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OU opens its doors to hurricane victims
Oakland University offered scholarships to students of universities that have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina and fifteen students took advantage of the scholarships for the fall semester.
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Vandenberg Dining Center gets new flavor
The new Vandenberg dining center offers late-evening dining, numerous seating configurations and styles, areas to accommodate groups and a more aesthetically pleasing food service environment. The food options also will change to include Menutainment, a fresh grill, salad bar and more made-to-order options.
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OU and Macomb Community College launch partnership
Oakland University and Macomb Community College have announced a partnership program — OU at Macomb — that will provide Michigan’s first dual-degree program. Eligible students will be able to get an associate degree from Macomb while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at OU.
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Center helps bridge the digital divide
Oakland University recently opened the Student Technology Center, the first of its kind among Michigan’s 15 public universities. The center will foster the growth of technology and provide an environment that offers far more than the typical computer lab.
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OSH program receives prestigious accreditation
Oakland University’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) program recently received accreditation from the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
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OU selected to receive Merck award
Oakland University recently was selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive its second three-year Merck Company-funded award.
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Undergrads present research during Meeting of the Minds
More than 180 presentations by students from Oakland University, the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Michigan-Flint were given or displayed during the 13th annual Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Conference.
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Saving Matilda’s greenhouse — efforts lauded by city
Restoration of the Meadow Brook Greenhouse, now part of the Oakland University campus, was honored with an Earl Borden Award for historical preservation by the City of Rochester Hills this past spring.
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OU, St. John Providence partner to increase nursing grads
Oakland University has begun an innovative new partnership with St. John Providence Hospital to provide accelerated curriculums to help increase the number of registered nurses and nursing faculty in the state.
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Detroit Piston’s Dance Team Automotion includes OU students, alumni
As part of the Detroit Pistons’ dance team, some OU students and alumni are charged with the happy task of firing up Pistons fans and keeping them excited about the game.
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New look for South Foundation Hall
Major renovations to South Foundation Hall were completed over the summer, enhancing the building’s appearance and the technology in the classrooms, providing students and staff with a much more modern facility.
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Hands down: OU’s hometown a winner
The city of Rochester, home of Oakland University, was named 39th in a list of the top 100 cities in which to live by Money Magazine and CNN Money. Rochester was the highest ranking Michigan city in the survey.
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SBA receives AACSB re-accreditation
Oakland University’s School of Business Administration (SBA) received the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-International re-accreditation of both its business and accounting programs. The School of Business Administration is one of 434 business schools in the United States to earn AACSB accreditation.
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