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Voter Registration
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


September is National Voter Registration Month and a new report on the voting rates of college students found that Oakland University students vote at a higher rate than the national average. 


Campus Aerial
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


As the University manages major growth projects such as construction of the new southern student housing facility, renovation of the Oakland Center and expansion of parking lots, administrators and facilities and grounds personnel are maintaining a strong commitment to protect the environmental health, quality and beauty of OU's 1,443-acre campus. 


Tutoring
Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Oakland University’s Tutoring Center was recently recognized as a Certified Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 


Soundings Series w/ Dr. Terri Orbuch
Friday, September 08, 2017


The Office of Research Administration is inviting all Oakland University community members, as well as the general public, to attend “Being a Public Scholar: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Sociology Professor Terri Orbuch, also known as “The Love Doctor.”


Nukes and Your Future
Thursday, September 07, 2017


Oakland University will host “Nukes and Your Future,” a student and community forum that will examine the threats posed by nuclear weapons in today’s world, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Room 1050 of the Human Health Building.


Honors College Convocation
Tuesday, September 05, 2017


For the fifth straight year, Oakland University’s Honors College has a record number of freshmen joining its ranks. 


Welcome Week 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017


Oakland University will kick off its “Welcome Week” celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with a variety of activities and events planned for new and returning students.


Road March to End Hunger
Thursday, August 31, 2017


Student Veterans of Oakland University is hosting its third annual Road March to End Hunger on Friday, Sept. 8. The event, which takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on OU’s Rochester campus, encourages the OU community and public to donate food and other items to help local veterans who are homeless. 


OUPD R.A.D Classes
Thursday, August 31, 2017


One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).


Nu Omega
Tuesday, August 29, 2017


For the fourth consecutive year – and sixth of the last seven years – the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) has recognized its Oakland University chapter, Nu Omega, with a Best Chapter Award. 


Keeper of the Dream
Thursday, August 24, 2017


Applications are being accepted for Oakland University’s 2018 Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards. 


OU ranked #1 LGBTQ campus
Friday, August 18, 2017


Oakland University has been ranked as the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star system. 


World Without Ice art installation
Thursday, August 17, 2017


“World Without Ice,” a thought-provoking multimedia art installation focusing on Earth’s changing climate, will be open for public viewing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakland University’s Varner Lab Theatre.


Jamal Aliah lecture
Wednesday, August 09, 2017


Jamal Aliah, director of Intelligence Matters, LLC., will present a hands-on lecture on the legal and cultural issues surrounding interactions between the Arab-American community and first responders on Monday, Sept. 11 at Oakland University.


OU Michigan GEAR UP Summer Boot Camp
Thursday, July 27, 2017


This past week, 20 newly minted Golden Grizzlies took part in Oakland’s sixth annual Michigan GEAR UP Residential Summer Boot Camp. The weeklong camp offered students a preview of college life as they prepare to enter OU as freshmen this fall. 


Psychology Programs
Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Oakland University’s Department of Psychology is launching two new programs this fall that could help students save time and tuition by allowing them to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees sooner.


SAE Car
Monday, July 24, 2017


A $50,000 grant from the DENSO North America Foundation will support multiple programs and enhance educational opportunities for students in Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Martha Reeves speaking to students
Friday, July 21, 2017


This past weekend, students in Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound were in the presence of Motown greatness. Martha Reeves, leader of the famed 1960s singing group “Martha and the Vandellas,” visited OU’s campus to share stories from her life and career, stressing the importance of setting goals and cultivating confidence.


SBA Honors
Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Business Administration will welcome its first Honors class in the fall of 2018, but high school seniors interested in being admitted to the program are encouraged to apply starting in July 2017 as enrollment in the program is limited to 35 students per year.


Learning How to Learn
Friday, June 23, 2017


“Learning How to Learn,” the massively popular course focused on giving students “powerful mental tools to master tough subjects” will be coming to an Oakland University classroom this fall.


Project Upward Bound
Monday, June 19, 2017


Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a college preparatory enrichment program, has received a $3 million grant from the federal government. The five-year grant will help sustain one of the university’s most successful and enduring programs. Oakland University’s PUB is the second-largest in Michigan and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. 


Oakland University Wind Symphony performing on a stage
Thursday, June 15, 2017


The Wind Symphony is Oakland University’s premier wind band. Its undergraduate and graduate student musicians are selected annually through competitive audition. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, director of bands, the Wind Symphony always maintains an active concert schedule both on and off campus, but next year will bring particularly exciting opportunities.


Safest Colleges
Thursday, June 15, 2017


Oakland University ranks among the safest colleges in the nation, according to a new report from a national trade organization dedicated to furthering public knowledge on home safety and security issues.


