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CMED East facilities to cost $46.5 million By Brianna Owczarzak Staff Reporter

University President George Ross announced at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting the cost of the College of Medicine’s East campus facilities will total $46.5 million. Both Covenant Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw will provide land and facilities that will be renovated for the college’s use and will donate $1.5 million in hospital infrastructure. In addition, $15 million will come from CMU Medical Education Partners, formerly known as Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals. CMU’s University Construction Reserves will cover $15 million of the remaining cost, while collaborative fundraising efforts account for another $15 million. If that goal isn’t met, CMU and both of the East campus hospitals will cover the difference, with each hospital covering up to $2 million a piece. Through donations, $7.5 million has

already been secured. Renovations at Covenant will include the addition of two clinical facilities. “We will be supporting general surgery, psychology and pediatrics,” said Ernest Yoder, founding dean of the College of Medicine. Between the Covenant and St. Mary’s campuses, 200 CMED students, in their third and fourth years of medical school, along with 100 resident students, will be accommodated. CMED has received 2,765 applications for its inaugural class of 64 students, and, has interviewed 350 applicants. The college offered acceptance to 78 applicants, and of those applicants, 70 have accepted. Another 85 applicants have been waitlisted. The students who have been offered acceptance have an average GPA of 3.65 and an average MCAT score of 29. Yoder said Michigan residents make up 90 percent of the current offers and wait listings.


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Keynote Speaker Hoan Do interacts with his audience, sharing stories of his years attending college and which factors contributed to his career success. “Underclassmen need to get involved some way on campus soon,” Do said. “Find what it is you’re passionate about and go for it.” Around 100 people, including students and faculty, were in attendance at the event, kicking off Asian Heritage Month at Warriner Hall in Plachta Auditorium.

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Mount Pleasant takes income tax off the table By Emily Grove Senior Reporter

The possibility of an income tax for the city of Mount Pleasant was taken off the table at Monday’s city commission meeting. In a two-part motion, commissioners voted to no longer explore the option of putting an income tax on the ballot. Instead, the city will begin work to prepare a budget with a 1.5-millage increase, though a millage increase was not approved. “The second part of the motion directs staff to create a budget with an assumed possible increase up to 1.5 mills, but, to understand that, we will look carefully at all of those expenditures and may in the end approve a budget without a mill increase,” Mayor Kathy Ling said. Vice Mayor Sharon Tilmann said residents have been clear in voicing they would not support an income tax and would rather see a millage increase. Tilmann said she would support a 1.5-millage increase and could also even support a two-mill increase.

“I’ve sat on the commission that increased the rate by two mills, and the citizens were happy with that because they could see where their money was spent, and the results coming in as far as services,” Tilmann said. In October, commissioners heard results from Municipal Analytics of a study conducted for the city about implementation of an income tax. Based on a 1-percent tax rate for residents, a halfpercent tax for non-residents working within the city, and the $1,000 exemption, Mount Pleasant was estimated to collect about $2.7 million from the tax. However, the tax would cost between $240,000 and $250,000 to administer, and collection rates would vary over the first few years. Along with concerns about costs to the city and how much revenue would actually be collected, commissioners heard from residents at a public hearing on March 11 to seek community input on the possible tax. A INCOME TAX | 2A

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For the full impact, one had to utilize the hand motions. The audience’s first attempt was the typical half-muted response one might expect to hear when asked to repeat a phrase.

The second attempt had the crowd of 200 yelling in unison, emphasizing every word they spoke with energetic hand motions. “Hold up, that song is whack, because I got swag,” they proclaimed. This wasn’t the average motivational speech. Motivational speaker Hoan Do graced Platcha Auditorium Tuesday night as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month keynote speaker to share his life experiences and help students succeed in following their career goals. Do was the recipient of the Verizon Wireless Motivator Award and was named the Best Youth Mentor by the International Examiner.

It didn’t take long for Do to break common platitudes. “You all know that saying, ‘You just got to have a positive attitude,’” Do said. “That is absolutely the worst advice I’ve ever heard, because it’s easier said than done.” The trick, according to Do, is not having a positive attitude, but the right attitude. How one achieves this attitude is very much like changing stations on the radio. “You have radio stations (in your head), and most of the time it plays whack songs,” Do said. “... The problem is we’ve never been taught how to change the radio station.” One changes radio sta-

“too many people network and not enough people connect. networking is knowing someone; connecting is getting to know someone.” Hoan Do, Motivational speaker tions by a particular method. Do said the best way to get the right attitude is to stop in the middle of any negative or overwhelming thoughts and to say as loudly as possible ‘That thought was whack.’” “I’d rather be silly and have a good time and feel so much better than play the cool card and continue to be stressed,” Do said. The sentiment was carried out exactly at the end of the speech, when Do opened up a white box to his right, took out a cheerleading uniform and a blonde wig and danced in front of the audience. It was the same performance he gave in his acting class when he was a student at Pepperdine

University. The assignment, titled ‘The Rock Star Assignment,’ had students dance and lip sync to a random song. At first, Do didn’t want to do it, until he learned that he had to perform the assignment to pass the class. In the end, he said being open and accepting his challenges allowed him to better adjust his attitude and succeed. “As I got ready for the assignment, I realized I knew nothing about cheerleading,” Do said. “So what did I do? Rent every ‘Bring It On’ movie there is.” Do said that having great friends and a support network is also important. A DO | 2A

Athletes have higher graduation rate than non-athletes By Justin Hicks Senior Reporter

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series focusing on student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. Athletes at Central Michigan University reported a higher graduation rate than the general student body in the most recent federal graduation rate cohort of incoming freshmen in 2002-05, graduating through 2011. CMU was one of 10 MidAmerican Conference schools where athletes recorded a

higher FGR than its general students, despite having a heavier schedule. “This is a general statement, but I think you see many student-athletes perform at a higher rate than general students,” Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said. “They’re driven, they’re focused, and they’re regulated to a higher level than general students.” Last semester, more than 400 student athletes at CMU recorded a 3.1 average GPA, with 284 maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Student-athletes are enrolled in a First Year Experi-

ence course in their first year of campus, much like the FYE course available to general students, to be introduced to the range of resources on campus. Due to NCAA regulations, student-athletes must have their major signed by Thanksgiving of their sophomore year in order to maintain eligibility. “We’re focused heavily in the freshman and sophomore years, trying to guide and help people find where they want to go quickly,” Heeke said. “We provide resources on campus to our athletes, so they can explore what would be interesting to them.”

In addition to maintaining a 2.0 GPA for eligibility, studentathletes must complete 40 percent of their degree requirements by the end of their sophomore year, 60 percent by the end of their junior year, and 80 percent by the end of their senior year. Junior Hallie Enderle, a middle blocker on the volleyball team, said she had no idea she wanted to study therapeutic recreation when she came to CMU. “That was the most stressful part,” the Minnesota native said. “I had my academic adviser help me find things I

was interested in. It took a lot of different kinds of (general courses) to find out what I liked.” Novi junior and baseball outfielder Nick Regnier said having to make the decision faster was beneficial for him. “It made it a little harder, but it helped me,” he said. “It forced me to make a decision instead of taking too many classes I didn’t need.” In addition to the resourcstudent tutors and mentors at es open to general students, the center, as well as a study athletes have access to the hall and computer lab with Dick Enberg Academic Center, which opened in 1999. Student- free printing. athletes have access to 25 A ATHLETES & ACADEMICS | 2A

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cMeD| ContinUed FroM 1A The faculty who have been hired so far come from the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, Wayne State University, the University of Notre Dame and other prominent schools. CMED has 18 affiliations for comprehensive clinical clerkship across the state, including Alpena, Saginaw, Charlevoix, Tawas, West Branch and other Michigan communities. “Our students will receive

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“I think everyone here was disappointed; we received the study on the income tax and the cost to administer the tax and the costs that would go along with it,” Commissioner Jim Holton said. “The response was very overwhelming, and I appreciate all the threats I received via email.” All jokes aside, Holton said he is bothered by the

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AThleTeS & AcADeMicS | ContinUed FroM 1A “Our student-athlete services are open 70 hours a week for scholarship and non-scholarship athletes,” said Tara Albrecht, assistant AD for Student-Athlete Services. “Our responsibility is making sure our athletes are adhering to eligibility requirements for the NCAA and MAC.” Indiana junior Jennifer Gassman, a forward on the soccer team, said extra resources provided for athletes are necessary due to the uniqueness of their schedules. “I’d say we have it a little harder; we get provided those resources because we go from study tables to practice back to tables,” Gassman said. “We don’t have the time that normal students who aren’t part of athletics have.” Hours required for students to spend at study tables vary by program, GPA and year in school, though even athletes who aren’t required to use tables said they are a valuable resource. The stereotype that athletes are dumb jocks is old news for graduate student Zach Saylor, a forward on the men’s basketball team. “I get vibes from people who automatically think I’m a basketball player, so I don’t take academics seriously or I’m not responsible outside of class,” the Lansing native said. “But it’s OK; I’ve always taken academics seriously.” Saylor finished his undergraduate career at CMU with a 3.8 GPA in entrepreneurship.

