OU Professors Share $5 Million to Promote STEM Education

Oakland University to Promote STEM-related Education, Careers with $5 million NSF Grant Oakland University is among seven institutions selected by the National Science Foundation to receive $5 million in grant funds over the next five years as part of a collaborative research project designed to encourage low-income students to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields. “The idea is that a lot of people who have financial hardships … [Read more...]

Chief Information Security Officer Receives Top IT Award

Oakland County’s CISO Captures Top IT Award Oakland County’s Chief Information Security Officer Chris Burrows is Michigan’s IT Professional of the Year, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. That’s according to Michigan Government Management Information Sciences (MI-GMIS) who bestowed the award on Burrows. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who advance and support the use of technology within government to improve efficiency and customer service. "Oakland County … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Oakland University Delivers Adventure and Amusement with ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’

Outside, the leaves are changing and there’s a hint of winter whispering in the winds. But inside the Varner Studio Theatre on Sunday, the air was charged with passion and heroism as the Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance Department presented their first production of the 2016-2017 season, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Set against the backdrop of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, the play is based on the 1905 novel written by Baroness Emma Orczy. It features music by … [Read more...]

Oakland University Theatre Program brings The Scarlet Pimpernel to the Stage

The theatre program at Oakland University has opened its performance season with the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, a powerful and passionate story of love and heroism, with music by Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Nan Knighton, all based on the novel by Baroness Orczy. The Scarlet Pimpernel is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Hero Sir Percy Blakeney and his league of English aristocrats have created a secret society, which is engaged in … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference

A Full Day of Presentations by Michigan Speakers, Authors, and Educators. All Sessions, Refreshments, and Lunch Included. www.RochesterWriters.com   … [Read more...]

Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Meadow Brook Theatre

In “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” a supernatural hound appears to be out to kill the only heir left in the Baskerville line. Sherlock Holmes is determined to keep him alive and unharmed. In this comedic reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskerville,” there are bound to be plenty of laughs right along with the twists and turns…and even a few chills. “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig, makes its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre on … [Read more...]

OU Achieves Gold Status Among “Veteran-Friendly” Schools in Michigan

Oakland University is among select colleges and universities in Michigan being recognized for the exceptional support services it provides to student veterans. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) recently released its 2016-2017 list of Veteran-Friendly Schools, which recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. “These rankings make it simple for veterans and their … [Read more...]

Half Marathon will Close Roads to Showcase Rochester Hills to Runners

The Ninth Running of The Brooksie Way On September 25, runners and walkers with lace up their shoes and head to Rochester Hills for the 9th Annual HAP Brooksie Way. The HAP Brooksie Way, now in its ninth year has become one of the most popular regional fall half marathons. The course begins and ends at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Meadow Brook Music Festival) on the campus of Oakland University and highlights some the great beauty of Rochester Hills including the … [Read more...]

OU Alum to Lead International Municipal Association

Former Rochester Hills City Administrator to Lead International Municipal Association Oakland University graduate Marc A. Ott was recently named executive director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Ott, who earned a bachelor’s in management and master’s in public administration from Oakland, is the city manager of Austin, Texas and has built a distinguished career in local government management. "I am excited about the opportunity to serve and lead … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: OU President calls to Support the Regional Master Transit Plan

Op-Ed: Oakland University's President calls to Support the Regional Master Transit Plan By George W. Hynd, President, Oakland University At Oakland University, we take pride in the fact that our more than 20,000 students have access to many unique and diverse life experiences. Whether close to campus or throughout the Southeast Michigan region, undergraduate and graduate students alike can engage in countless employment, cultural and entertainment activities. Unfortunately, taking … [Read more...]