Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

More than 2,500 athletes from across Michigan marched onto Kramer/Deromedi Field at Kelly/Shorts Stadium Thursday, May 30, for the opening ceremonies of the 2024 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games. The games comprised 90 contests, ranging from bocce ball to powerlifting, and celebrated friendship, inclusion and athletics at the highest level. The ceremonies included the presentation of the colors, an introduction of each area, speeches, music and the ceremonial lighting of the olympic torch by participating athletes and members of   Law Enforcement Torch Run. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the games. 

Central Michigan Police tactical driving exam

A dozen members of the Central Michigan University Police Department's road patrol underwent recertification testing the week of May 20 in Lot 63 outside of Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The four-part test is designed to showcase officers' decision making, reflexes, evasive-driving skills and focus amid multiple distractions at high speeds in both forward and reverse. The department tests its officers every two years. (CM Life Staff photos)

CMU Baseball vs Western Michigan University game 3 season closer

The CMU baseball season comes to an end after a tough, 10-0, loss against Western Michigan University. The game was called after seven innings on the run rule on Saturday, May 18, in Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium. CMU finishes the season 17-38 overall, and 8-22 in the Mid-American Conference. (Hailey Urbane | CM-Life)

CMU Baseball vs Western Michigan University Game 2

The Chippewas make a comeback against rival Western Michigan University Broncos Friday, May 17. CMU celebrated a senior night victory with a final score of 9-8 at Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium.

CMU Baseball vs Western Michigan University Home Opener

Central Michigan University baseball falls short, 2-3, in the home opener of a three-game Mid-American Conference series against rivals Western Michigan University Thursday, May 16, in Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium. The series ended the Chippewas' regular season play. (Hailey Urbane | CM-Life) 

CMU Lacrosse vs Detroit Mercy

Central Michigan's women's lacrosse team fell to the University of Detroit Mercy 10-11 in game one of the MAC Tournament, Thursday, May 2, at the CMU Lacrosse Complex. Junior attack Skye DePrado led CMU's offense, scoring five points. CMU ends its season with an overall record of 5-13. 

CMU baseball vs University Akron Game 1

The Central Michigan University Chippewas raised awareness for prostate cancer during their opener of a three game baseball series against University of Akron, Friday, May 3, in Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium. The team fell short to Akron with a final score of 4-7. 

Look who's graduating! Congratulations, CMU Class of 2024!

Oh, baby! Look who's graduating! Congratulations, CMU 2024 graduates!⁠ Check out these messages from your family and friends. ⁠ Central Michigan Life wishes you all a future filled with success and beautiful memories!⁠ Remember to bring lots of tissues, and tag @centralmichiganlife in your selfies so we can share the joy!⁠ Print copies of this special issue are available in all campus buildings in the Central Michigan Life news racks!

Medical School commencement

Central Michigan University celebrates the 2024 commencement of the Medical School Friday morning, May 3, in McGurik Arena. The university had five graduation ceremonies scheduled for Friday and Saturday: the medical school at 10 a.m. Friday; Doctoral, Masters, Graduate certificate and specialist degree conferrals at 3 p.m. Friday; the College of Business Administration commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday; the College of Arts and Media, the College f Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions  conferring their bachelor's degrees at 1:#0 p.m. Saturday; and the Colleges of Education and Human Services and Science and Engineering bachelor's candidates walking at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

CMU vs Northern Illinois Baseball 4/27

Central Michigan's baseball team fell to Northern Illinois 6-9 on Saturday, April 27 in Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium. The loss brings the team's records to 5-15 in MAC play and 14-29 overall. 

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival

The annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival took place April 25-28 in Shepherd, Michigan. Festival-goers came from across the Midwest for all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage meals, Midway Carnival, helicopter rides, the Classic Car and Truck show, a horse and tractor pull and many more events. This year, the festival went through 1,780 gallons of maple syrup, which took 90,600 gallons of sap to make.  

CMU vs Northern Illinois Baseball

CMU baseball falls short in league-opener to Northern Illinois University 2-1, Friday, April 26, Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium. The Chippewas return to Theunissen Stadium tomorrow for game 2 against NIU. 

Club gymnastics at Grand Valley State University

CMU club gymnastics compete in the Health Heart Classic Meet Saturday, Feb. 24, at Grand Valley State University. It was the team's third meet of the season, and six gymnasts competed. 

Richard III Final Dress Rehearsal

Central Michigan University's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Richard III: To Prove a Villain" had their final dress rehearsal, Wednesday, April 24, in the Townsend Kiva. This CMU Theater Studio Production and senior Lindsay Fleck's capstone project was edited by Fleck and directed by The Chair of the Theater and Dance Department Keeley Stanley Bohn. Richard III is free to all and shown Thursday, April 25, to Saturday, April 27, in the Townsend Kiva.   

Britt Wray Workshop

Central Michigan University’s Speaker Series hosts author and climate researcher, Britt Wray during a workshop event in Plachta Auditorium, Monday, April 22. This is one of several events going on to celebrate Earth Month. (CM-Life | Hailey Urbane)

CMU Lacrosse vs Akron

Central Michigan's women's lacrosse team defeated Akron 11-7 on Sunday, April 21, at the CMU Lacrosse Complex. On offense, senior midfielder Sandy Edwards led CMU with four points. With the win, CMU remains undefeated in Mid-American Conference play with a 5-0 conference record. CMU is now 5-11 overall. CMU travels to Kent State to close out regular season play on Saturday, April 27 in Kent, Ohio.

Indian Night

Indian Student Association hosts Indian Night on Saturday, April 20 in Finch Fieldhouse. The event, which was a celebration of Indian culture, featured traditional foods, dancing, singing and more. 

Central Michigan Softball vs Miami (Ohio)

Central Michigan's softball team lost both games to Miami (Ohio) in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 20 at Margo Jonker Stadium. CMU lost the first game 0-16 and the second game 6-15. CMU is now 9-7 in Mid-American Conference play and 12-26 overall. 

Peaceful March and Protest for Change

Central Michigan University students, facility and friends participate in a peaceful protest to help promote awareness and policy change on Saturday, April 20. Participants carried signs advocating for reform and chanted throughout the march, "'Hey-hey, ho-ho, racism's gotta go." The march started on the front lawn of the Bovee UC and trailed through every part of campus.  

UTDC Final Dress Rehearsal 2024

The Central Michigan University Theater and Dance Department hosts the University Theater Dance Company Concert (UTDC) dress rehearsal, Wednesday, April 17, in Bush Theater. The show features staff and student-choreographed pieces along with student dancers. The dancers performed April 18-20 at 7:30pm and April 21 at 2:00pm in Bush Theater.