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April 12, 2023 |

Lake Norcentra Park transforms to offer serene space to the community

By Carissa Hansen, Digital Strategist Lake Norcentra Park on the campus of Rochester University boasts thousands of visitors per year. With its inviting landscape and scenic path connecting to the Clinton River Trail, it’s no wonder why. The park has taken several iterations to become what it is today. Larry Stewart, director of alumni information, and Brad Irwin, senior development officer, started planning a transformation…
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April 5, 2023 |

RU Theatre & Music Present: Leaving Iowa

RU Theatre & Music's production of Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue and Spike Manton opens April 13th and runs for two weekends! Leaving Iowa is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across…
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March 31, 2023 |

Crimson visits elementary schools for reading month

Rochester University has partnered with local schools to celebrate March is Reading Month by bringing Crimson, RU’s new mascot, to read to students.  Throughout each visit, Crimson read a book, interacted with students and encouraged literacy.  Crimson’s first visit was to Holy Family Regional School with Michigan State Senator Michael Webber where they read to second and third grade students. After the reading, Webber and…
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March 27, 2023 |

Music journalist to speak at Rochester University about “Dilla Time”

As part of the 2023 Michigan Notable Book Tour, Dan Charnas, author of “Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm,” will speak at Rochester University on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Described as equal parts musicology, biography and cultural history, “Dilla Time” chronicles the invention of a new kind of beat by…
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March 24, 2023 |

52nd Annual Partnership Dinner Features Detroit Tigers Champions

The 2023 Rochester University Partnership Dinner, sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union and featuring players from the Detroit Tigers’ championship teams, and will be held April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel, located in downtown Rochester.  The dinner will feature former Detroit Tigers players Willie Horton, Jim Price, Lance Parrish and Dave Rozema in a panel-style discussion moderated by Eli Zaret, Detroit…
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March 14, 2023 |

Students and Employees Immerse Themselves in Black History and Culture on RU’s First Intercultural Life Trip to Chicago

  Twenty-eight students and seven employees took time out of their spring break to travel to Chicago for Rochester University’s first intercultural life trip sponsored by the RU Diversity Committee.  The trip included a visit to the DuSable Museum of Black History, the oldest museum in America to display and tell the history of African-Americans. In a partnership with the Smithsonian, the museum includes exhibits…
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December 13, 2022 |

Rochester University expands graduate offerings with new master’s degrees in sport leadership and clinical psychology

  Rochester University is adding two new Master of Arts degrees to its graduate program — one in sport leadership and another in clinical psychology — after receiving approval from its accrediting body in November 2022.  The two new degrees will launch in fall 2023, joining RU’s existing master’s degree in missional leadership.  The Higher Learning Commission, RU’s accrediting body, approved the two new programs…
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October 28, 2022 |

Rochester University appoints Luke Fleer as vice president of development

Rochester University has selected Luke Fleer, director of development for Michigan Medicine, as its new vice president of development and alumni relations and chief development officer. Fleer, who graduated from RU in 2004, will lead the university’s development efforts as it raises funds for capital projects and student scholarships; deepens relationships with alumni, friends, community members and other partners from around the region; and increases…
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October 28, 2022 |

RU Alum Starring on the Meadow Brook Stage

RU Graduate, Jessica Nichols, is currently starring as Audrey in Meadow Brook Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors. Jessica graduated from RU in 2021 with a Musical Theatre degree and has come back to the RU stage to work as a professional actor in the months since. She is currently working as an intern for the theatre and was cast as an understudy in the production. After some of…
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April 7, 2022 |

Rochester University purchases church property

On Monday, April 4, Rochester University finalized the purchase of property previously owned by the Rochester Church of Christ. The purchase includes the church building and its entire eight-acre parcel, which adjoins the campus. Discussion about mutual use of the building began in 2020. More recently those discussions developed into a sale of the property. Under a 15-year shared-use agreement, the church will retain offices…
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March 25, 2022 |

School of Business Students Mix It Up With Local Professionals

On Wednesday, March 23, the School of Business hosted local professionals on campus for a mixer event with junior RU business students. The mixer was part of a Professional Development Seminar course that prepares students to enter the professional world upon graduation. Students had the opportunity to practice their networking skills one on one with the volunteers and then attended a Q and A panel…
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February 9, 2022 |

