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Students display apparel projects created this semester at Threads

(04/26/15 1:21pm)

Threads proves to be an industry-standard fashion showBy Kate CarlsonStaff ReporterWatching models rock their garments was Zach Stoner’s favorite part of the Threads Fashion show that he co-produced.Student models strutted down the 72-foot long runway wearing clothes designed by CMU students at the seventh annual fashion show that packed McGuirk arena on Saturday night.The Portage sophomore co-produced the fashion show with Fairfax Virginia grad student Jennise Thurston and took home best in show for his L.A.




Most CMU food facilities receive clean inspections, Mount Pleasant violations more severe

(04/23/15 9:54pm)

Food items sold at Central Michigan University are safely prepared, according to the most recent round of county-wide health inspections. Some Mount Pleasant restaurants, many of them student favorites, however, might have more issues than university eateries. Out of the 13 different food service facilities on campus, only one of them received a poor mark during recent health inspections. Carey Hall's cafeteria, located in West Campus, received a priority violation in November 2014.


Levitt files civil libel lawsuit against Morning Sun newspaper

(04/23/15 4:23pm)

Mount Pleasant attorney Todd Levitt filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis, photo, web and community engagement editor for The Morning Sun.Levitt is suing Yanick-Jonaitis and the local newspaper for libel and slander, false light invasion of privacy, intentional interference with business expectancy, infliction of emotional distress and reckless conduct through her work at The Morning Sun."Levitt"The civil suit stems from a story published by Yanick-Jonaitis and The Morning Sun on Aug.


CCFA creates Center for Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement

(04/21/15 10:00pm)

A research center within the College of Communication and Fine Arts was developed this semester. Johnny Sparks, associate department chair in the Department of Journalism, and Jay Batzner, assistant professor of music, are currently co-directing the Center for Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement.“We are both overseeing the initial semester of project funding and developing some of the processes and establishing a baseline of what the ICE center is, should be, what we want it to be, what the faculty want it to be (and) what the administration wants it to be,” said Batzner.Sparks said he likes to think of the center as “a community garden for ideas” because it provides the space and resources for innovative and collaborative ideas.“A center focus of the institute is innovation through technology across the spectrum of disciplines in the College of Communication and Fine Arts,” said Sparks.He said the center is unique because of the various types of ideas and projects that could grow from it.



A-Senate Approves 3,626 to graduate in May

(04/21/15 10:00pm)

 The academic senate approved 3,626 Central Michigan University students to graduate in May. The senate voted Tuesday approving 2,504 total baccalaureate degrees, 964 master’s degrees, 85 doctoral degrees, 11 specialist degrees and 62 graduate certificates to be received at the commencement ceremony May 8 and 9.  Of the 2,504 baccalaureate degrees, 1,288 are Bachelor of Science degrees, which is the most of any degree—keeping in line with CMU’s focus on STEM education.



Panelists discuss pros and cons of Michigan road tax initiative

(04/20/15 10:37pm)

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."






Euchre Night deals fun experience for students

(04/15/15 1:41pm)

Michigan is well known for the card game euchre. It is common to find Michigan natives to have learned it from family or close friends.Students at Central Michigan University were able to deal the regional game during Euchre Night Tuesday at the Program Board event. “This is the first euchre tournament we’ve had in about 4 years and we wanted to do something that got students together as a means to meet new people and new friends,” said junior Catherine Patterson, a member of Program Board.She said many students requested a game night.


Honor Program Students are more likely to study abroad

(04/14/15 10:46pm)

When Frankenmuth senior Brittany Garcia traveled abroad through Central Michigan University's Honor Program for the first time, she didn't expect the Garcia has studied abroad three times and been to a total of 10 countries through CMU, but going to China through the Honors Program was her first.studied in China Italy France Spain, other six traveled toChina--3 week program, was a global citizenship course through honors program.



A Day in the Life: Fixed-Term faculty offer a lesson in issues surrounding contracts

(04/14/15 10:01pm)

Members of Central Michigan's fixed-term faculty took to the sidewalk between the Charles V. Park Library and Fabiano Botanical Gardens to present "A Day in the Life of an Adjunct," which illustrated difficulties of the role of non-tenure or tenure track faculty.Adjuncts (or fixed-term faculty, as they are called to at Central Michigan) are those that are given contracts to act as an instructor that can range from only a single semester to two years.