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Central Michigan University enacted a new Sexual Misconduct Policy Tuesday, which details university procedure once it has become aware of allegations of sexual misconduct in order to prevent its recurrence, remedy its effects, promote safety and deter individuals from similar future behavior.University President George Ross made released a statement alongside the official release Tuesday, in which he called on students and faculty to protect each other and report inappropriate behavior."We have a responsibility to understand, address and work to eliminate instances of sexual misconduct," Ross said in the release.
Dan and Jennifer Digmann joined Central Michigan University Tuesday night in the Bovee University Center to take students and members of the community on a journey through their experience with multiple sclerosis, asking everyone where they saw themselves in twenty years.The Digmanns explained that twenty years ago they did not see themselves lecturing at a university about MS, but then, "life happens."Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997, 3 years before Dan.
$147,269 renovations will be coming to labs 2334 A, C, D, E and 2337A in the Health Professions building in May.
On this day every year, students are more interested in flocking to bars to drink green beer than going to class, in spirit of St.
For the first time since the creation of the Student Government Association, the 2015/2016 presidential race will be uncontested.
Beginning the week after spring break, March 16 through March 20, the College of Education and Human Services is promoting a “go green week.”The green week, which is being called Let’s Set the Green Standard, will be holding challenges throughout the week in order to promote going green.
This coming 2016 Leadership Safari will see an increase in both guides and students as of Wednesday afternoon, when 200 students received conformation emails congratulating them on becoming Safari Guides.Dani Hiar, Director of Leadership Safari, says that the increase in guides – from 180 to 200 – comes as a result of an increased enrollment.“We jumped from 750 students to 1900 and landed at 2000 (safari members enrolled) last year,” Hiar said.
While some students move on to other locales after graduation, others choose to stay in Mount Pleasant and continue work at Central Michigan University.Such is the case for Morgan Hales, assistant director of admissions for CMU.
Beginning in Fall 2015, a new program will be offered to incoming freshman students. Twenty students will be given the opportunity to enroll in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program that will help them further their teaching careers.
Megan Pacer: Most students expect that tuition will increase pretty much every year. As the cost of tuition per credit hour is starting to close in on $400, do you envision CMU ever having to draw a line we can't cross in terms of tuition cost? Tuition doesn't sit in a vacuum.
360 Central Michigan University professors, technically “lecturers”, have no
say in the decision making body that governs their work. In the
40 plus year existence of CMU’s Academic Senate, fixed-term faculty members,
which currently make up roughly one-third of CMU’s faculty, have never given input
about the university’s academic direction. Tuesday Feb.
10 the academic senate voted on the “Shelton Amendment.” According to Union of
Teaching Faculty Treasurer Mark Shelton the amendment is a method of adding
seats to the Academic Senate. “The
proposal is basically to add the number of seats that’s equivalent to how many
colleges there are,” Shelton said.
Central Michigan University Theater has two mainstage productions in April. "A Streetcar Named Desire," written by Tennessee Williams, will be at 7:30 p.m.
Behind fairy-tail costumes of fireflies and lady bugs is a somber past for a Holocaust era children's play. Central Michigan University associate professor Lauren McConnell rewrote "The Fireflies" in 2013. Now her script is being used by a children's primary school in Denmark.
President Barack Obama announced a new executive action on Monday that will offer greater consumer protections to students paying back loans from student debt.
Patrick, a Mount Pleasant community member, went to Arizona, he saw citrus
plants for sale at Wal-Mart and thought it would be interesting to try to grow
them up in Michigan.
Sapphire Cureg spoke to an open forum today as one of three hopefuls for the open position of Director of Diversity Education at CMU.Several staff students and faculty members, as well as a pair from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe came out to see what Cureg had to offer at the Lake Huron room in the Bovee UC.She has had previous high level positions in diversity at the Bluefield State College and Mercy College of Health Services, and most recently a position as the director of the center for inclusive excellent and adjunct instructor at Southern Illinois University.The job of director of diversity education consists of leading in the development and implementing of strategies to diversify and engage the community, as well as monitoring and evaluation progress in diversifying. Cureg used many metaphors to express her vision of how she can improve the schools problems with diversity. This included the idea of comparing the combined efforts of fighting racism to the idea of a standing ovation, the first set of people are right behind it, the second group stands to support the first group, and the third group is forced to stand due to not being able to see above the crowd.Overall Cureg was very confident with the job and is fully prepared to handle all it has to offer."I've enjoyed what I have done it the past." Cureg said, "And I hope to take what I have learned from other universities and share it with CMU."Her overall goals included taking initiatives on campus, enhancing and enriching the already existing strategic plan as well as adding her own new ideas."I want to emphasize support for all," Cureg said, "that includes minorities, international students, as well as the Caucasian students.Her plans for immediate action is to look over all the data and speak with all the faculty heads to find the top concerns the university and solve as quickly as possible.Several people were in full support of Cureg, including Elvira Shlyhova from the Multicultural Diversity and Education Counsel."She was a very good speaker, I loved her use of metaphors," said Shlyhova, "she had a strong connection with the audience."Cureg grew onto others over time."It took awhile for her to warm up for me," said tech operations worker Kevin Daum, "However I appreciate her priorities to elevate diversity as a core value."
In May, the
School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts will upgrade its audio production lab
located in Moore 184.The lab is used
for BCA 421: Advanced Audio Production and by Moore Media Records, in addition to being used for graduate student projects and undergraduate independent studies. According to
Audio Unit Head Heather Polinsky, the audio recording studio currently has a
regular mixing console, which will be replaced by an Avid S6 control surface.
She said the control surface will provide more flexibility and is a better
controller of the Pro Tool software.
A new bill introduced in the House and Senate at Monday night’s SGA meeting may allow it so that students with medical marijuana cards may access and use their medicine while on campus.Senator Ian Elliot, the bill’s creator, says that his intention is not for students to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes, but to assist students who require the drug for ailments such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.“(This bill) would not allow for the use outside of anything that the state already allows, or what physicians are already recommending students,” Elliot said.
Central Michigan University alumna Jennifer Digmann and her husband, Dan, a graduate student, will speak as part of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month at 7 p.m.
Students will learn the art of brewing beer in the new fermentation science certificate program that will start in the fall of 2015. The 16-credit hour course will combine lectures, hands-on laboratory analysis, working in local breweries and a 200-hour internship.“I think having students actually being able to go into the breweries here is going to be a great opportunity,” said Central Michigan University director of fermentation science Cordell DeMattei. The application review process will begin March 7. Email verification will be sent out to applicants a week later. The program has a capacity of 24 students, but people can continue to apply and will be placed on a waiting list as the course fills up.