Wayne State launches BFA design degree this fall

This fall, Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History launched a new Bachelor of Fine Arts design degree. The program will house four design programs: fashion, graphic, industrial and interior design. Approved by the Board of Governors in December of 2015, the idea process of the BFA design degree has … More Wayne State launches BFA design degree this fall

WSU fashion professor receives ‘Best Construction’ award from Threads Magazine

Wayne State Professor Susan Widawski was given a “Best Construction” award by Threads Magazine for a sheath dress inspired by an art form. Each year, Threads Magazine challenges members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals to create an out-of-the-ordinary design. This year, designers were asked to use seams, silhouette, texture and construction techniques … More WSU fashion professor receives ‘Best Construction’ award from Threads Magazine

The Underground Theatre presents third season ‘The Fates We Choose’

The Underground Theatre, a summer theater collaborative, is in preparation for their four-show lineup this July with the support of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. The summer series will be the theater’s third official season, which will be led by co-artistic directors and WSU students Kate Martinez and Jared Morin. Opening July … More The Underground Theatre presents third season ‘The Fates We Choose’

Hockey, the Musical!’ skates into town with Mitch Albom

A comedic musical about hockey is not the average Broadway performance. For Detroit Free Press columnist and best-selling author Mitch Albom, “Hockey, the Musical!” came to him naturally. Albom takes on a role that many of his readers might not associate him with– comedy. “Anyone who knew me before ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ would probably not … More Hockey, the Musical!’ skates into town with Mitch Albom

DIA presents new exhibit “Dance! American Art 1830-1960”

The Detroit Institute of Arts is introducing a new exhibition, “Dance! American Art 1830-1960.” Opening Sunday, March 20, the exhibition is taking the place of last season’s “30 Americans” exhibit. The American dance showcase will give Detroiters an insight to the many forms and cultures of the art of movement. According to the exhibition press … More DIA presents new exhibit “Dance! American Art 1830-1960”

DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 38th annual Classical Roots Concert and 16th annual Classical Roots Celebration on Saturday, March 5. Performing for the night were African-American legends: soprano Laquita Mitchell and Branford Marsalis, a National Endowment for the Arts jazz master and saxophonist. According to the DSO website, the Classical Roots Celebration aims toward … More DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman

2016 Chinese New Year Gala brings diversity, unity to WSU

The Wayne State’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association, in coordination with the Confucius Institute, will be bringing Chinese New Year celebrations to WSU, for their second annual free gala on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The 2016 Chinese New Year, falling on Feb. 8, is the year of the monkey, a symbol of ambition and adventure and … More 2016 Chinese New Year Gala brings diversity, unity to WSU

Humans behind Humans of Wayne State University

Launching in the winter of 2015, Humans of Wayne State University, inspired by Humans of New York, was created as a way to capture students’ thoughts and personalities. Aya Elsherif and Madison Lewis, co-founders of the organization, are both sophomore public relations majors at Wayne State.  They decided to combine their love for their hobbies … More Humans behind Humans of Wayne State University