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National Hispanic Heritage month is recognized every year to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx cultures. The celebration extends from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 every year.

OU celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural events

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor October 10, 2022

Sept. 15 marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration first began in 1968 under President Lyndon B Johnson, originally known as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, Hispanic Heritage...

Sarah Bodnar has joined the CMI staff as their newest CORE Coordinator.

Center for Multicultural Initiatives welcomes new CORE Coordinator

Tori Coker, Content Editor May 18, 2022

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) is welcoming Oakland University alum Sarah Bodnar to their staff as the newest coordinator for their CORE (Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone) program. Bodnar...

The 30th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration with keynote speaker Anthony Anderson kicked off African American Celebration Month.

CMI hosts African American Celebration Month events

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 3, 2022

In observance of African American Celebration Month (AACM), the Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) has teamed up with other organizations at Oakland University to host events from Jan. 17 to Feb....

The scholarship recognizes OU students who have contributed to interracial understanding and goodwill.

Keeper of the Dream Award to receive applications for 30th year

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 29, 2021

Oakland University’s annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards is now accepting applications. Established in January of 1993, this year’s Keeper of the Dream Award will mark its 30th anniversary. The...

Virtual Keeper of the Dream highlights students breaking down cultural barriers

Virtual ‘Keeper of the Dream’ highlights students breaking down cultural barriers

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor January 19, 2021

This year’s Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Award Celebration was watched on screens across the campus community on Monday, Jan. 18 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The 29th iteration...

The film screening will include free food from Buffalo Wild Wings and a Q-and-A from the film’s director and one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

SVOU hosts movie night to honor Tuskegee Airmen

Laurel Kraus, Managing Editor November 1, 2016

With Thanksgiving growing closer, it can be easy to overlook other holidays that may not be as widely celebrated. Student Veterans of Oakland University (SVOU) will be hosting a free Veterans Day event...

Food was served at the event that celebrated the end of the Hispanic Heritage Month events at OU.

Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close

Simon Albaugh, Intern Reporter October 18, 2016

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month has officially ended. But it didn’t go without leaving a mark on both Hispanic students and the larger community alike. Hispanic Heritage Month was a series...

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Oakland recognized as friendly campus for veterans

Robert Andrews, Staff Reporter October 4, 2016

The Veterans Support Services (VSS) and Oakland University were recently awarded gold status in the state of Michigan for the 2016-2017 academic year. A 2016-2017 list of veteran-friendly schools...

10 Tips for Incoming Freshmen

KeyVonna Taylor, Staff Intern August 25, 2016

As summer comes to an end, students around the world are hearing three words over and over: “back to school.” At Oakland University, thousands of eager, nervous incoming freshmen will enter a new...

Phenomenal Women panel encourages students in STEM fields

Sarah Lawrence April 11, 2016

In 2014 the American Association for University Women (AAUW) reported that women working full time in the United States were paid 79 percent of men’s wages, contributing to the 21 percent wage gap.On...

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives(CMI) hosted its annual event, Taste of Africa, at the banquet rooms on Friday, Feb.12 at the Oakland Center. 

African American Celebration Month in full swing with a Taste of Africa

Amy Swanson February 14, 2016

African American Celebration Month (AACM) at Oakland continued with the Taste of Africa event.Held Friday, Feb. 12, the party went from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Banquet Rooms of the OC. It was put on by...

Celebrating the Historical, Cultural Contributions of African Americans

Alexus Bomar January 18, 2016

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) started African American Celebration Month (AACM) on Jan. 18 with its opening ceremony, which paid tribute to African American heritage and culture.After...

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