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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.
“I believe we have become a government by the corporations, for the corporations and of corporations,” said former U.S.
Pamela Gates has carried several titles since coming to Central Michigan University as a graduate student in 1989. Now she can add “Woman of the Year” to the list. Gates, dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, was presented with the Woman of the Year award by the CMU branch of the Michigan American Council on Education Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education.
The idea that fewer students are interested in liberal arts education because of increasing pressure for more technical degrees is a myth, Rick Kurtz said. “Our enrollments in this college are record enrollments,” said the interim associate dean for the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences announced a new $1,000 scholarship opportunity Wednesday. The Honorable Fred M. and Lynne M. Mester Family Endowment will provide the funds to one full-time undergraduate student with a major or minor in certain departments, including English language and literature, political science, military science, anthropology, sociology and social work.
Pamela Gates, interim dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, said her leadership skills make her the best dean candidate for the college. Gates, one of three finalists, spoke to roughly 25 colleagues during the CHSBS open dean forum Dec. 7 in the Bovee Unversity Center’s Maroon Room.
A national search has produced three dean finalists for the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Robert Pratt, a history professor at the University of Georgia, Russell Ganim, chairman of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pamela Gates, the current interim dean of CHSBS, were all named as finalists in a press release.
There is never enough money to fulfill an academic institution’s wishlist, but deans at Central Michigan University are satisfied with the overall funding model. On average, 54.5 percent of revenue generated by the six colleges at CMU is transferred out of their budgets to fund other entities on campus.
Jack Harkins was a little nervous when he asked his girlfriend Mary to the prom 53 years ago. But when they danced at what is now known as the Powers Hall Ballroom — her golden dress floating across the floor — his nerves melted away.
Wood chips might not seem to be an easy answer for “going green,” but they are saving the university $1.4 million annually. A steam absorption chiller and a new institute, wood chips are at the forefront of efforts to make utilities more green at CMU.
Departments in Powers Hall are ready to show off a new ballroom to students, alumni and faculty this Homecoming Weekend. Renovations to the old ballroom are complete and were carried out to provide much-needed space for upcoming events, said Pamela Gates, interim dean for the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
There is a certain approach to creating art. “Most people who make art don’t always understand the process,” said Daniel Ramirez, recipient of the Olga J. and G. Roland Denison visiting professorship of Native American Studies.