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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during October 2009.
Boosting Enrollment
 

Riverview Institute
The Oakland Press and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the planned opening of the Riverview Institute at Oakland University. Formerly St. John's Riverview Hospital, the revamped facility will open up spots for prospective OU nursing students and provide an accelerated second degree program for students who hold a bachelor's degree in another field.

Teacher Preparation
The Detroit Free Press published the performance scores for all teacher preparation programs in Michigan, with Oakland achieving a rating of "exemplary."

 

Partnerships
 

OU INC
Crain's Detroit Business reported on the success of the business incubator co-sponsored by Sterling Heights, Macomb County and Oakland University. Since opening, the incubator has attracted numerous start-up firms in the homeland security, technology and advanced manufacturing industries and recently helped Sterling Heights garner an award for business retention.

Cooley Law School
The Oakland Press featured an article on a Michigan Supreme Court hearing held at Cooley Law School before a crowd of area high school and law students.

 

Community Engagement

 
Bowl-a-thon
The Oakland Press reported on an OU-sponsored bowl-a-thon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Deer Management
An editorial featured in the Oakland Press praised OU for taking steps to help prevent deer-related road accidents near campus.

OU Basketball
The Oakland Press reported on the high expectations for both the men's and women's basketball programs at OU.

Men's Cross Country
The Oakland Press reported on the success of the OU men's cross country team, which this year has achieved a ranking of 15th in the region.
 

Inspired Faculty and Staff
  

Linda Thompson Adams
Linda Thompson Adams, dean of the OU School of Nursing, authored a Detroit News opinion editorial describing the role that universities and private ventures can play in addressing the looming shortage of qualified nurses and other health professionals.

Susan Davies-Goepp
Susan Davies-Goepp, vice president of University Relations and director of the Oakland University Foundation, was quoted in a Crain's Detroit Business article regarding how university capital campaigns have fared amid the economic downturn.

Samuel Lucido
Samuel Lucido, Oakland University police chief, was quoted in a Capital News Service article chronicling ongoing efforts in the Michigan Legislature to clarify the application of state gun control laws on college campuses.
 

Campus Events
 

Brooksie Way Race
The Oakland Press reported on the second annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon that took place on the OU campus.

Sallyanne Harper Talk
The Detroit News reported on the campus visit of Sallyanne Harper, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office.

 

Remarkable Students and Alumni


OU Student Congress
A group of OUSC members were featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling student-led efforts to save the Michigan Promise Scholarship from impending state budget cuts.

Sandra Czerska
OU swimmer Sandra Czerska was featured in the Oakland Press after being named the Summit League Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Winston Henderson
OU soccer star Winston Henderson was featured in an Oakland Press article for garnering Summit League Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Jonathan Jones
OU men's basketball standout Jonathan Jones was featured in an Oakland Press article after being voted the preseason Summit League Player of the Year in a recent coaches' poll.

Zach Jones
OU Cross Country runner Zach Jones was featured in the Oakland Press after being named Summit League Co-Athlete of the Week.

 

Student Engagement


Technology Learning Center
The Oakland Press and C&G News reported on the opening of Oakland's new Technology Learning Center. Located in Kresge Library, the center offers state-of-the-art equipment and services aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for OU students.

Parking
The Detroit News and Oakland Press reported on the university's creation of additional parking spaces to help accommodate this year's surge in enrollment.

 

Contact Us
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Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401
Ted Montgomery: (248) 370-4346
tmontgom@oakland.edu

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