Rochester Excellence Award

  The RU Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2023 Rochester Excellence Award. The Rochester University Excellence Award is given to a faculty or staff member who has left a positive impact on students, fellow colleagues or community members. They embody what it means to be a true Rochester University Warrior. This person may have encouraged you, helped expand your horizons, or otherwise made…
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January 5, 2022 |

Rochester University signs comprehensive articulation agreement with Michigan’s premier film school, the Motion Picture Institute

TROY – The Motion Picture Institute (MPI) is partnering with Rochester University (RU) to offer a transfer option to its Motion Picture Production graduates. Effective immediately, Rochester University will grant 29 hours of credit to students who successfully complete the 12-month Motion Picture Institute curriculum with a 2.0 GPA or higher.  These credits can be applied to any associate or bachelor’s degree at Rochester University. …
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November 22, 2021 | ,

Put Yourself in High Demand with New Majors from Rochester University

    It might be hard to imagine, but Digital Marketing Specialists did not exist 10 years ago. In fact, some of today’s fastest growing jobs were not around in the last decade, including SEO Specialist, App Designer, and Esports and Gaming Administrator. Along with rapid advancements in technology, the job market has morphed over recent years, creating new opportunities for those who are prepared.…
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October 21, 2021 |

Rochester University Students Meet with United States Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

This morning a group of eight Rochester University business students spent time with U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett hosted Secretary Walsh for his October 21, 2021, Mayor's Business Roundtable meeting at the Royal Park Hotel. During the meeting, Secretary Walsh shared his vision for a more inclusive labor market and cooperation between labor and business leaders. After the presentation Secretary…
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August 23, 2021 |

2021 Fall Plans at RU – President Stogner

Dear Students, We are excited for the beginning of the new academic year and cannot wait to see you back on campus. As you prepare for your return, we want to provide you information about the measures we are taking to ensure a healthy and safe environment for our entire campus community.
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July 19, 2021 |

Rochester Mourns Loss of Fallen Warrior

The Rochester University athletic department is mourning the loss of former men's basketball player Angelo "Los" Griffis.  Griffis was a guard for the Warriors for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.  He scored over 1,000 points in his two-year career and averaged 19.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.  He also led the Warriors to their second-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance following the '16-'17 season. Read…
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June 18, 2021 |

Fall 2021 Opening Plans

Dear RU community, I hope you are already enjoying a wonderful summer. On the RU campus, we are busy processing and working through the lessons of the last academic year and enthusiastically planning for the 2021-22 academic year. In light of these developments, and after extensive deliberations from the RU Pandemic Response Team (PRT,) along with prayerful consideration from all decision-makers, we are pleased to…
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June 7, 2021 |

RU awarded $25,000 grant for mentoring program

Rochester University has received a two-year $25,000 NetVUE Vocation Across the Academy grant to fund its RISE Mentorship Program. RISE stands for relationship, inspiration, support and engagement. This program builds meaningful relationships between alumni and students. Alumni mentors serve as positive role models while providing valuable guidance, support and encouragement to students as they navigate through the challenges of transitioning from an academic to a…
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April 14, 2021 | ,

Rochester University appoints new School of Nursing director

Rochester University has appointed Dr. John Collins as director of its School of Nursing, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  Dr. Remylin Bruder, RU provost, said, “Dr. Collins is a servant leader who is data-driven and is passionate about student’s academic success. His expertise, education and experience will be wonderful assets to our students and faculty.” Before coming to RU, Collins…
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April 7, 2021 |

HGTV hosts to speak at Rochester University’s 50th Partnership Dinner

Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, Rochester University’s 2021 Partnership Dinner will feature a live, virtual conversation with Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of HGTV’s “Home Town” television show, on Saturday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. The Partnership Dinner is an annual event that generates funds for student scholarships. The 2021 dinner will celebrate the event’s 50th year and RU’s 60th anniversary. “Giving back and…
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February 24, 2021 |

Men’s Basketball Wins Regular Season WHAC Championship

Rochester rallies from 21 points down to beat Cornerstone for WHAC championship. Read more on MLIVE » CHAMPS 🙌🏼 — RUAthletics (@AthleticsRU) February 24, 2021
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February 21, 2021 |

