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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during November 2011.
Partnerships

Medical Main Street
The Detroit News reported on Medical Main Street, a unique alliance of universities, heath care institutions and life science companies designed to spur investment in the region. Oakland University participates in this initiative, which was created in 2008.

Macomb2Oakland
Macomb Now Magazine reported on Macomb2Oakland, a dual enrollment program which allows students to take courses at both Oakland University and Macomb Community College.

Law School
The Oakland Press reported on a project recently approved by the Auburn Hills City Council to create additional housing for students from Cooley Law School and Oakland University.
  

Community Engagement

 
Matilda Dodge Wilson Jewelry
The Detroit News reported on a special event focused on OU founder Matilda Dodge Wilson's jewelry collection.

Google Street View
USA Today reported that Google Street View recently uploaded images of the Oakland University campus to the Web.

Social Work Accreditation
MLive.com reported that Oakland's social work program has been accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, which enables the university to grant bachelor's degrees in the field.

Anton/Frankel Center
MLive.com reported on Oakland's plans to establish a social work program at the newly opened Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens.

Human Health Building
The Oakland Press reported on OU's Human Health Building, which is slated for completion in 2012.

OU Sculptures
The Oakland Press reported on the variety of sculptures that adorn Oakland's campus, including the 8-foot bronze statue known as "The Grizz."

Men's Basketball
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Washington Post, SB Nation Detroit and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on the achievements of the OU men's basketball team, including its repeat upset over nationally-ranked University of Tennessee.

Women's Soccer
Oakland University's women's soccer team was featured in the Oakland Press after winning this year's Summit League Championship.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Gary Russi
Dr. Gary Russi, OU president, was quoted in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press regarding the GOP presidential debate. Dr. Russi also was quoted in Macomb Now Magazine regarding Oakland's ongoing efforts to serve the population of Macomb County. He spoke with the Oakland Press regarding efforts to keep an OU education affordable amid tough economic conditions.

Betty Youngblood
Betty Youngblood, executive director of OU-Macomb, was quoted in Macomb Now Magazine regarding Oakland's ongoing efforts to serve the population of Macomb County.

Lisa Dalton
Dr. Lisa Dalton, director of Oakland's social work program, was quoted on MLive.com regarding the program's recent accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the GOP presidential debate and the team's exhibition game against the University of Windsor.

Beckie Francis
OU women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding OU basketball player Peyton Apsey being named the 2010-11 Tom Slade Athlete of the Year.

Nick O'Shea
OU women's soccer coach Nick O'Shea was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding his team's upcoming matchup with South Dakota State University in the opening round of the Summit League Tournament.

Eric Pogue
OU men's soccer coach Eric Pogue was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding his team's regular season finale against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

David Dulio
David Dulio, professor and chair of Oakland's Department of Political Science, was referenced in the Oakland Press and Detroit News regarding the GOP presidential debate.

Todd Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford
OU professors Todd Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford were featured in the Huffington Post UK for research they contributed to the Archive of Sexual Behavior.

Erin Sudrovech
Erin Sudrovech, associate director of alumni engagement, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a GOP debate rehearsal in which OU students served as stand-ins for the presidential contenders.

Eleanor Reynolds
Eleanor Reynolds, OU director of admissions, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding Oakland's efforts to remain affordable as tuition rates rise around the state.
 

Campus Events

GOP Debate
A host of local and national media outlets reported on the Republican presidential debate hosted by Oakland University. These include the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Macomb Daily Crain's Detroit Business, Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch, Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch, MLive.com, USA Today, Lansing State Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Michael Moore
The Oakland Press reported on acclaimed director, author and social activist Michael Moore's visit to OU.

Holiday Walk
The Oakland Press reported on the 40th annual Meadow Brook Holiday Walk to be held at Oakland University's historic Meadow Brook estate.

Gender and Sexuality Conference
Pride Source reported on an upcoming statewide conference examining gender and sexuality issues. The event is hosted by the OU School of Education and Human Services' Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Taskforce.

Dance Show
The Oakland Press reported on a performance by Oakland University Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company. The show is part of Varner Studio Theatre's "Arts-After-Work Series."

Remarkable Students and Alumni

GOP Debate Stand-ins
OU Students Torres McLean, Steve Wynne, Kevin Stephens and Simon Obarto III were featured in the Oakland Press after they served as stand-ins during a rehearsal ahead of the GOP presidential debate.

OU Students
Alejandro Herrera, Christine Bommarito, Raphael Parker, Jeremy Carriger and Katherine Lennon were quoted in the Oakland Press regarding why they chose to attend OU.

OU Swimmers
OU swim team members Amr el Sayed, Anders Jensen and Vanessza Balough were featured in the Oakland Press after being named the Summit League's Swimming and Diving Athletes of the Week.

Peyton Apsey
OU women's basketball player Peyton Apsey was featured in the Oakland Press after winning the 2010-2011 Tom Slade Athlete of the Year Award. Before coming to OU, Apsey was a standout in volleyball, soccer and basketball at Hemlock High School.

Bethany Watterworth
OU women's basketball standout Bethany Watterworth was featured in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press for her exceptional performance on the court this season.

Keith Benson
Former OU men's basketball standout Keith Benson was featured in the Detroit Free Press, Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch and Oakland Press after the university announced its plans to retire his jersey #34

Reggie Hamilton
OU men's basketball star Reggie Hamilton was featured in a Detroit Free Press article regarding his role as team leader, following the departure of NBA draft pick Keith Benson.

Laval Lucas-Perry
OU men's basketball standout Laval Lucas-Perry was featured in a Flint Journal article chronicling his journey to OU after stints at other schools, including the University of Michigan.

Corey Petros
OU men's basketball standout Corey Petros was featured in the Oakland Press ahead of the team's season opener against nationally-ranked University of Alabama.

Shannon Doyle
OU women's soccer player Shannon Doyle was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding her team's upcoming matchup with South Dakota State University in the opening round of the Summit League Tournament.

Matt Cannon and Tara Drummond
OU students Matt Cannon and Tara Drummond were quoted in the Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch regarding the GOP presidential debate held at Oakland.

Allie McCaw
OU student Allie McCaw was featured in Journal Register Newspapers after performing the national anthem at the GOP presidential debate.

Robert Schostak
Michigan Republican Party Chairman Robert Schostak, an OU alumnus, was featured in the Detroit Free Press regarding the GOP presidential debate.

Ruth Johnson
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, an OU graduate, was featured in the Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch regarding the GOP presidential debate held at OU.
  

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