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The Well-Being Suite at the Rec Center.

The Green Bandana Project and coping with pandemic-related stress

Chloe Kukuk, Contributor April 13, 2022

In February 2020, Greg Jordan, director of University Recreation and Well-Being at Oakland University, noticed a post from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's social media. They were promoting something...

Oakland University Recreation & Well-Being will be hosting a Couch to 5k program for employees only. 

Rec Center to launch program for faculty, staff

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 16, 2022

For the first time ever, Oakland University Recreation & Well-Being will be hosting a Couch to 5k program for employees only.  Couch to 5k is centered on helping individuals prepare for a 5k who...

Oakland University Recreation and Well-Being will be hosting Love Well, a week-long celebration of Valentine’s Day to promote self-love.

Recreation and Well-Being’s Love Well week promotes self-love

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 9, 2022

Starting Feb. 14, Oakland University Recreation and Well-Being will be hosting a week-long celebration of Valentine’s Day called Love Well week. The purpose is to bring people together and to celebrate...

The Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic (GBCHC) is a Pontiac-based clinic that provides services for those who do not have access to health insurance or medical care.

Pontiac clinic provides free healthcare to people in need

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter January 26, 2022

In 2020, the National Center for Health Statistics reported in an interview-survey that 31.6 million people in the U.S. were uninsured. With inaccessibility to affordable health care coverage, several...

Current Events in Health and Medicine organization seeks to inform students

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter January 26, 2022

Students looking to stay informed on current medical news can now join the new Current Events in Health and Medicine Student Organization. The organization holds discussions on current events pertaining...

The OU Rec Center Well-Being Suite.

Rec Center committed to improving student well-being

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 19, 2022

In addition to the Oakland University Counseling Center (OUCC), another place for students to improve not just their mental health but also their physical health is the OU Recreation Center.  While...

Beaumont School of Medicine connects health and dance

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor January 20, 2021

Everyone loves a little cha-cha-cha, and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has been doing Dance Medicine, M.D. (metro Detroit) to connect the fun of dance with the health benefits...

A Better yOU: Lesson I’ve Learned From Being Eco-Friendly

Katie Rose January 25, 2016

I hate to admit it, but I never used to be that environmentally conscious. I never made a huge effort to recycle, I would pack my lunches in a brown bag everyday, and I would stay inside a lot to watch...

Oakland student running on the treadmill.

How to avoid the “freshman 15”

By Kristen Davis September 7, 2015

Although some say the “freshman 15” isn’t real, a large majority of college students do return from their first year with a few extra pounds. With a little bit of preparation and focus, avoiding...

Postie Perspectives: How to keep your summer fun, safe and healthy

By Bobby Boutin April 29, 2014

School's wrapping up, but a lot of Oakland University students will still be attending summer classes.But for those persons who won't be attending summer classes, you're left with tons of time and opportunity...

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