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Pet moods shift in winter, some owners say

BY JONATHAN JACKSON OU News Bureau Less daylight and colder temperatures can affect a person’s mood, and researchers are now questioning whether it’s the same for our pets. A study by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a veterinary charity in the United Kingdom, found that 68 percent of pets are actually “grumpier” in the […]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U.,Uncategorized | Read More »

PR master: Wherever you go, don’t forget to give back

BY JONATHAN JACKSON OU News Bureau Whether he’s running a public relations firm, producing a Hollywood film or supporting his favorite museum (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Rick French hasn’t forgotten his roots at Oakland University. “It’s where I established friendships, made connections and even met my wife,” French said. As a student, […]

September 21st, 2014 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »

Pet peeves about profs

BY JOSEPH ABRO OU News Bureau It’s not unusual for students to have that one professor they will never forget. Sometimes it’s for good reasons — sometimes not. In a random, unscientific survey taken through surveymonkey.com, about 75 Oakland University students from a variety of majors pointed out what frustrates them most about professors. The […]

April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »

Student-athletes pick up skills for the working world

BY SHANNON CLEVELAND OU News Bureau Coaches stress to their student-athletes that the student comes first, then the athlete. But many collegiate players put their sport as their No. 1 priority, hindering their chances for success after college. Kylie Schalz, a recent Oakland University grad and former infielder for the softball team, worked hard during […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Oakland U. | Read More »

Viral video boosts Summit League Food Fight

BY SHANNON CLEVELAND OU News Bureau South Dakota State University clinched The Summit League 2012-’13 Food Fight by raising more than 22,500 pounds of food during 18 designated basketball games that collected donations for charity. Overall, the Summit League, which includes Oakland University, raised more than 65,680 pounds in canned food. OU finished second in […]

April 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Oakland U. | Read More »

Rapper Drew32 in the spotlight

BY JOSEPH ABRO OU News Bureau Drew32 is becoming a nationally known name. Andrew Parks — a Michigan rap artist who goes by the name of Drew32 — has produced and performed his music for more than eight years. His work has put the 21-year-old in the spotlight. The Oakland University student from Auburn Hills […]

March 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »

College students keep up with technology

BY AMANDA HORWITZ OU News Bureau College students once turned in hand-written term papers and registered for classes in person. Now, it’s common to see students taking notes on a laptop and signing up for courses through a website.  With technology more sophisticated than ever, incoming college students are expected to be familiar with the […]

March 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »

Gigs for Good helps others help others

BY SHANNON CLEVELAND OU News Bureau If he can impact one person’s life in a positive way, Nick Kristock believes he has impacted the world in a positive way. His first step is Gigs for Good Gigs for Good is a nonprofit organization started last year by a group of Oakland University men’s soccer players: […]

February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »

It’s not over for college grads until there’s a job

BY AMANDA HORWITZ OU News Bureau Finding a job after graduation is the main target of college students, but this remains difficult although the Great Recession ended more than three years ago. Rutgers University found in 2011 that college grads were having a tough time finding a job and those who did find one were […]

February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »

More in Michigan sign up to donate organs

BY JOSEPH ABRO OU News Bureau About 3,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ in Michigan today. The Gift of Life is a nonprofit organization that helps ensure successful organ donations in Michigan, as well as, leading the way in getting the word out to Michigan residents. “If you have the opportunity to help […]

February 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland U. | Read More »