Articles written by: Katherine Ranzenberger

Katherine Ranzenberger is a senior reporter for CM Life.

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 […]
Administration / University
CMU gender ratio among faculty ranks low in MAC

CMU gender ratio among faculty ranks low in MAC

Faculty gender imbalance is a concern for Central Michigan University, even compared to other Michigan universities. Out of the nine Mid-American Conference schools that had the 2013 statistics available, CMU had the third-lowest amount of female instructional faculty members, with […]
University
Custom graduation gowns to match campus identity project

Custom graduation gowns to match campus identity project

The typically all-black affair of commencement will get a healthy dose of maroon and gold this year. In a move to match the ongoing conversations among administrators about creating a unified campus identity, commencement gowns purchased this year will be […]
University
Broadway Theatre to host fantasy conference

Broadway Theatre to host fantasy conference

Dragons, elves and mythical creatures will be taking over The Broadway Theatre in downtown Mount Pleasant when the “Imagining the Fantastic” conference comes to town. The conference is co-sponsored by the theater and the College of Humanities and Social and […]


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