The 2020 Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs brings keynote speaker Elizabeth Saunders to Oakland’s campus on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Her talk will take place in the ballroom of Meadow Brook Hall, on Oakland University’s Rochester campus. Saunders, an associate professor in the School of Foreign Service and faculty member in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, will present her lecture titled “Foreign Policy in 2020 and Beyond.” The lecture will offer keen
Keith Pomeroy was awarded the 2020 Pillar of Vibrancy for Wellness and Philanthropy by The Community House and The Bates Street Society. Keith was recognized at the Fifth Annual Bates Street Society Dinner for his charitable work with Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of the Judson Center, and the creation of The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The Community House created the Pillars of Vibrancy to publicly recognize extraordinary individuals who have demonstrated selfless service and
Saginaw, MI:Yeo & Yeo Wealth Management is pleased to announce that Terra Lewis, wealth management assistant, has earned the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP) designation from the College for Financial Planning. Peter J. Bender, CPA, CFP®, managing principal of the firm’s Saginaw office and leader of Yeo & Yeo Wealth Management, said, “Terra has done a great job with all the work involved in Yeo & Yeo’s recent transition to HK Financial Services (HKFS) and ProEquities. Having an FPQP
In an inspirational appeal to galvanize support for the state’s public university students, Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz unveiled “Strive for 45: Invest in Student Success.” The campaign aims to achieve greater funding equity for state universities, with additional funds to go directly to reduce student debt and increase graduation rates while making significant inroads to improve accessibility to higher education. “Instead of considering funding to higher education as an
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Spud Software, Inc. Expands Development Team with New Software Development Manager Grand Blanc, MI – February 18, 2020 – Spud Software, Inc. is proud to announce that David Valentine has accepted the role of Software Development Manager. David has a lot to offer the team, with a concentration on coding and data security. “With the ever-changing devices, operating systems and browsers, we are glad to have someone with David’s experience to make sure we are putting out the best and
The Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) at Oakland University is offering a workshop designed to help attendees learn more about financial planning for individuals with special needs. The event, “Achieving a Better Life Experience: Financial Planning for Individuals with Special Needs,” will provide information that parents and caregivers can use to help ensure financial security for people with autism and other disabilities. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on
More than 300 students and faculty recently took part in Oakland University’s fourth annual Interprofessional Workshop on Opioid Abuse. The event featured keynote speakers, an interprofessional healthcare panel, a case study discussion and a naloxone training – all intended to educate and empower future health professionals in the battle against opioid abuse. Workshop participants included students and faculty from the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Oakland University William Beaumont
For the full newsletter, visit https://mailchi.mp/spudsoftware/me-myself-and-api-1194085 A common misconception of mobile apps is that they are used mainly for social media and gaming. In today’s fast paced and competitive environment, companies are looking more and more towards different digital solutions to help give them the edge they need over their competitors. Still, there are many business owners who continue to believe that having a website and social media page is sufficient enough to succeed—and
Oakland University has been selected to participate in a Data Literacy Institute project aimed at increasing the use of data to boost student success, including the number of graduates. “Data collection and analysis are key components of all student success initiatives,” said Dr. Anne Hitt, associate provost and associate professor of biological sciences at OU. “We can use data to determine which student success tactics or programs are the most cost-effective in helping different student
Lydia Schwerin recently received a $4,000 scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society, whose mission is to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. The senior social work major currently serves as vice president of Oakland University’s Tau Sigma chapter and is one of only four students in the country to receive a $4,000 award from the national chapter this year. “I’m very humbled to be a part of Tau Sigma and to receive this scholarship,” Schwerin said.
The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 23rd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus. “Named after Professor Emeritus David Daniels 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
For the full newsletter, visit https://mailchi.mp/spudsoftware/me-myself-and-api If this is the first time you’re hearing of API, you may be surprised to learn that you’ve probably already interacted with one (or several!) today. Essentially, APIs are how programs communicate. Here are some examples of how you may interact with APIs, even as a non-programmer.Read more...
Saginaw, MI:Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants was honored with the Leading Edge Alliance’s (LEA) prestigious Innovative Firm Initiative of the Year award for its bundled service packages called YeoConsults Business Solutions. The award was announced at the 2020 LEA Global World Conference in Las Vegas. Each year the LEA recognizes accounting firms for their cutting-edge innovations that differentiate LEA members from their competitors. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers for creating a
Building an inclusive and diverse workplace and allowing all to live lives of dignity and purpose were themes of two standing room only sessions featuring Jenny Brown, CEO of Dutton Farm, at last week’s 88th Winter Meeting of the U. S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Washington, DC. Brown was invited to address America’s mayors by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, President of the Conference. Recognized as a leader in providing unique workforce opportunities for adults with disabilities,
Something “wicked” is coming to the Oakland University stage as the Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth — a cautionary tale about the trappings of power and what happens when vaulting ambition takes priority over the people one is expected to govern — from Feb. 6-9, 13-16 in the Varner Studio Theatre on the OU campus. “With Brexit on the horizon, we have set our play in an imagined 2023, where the United Kingdom is in disarray, countries have been betrayed and seceding is
Why do nonprofits collaborate? How do they deal with the challenges associated with collaboration in the nonprofit industry? What do nonprofit funders look for in terms of such collaboration?Oakland University’s Master of Public Administration program is hosting a panel discussion geared toward answering these questions. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, in room 1050 of the Human Health Building on OU’s Rochester campus. The panel will feature three experienced leaders in the nonprofit
For the full newsletter, visit https://mailchi.mp/spudsoftware/dashboard-reporting-1194077 Each year, Spud employees look forward to the Super Bowl. In fact, during the Christmas party, we were already talking about how we could celebrate Super Bowl LIV. The beauty of the Super Bowl is that you don’t have to love football to enjoy the game. Here at Spud, we have a good mix of football fans and people who just like a good social gathering. Fan or not, here are some ways we celebrate.Read more...
Dear Fellow Community Members, We ask you to please take a few moments to learn about our upcoming “Make A Difference” Charity Auction by attending, sponsoring, or donating to our silent or live auction. On Friday, April 24, 2020 we will host our 30th Annual Charity Auction “Kentucky Derby” Gala at Petruzzello’s Banquet Hall in Troy. This evening is dedicated to raising funds that directly benefit job training and placement programs for individuals with disabilities. Please consider helping us
Dewpoint chose our partners wisely and is working with Datrium to offer you disaster recovery capabilities to protect your business. Here is a short video with additional information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mrokhzZSVE&feature=youtu.be
LANSING, Mich. – The rest of Michigan now knows what Dewpoint employees have known all along: The Lansing area’s leading Information Technology consulting firm goes above and beyond to enhance and enrich the workplace culture. Dewpoint was named among Michigan’s 100 “Cool Places to Work 2018” by Crain’s Detroit Business. Dewpoint has been named as one of the “Cool Places to Work” every year Crain’s has compiled the awards, which are based on employee input. Crain’s singled out several specific areas that