Oakland Township’s ‘Keynote Sisters’ to Perform the Michigan State Fair

CD Release at 20 Front Street August 23 The Keynote Sisters present a fresh-faced look at a range of musical genres, from Americana, country and pop, to oldies and classics. Sisters Phoebe and Jaclyn Holmes have been honing their craft since grade school, with Phoebe picking up the guitar at age six, and Jaclyn taking up piano at seven (and having recently added a Cajon to the mix). Phoebe is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with plans to become a physician assistant, and recent … [Read more...]

History Comes Alive at Oakland University

Explore the Past of Oakland University (OU) with the Free Lecture Series 'History Comes Alive' Now in its 15th year, Oakland University’s popular History Comes Alive lecture series will return on Tuesday, September 18, with a special presentation on “How Meadow Brook Farms Became Oakland University” by Dominique Daniel, an associate professor with OU’s Kresge Library, in Gold Rooms A and B at the Oakland Center. “As the first public university in Michigan started with private money, … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Sends Four Students to 4-H Science Camp

Michigan 4-H Camp Scholarships Members of the Rochester Garden Club are happy to support students who are eager to get outside and learn about the environment. This year the club sponsored four eighth grade students from the Pontiac International Technology Academy, Britlynn Veliz, Nicole Bermudez-Alvarado, Kayla Rodriguez, and Sandra Castro, who enjoyed a week of environmental science activities at the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp. Nestled between the shores of Lake Huron … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers Presents ‘The Concise Writer’ on April 21 at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference “The Concise Writer” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on Saturday, April 21, at Oakland University. Keeping writing concise and getting to the point is the focus this time. Short stories, poems, and memoirs, as well as powerful first paragraphs, winning contests, and effective marketing will be featured at this event for writers of all levels and ages. Lev Raphael, presenter and Keynote Speaker, will be focusing … [Read more...]

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Forms at Oakland University

Oakland University Unveils School of Music, Theatre and Dance  The Oakland University (OU) Board of Trustees voted at its August formal meeting to approve the creation of a School of Music, Theatre and Dance. This move follows a consistent expansion and transformation of programs offered by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance over the past 32 years. “We developed the School of Music, Theatre and Dance to be housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and led by Distinguished … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Students have Opportunity to Ask Pointed Questions

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...]

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 Health … [Read more...]

Come to the RAHS December Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced its next lunchtime program will be Tuesday, December 2 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature Dr. Richard Stamps who will discuss the beginnings and early days of Oakland University, where he was an associate professor of anthropology from 1974 to 2012 when he retired after 37 years of teaching. Born in Oakland, CA, Stamps grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He served … [Read more...]

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center offers College Day for aspiring artists

High school students interested in studying art and design for a career might be wondering if they are ready to apply to art schools. At the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's College Day, on Saturday, March 15, teens are welcome to bring their portfolio for review and meet with faculty and admissions staff from (mostly) Michigan schools. This event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and no reservation is required. BBAC College Day Participating Schools: College for Creative … [Read more...]

Spider, snake venom to be used as painkillers in the future?

Last week, a Popular Science Magazine writer  shed light on current research that is sure to pique anyone’s interest—A look at how venom, from spiders and snakes to millipedes, scorpions and more, might be used as painkillers in the future. Many scientists globally are looking to the non-addictive qualities of venom as a new alternative to quell chronic pain in patients. And what better way than to tap into a resource with more than 40,000 different species? The writer goes on to … [Read more...]