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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during July 2010.

Doctor Training
The Detroit Free Press featured an article on Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School's innovative approach to training doctors for the 21st century. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, curriculum will include community service projects, receiving lessons on nutrition and wellness and talking to patients.

Music Learning
The Oakland Press and C&G News reported on a new partnership between Oakland University and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that will allow OU music students the opportunity to receive private lessons from DSO musicians specializing in classical, jazz and vocal music. 

Community Engagement


Brooksie Way
The Oakland Press reported on the Brooksie Way Mini-grant program that is accepting applications to fund projects that will support the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles. The Brooksie Way half-marathon and 5k race takes place annually on the campus of Oakland University.

Men's Basketball
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University's men's basketball team will compete in the fifth annual Chicago Invitational Challenge in November. 

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Henry Baskin
OU Board member Henry Baskin was featured in Crain's Detroit Business and the Oakland Press after being elected to a two-year term as chairman of Oakland University's Board of Trustees.

Robert Folberg
Dr. Robert Folberg, founding dean of Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School, was featured in the Detroit Free Press commenting on the patient-focused philosophy that will inform the school's curriculum and instructional methods.

David Dulio
Dr. David Dulio, associate professor of political science, was featured in an Associated Press article discussing the campaign strategies being used by various political candidates this election season.

Cindy Hermsen
Cindy Hermsen, OU director of financial aid, was featured in an Oakland Press article on a new loan program that gives college students an incentive to enter public service jobs such as teaching, nursing and the military.

Eric Pogue
Oakland men's soccer coach Eric Pogue was featured in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press after leading the Vardar Academy boys soccer team to a national championship. 

Campus Events

Gubernatorial Debate
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press reported on the debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom George, Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox and Pete Hoekstra. Hosted by Oakland University, the discussion focused on a variety of issues, including how to solve the state's budget crisis.

Concours d'Elegance of America
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press reported on the upcoming Concours d'Elegance of America, the automobile exhibition held annually at Meadow Brook Hall.

Pinball Expo
The Oakland Press reported on the Michigan Pinball Expo that took place on Oakland University's campus. The family-friendly event featured more than 100 pinball machines, with models ranging from 1947 through the present. 

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Bryan Barnett
Oakland Alumnus and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett was quoted in the Oakland Press commenting on a recently approved road construction project in the city.

Yasmin Flack
OU student Yasmin Flack was featured in the Oakland Press after submitting a proposal to the Pepsi Refresh Project, a grant program that provides funding to efforts deemed "a good idea." Flack's proposal aims to help college students who are not eligible for financial aid pay for their education expenses.

Elizabeth Hawthorne
OU student Elizabeth Hawthorne was featured in the Oakland Press after being named Miss Oakland County for 2010.

Melissa Jeltema
Former Oakland University women's basketball standout Melissa Jeltema was featured in the Oakland Press after signing a contract to play professional basketball in Germany. 

Student Engagement

Geothermal System
The Oakland Press reported on the geothermal heating and cooling system to be installed in Oakland University's Human Health Building. OU was recently awarded a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to install the system that is expected to curb energy-related carbon emissions and reduce energy costs.

Boosting Enrollment

Building Donation
The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, C&G News and Metromodemedia and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the donation of the Towne Square Building in Mount Clemens to Oakland University for a new educational facility in the heart of the city's downtown area. Oakland plans to invest $2 million to convert the 25,000-square-foot office structure into classrooms and offices for faculty and advisers. 


Motion Monitor
The Oakland Press reported on a team of researchers from Oakland University and OU Beaumont School of Medicine that is conducting research to support the development of a motion monitoring system that helps prevent fall-related injuries among the elderly. 

Future Students

Garth McClellan and Mich'ele Lipari
Garth McClellan and Mich'ele Lipari were featured in the Detroit Free Press after the pair helped lead the Vardar Academy boys soccer team to a national title. Both plan to play soccer for the Golden Grizzles. 

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