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Marijuana bill introduced in SGA Senate

(03/03/15 10:00pm)

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.

Fermentation science program applications due March 7

(03/03/15 10:00pm)

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.

Daymond John to share insight on goal setting

(03/03/15 5:44pm)

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.

Students take home awards during juried art show

(02/28/15 8:48pm)

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.

CCFA Interim Dean interviews for permanent position

(02/26/15 10:30pm)

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.

Hethorn first to visit campus for CCFA Dean interview

(02/26/15 1:56pm)

Though Janet 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 of Minnesota.

Alpha Leadership program offers students a chance to hone leadership skills

(02/25/15 11:52am)

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.

Spending in NCAA Division I athletics increases as competition forces inflation

(02/24/15 10:30pm)

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.