March 3-June 21, 2014, Lobby of Kresge Library
Oakland University has grown dramatically since it opened its doors to students in 1959: from 570 students the first year to over 20,000 in 2013-2014; from 3 original buildings to over 40 across the 1500 acres that comprise the OU property. With growth came exciting opportunities and perplexing challenges for OU administration, faculty, staff and students. Members of the OU community have all experienced the impact of OU’s growth first hand. This exhibit explores some of its aspects.
Saints and Sinners, by Marshall Fredericks, was Oakland University's first major exterior sculpture. The seven bronze figures represent good, evil, temptation, knowledge of good and evil, a saint of the church, a mother and child, and a warrior saint.
Explore the history of OU Libraries through the years starting with the temporary library before the ground-breaking ceremony on October 17,1960 up to the latest developments. You can browse by decade or by topic.