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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 […]
Academics / University
The photo labeled Erin King PT is of participants at the Physical Therapy Student Organization (PTSO) “Stomp Out MS 5K Run/Walk with Color” color run. (Photo credit is Erin King.)

Health professions students raise $8,500 through charity runs

Within the last month, three College of Health Professions student groups have organized 5k races to help raise money for Mount Pleasant community health organizations. The Central Michigan University HP Physician Assistant Class of 2015, Physical Therapy Student Organization and Eta […]
Academics / Administration / Enrollment / University

Potential enrollment boom on the horizon for CMU

Central Michigan University could exceed its goal of 3,300 incoming freshman next fall by as many as 300 students. About 3,500 students have already paid the $175 deposit fee to secure enrollment during the fall semester, and that number will […]
Academics / Administration / University

CCFA Dean Ghanem a finalist for provost position at NIU

College of Communications and Fine Arts Dean Salma Ghanem is a finalist for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Illinois University, according to an announcement on the university’s website. Ghanem, who holds a Ph.D. […]
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
PR Central to host annual Health and Wellness Fair

PR Central to host annual Health and Wellness Fair

In an effort to raise health awareness around campus and the Mount Pleasant community, PR Central will be hosting the 2014 Health and Wellness Fair. The fair will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda on […]
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. […]
Academics / University
Cameron Davis, left, and Dr. Donald G. Uzarski talk about their work with saving the great lakes in the EHS building on Friday morning. (Morgan Taylor/ Photo Editor)

CMU research efforts on Great Lakes recognized by EPA

Working to keep the Great Lakes healthy is a top priority of Central Michigan University. Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the work CMU has done in partnering with government agencies, lawmakers and […]
Academics / College of Medicine / University
Powers Hall forum to discuss Affordable Care Act

Powers Hall forum to discuss Affordable Care Act

A panel discussion for students, faculty and staff to debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect those in Michigan is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday. Hosted in the Powers Hall Ballroom, “The Future of […]
Academics / University
Rene Shingles, the director and internship coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program in the College of Health Professions, works with students to diagnose potential leg injuries using both a dummy and human leg.

Game Changer: Prominent athletic trainer breaks tradition, earns university honor

Rene Shingles remembers a time when a female athletic trainer’s input wasn’t welcome in the locker room. While working at South Carolina’s Newberry College in the 1980s, Shingles was in the process of diagnosing an elbow injury for a starting […]


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