Going green on campus with help from academic programs

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS With eco-friendly courses and clean energy efforts across campus, it’s no surprise that Oakland University has a good reputation for “going green.” Infrastructure and courses help build morale towards energy efficiency, from the power supplied to the campus to the School of Engineering and Computer Science itself. “Energy-efficient buildings have madeContinue reading “Going green on campus with help from academic programs”

Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Change is happening in the Oakland University School of Engineering. The long-anticipated new building opens early August, a new Associate Dean has been appointed, and now, a new Chair will be brought into the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Brian Sangeorzan has been appointed Interim Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, as Dr. Zissimos Mourelatos stepsContinue reading “Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering”

University bids Dean Smith farewell and good luck

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Associate Dean Lorenzo Smith has accepted a position as Dean at California State University-Sacramento.July 18 will be his last day at Oakland University, and Dr. Qian “Beth” Zou, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed interim associate dean. “OU has definitely become home to me,” Smith said. “I love this campus and itsContinue reading “University bids Dean Smith farewell and good luck”

OU alumnus wins international marketing award

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Oakland University post-masters alumnus Yannick Greiner was honored with the Individual Platinum Award from the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit for his work marketing Rugged Liner products internationally. “I was surprised, overjoyed and proud,” Greiner said. “I gave a quick speech about the growth of international sales. IContinue reading “OU alumnus wins international marketing award”

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”

Not a bad apple in the bunch: Oakland University goes to Art and Apples Festival

Tents of art, performances by local musicians and an array of homemade apple pies will transform Rochester Park into an artistic festival as Paint Creek Center for the Arts hosts the 47th annual Art and Apples Festival Sept. 7 to 9. Starting out as one tent and a few Rochester area artists, the fine artContinue reading “Not a bad apple in the bunch: Oakland University goes to Art and Apples Festival”