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Rotaract Club brings local celebrity to CMU

(10/15/14 1:18am)

Central Michigan University’s Rotaract Club brought Dr. Jan Pol to campus Tuesday night to discuss his veterinary practice and recent reality television stardom.Pol, who currently stars in the number one television show on National Geographic Wild “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” is a veterinarian in Isabella County who specializes in large and farm animals.He began the talk with some background about himself.“I grew up on a dairy farm in Denmark as the youngest of six children,” he said, adding that he had a feeling from very early on that he wanted to be a veterinarian.

Returning to the roots

(10/14/14 9:46am)

Every second Monday in October from this point onward will be known as Indigenous People’s Day in Mount Pleasant.Mayor Sharon Tilmann presented the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe with a proclamation recognizing the national holiday, more commonly known as Columbus Day, as Indigenous People’s Day during the Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting Monday evening in City Hall.“The proclamation is about educating ourselves about the Indian culture,” Tilmann said.

New Venture Competition kickoff inspires future entrepreneurs

(09/11/14 1:00pm)

Illuminated by achievements of past students on the projector behind him, Charles Crespy inspired nearly 150 students to make their business dreams a reality.Crespy, dean of the College of Business Administration, tossed aside buzzwords and catchy business lingo; he let Shakespeare do the job."There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken on the flood leads on to waves of fortune," Crespy said slowly.

CMU uses resources to improve STEM field education

(09/11/14 11:35am)

Central Michigan University is making a concerted effort to improve programs in STEM fields.This can best be reflected in the on going construction of the $95 million Biosciences Building, however this is just one of the actions taken by CMU President George Ross and Ian Davidson, dean of the College of Science and Technology."Student success is a major component of the CST strategic plan and our objectives include improved first to second year retention, increased graduation rates and shorter time to graduation for our students," Davidson said.