Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Google Plus
Featured Stories

Innovation and Opportunity — The Campaign for OU
Oakland University kicked off its first-ever comprehensive campaign on April 22, 2005. OU stands poised to make its mark in the new century as an institution of distinction and this campaign is the engine that will drive the univeristy to this far-reaching milestone.
Read More

Conversations with Donors — R. Hugh Elliott
Hugh Elliott, president and CEO of Elliot Group International in Auburn Hills, and his wife, Nancy, have been avid supporters of Oakland University since the early 1990s. Hugh spent some time with OU Magazine recently talking about philathrophy and the Campaign for OU.
Read More

Getting and Giving
Lisa Westfall Dillon envied students who enjoyed the social and recreational events at Oakland University, but that scene wasn't possible for this 27-year-old Sterling Heights native. Instead, Dillon worked two jobs while she earned her bachelor's degree. She says her saving grade was an Oakland scholarship.
Read More

Conversations with Donors — Barry M. Klein
A 1968 Oakland graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Barry Klein joined the OU Alumni Association (OUAA) shortly after graduation and has been a constant presence on campus ever since. He spoke to OU Magazine recently about his many years at Oakland.
Read More

Scholarship investment pays big dividends
Matt MacLeod has been working for wages since age 15. MacLeod’s teenaged work was not just to support himself and his mother, but to fund his own college education. Scholarships have helped this high achiever accomplish remarkable things
Read More

Conversations with Donors — Dennis Pawley
Dennis Pawley, an Oakland University alumnus, trustee and member of the charter class, has spent more than three decades devoting his time, financial support and vision to his alma mater. He recently spoke to OU Magazine about his tireless support for Oakland.
Read More

Leap of Faith
When opportunity knocked on Lily Sloan’s door, she answered the call. Thanks to OU scholarships and an interest that took hold of her in her early teens, recently graduated Sloan is now poised to turn up the lights on her dance career.
Read More

Conversations with Donors — OU Professor Richard Burke
As a charter faculty member hired at Oakland University when it began in 1959, Philosophy Professor Richard Burke has watched OU evolve from promising beginnings to a present day filled with possibility. He recently spoke to OU Magazine about giving to Oakland.
Read More

Scholarship shifts driven student into high gear
In her first two years at Oakland University, Tole Kolicaj worked two jobs — 40 to 50 hours a week — while carrying a full class load in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Then one day during her sophomore year, Kolicaj opened her mail and got the surprise of her young life.
Read More

Michael Chopp makes his living doing research on treatments to remodel the brain tissue of stroke victims. It’s groundbreaking research that one day could help people who are immobile and speechless walk and talk again. You can read about it in Chopp’s numerous publications on the subject.
Read More

A Game of Chance
It was the spring of 1992 and Chris Zoltak was a gangly high school senior, competing in a Junior National swim meet in Texas. The son of a single mom from suburban Tulsa, Okla., he desperately needed a good showing to secure a college scholarship and the promise for the future that goes with it. In the crowd was Pete Hovland, Oakland University’s long-time swim coach who was looking to add to OU’s national powerhouse tradition.
Read More

A Healthy Idea
An innovative, urban-focused program started last year by Oakland University’s School of Nursing is treating the metro Detroit area’s nursing shortage with a couple of doses of just the right medicine: It’s helping to keep some of the county’s brightest students near home, and promoting on-campus diversity while doing it.
Read More

New beginnings are their specialty
Whether it’s setting a job seeker on a new career path, helping a child improve her ability to read or providing guidance and insight to someone at an emotional crossroad, Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) is all about helping people get there from here.
Read More

Career Counseling
Lurtissia Moultrie stumbled onto the Oakland University Career Counseling Center at a point when her professional self-confidence was low. It might turn out to be the most important discovery in her career. Moultrie’s career counselor helped her discover not just her true professional strengths but also her true career desires.
Read More

A Reading Success Story
“My boy cannot be the only child who has this problem. There’s gotta be somewhere that we can find some help,” thought Paul Palace. But finding that outside help probably wasn’t going to be easy, Palace thought. They found that help at Ron Cramer's Reading Clinic.
Read More

Living with Autism
An estimated 1.5 million American children and adults are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Although autism is not uncommon, few resources are available for the children and families affected and the professionals who treat them. A visionary gift from Jack’s Place for Autism is helping to change that.
Read More

Spring 2005 Issue



Past Issues
OU Magazine Archive
Search by issue or keyword for stories from the Winter 2003 Issue to present issues. Issues from Winter 1998 to Fall 2002 are available as PDFs

Send Us Your:
Letters to the Editor
Story Ideas
Address Changes

More Information
OU Magazine Staff

AcademicsUndergraduate AdmissionsGraduate AdmissionsOnline ProgramsSchool of MedicineProfessional & Continuing EducationHousingFinancial Aid & ScholarshipsTuitionAbout OUCurrent Student ResourcesAcademic DepartmentsAcademic AdvisingEmergenciesFinancial ServicesGeneral EducationGet InvolvedGraduate StudiesGraduation & CommencementKresge LibraryOU BookstoreRegistrationAthleticsGive to OUGrizzlinkAlumni EngagementCommunity ResourcesDepartment of Music, Theatre & DanceMeadow Brook HallMeadow Brook TheatreOU Art GalleryPawley InstituteGolf and Learning CenterRecreation CenterUniversity Human ResourcesAdministrationCenter for Excellence in Teaching & LearningInstitutional Research & AssessmentInformation TechnologyReport a Behavioral ConcernTrainingAcademic Human Resources
Oakland University | 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401 | (248) 370-2100 | Contact OU | OU-Macomb
Coordinate map of Auburn Hills Entrance