Academics

Academics

Event management minor students work on Boston Marathon, Cannes film festival through unique RSO

The event management minor in the recreation, parks and leisure services administration program is the fifth largest minor on campus and the fastest growing. The minor attracted 25 students when it was first approved in 2007. That number doubled by […]
Academics

New physician student school ranking system puts CMU at No. 4 nationwide

A new ranking system has put the Central Michigan University Physician Assistant Program at No. 4 in the country. CMU was ranked No. 49 in 2007 by U.S. News & World Report, which previously was the only system that ranked […]
Academics / Budget

Library relatively unfazed by budget cuts, subscription costs total $2.9 million

Even libraries cannot escape the rapid expansion of the electronic world. Richard Cochran, Associate Dean of Libraries, thinks new digital resources are good for both students and the university. “Every library is (adding more electronic resources),” he said. “We get […]
Academics

Student-run international conference to focus on health issues in developing countries this weekend

Upadhaya said more than 16 speakers are confirmed for the conference and each will give a presentation on a particular topic. Speakers include CMU faculty and international speakers, including Dr. Ernest Yoder, founding dean of the College of Medicine. The […]
Academics

New minor fuses business communication skills with new technology

In an age where legal pads are yielding to iPads, being tech-savvy is a major plus for graduating business students. Three business information systems faculty members took the extra step to make sure Central Michigan University students are prepared to […]
Academics

Student, professor traveling to Netherlands for international human rights meeting

A Central Michigan University student and associate professor will travel to The Hague, Netherlands to meet with law students from Duke University and University of North Carolina. They will represent the CMU chapter of the International Criminal Court Student Network […]
Academics / Administration
Sue Murphy, a temporary instructor in the English department for 11 years, holds a sign that reads "5 Deans get all the bean$" in reference to the Medical School deans Tuesday outside of the Education and Health Services Building during a protest for the Union of teaching Faculty. (Photo by Sean Proctor/Staff Photographer)

Union of Temporary Faculty demonstrate outside EHS building

Sue Murphy picketed outside the Education and Human Services building with about 15 other members of the Union of Teaching Faculty 11 a.m. Monday. Like her colleagues, she is dissatisfied with the university's contract offers for temporary faculty members. Murphy, […]
Academics

About 50 percent of faculty use FaCIT services to engage students

Professors come to teach and students come to learn, but that occasionally something gets lost in the transmission. The Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching was created to foster the connection between teacher and student by using active learning techniques that […]
Academics

Students design, build largest temporary exhibit in museum’s history

A new exhibit seeks to show how students have spent their time outside the classroom since Central Michigan University was founded in 1892. Students and faculty gathered at Rowe Hall Thursday to celebrate the opening of “CMU: Life Behind Classroom […]
Academics

Professors surprised in class with awards for exceptional teaching

Professors who demonstrate they care about teaching their students are not going unnoticed at Central Michigan University. Four faculty members were awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for their exceptional teaching within the last week.
Academics

Social media’s effect in Egypt critical, but not unprecedented

Social media sites many students use to keep up with friends helped Egyptian protesters who ousted former-President Hosni Mubarak from his three decades of authoritarian rule. Bad Axe sophomore Nick Varner said though social media was an integral role regarding […]
Academics / Enrollment

Changes to financial aid, retention programs, cultural competency recognition discussed at Academic Senate meeting

Provost Gary Shapiro said federal budget cuts will affect availability for need-based student financial aid at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting. “We’ve been trying to beef up need-based financial aid,” Shapiro said. “We need to know that things are not nearly […]


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