Monday, March 11, 2013
A group of Oakland University students made their mark at the state Capitol in Lansing recently.
While visiting the state Capitol last week, a group of Oakland University students got creative in the rotunda: they made it known they were from "OU." The students, along with faculty and staff, visited Lansing as part of the 16th annual OU Day at the Capitol, where they met with lawmakers and learned how government works. "This event is extremely important because it allows students to have their voice heard at a higher level," said OU Student Congress President Samantha Wolf. See the complete report and more photos here.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Oakland University mens' basketball is 16-16 this season.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Oxford Schools is a model for the program, which will be launched at school districts throughout the county.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The concert is March 10, and we're giving away tickets.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Oakland University women's basketball coach will receive a "Most Courageous Award" during NCAA Final Four.
Beckie Francis, the Oakland University women's basketball coach who made headlines in the fall for revealing publicly that she was a victim of childhood sexual abuse, has received a badge of courage from a national association. On Thursday, the United States Basketball Writers Association awarded Francis with the "Pat Summit Most Courageous Award," which she will receive at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans. In the fall, Francis spoke out about her past, disclosing in an Associated Press story that she was sexually assaulted by her dad from age 4 until she was in the seventh grade. She came forward with her story, she said, because she was tired of hearing about cases of sexual assault in schools, churches and everywhere else. …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The university makes plans for $65 million enhancements in housing, parking, athletics.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
She will speak about her research into chimpanzee behavior and her plight to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment.
Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist whose 40-year observations of chimpanzees in Africa has shaped a new understanding of animal behavior, will visit Rochester next month. Goodall, who lives in the United Kingdom, will speak at Oakland University on March 27. Her presentation is part of her worldwide tour aimed at raising awareness of threats facing chimpanzees and other animals, as well as the environment. Goodall was named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2002; she is founder of the Jane Goodall Insitute, which aims to raise awareness of chimpanzees endangered animals and the environment. Goodall's presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the O'rena on the OU campus. Tickets are free for OU students, faculty and staff …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It's a response to the university's nonstop growing enrollment — and a commitment to "thriving in the 21st century," OU president says.
Oakland University leaders received a sneak preview Tuesday of $65 million in future building projects on the campus. Designs for a 500-bed student housing complex, a four-story parking garage and an outdoor athletic complex featuring a track and tennis courts were approved by the OU Board of Trustees during a Tuesday afternoon meeting. Also receiving the go-ahead: construction of a new campus entrance and exit via Squirrel Road and a facilities management building. The projects are motivated by growth: the university has seen a 37 percent increase in student enrollment over the past 15 years. Jessica Drogowski, a student liaison to the Board of Trustees, said the new additions were things students like herself have been asking for. "I've …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Last semester, a similar test resulted in a voicemail about shots being fired on campus; officials have said that error won't happen again.
Oakland University will send a text message and voicemail alert to its campus community on Tuesday to test the university's emergency alert system. But the students, faculty and employees are to be advised: it's only a test. According to a message posted on the home page of the OU website, campus police and communications personnel use the alert system to spread news to "protect the health, safety and welfare of the campus community. Students and employees can sign up for the alert system at oakland.edu/ready. The test is planned for about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The test is conducted once each semester. In November, a similar test was planned on the campus; however, rather than indicate that the test was only a test, it sent a voicemail message …
Friday, February 1, 2013
OUCARES, based at Oakland University, will offer classes like yoga and drawing inside a former Rochester Hills elementary school.
One of the Rochester-area community's most innovative and resourceful autism programs will open a second location inside a former Rochester Hills elementary school. Starting in February, Oakland University's Center for Autism Research, Education and Support, also known as OUCARES, will offer programs at Meadows School, part of the Avondale Schools district. Drawing, volleyball and yoga, as well as classes on social skills, are some of the opportunities that will be offered at the Auburn Road school. "We've demonstrated success with our parents and with the community, and we've had a tremendous response to the autism programs we offer," stated OUCARES director Kathy Sweeney in a press release. "This opportunity allows us to open more …