Matt Guarashio in a blue suit and yellow tie.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Matt Guarashio, ACC ’19, understood the value of a dollar before setting foot in an accounting classroom. As a first-generation college student, he knew he would be paying for college himself. That is why Guarashio carefully evaluated every university that accepted him.


Student Veterans
Tuesday, May 26, 2020


For the fourth consecutive year, Oakland University received a gold ranking, the highest possible rating for veteran-friendliness from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The organization recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to student veterans and dependents using their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.



Tuesday, May 26, 2020


OU alumnus Shawn Ryan’s parents were both educators, influencing his decision to choose education for his profession.


OUWB's Clinical Skills Center
Friday, May 22, 2020


One of the aspects of OUWB that truly sets it apart is the Clinical Skills Training & Simulation Center — the school’s primary site for learners to practice and perfect patient skills in a realistic, state-of-the-art facility. But what’s to be done when being hands-on isn’t a possibility?

Plenty, says Maurice Kavanagh Ed.D., director of Clinical Skills Training and Simulation Center.



Female student using a laptop while sitting at a desk.
Friday, May 22, 2020


On May 22, 2020, Oakland University released the application process for additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) emergency grants for students. 



Friday, May 22, 2020


Ora Hirsch PescovitzOakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz has announced plans for the university to freeze tuition costs for Fall 2020. At the same time, the university is implementing additional health and safety measures to re-open safely and welcome students back this fall to the third safest campus in the country.


Ciara Bazinski
Friday, May 22, 2020


Oakland University’s Ciara Bazinski was one of six students selected to receive a 2020 Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Michigan Safety Conference, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of workplace safety and health practices in the State of Michigan.


David Daniels
Thursday, May 21, 2020


The Oakland University community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus David Daniels, who passed away on Friday, April 24 at age 86. Daniels taught music for 28 years at OU — including three years as chair of the former Department of Music and three years as chair of the then newly-formed Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.


Amy Tully
Thursday, May 21, 2020


Our last newsletter was published on March 3, 2020, and since then events related to COVID-19 completely interrupted our lives here on the OU campus. Michigan issued a “stay at home” order, which moved our classrooms online and our theatres dark. Our creativity, however, could not be stopped. SMTD faculty continued to teach, albeit across a new virtual medium, and our students rose to the challenge while expanding the limits of their artistry. Perhaps you have seen our virtual online choral performances, virtual Cabaret series, and our site-specific choreography classes on social media, all revealing our innovative solutions to a shelter in place.


OU seniors in NYC
Thursday, May 21, 2020


In early March, SMTD musical theatre seniors traveled to New York City to perform for casting directors, agents and managers, and to participate in masterclasses and seminars with the industry’s leading artists. The acting seniors traveled to Chicago and performed for local agents and casting directors at Stage 773. They also participated in a number of workshops at The Acting Studio, including classes that focus on improvisation, voice over and on-camera work, auditions, and a concentrated introduction to the theatre, film, and television industry in Chicago. The OU students  were one of the last groups of college students to do a showcase prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Capt. Joseph Adamson being pinned.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020


A member of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Class of 2020 has been promoted to rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force.



OUWB medical student Josh Volin
Wednesday, May 20, 2020


A rising third-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has helped set up an operation in Colorado that offers COVID-19 infection and antibody testing.



Chandler Mancuso
Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Without the usual bustle of students, faculty and staff, Oakland University’s campus may seem unusually quiet these days. But for birding enthusiasts like Chandler Mancuso, the campus’s 1,400-plus acres are alive with the sights and sounds of nature. 


Session during OUWB's 2018 Medical Education Week
Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Medical Education Week highlights innovative research and advancements in medical education at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Woman in a business suit sitting in a dark room with a screen of data behind her.
Monday, May 18, 2020


An emerging interest in the intricacies of data combined with a desire to expand her skill set propelled Michelle (Micki) Rhen to Oakland’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.



Monday, May 18, 2020


The Oakland University Office for Student Involvement (OSI) recognizes student leaders, service projects, scholarship and other programming that stands out above the crowd each year.   


Young woman seated in a cafe with a cup of coffee and an open laptop.
Friday, May 15, 2020


Balancing school, work and life is a complex assignment for college students. At the graduate level, managing professional career and family commitments can mean the difference between completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or not. With Oakland University’s new 100 percent online MBA program, graduate business students can now earn an MBA without setting foot on campus, completing classes on their time and their schedule.


Images of kids singing on webcams, surrounding an image of Comerica Park in Detroit.
Friday, May 15, 2020


The choir of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences is sidelined from their usual heavy schedule of performances by the Coronavirus. The nationally recognized choir is accustomed to performing for live audiences and making celebrated videos, usually about the city they love, Detroit.


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Meadow Brook Theatre:
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Acting Managing Director
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Music, Theatre and Dance Department:
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Publicist
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Oakland University Art Gallery:
Dick Goody
OUAG Director
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goody@oakland.edu