Tuesday, February 19, 2019


The Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University is planning a program entitled “Political Humor and its Impact on American Life.” The program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. It will be held in Banquet Room B of the Oakland Center on campus at Oakland University. It is free and open to the public.


Elizabeth Smart
Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Elizabeth Smart, who captured the nation’s attention when she was abducted from her home in 2002, will speak at Oakland University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Oakland Center Founders Ballrooms. A book signing will take place immediately following her talk. 



Monday, February 18, 2019


Duane Mezwa, M.D.Duane Mezwa, M.D., has been appointed as Interim Dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). The dean also serves as the Chief Academic Officer of OUWB for William Beaumont Hospital. The announcement was made today by OU’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James P. Lentini. The appointment is effective immediately.


Oakland campus
Thursday, February 14, 2019


For the third straight year, Oakland University received a gold ranking, the highest possible rating for veteran-friendliness from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The organization recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to student veterans and dependents using their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. 


Dan & Emily Head
Thursday, February 14, 2019


In celebration of Valentine’s Day, alumni of Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance are sharing their stories of finding love in OU’s Varner Hall.


Native Howl
Thursday, February 14, 2019


Native Howl, a “thrash grass” band consisting of OU alumni Alex Holycross and Mark Chandler, as well as Josh LeMieux and Jake Sawicki, recently headlined a show at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit and will be joining rock legends Roger Daltrey, Kansas, Buddy Guy, 38 Special, Dave Davies, Foghat, The Outlaws, Nazareth, and more for the “Rock Legends Cruise VII” from Feb. 14-18.


Ernesto Duran-Gutierrez
Thursday, February 14, 2019


Dance major Ernesto Duran-Gutierrez was honored Jan. 21 as one of the 2019 Keeper of the Dream Award winners. Established in 1993, The Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his pioneering work on behalf of civil rights. Duran-Gutierrez is one of nine students that will be recognized for helping to break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding.


The Diary of One Who Disappeared/Needle Point
Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Oakland University’s School of Music Theatre and Dance will present The Diary of One Who Disappeared/Needle Point at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus.


young girl in a pink and orange costume posing with a boy in a black costume, wearing medals
Monday, February 11, 2019


Up and coming figure skating dance team, Kristina Bland, 14, and Gabriel Francis, 15, competed in the US Figure Skating Championships held in Detroit, January 19th and 20th.


Marijuana Legalization Panel
Monday, February 11, 2019


Join the Oakland University Center for Civic Engagement for a conversation about how Michigan moves forward after the legalization of recreational marijuana. 


Kathy Pfeiffer
Monday, February 11, 2019


Oakland University’s Soundings Series will return on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with a “Nuts and Bolts” session led by Kathleen Pfeiffer, Ph.D., a professor of English and Creative Writing at OU.


Kristin Rohrbeck
Friday, February 08, 2019


Oakland University’s Kristin Rohrbeck, director of the Joanne & Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES), has been named the overall winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.


Linda Davis
Friday, February 08, 2019


Longtime Macomb County District Judge Linda Davis recalls a time when she regarded addiction as a “moral failing” that only happened to flawed people from dysfunctional environments. It wasn't until her child, a straight-A student with a promising future, became addicted to heroin that she recognized the truth: “Addiction affects everybody. It affects all ages, all races, and all socioeconomic climates. It does not discriminate.” 



Friday, February 08, 2019


In a long-term plan to foster student success critical to support the region's talent pipeline and ongoing economic development, Oakland University will expand Wilson Hall, a landmark building on campus. The new construction will accommodate a range of student services to further improve graduation rates and job placement throughout southeastern Michigan.



Friday, February 08, 2019


Much of the study of engineering involves the application of basic sciences and mathematics.  But the practice of engineering moves beyond these basics to tackle real life problems and provide solutions for industry and society.


man leaning on a railing in a hallway with a tall window next to him
Thursday, February 07, 2019


With an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in hand, Akash Maheshwari launched his career as drive graduate trainee at Continental.


KYLE & Blackbear
Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Rappers, singers and songwriters Blackbear and KYLE will be co-headlining the 2019 Spring Concert on Friday, April 12 at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University.


professor in a red jacket standing at the front of a classroom, student raising his hand in front of her
Tuesday, February 05, 2019


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) extended the accreditation of the business and accounting programs at the School of Business Administration at Oakland University.


Young Artists Concert performers
Tuesday, February 05, 2019


The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus.


Seagull at Oakland University
Friday, February 01, 2019


Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Anton Chekhov’s Seagull from Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 13-15 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.


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Oakland University Art Gallery:
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