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Your independent cmu news source since 1919 SPortS: Women’s basketball to host No. 5 Notre Dame Thursday » PAGE 4B Office of diversity education postpones decision to name new director Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 WASTING MONEY ‘ICYIZERE: HOPE’ ‘Poor college student’ term overused, students say » PAGE 3A Film screening educates students on Rwandan genocide » PAGE 5A Provost’s report on academic calendar to academic senate, delayed until next semester By Annie Harrison Senior reporter cHUck miLLER/Staff PhotograPher Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski is set to begin his third consecutive term after carrying 65 percent of the vote on Nov. 8 election night. Mioduszewski has served in law enforcement for more then 22 years. On call Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski to begin third term Shelby Miller | Senior reporter Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski can be found responding to phone calls and emails during the normal Monday to Friday workweek. But his commitment to the department doesn’t end there. Mioduszewski is available throughout the weekend via cell phone and maintains in touch with the Isabella County Jail. Mioduszewski is about to begin his third consecutive term and has been in law enforcement for more than 22 years. His favorite duty as sheriff, he says, is getting to know the public on a personal level. “We’ve really focused on stressing the partnering with the public,” he said. “It’s important for law enforcement to show we want to make an effort to be available.” During the county August primary election, Mioduszewski could be seen interacting with the community members throughout the evening. But it wasn’t a campaign ploy, or a series of congratulatory handshakes, Mioduszewski said. At that point of the night, he could already be confident in carrying the Republican nomination and having his name on the ballot in November. Rather, Mioduszewski was taking a personal interest in those who shuffled their way over to him. Mioduszewski said he’s excited to continue having a hand in protecting the public while also personally connecting with the citizens. Mioduszewski said he believes being involved with public fairs and festivals helps the department connect with its citizens and helps people feel more at ease with their law enforcement agency. A Central Michigan University alumna, Mioduszewski’s worked for the Otsego County Sheriff ’s Department, the Mancelona Police Department, Central Michigan University’s Police Department and now the Isabella County Sheriff ’s Department. When it comes to his goals, Mioduszewski said, despite the tough economic situation, he plans to continue keeping deputies A MIODUSZEWSKI | 2A tickets to Powell speech to be disbursed starting monday By Annie Harrison Senior reporter Tickets to see former military general and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell speak at Central Michigan University will be available Monday. Powell will serve as keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, and the event is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the CMU Events Center. Tickets are free. A news release last month said tickets would be available in mid-November, but Director of University Events Bob Ebner said tickets have not been available yet because it has taken longer to coordinate everyone involved. He said a lot of organizations and Colin Powell people are involved in the event. “We’re trying to get all the coordination together, so when we’re ready to go, it’ll be right,” he said. Kay Purtill, executive secretary for the political science department, said the department doesn’t handle the tickets for the event. As previously reported by CM Life, Powell will be paid $125,000 for his appearance, a ‘majority’ of which will come from the Philip A. Hart and William G. Milliken Endowed Speaker Series fund. The speaker series is housed within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Multicultural Academic Students Services, Speaker Series and Program Board have also helped to fund the event. Powell, a four-star military general and Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush, will give a speech titled, “Taking Charge.” Powell has more than 35 years of military service and rose to captain status within the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He earned more than 10 separate medals for his duty, including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and two Legion of Merit awards. He also will meet with a group of students before the keynote presentation to talk about leadership. Additional events with Powell are likely to be added at a later date, according to a news release. Tickets Central is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Provost Gary Shapiro’s report on the proposed academic calendar change has been postponed until the spring semester. The Academic Senate voted last month to approve a motion from the Student Government Association regarding the proposed change. The motion charged a report from the provost to give the benefits and costs of the academic calendar change to A-Senate so senators could have all the facts to determine whether to proceed or rescind their vote for the academic calendar change. SGA Vice President Killian Richeson said at the