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Alumni awards honor people who make a difference
Unlike the ubiquitous Hollywood awards celebrations, the Ninth Annual Alumni Awards banquet won't feature cheesy skits or controversial musical performances. There will, however, be celebrities – Oakland celebrities.
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Charter Class Reunion to celebrate Oakland's history
At the 40th Charter Class Reunion, set to take place on campus Oct. 3-5, the university will honor and celebrate the history of charter class members and alumni. The highlight of the weekend will be a dinner and dance at Meadow Brook Hall.
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Mentoring program gets high-tech upgrade
After three years, Bob Thomas realized that OU's Career Coalition could be even better. The revised program, Connecting Alumni and Students Together (CAST), will use technology to link students with alumni mentors.
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Swing into fall with annual golf outing
At last year's President's Club golf outing, even a rainstorm was not enough to dampen spirits. This year's event, scheduled for Sept. 15 at R & S Sharf Golf Course, is open to all President's Club and OUAA members and their guests.
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Cosi Family Day satisfies appetites for food and fun
On Jan. 25, more than 100 alumni association members, President's Club members and their families flocked to Oakland's Recreation Center for a pre-game basketball reception, sponsored by Cosi restaurant of Rochester Hills.
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Grizzly Getaways offer cultural opportunities
The next Grizzly Getaway trip to Ireland runs from Sept. 19-27 and includes County Galway's beautiful landscapes, rocky shorelines and unspoiled bogs and County Waterford's ancient cultures of Gaelic and Viking built into today's home and world-famous crystal.
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Volunteer for Art and Apples Festival
The 38th annual Art and Apples Festival is a juried fair of fine art and fine craft, featuring 300 top-quality, national exhibitors and an estimated attendance of 100,000. The Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to join in the fun by working in the kettle can booth or OU marketing tent on Sept. 5, 6 and 7.
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Soccer stadium scores big with OUAA gift
Oakland's Alumni Association recently earmarked $30,000 to support a state-of-the-art scoreboard for the proposed new soccer stadium. The scoreboard is the next step in the Grizzly goal of completing a new stadium, which will benefit Oakland's soccer teams.
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Take advantage of OUAA Legacy Scholarship
If your high school senior or grandchild expects to follow in your OU footsteps, you can take advantage of this scholarship opportunity.
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Black Alumni Chapter begins anew
Like a fine wine, sometimes organizations get better with age and storage. Anthony Thornton CAS '76 knows this lesson. As a new alumnus, he helped launch the Black Alumni Chapter in 1976.
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