Kasey Julian
Wednesday, May 05, 2021


Oakland University has been selected as the 2020 NAfME (National Association for Music Education) Collegiate Chapter of Excellence Recognition recipient for the Professional Development category in recognition of the OU chapter’s hard work and dedication to furthering music education throughout the 2019-2020 school year.


Oakland campus
Friday, April 30, 2021


Shared appreciation and gratitude flowed through the comments at the virtual event the School of Business Administration hosted to recognize its most recent graduates. All business majors who graduated August 2020, December 2020 and April 2021 were invited to join in with the members of their families.


Jamaican Parrot
Thursday, April 29, 2021


Yellow-billed Jamaican Parrot at Hope Zoo in Kingston, Jamaica.As part of a wide-ranging conservation effort, a group of Oakland University researchers has been mapping the DNA of Amazon parrot species from the Caribbean. 


OUWB Hispanic youth mentor program 3
Wednesday, April 28, 2021


A group of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine medical students behind a successful mentoring program for local Latinx youth hopes to help medical schools nationwide establish similar programs.



Adeline Perhogan & Annabella Jankowski
Wednesday, April 28, 2021


As the new president and vice-president of the Oakland University Student Congress, Adeline Perhogan of St. Clair Shores and Annabella Jankowski of Farmington Hills say they plan to emphasize the importance of mental and physical health for OU students while navigating the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tim and Katie Johnston signing
Tuesday, April 27, 2021


This fall, Oakland University will roll out a new academic minor in communication and deaf studies. Requiring a minimum of 20 credits, the minor will be offered through the university’s communication program and will introduce students to American Sign Language (ASL), types and degrees of hearing loss, advocacy for the Deaf and hard of hearing, deaf culture and the promotion of deaf awareness. 


Noah Canales
Friday, April 23, 2021


Noah Canales, a junior musical theatre major at Oakland University, has been named the “First Place Male Singer” in the fourth annual “NextGen National: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow” competition, which featured vocal performers from colleges and universities from across the United States.



Thursday, April 22, 2021


Less than a year after introducing Oakland University’s value statement, which includes a prominent reference to stewardship, President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz has assembled a diverse team of faculty, staff and students to draft the university’s first comprehensive sustainability plan.



Thursday, April 22, 2021


Bianca Vitale, an undergraduate student at Oakland University was awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship.


Berkley Browne
Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Extensive research into the well-being of Black women at medical schools has earned recognition for an assistant dean for Student Affairs at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Oakland University Campus
Wednesday, April 21, 2021


In light of the current standardized testing situation, as well as feedback from the community, and the need to support students through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakland University will extend its test-optional admission practice for the incoming freshman class of 2022. Test optional admission will be offered to students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 or higher. 


Sarah Bussineau
Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Oakland University alumna Sarah Bussineau (BM ’20) has won the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Secondary Grades Student Teacher of the Year Award for 2020.



Monday, April 19, 2021


Oakland University will celebrate its fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates during drive-in commencement ceremonies May 13-15. The events will combine traditional elements of commencement with adaptations to protect the health and safety of attendees. 


Diversity Champions Cohort 1 Group
Friday, April 16, 2021


The inaugural OUWB Diversity Champion cohort graduated this week, and is set to have a big role in furthering the school’s commitment to being a diverse learning environment.



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Music, Theatre and Dance Department:
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