OU Professor, Alumnus Among Diverse Class of 2015 Kresge Artist Fellows

2015 Kresge Artist Fellows (Davison and Chapman back row, first and second from left)
Photo provided by the Kresge Foundation

Oakland University English professor Jeffrey Chapman and alumnus Kahn Santori Davison are among 18 Metro Detroiters to receive a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellowship from the Troy-based Kresge Foundation. The $25,000 awards highlight an array of disciplines in the literary and visual arts. Dr. Chapman, who teaches creative writing courses at OU, was recognized as a literary arts fellow for his fiction and graphic novels. Appearing in publications throughout the country, his stories and comics … [Read more...]

World Cup Watch Party Scores Big

Soccer Clinics were part of the fun at the FIFA Watch Party - photo by Michael Dwyer

FIFA Women's World Cup Watch Party Hosted by the City of Rochester Hills and Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, this is a first for the type of an event. It took place Tuesday evening at the RARA Indoor Soccer Field in Downtown Rochester.     Magic Soccer provided a free soccer clinic and Oakland University's The Grizz was entertaining the kids and getting in a lot of photos. Food, drink and a large ten-foot-projection screen made watching the US Women's Team beat the … [Read more...]

Loved Ones Prepare to Say Goodbye to Jogger Killed on Oakland University Campus

Perry Badia, 54, of Rochester Hills
Photo courtesy of Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

Last week Rochester Hills resident Perry Badia was struck while jogging on Oakland University"s campus and later died from his injuries. Later this week, friends and family will gather to pay their respects and say goodbye. According to officials, Badia"s death has been ruled accidental, but the investigation is still ongoing. Read the full story on The Macomb Daily. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Man Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle on Oakland University Campus

On Thursday, 54-year-old Perry Badia of Rochester Hills was killed after being hit by a car on the campus of Oakland University. According to police, the driver who hit Badia is a student, but it is uncertain if the student will face charges. Police are investigating. Read the full story on My Fox Detroit. … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Calls for Registrants

MSO Schedule 2015

Sign up now to become a part of the 36th Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games! Seniors Go for the Gold Calling all athletes! Registration is now open for the Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) Summer Games. The games will take place Friday, August 7 through Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 23, 2015 at various locations throughout Oakland County. Registration deadline is Friday, July 17. The Michigan Senior Olympics is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing … [Read more...]

Writing Contest Winners Announced at Social Media Conference at OU

Judith Ralston Ellison Reads her Flash Fiction Entry at the Rochester Writers' Spring Social Media Conference for Writers

First Page The Rochester Writers’ Winter Contest Awards were announced Saturday, April 25, at Oakland University. During the Rochester Writers’ spring conference, winners of the contest that attended could read their entry to the more than 50 people at the event. Cash prizes were awarded for first, second, and third places. First Page of a Novel is the most entered category. Contest judge, Kelly Fordon said, “I was intrigued by the convergence here between what seemed to be … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Senior Athletes to Represent at 17 Colleges and Universities

Seated (L-R):  Genevieve McPherson – Hockey/Lacrosse (Stevenson Univ.), Amber Jamison – Basketball (Northwestern), Krystal Karas – Swimming (Florida Southern), Hannah Berich – Swimming (Wayne State), Halle Hyman – Tennis (Hillsdale College), Theresa Riviera – Swimming (Wayne State), Julia Herman – Soccer (Anderson Univ.), Kelly McCasland – Softball (Robert Morris Univ.), Carley Klott – Soccer (Holy Cross College), Ben Walling – Swimming (Grand Valley)

Standing (L-R):  Adam Beck – XC/Track (Eastern Michigan), Kevin Lencioni – Soccer (Washington and Lee), Adam Polosky – Diving (Oakland Univ.), Justin Hyman – Tennis (Hillsdale College), Mark Sokol – Football (Grand Valley), Jordan Wiley – Baseball (Kalamazoo College), Nick Sucevic – Lacrosse (Trine Univ.)

Not Pictured:  Clarence Broadnax – Football (Siena Heights), Vinnie Dimarco – Lacrosse (LaRoche College), Dane Ferndandez – Soccer (Lawrence Tech), Max Buxton (Saginaw Valley) - Diving

On Wednesday, April 15, Rochester Adams highlighted their senior athletes, who collectively represent 14 sports, as they continue their athletic career at the collegiate level at colleges and universities in Michigan and across the U.S. Congratulations to all the athletes on their hard work and dedication, which will take them far on the field and in life. … [Read more...]

“Meals on Wheels” Annual OPC Gala

Sound of Motown to benefit the Meals on Wheels program of the OPC

Older Persons’ Commission hosts annual fundraiser for “Meals on Wheels” featuring The Sound of Motown. At the Royal Park Hotel On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) will host its 13th Annual Signature Event, the fundraiser for its “Meals on Wheels” program. OPC benefactress Kathy White and Oakland University President Dr. George Hynd are the honorary event co-chairs. Held at the Royal Park Hotel the gala will feature two bands; Detroit-based … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Seniors Sign for Athletic Scholarships

Pictured left to right: Maria Zandi, Carly Cerny, Savannah Rembold, Jamieson Midgley, Carly Harvey, Madison Toth. (Not pictured: Jo Platz)

Rochester Community Schools released a statement congratulating outstanding student athletes for signing Letters of Intent with national universities. Savannah Rembold signed with Western Michigan University for soccer. Carly Cerny signed with Cleveland State University for soccer. Maria Zandi signed with Oakland University for soccer. Madison Toth signed with Butler University for soccer. Jamison Midgley signed with Butler University for soccer. Carly Harvey signed with Butler … [Read more...]

Registration Open for 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers can save themselves up to $30 on entry fees by registering now online for the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Online registration at www.TheBrooksieWay.com saves half marathon runners and walkers off the $75 entry fee charged to those who register on the eve of the Sept. 27 race. Entrants for the 10K and 5K will also realize significant savings by registering early. Participants can also register online for the popular Team Challenge–which sold out last year–and … [Read more...]