Tag Archives: Education

  1. Oakland University student performers to join OSO for 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert

    The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus.

    “Named after Professor Emeritus David Daniel in recognition of his distinguished career at Oakland University and sustained commitment to teaching Oakland University’s aspiring student musicians, the concert is always an annual highlight of the OSO season,” said Gregory Cunningham, music director of the OSO and professor of orchestral and wind conducting at OU. Read the rest of this entry »

  2. Walsh Named Silver-Level Military Friendly® School

    TROY, Mich.,  – Walsh has been named a 2019-2020 Silver-level Military-Friendly® School by VIQTORY, a Pittsburgh-based, veteran-owned organization dedicated to connecting the military community to civilian opportunity. Of the more than 8,800 school evaluated nationwide, Walsh is one of 19 schools in Michigan to be named a Military-Friendly® School and only one of four schools in Michigan to earn the Silver distinction. Schools were assessed based on their ability to meet threshold for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and specifically veteran students. Read the rest of this entry »

  3. Former U.S. Rep. David Trott Receives Honorary Doctorate From Walsh

    TROY, Mich., Feb. 1, 2019—David Trott, Former U.S. Representative for Michigan’s Eleventh Congressional District, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws and delivered the keynote address to 345 graduates, their families and friends at Walsh’s 112th commencement ceremony on Jan. 26 at Zion Christian Church in Troy, Michigan. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. OUCARES director, OU alumnus named to Oakland County Executive’s ‘40 Under 40’ class

    Oakland University’s Kristin Rohrbeck, director of the Joanne & Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES), and OU alumnus Nicholas Kristock, chief executive officer of Empathy 313, are among the three finalists vying for the top spot in the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. OCC first in state to launch ‘Tweet-a-day’ outdoor campaign

    Talk about a game changer.

    On the heels of launching Michigan’s first co-branded billboard campaign with Oakland University and first comprehensive academic program billboard campaign, Oakland Community College is looking to make history again – and possibly change how others view digital outdoor.

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  6. Joseph L. Petrosky named associate vice chancellor, academic affairs

    Joseph L. Petrosky brings an extensive background in education and manufacturing to his new assignment as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Oakland Community College, starting Jan. 22. In his new role, Petrosky’s responsibilities include engineering, manufacturing and technology; business administration; information technology; and workforce development. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Feeling the beat: OU INC, Mobilization Zone help Oakland County inventor launch BackBeat

    Feeling the beat: OU INC, Mobilization Zone help Oakland County inventor launch BackBeat — a wearable subwoofer that turns the sound musicians make into vibrations they can feel

    With support from OU INC, a Smartzone Business Accelerator located on the campus of Oakland University, and the OU Mobilization Zone, Novi resident Yerko Sepulveda has taken his idea for a wearable, portable rumble pack and practice amp for bassists from concept to commercialization. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. OCC board elects chair, officers at first meeting of 2019

    John McCulloch of Royal Oak was re-elected chair of the Oakland Community College board of trustees by his fellow board members during the board’s first meeting of the new year. Re-elected to a two-year term as vice chair was Pamala Davis of Clawson, secretary Pamela Jackson of Commerce Township, and treasurer Susan Anderson of Royal Oak. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Feeding the soul: ‘Soul Food’ concert series returns Jan. 27 with inspirational music, words

    The Soul Food Concert Series will return at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 to Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University for an event featuring inspirational music and words to nurture the soul and elevate the spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. OCC to Honor King’s Words, Deeds, at Jan. 18 Convocation; Public Invited

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream — but who was it for?

    In a 2005 appearance on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” award-winning author Desiree Cooper urged listeners to set aside the totality of that seminal speech from 1963 and pay closer attention to the words.

    “His exact wish was not for all children, but his four children,” Cooper said. “He wasn’t only speaking as a reverend or philosopher or civil rights leader. He was also speaking as a parent.” Read the rest of this entry »