Youth Suicide Prevention 4th Annual Community Forum

4th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum

Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its 4th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum. The event is Friday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Banquet Rooms 304 – 305. All individuals interested in discussing youth suicide prevention and care coordination are invited to attend. Visit www.oakgov.com/health to RSVP. "Our youth are our future," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "By working … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Pinocchio at OU

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Once again this year the theatre program at Oakland University is finishing up its performance season with a production for families. Audiences of all ages are invited to attend one of four performances of the musical The Adventures of Pinocchio. The familiar story of a wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy is based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale. This fast-paced version has music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and a book by Brian Hill. Even the youngest children will be enthralled by this … [Read more...]

Golden Musical Forever Plaid closes MBT’s 50th Season

Maclain Dassatti, Lucas Wells, Garett Michael Harris, and Ben Garrett - Photo by Sean Carter

Popular musical runs at Meadow Brook Theatre May 25 through June 19 Four guys who loved to sing – Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie – were on their way up as a musical group. They’d practiced in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company until they had all their moves and harmonies perfect. When they finally booked a gig, they knew they were going to be just like their idols The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Their future was bright. Then a bus … [Read more...]

Small Business Week Knocks it out of the Park

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce ‘Knocks it out of the Park’ for Small Business Week The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) announces an opportunity for area businesses, individuals and nonprofits to celebrate Small Business Week by joining the Chamber during an annual Membership Drive, May 2-6. “Knock it out of the Park” will be a one-week event with the goal of welcoming 100 new members. “Chamber membership is an essential way to grow a business, gain … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Students have Opportunity to Ask Pointed Questions

Avondale High School students explore a career in the medical field during the school’s College and Career Fair

Participants in College and Career Fair Share Real-life Experiences Avondale High School students had the opportunity to explore various post-graduation career and education paths during the school’s annual College and Career Fair. More than 50 representatives from industries including manufacturing, health and medicine, automotive, human services, marketing, computer technology, real estate, finance, teaching and more met with students as they made their way through the maze of presenters. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills State of the City 2016 with VIDEO

The 2016 Rochester Hills State of the City Address had an Hollywood Oscar Theme to the evening - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ten Years of Addresses The 2016 Rochester Hills State of the City address was held Tuesday evening with a Hollywood Oscar Theme – red carpet entrance, awards, changing wardrobes – hosted by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. This was Barnett’s 10th address as mayor. Held as Stoney Creek High School, the event nearly filled their large auditorium and provided a wonderful stage to tell the audience about the successes of the city from the past year. “The City of Rochester Hills has … [Read more...]

Canadian Goddess of Cabaret Sharron Matthews coming to OU March 20

Sharron Matthews

Sharron Matthews, the “Canadian Goddess of Cabaret,” has taken her hit comedic, tour-de-force concerts across Canada and around the world, to New York City, London, Scotland, South Africa and home again. She has earned rave reviews and delighted audiences wherever she has performed. She is bringing her show, “Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold” to Oakland University, with a performance in Varner Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. For “Gold,” Sharron has picked songs, … [Read more...]

Jenoptik Automotive to Bring 250 jobs to Rochester Hills averaging $90,000 salaries

Automotive Industrial Metrology - photo courtesy of JENOPTIK AG

German Company to Invest in Rochester Hills Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett announced Thursday at a press conference the sale of 15 acres of city owned property to German manufacturer, Jenoptik Automotive. The sale was approved by city council on February 22. Jenoptik Automotive, a manufacturer and system provider for high precision, contact, and non-contact production metrology and laser cutting has been operating in Rochester Hills since 2007. Executives at Jenoptik have submitted … [Read more...]

The Role of Women in Video Games

The Role of Women in Video Games

Oakland University's Women and Gender Studies Film Festival is Saturday, March 12 For its 32nd annual film festival, Oakland University’s Women and Gender Studies program will spotlight a documentary examining the role of women in the video game world. This year’s festival is titled “Game Not Over: Gender and Digital Culture” and features a screening of the film, GTFO: The Movie. The festival will take place from noon – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, in room 1050 of the Human … [Read more...]

OU Engineering Students Work with Independence Twp. on Lean Project

Project Collaborators Include Vicki O’Bezil, Theresa Gordon, Kim Larson, Ken Elwert, Juliana Guevara, Brendon Wilson, Anthony Cooper, Jerome Oswald

Oakland University ISE Graduate Students Work on Lean Project with Independence Township Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles and Applications course and helped identify a potential savings of $14,000 per year for taxpayers.  “Most people think of lean … [Read more...]