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FALL 2008

OCTOBER 8, 2008

Greetings!!! I hope that you’re all adjusting well to
the new semester and taking advantage of the many campus resources available to you. We are quickly nearing the mid-point of the semester and I trust that you’re all studying, meeting with your professors, and completing all assignments in a timely manner. I know that you’re going to do well this semester, because you are fully committed to your education. So make sure that you’re getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of water, and eating a proper diet, because a rested and healthy body will produce better results in and out of the classroom. If there is anything that the CMI office may assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact us. Remember CMI is your ultimate resource! 


The Keeper of the Dream Award was established in January 1993 to recognize Oakland University continuing undergraduate students who contribute to interracial understanding and good will. Awards ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 are available to students who have demonstrated strong citizenship, scholarship and leadership in breaking down cultural stereotypes and in promoting interracial understanding. The awards will be presented publicly at the 2009 Keeper of the Dream Celebration where Danny Glover will be the key note speaker.

Nominees must possess all of the following attributes: current cumulative grade-point average of 3.0, demonstrated campus involvement, record of responsible citizenship, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits each term for fall 2009 and winter 2010 semesters.

Applications are due in the CMI office by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2008 and may be obtained in the CMI office or by visiting our website:


RED COW is an acronym for Revive Experience and Dream. Change Our World. Their mission is to promote academic enrichment, social and political awareness and the importance of giving back to the community.

Upcoming Events

FREE Game Night

To emphasize the importance of maintaining an equal balance between work and play RED COW is hosting a game night in OU's own Bumpers Game Room. This event is free and open to all OU students.
Thursday October 9th 7-11pm.

Study Nights

Every Monday and Thursday from 7-11pm you can join
the herd in striving for academic excellence at our weekly study nights.
We will be located in the OC at Cafe O Bears.

Community Service

This month's community service project will be October 18th at 7pm. We will meet in the Hamlin Circle at 6:30pm.
We are back in the community with the Rochester JCs to help spook and scare people at their annual hunted house event.
RED COW will also be making blankets to donate later in this month.
More Updates Coming Soon...
RED COW, it's a Moovement Join the Herd... 

For more information email

Center for Multicultural Initiatives
2200 North Squirrel Road
134 North Foundation Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4404
October 7 - 9
Room change period in residence halls. First come, first serve.

October 10
The Keeper of the Dream Award applications are due by 5:00 p.m.

October 21
CORE meeting at 7:00 p.m. in 401 Hamlin Hall.

October 23
Student bills due.

October 27
Winter 2009 registration begins.

October 29
Sophomores can register for Winter 2009 courses as of 12:00 a.m.

October 30
Freshmen can register for Winter 2009 courses as of 12:00 a.m.
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