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Tailgate parties at OU
Join fellow Golden Grizzlies fans this winter to cheer on the team. Two tailgate parties are scheduled for alumni, faculty, staff and friends.
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Doubleheader at The Palace
If basketball is your game, we’ve got just the ticket. On Dec. 22, the Oakland University Alumni Association is hosting an evening at The Palace that you won’t want to miss.
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Far flung alumni
This image from Northern Ontario was sent to our basketball coach, Greg Kampe. His friend, Joe Nirta, spotted this unmistakable “OU” from the air.
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French Film Festival focuses on contemporary works
For the second consecutive year Oakland University will host a French Film Festival celebrating contemporary French cinema. The university was one of several American universities selected to participate in the French American Cultural Exchange’s film grant program, the Tournées Festival.
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GrizzLink community is growing!
If you haven’t heard, GrizzLink is our online community for OU alumni. GrizzLink members can update their alumni profile information, locate their OU Grizzly ID, and add class notes such as marriages, births, new employment, and other exciting accomplishments.
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OUAA board welcomes local meteorologist
Meteorologist Kim Adams, the newest member of the OUAA Board of Directors, can be seen every weekday morning on the Local 4 News Powercast 5.
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An evening with emeriti
More than 80 people, including many retired faculty, enjoyed An Evening with Emeriti on Sept. 6 in the Oakland Center. Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and co-sponsored by the OUAA, the program celebrated the university’s 50th anniversary with lectures from Shelly Appleton and David Bricker, two emeriti faculty members.
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Globetrotting with Grizzly Getaways
Start out your spring in the City of Lights and then consider leaving the Continent for the lush green of Ireland. The OUAA has a year’s worth of exciting trips that will take you from fabulous European locales to the heights of Pike’s Peak.
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A great day on the links
More than 120 golfers filled the R&S Sharf Golf Course at the OUAA Golf Challenge on June 22. Through a record number of sponsorships this year, more than $35,000 was raised in support of the OUAA Scholarship Program Fund.
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Read the book, see the movie
The OUAA Lit to Film Book Club, sponsored by the OUAA and Kresge Library, began meeting again this September. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month in Kresge Library
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Batter up! OU Night at Comerica Park draws more than 1,400
A hot, sticky summer night did not stop the record sell-out for OU Night at Comerica Park as more than 1,400 alumni, friends, family and community members attended the highly anticipated third annual event on Aug. 22.
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Affinity card a credit to OU supporters
Here’s an invitation that you just can’t beat — apply for the new OUAA affinity charge card and get a $25 gift card. Then head out to the stores and every time you use your new card, you’ll be helping to support student scholarships and alumni programs. The OUAA and MSU Federal Credit Union are offering the VISA Platinum card.
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Welcome to our newest staff member
The Alumni Relations staff welcomed Karen Stacy Ballard as the new program and event specialist this past June. Most recently, Ballard served as the program coordinator in the Office of Student Activities at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. While in Atlanta, she volunteered with Hands on Atlanta and Meals on Wheels, and held memberships in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP), and National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
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SAIL increases electronic data security
On Sept. 5, 2007, Oakland University, acting in compliance with state laws and industry best practices, removed Social Security numbers as an identifier to OU electronic data. Alumni can no longer use SSN to login to SAIL; you will need to use your OU Grizzly ID to login.
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And the award goes to…
The OUAA held its 13th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Oct. 20 in the Oakland Center with men’s head basketball coach Greg Kampe serving as the evening’s emcee. Alumni and friends were recognized for their outstanding career achievements, community service, volunteerism and more.
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OUAA scholarships make dreams possible
On Sept. 15, the OUAA celebrated five decades of scholarships with past and current recipients by hosting its first Celebrating Scholarship Breakfast at the Oakland Center. To date, the OUAA has awarded approximately $788,000 in scholarships to worthy OU students.


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Be an ambassador for your alma mater
The OUAA and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have combined forces to bring you a unique opportunity to be involved with your alma mater. The Alumni Admissions Ambassador Program engages successful alumni as representatives for OU at regional and national college fairs.
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