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Timothy Donahue: A journey to teaching at OU

Dayshawn Fields, Features Reporter April 10, 2024

Several factors draw potential faculty to Oakland University. For Associate Professor of English, Timothy Donahue, it was always his outstanding students. What led him here is an academic and professional...

OU English student Krystal Davis provides remarks at the 2024 Empathy Conference

OU English student Krystal Davis provides remarks at the 2024 Empathy Conference

Dayshawn Fields, Features Reporter April 3, 2024

Oil dominates the daily life of billions around the world. Oakland University’s Literature and the Environment (ENG 3681) course shines a light on this natural resource and the impact it has on the environment.  Petroculture...

How to Succeed as a Creative Writing Major emphasizes community building, using OU resources

‘How to Succeed as a Creative Writing Major’ emphasizes community building, using OU resources

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor January 31, 2024

Oakland University’s Creative Writing Club (CWC) and the Department of English collaborated on the "How to Succeed as a Creative Writing Major" event on Jan. 26 in the Oakland Center Lake Huron Room. The...

Professor Susan McCarty (left) and Professor Alison Powell (right) admiring some of the art in recent volumes of The Oakland Arts Review.

The people behind The Oakland Arts Review: OU’s international undergrad literary arts journal

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

Now in its seventh volume, OU’s international undergraduate literary arts journal The Oakland Arts Review (OAR) is still chugging along — giving students professional publishing and editing experience...

Creative Writing Professor Peter Markus doing his work as Senior Writer of InsideOut Detroit Literary Arts Project.

Beloved professor, alums to read for Creative Writing program’s 10th anniversary

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of OU’s Creative Writing program, the program is hosting a Creative Writing faculty/alumni reading featuring Professor Peter Markus alongside alums Suzanne Honda...

Dr. Kevin Laam (pictured here), associate professor of English, explains how historically speaking, English departments in universities have served to entrench English dominance in language, literature and culture.

B.A. of English program modernizes curriculum, adds courses

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor October 20, 2021

The English Department at Oakland University is modernizing its curriculum for its Bachelor of Arts in English program. The department has introduced four new courses, as well as two new requirements for...

Left to right: Andrea Knutson, Megan Peiser and Ashleigh Dubie doing research while crafting OUs Land Acknowledgement Statement.

The people behind OU’s Land Acknowledgement Statement

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2021

In what Campus Communications deemed “an explicit gesture intended to cultivate a mutually beneficial dialogue,” Oakland University officially adopted the OU Land Acknowledgement Statement last month....

Powell has taught at Oakland University since 2014. Her new book “The Art of Perpetuation” draws inspiration from a life of movement and an innate desire to grow and make sense of the world around her.

Professor Alison Powell releases book, reflects on COVID-19 learning

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

With her own unique brand of humor and enthusiasm, Oakland University English Professor  Alison Powell has been holding down literature courses and poetry workshops ever since she arrived at OU in 2014....

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