England Study Abroad Captures History in Motion

A group of Oakland University (OU) students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. “It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the Tudors,” said Randall Engle, course instructor and adjunct professor in OU’s Religious Studies program. “They broke religious ties with Rome, warred … [Read more...]

Oakland University has a New Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Dr. Amy Tully, D.M.A., discovered her passion for the performing arts — a passion she hopes to share with Oakland University students, faculty and staff as the new director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance within the College of Arts and Sciences. “At Oakland University, I feel like I’m among people who care about their students and about the quality of the performing arts,” said Tully, who previously served as associate dean of … [Read more...]

Summer Carillon Series Returns to Oakland University

Concert Series Will Run For Six Fridays, From July 5 through August 9 Oakland University’s popular summer carillon concert series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will return on July 5 and continue for six Fridays. The free concerts will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays next to the Elliott Tower on OU’s campus. The tower features a fully chromatic 49-bell carillon, which was the last carillon to have its bells and keyboard cast by the Petit and Fritsen Royal … [Read more...]

Disability Support Services for Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program at Oakland University

Disability Support Services at Oakland University (OU) to offer Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program This Fall This fall, Oakland University’s Disability Support Services, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, will be offering a special topics course through social work, sociology and psychology, which will provide an overview of disabilities — with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders — as well as peer-mediated instruction. “Once the foundation has been provided … [Read more...]

First Year Advising Center at Oakland University Honored by NACADA

Oakland University (OU) Receives 'Outstanding' Services for their First Year Advising Center Oakland University’s First Year Advising Center has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from NACADA, the global community for academic advising. The award recognizes programs that document innovative and/or exemplary practices resulting in improvement of academic advising service. “Winning this award provides an opportunity to celebrate how … [Read more...]

Students Investigate Genetic Link to Heart Disease

Oakland University (OU) Students Investigate Genetic Link to Heart Disease Alex Johnston was a freshman when he started as a clinical volunteer in the emergency department at a Detroit area hospital. After seeing several patients lose their life to heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, the now senior biology major says he grew curious about the events that lead to heart attacks and how to prevent them. These experiences early in his undergraduate career led to his involvement in heart … [Read more...]

Oakland University Alum Jacob Corll Earns Recognition in Scientific Journal

Research was Supported By $897,722 Grant from National Science Foundation Jacob Corll, Oakland University (OU) alum whose research led to the discovery of a master gene that regulates the expression of other genes involved in the development of corn kernels, was recently recognized as the co-first author of a manuscript published in The Plant Cell, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society of Plant Biologists. “This is my first time really being … [Read more...]

Oakland University Professors Develop ‘Hop-Up-PT’ Physical Therapy Program

Program Focuses on Providing Early Preventative Interventions to At-Risk Senior Citizens Dr. Sara Arena and Dr. Chris Wilson, assistant professors of physical therapy at Oakland University, have created the Home-based Older Person Upstreaming Prevention Physical Therapy (HOP-UP-PT) program, which is designed to provide early preventative interventions to senior citizens at risk of being homebound by facilitating partnerships between community centers and local physical … [Read more...]

Oakland University Names Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Shane Lewis, Named Director of Undergraduate Admissions, at Oakland University Lewis brings more than 10 years of diverse admissions experience in roles of continually increasing responsibility to the position. Most recently, he served as interim director of Undergraduate Admissions for Oakland University (OU). Other roles since joining OU in 2011 have included stints as associate director of Undergraduate Admissions, communications coordinator and admissions adviser. Lewis also spent … [Read more...]

Quicken Loans Executive Joins Oakland University Alumni Association Board

The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) Board of Directors recently voted to elect Trina Govan Scott to the alumni advisory board for a three-year term. Scott, who serves as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Quicken Loans, is a proud alumna of Oakland’s School of Business Administration, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. She also competed on the women’s basketball team. “We are thrilled to welcome Trina to the OUAA’s Board of Directors,” said Erin … [Read more...]