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"Gender" at the University Art Gallery

Thursday evening was the opening of "Gender," a show held at the university Art Gallery, featuring work by multiple artists examining gender identity. The event will be open to the public through Nov. 14, 2015.

Baylen Brown | Staff Photographer


Despite a 20-point fourth quarter, Central Michigan fell to Western Michigan 41-39 Saturday in the highest-scoring game in the rivalry's history, dating back to 1905.

CMU Doggy Dash 5K

Dogs and Mount Pleasant community members participate in the Pre- Veterinarian club 5K throughout campus on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

Photos by Binge Yan and Mary Lewandowski

Football: CMU vs. NIU

The Chippewas begin Mid-American Conference play with a victory against the Northern Illinois Huskies 29-19 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015. 

Photos by Kaiti Chritz, Greg Cornwell and Abbie Robinson.

Third Eye Blind with special guest Hoodie Allen

Students, alumni and nearby residents gathered to watch Third Eye Blind and Hoodie Allen perform for the 2015 Homecoming Concert in McGuirk Arena on Friday, October 2, 2015.

CMU Homecoming 2015

Central Michigan University welcomes students, alumni, friends, and family back for 2015 Homecoming.

CMU vs. MSU 2015

No. 2 Michigan State pulled away in the fourth quarter Saturday, Sept. 26 to take down the Chippewas 30-10 in front of 75,218 people at Spartan Stadium.

Bonsai Show

The Bonsai Club hosted their annual bonsai show in the CMU Fabiano Botanical Garden Pavillion. Community members and students stopped by to observe young plants and highly refined bonsai. Bonsai club members were around to answer any questions. In addition, people could watch live demonstrations and view a variety of trees.

8th Annual Art from our Parks

Community members gathered at Deerfield Nature Park for the 8th annual Art from our Parks event. Arts and craft tables were set up for the children. Local artists had the opportunity to share their talents to the community.

Sorority Jump 2015

Women gathered at Kelly/Shorts Stadium to complete the sorority recruitment process. New members jumped off the stage and ran to their new sisters. Gamma Chi's, who were the guides to help new members, jumped off the stage as well to be reunited and rejoin their chapters. Afterwords, sororities went to their houses for pictures and sisterhood bonding.

Photo of the day

Every day, there are thousands of individuals experiencing life at Central Michigan University. Thoughout the year, we will update this gallery with photos of students and their daily lives. 

Wild Alaska: Up Close and Personal With Untamed Wildlife

Central Michigan Life Photo Editor Kaiti Chritz had the opportunity to work for the National Park Service in Alaska as an Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center media intern this summer. The biology and photojournalism student’s main assignment was to fly to Katmai National Park to make short documentary films about the research scientists who were studying coastal brown bears.

“When you’re lying on the Alaskan tundra nose to nose with a wild (tranquilized) brown bear, your view on the typical work day starts to change,” Chritz said. “Having the opportunity to take photos and videos in the home of worlds largest protected population of brown bears feels surreal to this day, and I’m sure it always will. Other assignments took me into Kenai Fjords National Park, where I experienced breaching humpback whales, black bears and calving glaciers. I’ve been able to see so many incredible things through the lens of my camera this summer, but the most exciting part of this adventure is being able to share the stories of this land, the creatures who call it home, and the people who dedicate their life to learning about and protecting it. It was truly a dream come true.”

Central Michigan vs. Monmouth

The Chippewas earned their first win of the season against Monmouth 31-10 on Saturday, Sept. 12. It was Head Coach John Bonamego's first victory at Central Michigan University.

Photos by Monica Bradburn, Kaiti Chritz and Abbie Robinson.

Sept. 11 CMU Baseball Exhibition Game

Central Michigan University's Baseball team played an exhibition game against the Ontario Blue Jays on Sept. 11, 2015. The Chippewas defeated the Blue Jays with a score of 25-10.

Monica Bradburn | Staff Photographer

Football Season Opener 2015

Photos by Greg Cornwell and Samantha Madar

In the back-and-forth season opener, the Central Michigan University football team fell to Oklahoma State 24-13 Thursday night. Head Coach John Bonamego and the team will look for its first win at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium against Monmouth.

MainStage 2015

Abbie Robinson | Staff Photographer

Central Michigan University students and faculty, Mount Pleasant residents, and pets all made an appearance at the University's annual Mainstage event on Aug. 29 by the Student Activity Center.

Get Acquainted Day 2015

Central Michigan University's Get Acquainted Day, held on Sept. 2, provided an opportunity for international students to learn more about local and campus organizations at Warriner Mall.

Abbie Robinson | Staff Photographer

Welcome Weekend 2015

With the start of classes just around the corner, thousands of students and visitors participated in welcome weekend celebrations during the last days of August. More police than ever before patrolled Main Street, a popular party venue, with a “zero tolerance policy.” Police were seen clearing the street and sidewalks as early as 11:30 p.m. using whistles and lights. Nearly 200 people were cited or arrested through out the weekend, with the most popular citation being open intoxication.

Kaiti Chritz | Photo Editor

Photo gallery: Leadership Safari 2015

Hundreds of freshmen spent a week developing team skills and meeting new friends at Leadership Safari. Here are some of the best images from the activities and events. Photos by Sam Madar | Staff Photographer