Business Analytics Certificate
Thursday, June 08, 2017


Every day more and more companies are leveraging the benefits of business analytics to improve customer service, enhance operational performance, identify new business markets and drive revenue growth. The industry is flourishing, and Forbes reports the market is expected to nearly double by 2020.


Oakland Chorale members all dressed in black, standing on a wooden floor looking up at the camera
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


The Oakland University Chorale is embarking on a European Concert Tour at the end of June, and they have announced a Bon Voyage Concert on June 27 at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit.


Pride Parades
Tuesday, May 30, 2017


As part of its Out on Campus Initiative, representatives from Oakland University will be participating in two of Michigan’s largest LGBTQIA festivals – Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride – during the month of June.


OU AT&T Aspire Grant
Friday, May 26, 2017


The Oakland University Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Aspire Program.


Asian Jumping Worm
Thursday, May 25, 2017


“Anything you do to the soil in a forest is going to have ramifications for how that forest system functions ecologically.”


Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed unmanned vehicles, will return June 2-5 to Oakland University.



Friday, May 19, 2017


Oakland University hosted the 11th annual Clinton River Water Festival on Friday, May 19 for fifth grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County.


Wiley and the Hairy Man
Thursday, May 11, 2017


This year, the Oakland University theatre program will present Wiley and the Hairy Man as its annual children’s theatre production.


Bioblitz1440
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oakland University’s Ecology Club, along with faculty and staff from the Biology Department, will host a “Bioblitz” at 9 a.m. May 20 at the OU Biological Preserve in an effort to document its biodiversity.


Political Campaign Bootcamp
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Whether you’re considering running for office or just want to learn more about the process, Oakland University is offering a new course that will help students gain a better understanding of the basics of campaign strategy, tactics and techniques.


Meeting of Minds
Friday, April 28, 2017


The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus.The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference, which invites students from Oakland University, the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Dearborn to present the results of their scholarly and creative endeavors through oral or poster presentations, will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus.


Healthology Symposium
Thursday, April 27, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences recently hosted the inaugural Healthology Symposium.


MaTilDa Awards
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 18th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place on April 18 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music performances, as well as award presentations recognizing exceptional service and performance by Music, Theatre and Dance students. 


Cinema Studies Filmmaking
Monday, April 24, 2017


Oakland University has developed an exciting new Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema Studies with a Specialization in Filmmaking, which will start enrolling students this fall.


Laidlaw Room
Thursday, April 20, 2017


On April 18, Oakland University leaders, dignitaries, staff, students and friends gathered in Oak View Hall, home of the Honors College, to celebrate the dedication of the Gary W. Laidlaw Room. 


Faculty Recognition Luncheon
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Oakland University honored more than 30 faculty members for their scholarly achievements, dedication, path-breaking discoveries in research and critical teaching roles in educating the leaders of tomorrow during its 22nd Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19.


Ian Haney Lopez
Friday, April 14, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, Oakland University held its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Community of Belonging” and featured presentations from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion.


Meadow Brook Woodland
Friday, April 14, 2017


In an effort to revitalize its woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, as a community work day and tree planting celebration.


Beth Talbert and Phyllis Googasian
Thursday, April 13, 2017


Beth Talbert, a longtime Oakland University employee and community leader, recently earned the 2017 Phyllis Law Googasian Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. 



Thursday, April 13, 2017


If you are wondering what to do for fun and exercise this summer, Oakland University’s department of University Recreation and Well-Being may have an answer.


Soundings Series 1
Thursday, April 13, 2017


The Office of Research Administration is inviting all Oakland University faculty and alumni, as well as the general public, to attend “No Guts, No Glory,” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler.


Ian Haney Lopez
Monday, April 10, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, Oakland University held its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Community of Belonging” and featured presentations from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion. 


Davenport LGBTQ Task Force
Friday, April 07, 2017


Transgender advocate Charin Davenport, who teaches writing and rhetoric at Oakland University, has been selected to serve on the National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization that has been promoting equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities for more than 40 years.


Wilson and Human Relations honorees
Thursday, April 06, 2017


Each spring, the Oakland University Board of Trustees takes time to recognize three senior students for distinguishing themselves as outstanding scholars and leaders on campus and in the community. 


aerial of OU campus
Thursday, April 06, 2017


The Presidential Search Committee successfully performed its duties and recommended the names of highly qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees. The full Board will consider these recommendations and invite two candidates to campus for public forums and further interviews.



Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Starting with the fall 2017 academic term, Oakland University will implement changes in its payment and cancellation due dates.


Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


This past week, students in the Oakland University School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine gathered in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms to take part in a workshop and discussion about the nation's growing opioid abuse epidemic.