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10 Years at OU – Varner Interviewed

The Oakland Observer November 15, 2023

OBSERVER: You have been the Chancellor of Oakland for 10 years now; you have seen OU grow from a small college to a University; do you feel that the atmosphere for creative learning at Oakland has improved...

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The Space Race, college rivalries and the pioneer spirit — The creation of OU

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor November 15, 2023

Oakland University was not always Oakland University. One of the younger universities in the state, OU began as Michigan State University-Oakland (MSU-O), a sister school to MSU. The establishment...

Looking Back: A history of The Oakland Post

Cheyanne Kramer, Web Editor August 30, 2016

1959 was a huge year across the world. Fidel Castro became the Prime Minister in Cuba. “Bonanza” premiered on NBC as the first weekly television show to air completely in color. Mattel launched its...

In the Music, Theatre and Dance programs The Adventures of Pinocchio, the title character spends time with a real boy, who shows Pinocchio how to have fun.

Theatre department brings wooden tale to life

Jake Smith, staff reporter May 25, 2016

Pinocchio's nose grew as he lied to the "Blue Lady."

‘Carrie the Musical’ thrills audience

LeeAnn Brown October 20, 2013

Oakland University Theatre wrapped up its final showings of "Carrie the Musical" this past weekend in the Varner Studio Theatre.This was OU’s first horror musical production, according to director Fred...

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