|This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during October 2010.|
Stem Cell Institute
The Detroit News, Oakland Press, Crain's Detroit Business, WWJ 950, Rochester Post and Rochester Citizen reported on the newly launched Oakland University William Beaumont Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, a collaborative project aimed at generating new knowledge and insight into stem cell science and training future health care leaders to maximize the benefits of stem cell medicine.
Crain's Detroit Business reported on the progress being made by the Beaumont Foundation and Oakland University to raise funds for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine set welcome its inaugural class in fall 2011.
The Oakland Press and Tradingmarkets.com reported that the Macomb-OU Incubator has been awarded federal funding to make building and technology improvements and assist companies looking to make the transition from automotive business to industries such as defense and homeland security.
Business Intelligence Certificate
The Oakland Press reported on a new data mining and business intelligence certificate program being offered by Oakland's School of Business Administration in partnership with the global technology firm Altair.
Basketball Media Day
The Oakland Press and Detroit Free Press reported on the OU basketball program's media day, where area sports journalists got an inside look at the players and coaches who will lead the men's and women's squads in 2010-11 season.
The Oakland Press reported on the Healthy Heart Screening for high school students cosponsored by Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals. The free screening includes a medical history, blood pressure check and EKG.
Association for Music Students at OU
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland's Association for Music Students at OU, a newly established organization devoted to bringing attention to the university's music programs. The group hopes to create an endowment fund in honor of Danny Jordan, former director of the OU Jazz program who passed away in 2009.
Meadow Brook Phantoms
The Oakland Press reported on historic Oakland County sites known to stir up ghost tales. Some observers say that Oakland's University's John Dodge House is frequented by the spirits of deceased Dodge family members. John Dodge, a celebrated auto tycoon, once owned a farmhouse on what is today Oakland University's Meadow Brook Estate.
The Oakland Press reported on the Pontiac-area cleanup, cosponsored by Oakland University, Oakland Community College and the United Way as part of National Make a Difference Day.
|Inspired Faculty and Staff|
Oakland University President Dr. Gary Russi was quoted in the Oakland Press and C & G News regarding the university's record-breaking enrollment for fall 2010.
Oakland University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Virinder Moudgil was quoted in the Detroit News, Oakland Press, Crain's Detroit Business, WWJ 950, Rochester Citizen and Rochester Post concerning Oakland's recent accomplishments, including the addition of several academic programs and the newly launched Oakland University William Beaumont Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Scott Crabill, director of Integrative Studies and Undergraduate Initiatives, was quoted in the Oakland Press about the Sleep Out Against Homelessness. Dr. Crabill and a group of students from the Integrative Studies program plan to take part in this community-based initiative, which is designed to give participants a better understanding of the daunting challenges faced by the region's homeless population.
Sue Goepp, vice president of university relations, was quoted in a Crain's Detroit Business article concerning the fundraising campaign for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Greg Kampe and Beckie Francis
Oakland head basketball coaches Greg Kampe and Beckie Francis were quoted in the Oakland Press regarding their optimism for the upcoming 2010-11 season.
State of Academic Affairs
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's State of Academic Affairs speech delivered by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Virinder Moudgil at Meadow Brook Theatre. The address highlighted some of Oakland's major accomplishments and outlined the steps the university is taking to meet the challenges of the future.
The Oakland Press reported on the third annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5k Run held on Oakland University's campus in early October.
Maurice Brown Poetry Reading
The Oakland Press reported on the performance of acclaimed poet Molly Peacock at the Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading on Oakland University's campus.
|Remarkable Students and Alumni|
OU alumna Cheryl Angelelli was featured in a Detroit News article chronicling the competitive swimmer's triumph over childhood paralysis on the path to winning a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.
OU basketball standout Keith Benson was featured in Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press articles lauding the senior center's rise from obscurity to become the reigning Summit League Player of the Year. Benson gained national attention after leading the grizzlies to an NCAA tournament berth last season.
OU alumnus Ben Clarke was featured in the Oakland Press after opening his own skate and snowboard store in Keego Harbor.
OU women's cross country runner Sara Lieblein was featured in the Oakland Press after helping the team win the Gold Division at the Notre Dame Invitational.
OU basketball standout Bethany Watterworth was featured in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press as one of the key players expected to lead a young roster to success in the upcoming season. Watterworth was named a Preseason Summit League first-team selection.
Brandon Griffin and Zack Jones
OU Cross Country runners Brandon Griffin and Zack Jones were featured in the Oakland Press after turning in a strong performance at the Michigan Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships at Katke-Cousins Golf Course.
Caryn Shermetaro and Justin Vore
OU students Caryn Shermetaro and Justin Vore were featured in an Oakland Press article promoting the Sleep Out Against Homelessness to take place in November at the Grace Gospel Fellowship Church in Pontiac. The students are taking part in the event to help raise awareness about the struggles faced by the region's homeless population.
OU golfer Jakob Ziegler was featured in Oakland Press after being named the Summit League Athlete of the Month for August/September.
Metromodemedia reported on Oakland University's bike share program, an initiative that provides the campus community with shared access to bicycles to facilitate fast and convenient campus travel.
The Detroit Free Press reported on the study released by the NCAA tracking the graduation rates among student athletes. The report showed that OU ranks above the national average in overall graduation rates among its student athletes.
The Rochester Post and C & G News reported on Oakland's record-breaking enrollment figures for fall 2010. Enrollment rose for the 13th consecutive year, boosting the OU student population to more than 19,000 for the first time in school history.
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