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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during April 2012.
Partnerships

OU INC
Prosper reported that the Macomb-OU business incubator was among a group of Oakland County-based organizations that traveled overseas to build economic development partnerships with several of the region's most promising companies.
  

Community Engagement

 
Cabaret Show
The Oakland Press reported on a cabaret show performed by OU students at Orchid Night Club.

Nightingale Awards
The Oakland Press reported on the OU School of Nursing's upcoming Nightingale Awards gala to honor outstanding health care professionals in the community.

Veterans Nursing Program
The Oakland Press reported that OU's School of Nursing has joined a national initiative to prepare nursing students to better serve military veterans and their families.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Gary Russi
OU President Gary Russi was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the School of Nursing's efforts to assist military veterans and their families with posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression and other combat-related issues.

Virinder Moudgil
Virinder Moudgil, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, was featured in the Detroit Free Press, Crain's Detroit Business and Miindia after being named the new president of Lawrence Tech University. In addition, Dr. Moudgil was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding Oakland University's efforts to prepare graduates for a changing job market.

Kerri Schuiling
Kerri Schuiling, dean of the School of Nursing, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the school's efforts to assist military veterans and their families with posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression and other combat-related issues.

Henry Baskin
Henry Baskin, chair of the OU Board of Trustees, was featured in the Oakland Press after being named to the National Legal Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Kathy Sweeney
Kathy Sweeney, director of OUCARES, the Oakland University Center for Autism Research Education and Support, was quoted in the Detroit Free Press regarding services needed to help children with autism successfully transition into adulthood.

Dan Blalock
Sgt. Dan Blalock, of the Oakland University Police Department, was featured in the Oakland Press regarding the university's efforts to expand academic offerings and prepare students for a changing job market.

Pete Hovland
Pete Hovland, OU swim coach, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a pair of former OU swimmers who competed at the 2012 Olympic trials.

Paul Rice
OU Track and Field coach Paul Rice was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding his team's performance at this year's Toledo Collegiate Challenge.

Christopher Jensen
Christopher Jensen, assistant director of Leadership and Service Learning, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie's speaking engagement at OU.

Richard Stamps and Mike Pytlik
Anthropology professor Richard Stamps and Mike Pytlik, a special lecturer of archeology and Jewish studies, were featured on ReadingEagle.com, via the Detroit Free Press, regarding an archeological dig in Israel.
 

Campus Events

Blake Mycoskie
The Oakland Press reported on TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie's visit to OU.

Pinball Expo
The Oakland Press and MyFoxDetroit.com reported on the 2012 Michigan Pinball Expo held at Oakland University.

Run for Office
The Oakland Press reported on a workshop designed to educate participants on the process of running for political office.

Take Back the Night
The Oakland Press reported on Take Back the Night, an event sponsored by Oakland University's Gender and Sexuality Center to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Catholic Conference
The Oakland Press reported on an annual conference of area Catholic men who convene at Oakland University to discuss faith-based issues.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Scott Dickens and Grant Harding
A pair of former Oakland University swimmers, Scott Dickens and Grant Harding, competed at the 2012 Olympic trials.

Emily Tissot
Graduating senior Emily Tissot penned an Oakland Press editorial reflecting on her experiences and achievements as an OU undergraduate.

Dave Kugler
OU alumnus and businessman Dave Kugler was featured in the Oakland Press regarding his support of college scholarships through his company, Critter Catchers, Inc.

Reggie Hamilton
OU basketball standout Reggie Hamilton was featured in the Oakland Press after finishing the season as the NCAA Division I scoring leader.

Brittany Carnago
OU basketball standout Brittany Carnago was featured in the Oakland Press after capping an impressive career that has drawn attention from professional basketball teams.

Shannon Waite
OU student Shannon Waite was featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling her remarkable recovery after a road accident nearly claimed her life.

Katherine Haynor
OU student Katherine Haynor was featured in the Oakland Press regarding her work as a cadet for the Oakland University Police Department. Haynor is pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with the goal of landing a career in law enforcement.

Student Writers
The Oakland Press reported on the winners of Oakland University's Writing Excellence Awards. Katie Malone Lynne Beaghan, Taryn Myke Coetzee, Elizabeth Wandrei, Rach Zachar, Julie Mysinger, Seth Clarke, Jessica Zacharias, Helen Mishreky, Ashley Makedonsky, Brittany Murphy and Chelsea Bistue were among this year's winners.

WXOU Radio Station
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's student radio station, which was recently named the Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Station leaders Phil Berard, Katie Hepfinger and Sean Varicalli each were quoted in the article.

Boosting Enrollment

New Degrees
The Oakland Press reported on several academic offerings that OU will unveil this fall, including bachelor's degrees in graphic design and criminal justice, as well as a master's and doctoral programs in psychology.

Research

Archaeological Dig
ReadingEagle.com, via the Detroit Free Press, reported on a weeklong archeological dig in Israel undertaken by OU faculty members.

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