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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during October 2012.
Partnerships

Medical School
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press reported on Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in an article regarding the merger between Henry Ford and Beaumont Health System.

Community Engagement

 
Excellence for Detroit
The Oakland Press reported on Excellence for Detroit, a nonprofit organization founded by a group of OU alumni which aims to promote college readiness among Detroit area high school students.

Marching Band
The Oakland Press reported on the Oakland University marching band's appearance in the remake of the film "Red Dawn."

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Gary Russi
President Gary Russi was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the university's decision to extend in-state tuition to all U.S. military veterans.

David Dulio
David Dulio, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, was quoted in the Detroit News and Oakland Press regarding the presidential election.

Fred Love
Fred Love, associate professor of theatre, was quoted in a BroadwayWorld.com article regarding MTD's presentation of the Tony Award-winning rock and roll musical "Spring Awakening."

Rochelle Black
Rochelle Black, vice president of Government and Community Relations, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding OU's hosting of a Meet the Candidates forum.

Jean Ann Miller
Jean Ann Miller, director of the Center for Student Activities, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the campus visit of Erin Merryn, an author, speaker and sexual abuse survivor.

Beckie Francis
Women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding her team's hopes of a successful season. Francis also was interviewed for an Associated Press story in which she shared her experiences as a survivor of sexual abuse. The article appeared in dozens of local and national newspapers and websites.

Greg Kampe
Men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Detroit News regarding his team's rigorous conditioning regiment.

Becky Lewis
Becky Lewis, assistant director of programs in the Campus Recreation department, was quoted in Crain's Detroit Business regarding the university's health initiatives for employees.
 

Campus Events

GOP Rally
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Lansing State Journal, Washington Post, CBSDetroit.com, Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch and numerous other publications reported on the campus visit of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Meet the Candidates
The Oakland Press reported on the Meet the Candidates Open House, which offered attendees the chance to interact with a panel of political hopefuls from around the area.

Engineering Building Groundbreaking
The Oakland Press, Daily Tribune and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on the groundbreaking ceremony for a new $74.6 million engineering center slated to open in 2014.

Stem Cell Research Conference
The Oakland Press and Nasdaq.com reported on the Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy, which brings the world's leading experts to campus to discuss developments in the field.

Breast Cancer Walk
The Oakland Press reported on the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to be held on OU's campus.

Erin Merryn Talk
The Oakland Press reported on the campus visit of Erin Merryn, who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

OUCARES Film Premiere
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming premiere of a short film produced by children with autism during the OUCARES summer film camp led by actor/director Joey Travolta.

Woodcock Seminar
The Oakland Press and CBSDetroit.com reported on Oakland University's Leonard Woodcock Legacy Seminar, which was focused on business opportunities in China.

Spring Awakening
BroadwayWorld.com reported on MTD's upcoming performances of the Tony Award-winning rock and roll musical "Spring Awakening."

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Brandon Lee
OU alumnus Brandon Lee was quoted in an Oakland Press article spotlighting Excellence for Detroit, a non-profit organization he founded to help promote college readiness among Detroit area high school students.

Bethany Watterworth
Women's basketball standout Bethany Watterworth was featured in the Oakland Press regarding her stellar athletic career and team leadership.

Travis Bader and Drew Valentine
Men's basketball stars Travis Bader and Drew Valentine were featured in the Oakland Press after being named to the preseason all-league team. Bader was also spotlighted for his dynamic performance in an exhibition game against Davenport University.

Duke Mondy
Men's basketball point guard Duke Mondy was featured in the Oakland Press after playing in his first college game since transferring from Providence University.

Student Engagement

Apartment Complex
The Oakland Press reported on the university's new 97-unit apartment complex under construction for graduate students.

Boosting Enrollment

Veteran Tuition
The Oakland Press reported on the university's decision to extend in-state tuition rates to all U.S. military veterans.

Enrollment Growth
The Detroit Free Press article examining enrollment trends at Michigan's public universities noted that OU was tied for the largest boost in enrollment percentage at 1.9 percent.

Forbes List
Forbes Magazine featured Oakland University on a list of the nation's best colleges.

Future Students

Promise Zone Scholarships
The Oakland Press reported on the Promise Zone Scholarships awarded to nearly 50 students from the Pontiac School District. A number of those students have been admitted to Oakland University.

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