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University Theatre's fall lineup spans the dramatic, fantastic, historical

(09/01/10 2:15am)

Get ready to sit on the edge of your seats because Central Michigan University’s theatre program has hopes for a standing ovation this year. For the 2010-11 Season, the University Theatre will put on six different plays consisting of drama, comedy and musicals. There will also be a dance performance done by the Orchesis Dance Theatre.


92-year-old School of Music donor has given more than $200,000 to the program

(09/01/10 1:15am)

Veha Chamichian’s house was built for music and Central Michigan University’s musical program was built with her love. Chamichian, 92, recently donated “well over $200,000” to Central Michigan University’s school of music, said Alison Miller, development director of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.



Band director's arrests does not affect employment at CMU; Batcheller 'sorry' for drunk driving

(04/07/10 5:15am)

The job of Central Michigan University’s marching band director is not at stake despite two drunk driving incidents within the last three years. Salma Ghanem, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, said the college will not discipline 50-year-old James Batcheller.


LIFE IN BRIEF: Hinck named CCFA associate dean

(04/07/10 4:30am)

Shelly Schaefer Hinck, a Central Michigan University communication professor, has been named associate dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. Her position is effective July 1. Hinck has been at CMU for more than 20 years and has held positions as assistant, associate and full professor. “We are extremely excited to have Shelly join our administrative team as associate dean,” said Salma Ghanem, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, in a statement.









Red Herring sneaks its way to Bush Theatre

(09/09/09 1:30am)

Tonight, there will be murder, espionage, treachery and romance displayed on stage at Bush Theatre. “Red Herring,” the first university theatre production to run in the 2009-10 season, opens at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are available at $5 for students and $7 for the public. They can be purchased at the Central Box Office in the Bovee University Center or at the theatre doors.


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.