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Central Michigan University

Image File history File links Official logo of Central Michigan University, located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Motto Sapientia, Virtus, Amicitia
(Latin for "wisdom, valor, friendship")
Established 1892
Type Public
President Michael Rao
Faculty 644
Students 27,452[1]
Undergraduates 19,834
Postgraduates 8,002
Location Mount Pleasant, MI, United States
Colors Maroon and Gold
Nickname Chippewas
Website http://www.cmich.edu/

Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. Nearly 28,000 students are enrolled, of which approximately 20,000 are undergraduates, making the university the fourth largest in Michigan. CMU also has off-campus sites located in 15 states and 10 countries. CMU offers students their choice of 27 degrees through eight academic divisions. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Michael Rao is the 12th and current President of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Location in Isabella County the state of Michigan Coordinates: , Country State County Isabella County Area  - City  7. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... For other uses of Chippewa, see Chippewa (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... Location in Isabella County the state of Michigan Coordinates: , Country State County Isabella County Area  - City  7. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ...

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Academics

Central Michigan University offers degrees and programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels. Undergraduate students can select from more than 3,000 classes in 150 programs, and graduate students have the choice of more than 60 programs. The university offers degrees in 25 areas. For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...


CMU has eight academic divisions:

  • The College of Business Administration
  • The College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • The College of Education and Human Services
  • The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
  • The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • The College of Science and Technology
  • The College of Graduate Studies
  • ProfEd
  • The College of Chippewa Tribes

Academic work on campus is supported by the recently renovated Charles V. Park Library which holds one million books and can seat up to 2,655 patrons at a time. Charles V. Park Library is the main library of Central Michigan University, named after librarian Charles V. Park. ...


For many years CMU has offered an MBA program for selected employees of the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), under the authority, direction, and control of the United States Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), is responsible for performing all contract audits for the Department of Defense (DoD), and providing accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD Components responsible...


Athletics

The CMU Chippewas logo, current as of 2007.
The CMU Chippewas logo, current as of 2007.

The school's athletics programs are affiliated with the NCAA Division I-A and compete in the Mid-American Conference. The school colors are maroon and gold, and the school, and its students and alumni are referred to as Chippewas which is sometimes shortened to Chips. This nickname is used with consent of the nearby Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, who have a positive relationship with the university. The university was placed on the NCAA's list of schools with "hostile and abusive" nicknames in August 2005, but appealed the decision, with the support of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. On September 2, 2005 the university announced that their appeal of the decision had been upheld. The Central Michigan Chippewas are the sixteen mens and womens athletics teams of Central Michigan University. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... The official Saginaw Chippewa Logo designed by Elder Julius Peters. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The official Saginaw Chippewa Logo designed by Elder Julius Peters. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The school athletics logo has changed over time, once featuring an Indian spear, but is now a stylized block letter "C". Within the university this logo is often referred to as the "flying C" or the "running C", although it is actually called the "action C". The current version of the athletic trademark was first used in 1997. The "flying C" logo was designed by an IET Department undergraduate student in 1995.


CMU has been described as part of a group of schools in Michigan, Directional Michigan. The nickname is usually considered to be derogatory. Directional Michigan is a term used in college football, often in a derogatory sense, to describe the three similarly named public universities competing at the Division I-A level in the Mid-American Conferences West Division. ...


CMU's football team won the second NCAA Division II national championship in 1974 by defeating the University of Delaware 54 to 14. The team was voted national champion in the Associated Press College Division poll. The Chips have also been national runner-up twice. In 1958 the men's swimming and diving team was runner-up to North Central College at the second annual NAIA national meet, which was held in Muncie, Ind. Central's baseball team was NCAA Division II runner-up in 1971, having lost to Florida Southern College 4 to 0 in the championship game. In 1994 and 2006, they won the MAC Championship in football. In 2006 against Ohio and then defeated Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... North Central College is a private, 4-year comprehensive liberal arts college located in Naperville, Illinois. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Florida Southern College is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida. ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ...


History

Seeking to have better-trained teachers in the state, officials opened the Central Michigan Normal School on September 13, 1892. Thirty-one students met in a building located on Broadway in downtown Mt. Pleasant that day. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The school was renamed the Central State Teacher's College in 1927. In 1941, it became the Central Michigan College of Education, and then the Central Michigan College in 1955 before getting its present name in 1959.


