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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during April 2011.
Partnerships

Medical School
Journal Register News reported on the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, highlighting the economic and cultural impact the school is expected to have on the region.

OU INC
The Detroit News reported that the Macomb-OU Incubator helped Ann Arbor Plastics Technologies obtain a $250,000 investment from the state. 
  

Community Engagement

 
Basketball Attendance
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University basketball posted its 11th highest attendance increase this season. An average of more than 4,000 fans turned out at home games during the 2010-2011 year.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Robert Folberg
Dr. Robert Folberg, founding dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, was quoted in Journal Register News article regarding the economic and cultural impact the school is expected to have on the region.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball head coach Greg Kampe was featured in various stories published in the Detroit News, Oakland Press and MLive.com. This season, Kampe led the Golden Grizzlies to their second consecutive NCAA tournament berth.

Paul Rice
OU track and field coach Paul Rice was quoted in the Oakland Press following his team's strong performance in a dual meet against the University of Detroit Mercy.

Brian Costello
OU golf coach Brian Costello was quoted in the Oakland Press after one of his players, Michael Coriasso, was named Summit League Male Golfer of the Week.

LaDonia Hughes
OU women's softball coach Donna Hughes was quoted in the Oakland Press after her team earned a split in a doubleheader against Southern Utah.

John Freeman
OU writing instructor John Freeman was quoted in the Oakland Press after one of his students, Dan Bilan, launched a business venture in Auburn Hills.

MBT Staff
Travis W. Walter, MBT artistic director; Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director; and Terry W. Carpenter, MBT stage manager and associate managing director were quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild's 30th annual Luncheon on the Aisle fundraiser. 
 

Campus Events

Student Leadership Conference
The Detroit News and Oakland Press reported on the Student Leadership Conference organized by the Learning Achievement Coalition at Oakland University. The event focused on helping young adults cultivate a social climate of dignity and respect.

Take Back the Night
The Oakland Press reported on Take Back the Night, an event held at Oakland University in support of an international effort to aid victims of physical and emotional abuse.

Oral History Workshop
The Oakland Press reported on the Rochester Oral History Archive workshop to help kids create digital recordings of family memories. The project is jointly led by Oakland University's Department of Writing and Rhetoric and the Meadow Brook Writing Project.

Pinball Expo
The Oakland Press reported on the 2011 Michigan Pinball Expo held at Oakland University, an event that drew some of the top-ranked pinball players in the world.

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Luncheon
The Oakland Press reported on the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild's plans to host its 30th annual Luncheon on the Aisle fundraiser. Event proceeds will support the award-winning productions and educational outreach efforts of Meadow Brook Theatre.

MBT Production
The Oakland Press reported on the North American premiere of Marc Camoletti's "Ding Dong" at Meadow Brook Theatre.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Bryan Barnett
Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, an OU alumnus, was featured in an Oakland Press article highlighting the role that youth athletics played in shaping his life and career.

Alex Kozlowski
OU student Alex Kozlowski was featured in a Detroit Free Press article highlighting his efforts to promote a clean environment and contribute to local charities. Kozlowski is involved in numerous green initiatives and helped implement a recycling program that has raised money to combat hunger and substance abuse.

Dan Bilan
OU student Dan Bilan was featured in the Oakland Press following the launch of his new store, Skate Hungry, in Auburn Hills.

Scott Woodward
OU student Scott Woodward was featured in the Oakland Press for competing in the 2011 Michigan Pinball Expo held on the university's campus.

Men's Golf
Jakob Ziegler, Phil Gieseker and Michael Coriasso were featured in the Oakland Press after being named All-Summit League performers. Coriasso also earned Summit League Male Golfer of the Week honors.

Women's Golf
OU golfers Elizabeth Ecker and Mara Kovac were featured in the Detroit Free Press after guiding their team to victory at the Detroit Titans Invitational. Ecker also became the first female golfer in school history to earn All-Summit League honors three years in a row.

Women's Softball
Softball players Erika Polidori, Kelsey Krych, Marisa Everitt and Alison Tansel were featured in the Oakland Press for strong performances on the diamond this season.

Track and Field
Lia Jones, Kelsey Carmean, Hannah Scherer, Serena Suncartier, Katelynne Hartman, Spencer Britt, Kara Lotan, Shannon Getchen, Autumn Cleverly, Megan Enzor and Breanna Peabody were featured in the Oakland Press following their strong performance in a dual meet against the University of Detroit Mercy. 
  

Boosting Enrollment

Satellite Campus
The Macomb Patch and St. Clair Shores Patch reported on the planned opening of the Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens. The facility is Oakland University's third educational site in Macomb County. 
  

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