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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during September 2011.
Partnerships

Medical School
The Detroit Jewish News reported on the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, which welcomed its inaugural class of 50 students in August.

Law School
Metromodemedia reported on a proposal to bring more housing to Auburn Hills to accommodate students from Cooley Law School and Oakland University.

OU INC
Crain's Detroit Business and Metromodemedia reported on several changes at the Macomb-OU INCubator, including new developments in management and branding efforts.
  

Community Engagement

 
Musical Ambassadors
The Oakland Press reported that musical ambassadors from Oakland University's Department of Music Theatre and Dance will participate in this year's Detroit Jazz Festival.

Meadow Brook Children's Book
The Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on a new children's book published by Meadow Brook Press. "Duke and Dolly's Adventure" tells the story of Meadow Brook Farms and doubles as a story book and coloring book.

Men's Soccer
The OU men's soccer team was featured in the Oakland Press after playing its home opener against Butler University and preparing for league play against Oral Roberts University.

Flow of Poi Club
The Detroit Free Press reported on Oakland University's Flow of Poi club, which reflects the aboriginal New Zealander art of chaotic spinning of balls at the end of a rope.

OU PostSecret
The Detroit News and Oakland Press reported on OU PostSecret, a campaign encouraging the OU community to share secrets anonymously.

Rugby Team
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's rugby team, which was established in 2005 and currently competes in NCAA Division III.

Anton/Frankel Center
The Daily Tribute reported on the Anton/Frankel Center, Oakland University's new satellite campus in Mount Clemens.

Tip-off Breakfast
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming Tip-off Breakfast to be held at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Robert Folberg
Dr. Robert Folberg, founding dean of OU William Beaumont School of Medicine was quoted in a Detroit Jewish News article regarding the start of classes at the institution.

Geoff Upward
Geoff Upward, executive director of Meadow Brook Hall, was featured in the Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch as the author of a new children's book regarding Meadow Brook Farms.

Regina Carter
Oakland's artist-in-residence Regina Carter was featured in the Oakland Press as a performer in the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Michael Mitchell
Dr. Michael Mitchell, associate professor of music, was featured in a BangaloreMirrior.com article regarding the Oakland Chorale singing group.

Miles Brown
OU Jazz Program Coordinator Miles Brown was featured in the Oakland Press as the director of a student ensemble set to perform at the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Christine Hofer
Christine Hofer, who holds an educational specialist degree from OU, was featured in the Observer & Eccentric after being named principal of Jane Addams Elementary in South Redford Schools.

Anandi Sahu
Dr. Anandi Sahu, professor and chair of Oakland's economics department, was quoted in Crain's Detroit Business regarding a Facebook petition to reduce student loan debt.

John Klemanski
Dr. John Klemanski, professor of political science, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 and other political topics.

James Marcinkowski
OU adjunct instructor James Marcinkowski penned an editorial in the Birmingham Patch regarding the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Eric Barritt
Eric Barritt, was featured in the Oakland Press and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch regarding his appointment as OU vice president for community engagement.

Betty Youngblood
Betty Youngblood was featured in Crain's Detroit Business regarding her appointment as associate vice president for outreach and executive director of the Macomb-OU INCubator. She was also quoted in the Daily Tribute regarding the Anton/Frankel Center, Oakland's new satellite campus in Mount Clemens.

Todd Shackelford
Dr. Todd Shackelford, chair of Oakland's psychology department, was quoted in a Detroit News article regarding the OU PostSecret project.

Beth Talbert
Beth Talbert, director of Oakland's communication program, was featured in a Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch article regarding upcoming elections for the Rochester Board of Education.

Pat Piskulich
Dr. Pat Piskulich, associate professor of political science, was featured in a Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch article regarding the upcoming elections for the Rochester Board of Education.

Julie Gustafson
Julie Gustafson was featured in Crain's Detroit Business regarding her appointment as executive director of the Macomb-OU INCubator.

Greg Jordan
Greg Jordan, campus recreation director, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding Oakland University's bike share program.

Daniel Bettmann and Lauren Rimmell
Daniel Bettmann and Lauren Rimmell of OU's Campus Recreation department were featured in the Oakland Press regarding Oakland University's bike share program.

Mario Previti
Mario Previti, OU rugby coach, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the team's development over the past five years.

Daniel Clark and Karen Miller
Dr. Daniel Clark and Dr. Karen Miller, associate professors in the OU Department of History, were quoted in an Oakland Press article regarding the university's Phi Alpha Theta chapter being honored with a Best Chapter Award from the National History Honor Society.
 

Campus Events

Grizzly Open
The Oakland Press reported on the Grizzly Open cross country invitational where runners from local cross country teams trekked across campus in a race to the finish line.

Brooksie Way
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming fourth annual Brooksie Way Half-Marathon to be held on Oakland University's campus.

9/11 Remembrance
The Oakland Press reported on the 9/11 remembrance and military field day hosted by the OU Student Veterans of America chapter.

Arts After Work
The Oakland Press reported on the Music Theatre and Dance department's new Arts-After-Work Series, which features 16 weeks of shows put on by Oakland's performing arts programs.

Celebrity Basketball Game
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming 10th annual DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game to be held in Oakland's O'rena.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Adam Weiner
First-year medical student Adam Weiner was featured in a Jewish News article regarding the opening of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Quincy Stewart
Quincy Stewart, an OU music education major and jazz band member, was featured in an Oakland Press as a performer in the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Andy Vanscoy and Cheyanne Coss
OU student Andy Vanscoy was featured in a BangaloreMirrior.com article regarding their participation in the Oakland Chorale.

Jay Chand
Jay Chand, a graduate psychology student, was quoted in an Oakland Press article regarding Oakland's bike share program.

Giuseppe Tocco
Giuseppe Tocco, OU rugby club president, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the team's development into a major campus sport.

Emilia Allen
Emilia Allen was featured in an Oakland Press article regarding the OU PostSecret campaign. The OU Student Congress member helped create the campaign website this summer. She was also featured in a Detroit News article regarding the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Shelby Gardiner
OU student Shelby Gardiner was featured in the Observer & Eccentric after being named this year's Miss Wayne County.

Brandon Lee
OU graduate student Brandon Lee was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the university's Phi Alpha Theta chapter being honored with a Best Chapter Award by the National History Honor Society.

Duke Mondy
Men's basketball player Duke Mondy was featured on MLive.com after transferring to OU from Providence University.

Robert Rietze and Tommy Taulbee
OU veteran liaison Robert Rietze and Tommy Taulbee, OU Student Veterans president, were featured in the Oakland Press regarding the university's remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.

Nursing Students
Marketplace News reported on OU nursing students in an article regarding heath care reform.
  

Future Students

Jonah Lakatos
High school senior Jonah Lakatos was featured in the Grand Rapids Press after committing to play baseball at Oakland University.
  
Student Engagement

Bike Share
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's bike share program, which provides students a convenient, eco-friendly way to travel around campus.
  

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