Manhattan Project Musical ATOMIC rocks Meadow Brook Theatre

ATOMIC at Meadow Brook Theatre

Musical “ATOMIC” rocks Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th season with the story of the Manhattan Project During World War II, the United States was in a race with Germany to build the ultimate weapon. Both sides were sure the one to create a functional atomic bomb would be the one to win. We know now they were right, but what did it cost the people doing the creating? People like Leo Szilard, the mastermind behind atomic power. Leo finds out just what he can do when someone believes in him, … [Read more...]

Drones at Oakland University go International

Oakland University Team sends the Loon Copter to Drones for Good Competition

OU Engineering Team competing for $1M prize in International Drones for Good Competition A team of Engineering students at Oakland University has created the world’s first multi-rotor drone prototype  and they're headed to Dubai for an international competition and a chance at a $1 million prize. The Oakland team is one of 10 international semifinalists in the 2016 United Arab Emirates Drones for Good competition. The prestigious competition, which is set to be held from Feb. 4-6, received … [Read more...]

Community Outlook Breakfast at OU

Rochester Regional Chamber 2015 Outlook Breakfast with Carla Gribbs, Bryan Barnett, Terry Gonser, Jeffrey Cuthbertson, Robert Shaner

Rochester Regional Chamber Hosts Local Leaders for Community Update at Annual Event The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting local leaders at the annual Community Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 25 on the campus of Oakland University. The Community Outlook Breakfast is an opportunity for Chamber members and local residents to gain insight into what lays ahead for the greater Rochester region in 2016. Anticipated panelists are City of … [Read more...]

Oakland University hires Bonnie Bochniak

Bonnie Bochniak State Relations Director for Oakland University

Bonnie Bochniak named OU's new State Relations Director Following a statewide search, Bonnie Bochniak has been hired as Oakland University's State Relations Director, according to Rochelle Black, vice president of the Office of Government and Community Relations. Bochniak starts at OU on January 25. Bochniak, of Okemos, joins Oakland after more than 10 years as vice president of Government Relations for the Michigan Business and Professional Association/Michigan Food and Beverage … [Read more...]

Teddy Bear Hide-and-Seek at Meadow Brook Hall

The Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall - photo by Michael Dwyer

Meadow Brook’s 44th Annual Holiday Walk Tour the elegant rooms of the grand manor decorated for the holidays featuring special exhibits celebrating the era of etiquette and the art of gracious living. After the tour, follow the path to Knole Cottage for a storybook adventure, then enjoy treasure and treats at Danny’s Cabin. Kids can also play teddy bear hide-and-seek while touring the mansion. Several teddy bears have escaped in the various rooms and hiding places - can you find … [Read more...]

Another Successful Writers’ Conference at OU

The Publishing Panel was popular with Author Lisa Howard, Editor Cindy Kitchel, and Agent Alice Speilburg - photo by Michael Dwyer

Eighth Annual Conference Rochester Writers hosted its eighth annual event at Oakland University on Saturday. Nearly ninety people were in attendance taking up several rooms in the Oakland Center on campus. The all-day event began in 2008 as a way to bring authors and writers together for networking and professional development. The Presentations As usual, the conference had several workshops, lectures, and discussions going on simultaneously for attendees to select presentations that best … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Ravi Respects and Supports Public Safety

It was the greatest honor of my career to act as Interim Dean for the Oakland Community College CREST Center for first responders. CREST, Combined Regional Emergency Services Training, continues to expand their academic programs as well as advanced and custom professional development. CREST is a premiere training site for first responders locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, during my tenure as Executive Director of the Center for Executive Education and Oakland University, … [Read more...]

Oakland Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 2015-2016 Season Oct. 4

Orchestra Hall performance of Morten Lauridsen's compositions by OU Symphony Orchestra

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will open its 2015-2016 season with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 in Varner Recital Hall. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, the orchestra provides an opportunity for some of the music program’s finest student musicians to play alongside faculty members and other professional musicians. The OSO offers excellent performances of the finest symphonic repertoire. At the October concert, … [Read more...]

Oakland University Presents Chamber Opera ‘Pat and Emilia’ Sept. 25

Pat Emilia

Join the music program at Oakland University on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. as they host a performance of the inventive and provocative mixed-media chamber opera “Pat and Emilia,” which is based on the lives of two Windsor, Ontario artists – portrait photographer Pat Sturn (1910-2011) and opera singer Emilia Cundari (1930-2005). Creative director Tara Sievers-Hunt, who is assistant professor of music at Marygrove College and a doctoral candidate at OU said, “Like the complex layers of … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 8th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers aiming to take part in the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday, Sept. 27, morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Health Fitness … [Read more...]