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Hold ’em or fold ’em
On Wednesday nights, in the lower level of the Oakland Center, nearly 25 students gather to bet, bluff and earn points at the All-In Poker Club’s Texas Hold ’em weekly tournament. No money exchanges hands in this poker game, but it’s a fun evening out.
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VP of Student Affairs receives distinguished service award
Mary Beth Snyder, vice president of Student Affairs, received the 2005 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) IV-East Distinguished Service to the Profession Award. This award is presented to individuals to recognize outstanding achievement to the profession over an extended period of time.
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Alumna uses spotlight to raise awareness of Paralympics
Oakland University alumna and Paralympic swimmer Cheryl Angelelli, CAS ’93, hopes to bring more attention to the Paralympics and the athletes through her film "Untold Dreams", which premiered at Andiamo’s Banquet Center in Warren, Mich., in March.
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Macomb 2 Oakland: A partnership for success
In fall 2006 Oakland University and Macomb Community College will welcome students into the state’s first concurrent enrollment program, dubbed Macomb 2 Oakland: Your Admission to Success. Eligible students will be able to earn an associates degree from Macomb while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at OU.
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Andrew Young keynotes at Keeper of the Dream banquet
Oakland University honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by awarding four OU students $5,000 scholarships at the 14th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Banquet March 8, at Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion. Distinguished political activist and long-time public servant Andrew Young delivered the keynote address at the event.
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Dr. Susan Love says eradication of breast cancer is possible
Dr. Susan Love, M.D., MBA and author of "Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book", is at the forefront of breast cancer research and believes that the eradication of the disease is closer than we think. She shared her findings during the third lecture in the Varner Vitality Series in February.
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James Earl Jones shares thoughts on culture
More than 600 people crowded into Meadow Brook Theatre and hundreds of others filled the overflow area in the Pioneer Food Court to hear legendary actor James Earl Jones speak in January. There also were two special guests in the audience, two cousins of Jones’ who attended and graduated from OU years ago. Jones’ success as an actor and fame for his commanding voice are ironic since as a child he was nearly mute because of a stutter and only expressed himself through written word and poetry.
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Get ready to hit the links!
Beginning this year, OU’s Golf and Learning Center introduces new golfing packages that provide a premier golf and social experience that meets each golfer’s needs. With three new packages, golfers can choose from unlimited golfing on theKatke-Cousins and R & S Sharf Courses in the Gold Package or pay-as-you-play options in the Silver and Bronze packages.
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OU INCubator helps budding businesses
Oakland University’s SmartZone Business Incubator (OU INC) opened officially this spring to provide entrepreneurial resources and strategic business solutions to assist in the development of intellectual property. The incubator supports existing businesses and grows new technology-based and life science businesses with university resources, decision support technology, business counseling services and financial/capital acquisition assistance.
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OU recognized for number of female engineering faculty
Oakland was ranked 19th nationally for its high percentage of female engineering faculty members by the American Society for Engineering Education study in the January 2006 issue of "Prism". Oakland’s engineering faculty is 17 percent women, well above the national average.
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