“There is the obvious financial reason, (but) they are offered a lot more educational help, too,” Wade said. “They do have a big time commitment with their sports, but everything is made easier for them, and they are set up to succeed by the university.” Lowell senior Josh Wallner said he’s witnessed favoritism toward athletes in the classroom. “I think that teachers, at least from what I’ve seen, favor athletes in the classroom,” Wallner said. “I think they have a larger workload with class and their sports, but Centralis (scholarship) students are in the same boat. You get a full ride for a reason.” Enderle said she doesn’t appreciate the separation or generalizations between the two groups of students. “I don’t like when I’m generalized as an athlete or when athletes generalize students,” Enderle said. “Some of these people have full-time jobs and have to pay to go here. I’m

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When it comes to the separation between studentathletes and general students, opinions vary on who has the easier college life. Grand Blanc senior Scott Wade said personal tutors, early registration for classes and leniency from professors are just some of the benefits athletes receive over general students.

[NEWS] clinical experience in our communities,” Yoder said. CMU set a fundraising goal for CMED of $25 million over the span of five years. It has been about two years since the campaign started, and campaigning efforts have raised $20.4 million to date. This money will be put toward scholarships, facilities and operations.

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thought of having to make continuing cuts to services. Holton said his concern with a millage increase is the burden falling on the property owners of the community and excludes people who are not taxable, yet still using services in the community. “I don’t know where I’m going to be on a millage increase to be honest with you,” Holton said. “I just wish things could’ve been a little different to be a little bit fairer across the board to our entire residents and non-residents of this community.”

blessed to play the sport I love and to get paid to go to school, which is like a full-time job.” Hartland senior Michael Bryant said, athlete or not, college students have it hardest. “I think athletes have more help readily provided to them, but no, I don’t think they have it easier,” Bryant said. “It can be argued both sides have it easier, but we both have different sets of stressors and problems that we have to overcome. When you get down to it, we’re all in college and none of us have it easy.” Willie Randolph, director of cross-country and track and field, said it isn’t fair to compare athletes and students. “Neither has it easier; it takes equal commitment on both sides,” Randolph said. “It just varies within how they’re able to manage it … Everybody has their challenges and problems dealing with time management.” The sixth, and final, story, in this series will compare and contrast women’s and men’s athletics.

aDaM NIeMI /STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Warren senior Stefan Jagot, left, drinks a beer with Saint Clair Shores senior Steven Light and Taylor senior Michael Marks Tuesday night at Happy’s Pizza and Pub, 1218 S. Mission St. The new food and bar establishment opened March 22 and employs about 30 people.


Finally, Do emphasized that one has to do what one is passionate about in life, and someone shouldn’t let failure deter them. “Failure and setbacks are a part of success,” Do said. “Once you realize that failure is success, you can stop being discouraged and get the right attitude.” James Castillo, a Mount Pleasant freshman, said he found Do more accessible than most speakers. “Compared to other speakers, he spoke at a more personal level,” Cas-

ContinUed FroM 1A “Too many people network and not enough people connect,” Do said. “Networking is knowing someone; connecting is getting to know someone.” Do said that often times, selfless acts toward others often repay in full. “When you know someone as a person and become their friend, people want to naturally help you,” Do said.

tillo said. “He was funny, and he wasn’t afraid to put himself out there.” Flint junior Dimitri Turner said he found Do’s outlandish suggestions on handling stress valuable. “I liked his stress thing. As someone who is involved, it was helpful,” Turner said. “I mean, it was corny, saying ‘That is whack,’ but I think it’s better than what you usually hear.”

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data center expected to be complete this summer By Tony Wittkowski Senior Reporter

The new data center on Central Michigan University’s campus is scheduled to be finished this summer, and equipment will be moved as soon as construction is complete. The budget for the project is $5.4 million, and, with the building at 80-percent completion, Vice President of Facilities Management Steve Lawrence estimates the total cost to fall under budget. The original data center is located in the basement of Foust Hall, and the new building will be located between the Engineering and Technology Building and the Combined Services Building. “(The new building) is not in a basement and has a good capability for expanding in the future as a need may arise,” Lawrence said. Lawrence said he is not sure whether the data center will be finished by its original completion date in late June, since there is a possibility for a delay. “There is always a complication or two on a project like this,” he said. “We had some important equipment shipped to us that came damaged, and it is being replaced, but we don’t have a firm confirmation on when the equipment will be delivered.” Roger Rehm, vice president of Information Technology, said there is more than one reason for building a new data center, although flooding issues in the past are always a concern. “As the university demand for technology expands, the building should expand,” Rehm said. “Management of heating and cooling has been difficult, along with the management of electrical (systems).” Rehm said the susceptibility of the building was a reason for the extensive flooding it had seen in the past. The year there was a big flood, which created lot of water damage across campus, helped jump start the decision to move the data center from Foust Hall. A DATA CENTER | 4A


CMU Mathematics Graduate Assistant Shawn Witte is in his second year as a GA, having taught MTH 106: Plane Trigonometry in the fall semester and MTH 217: Business Calculus this semester. Each math GA is required to teach MTH 105 their first year, since the homework is registered online and GAs are able to see which sections to cover. Witte completed his undergraduate and masters studies at CMU, and plans to pursue his doctorate at another university.

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‘Don’T cARe MoRe ABouT YouR STuDenTS’ GRADeS ThAn TheY Do’ By Annie Harrison | Staff Reporter

Teaching MTH 105: Intermediate Algebra taught Shawn Witte that student apathy is higher than he realized. “It’s math, and nobody wants to be there,” the Grand Rapids native said of his first year as a math graduate assistant. Witte said many freshmen take MTH 105, and, about four weeks in, they start to realize they don’t have to come to class. He said he’s always available to his students if they need help, but students rarely come to his office hours.

“There’s not much I can do,” he said. “There is a rule in teaching: don’t care more about your students’ grades than they do.” Now in his second year as a GA, Witte emphasized he has had many hard-working students who have been suc-

cessful in his classes. “The grade is directly correspondent to the effort, usually,” he said. Witte taught MTH 106: Plane Trigonometry in the fall semester and is teaching MTH 217: Business Calculus this semester. He said math GAs in the master’s program typically teach two sections of a three-credit class, but his one section of MTH 217 is a four-credit class with about 60 students. Witte said he has not had difficulty balancing being a student and teaching students. “It’s not really hard. You just make time to do your

homework and have your lesson plans ready,” he said. “Lesson plans are like homework for teaching.” In addition to teaching two hours two days per week, Witte said he needs about one hour of preparation for each class period. However, he said grading takes up the most of his time, as it can be tedious, and there are times when he thinks to himself, “This is boring; I’m going to play FreeCell and get back to it.” Witte said he doesn’t like grading, because if students get everything right, it’s boring, and if students get everything wrong, it’s frustrating. “I just don’t like grading,

but it goes quickly if they get everything right,” he said. Despite his dislike for grading, Witte said he does enjoy teaching and learning. Witte, who studies geometry and topology, said math is fun for him, and he’s disappointed when his students don’t share his love for the subject. “The biggest challenge is to teach people a subject they don’t like,” he said. “They’re resisting the urge to learn.” While other majors might have topics that are more subjective, Witte said he likes the dependability of math and theorems. A WITTE | 4A

Professors say biosciences building needed because Brooks Hall isn’t reliable By Neil Rosan Staff Reporter


Tawas Military Science senior and Central Michigan University Cadet Sergeant Major Marshall Halas wears an interceptor body armor load-bearing vest to carry his red-filter flashlight, four ammunition magazines, compass, canteen, an Improved First Aid Kit, maps and ranger beads to measure distance. The vest is designed with many pockets and straps to hold a troops’ essentials to head out into the field.

A SoLdier’S BAGGAGe: Cadets carry up to 100 pounds of equipment By Tony Wittkowski Senior Reporter

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about the experiences of CMU cadets at Fort Custer, Augusta. For a weekend in Fort Custer that had Central Michigan University cadets jumping over limbs and trip wires, it was the equipment they carried with them that

kept them grounded. Saginaw Military Science senior and cadet captain Gillen Papenfuse has become well-accustomed to his equipment, from his helmet down to his boots. “I really like a good pair of boots, because it really turns the tide when you are stomping around in the woods,” Papenfuse said. “They make the difference between feeling good on any given day.”