Zachary Kwiecinski

Zak Kwiecinski graduated in the spring of 2017. Even though he was a Pre-Pharmaceutical major with a Music minor, he was very active in the Rochester theatre department throughout his tenure with the school, acting in several shows (both in the regular season and during the summer Shakespeare Festival), playing keys for the Kwiecinski family pit band in Godspell (summer 2015), performing as a member of the…
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January 28, 2021 |

Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Silver and Gold Award – Beaumont Health Excellence in Health-care

Dr. Remilyn Bruder was recognized as the winner of the 2020 Beaumont Health Excellence in Health Care Award at the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Silver and Gold Awards Ceremony on December 7, 2020. Beaumont Health Excellence in Health Care Award This award honors an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and excellence in the health care field. Winner: Dr. Remylin Bruder, DNP, RN - Rochester…
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January 12, 2021 |

President Stogner Opens Spring Semester Affirming What RU Stands For.

 Full Transcript: Welcome back for the spring semester, 2021! The year 2020 was tough on everyone. I think many of us held a secret hope somewhere deep within us that something sort of magical would happen on January 1 this year, and things would somehow get better overnight. Alas, magical thinking never comes to fruition, and things are off to a difficult start already…
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December 17, 2020 |

Rochester University Holiday Hours

Rochester University will be closed for the holiday season from December 23-January 3. We look forward to hearing from you when we return to campus on January 4! Enjoy your holidays!
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December 17, 2020 | ,

Rochester University: A win for transfer students

At Rochester University you can play the transfer game and win! Offering one of the simplest transfer processes around, RU will work with your available credits to not only get you into the program of your choice, but we can help you understand your financial options, and will offer you a seamless process towards planning for your future. Our infographic introduces you to just some…
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November 10, 2020 |

Rochester University adds majors in computer information, nonprofit management, health care management

Rochester University School of Business is offering four new or revised majors targeted to expanding sectors in industry that are seeking skilled employees. The new majors are: Bachelor of science degree in information systems, programming Bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems Bachelor of business administration degree in nonprofit management Bachelor of business administration degree in health care management “We’re responding to trends…
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November 5, 2020 |

Auburn Hills Chamber Nominates Two RU Employees for Awards

The Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce has nominated two Rochester University employees for its 2020 Silver & Gold Awards. Dr. Remylin Bruder, RU provost and professor of nursing, is nominated for the Beaumont Health Excellence in Health Care Award. This award honors an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the health care field. Jennifer Porter, director of development, is nominated for the DBusiness…
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October 13, 2020 |

Rochester University sells northeast corner of property for $2.5 million

Rochester University has sold 7.9 acres of its property for $2.5 million, which improves the university’s financial standing while also ensuring improvements to the campus and the local community. Pulte Homes purchased land on the northeast side of campus for a new townhome community called The Groves at Rochester Hills. “Residents of The Groves at Rochester Hills will find Rochester University to be a great…
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October 12, 2020 | , ,

Chief Financial Credit Union Awarded J. Robert and Mary Utley Philanthropist of the Year

In 2007, Rochester University established an annual award to honor those who have modeled sacrificial service and philanthropic generosity for others in support of the university. This award was named after J. Robert and Mary Utley because of their steadfast commitment to scholarship and service. In recognition of their philanthropic spirit and commitment to community, this year’s award is presented to Chief Financial Credit Union.…
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September 29, 2020 |

Master Plan Brings New Life to Campus

By Gabriella Burman via DesignTeam Plus One of the hippest towns north of metropolitan Detroit is also one of the best places to enjoy autumn colors, as renovations near completion at Lake Norcentra Park, the jewel at the center of campus at Rochester University. Founded in 1959 as North Central Christian College, and later known as Rochester College, the institution changed its name to Rochester…
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September 28, 2020 | ,

Rochester University sets enrollment record for fall semester

Rochester University achieved a record enrollment in fall 2020 despite the challenges of a pandemic and predictions of a national decrease in college enrollment. Initial statistics show an enrollment increase of 13% compared to the previous fall, and for the first time in the institution's history, RU’s overall student headcount was more than 1,200, which includes traditional, accelerated and early college students, President Brian Stogner…
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July 28, 2020 | , ,

Early Childhood Education Program Ranked No. 1 In Nation

Rochester University’s Early Childhood Studies program has been ranked No. 1 in the country by The ranking highlights both RU’s bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies and its bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement. “We are thrilled to be ranked as the top program in the nation,” said Dr. Cynthia Clark, chair of the Department of Early Childhood Education and…
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June 15, 2020 |

