Nutty Performers Present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Meadow Brook Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the stage musical adaptation of the full-length animated classic movie will come alive on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage on August 3, 4, and 5. Peanut Gallery Players, a 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s theatre training program, invites the public to “Be Our Guest” and watch what over 76 actors, singers, and dancers ages 6-18 from Oakland and Macomb Counties have been rehearsing for since June. The 76 member cast features Sara Ross Avery (Rochester) as … [Read more...]

New Business Honors Program at Oakland University

School of Business Administration at Oakland University (OU) to Welcome First Honors Class  Oakland University’s School of Business Administration will welcome its first Honors class in the fall of 2018, but high school seniors interested in being admitted to the program are encouraged to apply starting in July 2017 as enrollment in the program is limited to 35 students per year. “Oakland’s new Business Honors Program offers high-achieving high school students the chance to create an … [Read more...]

Solar Eclipse Watch Party at the Rochester Hills Public Library in August

Library's are More Than Just Books with Events Like the Solar Eclipse Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is leading a growing trend among libraries to offer adventure kits, mobile hot spots, and other non-traditional library materials along with standard book circulation.  “The Rochester Hills Public Library strives to be an educational town square by offering materials and activities that enrich the lives of our community members while keeping them engaged and entertained,” says … [Read more...]

Grant to Benefit Minority STEM Students at Oakland University

Oakland University (OU) Professor Secures Third National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Work with Minorities in STEM Fields For the third time in less than a year, Oakland University Psychology Professor Martha Escobar has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation in support of her collaborative efforts with Tuskegee University in Alabama to increase participation by minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. “Dr. … [Read more...]

Deadly Amphibian Disease Being Researched at Oakland University

OU Ecologist’s NSF Grant Supports Research into Deadly Amphibian Disease Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University (OU), has been awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on the effects of temperature variation on chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease that has been linked to mass amphibian die-offs and extinctions throughout the world. “There has been a major decline in … [Read more...]

Local University Students Pursue Dreams of Law School

OU/Wayne Law Partnership Helps Students Pursue Dreams of Law School  Oakland University (OU) students Alanna Jonna and Megan Denha will have a chance to pursue their lifelong dream of attending law school this fall, thanks to a partnership between Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School that allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years. “I am beyond excited to begin in the fall and I’m especially happy to have my friend Megan with … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: IGNITE Media Group New Location

IGNITE Media Group hosted a ribbon cutting on June 8 to welcome community leaders, family, and friends to their new location in Rochester Hills. They are a full-service marking agency that produces all their work in-house, which includes web and print design, video production, and more. Founded in 2013, IGNITE is ran by three Oakland University graduates, two of whom attended Rochester high schools. Patrick Shannon - Designer Nickolas Monteleone - Developer Chris Crouin - Digital, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Graduate Receives Scholarship to Attend Oakland University

Huntington Ford Scholarship Jumpstarts Avondale Graduate’s Nursing Career Aspirations  For the sixth year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student who has demonstrated financial need, outstanding academic performance and devotion to extracurricular activities. This year’s recipient is Bridgette Morris, a 2017 graduate of Avondale High School. She intends to study nursing at Oakland University, and plans … [Read more...]

An Alternative to Alternative High Schools

Avondale School District is working to change the perception that alternative high schools are for students with behavior issues or low academic performance. To that end, the district has restructured its alternative program as a school conducive to different learners as well as a school that is a useful stepping stone to a productive future. “We’re aware of the preconceived notions about alternative high schools,” explained Avondale Superintendent Dr. James Schwarz “we want to change those … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Resident Named Nightingale Nursing Award Winner

Oakland University to Recognize Prestigious Nurses offering Exceptional Care at the 29th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence Samuel A. Turner of Rochester Hills was highlighted at last night's 29th annual Nightingale Nursing awards dinner. He is a nurse at Harper/Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit. He earned the award in the category of  "Staff Nurse Practice" This award is presented to a professional nurse who demonstrates excellence in direct patient care delivered in a … [Read more...]