Dave Dulio, search committee chair, said the process started in August 2012 when the committee formed. It also decided to hire an additional search firm to help the search committee. The committee decided on the search firm Academic Search to aid in the process of hiring a new provost. Both groups began meeting in September 2012.
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Comedian Mike Green said he’s performed in over 600 fundraising comedy shows. Green will add to that number when he performs in Rochester Adams High school’s fundraising comedy show Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8p.m. The comedy show will be held in RAHS’s auditorium with a $20.00 general admission.
There will be a change in the way spring commencement is run this year due to issues and complaints expressed in the past. The majority of complaints and concerns stem from the weather.
The School of Health Sciences is proposing a Master of Public Health Program to be available in the Fall 2013 semester. In order for the proposal to be passed, it has to go through a number of university governance. The program has yet to be approved by the Senate, the Board of Trustees and the President’s Council.
The Oakland University Society of Automotive Engineering is displaying their new 2013 open-wheeled race car at the North American International Auto Show for the third year in a row. The race car, Grizzlies Racing 2013, or GRX3, is on display in COBO Center in downtown Detroit from Jan. 18-27. Jason Murgagh, marketing and business manager for SAE, said he contacted the Auto Show back in August to reserve a spot.
The comedy "White's Lies" premieres Jan. 9 at Meadow Brook Theatre.
A policy to ban smoking on campus was recently approved, according to Robbie Williford, vice president of Oakland University Student Congress.
The Oakland University Jazz Band will play at Cliff Bells in Detroit Sunday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is free to all. Miles Brown, assistant professor of music, said the show features all the ensembles the OU Jazz program has to offer, except for the jazz singers group. Four small jazz combos will perform, as well as the big OU Jazz band. Clarinetist Paul Klinger will be a guest artist and will play with the traditional group.
Okland University Student Congress is offering marketing and advertising help to student organizations through its new initiative, connectOU, which hopes to increase student involvement on campus. Amera Fattah, OUSC student services director, said students are now able to go through OUSC to help market their events.
For the last 30 years, Meadow Brook Theatre has performed “A Christmas Carol” — the play based on the novel by Charles Dickens — for the holiday season.
A recent rumor surfaced on campus stating that the First Year Advising Center is overbooked and that students are being forced to attend group-advising sessions.
The Committee for a Smoke-Free Campus recently met with Oakland University Student Congress to discuss putting an end to smoking on campus during the course of the next year.
Renovations are under way on the second and third floors of Hannah Hall. The space, which was vacated by the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences last month because of the move to the Human Health Building, is being renovated to assist both the William Beaumont School of Medicine as well as the biology, physics and chemistry academic disciplines.
The rock musical “Spring Awakening” is making its debut on Oakland University’s campus — thanks to the department of music, theatre and dance. The play — based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play of the same name — will run Thursday, Nov.8 to Sunday, Nov. 18. A musical, the play takes place in late19th century Germany, focusing on the consequences of living in a repressive society, circling around teenage characters and the relationships they have with their parents and each other.
Construction for the new $75 million Engineering Center will start January 2013, according to Louay Chamra, dean of the School of Engineering.
Cheryl Marshall, managing director of Meadow Brook Theatre, said the hardest part about her job is paying the bills. “The thing about being the managing director of the theatre is your responsible for the day-to-day operations and making sure everything is going the way it should,” Marshall said. Work is more fun from the artistic [...]
When the candidates decided they didn’t want to answer a question in its entirety, she asked them to be “more specific.” If a candidate tried to leave out facts, she corrected them and then gave them a chance to correct themselves. Raddatz truly represented many of us — Americans who simply want answers.
The Oakland University department of engineering held its groundbreaking ceremony on Oct.3 for its new $75 million building
After two years of construction, the Human Health Building is complete. At an unveiling ceremony that took place Sept. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m., several speakers talked about the process of planning, building and the completion of the facility.
The anthropology and archaeology departments lose professor Richard Stamps after 37 years of teaching.