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Students manage about $2 million in stocks

(02/08/15 10:30pm)

Hands-on learning is taken to a new level in the College of Business. The college’s Portfolio Management class allows students to handle over $1.6 million in real world money while the Finance Club handles over $170,000.With few examples nationwide of students managing real money funds, the college decided to give students a practical experience in investing by creating a fund in 1993.

CCFA moving forward with dean search

(02/05/15 10:30pm)

With College of Communications and Fine Arts Dean Salma Ghanem announcing her resignation from her position at Central Michigan University, university officials must now embark on the task of finding a suitable replacement.Among those sets of skills, Gealt said he is looking for a candidate who has previously held a significant tenured academic or administrative position, someone with administrative and budgetary experience, but also candidates who have made major contributions to their former university in the realm of academics as a professor.Working with Academic Search firm and the Dr.The application deadline for the position ended Jan.

New Venture team gears up for competition in March

(01/25/15 11:45pm)

Kevin Keeley remembers walking into an interview for a busboy position with a nearly blank resume at 18-years-old. It was a hard sell, the Dearborn senior claimed, because most companies value experience.This experience isn’t easy to obtain, however, when companies are hiring those with previous work experience over those hoping to get hired to gain experience.

Enrollment numbers to be released on count day, freshmen up 25 percent

(09/10/14 2:29pm)

Freshmen at Central Michigan University grew by 25 percent for the fall 2014 semester, according to CMU president George Ross.He said a press release is to be shared by University Communications, Thursday, to detail enrollment numbers across all academic colleges and class standings.Ross spoke about enrollment at CMU, the day before the university’s official count day, at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Luncheon, Wednesday.He said the increase in new students enrolling at CMU is due to efforts by the Office of Admissions.“It’s a lot of hard work by admission folks,” Ross said.

Federal appeals court reinstates lawsuit against Ross, university

(09/04/14 1:25pm)

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a former Central Michigan University professor for allegedly retaliated against her and her husband for helping a lead a vote no-confidence vote against the President Ross and then-provost Gary Shapiro in 2011.Filed against Ross, Shapiro and Ian Davidson, dean of the College of Science and Technology, the lawsuit claims Davidson denied a scheduled raise for former geology professor Kathleen Benison while she was on sabbatical and sued her for pay and benefits after she quit.The lawsuit also claims CMU refused to release the transcripts for her husband, Christopher, who was an undergraduate student at the time, and the basis of the alleged retaliation.A federal judge in Bay City tossed the suit out, but Benison appealed.

CMU officials, Faculty Association ratify five-year contract

(07/28/14 4:48pm)

Editors note: This story was updated at 11:50 a.m. on July 29 to describe the insurance the Faculty Association uses. After countless hours spent in bargaining sessions, Central Michigan University officials and the Faculty Association have ratified a five-year collective bargaining agreement. The new contract, which went into effect July 25, is the first contract of this duration between the two parties.

SAP University Alliance program, awards help students in Information System courses get hired

(05/23/14 5:16pm)

The Dow Chemical Company has announced its Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence scholarship winners, including two Central Michigan University seniors and one graduate student. The recipients were all students enrolled in the Information Systems undergraduate and master's degree programs. Dow Chemical gives out the academic excellence awards to students who have garnered high marks during their fall and spring semester course work.

Professors raise questions about safety of Smith Hall during public forum

(04/10/14 11:59pm)

Professors from the College of Business Administration believe Smith Hall might be giving them cancer. Despite working to address their concerns, university officials have said there is no cause for alarm. “We might be sitting on a time bomb,” said Crina Tarasi, professor of marketing, during a public forum on Wednesday.