Oakland University Magazine, Fall 1996

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News & Notes; University wins prestigious award for outstanding fund-raising programs; Cool news- Vandenberg has air conditioning; State increases university funding; Conference selects 5 for All-Academic teams; Board approves unique nursing alliance; Board names new chair, vice-chair; For new students, orientation program spells success; Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $600,000 to boost undergraduate research technology; Student team places second; Seniors set their sails for the 'real world'; Theatre season features award-winning play; Association inducts professor to serve as president; Board approves new food service contract; Enrollment continues to climb; Oakland University Foundation allocates nearly $1 million; Sharon Abraham named EO director; Scholarly journal ranks Department of Economics 4th in state; Organization names professor to national study section; Board appoints acting vice president; Job market lucrative for graduating seniors; Residence halls are wired up; Board of Trustees approves 3 charter schools; University offers new health sciences degrees; Foundation names officers, directors; Oakland honor society gains international recognition; Physical Therapy program accreditation continues through 2001; OU receives $1 million grant for research laboratory; Oakland honors outstanding graduates; A driving force, by Theodore G. Coutilish; About Gary D. Russi;This could be you; A safe approach, by Eric Freedman; Frontiers of learning, by Vicky Billington; Betty J. Youngblood: alumna honors father with endowed scholarship; Gift from longtime Oakland supporters creates new auto research laboratory; Alumni news; OUAA appoints new members; University announces alumni awards; Association designates gift in alumnus' name; Back to business; OUAA Board elects new officers; Hole sponsors of the 1996 OUAA Golf outing; Class notes; Birth announcements; Death notices; Alumna turns personal tragedy into national crusade; Burda ices Hurricanes' psorts information director position; All the world's a classroom for Michigan Opera Theatre co-founder; If it fits, volunteer opportunity can be rewarding and great fun; New Detroit manager takes proactive stance in the community; Keeping pace with Oakland University is a challenge, by Governor John Engler.