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Students work to free people from disabilities in therapeutic recreation major

(02/12/15 4:42pm)

Troubled by the struggles people with disabilities face every day, Lyndsey Griffin is certain they can make it on their own. As a recreation therapy major, the Onstead senior hopes her work can help people live with disabilities, with little assistance. “I picked therapeutic recreation as a major because I want to encourage independent living for those with disabilities,” Griffin said.

Autism speaker Temple Grandin inspires, advises packed crowd

(03/20/14 11:58pm)

Employers being vague with instructions or criticism is hardly helpful for the thought processes and understanding of workers with autism, said renowned autistic speaker Temple Grandin. The Finch Fieldhouse gymnasium was filled past capacity Wednesday night by more than 200 people as Grandin shared her story of a successful life with autism. As part of the T.R.

EHS down $1 million from last year, officials still optimistic

(09/11/13 7:00am)

This is the second story in a series that will outline the impacts of low enrollment and the budget deficit on each of CMU’s academic colleges.  The College of Education and Human Services' operating budget has been slashed by $1 million when compared to the 2012-13 academic school year. Despite the deficit, largely the result of a projected 5-7 percent drop in on-campus undergraduate enrollment, college officials are optimistic about what the upcoming school year will hold. EHS Coordinator of Business Services Nel Boose said the college has been anticipating this decline in enrollment and has adjusted its budget accordingly. "Overall, the (EHS) is down roughly 1,000 credit hours of student enrollment from last fall," Boose said.

CMU first school in Michigan to offer recreation and event management major

(04/04/13 3:00pm)

Central Michigan University has announced the addition of a new major following the consolidation of two previously existing areas of study. Commercial Recreation and Facilities Management and Community Leisure Services Administration will merge to create Michigan’s first major in recreation and event management. The new major will incorporate courses from both curriculums, as well as add additional courses to fulfill the major, including recreation and diverse populations, meeting and convention planning and special event administration. At this time, there are no new costs associated with the REM major, as existing faculty will absorb the additional coursework. “This major has more of an event focus,” said assistant professor of recreation Tim Otteman.

EHS associate dean candidate Elizabeth Kirby: Online education, international involvement key in success

(10/11/12 3:45pm)

College of Education and Human Services associate dean candidate Elizabeth Kirby said Thursday online education and international collaboration are key in strengthening Central Michigan University's teacher education program. Kirby, chairwoman of education leadership, is one of two candidates for the position and spoke to more than 30 people at an open forum in the EHS building.

Human enviromental studies chairwoman addresses qualifications to become CEHS associate dean at open forum

(10/09/12 1:47pm)

Megan Goodwin said one of the issues she would address as College of Education and Human Services associate dean is informing people about what the college does. Goodwin, the human environmental studies chairwoman, said people might think they know what goes on in CEHS, but they don’t know everything. “There are really remarkable things going on at the college that we need to make people better aware of,” she said. Goodwin is one of two finalists to become the CEHS associate dean, and she held an open forum Monday morning to address her qualifications.

Education, engineering departments team up for $450,000 research grant

(08/26/12 6:14pm)

While many students were at home relaxing this summer, some remained on campus to work on a six-week research grant project. Research Experience for Teachers is a three-year program, funded by the National Science Foundation through a grant worth $450,000, responsible for bringing engineering and education departments together for collaborative research projects. Tolga Kaya, assistant professor of engineering and technology, was in charge of the grant and said this was an important opportunity for students and faculty. Central Michigan University was among a group of six or seven universities nationwide selected for the grant, beating out hundreds of other applicants. "This is a unique program where engineering faculty are paired with high school teachers," Kaya said.

EHS, HSBS deans disagree with no confidence endorsements

(03/21/12 7:00am)

The College of Education and Human Services and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences have contributed 10 endorsements of the Academic Senate's vote of no confidence against university administration, but both deans said the endorsements do not reflect their personal views. Kathryn Koch, interim EHS dean, and Pamela Gates, CHSBS dean, reaffirmed their confidence in University President George Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro.

Education students to urge Farwell middle schoolers to choose college in camp next month

(02/27/12 8:00am)

Central Michigan University’s middle-level education students are working to make a difference. Next month, students will hold Camp Farwell, an overnight college awareness and self-discovery event at Farwell Middle School, to inspire sixth-grade students. The idea began after Warren senior Thomas Trenkamp attended a service leadership camp through CMU’s volunteer center.