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

Medical School
The Detroit News and Oakland Press featured an editorial in which Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, praised Oakland University for its impact on the state and region, highlighted by the planned opening of a medical school and Human Health Building.

CIBRE Internships
The Rochester Citizen featured an article on the 2010 CIBRE Summer Internship program offered through the OU School of Business Administration. The 10-week program allows students to work in partnership with area businesses on a variety of projects in areas such as marketing, accounting, sales and Web site development. 

Community Engagement


Men's Basketball
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press reported on the OU men's basketball team as it advanced into postseason play, winning the Summit League Championship and securing a spot among the 64 teams competing in the NCAA tournament.

Reading with the Grizz
The Oakland Press featured a brief on Oakland University mascot "The Grizz" who helped inspiring a love for reading among students at a local elementary school.

Cultural Festival
The Oakland Press featured a brief on Harvey Swanson Elementary School's Festival International 2010, an event that was highlighted by a group of exchange students from OU who shared their experiences with students at the school.

The Oakland Press reported on an upcoming performance featuring the Oakland University Symphony Chorus in concert with the Pontiac Oakland Symphony and singers from Stoney Creek High School. 

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Henry Baskin
Henry Baskin, a member of Oakland University's Board of Trustees, was featured in an Oakland Press article expressing his excitement over the growth of the university during his 13-year tenure. 

Campus Events

Autism Run
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming "Run for Autism," an annual event that helps raise money in support of the local non-profit organizations Homes for Autism and OUCARES.

Community Outlook Luncheon
The Rochester Post reported on the Community Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Held on Oakland University's campus, the meeting featured insights from a group of civic and community leaders.

Concours d'Elegance
The Rochester Post reported that the auto exhibition event commonly known as the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance will begin using its legally recognized name 'Concours d'Elegance of America' for this year's event, which is scheduled for July 25.

Chinese New Year
C&G News reported on the Chinese New Year celebration hosted by the Oakland's Office of International Students and Scholars. The event featured Chinese-themed arts and crafts, cuisine, folk dancing, music and singing.

Little Women
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University's Varner Studio Theatre will host a musical production inspired by the classic novel "Little Women."

Baseball Clinic
The Oakland Press reported on the youth baseball clinic sponsored by the Oakland University baseball team aimed at teaching youngsters the fundamentals of the game.

The Rochester Post reported the upcoming Speakeasy at Meadow Brook Hall. The event features a1920s-inspired strolling dinner, "bootleg beverages" and live entertainment. 

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Jackie Long
OU alumna Jackie Long penned an editorial in the Oakland Press in support of the university's efforts to expand its presence locally and globally. Long, a 1981 graduate of Oakland's School of Nursing, praised the school for its innovative programs, community outreach efforts and strong commitment to academic excellence.

Keith Benson
OU Junior center Keith Benson was featured in the Oakland Press after being named Summit League Player of the Week.

Jonathan Jones
OU Senior guard Jonathan Jones was featured in a Detroit Free Press article chronicling his role in helping the grizzles clinch an NCAA tournament berth.

Derrick Nelson
OU Senior guard and team co-captain Derrick Nelson was featured in a Detroit News article after being named MVP of the Summit League tournament.

Kyle Boggemes
OU student Kyle Boggemes was featured in an Oakland Press article after winning second place at a national Magic cards tournament. The junior economics major took home $20,000 in prize money. 


National Science Foundation
The Associated Press, Detroit News and Rochester Citizen reported on Oakland University faculty members who recently secured more than $1.6 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to establish the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The scholarships allow math and science professionals to enroll in the Master of Arts in teaching program with tuition and other expenses covered.

Student Engagement

Dual Enrollment
The Oakland Press, Rochester Citizen, Crain's Detroit Business reported on the new Oakland 2 Oakland program that will allow students to be admitted for classes at both Oakland University and Oakland Community College. The joint-enrollment program will be available starting in January 2011.

Nursing Programs
The Oakland Press reported on two innovative and convenient nursing programs offered entirely online. The RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs are designed to help nurses with a diploma or associate's degree broaden their scope of practice, enhance job opportunities and increase earnings potential. 
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