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OU’s Bodies in Protest bring women’s empowerment to Elliott Tower

OU’s Bodies in Protest bring women’s empowerment to Elliott Tower

Olivia Chiappelli, Editor-In-Chief October 11, 2023

On Friday, Oct. 6, Oakland University’s Dance Department’s Repertory Dance Company hosted their fourth annual Bodies in Protest event at Elliott Tower. The event was originally created in response...

Six Fridays at 6 occurs at Elliott Tower every Friday at 6 p.m. The final two concerts in the 2023 series are on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11.

OU’s summer carillon concert series, ‘Six Fridays at 6’ returns

Ana Gjorgjevski, Features Reporter August 3, 2023

Music is for one and all, and while not everyone can be familiar with every instrument or genre, there are always opportunities to discover new music and learn their history. Oakland University has...

Fun activities to enjoy around OU this summer

Fun activities to enjoy around OU this summer

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2023

Summer is a time that holds multiple meanings for people throughout life. As a child, it can mean a vacation from school. As an adult, summer can merely feel like a season between spring and fall.  It...

Students who attended the Office of Global Engagement (OGE)’s coffee hour event were able to win free prizes, get free Starbucks coffee, learn more about studying abroad and even get a flu shot.

Office of Global Engagement arranges coffee hour at Elliott Tower

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor November 2, 2022

Students who attended the Office of Global Engagement (OGE)’s coffee hour event were able to win free prizes, get free Starbucks coffee, learn more about studying abroad and even get a flu shot. The...

GrizzFest 2022 helps kick off new school year

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor September 14, 2022

The annual Oakland University GrizzFest was in full effect on Sept. 8 to help welcome not only incoming students but also those who this may be their first time experiencing a GrizzFest. The event took...

Student Program Board (SPB) hosting Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Monsters University.

SPB hosts movie night to relieve student stress

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 6, 2021

On Wednesday Sept. 29, Oakland University's Student Program Board (SPB) hosted a fun, getaway event by Elliott Tower for students to relieve their stress and anxiety from academics: movie night. As...

John Widmann sitting at the keys performing at the July 26 Elliott Tower concert.

OU presents Six Fridays at Six, Summer Carillon Concert series

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor July 28, 2021

Six Fridays at Six, a summer carillon concert series started July 9 and goes through Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. every Friday at Oakland University’s Elliott Tower.  The free event welcomes guests to bring...

Oakland Post employees eagerly claim their spots at the Elliott Clock Tower. Best friends and Golden Grizzlies forever.

Limited time only: Get buried at the clock tower

Shelby Tankersley, Editor-In-Chief October 10, 2016

College: the greatest time of our lives. A time of making friendships, learning new things and finding ourselves. If only it never came to an end, then we could all stay at our beloved Oakland University...

The Elliott Tower has a 49-bell carillon installed inside, weighing more than 15 tons.

Keep calm and carillon

Hannah Gorosh, Staff Reporter August 17, 2016

For the second summer in a row, Oakland University is bringing the community together through the use of Elliott Tower. The Carillon Concert series put on by the university gives students and community...

Safety devices added to secure Elliott Tower after the minute hand incident

Safety devices added to secure Elliott Tower after the minute hand incident

Nowshin Chowdhury, Photo editor August 16, 2016

A bare face of the Elliott Tower stood visible for almost a month after a parent and daughter reported witnessing the minute hand falling off the tower on June 22. The hour hand was taken down following...

New tradition starts in form of spOUktacular

By Alexus Bomar, staff reporter October 25, 2015

Oakland University is always coming up with something new to improve campus or to get more involvement from students and the community.Halloween is just around the corner, and students always wonder what...

Dennis Curry, Oakland University’s carillon player, sits down and shares his excitement about Elliot Tower’s carillon.

For OU the bell tolls: Meet Dennis Curry, the man behind Elliott Tower’s newest bells

Sam Schlenner September 9, 2014

Dennis Curry sits on a wooden bench in a room that is empty save six boxes, a chair, and a practice keyboard for the world’s heaviest instrument. It’s called a carillon, and there’s one in Elliott...

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