University Communications Director of Photography Robert Barclay, left, and University Communications Associate Director of Photography Peggy Brisbane pose for a portrait Tuesday afternoon at the photo studio in West Hall. Barclay and Brisbane have been married for 37 years pursuing careers as the universities photographers for over 30 years. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Capturing history: CMU’s husband-wife photography team, Robert Barclay and Peggy Brisbane, is retiring

It has been said for years that a photo is worth a thousand words. If this is true, then university photographers Robert Barclay and Peggy Brisbane have written a full-length encyclopedia during their years at Central Michigan University. The husband […]
Basketball / Features / Sports
CMU junior guard Crystal Bradford poses for a portrait showcasing her gold medal after helping the United States World University Games team defeat Russia 90-71. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Barclay/University Communications)

Maroon and Gold: Bradford makes name for herself at World University Games

Crystal Bradford came to Central Michigan as the 37th-ranked recruit in the nation. Now after just two years, the six-foot junior is a Mid-American Conference champion and World University Games Gold medalist. “My mom told me she always had a […]
Featured / Features / News
Freeland native and CMU Alum Brad Kloha, 28, uses the monkey bars at Island Park Saturday afternoon as part of his training. Kloha is training to complete 100 races over 15 weeks this summer in attempts to raise 1 million dollars for the Alzheimer Association. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

CMU alum, employee Brad Kloha runs to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease

Driving home from a mentally and physically exhausting mud and obstacle race known as the Tough Mudder, Brad Kloha, 28, was deep in thought. Having completed a handful of these strength and endurance tests for various foundations, the Freeland native […]
Features / Student Life
Richard "Dobbs" Hartshorne performs the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on his cello at St. John's Episcopal Church, 206 W. Maple, on Good Friday. Dobbs is an internationally renowned double bass virtuoso performing solo, chamber and orchestral works. (Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Classical bassist Richard “Dobbs” Hartshorne brings messages to Mount Pleasant

St. John’s Episcopal Church received a message Friday evening: music can bring about a change of heart and convey a beacon of hope. Internationally renowned classical bass player Richard “Dobbs” Hartshorne presented a Hope Through Music Concert-Lecture to share and […]
Features / Multimedia / Student Life / Top Stories
Soldiers in the making: ROTC members put in work over weekend at Fort Custer

Soldiers in the making: ROTC members put in work over weekend at Fort Custer

AUGUSTA, Mich. — While other Central Michigan University students relaxed and refueled for the upcoming week, ROTC students put in work over the weekend for combined field training exercises. After the two-hour trip from campus, cadets found their destination at Fort […]
Mount Pleasant resident Bill Burden, 104, smiles as he rides his motorized three-wheeled bicycle on Aug. 14, 2012 down Granger Street. Burden, an inventor, built the motorized bicycle himself. (File Photo by Trisha Umpfenbach)

The sidewalk superintendent: 105-year-old Bill Burden remembered

Bill Burden was anything but ordinary. The man who came from Ohio in 1930 for work in Mount Pleasant was young, earnest and never yielding. Bill had 13 other siblings. He was the fourth oldest, and after his father left […]
Business/Nonprofits / Features
In A Snap Photobooths owner Gary Lane, center, watches students put on costume props before entering his photo booth at the Pure Leadership event Friday night in Finch Fieldhouse. Students from various Michigan schools went to the event held to give leadership students opportunities to network. (Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

Caught in the moment: CMU alums open photo booth business

Two Central Michigan University alumni found something that changed their lives in Virginia last year. Gary and Chrissy Lane, now married with an 18-month-old daughter, came across a photo booth while attending a wedding that had wigs and several props […]
Ugly Broad band members Keith Dast on the drums, left, and Andrew Neal on the guitar and vocals perform Monday night during the Wellspring Literary Series at Art Reach on 111 E Broadway St. (Taylor Ballek/ Staff Photographer)

Band Ugly Broads evolve, experiment as members flow in and out

They can sometimes be seen wearing dresses and space suits when performing. The band known as Ugly Broads has changed quite a bit over the years in both style and numbers. “We have rotating bass fiends who come in, and […]
Features / Mount Pleasant
Flint junior DaRron Johnson, a CMU cheer captain and volunteer with Mount Pleasant Varsity Cheer, huddles with cheerleaders as they prepare to compete in a district tournament Saturday afternoon at Mount Pleasant High School.  "I try to give them encouragement, keep them calm and just be there for them," Johnson said. (Jeffrey Smith/Staff Photographer)

The man who paces: CMU student balances being a cheerleader, volunteer high school coach

Across the blue pad covering the hardwood floor of one of Mount Pleasant High School gymnasiums, a man can be seen pacing around with his hands in his pockets, trying to stay calm. Flint junior DaRron Johnson can never stomach […]
Features / Mount Pleasant / Sports

NHL lockout costs Isabella County Events arena $30,000 to $40,000

It has been a tough winter for hockey fans in Mount Pleasant. With Central Michigan University’s club hockey team suspended for the year, coupled with the NHL lockout, all fans have to look forward to are replays of hockey games […]
Business/Nonprofits / Features / Mount Pleasant
Midland resident Lizzy Vanchura, 3, cuts a piece of tap while making a rocket ship Saturday afternoon in the Inventors Workshop portion of the Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum, 5093 Remus Rd. (Brooke Mayle/Assistant Photo Editor)

Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum carries lofty expectations

The Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum has finally become a reality. MPDM, 200 E. Broadway St., held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday and opened its doors Friday. Earlier this month, families from Mount Pleasant were invited to a “trial run,” giving […]
Features / Sports / Volleyball
Midland residents Terri Phillion-Dulude and daughter Lindsey Delude, left, stand with CMU Executive Associate Director of Athletics/Sport Administration Marcy Weston and South Lyon residents Danielle Gotham and mother, Denise while posing for a photograph after winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Nov. 20, 2011 at SPIRE Sports Complex in Geneva, Ohio.  Weston coached both Terri Phillion-Dulude and Denise Gotham during their volleyball career at CMU. (Courtesy Photo of Kyle Kelley/CMU Intercollegiate Athletics)

Like mother, like daughter: Two generations lead Central Michigan volleyball

In 1982, Denise Breslin and Terri Phillion led the volleyball team to a 38-6 record while earning All-Mid American Conference First Team honors. Fast forward 30 years, and you will find Denise Gotham and Terri Phillion-Dulude cheering on their daughters, […]

Advertise with Us! | Contact Us | About Us | Join CM-Life's Staff