Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Dr. Paws Pet Therapy brings stress-reducing pets to help medical students relax, Fox 2 News reports.
Wayne State University medical students got a relaxing break from their studies Monday, thanks to a Farmington Hills business. Dr. Paws Pet Therapy paid a visit to the school, according to a WJBK-TV report. Dogs trained by the volunteer organization cuddled with the students, who spend up to 16 hours a day studying. Dr. Paws founder Terry Seraceno told the station, "People are coming up to me saying, 'Oh, thank you for coming. Thank you for doing this.' I mean, it makes you feel really good." Watch "Therapy dogs help Wayne State med students de-stress".
Monday, December 3, 2012
Eliot, who lived in Farmington Hills, passed away in November at age 91.
Monday, December 3, 2012
During the very early years of television — still in grainy black and white, and long before digital technology, the Web and smartphones — many families followed the nightly ritual of watching TV together. For numerous Detroiters, the centerpiece of entertainment was a local weatherman who offered a fast-paced, comedic and yet informative look at the weather. Sonny Eliot, who brought his unique brand of entertainment and information into living rooms for more than 60 years, died at his Farmington Hills home on Nov. 16, at age 91. In honor of his remarkable life, Wayne State University is hosting “Always Sonny!” from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Dec. 6, in WSU’s Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall, Detroit. RSVPs may be submitted online at …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Dr. Peter Lichtenberg's latest project is a tool that can help elders avoid being scammed.
Since Sept. 16, 1986, Farmington resident Dr. Peter Lichtenberg has devoted his career to working with his elders. Earlier this month, he received an award that recognizes a life-time of contributions to the field of psychology and aging. Lichtenberg continues to explore new ways to improve the quality of life for seniors; a project he expects to complete next year will help elders avoid losing their life savings to scams. Now head of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology (IOG), Lichtenberg, 53, traveled to Orlando, FL to accept the prestigious American Psychological Association Committee on Aging Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging. The award recognizes his professional and volunteer efforts to advance a field…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
At Wayne State University in Farmington Hills, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters gathers advocates to urge support for legislation that will prevent Stafford loan rates from doubling.
If federally subsidized Stafford student loan rates double this year, thousands of dollars in additional interest may hit Walsh College student MiVida Burrus' family doubly hard. During a news conference Tuesday at Wayne State University Oakland Center in Farmington Hills, the Troy mother of three said her daughter has chosen to follow her example of seeking higher education. Both rely on Stafford loans to cover the cost of tuition. "Raising the interest rate hurts me, and it hurts my family," Burrus said. "It kind of dampens our dreams and keeps us from believing that we can ever reach the goal that we set out, which is to have that degree, to have that job and be a productive society member." The family is, by no means, alone. …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Thomas Lichtenberg's love of music started with his first violin lesson three years ago.
On Dec. 18, 10-year-old violinist Thomas Lichtenberg did something many adult musicians have never done: He performed for the fourth time at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. The Farmington resident is a member of the Wayne State University String Project, a "laboratory school" that pairs Wayne student musicians with children who play violin, viola, cello or bass. The three-year program was named "2011 String Project of the Year" by the American String Teachers Association. For Thomas, playing a stringed instrument continues a family tradition. "I liked that it was the smallest instrument. And my big sister Emily played it before I did," he said. His mother, Susan Lichtenberg, added that Emily had a very positive experience with the Farmington…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Wayne State defensive tackle plays with the Warriors Saturday in Georgia.
Former Harrison High standout Chris Pyant will play with the Wayne State University Warriors in their first football national championship game this weekend against Pittsburg State. The Division II championship game will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Florence, LA. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Wayne State is 12-3 overall this year. According to the WSU Athletics website, Pyant, a red-shirt senior and biological sciences major, attended Western Michigan part-time in the fall of 2010 and transferred to WSU in January of 2011. The 6'3" defensive tackle was named to the 2011 All-GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference) Honorable Mention team. A 2006 Harrison graduate, Pyant was team captain in his senior year and helped…