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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 22, 2019 |

Crimson Days Summer 2019

Congratulations! You are even closer to becoming a Warrior. Your next step is to sign up for Crimson Day! During Crimson Day, you will learn about your new academic environment, find out about the support services available, and take the first steps toward transitioning to the RU community. You’ll meet key faculty and staff members and other incoming students, have your questions answered, register for…
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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 6, 2018 |

RU Theatre Presents Laundry and Bourbon

Opening this Thursday, RU’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents Laundry and Bourbon, written by James McLure and directed by Annika Huey. Annika is a senior Theatre major who directed Laundry and Bourbon as her capstone project. The setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon…
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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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July 28, 2018 |

Ice Cream Olympics • Aug. 25, 7 p.m.

      The Rochester University Alumni Association invites you to join us for the seventh annual “Ice Cream Olympics” on Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Be our guest, as we welcome both new, and returning students. There will be plenty of fun for the entire family. This event is offered at no cost to participants. Bring your family and enjoy a great evening with alumni, students,…
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June 21, 2018 |

UnCovered Theatre Company and Rochester University Present “Macbeth”

UnCovered Theatre Company and Rochester University’s theatre department present Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Christopher Owens. Every summer, UnCovered Theatre and RU's Theatre Department team up to produce the Rochester University Shakespeare Festival where professional actors and directors from around the country come to RU’s campus to perform some of Shakespeare’s best plays. Past shows include: Macbeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet,…
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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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January 3, 2018 |

Uncovered Theatre Company Presents “No Exit”

Uncovered Theatre, the professional theatre company for Rochester University, will present "No Exit," written by Jean-Paul Sartre and directed by Nicole Mullaly. Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this…
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