Blisters are a common occurrence among soldiers with boots. Because they are so tough, it takes a long time for them to mold to someone’s foot, Papenfuse said. The 550 cord has been used by Papenfuse in the past, as he has fastened it for shoelaces, gun slings, lanyards, survival bracelets, belts and tie-down straps. A ROTC | 7A

Some Central Michigan University faculty members hope the new biosciences building is built in order to have more effective teaching spaces and more secure labs. “The new building will give us new opportunities to change the ways we teach, which will really benefit students and the way we do research,” Associate Professor of Biology Jennifer Schisa said. A schematic design for the new $95 million facility was approved at December’s Board of Trustees meeting, but no further action was taken to approve the plans until Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting, when University President George Ross announced construction would begin in the fall. The project will take 30 months to complete. Brooks Hall, the current building, has faced many issues in the past few years, including flooding, mold and inadequate space for faculty members. “There are two major problems with Brooks. One is that there is not enough space, and the other is that the space doesn’t support the research. The building’s infrastructure isn’t very reliable for research,” Schisa said.

“the lecture rooms in Brooks are dated, and they make it difficult for us to use some of the modern techniques of teaching, such as group work.” Stephen Juris, Assistant Professor of Biology Some faculty members have felt the effects of the inadequacies of Brooks Hall. “My lab has been flooded once or twice due to mainlines breaking,” Professor of Biology Thomas Gehring said. “When the first flood happened, I was summer teaching. I had to cancel class and clear out my lab because there was water pouring in. We didn’t lose anything, but it was an inconvenience.” Other faculty members have not been so lucky. Some have had students who have not been able to conduct research because of the conditions. “My graduate student suffered from a flood a few summers ago. It prevented her from getting any research done for most of the summer, because she needed to use the electron microscopes in the basement and couldn’t get to them,” Professor of Biology Philip Hertzler said. Contamination is another issue within Brooks. Some faculty members do not want

to risk having their samples contaminated due to mold problems and poor air quality. “The cutting edge research techniques most of us are using now require certain conditions such as sterility,” Schisa said. “We have a lot of mold problems, and it can contaminate samples. We recently brought back a lot of interesting samples back from the Antarctic expedition, and it is unclear if this building has the right air quality to work with them without contamination.” Some faculty members’ teaching methods are also affected by the condition of Brooks Hall. “The lecture rooms in Brooks are dated, and they make it difficult for us to use some of the modern techniques of teaching, such as group work,” Assistant Professor of Biology Stephen Juris said. “The three big lecture halls are set up with stadium seating, which isn’t very conducive to group work.” A BIOSCIENCES | 4A

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SGA adopts two bills in service learning, sustainability orientation By Ryan Fitzmaurice Senior Reporter

The Student Government Association approved a flurry of legislation Monday night, as three separate bills were presented and two were fully endorsed. A resolution to support the establishment of a global access licensing policy at Central Michigan University that would allow medicine and other inventions developed under research by the university to be accessible to those in under-developed countries was passed in the House but has not been passed in the Senate. With development of the medical school in full swing, Universities Allied for Essential Medicine, a registered student organization on campus that works to construct new, creative approaches to improving the development and delivery of public health goods, argued that global

licensing is essential for the future of the university. Global licensing would essentially dual-license medication and technology developed by the university. While companies in developed countries would sell medicine at a standard price, a generic brand would also be developed that would be sold exclusively in underdeveloped countries, at a price consistent with the average income. This would make essential medicines that were previously unaffordable accessible. Pratik Chhetri, a graduate student who is a part of Universities Allied for Essential Medicine, said introducing affordable medicine to underdeveloped countries would not be for the university’s profit. “Universities are not pharmaceutical companies,” Chhetri said. “We are not for-profit. We are supposed to deal with these problems.”

BioScienceS | ContinUed FroM 3A Gehring said he will be able to use the new biosciences building with more confidence in its security while he conducts research. “My work is field research, so teaching space won’t matter that much,” Gehring said. “(But), a new building would bring more security to any samples we have and to the equipment.” Other professors are

excited for new teaching spaces that will allow them to do more hands-on group work. “A collaborative learning space would make it a lot easier to do a lot of things. We would be able to work in small groups or small teams with such a flexible space. We can do it to some extent in Brooks, but you have to be creative

DATA cenTeR | ContinUed FroM 3A “It was a matter of a month or more afterwards until it was usable,” Rehm said. “It was an extensive cleaning process, (and a) pretty thorough electrical check-over.” The main purpose of the new data center is to give students the best opportunity to make sure the university can provide uninterrupted service

WiTTe | ContinUed FroM 3A “It’s there, and it’s true no matter what,” he said. Math GAs teach MTH 105 their first year, because the homework is set up online and GAs can clearly see which sections to cover. “It’s kind of an easier way to ease into teaching,” he said. Most math homework is

to campus, Rehm said. Another reason for the building’s existence is to store equipment with the space with the possibility of adding on to the building, both inside and out. “There is always a chance to add on, but I don’t see that happening in the foreseeable future,” Rehm said. “There is online through websites such as MathXL and WebAssign, which makes grading easier, Witte said. He said online homework not only helps him but it benefits his students because they receive instant feedback and learn from mistakes. “They know immediately whether they got it right or wrong,” he said. “If they write it out and do it all the same way and get it wrong, they don’t know until they get it back.”

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Two other resolutions, one in support of increased service learning opportunities, and the other, a resolution to implement a Sustainability Orientation at CMU, were also fully endorsed. The legislation concerning service learning and a sustainability orientation were passed overwhelmingly in the House and the Senate Monday night. While the legand realize that there are limitations to the rooms we are in,” Juris said. “I think there is a lot of data and research out there that shows teaching needs to be learner-centered and that students need to be in the center of it all. Being able to have interactions with students and having students interact with each other will be a very effective way to covey a lot of material and get students to learn to the best of their ability.”

islation concerning a global access licensing policy was passed with a majority vote in the House, the Senate has yet to vote on the resolution. The flurry of legislation came on a memorable night for the SGA, as it was the last official meeting under the Justin Gawronski administration. Normally, legislation is voted on a week after it is proposed, but votes came early because of the imminent change in leadership. The resolution supporting increased service learning is the latest step in an effort by three SGA senators, graduate students Jonathan Schuler, Binu Prabhakaran and Michelle Steidemann, to establish more service learning opportunities on campus. Service learning is a method of teaching that combines academic learning with a related service in the community. This often includes students working with a charitable organiza-

tion, a philanthropic branch or a business. “We are really glad that this has gained student support,” Prabhakaran said. “This says that students do support this. We can go to the university and say ‘students want this.’” The senators have also organized a petition drive and hope to receive 5,000 signatures by Thursday. The third piece of legislation, sponsored by Campus Grow, Student Environmental Alliance, the SGA Sustainability Committee, Take Back The Tap and the Wildlife Society, calls for the implementation of a sustainability orientation before the beginning of the fall semester. The orientation would mirror other successful orientations such as No Zebras No Stripes and Campus Life and the Law. “Promoting a sustainable lifestyle would increase interest in student enrollment and retention and would make

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Witte has done his undergraduate and masters studies at Central Michigan University, and although he likes the faculty, he said he plans to pursue a doctorate at another university to avoid “institutional inbreeding” — getting all his degrees from one institution. “There are different perspectives in math, as much as it is all logic and truth,” he said.



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CMU battles WMU in blood drive competition

Sex offenders might have to pay annual fee to cover costs of state registry database By Tony Wittkowski Senior Reporter

By Charnae Sanders Senior Reporter

Blood will be drawn between Central Michigan University and rival Western Michigan University as both schools compete to see who can save more lives. The CMU vs. WMU American Red Cross Blood Drive Challenge kicked off Monday and will continue through Thursday. Next week, it will resume April 2 through April 4. Each drive runs from noon until 6 p.m. in different locations around campus. Sophomore Jessica Spencer said this is her first time working with the Red Cross during the CMU vs. WMU challenge. The Vassar native said because it’s friendly competition, she hopes more students will work together and donate. “It brings schools together to try to beat their sister school,” Spencer said. “It brings good

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school spirit.” In an email, Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Lindsey Scheible said Red Cross is looking to “... collect 300 units (units are donors), which will help save the lives of 900 people because one donation can help save lives.” CMU students seem to be rallying in support of the Red Cross and for some friendly competition with WMU. “I think our expectation is just to beat WMU,” Spencer said. “Just as many people (donating) as possible would be awesome.” Students who donate might not only have the potential of saving a life, but they can be entered in a raffle to win a

semester full of free books and other great prizes. Grass Lake sophomore Shannon Lester said this is her 10th time donating, and the needles no longer faze her. “It doesn’t bother me. I find it interesting to see how it works and stuff,” Lester said. Lester said her advice for students who want to donate but find themselves afraid of needles is to understand the needles are not that big of a deal, and the benefits of overcoming the fear are great. “I’ve never had any complications with it, and, in the end, it’s a good thing for yourself as well as society,” Lester said.

