
unique eateries.

Whether they savor the sounds
of the world-renowned Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, head
down Woodward to watch
the Lions or Tigers, spend
an evening at Michigan
Opera Theatre or catch an
off-Broadway production,
Wayne State students have the
luxury of being at the cultural
epicenter of a city on the rise.

Every day, students at Wayne
State discover a side of Detroit
they never knew existed. It's a
place where culture, creativity
and collaboration can turn
dreamers into doers. And it can
be a lot of fun, too. ■

Alex Bienkowski is a student at
Wayne State University,

New at WSU:
Kosher dining!

Beginning this fall, Jewish students
at Wayne State University will have a
unique opportunity to enjoy kosher
food on campus.

Gold 'N' Greens, scheduled to open
in WSU's Ghafari residence hall, will
be an all-you-can-eat dining option
offering a variety of kosher menu
items along with vegan, vegetarian
and gluten-free dishes. Gold 'N'
Greens will be the only eclectic
eatery of its kind in Detroit.

The restaurant is expected to be
certified kosher before the fall
semester begins.

"Gold 'N' Greens is an incredible
investment from Wayne State not
just in fresh urban dining, but in
making the university accessible for
Jewish students of all observance
levels," says Miriam Starkman,
executive director of Hine! of
Metropolitan Detroit. "Hillel of Metro
Detroit is happy to play a small part
in helping Wayne State, AVI and
Va'ad get together and make this a


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