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May 31, 2007
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Scholarship profile: Lisa Oke ready for study abroad experience Oakland University student Lisa Oke understands the importance of diversity. She is double majoring in East Asian Studies and Studio Art with a specialization in New Media, and she will spend her senior year at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. There, she hopes to take a wide range of courses from language to traditional arts. A $1000 study abroad scholarship from the OU Alumni Association will help pay her way.  Full Story...

Alumni profile: Nicole Young publishes first book in series
Nicole Young (CAS ’89) has been on a journey throughout her life. Her journey took her from the Upper Peninsula to Oakland University. After completing her degree in communication, she spent some time in advertising before returning to northern Michigan to run a bed and breakfast and perform with two country bands. Young has always loved to write so she began to construct a novel using her experiences to guide her main character through a spiritual journey. The book, “Love Me If You Must,” is the first in the three-book “Patricia Amble Mystery Series.”  Full Story...

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OUAA Connections

OUAA golf outing scheduled for June 22
Gather your foursome and register now for the OUAA Golf Challenge! Join fellow alumni and friends on Friday, June 22 at the R&S Sharf Golf Course. All reservations must be accompanied by payment of $200 per player and postmarked by June 8. Full Story...

OUAA e-Card honors Oakland’s 50th anniversary
OU GrizzLink members and OU alumni were sent a personalized OUAA e-Card last week to continue Oakland University’s year long celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2007. We want to extend our message to those of you who are also a part of the OU family, but may not be OU alumni. In the spirit of pride and accomplishment, the Oakland University Alumni Association is pleased to send you our first OUAA e-Card. We hope that you will enjoy the memories that this evokes about your Oakland University. Full Story...

Third annual OU Night at Comerica Park
The 2006 OU Night at Comerica Park sold out, with over 1,000 OU fans in attendance! Don’t be left out this year! Mark you calendars for the third annual OU Night at Comerica Park on Wednesday, August 22 when the 2006 ALCS Champion Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians!  Full Story...

GrizzLink community has more than 1,000 members!
If you haven’t already joined GrizzLink, you will be receiving your next OU Magazine in the mail soon. The magazine contains information to assist you log into the online community for the first time. Just this week, we have added many, new exciting features that are listed in this e-Newsletter article, so be sure to read the entire article. Full Story...

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Membership appreciation breakfast in Wayne County
The OUAA depends on its loyal, dues-paying members to offer quality alumni programs and significant student scholarships. It takes a higher level of dedication and commitment to be an OUAA member, and we want to show our appreciation to those of you who support the membership program. Alumni living and/or working in Wayne County are invited to a special membership appreciation breakfast to recognize and thank members of the Oakland University Alumni Association on Wednesday, August 8 at the Roostertail. Full Story...

Grizzly Getaways offer exceptional value
Details are now available on the 2008 series of Grizzly Getaway travel packages. Discover the elegance and romance of Paris, explore the beaches of Normandy, historic Reims and the magnificent castles of the Loire Valley. Witness Ireland’s spectacular landscapes from two of its most famous cities – Dublin and Belfast. Tour sophisticated Opatija on the Croatian Riviera and Lido di Jesolo, Italy, a beautiful resort on the blue Adriatic coastline. Or take part in a classical journey to the heart of Italy staying in the charming spa town of Chianciano, situated in the colorful Tuscan hills, and Fiuggi, a delightful spa town near Rome. Full Story...

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Campus Happenings
OU, Beaumont Hospitals announce plans for medical school
Officials from Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals announced April 5 that they have entered into a partnership that will create a new medical school on Oakland’s campus. The medical school will be privately funded. Beaumont and Oakland jointly filed a letter of intent with the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to an M.D. degree. Full Story...

OU Annual Fund closes in on goal
Thank you to the thousands of OU alumni and friends who have raised $947,000 for the OU Annual Fund so far this fiscal year! We appreciate those of you who have generously pledged during our annual OU Telefund Campaign, responded to appeals received through the mail, or gone online to make your gift through our secure Web site. Our goal is to raise $1 million in support for OU students by the end of the university’s fiscal year, which is June 30, 2007. Full Story...

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Spring professional education and career transition options
Perhaps you have been considering enhancing the knowledge and skills of your employees to better serve your clients or to upgrade your own career. Now is a great time to preview options and to plan that next phase. Oakland University’s Center for Executive and Continuing Education offers professional certifications, continuing education, and internships and job referrals in financial planning, appraisal, and paralegal careers.  Full Story...

GO get a good deal at local businesses
Oakland University Alumni Association members can get great deals at local businesses by showing their OU GO Discount card. Local merchants provide discounts and special offers to OUAA members, students, faculty and staff. This year, the card is expanding to feature 60 businesses, including restaurants, services and retail stores.  Full Story...

OU summer AP institute to advance teaching talent
The Institute for the Teaching of Advanced Placement will be held at Oakland University from July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2. Co-sponsored by Oakland University and The College Board, each week-long conference offers excellent training for high school teachers, both with experience and new to advanced placement. OU’s program is one of only three AP institutes statewide and helps answer federal mandates to raise the bar of teaching nationwide.  Full Story...

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Around Town

Discount chamber memberships for OU students and alumni
The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 850 businesses members, offers special rates for OU students and alumni. Oakland University is the 2007 lead sponsor for the RRCC. The chamber advances business development in partnership with civic, cultural and educational interests for the benefit of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.  Full Story...

MiLife MiTimes launches new format
The new MiLife MiTimes offers an inside look at life, work and play in Michigan by those in-the-know living here today. Daily articles feature news and trends in culture, eco-friendly living, outdoor recreation, careers and much more. Visit MiLife MiTimes and you can register to receive e-mail updates and contribute your own stories.

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Calendar of Events
June 5
OUAA Event: Lit to Film Book Club Series

June 22
OUAA Golf Challenge

July 1
Children Between Worlds

August 22
OU Night at Comerica Park

September 13
Grizzly Getaway: Germany and the Czech Republic

September 29
World Record CPR Challenge

October 6
Third Annual Alumni and Friends Family Festival

October 16
Grizzly Getaway: South Pacific Wonders

October 20
13th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet
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NEW! OU-Beaumont Medical School

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School of Business Administration

School of Education and Human Services

School of Engineering and Computer Science

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School of Nursing

The Honors College

Cooley Law School at OU

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