Sparks fly into the air as Brownstown carpenter Dan Styles shaves metal off of the side of a bar as he helps construct pieces of a wall for the concourse on Sept. 23. (Jeff Smith/Staff Photographer)

Events Center to fill area venue void, encourage more student participation

Chance Finister thinks the new Events Center is a beautiful new addition to CMU’s campus. “Hopefully in the future, the newer buildings will have great architecture like that one,” the Detroit freshman said. “I think it’s a great look for […]

McGuirk Arena prompts athletes to choose CMU over competition

Men’s basketball head coach Ernie Zeigler responded with a laugh when asked to compare the new Events Center with the former Rose Arena. From a recruiting standpoint, there is no comparison. “The Rose Center was something our counterparts used against […]

Events Center opens today with tours, ribbon cutting

A series of grand opening festivities are planned today as a part of the Events Center opening. The first event is the faculty and staff tour starting at noon and going until 2 p.m. Stan Shingles, assistant vice president of […]

Athletes pumped to perform in new arena

“I’m really excited.” Three words that sum up the thoughts of the majority of Central Michigan athletes who will be competing in the new Events Center on campus this winter. “In this day and age, it’s all about the wow, […]

Athletic department thrilled to ‘get into our own space’

What a difference a year makes — or, in this case, two years. With everyone talking about the first game at McGuirk Arena and the opening of the new CMU Events Center, a lot has been happening behind the scenes. […]

Study Abroad numbers increase at CMU despite nationwide decline

CMU’s Study Abroad program remains strong with increased numbers despite a study that reported a decreased number of American students traveling overseas. The study, published by the Institute of International Education, showed during the 2008-09 academic year, 2,089 less students […]

Local businesses hope Events Center increases game-day turnout, sales

Many businesses surrounding Mission Street hope the opening of the renovated Events Center will increase game-day traffic. Some businesses envision the Events Center as a source of business because students, parents, visitors and fans will celebrate a big win after […]

Wrestling team gets new training facility after 37 years in Rose Arena

A map of the Rose Center is an unnecessary tool on a quest to find the practice room used by the Central Michigan wrestling team. A functioning nose and a decent sense of smell and will lead you right to […]

Central Box Office and Athletic ticket offices merge into one-stop shop in new Events Center

he services of the Athletics ticket office and Central Box Office have been fused into a one-stop ticket operation in the new Events Center. “We’re going to have one ticket office, (called) Ticket Central,” said Stan Shingles, assistant vice president […]

CMU basketball coaches and players excited to have

For the past month and a half, the CMU men’s and women’s basketball teams have practiced at the Student Activity Center. With multiple other activities going on at the SAC, distractions can be a problem. With the new Events Center […]
The new Events Center will open today after being worked on since September 2009. The $21.5 million project will include McGuirk Arena and Kulhavi Court. (Jeff Smith/Staff Photographer)

Student interns at Events Center construction

Andy Richter is building his future by constructing CMU. The Troy senior’s internship with Clark Construction Company has allowed him the opportunity to utilize his knowledge of construction management and assist in the building of CMU’s new Events Center. His […]

Volleyball excited for new home in Events Center; Finch Fieldhouse not ideal for volleyball training

The 2009 season was one of altered routines and new environments for the CMU volleyball team and head coach Erik Olson. For a coach that had made his home-away-from-home in Rose Arena for the past seven years, Olson was forced […]

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