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CMU celebrates 120 years with Facebook Timeline

Central Michigan University has decided to decorate their Facebook Timeline in commemoration of their 120-year anniversary.

Since July 23, CMU has posted a decade a week, going back to Sept. 13, 1982 when the school first opened, said Danny Goodwin Jr., assistant director of public relations.

When CMU first opened, it was called Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute with only 31 students enrolled. The school went through three name changes before becoming Central Michigan University in 1959.

In 1927, the school was renamed Central State Teachers College, in 1941 it became Central Michigan College of Education and in 1955 the school was named Central Michigan College.

The public is encouraged to visit CMU’s Facebook page to revisit the school’s history. The Facebook page highlights events and photos from the past 120 years at CMU.

“We’re inviting different generations from CMU to join in with the celebration,” Goodwin said.

CMU also has an interactive Twitter feed to celebrate the anniversary, #CMYouAnniv.

“We use this to engage with the audience,” Goodwin said.

On Thursday, the day of CMU’s anniversary, University President George Ross will deliver the State of the University Address at 2 p.m. at Plachta Auditorium in Warriner Hall.

Following the address will be a reception outside in Warriner Mall. In the event of rain, the address will be held in Plachta Auditorium.

The reception is open to the public and there will be a video honoring the 120 anniversary celebration.

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