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After spending time as an attorney in Silicon Valley during the height of the “dot-com bubble,” Jeff Thomas believes he has what it takes to be the Chair of Entrepreneurship.As a newly-established administration role in the College of Business Administration, Thomas said he hopes to strengthen the entrepreneurship department by bridging the gap between how entrepreneurship is taught in class and how it affects life outside the classroom.“The student body at large will be impacted by having revised and new academic courses and programs, and having courses and programs that are better connected to the practice of entrepreneurship,” he said.Among changes to the department Thomas will oversee is the proposal of an online Masters of Entrepreneurial Transactions program.
Students hoping to graduate in May 2017 are advised to apply for graduation by Sept. 15.
Grawn Hall's $10.8 million renovation project is almost complete.
A 14-member search committee was appointed to assist in the search for a new dean of CMU's University Libraries after 28-year leader Tom Moore retired June 30.
An increase to the cost of tuition, bringing a gender equity center to campus and a report from University President George Ross were discussed at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 29 in the President's Conference Room in the Bovee University Center.
When her cosmetics company failed, alumni Shannon O'Donald had a hard time not feeling the sting of shame.O'Donald's business, Shannon Evans Cosmetics, won $1,000 during the first ever New Venture Competition in 2011 for the best elevator pitch in the contest. Central Michigan Life tracked back with some of the past winners like O'Donald to see where they are now and how their businesses are faring.Enspire: Patrick McAvena; Chris Green, Christian DayShannon O'Donald; Shannon Evans CosmeticsSamantha and Joseph Pina; Revolve Replication
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been given out over the past four years to students who developed business plans that impressed the corporate elite.How did something like the New Venture Competition come to be?
Junior Connor Moynihan spent a summer trip trekking the Appalachian Mountains by day and sleeping in a hammock by night. It was then the junior from Grand Haven realized...
The winner's for the sixth-annual New Venture Competition have developed software designed to teach medical students through interactive...
Choosing a major is a personal decision that involves individual motives and desires--yet many students at CMU can choose the same major, with some more popular than others.
The position for Associate Dean of College of Communication of Fine Arts was posted on Feb. 19. Review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be hired by May 1 with a start date of August 1, 2016. The search committee for the associate dean position consists of School of Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts faculty member Will Anderson, School of Music faculty member Linda Binkley, chairperson of art and design Larry Burditt, senior Alex Cabala, journalism faculty member Johnny Sparks, Jill Taft and is being headed by the Associate Dean of Science and Engineering, Jane Matty.Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Jane Matty, chair of the search committee at 989-774-1870 or email@example.com. All applications will be kept confidential until an applicant becomes a finalist.
Sparks is an associate professor of advertising and applied to be the chairperson of Central Michigan University's journalism department last year, but the job was given to Jiafei Yin. He was also the director of CMU’s Center for Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement.Since arriving at CMU in Fall 2012, Sparks has taught "JRN 360: Principles of Advertising," "JRN 466: Advertising Campaigns," "JRN 365: Advertising Media" and "JRN 397A: Sex, Violence, & the Media."
Powers Ballroom overflowed with students, Central Michigan University staff and members of the Mount Pleasant community who came to listen to Student Government Administration President Chuck Mahone deliver a State of the Student Body address.Mahone discussed the recently announced closure of Foust Pharmacy, stressed relations between students and residents living north of campus and alcohol-related student deaths.
It's faculty and staff and retirees also give to it. The purpose is to support different areas -- scholarships, Student Emergency Fund, PBS, Grawn renovation -- it's just to give money back to things on campus that you love and would like to support. I give to the Student Emergency fund, I do payroll deduction so it goes right into the account.
The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has received almost 120 letters, emails and phone calls about the Federal Communications Commission Spectrum Auction.Most of the public input has encouraged trustees not to sell CMU's public broadcasting stations.In December, the university applied for eligibility in the auction, which looks to buy television spectrum from stations across the country and repackage it for wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T, as the public is now relying more on mobile devices as opposed to over-the-air waves.
To address challenges of online education, the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees initiated a task force to study national trends and competitor institutions for online academic programs.
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to change the name of the College of Science and Technology to the College of Science and Engineering this morning at their meeting.The name was changed to reflect the growth of the engineering department said Provost Michael Gealt.“We’ve got a relatively new engineering program, about 15 years old, and some people don’t even realize we have an engineering program here because we don’t have what most universities have which is a college that has engineering in the title,” Gealt said at the Academic Affairs Committee meeting yesterday.Gealt called the name change an "important milestone" for the college.
Father Denis was a character coach with our team. He mainly worked as Coach Enos as a spiritual adviser with coach.
It is not everyday students rub shoulders with executives from fortune 1,000 companies like Dow, Caterpillar and Harley-Davidson. At the fourth annual ERPsim Invitational Competition, students and professionals had the opportunity...