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Make-a-Pitch competition awards student entrepreneur teams

(12/02/15 10:01pm)

Aimeee Kalczuk and Vijaya Gayatri accidentally created their own business when, on the first day of the New Venture Competition workshops, they pitched their business idea to who they assumed would be business students. Once they found out what the event was, the Walker sophomore and international graduate student decided to keep pursuing their idea of a coat for stroke patients with paralysis on one side of their body. Months later, they were standing in front of 20 teams of student entrepreneurs and judges at the Make-a-Pitch competition in hopes of winning capital for their Style for a Lifetime business. “I was excited to present and get feedback because I don't know my UC about business,” Kulczak said.

Academic senate approves Master's of Health Administration program

(12/01/15 7:43pm)

Members of the Academic Senate approved the creation of a Masters of Health Administration program and new a designator for stands for deaf blind intervener courses."Currently there is a heath service administration degree in the Masters of Science in Administration degree, those students take the same courses as the undergraduate students take," said Steven Berkshire, director of the health administration program.

Minority survey presented to Academic Senate

(11/03/15 7:19pm)

A presentation on the diversity climate of Central Michigan University was delivered to the Academic Senate Tuesday by Associate Vice President of the Department of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Carolyn Dunn and faculty in the Department of English Language and Literature Carlin Borsheim-Black.We would like to strongly encourage from all deparments to serve on MDEC.

Hospitality students tour on-campus hotel

(10/27/15 8:16pm)

Hospitality students in professor Gary Gagnon’s HAS 240 class took a tour of the construction site of the new Courtyard Marriot hotel that is scheduled to open on Central Michigan University's campus in July 2016. The new hotel features ten penthouse suites on the sixth floor, including balconies and meeting rooms overlooking Kelly/Shorts Stadium, a fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, and a courtyard with a fire pit for guests to use for entertaining.“I think this is going to be one of the nicer hotels in Mount Pleasant,” said Brooke Morrell, a freshman from Illinois. “Especially for parents to come stay at and visit their kids like the football player’s parents.

University finances to be delivered in special Board of Trustees session

(10/20/15 4:41pm)

A special Board of Trustees session will be held Thursday, where board members will formally receive the independent audit report for the university’s 2014-2015 Financial Statements performed by external audit firm, Plante Moran.Plante Moran auditor Vicki VanDenBerg delivered an initial report on the university's finances at the September Board of Trustees meeting.

CMU up for reaccreditation in April

(10/06/15 5:58pm)

In April 2016, a team from the Higher Learning Commission will perform a comprehensive evaluation of Central Michigan University to reaffirm its accreditation status.CMU was last accredited during the 2005-06 academic year. The review has many components, including a confirmation that our university is following Federal policies and will judge the university on a set five criteria relating to student success.Provost Michael Gealt delivered findings from an Education Advisory Board report.

Refund of $32 million to be reinvested into endowment fund

(10/01/15 1:20pm)

A 19-year error made by the state in assessing pension fund payments means Central Michigan University is receiving $32 million from the Michigan Office of Retirement Services.Six other universities received one-time payments to correct the error on Wednesday, including Western Michigan University, $24.2 million, Ferris State University, $18.6 million, Michigan Technological University, $11.7 million, Northern Michigan University, $9 million, Lake Superior State University and Eastern Michigan University.