Oakland University Magazine, Winter 1987

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Can we top this?, by Geoffrey Upward(p.2)Summary of Oakland University achievements in 1986--Greek circus tarnishes Oakland's image of academic excellence; Benefits of Greek involvement enrich life after graduation(p.3)Letters to the editor in response to Fall 1986 story about Greek fraternities at OU--Campaign to raise $15 million for continued excellence(p.4)Five year capital campaign launched at President's Club dinner, Nov. 11, 1986--Board of Trustees elects new officers(p.4)David Handleman elected chair; Patricia Hartmann elected vice-chair at Nov. 12, 1986 meeting--Congress president receives leadership fellowship(p.4)Tony Boganey awarded fellowship from the Center for the Study of the President--Forget Club Med and try a study tour of China(p.4)Richard Stamps (Anthropology) to lead tour of China beginning in June--Dodge Farmhouse facelift nears completion(p.5)The historic Dodge Farmhouse is renovated to become university office facility--Alum joins cast of "Moonlighting"(p.5)Curtis Armstrong ('75) joins ABC's hit show--Morning man Nipote spends evenings on Varner stage(p.5)Joe Nipote, WRIF-FM, appears in the Center for the Arts production of Amadeus--Engineering dean takes up appointment (p.5) Robert M. Desmond named dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Jan. 1--Award creates McGregor Chair in arts and humanities(p.5)McGregor Foundation awards $75,000 for 3 years for distinguished professor chair in the College--Nursing school awards first masters degree(p.5)Ann M. Shoop is awarded first Master of Science in Nursing at OU, September 1986--10 [Ten] partly baked ideas from John Naisbitt (p.7-8)Excerpts from John Naisbitt speech "Re-inventing the Corporation" given at OU on Oct. 14, 1986--Oakland in focus, by Rick Smith(p. 9-11)Photos of campus life by OU photographer Rick Smith--Wanted: 250,000 good teachers, by Karen Hill(p.12-15)After years of decline, the demand for teachers is increasing and OU is responding to the challenge--The puzzle of Thomas Edison's past, by Richard Stamps and Nancy Wright(p.16-17)Oakland archaeologists investigate the inventor's boyhood in Port Huron--In memoriam(p.21)George C. Landenberg ('71), Mary Fine ('78), John P. Cutts (English), and President's Club members Alice Booth, Anne Bright, Shirley Carbonero, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Jo Foss, West H. Gallogly, Graham John Graham, Helen Mills.