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

Medical School
The Rochester-RochesterHillsPatch reported on the large number of applications the school received to fill the 50 openings in its inaugural class.

Medical Main Street
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland County's Medical Main Street, a unique alliance of world-class hospitals, universities and private sector companies focused on promoting investment in the health care and life science industries. Oakland University is among a select group of board members that provide advice and support to this initiative. 
  

Community Engagement

 

Teacher Scholarships
The Oakland Press and Rochester Citizen reported on a scholarship program being offered through Oakland University's School of Education and Human Services. The program seeks accomplished technology, science, engineering and mathematics professionals interested in becoming certified math and science teachers to teach in high-needs middle and high school classrooms.

MLK Mini-grants
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University was awarded a portion of $15,000 in Martin Luther King Jr. mini-grant funds to support a service project with Pontiac High School.

Economic Poll
The Macomb Daily reported on a survey conducted by Oakland University regarding the economic climate in Macomb County.

Energy Certificate
The Oakland Press reported on an integrative professional certificate program in energy management being offered through a partnership between Oakland University's School of Business Administration and School of Engineering and Computer Science. The six-week program will prepare engineering and business to help their organizations become sustainable enterprises.

Financial Planning Certificate
The Oakland Press reported on the certificate program in personal financial planning being offered through Oakland University's School of Business Administration. This board-certified program is designed to provide students with techniques and knowledge that will assist clients manage a wide array of financial assets.

OUPD Dispatch Station
The Oakland Press reported on the Oakland University Police Department's newly upgraded dispatch communication system. The station is equipped with technology that allows it to handle text message alerts of crimes and emergencies.

Oakland County Employers
Oakland University was featured in Crain's Detroit Business' list of the 20 largest employers in Oakland County.

Hockey Club
The Oakland Press reported on the development of the Oakland University hockey team into a nationally recognized squad boasting some of the region's top players

Commissioner's Cup
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University's athletics programs hold a significant lead in this year's Summit League Commissioner's Cup standings. Oakland also holds the top spot for both the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men's All Sports Award and the Dr. Helen Smiley Women's All Sports Award. 

 
Inspired Faculty and Staff


Regina Carter
The Oakland Press reported that violinist Regina Carter, Oakland University's artist-in-residence will perform with the Oakland Jazz Quartet as part of the inaugural season of the Meadow Brook Music Society.

Beckie Francis
OU women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was featured in the Oakland Press after gaining her 100th Summit League win.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press regarding the team's exceptional showing against conference rivals this season.

Glenn McIntosh
Glenn McIntosh, dean of Student Services, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding Oakland University's "Report and Support" system, an initiative designed to identify and respond to reports of disturbing or threatening behavior on campus.

Jason Schmitt
OU communication instructor Jason Schmitt was featured in the Oakland Press after assigning a class project that spawned a student-led effort to help a local woman who was seriously injured in a car accident. 
 

Campus Events

Keeper of the Dream
The Detroit News, Oakland Press and Rochester Citizen reported on Oakland University's 19th annual Keeper of the Dream celebration, which honors the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing students who exemplify his vision of interracial acceptance and understanding.

Equal Access to Justice Day
The Oakland Press reported on Equal Access to Justice Day, an event hosted by Cooley Law School to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Detroit Tigers Caravan
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Rochester-RochesterHillsPatch reported on the Detroit Tigers winter caravan that stopped at OU to greet fans from around the area. Players and coaches were on hand to share their thoughts on the upcoming baseball season.

Thomas L. Freidman
The Oakland Press and Rochester Citizen reported on the upcoming visit of award-winning author and columnist Thomas L. Freidman. Freidman's lecture will be presented as part of the Varner Vitality Series, named in honor of Oakland's first chancellor, Woody Varner.

Nightingale Awards
The Rochester Citizen reported on the OU School of Nursing's 23rd annual Nightingale Awards to take place this spring.

Career Fair
The Oakland Press reported on the Oakland Macomb Job Hub 2011, a high-tech job fair that connects Southeast Michigan job seekers to area employers that have immediate job openings. The event was held on the OU campus.

39 Steps
The Oakland Press reported on Meadow Brook Theatre's production of "39 Steps," a drama inspired by the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Oakland Symphony
The Oakland Press reported on the Oakland Symphony's upcoming performance at Varner Recital Hall. Oakland University's in-residence orchestra will perform "The Planets" by Gustav Holst as part of its 14th annual Young Artists Concert.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Adam Kochenderfer
OU alumnus Adam Kochenderfer penned an Oakland Press editorial highlighting the enthusiasm and confidence he saw from members of Oakland University's 2010 graduating class regarding Michigan's prospects for an economic turnaround.

Farid Badar and Calissa Johnson
OU students Farid Badar and Calissa Johnson were featured in the Oakland Press commenting on a glitch that was recently discovered in the popular Apple iPhone.

Men's Basketball
OU men's basketball players Keith Benson, Reggie Hamilton, Ledrick Eackles Drew Valentine, Ryan Bass and Travis Bader were featured in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press for leading the team to a first-place ranking in the Summit League.

Women's Basketball
OU women's basketball players Bethany Watterworth, Victoria Lipscomb, Brittany Carnago, Anna Patritto, Kirstie Malone, Zakiya Minifee and Sharise Calhoun were featured in the Oakland Press for strong performances on the court this season.

Track and Field
OU runners Kelsey Carmean, Brittini Hutton, Sara Lieblein, Desiree Pettiford, Krystal Herron, Jessica Pizzini, Erica D'Angelo and Nicklas Rippon were featured in the Oakland Press following their performances in the Simmons-Harvey Invitational track meet. 
  

Student Engagement

Threat Intervention
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's "Report and Support" system, an initiative designed to identify and respond to reports of disturbing or threatening behavior observed on campus.

Charging Stations
The Detroit News reported that Oakland University is among a group of Michigan universities, municipalities and private companies that will have charging stations installed for electric vehicles of campus employees and visitors.

Soccer Tryouts
The Detroit Free Press reported on the open tryouts being held to attract potential walk-on recruits to the OU men's soccer team. 
  

Boosting Enrollment

Winter Registration
The Oakland Press reported on the winter registration periods of local colleges, including Oakland University.

Human Health Building
The Oakland Press reported on the planned construction of a $62 million Human Health Building. The facility will house both the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences when it is completed in 2012. X-ology Magazine reported on the $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to install a state-of-the-art geothermal heating system in the facility. 
  

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