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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A six-month study by Oakland University alumna Amanda Lechnar on the underwater behavior of gentoo penguins at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center is changing the way researchers are looking at how animals in captivity interact with each other and their environment.  “Identifying and following an individual penguin underwater is no easy task,” said Dr. Matthew Heintz, animal ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, General News Article, Chamber, Papers/Research
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Representatives from Oakland University will be participating in two of Michigan’s largest LGBTQIA festivals – Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride – during the month of June as part of the Out on Campus Initiative.  “The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is incredibly pleased to continue our partnership with Undergraduate Admissions on the Out on Campus Initiative by taking part in Pride ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
 We’re so excited to team up with Generosity Feeds and Blessings in a Backpack for our “Spreading MODness” event on Saturday, June 9th!  Did you know that 30% of children in Oakland County wonder each day where their next meal will come from?  Thankfully, we have a chance to help children right here in our local communities through this landmark event as we sport our gratitude with attitude and ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.   ​  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announces its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Rochester Hills, MI – The City of Rochester Hills was contacted by the Rochester Community School District this morning regarding a concern about the water quality at Van Hoosen Elementary School. During a science experiment, a teacher forwarded water samples from a Van Hoosen science room faucet, Paint Creek, and Sargent Creek to a colleague at Arizona State University for testing. The test ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Traoré is shown in front of a solar microgrid in Madagascar. For some people, going “off-grid” means taking a voluntary respite from phone and email. But for countless others around the world, off-grid means routinely having to go without electricity for days, weeks or longer.  The situation is particularly burdensome in Sub-Saharan Africa, where about two-thirds of the population – more than ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2018
Registration is now open for New Horizons premier "Dan Knott Legacy Golf Tournament"  being held on Friday, Spetember 14, 2018 at two courses: Pine Trace Golf Club in Rochester Hills and Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club in Clarkston.  The proceeds from this event will be used towards job training and placement services for individuals with disabilities.Register online at www.newhorizonsrehab.org and ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Make It Here.It is Oakland University’s brand promise and the inspiration for what is believed to be Michigan’s first cobranded billboard campaign among two higher educational institutions.  As another step in its longstanding partnership, Oakland University and Oakland Community College have teamed up to create the innovative campaign, which includes 12 digital billboards over six weeks ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township, and the Village of Lake Orion, MI – The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority will be hosting the 20th Annual National Trails Day® event at Children’s Park, the Orion Art Center, and on the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  This year’s theme is “National Trails Day on the Paint Creek ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, May 10, 2018
This summer, Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is partnering with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a Personal Trainer Certificate Program.   “The health and fitness industry is booming, and this growth is expected to continue,” said Amy Olind, assistant director of PACE. “As a result, there are a variety of employment opportunities available ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
LANSING, MI—Oakland University Professor Barbara Oakley has been recognized as one of the state's three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students.   The Academic Affairs Officers of the Michigan ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Friday, April 27, 2018
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents: Historic Preservation Month Celebration May 10, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Admission: Free – Please RSVP   Is your house history hiding in the Rochester Hills Museum archives? There are historic resources online and available to you. Come meet your neighbors, share your stories and check out the Museum archives that will be on ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, April 27, 2018
Saturday, May 12 @ 1:00 p.m. vs. Flint Lumber City @ Home/Rochester Hills MuseumSaturday, May 19 @ 1:00 p.m. vs. Bear Clan BBC of Flat Rock @ Halbach Field for Greater Rochester Heritage DaysThe Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club is a recreated club that existed in our community in the 1870's - playing base ball as gentlemen, according to the rules of 1870. Matches are free and all guests ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Rochester Hills, MI-The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Eighth Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. One hour guided hikes are scheduled for 10:00 am and 11:30 am and will showcase the Harding Greenspace along the Clinton River Trail north of Avon Rd. There is no cost for this event.  This family fun hike is a great educational ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Dillman & Upton’s final On Deck Saturday is happening Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 2 pm in Downtown Rochester.  There’s still time to book a great deck builder for this season but time is running out!  Meet several pro builders in one place and see all the latest deck materials. You can even get an estimate on professional installation costs while you enjoy a free hot dog and drink! Dillman & ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
During its spring 2018 student commencement ceremonies, Oakland University will honor the professional, civic and philanthropic contributions of three outstanding American citizens with the highest honors it conveys – honorary doctoral degrees. Automotive industry leader, Oakland University trustee emeritus and humanitarian David T. Fischer will be recognized for a lifetime of service. Having ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, April 23, 2018
OU Doctor of Physical Therapy student Amy Quinnan interacts with a patient at the intra-professional workshop for OU and Baker College students. With a focus on promoting a community-based approach to health education, students and leaders in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Oakland University and the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Baker College of Auburn Hills ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 09, 2018
 As part of its mission to inspire creative philanthropy, Chief Financial Credit Union recently announced the first-ever ‘Live Beyond the Label’ Scholarship, awarded to students within Rochester Community Schools who have benefited from special education programs and are seeking to attend college. Lindsey Daines, Chief Financial Vice President of Culture, and a mother whose son is in the ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest, Press Release