University Launches Online Institutional Archive

Rochester University recently launched an online institutional archive. The site features over 800 publications and photos dating back to the 1950s. “Since its founding, the university has maintained a collection of institutional publications, photographs, and artifacts,” said archivist Larry Stewart. “The online collection now makes selected items available to the public for their use and viewing.” The online collection is hosted by the Detroit Area…
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June 1, 2020 |

Rochester University plans reopen of campus in fall

  Rochester University plans to reopen campus for the fall 2020 semester with safety precautions and preparedness in place to protect students, employees and the community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university formed a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Team in the spring to develop policies and procedures for the campus. The plan is guided by the recommendations and policies of local, state, and…
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May 31, 2020 |

Statement on Current Events

Dear Friends, We live in profoundly troubling times. As I have watched in horror the recent news related to the senseless and violent killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I have been reminded of the deep-seated injustices, racism, and evil that surround us. We know the names and the stories of those two people, but do not know the names or have forgotten the…
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May 11, 2020 |

WHAC Shares Update on Fall Sport Seasons

Presidents and athletics directors at member institutions in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) have been talking over the last 3-4 weeks about the future of athletics in the conference. The WHAC is preparing to move forward with athletics in the fall in conjunction with the member institutions re-opening their campuses.  Read full article »
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January 30, 2020 |

Samantha DeVries

Samantha DeVries started her career at Rochester as an actor in the ethnography piece, UnCovering a Cardboard Nation. However, she quickly expanded her talent field to become a jack-of-all-trades for the theatre department, and for the school in general. We asked Sam to share her thoughts on her journey through Rochester: I graduated in the Spring of 2018. I majored in Theatre with a minor in…
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November 22, 2019 |

Daniel DeRey

Since graduating from Rochester University in the spring of 2018 with his BS in Theatre, actor and playwright Daniel DeRey has been a staple of the eastern Michigan theatre scene, both onstage and off, ever since. In addition to playing his dream role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at Riverbank Theatre, Daniel has been serving as an executive board member at Monster Box Theatre and…
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November 11, 2019 |

Rochester University unveils new loan repayment assistance program for future graduates

Rochester University will offer a new loan repayment assistance program to all incoming freshmen students beginning in Fall 2020. This program will provide a safety net for students, helping graduates repay student loans. “We are confident in the preparedness of our graduates to enter the workforce,  and this program is a way for us to further support student success after graduation,” said RU President Brian…
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November 6, 2019 |

Madeline Ringvelski

Maddie is one of our most recent graduates, a Musical Theatre Performance major who earned her diploma in April of 2019. In the months since graduation, she has been attending as many auditions as possible, and has already landed some notable roles, playing Winnie Tate in Riverbank Theatre’s Annie Get Your Gun and beginning rehearsals as Florinda in Flint Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of Into the Woods. When…
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October 31, 2019 |

Rochester University To Present “A Wrinkle in Time”

Rochester University’s theatre department will present "A Wrinkle in Time," based on the novel by Madeline L’Engle and adapted by John Glore, on various dates in November.  One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back — braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and others to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her…
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October 22, 2019 |

Dr. Kenneth and Donna Slater honored with Philanthropy Award

Rochester University honored Dr. Kenneth and Donna Slater with the J. Robert and Mary Utley Philanthropy Award during the President’s Circle of Honor on Saturday, Oct. 19. Rochester University established this annual award to honor those who have modeled sacrificial service and philanthropic generosity for others in support of the college. This award was named after J. Robert and Mary Utley because of their steadfast…
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September 12, 2019 |

RU initiates Spiritual Formation Advisory Group

Rochester University has established a Spiritual Formation Advisory Group where Christian leaders from the community will join the university in helping students discover their life’s purpose and learn how to connect that purpose to their careers. “We believe a strong Christian faith is a foundation for success, both in learning and in life,” said Dr. Brian Stogner, president of Rochester University. “Hand-in-hand with these convictions…
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August 29, 2019 |

Rochester University to Present Silent Sky

Rochester University’s theatre department will present "Silent Sky," written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Dr. Catherine Parker, RU associate professor of theatre, starting on Thursday, Sept. 19.  "Silent Sky" tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, who begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, but she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates…
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June 14, 2019 |

