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of Art and Design is waiting on approval for a change in the studio art
What used to be
two separate concentrations, 2-dimensional art and 3-dimensional art, will now
be a single studio degree if approved by the academic senate, according to art
department chair Larry Burditt.This change will
allow students more freedom in choosing the courses that count towards their
On Feb. 24, 1971, Central Michigan Life
reported on the addition of six new majors to the existing university
structure. Trustee Charles J.
New Master of Science in engineering degree to be implemented next fall by Central Michigan University's school of engineering and technology. The two-year program is research-based, aimed at students who want to focus on research or industry-related fields. Requirements are six credit-hours of research, 24 credit-hours of coursework and a concluding thesis.Engineering and Technology Chairperson Mohamad Qatu said the masters program is being added for two reasons."We want to give additional opportunities to our students (so they can) advance in their academics and (be) prepare(d) for either industry or pursue an advanced degree," Qatu said. "The second reason is to help our faculty and institution advance in their research portfolio."Enrollment has doubled In the past three years for CMU's school of engineering and technology.
A proposal to change wording in Group IV of Central Michigan
University’s general education requirements, or University Program, was
approved by the Academic Senate Tuesday.The newly passed proposal changes the wording in Group IV
from studies in global cultures to studies in cultures and diversity, dropping
the word global from the group and emphasizing studies in cultures outside of
the Anglo-American tradition.The Proposal was passed by a 67 percent vote of approval by
the senate.After heated debate at the last Academic Senate meeting on
Taking the stage at Monday night’s SGA meeting, SAPA member Joshua Taylor drew a square on the whiteboard.
February 20, Central Michigan University hosted the first annual Michigan
Undergraduate and Graduate Communication Conference.
Communication Conference was put on by the communication area in the Department
of Communication and Dramatic Arts and was organized by Kirsten Weber, director
of graduate studies and assistant professor of communication.Weber organized
the conference because she saw a need in the region for a conference where
undergraduate and graduate students could showcase their work.
As of last fall, 669 on-campus students are majoring in general psychology at Central Michigan University. This is currently the most popular major at CMU by 169 students, with general marketing coming in second with 516. According to the Authorized Majors of On-Campus Undergraduates page on the CMU website, this has been the case since fall 2012.
Michigan's state legislature's Criminal Justice Committee unanimously passed a bill Tuesday allowing local law enforcement to obtain an individual's location through their mobile device without a warrant.The current proposal, called the Kelsey Smith Bill, or House Bill 4006, is named in memoriam of a young Kansas woman who was kidnapped, raped and murder in 2007. Police were forced to wait four days for a warrant compelling Verizon to release Smith’s phone’s last known location, by which point she had already been found raped and murdered.HB 4006 passed unanimously through the Criminal Justice Committee after testimony from Smith’s mother, Missy, and is now on track to be heard on the House floor.
For the first time in nearly 14 years, Central’s Campus Programming Fund will be seeing a potential increase of $150,000.
Applications are available for Central Michigan University's fermentation science certificate program through the College of Science and Technology. The program is the first of its kind in Michigan, and will seek to provide hands-on experience in brewery production processes.
After spending three days a week participating in simulation training for the third annual ERPsim Invitational Competition, Martin Porea felt his team was prepared. The Macomb graduate student was part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers team.
Testifying before a Michigan Senate panel in the Charles V. Park Library, Central Michigan University President George Ross highlighted how achievements of faculty and students directly benefit the state.The Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education selected CMU to host its first hearing on state funding for Michigan’s 15 public universities, also listening to testimony from Wayne State University and Michigan State University's Extension.
SGA President Chuck Mahone was pleased to announce an approval for an increase in Campus Programing Funding for the Student Government.“On January 14th myself and (SGA) Treasure Taylor Gehrcke presented to the Budget Priorities Committee and have just received feedback,” Mahone said.
Just in time for tax season, SGA has unveiled their new tax website with hopes to guide students through the confusing world of forms and filing federal taxes.The website, myfreetaxes.com, allows for students to file taxes online or in-person with an IRS-certified volunteer income tax preparer.
Members of the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees stressed a commitment to increase the volume of Global Campus course offerings at their Feb.
Three College of
Communication and Fine Arts Dean candidates have been selected to visit Central
Michigan University’s campus for interviews starting Monday, February 23.
The search committee is led by Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services. The three
candidates selected by the search committee after last week’s Skype interviews
will also have open forums in Chamichian Hall in the Music Building starting
Tuesday. The three finalists are Steven Block, Department of Music chair at the University of New Mexico, Janet Hethorn, director of the Delaware Design Institute at the University of Delaware, and Shelly Hinck, interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at CMU. Their interviews and open forums will take place throughout the week. Steven Block will visit campus on
Monday and Tuesday.
On February 20,
Central Michigan University will host the first annual Michigan Undergraduate
and Graduate Communication Conference.The MUG
Communication Conference is free and open to the public.
To get students to spend less time sitting on the floor of Grawn Hall, Dean of College of Business Administration Charles Crespy proposed a $1.7 million renovation that was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday.The renovations will add about 6,000 square feet to the oldest building on Central Michigan University's campus.
A visit to Michael Engineering on a Saturday will yield a surprising result. Instead of finding the lathes and mills working to turn a company profit, a group of high school students and mentors can be found working on a robot.
Surrounded by journalists twice her age, Caroline Powers saw Senator Gary Peters exit the building in Detroit, fresh from winning the November election.