Film Screening and Discussion about Being Mortal on March 25 at OU

Screening and Discussion of Being Mortal Film to be held March 25 at Oakland University Oakland University, in partnership with Hospice of Michigan, will host a screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 in the Gold Rooms at the Oakland Center, located at 321 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester. The event is open to the public. “Hospice of Michigan encourages everyone to have important end-of-life … [Read more...]

“Pretty Much Everything” Graphic Design Lecture at Meadow Brook Hall

Graphic Designer Aaron James Draplin to Present Braun Memorial Lecture on the Oakland University Campus in Rochester For the 2017 Jean and Fred Braun Memorial Lecture, the Oakland University community will welcome Aaron James Draplin to campus on Wednesday, March 1. Draplin, a graphic designer and founder of the Draplin Design Co., will present his talk “Pretty Much Everything: Draplin Design Co.” at 5 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall on OU’s campus. The Detroit native will showcase his work, … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast to Feature Reverend Faith Fowler

Reverend Faith Fowler will keynote the 36th annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at Oakland University Athletics Center O'Rena. Reverend Fowler is executive director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit agency which responds to poverty with programs for food, health care, housing and employment. In addition to all her work in social services, she serves as pastor of a church in Detroit. Rev. Fowler will speak about the … [Read more...]

The Grass Roots Performing Live for Meadow Brook Theatre’s Annual Concert & Cuisine Benefit

Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents THE GRASS ROOTS on July 15, 2017 for the Theatre’s annual fundraising event Concert & Cuisine. The event includes a pre-glow reception, strolling dinner and one-night-only concert with the band. All proceeds benefit Meadow Brook Theatre, a nonprofit organization and Michigan’s largest professional theatre. In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands  - (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. … [Read more...]

Tokyo-Born Pianist Kotaro Fukuma to Perform at OU’s Varner Recital Hall

Internationally Acclaimed Pianist Kotaro Fukuma Performs at Oakland University's Varner Recital Hall on February 24  Oakland University welcomes Tokyo-born pianist Kotaro Fukuma to Varner Recital Hall on Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. to perform as a guest artist of the Music program. Hailed as “A fabulous artist... and a prince among peers,” by The Independent (UK), Kotaro Fukuma has received many high awards in international competitions, including the Arthur Rubinstein, Gina Bachauer, … [Read more...]

Young Artists Concert at OU

Oakland University Presents 20th Annual Young Artists Concert At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, four of OU’s most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in the 20th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert. They are the winners of the 2016-2017 Oakland University Concerto Competition. Professor Gregory Cunningham, who is one of the competition’s judges and the conductor of the OSO said, “The concerto competition is always fiercely contested … [Read more...]

Post High School Options Made Possible by Fiat Chrysler

FCA Grant Provides Opportunity for Avondale Academy Students to Explore Post High School Options AH UCAN, an affiliate of the Michigan College Access Network, works to create a college-going culture among Avondale School District students, their families and the entire community with an end goal of increasing post high school education participation and completion rates. The success of the organization’s mission is linked to receiving funding support from community business members and … [Read more...]

Musical “Altar Boyz” Rocks the Stage at Meadow Brook Theatre

The “Altar Boyz”—Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham—are going to save the world…and probably make you swoon in the process. Their combination of heavenly voices and spectacular dance moves pulled this fictitious boy band from small-town obscurity in Ohio to national recognition. This rockin’ musical comedy joins them on the last night of their “Raise the Praise” national tour. Altar Boyz runs Wednesday, February 8 through Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of … [Read more...]

Rumors and Fun Run Amok at Oakland University

At 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, the Theatre Program at Oakland University will open its production of Neil Simon’s comedy Rumors, which is a classic madcap farce, complete with slamming doors. The action is set in in a large home just outside of New York City. As the guests arrive to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of the deputy mayor and his wife, they find he is in bed with a gunshot wound and she is missing, and so is the kitchen staff. The show is a frothy mix of cover-ups, … [Read more...]

Congressional Collection of a Changing America Now Open at Oakland University

Former Congressman Mike Rogers visits OU for Opening of Congressional Collection Leaders from Oakland University and surrounding communities gathered in the Kresge Library’s Nyberg Room on Thursday, January 12 to celebrate the formal opening of the Michael J. Rogers Congressional Collection at OU. Rogers, who served as a state senator before embarking on a 14-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives, was also in attendance as the collection was officially made available to the … [Read more...]