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Culture Broker: OU Alumna Patricia Book

Opportunity: the word resonates deeply with Dr. Patricia Book. It's something with which she has extensive and personal experience.

In her new position as assistant vice president for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., Book leads an engagement effort that aims to connect that university with the broader needs of the community.

"I like to say that I'm a culture broker between the community and the academy," says Book, CAS '72 Full story >>>  

OUAA names 2009 Alumni Award recipients
The OUAA hosts an Alumni Awards Banquet annually, bringing together hundreds of Oakland University graduates to honor achievements in business, community service, volunteerism and more. The 15th annual banquet takes place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms.  Full story >>>

Your opinion is important to us!
This August the OU Alumni Association will conduct an Alumni Attitude Survey to gather feedback to better serve you. Your participation will help us to better understand perceptions and what motivates you to engage with your alma mater.  Your opinion matters!   Full story >>>

Mixer in Macomb
All OU alumni who live or work in Macomb County are invited to a social and professional networking mixer on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Cherry Creek Golf Course in Shelby Township. The mixer will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature appetizers and drinks.   Full story >>>

Free Tickets to see the Food Network's Alton Brown
Star of "Good Eats", a show that combines "pop culture, comedy and plain good eating", the Food Network's Alton Brown will speak at Oakland University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 in the O'rena.  As a benefit of membership, the Oakland University Alumni Association is providing a limited number of tickets to OUAA members on a first come, first served basis.   Full story >>>

2009 OUAA Golf Challenge
Nearly 90 golfers attended the 2009 OUAA Golf Challenge on Monday, July 20. Despite a brief summer shower prior to the shotgun start, the rest of the day included sunny skies and good-natured competition between alumni and friends. Nearly $20,000 was raised at the outing in support of the OUAA Scholarship Program.  Full story >>>

Lit to Film Book Club announces new lineup
Free book – open to all! The OUAA Lit to Film Book Club will begin its new year on September 1st with a special offer – a free book to anyone interested in attending the book discussion session. The book club will view and discuss Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Members read the book before the meeting, and then discuss the book after watching the film.  Full story >>>

OU alumni make Fortune 500 "World's Most Admired Companies" list
Two of the top five finance and accounting executives at Graybar Electric, one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" earned their MBAs from Oakland.  Graybar's Martin Beagen, MBA '92, vice president and controller, and Tim Carpenter, MBA '99, assistant treasurer, said their Oakland experiences were overwhelmingly positive and consider those educational experiences to be instrumental to their current success.  Full story >>>
"Feet for Seats"
We need your help! Meadow Brook Theatre has been a part of the southeast Michigan performing arts community for more than 40 years. Arts organizations are reeling from the effects of the economic recession, and Meadow Brook Theatre is no exception.  Full story >>>

Money doesn't grow on trees, but on August 18, it does magically multiply

OU Alumni and friends of OU, we wanted to bring you up to speed about the latest happenings at Meadow Brook Hall. As you know, the Hall is the former home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, founder of your Alma Matter Oakland University and there's a lot going on here!  Full story >>>

Cinema Studies program begins this fall 
Oakland University's College of Arts and Sciences is launching a Cinema Studies program beginning in fall of 2009. Students will have the opportunity to explore how motion pictures are created, experienced and valued in our culture and around the world.   Full story >>>

Attention: School of Nursing Class of '84 – Save the Date!
A delightful evening of fun, entertainment and networking is in store for the class of 1984 on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Rochester Mills Brewery in downtown Rochester, Michigan. Alumni will be able to meet and greet former classmates to discuss nursing, reminisce, and catch up on life events after graduating 25 years ago.  Full story >>>

OU's Dance Team, Cheerleaders and Grizz dance in the street 
OU's Images Dance Team, OU Cheerleaders and The Grizz turn out for downtown Rochester's Dancin' in the Street event August 7.  Full story >>>

Rochester Regional Chamber Welcomes Back OU Students 
The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) is helping new and returning residential students feel a part of the greater Rochester area. The RRCC has partnered with Oakland University to be onsite at residence halls during freshmen check-in to hand out OU Welcome Week Coupon Books full of discounts and offers from Chamber members.  Full story >>>
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August 2009 



September 1, 2009
Lit to Film Book Club 

September 11, 2009 
Chinese Literati Art

October 4, 2009
Brooksie Way Half Marathon

October 27, 2009
Enhancing Your Career 

November 7, 2009
OUAA Awards Banquet 

February 13, 2010
Sweethearts Dinner

April 17, 2010
Explore with OU at the Detroit Science Center








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