The Michigan Senate will soon discuss a bill that would require sex offenders to pay an annual fee to help with the costs of running the sex offender registry website. According to a Detroit Free Press article, registered sex offenders are already required to pay a $50 fee the first time they are added to the list. However, lawmakers want to charge them $50 every year to cover the $600,000 cost it takes to run the database. The state said the bill could create about $540,000 additional revenue each year. Central Michigan University Police Chief Bill Yeagley said there would be exceptions for some of the offenders when it comes to paying the yearly fee. “I think there would be a percentage of the offenders who would not pay and would face, a misdemeanor charges,” Yeagley said. “But, in some cases, law enforce-

ment would track them down.” Yeagley sees why the fee would be necessary. “With the economic state of Michigan and all of us, it seems to me if someone has to pay, why can’t it be the ones who caused the situation?” Yeagley said. “The offender has this program to get out of jail more quickly, so, in my mind, it makes sense to increase the costs.” According to the Michigan Sexual Offender Registry, there are 188 offenders in Isabella County not in jail. Unless the bill is passed, the majority of the expenses would be covered through taxes, Yeagley said. “The way it is done currently, it would lie on the taxpayers,” he said. “For me, I think it’s worth taking a hard look at.” Mount Pleasant Public Information Officer Jeff Thompson said he does not see this bill having a direct impact on Mount Pleasant. “I cannot foresee any impact on the community

regardless of the bill passing,” Thompson said. “The involvement of MPPD in the SOR is to ensure that offenders are within legal compliance of the law and to take enforcement action if it is not being followed. The enforcement is to ensure that our community continues to be a safe environment.” Yeagley also could not see a change occurring for citizens if the bill were to pass. “I don’t think the average person in our community would notice,” Yeagley said. “There would be no change in day-to-day activities, and people would not be impacted at all.” The police have always noticed the red tape it takes to pass a bill, and the same thing applies here, Yeagley said. “When it comes to passing legislation, for me, it is very unpredictable,” Yeagley said. “Although, it might get addressed sooner because of the economic status the government is in.”

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Wednesday, March. 27, 2013


EDITORIAL BOARD | Aaron McMann, Editor-in-Chief | John Irwin, Managing Editor | Kristopher Lodes, Sports Editor | Hailee Sattavara, Metro Editor | Catey Traylor, University Editor

EDITORIAL | Ticket does better job laying out plan for SGA


Vote Reimers/O’Connor

he president

of the Student

Government Association must have a strong vision and clear goals in mind while in office, and that mindset starts with campaigning.

More importantly, the president and the vice president need to know how to maneuver the SGA in order to make their well-established visions a reality. SGA presidential candidate and Saginaw sophomore Marie Reimers has that vision, and her running mate, Croswell senior Patrick O’Connor, knows the inner-workings of the SGA. For those reasons, this editorial board endorses them. Their opponents, Center Line graduate student Jonathan Schuler and Westland graduate student Darby Hollis have the best of intentions, of course, but they simply do not have the experience or the SGA know-how to be able to run the organization effectively. Especially considering Hollis has had no SGA experience whatsoever. On top of the lack of experience, there’s just no way to know what we would get out of a Schuler/Hollis ad-

ministration, especially since they’re running with no clear goals, ideas or platform, for that matter. Schuler’s ideas are vague at best and seem to rely more on finding consensus in some ways rather than being a decisive leader and building consensus. While coming to a consensus might sound nice, it’s not realistic. If Schuler wants to make sure everybody is in agreement before moving forward with anything, he’ll look back at the end of his presidency and see that he’d done a whole lot of talking with minimal action. He said in a meeting Sunday with this editorial board that he doesn’t want to address specific projects in his platform, because he doesn’t want people to think he was running for office in order to only pay attention to projects near and dear to his heart. Although that sounds considerate of


Numbers, metrics and outcomes – Oh my! major to graduation. I review every team roster to ensure that they are academically qualified to practice and play. I monitor their progress toward degrees in terms of credit hours earned and GPA. I review Academic Progress Rate (APR) points to ensure that our teams meet graduation rate requirements. Along with the academic advising and compliance staff, I report monthly to the Academic Senate Athletic Committee, a group charged with ensuring compliance with all MidAmerican Conference and NCAA standards and monitoring the institutional processes that control Athletics. These faculty and staff members digest large amounts of data every month regarding all aspects of each athletic program. Unfortunately, CMLife chose not to talk to me as FAR or the Chair or any member of the Athletics Committee. If they had done so, they would have understood the context within which to interpret the numbers they reported, such as how an athletic team’s APR can vary significantly with frequent coaching changes, that APR is not a rating scale but a cutoff indicating the minimum graduation rate requirement for an athletic team and that differences among APRs

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about the topic. She’ll need to learn to delegate and let go of the reigns if that project is going to be a success. Having a strong vice presidential candidate is a huge help, too. In fact, O’Connor being on Reimers’ ticket is a great relief. Not only is he well-versed and personable, his consistent involvement with SGA will be a breath of fresh air after cycling through three vice presidents this year. O’Connor will bring prestige back to the position that’s been lost during this year’s antics. Whoever wins will have some huge shoes to fill. Macomb junior and current SGA President Justin Gawronski has opened the doors of communication between the SGA, students and the administration, achieved some lofty goals that have given students a reason to have faith in him and followed through on his campaign promises. Though neither ticket’s reign will be identical to Gawronski’s performance, we’d like to see the same open lines of communication and forward-thinking strategies continued, and we believe the Reimers/O’Connor ticket will keep SGA moving in the right direction.

Where is the fresh air on campus?


For courses, we examine Student Credit Hour production and enrollment. A professor focuses on Student Opinion Survey scores. A Dean cites a journal’s impact factor. Students monitor their GPA. Athletic teams report wins and losses. These indicators supposedly document success and failure. They seem simple, straightforward and objective. They tell a story, but not the whole story, as they provide little background or context. Such statistics are not always objective or accurate descriptors of a program’s or person’s performance. The recent series in CMLife regarding the academic status of CMU’s intercollegiate athletics programs have put forth a myriad of statistics. Unfortunately, these articles have not described the people and processes that closely monitor the academic performance of studentathletes nor how academic success is an important part of the culture within CMU Athletics. As the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for CMU, my role is to provide faculty oversight of our intercollegiate athletics programs. I monitor student-athlete academic eligibility from the time they are labeled a recruit to when they declare their degree program/

him, that’s mostly just worrisome. Who wants to follow a leader with no ideas? How are we supposed to know what improvements he wants to make on behalf of the student body if he won’t state any goals? It’s not surprising that Schuler left the SGA debate last week with little support — there’s nothing to support about somebody who doesn’t have a game plan. Reimers and O’Connor, on the other hand, have laid out a plan that includes the establishment of a women’s and gender center, a bike-sharing program for those who spend a lot of time on campus and a pledge to encourage administrators not to invest money with companies that have poor track records when it comes to environmental sustainability. Reimers has taken some criticism, especially from Schuler, for pushing “pet projects” on her platform — and we have some concerns as well — but at least she presents us with an idea of what her presidency might look like. Now, we don’t think Reimers’ campaign is flawless. She’s going to have to take great care to separate herself from the development of the women’s center, because she’s very passionate

above the cutoff are insignificant. Academic success is an integral part of the championship culture of CMU Athletics. Historically our student-athletes graduate at a rate significantly higher than the general student body, recruits have ACTs and GPAs higher than the entering freshman class and many of our teams can boast of the highest GPAs in the nation. Athletics’ administrative, coaching, academic and compliance staff members, faculty members who serve on the Athletic Committee, the FAR and our student-athletes value and place equal importance on high academic achievement and athletic success. Collectively, we take great pride in the success of our student-athletes on the field, court, diamond, pitch and track as well as in the classroom. By relying solely upon snapshot quantitative descriptors we risk creating our own version of Oz, telling a story which, while entertaining, may not reflect reality. In doing so, we join Dorothy and her friends in the refrain “Numbers, metrics and outcomes– Oh my!” -Kevin G. Love, Ph.D., Professor of Management, CMU Faculty Athletics Representative

