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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during January 2009.
Partnerships
 

Royal Park Hotel

Metromodemedia reported on the partnership recently formed between OU and the Royal Park Hotel.

 

Cooley Law School

The Oakland Press reported on Cooley Law School’s offering of a master of laws degree in corporate law and finance.

 

SMART Route

Metromodemedia reported on the talks between OU and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation to help provide more transportation options for OU commuters.

 

Forgotten Harvest

The Oakland Press featured a brief on the partnership between Chartwells and Forgotten Harvest, a community food rescue organization serving Metro Detroit. 
 

Student Engagement
 
Advanced Nursing Degree
Metromode.com reported on the School of Nursing’s offering of more graduate level courses, including classes for those pursing a doctorate in nursing practice. 
 
Community Engagement

 
Research Park
Crain’s Detroit Business reported on OU’s plans to establish a health care and research hub that could create thousands of new jobs and bolster efforts to brand the region as a premiere health care destination.

Nightingale Awards
The Oakland Press featured a brief on the 21st annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence event sponsored by the OU School of Nursing.

SBA Certificate Programs
The Oakland Press featured a brief on the OU School of Business Administration’s efforts to aid struggling workers through professional certificate programs in paralegal studies, financial planning and project management.

Beyond the Rainbow
The Observer-Eccentric featured a story on the Michigan premiere of “Beyond the Rainbow” at Meadow Brook Hall. 
 

Inspired Faculty and Staff
  
David Dulio
David Dulio, associate professor of political science, was featured in a Detroit News article commenting on the inauguration speech of President Barack Obama.

Dave Tindall
Dave Tindall, assistant director of residence life, was quoted in a Detroit News brief announcing the broadcast of the presidential inauguration at OU.

Marilyn Childers
OU Professor Marilyn Childers was quoted in the Oakland Press urging leaders in Rochester Hills to find alternatives to the proposed deer cull in Oakland County. 
  
Campus Events
 
Keeper of the Dream Awards
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Observer-Eccentric reported on the 2009 Keeper of the Dream celebration keynoted by actor and social activist Danny Glover.

Ben Carson
The Oakland Press featured a brief announcing the upcoming Ben Carson lecture.

Inauguration Screening
The Detroit News featured a brief announcing OU’s plans to broadcast the presidential inauguration on a large projection screen in the Oakland Center.  
 
Remarkable Students and Alumni

 
Keith Benson

The Observer-Eccentric featured a story on the impressive play of OU men’s basketball player Keith Benson.

Brittany Carnago
OU women’s basketball player Brittany Carnago was featured in the Oakland Press as the Summit League Player of the Week.

Erik Kangas
OU men’s basketball player Erik Kangas was featured in the Oakland Press for an outstanding season, one in which he became the university’s career leader in three-point field goals.

April Kidd
The Oakland Press featured an article noting OU women’s basketball player April Kidd’s stellar performance against Oral Roberts University.

Jessica Pike
The Oakland Press reported on the inspired play of OU women’s basketball player Jessica Pike.

Norris Chase and Renaldo Thomkins
The Observer-Eccentric featured Keeper of the Dream Award winners Norris Chase and Renaldo Thomkins in a story about the 2009 celebration.

Alison Glinski, Ellen Glinski Chelsea Bijansky, Samir Hanna and Wisdom Milas
Alison Glinski, Ellen Glinski, Chelsea Bijansky, Samir Hanna and Wisdom Milas were among 224 Oakland Students who traveled to Barack Obama’s historic inauguration in Washington DC on Jan. 20, the Detroit Free Press reported.  
 

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