Oct. 30 A-Senate meeting the motion was for more information on the academic calendar change because a lot of questions that SGA had were not answered. He said students want to know more about factors such as how the calendar would affect the cost of housing and tuition. Shapiro said earlier this month he would report back to A-Senate within 30 days of the charge. Shapiro said a number of potential issues were identified at A-Senate, and the appropriate offices would report back to him with information. He said he would then aggregate responses and report back to A-Senate. Executive Director of Faculty Personnel Services Matt Serra has received a number of responses regarding the proposed changes to the academic calendar, Shapiro said at Tuesday’s A-Senate meeting. A-Senate does not have another meeting this semester. The next meeting will take place Jan. 15. SGA President Justin Gawronski, who was not present at Tuesday’s A-Senate meeting, said he does not have any issues with the delay. “I’d rather have it take a little longer than have it be presented hastily,” the Macomb junior said. The SGA House and Senate both voted on Oct. 22 to officially oppose changes to the academic calendar that would take effect in fall 2014, as previously reported by CM Life. The fall 2014 semester would begin after Labor Day on Sept. 2 and would shorten the length of the semester from 16 weeks to 15 weeks. Stabbing suspect charged with open murder, remains in jail on $1 million bond By Hailee Sattavara Metro editor and Shelby Miller Senior reporter A 25-year-old Mount Pleasant man remains lodged in jail $1 million bond after being arraigned following the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Tyrone Dean Stanley. Curtis Richard Leachman, 112 S. Main St., was charged in the Isabella County Trial Court with open murder as well as witness intimidation after police say he threatened witnesses outside Stanley’s Main Street apartments. Open murder carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while witness intimidation is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Leachman yawned during Monday morning’s arraignment and told Judge William R. Rush that his bond doesn’t matter because he doesn’t have any money. Leachman alleges he never threatened any witnesses. “During the arraignment, Leachman asked for and was granted a court-appointed attorney from the Isabella County Public Defenders’ Office,” Isabella County Prosecutor Risa Scully said in a news release. The defendant is due back in court Thursday morning for a preliminary examination. Leachman was previously on probation for two years following home invasion of the third degree and breaking and entering a building with intent in 2009. In 2011, he violated his probation after a third offense of domestic violence. Leachman was no longer on probation as of Sept. 5. Calls made to the Mount Pleasant Police Department were not returned Tuesday. As previously reported by Central Michigan Life, Stanley died from a stab wound at an apartment in the 100 block of S. Main St. around A STABBING| 2A Women’s soccer coach Stafford departs for cincinnati By Emily Grove Staff reporter FiLE PHOtO/SeaN ProCtor Women’s soccer head coach Neil Stafford announced Monday he will take a job at the University of Cincinnati. Stafford signed a three-year deal at CMU in January 2011. OUR D ER Y V O C IS L TIA N E T PO E U R T H T I CMU! W AT S E I D TU S D A GR Check us out! The Central Michigan women’s soccer program is looking for a new head coach for the third time in three years. Head coach Neil Stafford will be leaving Central Michigan University to accept a position as the head coach for Cincinnati’s program. A news release on posted Monday announced Stafford’s move. Stafford said he was offered the job last week. “I think being offered the chance to build my own program from the ground up seemed too good to be true, and having the opportunity in a vibrant city like Cincinnati was something I couldn’t pass up,” Stafford said. “Personally and professionally, it’s the right time to make this move and stamp my name on a program completely.” Stafford will officially begin his new position in mid-December. His contract is for five years, though Stafford would not disclose the salary figures. “It’s a fantastic contract with a very good pay grade,” he said. “I’m very happy with it and the security it provides.” In June, Stafford signed a four-year contract extension with CMU with a base salary of $66,500. Stafford said CMU Athletics gave Cincinnati permission to pursue him for the job, and he has not applied to any other jobs since coming to CMU. “It was purely on interest in me, and I was incredibly flattered,” Stafford said. “(Athletics Director) Dave Heeke gave them the go-ahead, and that’s what I love about the staff here; they love to give employees the opportunity to grow.” Junior midfielder Kaely Schlosser said Stafford broke the news to the team in person over the weekend. “He told us he had accepted a job at Cincinnati, and we were a little shocked,” Schlosser said. “Obviously, he’s been a good coach, but now we’re getting excited, looking forward to the new season and getting to know whoever is our next coach.” A STAFFORD| 2A 70 MASTERS PROGRAMS 2 SPECIALIST DEGREES 20 GRAD CERTIFICATES 12 DOCTORATE PROGRAMS

November 28, 2012

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