Research

Currently, an internet-mediated psychology study examining delaying gratification is being conducted, which provides feedback on strategies people use to seek happiness. http://www.happypsych.com Gratification is the positive emotional response (happiness) to a fulfillment of desire. ...


CMU also emphasizes research on Alzheimer's Disease, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and forensic interviewing. http://www.orsp.cmich.edu/awards.htm


Notable alumni

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Residence life

Central Michigan University is home to 22 on-campus residence halls, arranged in four districts throughout the campus. In 2006, the 21st and 22nd residence halls on campus opened in what was currently the East complex.

  • North Residence Halls: Larzelere, Trout, Calkins, Robinson, Barnes
  • South Residence Halls: Beddow, Merrill, Thorpe, Sweeney
  • East Residence Halls: Saxe, Herrig, Woldt, Emmons, Celani, Fabiano
  • The Towers: Carey, Cobb, Troutman and Wheeler ("The Original Towers"), Campbell, Kesseler, Kulhavi ("The New Towers")

All residence halls except for the Towers, Barnes Hall, and Robinson Hall are two-bedroom suites designed for 4 or 5 persons. The Original Towers, nine-story high-rise residence halls designed primarily for freshmen, feature one-bedroom suites. The New Towers, as well as Fabiano and Celani, are designed primarily for upperclassmen, and are four-bedroom suites. Robinson Hall and the original section of Barnes are the only residence halls designed for double occupancy. Residents of both the New Towers and Robinson Hall pay an additional charge over the standard room and board rate.


Each district is connected to one of four Residential Restaurants. Only Barnes Hall, the oldest residence hall at CMU, is not directly connected to a residential restaurant. The original section of Barnes Hall is also the only part of any residence hall on campus that has community bathrooms.


Some residence halls are designated as official Residential Colleges, associated with a particular academic department, allowing students who choose to live there opportunities for study and collaboration with other students from similar programs.

  • Carey Hall-Business
  • Herrig Hall-Music
  • Emmons Hall-Health Professions
  • Woldt Hall-Science and Technology
  • Calkins Hall-Education
  • Larzelere and Trout Halls-Honors Program
  • Barnes Hall-Leadership Institute

Barnes Hall is also the traditional home of many of CMU's international students because it is the only hall that remains open during university breaks.


CMU offers both co-ed and single-gender residence halls. Sweeney Hall is for females only, Merrill Hall is for males only. Since the Fall 2005 semester, Calkins Hall, home of the Education residential college, is co-educational, after a long history of being females only. The other residence halls are either co-ed by floor or by room. Starting in the fall of 2007, Beddow and Thorpe Halls will become co-ed due to a decline in students requesting to live in single-gender residence halls.


Construction began on two more buildings, colloquially known as the "Woldt Towers", near the East Quad in the spring of 2005. The buildings will be somewhat similar in design to the New Towers, opened in 2003. On December 1, 2005, one of the buildings was named The Ben and Marion Celani Residence hall to recognize the generosity of Detroit area businessman Thomas Celani and his wife Vicki. On April 20, 2006, the remaining building was named the Fabiano Family Residence Hall, recognizing their contribution to the school. John S. Fabiano served on the board of trustees 1999-2004, and also owns the Fabiano Brothers Inc, an alcohol distribution company. These two new halls opened for the fall semester of 2006, along with a new dining commons to serve the residents of the six East Area halls. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Media

The campus' student-run newspaper is Central Michigan Life, an award-winning paper published Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the academic year. There is also a college radio station run by students, FM 91.5 WMHW, as well as the student-run college TV station MHTV. In 2005, a student-operated music label called Moore Media Records (MMR) was established. College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... WMHW represents the call letters for WMHW-FM, Modern Rock, 91. ...


In addition, the university owns and operates WCMU-TV, the region's PBS station, and WCMU-FM, the NPR affiliate. Both stations serve most of Northern Michigan, including the eastern Upper Peninsula, through a network of repeater stations. WCMU-TV, channel 14, is a PBS television member for the Cadillac–Mount Pleasant–Big Rapids, Michigan television market. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... WCMU-FM is a radio station in the United States, broadcasting at FM 89. ... NPR redirects here. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, also known as The Upper Peninsula, The U.P. (or The UP), and Above the Bridge by Michiganders, refers to the northern peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Also established in 2003 is White Pine Music, the recording label of the CMU School of Music. The White Pine Music record label was established in 2003 with the support of Central Michigan Universitys Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the College of Communication and Fine Arts. ...


