Articles written by: Katherine Ranzenberger

Katherine Ranzenberger is a senior reporter for CM Life.

Academics / University
A-Senate Notebook: Smith Hall still causing controversy, discussions in A-Senate

A-Senate Notebook: Smith Hall still causing controversy, discussions in A-Senate

Faculty members in the College of Business Administration are still concerned about the rate at which their coworkers are getting brain cancer. Members of the Academic Senate brought their concern to University President George Ross’ attention during Tuesday’s meeting. “It’s […]
Academics / Enrollment / University
A-Senate: May commencement to graduate 2,462 bachelor’s degrees; 500 students from 2010 ‘boom’ graduating in four years

A-Senate: May commencement to graduate 2,462 bachelor’s degrees; 500 students from 2010 ‘boom’ graduating in four years

Although nearly 2,500 students are graduating in May, only 20 percent of those students are getting out of Central Michigan University in four years. University officials have estimated that 2,658 students are still attending CMU from the class of 2010, according to […]
University
Education and Human Services receives $375,000 grant from PNC Foundation

Education and Human Services receives $375,000 grant from PNC Foundation

Central Michigan University has been awarded a $375,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to benefit education programs around campus. A five-year $150,000 grant to support CMU’s Child Development and Learning Laboratory is included in the package. “CMU’s Child Development and […]
Enrollment / University
Ross, Gealt discuss budget, enrollment outlook for 2014-15, despite residual effects from old challenges

Ross, Gealt discuss budget, enrollment outlook for 2014-15, despite residual effects from old challenges

Because tuition accounts for almost half the revenue for Central Michigan University, decreased enrollment rates at CMU have had a direct impact on the university’s budget over the last four years. Steven Johnson, vice president of enrollment and student services, […]
University
Sagmeister spontaneity spices up Park Library Auditorium

Sagmeister spontaneity spices up Park Library Auditorium

The Charles V. Park Library Auditorium was packed with students and faculty as world renowned artist Stefan Sagmeister talked about happiness and the human condition Tuesday night. The Austrian-born graphic designer knows a thing or two about happiness, as he […]
Student Life
CMU students with faculty parents benefit in different ways

CMU students with faculty parents benefit in different ways

Shannon Dahlquist transferred from a university in Wisconsin to Central Michigan University, but she didn’t expect her father to follow her. “He was called by one of the CMU representatives from the (business) department,” the Grand Rapids junior said. “It […]
University

Meditation a focus during PR Central’s Health and Wellness Fair

Michelle Wasenko didn’t realize how the simple act of meditation could offer her a path toward better health. The Hartland senior, along with other Central Michigan University students, faculty and staff, found new ways to better their physical and mental […]
Academics / University
College of Science and Technology hopes to expand study abroad options for students

College of Science and Technology hopes to expand study abroad options for students

The College of Science and Technology is working to expand its study abroad options for interested students. Heidi Mahon, director of student services for CST, said the college wants to make sure students dedicated to science majors have the same […]
Academics / University
A-Senate Notebook: New entrepreneurship department, programs

A-Senate Notebook: New entrepreneurship department, programs

Entrepreneurship department approved The College of Business Administration gained a new department at the Academic Senate meeting Tuesday. A-senators voted to approve the new Entrepreneurship Department. The department was voted on by regular and fixed-term faculty members in the College […]
Academics / Administration / University
Provost Michael Gealt speaks to the A-Senate in Brooks Hall March 4, 2014. (Morgan Taylor/Assistant Photo Editor)

A-Senate: Senior officer evaluations to start soon as part of shared governance

Evaluations of 40 senior officers at Central Michigan University are set to start in the next 60 days. The evaluations are a part of the shared governance agreement signed in the spring of 2013 by administrators and Academic Senate leaders. […]
On Campus / Student Groups / Student Life
Relay for Life raises more than $75,000, spirits, hope for the future

Relay for Life raises more than $75,000, spirits, hope for the future

Dedication, drive and determination – three words used to describe the students and community members who participated in this year’s Relay for Life at Central Michigan University. This year’s event, held in the Indoor Athletic Complex, raised $75,904. Lacey Johnson, […]
Academics / University
Flushing Senior Joe Shaheen high fives Elissa Richmond after winning best technology venture and received $10,000 for his pitch Friday at the New Venture Competition.
(Andrew Whitaker | Assistant Photo Editor)

New Venture competition winners take home more than $70,000

The College of Business Administration gave more than $70,000 to young entrepreneurs at Central Michigan University and other schools during the New Venture Competition on Friday. Six teams of students worked to develop new small business ideas in the hope […]


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