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

The Oakland Press and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the Business Accelerator Network of Southeast Michigan, a recently announced partnership between the region's four business incubators, including the OU-Macomb incubator. The partnership was made possible thanks to a $3 million grant from the New Economy Initiative. 

Community Engagement


Project Management
The Oakland Press and Rochester Citizen reported on the project management certificate course being offered by Oakland University's Center for Integrated Business Research and Education. Targeted skills include creating clear and attainable project objectives, establishing project requirements and managing the cost time and scope of the project.

Lean Training
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute teaming up with the Michigan Lean Consortium to host a training event focused on standardized work systems. 

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Travis W. Walter
Suburban Lifestyles reported on the recent hiring of Travis W. Walter as artistic director of Meadow Brook Theatre. 

Campus Events

Concours d'Elegance of America
Suburban Lifestyles reported on Meadow Brook Hall's Concours d'Elegance of America, the premier showcase of classic and collector automobiles nationwide.

Envision Conference
The Oakland Press featured a brief on the 2010 Envision Conference. Hosted by Oakland University's School of Nursing, the event will bring together students, nurses and other health professionals to discuss topics related to nursing and health care in the 21st century.

Robotics Competition
The Oakland Press reported on the 18th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition. Held on Oakland University's campus, the event features a variety of outdoor robot challenges.

Wickets, Wine and Wheels
The Oakland Press and Troy Somerset-Gazette reported on Meadow Brook Hall's Wickets, Wine & Wheels, an event that blends traditional pastimes of croquet, picnics and music with the more "modern" activities of wine tasting, classic car exhibition and art displays. 

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Bryan Barnett
Bryan Barnett, OU alumnus and mayor of Rochester Hills, penned an Oakland Press editorial lauding the university's commitment to providing top-notch educational opportunities to its students.

Jason Bigelow
OU athlete Jason Bigelow was featured in the Oakland Press after qualifying for the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Keith Benson
OU basketball standout Keith Benson was featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling the senior's rapid recovery from offseason thumb surgery. Benson helped lead the men's basketball program to its second NCAA tournament berth in school history. 

Student Engagement

Actuarial Science
Crain's Detroit Business reported on the Bachelor of Science in actuarial science degree being offered at Oakland. The first of its kind offered in Metro Detroit, the new program combines mathematical and statistical courses to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries.

Boosting Enrollment

Building Donation
The Oakland Press, Macomb Daily and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the donation of the Towne Square Building in Mount Clemens to Oakland University for a new educational facility in the heart of the city's downtown area. Oakland plans to invest $2 million to convert the 25,000-square-foot office structure into classrooms and offices for faculty and advisers. 

Future Students

Malika Glover
Malika Glover, a senior from East Lansing High School, was featured in the Oakland Press following her decision to play basketball for the Golden Grizzles next season.

Zakiya Minifree
Zakiya Minifree, a senior from East Lansing High School, was featured in the Oakland Press following her decision to join the OU women's basketball team next season. 

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