Oakland University Magazine, Fall 1997

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News & Notes; Program prepares students with in-demand skills; New site offers MBA, Master of Training and Development; Newspaper critics applaud OU's Meadow Brook Theatre;Scholarship program proving its worth; Engineering Center builds partnerships; School of Nursing plans new curriculum; Program sets sights on distant borders; Robotics competition taps future innovators' skills, imagination; Cost of living ranks 9th in the nation; New provost hits the ground running; Foundation allocates more than $1 million; Board approves plans for another building; Engineering faculty awarded research grants and contracts; It's in her genes; Russi appointed co-chair of County advisory body; Fall enrollment continues record growth; Poor left behind in health care, competition, OU researcher finds; Technology brings the job market into VIEW; Education continues growth, progress; 'Value-added' skills in high demand; New computer system provides fast, easy records access; Lab puts students on the road--virtually; Creating the future, by Todd Haight; What it means to be a manager, by Tom Ford; Recruiting experts is a successful tradition at OU; Fountain of youth, by Jennifer Charney; Alumni news; OU honors alumni; Susan Cischke wins top engineering award; Wayne State University recognizes alumna; Volunteer conference to welcome alumni; Professors plan Stratford workshop; Send in your letter for teaching award; Chemistry, Nursing reunions enjoy success;Partners in success; Chrysler executive underscores community commitment; other gifts support educational excellence; Class notes; From defending to advising; Area's loss is Japan's gain; Silencing the critics; He's still very active; Take ownership in our future and help bring it to life, by Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr.