The Oakland Post asked students about their summer plans. Some ambitious Grizzlies are focusing on holding down a job or keeping their eyes on the prize by taking summer courses while others are dreaming of vacations. Senior computer engineering major Michael Cieslinski is sticking around campus to work. “I do computer work, fixing them and stuff. (It’s) [...]
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Celebrities, they play with their kids, buy Starbucks Coffee, fall in and out of love—and we watch. Oakland University’s Dr. Erin Meyers book “Dishing Dirt in the Digital Age: Celebrity Gossip Blogs, and Participatory Media Culture,” was published April 30, 2013. In her book she examines how celebrity culture has changed over the years, and [...]
It is an incredibly rare occurrence for a movie based on a book to even be able to hold a candle to the original novel. The norm for these kinds of movies, or as I call it, the “book-to-film adaptation rule” is a generally negative reaction, an onslaught of comments like, “The book was better,” [...]
The doctors said he had 24 hours to live. That was five years ago. George Maalouf, who graduated from Oakland University in 1995, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, after collapsing in his New York apartment May 8, 2008.
Oakland University student Cameron Francek has been introducing himself to at least one new person every day for the past two months. He’s taken on a personal project to talk to people about stuttering, spreading awareness in the process then blogging about the experience.
With the weather beginning to warm up, students have started to bring back their spring wardrobes. One spring staple: Denim jackets. Worn for warmth, comfort or both, these jackets give rise to trend all its own.
Every year though, Honors College seniors show off their skills with the presentation of their senior thesis projects. Seniors must find an adviser, present their plans and submit them to a committee made up of both current and retired professors that are experts in a number of fields.
Deep in the basement of the Science and Engineering Building is the home to a very special and unique class. Biology 206, also known as Human Anatomy Laboratory, is not only known for its difficulty, but for its use of hands-on study tools. Students are allowed to use human cadavers to get a literal “hands on” approach to studying the human body.
When it comes to following a dream and doing what you love, Oakland University Music, Theater, and Dance professor Terry Herald has always followed his own beat.
In 2011, Dr. John Kinkel of Oakland University’s sociology and anthropology departments published a book titled “Letters To Pope Benedict.” The book is a compilation of letters written by college students, all of which are addressed to the former Pontiff himself.
Gold Vibrations fail to place at regional International Championship for Collegiate A Cappella tournament
“But it only stands as something to drive us to get better,” said group tenner Conner Matteson. “It forced us to come to together, think together. Now we don’t just memorize the lyrics but know what the song is about.”
You’re never too old to rock, as Clutch proves with their tenth studio album “Earth Rocker.” The album is a hydraulic beast that revs the gas pedal and never really lets up. It’s a nice return-to-form for the band, picking up where 2004’s “Blast Tyrant” left off, and to no surprise with both albums are helmed by producer Machine.
There was a time when Patricia Boyko, 52, from Sterling Heights, would go to her local bookstore and look through the shelves. Although she still enjoys going to bookstores, Boyko has the option of simply pushing a button to turn on her e-reader. “It’s hard for me to visualize books being gone,” Boyko said. “I still like books.” Boyko, owner of a Kindle Fire, is one of the growing number of people who are transitioning from books to e-books
If you took the required gen eds WRT 150 or WRT 160 at OU, there is a great chance you met special lecturer John Freeman. When he is not grading essays, teaching or writing, he is singing and playing guitar in The Codgers.
During the interview process for the job of housing director at Oakland University, a student leader asked Jim Zentmeyer a question which would go on to shape his approach to the job.
After the big move to California, two alums have made their hard work at OU pay off by landing jobs they're passionate about.
"Dead Man’s Cell Phone" is a satire that begins as a man named Gordon dies in a café. His phone is left ringing. Jean, who is also in the café, asks him to turn off his phone but finds he is dead.
It’s been almost a year since Robbie Williford and Samantha Wolf were elected Oakland University Student Congress Vice President and President. The pair labored over decision to run again, ultimately deciding to challenge themselves to try something new instead. Before leaving office, Williford and Wolf sat down with The Oakland Post to reflect on their administration and offer advice for their successors.
Professor Kathleen Pfeiffer will share excerpts from her memoir about being a stepmother at the DIA. The even will feature interpretive dance performances from dance faculty Thayer Jonutz and Ali Woerner and imagery from cinema studies professor Andrea Eis' "Marinalia."
OU alumni Tara Michener and Kelly Kozlowski have been named to L. Brooks Patterson's "40 Under 40," a group recognizing young leaders in businesses and the community in Oakland County.