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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Irene Spanos, longtime Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs for Oakland County, is joining Oakland University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She begins her new role on December 10.  “We are thrilled to have Irene join the OU family in this critical leadership role,” Vice President University Advancement Michael Westfall said in announcing the hiring. “A ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Two Oakland University graduate students, Roshan Timilsina and Tyler Parsons, received superior presentation awards at the 2018 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, which took place October 25-28 in San Francisco, California.  Roshan Timilsina standing with his poster presentation at the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference. Timilsina, a Ph.D. student in Medical Physics, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, November 09, 2018
Rochester Hills, MI- Tatiana Botta’s company, formerly known as Abroad Coaching, partners with Southwestern Consulting, a sales and leadership coaching company, for their clients’ needs. According to Botta, in regard to her partnership with Southwestern Consulting, “My services as a mentor and coach gain more support, with new technologies’ and an experienced team that is focused only on sales ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, November 09, 2018
Are you going to shop small on Small Business Saturday? Shop at one of our Chamber members and you will be entered to win a gift basket from us with Fieldstone Winery & Hard Cider wine and other goodies! All you need to do is shop or dine at one of our members and text ShopTextWin to 41411 to receive a link, upload a picture of your receipt and enter to win the contest. You will be entered to win ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Rochester, MI The smiling children’s faces watching the 2018 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade will have a special meaning for the Parade’s Grand Marshalls.  The 2018 Grand Marshalls, Dr. Bradley and Mrs. Barbara Barnes have spent their lives working to improve the health and well-being of the Greater Rochester Area’s children. In 1966, Dr. Barnes, graduate of Wayne State University School of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Lysistrata Remix — a comedic battle of the sexes — from Nov. 15 through Dec. 2 in Varner Studio Theatre. The production puts a new shell on the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Originally performed in Athens in 411 BCE, Lysistrata tells the story of a woman who makes a vow to withhold sex from her husband, and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Chamber
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
ROCHESTER, Mich., November 7, 2018 Meadow Brook Hall’s 47th annual Holiday Walk runs November 23 through December 23, 2018.  The Hall will be decked in holiday splendor with over 50 dazzling trees on display, including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the Great Estate decked in elegant holiday décor and on select evenings warm ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, November 05, 2018
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – Oakland Community College leaders presented an overview of OCC’s innovative policy governance model at a national conference Oct. 24-27. Leading a discussion on a new governance model adopted by OCC’s Board of Trustees at the Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress in New York were OCC Board of Trustees Chair John McCulloch, Chancellor Peter ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, November 02, 2018
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College and Oakland University leaders have signed new articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools. The objectives of the newest agreements include helping transition qualified students from OCC to OU in pursuit of Applied Health Sciences, Nursing and Social Work bachelor’s degrees. The agreements are effective ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Oakland Symphony Orchestra(OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will present the second concert of its 2018-19 performance season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Varner Recital Hall.   Comprised of professional musicians from throughout Southeastern Michigan and Northern Ohio, OU students, and OU faculty, the OSO performs most of its concerts on the OU campus in Varner Hall, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, October 29, 2018
Oakland University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 26 to celebrate the re-grand opening of the university’s student union, the Oakland Center, which recently underwent a 60,000-square-foot expansion that included $46 million in renovations to the existing building.  “It has been a pleasure to see this project take shape, particularly because it answers such a great need,” said OU ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, October 26, 2018
The event has raised over $30,000 to benefit the Rochester Community Schools Foundation  ROCHESTER, Mich. - Each year the event grows with new and unique vendors attracting more attendees to stroll through and shop while sipping their favorite beverage and enjoying delicious appetizers from local restaurants.   The seventh annual Sip, Savor and Shop fundraiser will be hosted on Wednesday, Nov. ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Fundraising Event
Friday, October 26, 2018
Rochester business and headshot photographer learns latest techniques and technology from industry icons at Arizona conference ROCHESTER, Michigan — Oct. 26, 2018 “These conferences are critical in helping photographers stay current with trends in posing, lighting, equipment and retouching techniques,” Lawrence said. “By networking with other photographers across the country and globe, I'm in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of Brian Calley, of Portland, and Dennis Muchmore of Laingsburg, to the Oakland University Board of Trustees.     "Oakland University and its Board of Trustees are pleased to welcome these two outstanding leaders," said W. David Tull, chair of the Oakland University Board of Trustees. “Their knowledge and experience will be key in helping move the ...read more
Categories: Education, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP TO HELP BUSINESSES GROW TOP TALENTRochester Hills firm offering free workshop with guest host from Lear  to help businesses leaders unleash the potential of their greatest business asset.  ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN September XX, 2018 - Intellectual capital is considered the most influential source of a business’s competitive advantage today. Yet the leaders of businesses from ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Monday, October 22, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a two-year, $294,536 award to two Oakland University chemistry faculty, Professor Xiangqun Zeng  and Assistant Professor Ziming Yang for the development of a low-cost, low-power multimodal sensor that will help researchers address the challenges of measuring carbon dioxide and methane emissions across the Arctic soil over time, as well as their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, October 19, 2018
Criminal Justice Professor Amanda Burgess-Proctor was among a distinguished group of experts that took part in a Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C. The October 11 event was hosted by the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Women and Crime (DWC), and spotlighted the topic of “Translating Research to Policy: Improving Justice for Women and Girls.”  “This is the first time in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  Nikki Budaj-Chattfield, the co-owner of Scrubbers self-wash and grooming shops, said haircuts might be needed more often in the fall months as dogs shed. Photo provided by Nikki Budaj-Chattfield, co-owner of ScrubbersA fresh cut at the ‘barkershop’Grooming needs change as temperatures fall By: Tiffany Esshaki | C&G Newspapers | Published October 10, 2018 - Does your barber leave a little ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
TheinauguraltourofanewcollaborationbetweenBraziliancellistAntonioMenesesandScottishguitaristPaulGalbraithiscomingtoOaklandUniversityonSunday,Oct. 28 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018 [DETROIT] – This October, SolvIT is proud to be working with Grand Circus to offer additional funding for a coding bootcamp thanks to the TechHire Initiative. On August 21, Mayor Mike Duggan’s Detroit at Work initiative announced the opening of applications for the next ‘Tech Hire Bootcamp’ with Grand Circus, a professional technology training institute in Detroit and Grand ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has been awarded a $2,200,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of the Commerce, Walled Lake and Wixom Trailway Management (CW2) Council. This grant will be used for the design, engineering and construction for 7.7 miles of the Michigan Air Line Trail and provides essential funding needed to move the project forward.  The ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
http://www.rochester.k12.mi.ushttp://www.rochester.k12.mi.usThe Rochester Community School District has acquired a 36,000 square foot building positioned on 23.58 acres at 3838 North Rochester Road, Oakland Township. The cost of the new facility is $2.9 million. Plans for the new facility include a year-round, extended-hours childcare and preschool program that will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 ...read more
Categories: Education