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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during November 2008.
Partnerships
 
Medical School
The Detroit Free Press reported on the planned opening of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in an article chronicling the vast increase in medical education initiatives throughout the state.

OU INC
The Detroit Free Press reported on the business incubator supported by OU, Macomb County and Sterling Heights to bring new technology, healthcare and homeland security jobs to the region.  
 
Research
 
Elections
Political science professors Peter Trumbore and David Dulio were featured in the Oakland Press for their research on election campaign advertisements. 
 
Boosting Enrollment
 
Capital Campaign
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the "Innovation and Opportunity - The Campaign for OU" fundraising initiative having recently reached the $100 million milestone.

Human Health Building
Suburban Lifestyles reported on the state funding granted to OU for the construction of a new Human Health Building that will house the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences.

Enrollment Trends
The Oakland Press reported on OU's steadily rising number of undergraduate students, noting the university's collaborative partnership with Lawrence Tech University.
 
Student Engagement

 
Men's basketball

The Oakland Press featured several articles chronicling the OU men's basketball team and its bright prospects this season.

Women's basketball
The Oakland Press featured several articles chronicling the OU women's basketball team and its early success this season.

"Constantine's Sword"
Suburban Lifestyles featured a brief on OU's screening and panel discussion of "Constantine's Sword," an Oscar-nominated documentary of early Christianity. 
 

Community Engagement

 
Nightingale Awards

Suburban Lifestyles reported on the 2009 Nightingale Awards honoring exceptional nurse leaders from around the region.

Campaign Roundup
The Detroit News published a brief announcing the 2008 campaign roundup, a panel discussion of this year's election results.
 

Inspired Faculty and Staff
 
Susan Davies-Goepp
Susan Davies-Goepp, vice president for University Relations and executive director of the Oakland University Foundation, was featured in a Crain's Detroit Business article as the winner of the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award.

Linda Thompson Adams
Linda Thompson Adams, dean of the School of Nursing was quoted in a Detroit News article about the university's plans to open up an accelerated nurse training program at the recently closed St. John's Riverview Hospital in Detroit.

Dawn Aubry
Dawn Aubry, associate director for Undergraduate Admissions, was quoted in a MetroModeMedia.com article about OU's role in helping retool the Michigan economy amid the decline of the auto industry.

Rochelle Black
Rochelle Black, vice president for Government Relations, was quoted in an Oakland Press article concerning the looming possibility of an executive order that would impose more restrictions on state funding for higher education in 2009.

Mary Beth Snyder
Mary Beth Snyder, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, was quoted in an Oakland Press article on the university's rising enrollment numbers in spite of hard economic times.

David Dulio
David Dulio, professor of political science, was quoted in the Detroit Free Press about the impact that young voters would have on this year's elections. He was also quoted in an Associated Press story the campaign strategies of the candidates. 
 
Campus Events
 
Drew Pinsky
Suburban Lifestyles featured a preview article on Dr. Drew Pinsky's appearance at OU.

Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk
The Oakland Press, Rochester Post and Observer-Eccentric reported on the Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk, a Christmas-themed festival featuring a shopping boutique, elegant fireplaces, live entertainment and visits from Santa Claus.

Grizzdance Film Festival
Suburban Lifestyles featured an article on the annual Grizzdance Film Festival, a three-day event showcasing the productions of OU student filmmakers.
 
Remarkable Students and Alumni

 
Kessie Kaltsounis

Suburban Lifestyles featured an article on Kessie Kaltsounis, executive director of the Creative Educational Center in Rochester Hills. Kaltsounis is a former OU student in the School of Business Administration.

Edward Pintzuk
The Detroit Free Press featured a story on Edward Pintzuk, the oldest student in the history of OU. He is taking a class in early American history.

Jessica Pike
Jessica Pike was featured in Suburban Lifestyles as the Summit League preseason player of the year in women's basketball.

Jonathan Jones
The Observer-Eccentric featured a brief on Jonathan Jones, who was named the Men's Basketball Summit League Player of the Week.

Peter Waszkiewicz
The Detroit News featured a brief on Peter Waszkiewicz, winner of the Oakland University Scholarship from the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers.

Marta Bauer
OU English major Marta Bauer was mentioned in a post-election day article noting the rising participation of young people in the political process. 
 

Future Students
 
Elizabeth Hamlet, Karli Harris, Kristen Turner and Bethany Watterworth
Elizabeth Hamlet, Karli Harris, Kristen Turner and Bethany Watterworth were featured in the Observer-Eccentric and Suburban Lifestyles as new recruits for the OU Women's Basketball team.
 
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