RU awarded for restoration of historic farmstead

Rochester University was recently awarded the Earl. E. Borden Historic Preservation Award by the City of Rochester Hills Historic Districts Commission for the restoration of the farmstead located on RU’s campus. As the recipient of this award, RU has shown its commitment to preserving and restoring the historic barn and silo, which date back to the early 1900s. When restored to its original design it…
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April 16, 2019 |

Rochester University To Present Music Showcase

Rochester University To Present Music Showcase Rochester University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present its final chorus concert of the year on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.  The A Cappella Chorus will present a program that includes some new music as well as new renditions of traditional spirituals. The performance will include Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass” in its entirety, among other pieces. Autumn, a smaller group…
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April 15, 2019 |

Rochester University Honors Alumni at Partnership Dinner

Rochester University Foundation Board Member Emeritus presented to Todd Graham In recognition of eleven years of exceptional leadership, devoted service, and contribution of your time, talents and treasures to the benefit of the Rochester University Foundation and its mission to serve the students and mission of Rochester University.   2019 Alumnus of the Year Award presented to Kevin Stewart Kevin was honored as alumnus of…
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April 15, 2019 |

Rochester University Unveils New Logos and Mission Statement

Rochester University unveils new logos and mission statement as they continue transition to Rochester University Logo and mission statement were on display for public viewing at Rochester University’s 48th annual Partnership Dinner Rochester Hills, Mich., April 13, 2019 – Last fall, Rochester University announced they’ll become Rochester University. As a next step in their name change transition, they unveiled new Rochester University logos and an…
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March 27, 2019 |

Rochester University To Present “Opal”

  Rochester University’s theatre department will present "Opal," an award-winning Broadway hit by Robert Nassif Lindsey, in April. Opal, which will be directed by Robert Arbaugh, tells the story of a 7-year-old aristocratic girl who is orphaned in a shipwreck and placed in an Oregon lumber camp in 1904. Her one desire is to find the secret way to return to her parents and her…
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March 5, 2019 |

Award-Winning Playwright Will Host Writing Workshop & Book Signing at Rochester University

Author and playwright Beth Kander, whose dystopian novel debuted in 2018, will present a writing workshop and book signing on Thursday, March 21, at Rochester University. Kander's dystopian epic, "Original Syn," debuted in September 2018, and the second in the series will be released in summer 2019. An award-winning playwright, Kander’s newest play, "Hazardous Materials," will receive its world premiere at Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado…
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February 26, 2019 |

RU & Chief Financial Partner as Presenting Sponsors of Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Rochester, MI – The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a new partnership with Chief Financial Credit Union and Rochester University at this year’s Community Outlook Press Conference. Rochester University, soon to be Rochester University, and Chief Financial Credit Union have partnered to become Presenting Sponsors of the Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade for the next three years. “This investment in such an important community…
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February 14, 2019 |

Slater-Montgomery Family Chapel

This spring Rochester University will build again in Lake Norcentra Park. The Slater-Montgomery Family Chapel, which will sit adjacent to the old gymnasium, will give the community a place to gather for chapel, weddings, worship, and outdoor events. With this chapel, donors Kenneth and Donna (Montgomery) Slater are honoring the long involvement of both their families in the establishment and sustainment of RU. Donna attended…
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February 8, 2019 |

Rochester University To Present Music Showcase

Rochester University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present its annual Music Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m The A Cappella Chorus will present a program that includes new music as well as new renditions of traditional spirituals. Autumn, a smaller group that performs contemporary a cappella music, is known for its tight harmony and its uplifting message in song. Performances by…
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January 22, 2019 |

Rochester University To Present “Eurydice”

Rochester University’s theatre department will present "Eurydice," written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Hannah Niece in February. In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and…
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January 3, 2019 |

Rochester University To Present “Agnes of God”

Rochester University’s theatre department will present "Agnes of God," written by John Pielmeier and directed by Robert Arbaugh, assistant professor of theatre, Jan. 10-13.  Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who…
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December 20, 2018 |

Rochester University: Close to Everything

Looking for a small university that will help you learn, lead and succeed by expanding your knowledge and your faith? Take a closer look at Rochester University.  In addition to more personalized classes and majors that will help you succeed in your career and your everyday life, you’ll also find RU affordable, with a wide range of financial aid options. RU is also located in…
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December 3, 2018 |

