TEDxLibraryWomen Set for December 1 in Rochester

Rochester Hills Public Library Partners with Chief Financial Credit Union to Host TEDxLibraryWomen Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) in partnership with Chief Financial Credit Union is proud to offer a day of informative TEDx talks with remarkable women who have shown up to make a difference in their communities Saturday, December 1. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m., with sessions starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments, snacks and lunch from Panera Bread will be provided. A surprise … [Read more...]

Graduate Study Advisory Council, New at Oakland University

OU's Graduate Education Launches New Advisory Council A new, eight-member advisory council has been created to promote and advocate for graduate education and Lifelong Learning at Oakland University (OU). “With the changes in the job market, the need to have a graduate degree is becoming more acute,” said Claudia Petrescu, Ph.D., dean of Graduate Education at Oakland University. “It is becoming very important for institutions to put graduate education in the spotlight; to highlight its value … [Read more...]

Meet the Newest Board Member for the Rochester Community Schools

Anness Appointed as Board Member for Rochester Community Schools Barbara Anness was selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the July 17 meeting. The term for the trustee appointment will continue through December 31, 2018. “As a trustee on the Rochester Community School District Board, I am looking forward to volunteering my time, talent and expertise to enhance our community through a strong, local public … [Read more...]

Rochester Community School Board Position Opens as Secretary Beth Talbert Resigns

Position Vacancy for the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Secretary Beth Talbert. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The position of secretary will be filled by an existing board member, and the position of trustee will be available for an eligible candidate to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Community Leader Beth Talbert Receives Googasian Award

Longtime Oakland University Employee Beth Talbert Honored with Googasian Award Presented since 1992, the award recognizes members of the Oakland University (OU) community for outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. Beth Talbert, a longtime Oakland University employee and community leader, recently earned the 2017 Phyllis Law Googasian Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. Talbert was honored April 11 during the 25th annual Phyllis Law Googasian … [Read more...]

School boards to seat new members

The Rochester board of education will have two new members next year. In Tuesday's election, incumbent Beth Talbert finished first with 1,148 votes. Jane Pierobon finished second with 960 votes; Pat Piskulich finished third with 819 votes. They defeated newcomers Jeremy Nielson and Tom Malysz. Two incumbents chose not to run. Pierobon is a nurse. Piskulich is on the faculty at Oakland University, as is Talbert. The new members will be sworn in in January. “We’re very pleased,” Piskulich … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor about Beth Talbert for School Board

Beth Talbert brings integrity, honesty and a passion for educating Rochester community children to her membership on the Rochester Board of Education. We know Beth from her association with St. Paul’s United Methodist church, where we have seen her compassion and dedication in whatever capacity she is called. In today’s society, having an objective mind that considers options on issues by setting aside political rhetoric, using reason and listening carefully, are characteristics that members … [Read more...]