News for Education

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Oakland University’s popular summer carillon concert series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will return on July 5 and continue for six Fridays. The free concerts will take place at 6 p.m. on Fridays next to the Elliott Tower on OU’s campus. The tower features a fully chromatic 49-bell carillon, which was the last carillon to have its bells and keyboard cast by the Petit ...read more
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Monday, June 17, 2019
The efforts of Oakland University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) Department to integrate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concepts, techniques and tools into its curriculum are highlighted in Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies — the latest book by Dr. John Stark, an internationally recognized expert on PLM.  “It was quite an honor to be invited by John to ...read more
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
TreeRunner Adventure Park, which features more than 60 trails with zip lines and obstacles of varying levels of difficulty, will officially open on Friday, June 21 on the campus of Oakland University.   “Our location offers families, students and organizations an opportunity to get outside and experience adventure in a beautiful forest setting,” said Thomas Knuth, director of operations for ...read more
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Allison Drabek's dream of becoming a nurse took a major leap forward when she was named this year's Huntington Ford scholarship recipient.   Allison Drabek is determined to become a nurse. And for her, it is personal.   The Avondale High School senior developed lupus a few years ago. She credits her nurses for helping her through that difficult time.   "It was a life-changing experience," ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
This fall, Oakland University’s Disability Support Services, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, will be offering a special topics course through social work, sociology and psychology, which will provide an overview of disabilities — with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders — as well as peer-mediated instruction.  “Once the foundation has been provided to ...read more
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Wilhelm Excellence Award recipient Shanna Dawson is pictured with OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Lentini at this year's Exemplary Employee Awards Celebration. From interacting with alumni to working on budgets, to updating web pages, Shanna Dawson does a little bit of everything in her role as an office assistant for the ...read more
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Study.com has published its 2019 rankings for the best Master of Science in Nursing programs in the country, and Oakland University came in at No. 44.  The website evaluated hundreds of nursing schools for this list, and selected Oakland based on academic and career resources for nursing students, the quality of education, faculty and more. In a brief profile, Study.com highlighted Oakland’s ...read more
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Following an extensive search, Shane Lewis, of Clawson, has been named OU's Director of Undergraduate Admissions.  Lewis brings more than 10 years of diverse admissions experience in roles of continually increasing responsibility to the position. Most recently, he served as interim director of Undergraduate Admissions for OU.  Other roles since joining Oakland in 2011 have included stints as ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
Lake Trust Credit Union – a community-based financial institution serving members across Michigan – co-sponsored the Spartan Blockchain Innovation Competition 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Supported by Michigan State University’s administration, the event brought together teams from leading academic institutions to compete in a thought-provoking blockchain pitch ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education program and School of Engineering and Computer Science are partnering to offer a one-week SAT Preparation Camp.  Utilizing industry-leader Kaplan Test Prep's "Prepare-Practice-Perform" curriculum, the camp provides a research-based, comprehensive approach to helping students prepare for the SAT. Expert instructors who are familiar with ...read more
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
From June 7-10, Oakland University will host the 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).  “The IGVC is a total vehicle system engineering experience,” said Gerald Lane, president of Great Lakes Systems & ...read more
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Oakland County business owners interested in improving their leadership skills are encouraged to enroll in Oakland County “Business of Leadership” classes. The Business of Leadership classes begin in August and are designed to address the special demands faced during the growth stage of a successful business. Effective leadership improves employee morale, customer satisfaction, product/service ...read more
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