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Please note that Rochester University offices will be closed from Monday, December 24-Tuesday, January 1. All inquiries made during this time will be responded to after the holidays!   
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October 22, 2018 |

Rochester University To Present “Great Expectations”

Rochester University’s theatre department will present "Great Expectations," throughout November. The play was adapted by Barbara Field from the Charles Dickens classic and is directed by Robert Arbaugh, RU associate professor of theatre. "Great Expectations" conveys all the energy and warmth of Dickens' richly human story with cinematic quickness and fluidity. Beginning with his humble boyhood at the home of his long-suffering sister and her husband, the play follows Pip through his encounter with the escaped…
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October 15, 2018 |

Jim and Caye Randolph honored with Philanthropy Award

  Rochester University honored Jim and Caye Randolph with the J. Robert and Mary Utley Philanthropy Award during the President’s Circle of Honor on Saturday, Oct. 13. Rochester University established this annual award to honor those who have modeled sacrificial service and philanthropic generosity for others in support of the college. This award was named after J. Robert and Mary Utley because of their steadfast…
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October 1, 2018 |

Rochester University Presents Music Department Showcase

Rochester University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present its annual Fall Music Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The concert features the Rochester University A Cappella Chorus, Autumn and musical theatre students. The A Cappella Chorus will present a program that includes some new music as well as new renditions of traditional spirituals. Autumn, an ensemble known for its tight harmony…
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September 6, 2018 |

Rochester University Presents “Crimes of the Heart”

Rochester University’s theatre department will present "Crimes of the Heart," written by Beth Henley and directed by Dr. Nancy Arnfield, during two weekends in September.  The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at 30 and facing…
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April 26, 2018 | ,

Troy Butler Named 2018 Alumnus of the Year

At the 2018 Partnership Dinner, Rochester University acknowledged Troy Butler as our 2018 Alumnus of the Year. Troy Butler graduated from Rochester University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. He then went on and received his Master’s degree from Sienna Heights University. In 2001, Troy and his family started the Troy Butler Endowed Scholarship for students majoring in social work and…
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April 12, 2018 |

Rochester University launches English Second Language endorsement

More than 66,000 English learning students enrolled in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne county schools Rochester Hills, Mich., April 11, 2018– In 2017, the Michigan Department of Education reported there were 90,000 English learning students, those with English as a second language, enrolled in Michigan’s school systems. Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties accounted for 66,000 of those students. In response to these staggering statistics, Rochester University is…
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March 21, 2018 |

Rochester University partners with City of Detroit through Detroit Promise program

Rochester University offering scholarships to qualified students graduating from City of Detroit high schools Rochester Hills, Mich., March 21, 2018 – In an effort to provide more students with the opportunity to advance their learning, Rochester University has entered into a partnership with Detroit Promise, offering scholarships to qualified Detroit-resident students graduating from a high school in the city of Detroit, beginning spring of 2018.…
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March 4, 2018 |

Warriors Win 4th USCAA Title

The Rochester University Warriors entered the USCAA national tournament as the 5th seed but left as the top team in the country after an 80-61 win over Oakwood University Saturday evening. The win earned the men's basketball program their fourth USCAA national championship and sixth national title overall. Justin Nafso was named the tournament MVP while Kash Blackwell and Armand Cartwright were named to the…
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March 3, 2018 |

Lady Warriors Win First-Ever USCAA Title

The Rochester University Warriors are USCAA champions for the first time after knocking off the #2 seed in the semi-finals and then taking down the #1 seed in the championship game on Saturday.  The Warriors beat Paul Quinn 72-57 in the championship behind a huge game from Allyssa Copley who was later named the tournament MVP.  Copley finished with an impressive line of 13 points,…
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February 19, 2018 |

Music Showcase February 27

Rochester University's Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present its annual Music Showcase on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features the Rochester University A Cappella Chorus, Autumn, the Rochester University Worship Ensemble, faculty performances, and the Rochester University Alumni Chorus. The chorus will present a program that includes some new music as well as new renditions of traditional spirituals. Autumn is…
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February 5, 2018 |

RU Presents Celebration 2018: Classic TV

Don't miss Rochester University’s 41st annual Celebration—Classic TV: The Rise of Television Entertainment Feb. 22-24! SHOWTIMES Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. TICKET PRICES RU students $5 Cast friends & family $10 General public $12 Tickets are available to purchase by contacting the Rochester University business office at (248) 218-2053.…
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