Efficient water heaters earn Consumers Energy rebate

The installation of 130 new, more energy-efficient water heaters in the Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments earned Oakland University a rebate of $163,750 from Consumers Energy incentives in October. “This was a very successful project for housing,” said Siraj Khan, director of engineering and facilities business management. “Working with Consumers Energy to boost efficiency andContinue reading “Efficient water heaters earn Consumers Energy rebate”

OU-INCubator hosts “Meet the Candidates” open house for local politicians

Candidates running for the House of Representatives in the 11th and 8th Congressional Districts joined Countywide Candidates, giving speeches and interacting with voters at Meet the Candidates Open House, hosted by the Oakland University Office of Government Relations. Each candidate gave a five minute speech in the conference rooms before joining guests at round tablesContinue reading “OU-INCubator hosts “Meet the Candidates” open house for local politicians”

Music major works to help impoverished children in India

On her final day in India, junior music major Molly Bruner looked out her bus window on the drive back from an orphanage and knew something had to change. After 10 days devoted to opening three orphanages and working with children, Bruner wanted to do her part to help with the poverty she wittnessed. “IContinue reading “Music major works to help impoverished children in India”

Author, zombie expert Max Brooks speaks on campus

Zombie expert and author Max Brooks stopped on campus Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. to provide tips on surviving a zombie outbreak, with information taken from his writings and experience. “The first rule of zombie survival: disabuse yourselves of all the myths perpetrated by conventional zombie entertainment — books, comics, TV shows meant to entertain,”Continue reading “Author, zombie expert Max Brooks speaks on campus”

Lowry Center making the grade for national accreditation

In Oakland University’s 50th year of child care services, the Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education earned accreditation from the National Association for Education of Young Children for performance based on portfolios as well as surveys from faculty, students and parents. Located on the first floor of Pawley Hall, the on-campus lab school provides a Continue reading “Lowry Center making the grade for national accreditation”

Campus community invited to candidate open house

Curious about the individuals running for local office? The Office of Government and Community Relations at Oakland University is hosting its first “Meet the Candidates Open House” at the OU INCubator in the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the OU community have the opportunity to drop by and meetContinue reading “Campus community invited to candidate open house”

Students battle with sleep deprivation

Oakland University junior, Ryan Pollex is a full-time student with a total of five classes. When he is not heading to class at 8 a.m., he usually goes to work at 6 a.m. Non-stop schedules like this, which Pollex and many other college students struggle to keep up with, can lead to sleep deprivation, ending inContinue reading “Students battle with sleep deprivation”

Patterns, Peplum, Boots and Blazers: Update Your Autumn Wardrobe With a Few Key Pieces

Stephanie Sokol for the Patch This fall brings a lot of great styles. Patterned clothing, peplum tops, low booties, stylish scarves and blazer jackets are some of the easiest ways to update your look for fall. As the weather starts to change, bring your wardrobe back to style by adding a few of these greatContinue reading “Patterns, Peplum, Boots and Blazers: Update Your Autumn Wardrobe With a Few Key Pieces”

Artists-in-residence earn MTV Video Music Award for collaboration on Skrillex Video

Oakland University artists-in-residence Benoit and Julien Decaillon received a 2012 MTV Video Music Award for their visual work on the Skrillex video “First of the Year.” “We were very surprised when we found out we won,” Julien Decaillon said. “We were surprised to be nominated and even more stunned to receive the award, since weContinue reading “Artists-in-residence earn MTV Video Music Award for collaboration on Skrillex Video”

Brooksie Way Returns to Rochester Hills

The fifth annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K Run took place last Sunday, drawing a crowd of over 4,500 people to run and walk, promoting wellness in the Oakland University community and beyond. Origins of the race The race and fitness expo were held in memory of L. Brooks Patterson’s son, Brooks Stuart Patterson.Continue reading “Brooksie Way Returns to Rochester Hills”