|This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during June 2011.|
The Detroit News and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the Macomb-Oakland University incubator's development of a new microloan program to support retailers in downtown Rochester. Journal Register News reported on a $400,000 grant the incubator received from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The Advisor and Source reported on three businesses who recently partnered with the incubator – Terra-Telesis, Microcide Research Center LLC and Sanza LLC.
MSU Federal Credit Union
The Oakland Press reported on MSU Federal Credit Union's Dollar Dog summer reading club. The credit union, which serves the communities of Michigan State University and Oakland University, created this initiative to promote youth literacy and financial education.
The Detroit News reported on the 23rd annual Nightingale Awards hosted by Oakland University's School of Nursing to honor the work of local nurses who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the profession.
New Academic Programs
Crain's Detroit Business reported on Oakland University's recently approved programs in actuarial science, liberal studies, mechatronics and creative writing.
The Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on "Detention of the Dead," a feature film project a group of OU students are taking part in with producer Michael Manasseri.
|Inspired Faculty and Staff|
OU President Dr. Gary Russi was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article regarding steps the university is taking to establish its brand.
Dr. Mary Otto, OU vice president of Outreach, was quoted in a Journal Register News article regarding a $400,000 grant awarded to the Macomb-OU incubator.
OUPD Police Chief Samuel Lucido was quoted in Advisor and Source News praising the efforts of two Utica police offers whose quick actions helped save the life of an OU officer who had gone into cardiac arrest.
Shannon O'Berski, marketing director of Meadow Brook Hall, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a photo history book created by two staff members of the historic mansion.
Meredith Long and Madelyn Rzadkowolski
Meadow Brook Hall employees Meredith Long and Madelyn Rzadkowolski were featured in an Oakland Press article regarding a photo history book the pair created called "Images of America: Rochester and Rochester Hills." The collection examines local historical sites, including Meadow Brook Hall, the former estate of OU founder Matilda Dodge Wilson.
Dr. Ron Tracy, associate professor of Economics, was featured in a Crain's Detroit Business article regarding the bachelor's degree in actuarial science offered by OU.
OU adjunct professor Bill Liebold was quoted in a Crain's Detroit Business article regarding the ongoing debate over college tenure.
Dr. Lori Warner, professor of Psychology, was quoted in the Detroit Free Press offering expertise regarding families with disabled children.
Meadow Brook in Bloom
The Oakland Press reported on the "Meadow Brook in Bloom" tours being offered at Meadow Brook Hall. The tours examine both the mansion's collection and family history for ties to the history of floral motifs and the impact of gardens on the lives of people in the early 20th century.
|Remarkable Students and Alumni|
OU basketball standout Keith Benson was featured in the Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch after becoming the first Oakland player to be drafted into the NBA.
OU sophomore Mike Morris was featured in the Oakland Press after founding Forever Adventure Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to helping young people develop a passion for the arts.
OU graduate student Tony Campana was featured in a Detroit News article regarding his work teaching elementary students how to compose song lyrics.
Kaitlyn O'Lynnger was quoted in a Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch article regarding a feature film project that they are taking part in with producer Michael Manasseri.
OU student Mike Rolls was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article regarding steps the university is taking to establish its brand.
OU student Lisa Vitale was featured in a Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch article regarding how the political science major is using her studies to become a better lyricist.
OU student Cameron Navetta was featured in a Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch article regarding his efforts to help fellow student Lisa Vitale record songs.
OU men's basketball recruit Korab Imami was featured in the Detroit News and Oakland Press. The Kosovo native will join the team this fall.
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