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Carville and Matalin on campus
Two of Washington’s best-known voices, James Carville and Mary Matalin, spoke at OU on the American political scene Sept. 29. With their long-standing rivalry, this husband and wife team brought humor and decades of high-level experience to the stage with their lecture, "All’s Fair in Love, War and Politics."
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Alumni Awards Banquet celebrates excellence
With so many alumni accomplishing so much, it is difficult to choose just a few to represent the diverse talents of Oakland University’s graduates. The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) will recognize six individuals who have exemplified excellence at this year’s Alumni Awards Banquet Nov. 6.
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Travel in style with OUAA
Pack your bags and join the OUAA for a wealth of fabulous travel options next year. From April 8-16, the OUAA will travel to Vienna, Austria, one of the world’s most luxurious cities. June 9-21, the OUAA will travel to China, and Oct. 1-9 the OUAA will go to Tuscany, Italy.
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New faces for OUAA board
Three new members joined the Oakland University Alumni Association Board of Directors recently. The OUAA Board is a 24-member advisory board that guides the Alumni Association and provides counsel and advice to the Alumni Relations Office, president of Oakland University, University Relations Division and OU Board of Trustees.
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A new look for updates
Get your OUAA news in style with our redesigned e-news update. The popular e-mail newsletter got a new look this fall with more color, more splash and the same great news.
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A dream of adventure fulfilled
Leo Bowman, CAS ’76, and OUAA Board of Directors chairman took a lifelong dream and turned it into reality this past July by running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. He joined thousands of other daredevils from around the world as they ran through the centuries-old streets of Pamplona, keeping steps ahead of the charging animals.
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An 'arty' opening night
Immerse yourself in "Art" at Meadow Brook Theatre. The popular stage play runs Oct. 16 through Nov. 7. See the thought-provoking Broadway hit by Yasmina Reza and find out what happens between three friends when one buys a provocative piece of art. The Tony Award-winning play is staged by the Meadow Brook Theatre Ensemble, now celebrating its second season.
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Trip of a lifetime
Sixteen Oakland University alumni and friends took a rare journey into the heart of China and the mystical country of Tibet this summer. Led by OU Professor of Anthropology Richard Stamps, the group spent 17 days touring China’s cities and countryside, taking in historic sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Ming Tombs and the exciting metropolis of Shanghai.
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Calling all Macomb County graduates
Celebrate with your friends and former classmates and hear all the latest news from the Oakland University campus at a special reunion for OU’s Macomb County graduates on Saturday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Gazebo in Warren.
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Students show Grizzly pride and save
Future Oakland University graduates can enjoy great perks now, thanks to members of the Future Alumni Network (FANs). This student-run group joined with local merchants to create a FANs discount card that provides significant savings for current students at some of the area’s leading businesses.
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Shopping for a good cause
It was the best of both worlds as alumni and community supporters were able to shop and raise money for Oakland University, thanks to a special partnership with Parisian department stores.
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