Articles written by: Brianna Owczarzak


Top-10 summer hits of all time

The weather is getting warmer and the semester is winding down, which means summer is just around the corner. For most college students, summer is a time to unwind, relax, lay out in the sun, hang out with friends and […]
Vice president for enrollment and student services Steven Johnson. (Kirsten Kearse/Staff Photographer)

Enrollment and shared governance highlight final A-Senate meeting

Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Steven Johnson said Central Michigan University will adapt its enrollment strategies. The state of Michigan has seen the second-highest decrease in high school graduates in the nation, and Johnson said it’s important for CMU to […]
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CMU’s Global Campus VP named to head Empire State College

Vice President of Central Michigan University’s Global Campus Operations Merodie Hancock is expected to be the next president of Empire State College in New York. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced that she would be recommending Hancock for the position, according to […]
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COLUMN: Period problems

Periods are nature’s pregnancy test for females, but when one’s period isn’t normal, a lot of thoughts come to mind besides being pregnant. When someone has irregular periods, it can be scary because it could mean that something is wrong […]

CMU’s three volunteer Greek organizations

More than 20,000 hours of community service have been completed by Central Michigan University Greeks since 2011, and volunteering is the driving force behind three organizations on campus. Alpha Phi Omega, Epsilon Sigma Alpha and Zeta Theta Pi differentiate from […]
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President George Ross and Provost E. Gary Shapiro look over last meeting mintues during the Academic Senate meeting Tuesday afternoon in Pearce Hall. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

CMED East facilities to cost $46.5 million

University President George Ross announced at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting the cost of the College of Medicine’s East campus facilities will total $46.5 million. Both Covenant Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw will provide land and facilities that will […]
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President Ross says construction of proposed biosciences building to begin in fall; provost search down to eight

University President George Ross announced during Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting that construction for the proposed biosciences building will begin in the fall, and the project will take 30 months to complete. The estimated cost of construction is $89.4 million, with $30 […]

Seven faculty members to receive Provost’s Assessment Incentive Award

The Provost’s Assessment Initiative Award has been presented to seven faculty members from four departments and programs across campus this year. The award is given to individuals who use assessment data to improve student success in their academic program. Assessment data […]

Alison Lighthall to speak about veterans in transition tomorrow

The Veteran’s Resource Center partnered with Student Veterans of America have arranged for Alison Lighthall to speak at Central Michigan University Friday. The groups decided to bring Lighthall to campus because of the way college campuses across the country are […]
Provost Gary Shapiro gives his report commenting on the issue of CMU being a safe campus during Tuesday's Academic Senate meeting. Shapiro explained how CMU was still a safe campus and that  criminal activities occur everywhere on college campuses in Michigan. (Melissa Bloem/Staff Photographer)

Revision of general education program discussed at A-Senate meeting

The idea of revising the current general education program was introduced at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting. Students are currently required to take University Program classes and degree requirement classes. These classes can’t count twice for requirements. The University Program has four […]
Saginaw Valley State University student Hannah Vandongen, left, trades a clothes pin at the Super Service Saturday event in Bovee University Center. The clothes pins represented a different university from all over Michigan, which could be traded throughout the weekend. (Kirsten Kearse/Staff Photographer)

Schools from across state complete 300 community service hours in one day

About 130 students teamed up Saturday to complete 300 hours of community service. The Health Professions Residential College served the campus and community by participating Saturday in Super Service Saturday, where students set out to complete 300 collective service hours in just […]
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Search for provost down to about 30 candidates

Central Michigan University’s search for the next provost is in the final recruitment stages. Parker Executive Search, an Atlanta-based search firm hired by CMU in January for $70,000, announced in a news release Thursday advertisements have been placed and applications […]

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