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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during May 2012.
Partnerships

OU INC
The Oakland Press reported on the Lunch and Launch free lecture hosted by the Macomb-OU business incubator in Sterling Heights.

Community Engagement

 
Men's Basketball
The Detroit News and Chicago Tribune reported on the OU men's basketball team's potential move from the Summit League to the Horizon League.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Virinder Moudgil
Virinder Moudgil, OU provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was featured in the Oakland Press, Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch, Crain's Detroit Business, IndiaWest and Hometownlife.com after being appointed the new president of Lawrence Technological University.

Gary Russi
Gary Russi, OU president, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the appointment of OU Provost Virinder Moudgil as the new president of Lawrence Technological University.

Henry Baskin
Henry Baskin, chairman of Oakland University's Board of Trustees, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the appointment of OU Provost Virinder Moudgil as the new president of Lawrence Technological University.

George Stoffan
George Stoffan, associate professor of music, was featured in the Oakland Press after being named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2012-2013 year.

Paul Kubicek
Paul Kubicek, professor of political science, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the public debate over economic policy in Europe in the United States.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Detroit News regarding his team's potential move from the Summit League to the Horizon League.

Rob Beam
OU volleyball coach Rob Beam was quoted in the Oakland Press following the signing of five student-athletes for the 2012-13 year.

Tracy Huth
Tracy Huth, OU director of athletics, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the men's basketball team's potential move from the Summit League to the Horizon League.

Athletics Personnel Promotions
OU Athletics staffers Adrian Kowal, Gordie Lindsay, Scott MacDonald and Elizabeth Putnam were featured in the Oakland Press after each was elevated to the position of assistant athletic director for varying areas of the department.
 

Campus Events

Brooksie Way
The Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch reported on the fifth annual Brooksie Way half marathon to take place in September on Oakland University's campus.

Speakeasy
The Oakland Press reported on Meadow Brook Hall's 1920s-inspired speakeasy exhibit.

Water Festival
The Oakland Press reported on the Clinton River Water Festival, an educational experience for fifth-graders from the Clinton River Watershed communities.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Amelita Sanches
Amelia Sanches, OU doctoral candidate and research assistant, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the appointment of OU Provost Virinder Moudgil as the new president of Lawrence Technological University.

Dustin Hopfner
OU hockey standout Dustin Hopfner was featured in the Oakland Press after being named a First-Team All-American by the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Future Students

Dylan Oppenheiser
Dylan Oppenheiser, a Rochester Adams High School senior, was featured in the Oakland Press after signing to compete for Oakland University's cross country and track and field programs in the upcoming season.

Volleyball Players
Future OU students Ciara Schultz, Cassie Pelloni, Brigitte Foltz, Amanda Baker and Mary Grassano were featured in the Oakland Press after signing to play on the university's volleyball team starting in fall 2012.

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