Songs of CMU

Fight Song (primary fight song)

The Fighting Chippewa
Fight, Central, down the field,
Fight for victory!
Fight, fellows, never yield,
We're with you, oh varsity!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Onward with banners bold, to our colors we'll be true
Fight for maroon and gold!
Down the field for CMU!


Varsity!
Victory!
CHIPPEWA, we're proud of our nickname!
Hear our song!
Loud and strong!
CENTRAL is going to win this game!


Come on and...
(Repeat first stanza)
by Howard 'Howdy' Loomis, Class of '35


Hail to the Chippewa! (secondary fight song)

Hail to the Chippewa
All hail to the Chippewa!
The valiant men who wear maroon and gold
will fight, fight, fight, our honor to uphold!
Hail to the Chippewa
All hail to the Chippewa!
We salute you warriors brave and true,
Win or lose, we're proud of you!


by Norman C. Dietz


Greek life

Social fraternaties on CMU's campus are Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Chi Rho,Alpha Sigma Sigma, Phi Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Pi, Delta Chi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Sigma Phi, and Sigma Lambda Beta. Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a mens collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carls friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. ... Phi Sigma Phi is a fraternity. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Phi Kappa Tau (ΦΚΤ) is a U.S. national college fraternity // Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity (commonly called Phi Tau) was founded in the Union Literary Society Hall of Miami Universitys Old Main Building in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906. ... Sigma Pi (ΣΠ) is an international college social fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... Phi Sigma Kappa (ΦΣK) is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. ... Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity or Sig Tau is a U.S. all-male college social fraternity founded on June 28, 1920 at University of Central Missouri (then known as Central Missouri State Teachers College). ... Alpha Sigma Phi (ΑΣΦ, commonly abbreviated to Alpha Sig) is a social fraternity with 68 active chapters, colonies, and interest groups. ... Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ) International Fraternity, (also known as Lambda-Betas or Betas) is the largest historically Latino Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity. ...


Social sororities are Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Phi Sigma Sigma, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Kappa, Phi Mu, Delta Zeta, Alpha Sigma Tau and Alpha Chi Omega Delta Zeta. Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. ... Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) is the name given to several college fraternities and sororities. ... Sigma Sigma Sigma (ΣΣΣ), also known as Tri Sigma or Sigma, is a national American women’s sorority with membership of more than 92,000 members (as of August 1, 2006). ... Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ) was the first collegiate nonsectarian sorority, meaning that there was to be no judgment regarding religion or background. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) Sorority is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). ... Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ...


The majority of Greek houses are located in the student neighborhood north of campus. Main Street is home to many of these houses and has traditionally been a staple on the CMU social life. The few remaining houses are located south of campus on Deerfield Road.


The CMU Promise

In July 2005, CMU made state headlines by offering the "CMU Promise", a program that raised tuition rates by nineteen percent for incoming freshmen, but guaranteed these rates would be frozen for "up to" the next five years. The program was implemented as a response to shrinking state funding streams. Modeled after a program at Western Illinois University, the tuition guarantee is the first of its kind in Michigan. The university kept its commitment to the promise in 2006, as tuition rates for all undergraduate students between their second and fifth years were kept constant. However, tuition rates for incoming freshmen increased by nearly 18% to an in-state figure of $251 per credit hour, a rate that will remain constant until summer of 2011. For another university which uses the abbreviation WIU, see Webber International University Western Illinois University is a public university founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. ...


Central Michigan Life Report; July 13, 2006: http://www.cm-life.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/07/13/44b6c63ba916c is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

The Central Michigan Chippewas are the sixteen mens and womens athletics teams of Central Michigan University. ... The Central Michigan Chippewas team is the basketball team that represent Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. ... City Mount Pleasant, Michigan Team Colors Maroon and Gold Head Coach Brian Kelly Home Stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium League/Conference affiliations NCAA College Division (Small College) Independent (1896-1926), (1931-1949), (1970-71) Michigan Collegiate Conference (1927-1930) Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(1950-1969) Mid-American Conference (1972-Present) Team...

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