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Does anyone else remember the days when teachers and parents told us not to huff chemicals? Now, it’s being fed to people’s lungs. Whether or not you have noticed, the automatic “air fresheners” on campus are ruining our air. Get a clue: Central Michigan University isn’t “freshening” the air; they are ruining it. I am reminded of the students who demonstrated at the Bovee University Center last month, wearing gas masks with signs depicting the toxicity levels of indoor air. I think it is admirable that the Education and Human Services Building was made from amazing materials in an attempt to decrease children’s exposure to harsh chemicals; however, what sort of example are we setting when we forcibly expose college students to chemicals like ethylene-based glycol ethers, phthalates, dichlorobenzene and terpene (which reacts in the ozone and forms formaldehyde)? If you check out howstuffworks. com, they state “The EPA’s air quality guide lists this chemical (dichlorobenzene) as toxic, since its vapors can affect respiratory function.” Many of the other chemicals commonly found in air fresheners are listed as harmful by the EPA and others. Last time I checked, we have a lot of students and staff with asthma and allergies who don’t need their air impreg-

By Arielle Breen Staff Reporter nated with toxins. further cites a University of Washington study on chemical hypersensitivity polled people about their reactions to air fresheners. Around a third of the participants with asthma said air fresheners will aggravate their condition, and 40 percent reacted negatively to scented products in general. Although there are regulations on air emissions, I would argue that we are not meeting these standards set by the Clean Air Act, which is supposed to regulate what toxins are thrown into the air and keep us safe from chemicals. So, why is it that CMU tries to seemingly push for a more environmentally friendly image, while it is actually harming students’ and staffs’ right to unpolluted air? I am tired of my air being ruined by smokers who walk right up next to me and smoke, but I am further enraged with CMU causing possibly irreparable harm to my precious lungs. At least smokers keep it outside.

Make the most of your college experience

Jessica Fecteau Staff Reporter Instead of complaining about how much you pay for tuition, start taking advantage of what college has to offer. We all get it — paying thousands of dollars to sit in a classroom, listen to lectures and turn in papers sucks. But, you’re not just paying to have a desk to sit at and earn credits to graduate. All that money you’re pouring into the university that you chose to go to is doing so much more than teaching you the fundamentals of sociology or whatever B.S. elective you decided to immerse yourself in. The amount of services on campus that can be taken advantage of to get the most of your college experience might surprise you. I so badly want to say that they’re “free” services (and the university will sell them to you as “free”), but this is where your tuition money is going. Don’t bother paying someone to help tutor you in a class when the university can provide someone to do that at no extra cost. Looking for advice on your future career outlook? The university

has you covered for that, as well. I find that the Career Services center is one department on campus that no student should pass up. I remember taking my freshman self there with my two-page resume with so much white space that it nearly blinded the adviser. He helped me figure out what was actually needed and how to get hired somewhere other than Subway. And we know a chunk of our “tuition” money is going to sporting events. Yeah, Central Michigan University is not known as a sports school, but go anyway. They’re “free.” Even if you just go to win a free pizza or t-shirt at halftime, at least you can experience a college game and rehash old high school memories of cheering in the stands. You might spend hours in your classroom with your professor and dread seeing him or her any more than you need to, but, if you’re smart, you will take advantage of getting on his or her good side. Some of the best life advice has come from meeting with my professors. Developing a connection with them outside of the classroom and during their office hours is probably one of my favorite things about college. They have been in your shoes, and they understand how hard it can be to balance everything. Plus, they usually have connections in your field of study (bonus). Maybe tuition is high and is most likely a lot higher than necessary, but if you’re going to pay all that money to get a piece of paper, make it worthwhile on your way.

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CMU revives associate director of executive communication position By Kyle Kaminski Senior Reporter


Mount Pleasant resident Sherene McHenry speaks about her strategies on how to live life to the fullest Monday at Mount Pleasant Community Church, 1400 W. Broomfield Road. McHenry is the author of the “Pick: Choose to Create a Life You Live” and a member of the National Speakers Association. “If you want to live a life you love, feed the soul,” McHenry said.

Former CMU professor tells women to dream big, laugh at book event By Katelyn Sweet Staff Reporter

Health Professions Residential College Director Patricia Cwiek said she had been waiting to watch Sherene McHenry speak about making her dreams come true for quite some time. Cwiek said McHenry told her she had a vision to write a book to use as a teaching supplement ever since she had known her, and Monday at the Community Church, 1400 W. Broomfield Road, was when it all happened. McHenry, a former professor at Central Michigan University, spoke to a crowd of about 200 women at the Lights, Camera, Action!: Create a Life You Love event about her book, “Pick: Choose to Create A Life You Love.” “I wanted to impact more people,” McHenry said. “I can use my education, the broken pieces of my life, and I just love doing this. I love speaking to people; it heals me.” When McHenry took her leap of faith to leave CMU

ROTC | continued from 3A “I never go to the field without the 550 cord,” Papenfuse said. “The reason they call it a 550 cord is because there are five white cords on the inside, which can hold 100 pounds, and the outside can hold 50.” Commerce Military Science senior and cadet captain Nicholas Fiebke said his favorite piece of equipment is the Load Bearing Vest, which the cadets wore on the outside of their uniforms. “It has all your sustainment pouches and holds your water, your weapon, compass, maps, first-aid and everything else you would need to go out into the field,” Fiebke said. “Outside of my gun, it’s the most important piece of equipment.” Aside from the four magazines and the waterproof notepad, a string of nine Ranger Beads can also be seen dangling from a loop on the vest. The Ranger Beads help cadets keep track of their pace count by moving up one bead for every 100 meters until they reach one kilometer, Papenfuse said. Fiebke, who was also the tactical officer over the weekend in Fort Custer, said, at times, all of the equipment can add up in weight. “The assault pack weighs from 15 to 30 pounds, which holds sustainment materials and an extra pair of boots,” Fiebke said. “Anything you can’t fit on your LBV or on your person goes in the assault pack.” The tactical officer said cadets training for schools usually walk around with an 80-pound pack, which can sometimes get up to 100 pounds. “If we are doing something like a rough march where we are walking a certain distance down the road, a lot of times there is about 65 pounds in a rucksack,” Fiebke said.

after 18 years, she said it was the hardest decision she has ever made. “I loved teaching, I loved my students; it was great, but now I’m in my sweet spot,” McHenry said. “I’m living my life with purpose, and I am the happiest I have ever been.” Senior Angelica Moore, who attended the presentation with Cwiek, said she felt inspired by her passion. “We should all live life to the fullest and share the passion of life with each other; it’s good for the community,” the Merrill native said. Community Church Marriage and Family Coordinator Laura Laffoon said she was excited that students would be attending the event, because it can inspire them to reach for their dreams. McHenry said she was always told to dream big in life. She told people to create a list of 100 things they want to do or be in life. McHenry has spoken on three continents and even made it into the Wall

Street Journal, but the most rewarding thing for her is hearing that she has changed someone’s life. “Everyone wants to live a happy and purposeful life. If you want to be an FBI agent or a stay-at-home mom, it doesn’t matter if it is what you love. Make it happen,” she said. But, McHenry said it’s not just “believe it and it’ll happen.” She encouraged people to know where they want to go and know they have to do what it takes to get there. McHenry said being an optimist and remembering life is funny is key. “Feeding your soul with fun is essential. A smart person makes sure to have fun once a month. An even smarter person tries to have fun at least once a week, but a brilliant person makes sure to do something fun everyday,” she said. “We all want something to look forward to, whatever that may be.”

Central Michigan University Communications has revived the position of associate director of executive communication with the hiring of Denise Donohue. Donohue is the first person to fill the job in more than a year. Donohue, a public relations and journalism graduate from Michigan State University, has previously held positions at the Secretary of State in Lansing, the Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Apple Committee. According to the university, the associate director position has many duties and responsibilities. However, at this time, they are unclear. Donohue offers only predictions as to what the position entails, despite having been hired for around one month. “I anticipate doing a lot of speechwriting and other communication for the

“I just wanted to make a change. Looking around, I saw a lot of excitement at CMU. I’m also excited about what’s going on up here.” Denise Donohue, associate director of executive communications president and his executive office,” Donohue said. “I might be assigned as a liaison to one of the colleges. It’s the busiest time of year for the university, and that’s all still being worked out.” The position pays an annual salary of $65,000. Donohue last worked as executive director at the Michigan Apple Committee, where she worked primarily in the field of public relations. Before that, Donohue held a job at the Secretary of State for nine years. “I just wanted to make a change,” Donohue said. “Looking around, I saw a lot of excitement at CMU. I’m also excited about what’s going on up here. This university is being

driven by the needs of a growing marketplace, and whenever there’s changes, there’s a huge need for communication.” Donohue also has family involved in academia. Her husband, William Donohue, is a professor of communication at Michigan State University. “With my husband working at MSU, we’ve had a real opportunity to compare and contrast the two universities. That can be helpful,” she said. While Donohue is not a graduate of CMU, she has family and friends who are. She is also expecting her son to attend in the fall, as he plans to earn a degree in medicine.

