Articles written by: Adam Niemi

Adam is the Assistant Photo Editor at Central Michigan Life.

Cross Country

CMU women’s cross-country prepares for Pre-Nationals

The first of the ‘bigger races’ as assistant coach Matt Kaczor described earlier in the season, has arrived. To help the Central Michigan women’s cross-country team run better in the Pre-Nationals race Sunday, Kaczor tried a new approach. For five […]
Cross Country

CMU finishes third, Lyons shatters personal best at Notre Dame

Weather issues didn’t stop three Central Michigan women’s cross-country runners from achieving personal best times on Friday. Junior runner Charnele Lyons shattered her personal best time in the 5k race with a time of 18:07, about 50 seconds faster than […]
Academics
Honors Program director Phame Camarena, speaks to his HON 100: Introduction to Honors class Tuesday afternoon about his no-grade program. Camarena maintains 25 students in the program, which withholds their grades until the end of the semester. Camarena said that students in the no-grade program typically produce more thorough work than those not in the program. (Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

Honors program director promotes teaching without grades, sees improvement in student learning

Honors Program Director Phame Camarena challenged his students to do one simple thing — ignore grades. Camarena accepted 25 students to participate in the no-grades program from his HON 100: Introduction to Honors classes this semester. The NGP students do […]
Academics

Not enough nominations received to fill Academic Senate positions, management minor program approved

The Central Michigan University Academic Senate approved a new management minor program, after persuasion from students and faculty. The minor will be offered as part of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. In other business, the Academic Senate […]
Cross Country / Featured
Jeff Drenth was a Charlevoix native who became a two-time MAC champion during his time at CMU. He was later inducted into the CMU Sports Hall of Fame. (Courtesy Photo)

Jeff Drenth’s legacy remains in CMU cross-country team

On June 2, 1986, Central Michigan graduate Jeff Drenth rose out of bed in his southwest Eugene, Ore. home. He went off for his 10-mile morning run. By his standards, he ran poorly at the Bruce Jenner Track and Field […]
Cross Country

Lohner runs her first race of season, Anderson leads team

Holly Anderson finished 10th at the Spartan Invitational and led Central Michigan’s women’s cross-country team Friday. Anderson, a senior, finished 21:11 to lead the Chippewas in their first 6K run of the season in East Lansing during the invitational. It […]
Cross Country

Ribant tops for women’s cross-country, finishes eighth

Michigan State redshirt junior Rachel McFarlane won the 26th Annual Jeff Drenth Memorial womens’ cross-country run Friday at Pleasant Hills Golf Course. She finished with a time of 18:23.63 at the course, located at 4452 E. Millbrook Road. CMU junior runner […]
Cross Country

Women’s cross-country aims for MAC championship starting this weekend

Director of cross-country Willie Randolph said last season the women’s cross-country team came a mere 20 feet away from a Mid-American Conference championship. Now, the Chippewas are about 40 miles worth of regular season running to determine if they have […]
Sports

Club hockey ends losing streak

The CMU club hockey team swept its two-game series against Northern Michigan after its fifth consecutive loss Friday night against Lindenwood. Central (7-10) lost to Lindenwood on Friday, 6-3, and won 8-3 Saturday and 5-4 Sunday against Northern Michigan.
Sports

Club hockey hosts Lindenwood and Northern Michigan

With three games this weekend, the CMU club hockey team looks to hault a four-game losing streak when it plays Lindenwood and Northern Michigan. But Central (5-9) has constantly dealt with a lack-luster power play which has produced seven power-play […]
Sports

Club hockey swept by MSU

The club hockey came away from this weekend’s sweep by Michigan State with a better feeling than previous weekend sweeps. However, it took four consecutive losses for the team to gauge its strengths and weaknesses after entering the weekend with […]
Sports

Club hockey swept by Saginaw Valley

The looks on the players’ faces Saturday defined the club hockey team’s mood — it was a weekend to forget. Central was swept by Saginaw Valley State after an overtime loss Friday and a seven-goal loss Saturday.


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