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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during August 2009.

Medical School
The Detroit News, Crain's Detroit Business and The Associated Press reported on Oakland University's recent filing of an accreditation application with the LCME, the national body that approves medical schools.

The Macomb Daily and WWJ Newsradio 950 featured articles on the OU-sponsored business incubator, which could create up to 600 new jobs. 

Boosting Enrollment

African American Studies
African American Family Magazine listed OU as one of the state's best colleges for black students, citing the university's African American Studies major.  

Community Engagement

Flu shots
The Oakland Press reported on the efforts of OU's Graham Health Center to provide diverse health care services, including vaccinations to protect against varying types of influenza. The facility is one of six influenza surveillance centers in Oakland County. 

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Doug Hunter
Doug Hunter, emeritus professor of biology at OU, was featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling the scholar's efforts to study the remains of ancient forests found beneath the icy waters of Lake Huron. 

Campus Events

Alton Brown
The Oakland Press reported on renowned food expert and TV show host Alton Brown's upcoming appearance at OU. 

Finance Meeting
The Oakland Press reported on a meeting scheduled by Oakland University's faculty union to discuss the state of the school's finances.

Feet for Seats
The Oakland Press reported on Feet for Seats, an event aimed at spurring interest in Meadow Brook Theatre's upcoming season.

Concours d'Elegance
The Detroit News and Oakland Press reported on the annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance car show which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. Nearly 10,000 peopled turned out for the event.

Move-in Day
The Oakland Press reported on the hundreds of students who moved into OU residence halls for the fall semester. 

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Ed Wozniak
Crain's Detroit Business featured an article on Ed Wozniak, who recently graduated from the Oakland University's accelerated nursing program. After spending more than 15 years in the auto industry, Wozniak successfully transitioned to the health care field where he is currently employed as a registered nurse.

Anne Stebbins
Anne Stebbins, a student in the OU School of Business Administration's paralegal certificate program, was featured in an Oakland Press article about how university is helping laid off auto workers train for new careers.

Shalanda Taylor
Shalanda Taylor, a student who was enrolled in Oakland University's Upward Bound College Prep Academy, was featured in an Oakland Press article lauding her achievements in the six-week residential academic program.

Laura Kwiatkowski
OU senior Laura Kwiatkowski was featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling her work creating and harvesting an organic vegetable garden outside Meadow Brook Hall. The endeavor is one of many opportunities created for students through OU's Summer Student Campus Corps. 

Future students

Corey Petros

The Oakland Press reported on Corey Petros, a standout athlete from Eisenhower High School who recently committed to play basketball for OU.

Jenna Bachrouche
The Oakland Press reported on Jenna Bachrouche, a standout athlete from North Farmington High School who recently committed to play basketball for OU. 

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