“I started to turn on the MREs as soon as the constipation started to hit. As soon as you get to basic training, after the first five, they start to lose their luster.” Gillen Papenfuse, Saginaw Military Science senior and cadet captain Papenfuse said the MREs have a shelf life of 10+ years and that when they first manufacture them, they put a three-year stamp on them. “I guess the common knowledge is they get drawn out for 10 years,” he said. “You can tell when you get an old one, because the packaging might be a little different, and I’ve gotten a bad one before that was moldy.” As a kid, Papenfuse thought MREs were the coolest toys his dad would bring home. Now, he has grown to dislike most of them, having given a lot of them out to other cadets while at Fort Custer. “I started to turn on the MREs as soon as the constipation started to hit,” Papenfuse admitted. “As soon as you get to basic training, after the first five, they start to lose their luster.” There is a little heater in

the brown bag that has a chemical reactor, giving the soldier the choice of a warm or cold meal. Papenfuse’s preference during the summer months is to eat the MREs at room temperature, but if it’s cold outside, he likes a hot meal. “It’s not for the taste, because I think they taste the same warm or cold, but I prefer to heat it up whenever I have the time,” Papenfuse said. For Fiebke, it does not matter the time of year, but what choice he has for the meal. “I only heat up a couple that I like, otherwise I eat them cold,” he said. “Some of them taste the same, but one thing I have always noticed is the chicken tastes like tuna, and the tuna tastes like chicken.”

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Woman of the Year Joan Schmidt: ‘I kind of have maroon and gold blood’ By Andrea Peck Staff Reporter


Best-selling author dan Chaon to speak at Park Library thursday By Ryan Fitzmaurice Senior Reporter

Central Michigan University students and the Mount Pleasant community will have an opportunity to hear an award-winning author this Thursday. Dan Chaon will be reading in the Charles V. Park Library auditorium at 8 p.m. The best-selling author has found success with both short stories and novels in his career. He was a finalist for the National Book Award with his short story collection “Among The Missing.” His novel “You Remind Me Of Me” won novel of the year acclamations by several major publications, including the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. In 2006, he won the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Central Michigan University associate professor of English Jeffrey Bean knows the talent of Chaon firsthand. During Bean’s studies at Oberlin College, Bean had Chaon as a professor. He said Chaon quickly separated himself from other

“not only did he treat us like students, he treated us like colleagues.”

Central Michigan University has named its 2013 Woman of the Year award winner. Joan Schmidt is a CMU alum who holds M.A. and B.S. degrees for recreation, parks and leisure service administration. She began her career on campus as the manager of university apartments and is currently the director of residence life. She, with two other women, will be honored at the 2013 Women of the Year Luncheon Thursday. “I am responsible for the residence halls and university apartments on and off campus. You never know what you’re going to run into, and that is why I like my job so much. You never know what the day will hold,” she said. “I love CMU. You could say I kind of have maroon and gold blood.” Schmidt is particularly noted as an advocate for young professional women. “I really like working with

the RA and MA staff here on campus,” she said. “I really try and take the time to help, coach and mentor them. I try to open doors for them. I know a lot of people on other campuses and this campus, and, more than likely, I will have a contact for someone if they’re looking for new opportunities or moving someplace different.” Schmidt has served in several positions for the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, including as president and foundation chair. Instructor of Management Amy McGinnis said she has known Schmidt since she started working at the university in 1998. The two were colleagues in the human resources department — McGinnis has since moved over to the management department. McGinnis said Schmidt deserves the award because she works hard on campus. “Joan has a record of advocating and mentoring students and has done a good job,” McGinnis said. “She is recognized

at the national level in her field. She has received the Parthenon Award, and that really speaks to her level of leadership and her contributions to campus.” Two other women who will be honored at the luncheon are Marcie Otteman, executive director of alumni relations, and Holly Hoffman, associate professor of counseling and special education. Otteman has been at CMU for 15 years and has served in various roles for the admissions office, including senior associate director of admissions. She has coached Girls on the Run, volunteered with Special Olympics and is a long-time chapter adviser to Alpha Sigma Tau. Hoffman is on a year-long leadership fellowship in the dean’s office of the College of Education and Human Services, where she is working to develop mentor networks for women and new faculty.

Jeffrey Bean, CMU associate professor of English professors in the university. “Not only did he treat us like students, he treated us like colleagues,” Bean said. “He would regularly hand out three-to-four-page responses to our stories.” Bean said Chaon’s writing carries remarkable strengths. “He’s a master of character and setting,” Bean said. “He specializes in Midwestern settings, especially those of western Nebraska, where he is from ... He’s also able to create really memorable characters in a short space.” Bean said Chaon’s most recent work has taken a darker turn and can be compared to supernaturalhorror fiction created by authors such as Stephen King. Chaon’s 2012 short story collection, “Stay Awake,” is full of unsettling twists and features a suspenseful atmosphere, Bean said. Matthew Roberson, professor of English at CMU, said it’s the mysterious ele-

ment in Chaon’s work that makes his writing memorable. “I appreciate how Chaon creates compelling, authentic, moving stories that also ultimately elude readers,” Roberson said. “(He doesn’t allow) them to know final truths or easy answers about the stories they just read.” Roberson said Thursday night presents students with a rare opportunity. “Students will have a very unique opportunity to hear Chaon’s stories come to life through the voice and performance of their creator,” Roberson said. The reading is sponsored by the English Department and the College of Humanities and Social Behavioral Sciences Visiting Writers Series. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will take place immediately after the event.

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Gymnastics heading to Columbus for NCAA regionals meet Top 10-ranked UCLA, LSU also competing By Cody DeBona Staff Reporter

The Mid-American Conference champion gymnastics team found out Monday that it would be heading to Columbus for NCAA

Regionals. “I want to go to Florida; I think we are going to Florida,” was yelled by almost every gymnast during the countdown. Each gymnast sat on their knees, talking to others. Not one face in the

room was without a smile of anticipation and accomplishment. An NCAA selection sheet was passed around to all the gymnasts as they were fitting their ring sizes from the recent MAC championship. The gymnasts were dying of anticipation as the countdown started to tick from 10 seconds. As the warm states of West Virginia, Florida and

Oklahoma were announced, the girls were upset to find out they were not going on a plane to a warm meet, but on a bus to Columbus, Ohio. The No. 24 Chippewas are set to compete against No. 6 UCLA, No. 7 LSU, No. 18 Arizona, No. 20 Ohio State and North Carolina State. “We really want to qualify for nationals; I really think this team is capable of that,” sophomore Halle Moraw

said. “That is really my only goal for this regional championship.” To qualify for nationals, CMU has to be one of the top two teams in its region. UCLA and LSU both have history of reaching nationals. “It’s a good position for us to be at; the fact that it is at Ohio State, I think it is a huge advantage for us,” head coach Jerry Reighard said.

“Last year, we traveled all the way to Seattle, and that wasn’t a good situation.” Every other regional site would have required the Chippewas to board a plane and go through a longer traveling regiment. “Honestly, nobody believes that we can beat one of those teams, and, honA GYMNASTICS | 4B

Baseball hopes for better weather this weekend in facing Bowling Green By Emily Grove Senior Reporter


Sophomore infielder Pat McKenzie, left, freshman infielder Zack Fields, freshman outfielder Neal Jacobs and sophomore catcher Alec Orneals are four out of eight underclassmen to make 10-plus starts in the 2013 season. Only two upperclassmen have made 10-plus starts this season.


