Oakland University: Oakland County College Connections

Oakland University (OU), located in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, offers its students 270 degree and certificate programs. Known as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective, OU has plenty to extend to its over 20,000 enrolled scholars. When students aren’t busy conducting research, gaining global perspectives, competing in Division I athletics – Go Golden Grizzlies!, leading student organizations, or performing on stage, there’s a sprawling campus, spanning two thriving cities to enjoy.

Take a look at our video and tour the gorgeous campus and architecture yourself.

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Huron Swamp: The Greatest Treasure of Indian Springs

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

“Nothing exists for itself alone, but only in relation to other forms of life.” – Charles Darwin.

The Huron Swamp slowly awakened in the dawn’s early light. An unseen Barred Owl hooted as the sky lightened. Although these swamp-loving owls with “soulful brown eyes” wing silently between the swamp’s white oaks, red maples, and tamaracks, their distinctive melody of “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” confirmed their presence. Ten minutes passed. A sudden splash in the shallows was the signature of a raccoon, or perhaps a mink. Fresh muddy tracks on the wooden boardwalk told me it could have been either. Suddenly a Pileated Woodpecker’s resonating wuk-wuk-wuk alarm call indicated an intruder. Perhaps it was me. But my intrusion was in search of swamp magic.

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Fear, Fright and Nothing Nice at the Erebus Haunted Attraction

Shrill screams, low growls, loud noises and the spookiest of music can be heard from the sidewalk.

A line of willing victims, ready to take on one of the largest haunted attractions in America, wraps around the entire building.

A large 3D-like sign, held by the hands of an oversize devil creature may give even the most veteran of haunted house goers a bit of hesitation. The building itself oozes with a fear factor beyond those found at other haunted attractions.

The Erebus Haunted Attraction, a four-story haunted attraction located in downtown Pontiac, has reached Guinness Book level fame and received nationwide attention since it first opened its doors in 2000.

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Time to Shred! 2015 Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding List

Hey Michiganders! Winter is in full swing and now’s the time to get your skiing and snowboarding in. Whether you want to stay local or get away for a ski weekend, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect ski resort for you. Check out our list of Oakland County and Michigan Ski Resorts here.

If you want to stay local, Oakland County has three ski resorts just a short drive away. You can choose from Alpine Valley, Mt. Holly and Pine Knob. All three resorts offer student, child & senior discounts, school ski-clubs, rentals, lessons and terrain parks. In addition, if you’re just learning, you’ll be pleased to know that all three offer beginner hills with tow ropes and magic carpets.

Oakland County Ski Resorts

Alpine Valley Ski Area – White Lake Township

Mt. Holly Ski Area – Holly

Pine Knob Ski & Snowboard Resort – Clarkston

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