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Some Central Michigan University history will never be contained in a plaque or textbook. Stories of using cafeteria trays for sleds and studying in fear of being drafted are ones best told by word of mouth.CMU students in history faculty Brittany Fremion's HST 585: Oral History course spent the semester capturing the experiences of alumni for the Museum of Cultural and Natural History.
Students and community members received an education at the Girffin Policy Forum Monday on Proposal 15-1, which would increase various state taxes to address the state of Michigan's roads.This proposal, which will be voted on by the public May 5, will cost approximately $2 billion, which will add an additional cent to Michigan's six-cent sales tax, which would make Michigan the state with the highest sales tax next to California The panel was comprised of legislative assistant John Lamacchia, Retired Chairman and CEO of Ross Medical Education Center Paul Mitchell, Central Michigan University economics faculty Jason Taylor, Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League Chris Hackbarth and managing editor and state capitol bureau chief of Michigan Public Radio Rick Pluta, who moderated the debate.The panel was described as "lively" by Dean of The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences Pam Gates."
Story notes:Contacts: Dan Bracken, Ed Grant, and Monty Dobson. Interview w/Dan Wed. Ask for contact info on Grant and Dobson.So far:Fist collaboration between WCMU and PBSApprox.
For centuries, personality tests have been used to determine the temperament of the individual. But the reliability of these tests, and the history behind them, is still a question.Third-year graduate student Seth Courre`ge` (sorry I don't know how to do the accent above e) led a discussion in the Veterans Memorial Library Thursday night on the history and usage of personality tests.
A proposed change in wording in Central Michigan University’s
Curricular Authority Document that would have changed the way students could
earn certificates was voted down by the academic senate Jan.
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.
Dragons, elves and mythical creatures will be taking over The Broadway Theatre in downtown Mount Pleasant when the "Imagining the Fantastic" conference comes to town.
The conference is co-sponsored by the theater and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
It will feature several fantasy artists, sword-smiths and harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry.
The dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will be traveling to Brazil later this semester to explore the possibility of a new foreign exchange program.
Dean Pamela Gates said the college is partnering with a few other colleges on campus to create a program allowing students to study abroad in the South American country.
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Each college within Central Michigan University has seen a decline in student credit hours this year as a result of freshman enrollment figures dropping significantly.
Among colleges taking the biggest hit is the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, which saw the largest decline in student credit hours from last year.
“Given that the CHSBS is responsible for two competency courses in English and a significant number of University Program courses, it is reasonable that we would feel the impact in the drop in freshman enrollment,” Dean Pamela Gates said.
The political science department at Central Michigan University has undergone some changes in its faculty this summer.
Lawrence Sych is the deaprtment's new chair, Thomas Greitens is the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program director and Sharon Kukla-Acevedo is the internship program director.
Central Michigan University is offering students the opportunity to gain more global experiences and engage in ethical public service with the addition of the School of Public Service and Global Citizenship.
The school will serve as a melting pot for programs that would otherwise not have a specific home by aggregating a variety of both new and old programs.
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Undergraduate students will soon have the opportunity often reserved for students at the graduate level or higher.
"Humanorum," a double blind, peer-reviewed research journal through the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, will allow undergraduate students to publish their original research and papers.
Political consultant and CNN contributor Paul Begala will be paid $17,500 for his appearance at Central Michigan University next week.
The political science department picked up the $17,500 tab to bring Begala to campus, said Jim Hill, professor of political science. Begala's lecture, “2012 Elections: Today’s Issues and Tomorrow’s Ramifications,” will take place Oct.
Central Michigan University, physically and philosophically, was vastly different in the 90s compared to today.
Fewer students roamed the campus.
Television and film star and former White House employee Kal Penn delivered the Asian Pacific American Heritage month keynote speech Thursday night, giving details about his acting experience and work in Washington, D.C.
Penn, who has starred in films such as the "Harold and Kumar" series, the "Van Wilder" series and "The Namesake," as well as television shows "How I Met Your Mother" and "House M.D.," spoke about his early career as an actor, education and experience working as Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement.
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.
Editors Note: This is the third story in a series about Academic Prioritization.
The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science will see some changes to its programs in the future because of the preliminary Academic Prioritization released last week.
CHSBS had a total of 97 programs ranked in the report — the most of any college.
Out of these, six programs were placed in Category 1, mainly in the psychology and political science departments.
The categories went from 1 to 5, with 1 meriting extra support and 5 meriting potential cuts of deletion.