Young bats leading baseball team’s lineup By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

Fans will want to make sure they have a program handy when they head to Theunissen Stadium to see the 2013 baseball team. Despite returning 15 letter winners from last year’s team that went to the Mid-American Conference championship game, CMU’s lineup features several new

faces. “When you look top to bottom, we have a lot of guys who have stepped up,” head coach Steve Jaksa said. CMU returns just 33 percent of its runs scored (129 of 386), 34 percent of its hits (206 of 605), 27 percent of its home runs (11 of 40) and 27 percent of its RBIs (91 of 341). Still, through 22 games

this season, the many new faces have been stepping up. Freshman outfielder Logan Regnier has been the most impressive underclassman so far. He leads the team in batting average (.321) with 26 hits and 13 RBIs and has solidified the lead-off spot. But, two other players, redshirt freshman Neal Jacobs and freshman Zach

Fields, have also been impressive. Jacobs, a 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Avon, Ohio, sitting out last season with a redshirt was key in his success this season. “I had a year and a half to improve before I even took the field. It paid off.” Jacobs said. “It was big. You learn a lot of things. A BASEBALL LINEUP | 4B

Weather and field conditions might have kept the baseball team from today’s game, but coaches are confident the weekend series will go on. CMU was scheduled to play in East Lansing against Michigan State today, but that game has been postponed. “It’s just like our field,” head coach Steve Jaksa said. “Our field would be very difficult to play on (Wednesday) because of the frost in the ground that isn’t out of the ground yet, therefore it’s really watered down.” The game against MSU will be made up on April 2 before the Chippewas head to the University of Michigan for a game on April 3. This weekend, Bowling Green will be coming to Mount Pleasant to play CMU in a three-game series beginning on Friday. Jaksa said the field at Theunissen Stadium is wet as it thaws now, but he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure the series takes place as scheduled. “We’ll figure it out,” Jaksa said. “We will play.” Jaksa said he was disappointed the game against MSU was postponed because it would have been helpful to play. Instead, Jaksa said,

the team will just have to turn its focus to getting ready to play the Falcons. As of Tuesday, Jaksa was not ready to commit to the pitching lineup as he waited to watch senior Pat Kaminska throw in the bullpen. “We’re pretty sure that he’ll be back in the rotation, and all reports are looking good,” Jaksa said. “We just hadn’t seen him throw because (Monday) was our day off.” Bowling Green sits with a 4-15 overall record, while CMU is 10-12. The Chippewas are coming off a 1-2 threegame series against Buffalo, while the Falcons were swept last weekend by Western Michigan. Jaksa said his team is not going to let its guard down because of BGSU’s record. “Their record is usually not an indication of how they’re going to play, because they’re going to try to come up here and get back on track at our expense,” Jaksa said. “So we just have to take care of our own business and make sure we get ourselves in a good hitting approach.” Friday’s game to start the series will begin at 3:05 p.m.

Senior Kara Dornbos, junior trio leading softball pitching staff By Ryan Solecki Staff Reporter

As the softball pitching staff warms up, all you can hear is mitts smacking, softballs whistling through the air and compliments from teammates. And, why not, it leads the Mid-American Conference in ERA. Senior Kara Dornbos leads an already experienced pitching staff with a trio of juniors to back her up in the pitcher’s circle. This well-seasoned staff has a combined 2.52 ERA and an opponent’s batting average of .242. Both are lowest in the MAC. “We’ve been doing a really good job of locating and mixing pitches up. All of our pitchers have different pitches, which adds a good variety,” head coach Margo

Jonker said. The lone senior, Dornbos, despite her 3-5 record, doesn’t accurately depict her performance on the year. She has a 2.11 ERA on a team-high of 59.2 innings pitched. With her 10 starts on the year, she has already piled up seven complete games while allowing only 16 earned runs. Dornbos also continues to flourish in the CMU record books. On the year, she has already cracked the top 10 in appearances, innings pitched, shut outs, complete games and strikeouts. “I’m really excited for my senior year,” Dornbos said. “We have a great team with good hitting and a lot of talent. I’m looking forward to starting conference play and playing at home.” A TRIO | 3B


Junior pitcher Morgan Yuncker, left, senior pitcher Kara Dornbos and junior pitcher Kristen Kuhlman lead a veteran pitching staff for the Chippewas Softball team that made it all the way to the MAC championship game before losing to Miami (OH). Dornbos is the ace of the staff, finishing last season 15-15 with a team-best 2.03 ERA in 183 innings.

Softball’s game postponed; begins MAC play this weekend at EMU By Ryan Solecki and Malachi Barrett Staff Reporters

Softball’s scheduled doubleheader today against IPFW was cancelled due to poor weather, preventing softball from atoning its loss earlier this season. The Chippewas found themselves on the wrong end of an extra-innings game that ended with a score of 10-6 in the team’s

first meeting of the year. IPFW was able to get six runs off of five hits in the extra inning to gain a victory, despite a valiant comeback effort. “The good thing is that everyone in the Mid-American Conference playing in this area is in the same boat as us,” head coach Margo Jonker said. “This weather isn’t what we wanted, but everyone else has to deal with it as well.”

These games would have provided a nice warmup for the beginning of conference play this weekend at Eastern Michigan and were scheduled in order to give an opportunity to get back on the field after a two-week hiatus. Central Michigan has not taken the field since March 16, after its second game against Wright State was cancelled under similar circumstances. The Chippewas have a

strong pitching staff that has been solid on the year, leading the MAC with the lowest ERA and opponents’ batting average. They are led by senior Kara Dornbos but have two junior MAC West Pitchers of the Week award winners in Morgan Yuncker and Kristen Kuhlman. “We’ve done a lot of work. We’re more than prepared and more than ready,” Kuhlman said. “We all have a lot of skills we just need to put

some runs on the board and play the defense and we’ll be great.” They were able to turn this into a positive, taking advantage of a relatively dry day with an outside practice at the renovated Margo Jonker Stadium. “We decided we would try to see some live action on the field because the ball behaves differently out here as opposed to on the indoor fields, and we need to start

getting used to that,” Jonker said. CMU will retake the field this weekend with its first conference game in Ypsilanti against rival Eastern Michigan. If the team can get two road victories, it will put it four games above the .500 mark as it sits at 12-10 and is second MAC West and fourth overall.

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DeLamielleures meshing well together By Ryan Solecki Staff Reporter

It all came down to a combined family decision that brought both Cory and Chelsea DeLamielleure to the Central Michigan University softball team. “We were only recruiting Cory at the time and then we heard that the family decided that they wanted to play at the same school,” head coach Margo Jonker said. Before their final decision was made, the family obviously had some traveling to do in order to make the right choice. Mid-American Conference foe Eastern Michigan was after them, and that certainly wasn’t an option for coach Jonker and the team. One of the final factors in bringing the sisters to Mount Pleasant, agreed upon by the entire family, was the campus itself. “We liked the environment and the campus and how it was a little closer together CHARLOTTE BODAK/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Sophomore outfielder Nick Regnier, left, and freshman outfielder Logan Regnier have a combined batting average of .314, 19 extra-base hits and 30 RBIs for the 2013 season. Logan leads the team with a .321 batting average, while Nick follows at .308.

Regniers dominate at the plate for CMU By Emily Grove Senior Reporter

It could be hard to distinguish between the Regnier brothers by simply looking at them on paper. Both are outfielders for the Central Michigan baseball team, weigh 195 pounds according to the roster and older brother Nick, at 6-foot-3, stands a mere one inch taller than Logan. Even the Novi natives know the main difference between them as players comes down to how each of them swings the bat. “He bats right-handed and I bat left-handed,” freshman Logan said. “It’s just what I’ve always done. I can’t do righthanded at all.” And although the brothers bat from different sides of the plate, the results they are getting have them sitting No. 1 and No. 2

in batting averages on the team. With a .321 average, Logan leads the Chippewas in the batter’s box. In 81 at-bats, Logan has 26 hits with five doubles, four triples and 13 RBIs. Nick isn’t far behind his younger brother, posting a .308 batting average. In 91 at-bats, Nick has 26 hits with five doubles, two triples, three home runs and 17 RBIs. Nick and Logan know that their skill sets and what they bring to the table are very similar, and it’s a continuous motivator for the competitive nature they both share. “I don’t want him to be better than me at something,” Logan said. “So I … ” “We feed off each other,” Nick interrupted. “We’re somewhat competitive, not like over competitive.” “We definitely are competing to see who can be better,” Logan


Junior catcher Cory DeLamielleure, left, and sophomore ultility player Chelsea DeLamielleure, right, look to build off a strong 2012 season that had Cory finish the season with 143 putouts for a .988 fielding percentage behind the plate and Chelsea with eight multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games for the Chippewas.

than others,” Cory said. Cory starts at catcher and has a .973 fielding percentage, managing the lowest ERA in the conference, while Chelsea has not been in as much this year

but has hit .286 in 14 at-bats. “(Cory) always knows exactly what to say to me and when to say it,” Chelsea said.

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finished. Growing up, Nick and Logan played many different sports, but baseball has always been the one where they both excelled. Their parents both went to CMU, and though Nick talked to other schools, he said coming to CMU seemed like the best option in terms of playing and education. “It just made the most sense for me,” Nick said. Since he began his freshman year in high school, Logan said he wanted to come to CMU, but playing sports wasn’t something on his mind. “I wanted to come to CMU just for academics,” Logan said. Although Logan said it’s definitely cool to play together, the fact that his brother was at CMU didn’t have too much influence on his decision.

