DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Wayne State University is turning 150, and the Detroit school is preparing to kick off a yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration.
An event next Friday in the Community Arts Auditorium will include a representation of the university’s history through student performances, a commemorative video and a birthday cake for attendees. It begins at 2 p.m.READ MORE: First Round Of Winners Announced In EMU 'Get The VAX To WIN' Program
Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson says the event offers a chance to “celebrate the scholarship, research, innovation and creativity” during the school’s “first 150 years.”READ MORE: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
A predecessor of Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical College was founded by five Civil War physicians in 1868, marking the first milestone in WSU’s 150 years.MORE NEWS: Pilot Safely Lands Plane In Livingston Co After Engine Woes
© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.