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Faculty demonstrates against university outside showcases in Warriner Hall, Music Building

(07/08/11 2:28pm)

The university’s alleged position table is a “regression” and “insult” for faculty members contracts, faculty members said at demonstrations today. The university reportedly offered a pay freeze for all faculty, a 15- to 20-percent reduction in health contributions and removal of department chairs, coaches and librarians from the Faculty Association.



Two students pitch smart phone application to manage payments, rewards accounts; win Venture

(04/10/11 11:42am)

Everything starts with an idea and sometimes it can end with a $30,000 check. For Daniel Pearson and Tyler Gostinger, that is exactly what happened last Friday with their business venture. During Central Michigan University’s New Venture Competition, a university-wide business plan competition launched by the College of Business Administration, it gave students from all fields of study a chance compete


Grawn computer lab being discussed for relocation, no final plans in place

(04/01/11 5:30am)

A popular campus computer lab is under discussion for relocation by university officials. The Grawn Hall computer lab is one of two extended-hour computer labs on campus. The Grawn lab is open as late as 1 a.m. on weekdays. “A lot of people use this lab," she said. "I print things off before classes. This is my lab, it’s perfect for business students.”


CMU faculty, students serve as university delegates across Indian schools, businesses

(01/23/11 3:15pm)

A small group of graduate students and faculty members spent their first two weeks of winter break on the other side of the world. Four professors and four business administration graduate students represented Central Michigan University in a delegation that visited three universities and three businesses in India from Dec. 10 to Dec. 22.


New Venture Competition launched with $30,000 first prize for students

(10/27/10 4:30am)

A university-wide business plan competition with a first place prize of $30,000 has been launched by the College of Business Administration. The New Venture Competition allows students from all fields of study to create a business plan to better the success of Central Michigan University students and Michigan’s economy.




LIFE IN BRIEF: Ross testifies to State House subcommittee on higher education

(04/21/10 4:00am)

University President George Ross testified Monday to the Michigan House subcommittee on higher education appropriations. Ross said CMU’s current state appropriations are equal to those in 1999 and that CMU receives the fourth least state appropriations for public universities despite being the fourth largest one. Saginaw Valley State University President Eric Gilbertson also testified before the subcommittee.


Gary Koppenhaver notes research, making connections in forum

(03/24/10 10:38pm)

The balance between teaching and research is what drew Gary Koppenhaver to Central Michigan University. The College of Business Administration dean candidate held an open forum today and said CMU is looked at as a more balanced institution and has a compelling balance of teaching and research. He hopes to continue the balance by pushing teachers to be scholars.


LIFE IN BRIEF: Funding rally in Lansing on Thursday

(03/24/10 4:00am)

Funding rally Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Lansing Capitol Building, students representing several universities across Michigan will rally to ask for higher education funding, the concealed weapons on college campus legislations and the Medical Amnesty Bill. Central Michigan University’s Student Government Association is arranging to excuse students from classes and will provide busing for those interested in attending. SGA also will schedule a meeting with Education policy makers for students who wish to discuss higher education. Online sign-up can be found at rally.mistudents.org.





CMU administration in a game of musical chairs

(08/28/09 6:00am)

Shake up a hat and pull out a name. Things are transitioning quickly at Central Michigan University with at least 15 administrative positions searching new leadership in an array of jumbled switches. The most recent is Dan Vetter appointed as interim dean of College of Business Administration, effective Aug. 31, from his position as senior associate dean of CBA. Claudia Douglass became interim vice provost for academic affairs Aug. 10. And Douglass’s former position of associate dean of the College of Science and Technology is still without an interim.