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Courtesy Photo | Julie Astrauckas

CMU Alumna Julie Astrauckas moved to California and started her own greeting card business, which now has gained the notice of stars in Hollywood.

CMU alumna creates successful greeting card business, will provide gifts at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Like many college students, Julie Astrauckas came to Central Michigan University expecting a quality education. Eight years later, her degree continues to contribute to the building of her successful business. Since her time at CMU, Astrauckas formed “Julie Ann Art,” a […]
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Sault Ste Marie senior Georgia Morley poses for a photo in the sewing room in Wightman Hall on March 26.

Senior uses international experience, networking to prepare for fashion world

Coming from a small town, Georgia Morley has big city dreams of working in the fashion. In the summer of 2013, the Drafter senior got a taste of those dreams when she left for New York and earned an internship […]
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Tom Idema said the key thing that made him lose weight was keeping and actively using a food log daily along with exercise and supplement shakes.

Administrator Tom Idema’s weight loss first step in journey toward a healthy lifestyle

Weight loss is no light task for millions of Americans as the market is flooded by short-term fixes and crash diets, but one university administrator decided to change his life and watched the pounds disappear. Tom Idema, director of Student […]
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Rebecca Ann Henry, a 2012 graduate of Central Michigan University and lead singer of RaH, said she was glad to be back in Mount Pleasant for the show at Hunter's Ale House on Friday. (Rebecca Ann Henry | courtesy photo)

CMU grad Rebecca Ann Henry comes home, packs Hunter’s Ale House during RaH show

As the room filled up at Hunter’s Ale House, Rebecca Ann Henry joked and sang along with her band to Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Used to Know.’ The fun was felt all around the room as the musicians prepared to take […]
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Senior guard Niki DiGuilio has knocked down a CMU record 253 3-pointers.

DiGuilio joins legacy of women’s basketball record holders

Since the 3-pointer was introduced in college basketball in 1986, 27 Central Michigan men’s and women’s basketball teams have taken the floor of the Dan Rose Center/McGuirk Arena. Niki DiGuilio has used the 3-pointer more than any other player and […]
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PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: A battle of the consoles

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: A battle of the consoles

Nearly a year in the making, the two juggernauts of in-home console gaming have taken center stage in a bout for the ages. Dubbed the “battle of the consoles,” this competition pits the Microsoft Xbox One against the Sony PlayStation […]
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St Louis Junior Gary Tegge attends class at Central Michigan University at age 48. Tegge started his schooling at age 45 and is going to continue to get a bachelors degree in Psychology. (Daytona Niles/Staff Photographer)

Age not a factor when pursuing educational opportunities

They say you are never too old to go back to school, and CMU student Gary Tegge is proving that theory correct. The 48-year-old St. Louis, Mich. native is a few semesters away from earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. […]
Features / University

New trustee focused on making a difference at CMU

When Patricia Mooradian was appointed to Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees, she found herself in yet another position to make a difference. Replacing Patricia Maryland to serve the remainder of the eight-year term, expiring in December 2018, Mooradian is […]
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Female drum major leads band, fourth in CMU history

Female drum major leads band, fourth in CMU history

The Chippewa Marching Band works hard to keep the spirit of Central Michigan University high at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, and drum major Julie Claveau is at the heart of that effort. The Scottville senior is the fourth female drum major in the […]
Features / Student Groups
Choreographer and performer Danielle Polanco inspires members of the CMU Dance Team on Monday night at DuHadway Dance Dimensions studio in Alma. (Taylor Ballek/Photo Editor)

Dance team strikes a pose with celebrity choreographer

ALMA, Mich. — A few lucky students found themselves dancing with a woman who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Usher on Monday. The Central Michigan University dance team enjoyed a two-hour session with choreographer and […]
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Social media certificate proves beneficial

The undergraduate certificate in social media offered at Central Michigan University has been helping some students get an edge on their competition. Former Social Media Adviser Mary Lichtman developed all of the courses for the program, which began in 2012. […]
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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 […]


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