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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.
Serials are subscriptions to databases and academic journals. Central Michigan University Libraries will be reducing subscriptions to serials by $372,000 for the 2015-2016 year.
The multi-billion dollar CEO and founder of FUBU fashion and the television personality on ABC’s entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, Daymond John, will be speaking at the Finch Fieldhouse at 7 p.m Wednesday. ‘Daymond John: Get into the Goal-Setting Mindset’ will feature John sharing his expertise on setting goals to become successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.
To better prepare those who are aiming to become a teacher, a lot of changes in teacher preparation have been made across the nation.
Central Michigan University launched its new marketing campaign, "Put your stamp on the world" today. Research for the campaign was coordinated by University Communications and a team of faculty and administrators.
Due to a heavy amount of student interest in his upcoming visit, Star of ABC's "Shark Tank" Daymond John has been moved from Warriner Hall Plachta Auditorium to Finch Fieldhouse.John will speak as part of the Central Michigan University Speaker Series at 7 p.m.
Art in all formsStudent art exhibitBy Kate CarlsonStaff ReporterAfter a full semester of constructing the 6’5” sculpture of welded metal he made in his independent study class, Michael Griswold’s work was recognized with the Grand Award of $200 in the 2015 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition.The Coleman senior wore a look of surprise when his sculpture named Infinitron took the grand prize.
Standing before the jury, Judge William Ervin calls the court to order.Today’s case follows that of Dominique Stevens, a woman who has shot and murdered her husband following five years of domestic violence.
Shelly Hinck said her previous experiences, including working as associate dean and interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University, have taught her the importance of partnerships, organization, communication, relationships and conflict management.Hinck is one of three candidates going through the interview process for the College of Communication and Fine Arts dean.
Members of the Central Michigan community joined award-winning author Steve Tomasula for the reading of his new short-story collection, Once Human: Stories.
When CMUPD got the call in December that a student’s mother had been killed in a traffic accident and had no means to reach her hospitalized father, Central Michigan University Police Lt.
1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol related unintentional injuries, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Juried by outside art professionals, the 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibition will host a reception at 2 p.m.
LEGOS and library building connectionsBuilding connectionsBuilding a communityBy Kate CarlsonStaff ReporterIn his excitement, Benjamin Hunt dropped one of his first place ribbons he won in the uncharacteristically loud Veterans Memorial Library at the Lego brick-building contest.
Hethorn specializes in design, she thinks her skills can
be applied in innovative ways.Hethorn is one
of three candidates going through the interview process for the College of Communication and Fine Arts dean
position. Shelly Hinck became the interim of CCFA on Aug. 1, 2014, after Salma Ghanem resigned. Hethorn became the director of the Delaware Design Institute at the
University of Delaware in 2009 and has a PhD in design from the University
In any other setting, Neville Longbottom and Steve Jobs would have nothing in common. Yet at the Alpha Leadership Experience, the two serve as examples of what it means to be a leader – something that the sessions strive to teach to students.As a program put on by the Leadership Institution at CMU, the five week course teaches students how to utilize their leadership skills through teambuilding exercises, cultural stimulation, and many other learning strategies.“Alpha Leadership focuses on letting the individual discover their own leadership style,” said Caroline Powers, coordinator of the Alpha Leadership Experience.
Funding for collegiate athletic programs have been increasing for decades.Today, six-figure coaching contracts, a demand by fans and boosters for state-of-the-art facilities and increased scholarship commitments clash with declining state funding for higher education.Because it is rare for all but the largest universities to balance budgets on revenue alone, schools like CMU have had to compensate by using subsidies from the general fund; money created by academic programs and tuition dollars.“We are challenged in how we are doing our business; where we fit in right now because of this mad rush going forward,” said Director of Athletics Dave Heeke.
Central Michigan football Head Coach John Bonamego stands to make $475,000 a year for five seasons, which puts his salary in the upper half of Mid-American Conference coaches.Bonamego's base pay is $350,000 per year, with $125,000 for all media and promotional appearances.