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Hospitality students tour on-campus hotel

(10/27/15 8:16pm)

Hospitality students in professor Gary Gagnon’s HAS 240 class took a tour of the construction site of the new Courtyard Marriot hotel that is scheduled to open on Central Michigan University's campus in July 2016. The new hotel features ten penthouse suites on the sixth floor, including balconies and meeting rooms overlooking Kelly/Shorts Stadium, a fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, and a courtyard with a fire pit for guests to use for entertaining.“I think this is going to be one of the nicer hotels in Mount Pleasant,” said Brooke Morrell, a freshman from Illinois. “Especially for parents to come stay at and visit their kids like the football player’s parents.

Student Bereavement Policy passes in SGA House

(10/26/15 9:14pm)

A student bereavement policy was passed in the Senate but not in the House last Monday was amended and passed in tonight's Student Government Association Meeting.Within the policy, a friendly amendment was made to change the word "abused" to "exploited." The overall language of the bill was not changed and an overwhelming vote in favor of the bill ensured it was passed within the House.

Lab gives students access to 3D printers

(10/23/15 9:05am)

The robotic noise of 30 3D printers could be heard Thursday at the grand opening of the MakerBot Innovation Center.“I’m very excited, this is an opportunity for students to completely rethink the way they develop garments and accessories for sale to fashion marketing,” said fashion merchandising and design professor, Michael Mamp, who teaches 3D Printing in Fashion (FMD 565).Financial sponsorship and collaboration between the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the College of Education and Human Services and the Provost and President’s office supported the large-scale 3D printing operation located in Wightman Hall room 143.