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Katelyn Rentschler brings youth to a veteran softball team By Malachi Barrett Staff Reporter

Hailing from sunny Etiwanda, Calif., freshman infielder Katelyn Rentschler has already made an impact on the softball team early in her first season. Rentschler first showed what she can do in the USF Tournament over spring break. In a come-from-behind victory against Penn State on March 5, Rentschler batted in two runs to help CMU regain the lead. She would end the tournament with eight RBIs, most coming from singles. In CMU’s game against Quinnipiac on March 10, she recorded two RBIs off singles. “I just want to do the best I can to help the team,” Rentschler said. “At the same time, improve all my skills and make a name for myself.” In 52 at-bats, Renstchler holds a .269 batting average and the third-most RBIs on the team. Head coach Margo Jonker scouted Rentschler in between her junior and senior years of high school for her solid swing and impressive power. “Another coach from another program told us to look at her because we needed another catcher, and I watched her arm and was impressed with that as well as her size,” Jonker said. “I thought she did a nice job hitting and had a nice swing, so she had all the tools coming in


Freshman infielder Katelyn Rentschler, out of Etiwanda, Calif., looks to replace former Chippewa Molly Coldren, the all-time leader in home runs and RBIs at CMU.

as a freshman.” Jonker expressed her expectations for Rentschler as a dependable hitter in the years to come. Though she is still in her fledgling season, Rentschler

has the skills that make for the blueprint of a solid career at CMU. Rentschler said she has enjoyed her time with the Chippewas. As a new addition to a

returning veteran battery, she joins a strong group of leaders to learn under. “I like having Cory (DeLammielleure) above me because she’s taught me a lot since I’ve

Pitcher Jordan Foley is baseball team’s surprise ace By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

Every baseball team has one, and it’s often called many names: The power arm, the stopper, the shut-down guy, the ace. The Central Michigan baseball team is no exception, and its ace is Jordan Foley. Through 22 games this season, the sophomore from The Colony, Texas, is 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA in six starts. For Foley, who is third in the MidAmerican Conference with 33 strikeouts, the early season success is a result of a change in his mentality. “I think I have a lot more confidence this year,” he said. “Last year, I had some mechanical issues and didn’t trust my stuff sometimes.” As a freshman in 2012, Foley appeared in 13 games, making six starts. He posted a 3-0 record but had an ERA of 8.20. Foley said the improvement

TRIO | CONTINUED FROM 1B Junior Chelsea Sundberg on the year has been the strikeout queen, leading the Chippewas with 43 strikeouts, which ranks her eighth in the conference. She is the second most-used pitcher by Jonker with 41.2 innings pitched and has only allowed 19 earned runs on the year. Continuing down the line of juniors, Morgan Yuncker leads the team an unblemished record of 3-0 and a 1.56 ERA, which ranks her fifth in the MAC. Earlier in the season, while competing in University of South Florida Under Armor Invitational, Yuncker earned herself MAC West Pitcher of the Week honors. She has only allowed six earned runs on 27

this season has a lot to do with his work in the off-season. “I was working every day on my mechanics this summer,” Foley said. “When you’re on your own, you are your own coach, so you trust yourself a little more.” Coming into the season, Foley wasn’t expected to be the team’s ace. Seniors Pat Kaminska and Rick Dodridge were both in the starting rotation in 2012 and coming off solid seasons, but, so far in 2013, there is no arguing who the team’s most consistent arm has been. Head coach Steve Jaksa attributes Foley’s success to his experiences a year ago. “In a year, you learn a lot; you learn a lot about yourself,” he said. “The biggest thing that all guys do is they learn what they have to do to repeat a delivery.” Foley has also added a change-up to his repertoire this season, in addition to a fastball that can reach 94 mph and a

innings pitched this year. “Our motto this year has been pitching staff; it’s not just one person,” Dornbos said. “We can’t just rely on our experience alone; we need to push each other.” Junior Kristen Kuhlman who has also been named MAC West Pitcher of the Week rounds up the pitching staff for the Chippewas. She has pitched 18.1 innings for CMU with a 2.29 ERA and a record of 3-2. Kuhlman is mainly used as the team’s reliever when she is not making plays in the outfield for the team. “I never want to see one of our starting pitchers come out of the game,” Kuhlman said. “But I need to be ready to go at any time. As a reliever, I need to be on call and on my game. I need to be ready to be put in any situation of the game.” With every good pitching

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constantly improving slider. “He’s added a change-up, which he didn’t really have last year; it took him a while to figure it out,” Jaksa said. “The slider is much better and more consistent than what it used to be as well. Now, all of a sudden, he has three solid pitches.” Despite the success, Foley feels as if there is room for improvement. “I can still be more consistent,” Foley said. “I also get behind hitters a lot, so getting ahead and being able to do what I want with a hitter would be great. Limiting my pitch count so I can go deeper into games is an area of focus as well.” His coach echoed those feelings and added that Foley’s ability to make in-game adjustments has been key in his latest stud pitcher’s development. “He would probably tell you that there hasn’t been a game when he’s had all three pitches

staff there is a good catcher behind the plate, and junior Cory DeLamielleure has been a solid game manager. “Cory is a great catcher and has been managing the game,” Jonker said. “She has been doing a good job of helping pitchers call the game.” Dornbos, unlike Sundberg, is not a strikeout pitcher; she relies heavily on her defense, and that makes DeLamielleure a bit more important than just catching pitches and tossing them back. “Being a pitcher that gets a lot of ground balls, I need a good defense and catcher to call the game,” Dornbos said. “Cory has been doing a great job of calling the games I pitch.” Despite the pitching staff leading the conference in ERA and opponents’ batting average, the numbers are not what impress Jonker the most


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been here, and it’s good to have a role model,” Rentschler said. “I’ve learned a lot more of how they play as opposed to how I used to play in high school and travel softball.”

She has been consistently strong at first base, leading the team with 108 put-outs and a .958 fielding percentage. Defensively, Rentschler is in a tough position as a freshman but has been near-perfect thus far. “She’s an outstanding player,” Jonker said. “Once she gains confidence in herself and just goes for it, she’ll be so much better. She has the tools, and once she gets over being a freshman and takes charge, she’ll have an amazing career.” The future looks bright for Central Michigan, amid young talent like Rentschler supporting veterans hungry for a Mid-American Conference championship. This goal has been pressed on the underclassmen since day one, and the Chippewas remain optimistic of their chances. “I’m excited. I have a lot of hope that we can win this year, because I feel like we have more talent than last season,” Rentschler said. “I know we lost some big names last year, but we have some good freshmen who came up as well.” Overall, Rentschler said she has been impressed by campus and was lured by Central Michigan’s exercise science program. A long trip from scenic California, Rentschler has had no problem adapting to the often-frustrating weather of Michigan.


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“I’m really pleased with those guys in practice and the things that they’re doing individually.”

CONTINUED FROM 1B The pace, thought process and preparation in college is way different from in high school. Redshirting was key in getting used to that.” Jacobs spent the summer playing for the Butler Blue Sox in Pennsylvania as part of the Prospect League. In 50 games, he hit .284, four home runs and drove in 26 runs. Jacobs said the experience over the summer was also key in his preparation for the 2013 season. In a four-game weekend series at Marshall on March 15-17, Jacobs hit two home runs and had 10 RBIs, leading CMU to three victories. “I was seeing the ball well, and I felt comfortable at Marshall,” Jacobs said. “I played at that stadium in the summer Prospect League, so it almost felt like a home game being back there.” Jacobs has started all but

one game this season. He is third on the team in batting average (.275) and RBIs (15). Fields, a 6-foot-5, 259-pound native of Dearborn Heights, put a chance to play professionally on hold to come to CMU. He was drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers, but, for Fields, the decision to come to college was an easy one. “I wasn’t physically or mentally ready for pro ball,” Fields said. “I didn’t like how I was doing in the fall, and I got discouraged early on. When I thought about myself in pro ball, it probably would have been bad. I would have been outmatched. I feel really good about the decision I made.” This season, that decision has paid off. The freshman has started all but three

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Steve Jaksa, head coach games between first base and designated hitter. He is hitting just .221 but is second on the team with 16 RBIs. Regnier, Jacobs and Fields have led the offensive youth movement for CMU, but Jaksa thinks others have filled in admirably as well. “I’m really pleased with those guys in practice and the things that they’re doing individually,” Jaksa said. “But it’s important to note that we have a lot of guys that have been contributing and need to.” Jaksa mentioned guys like junior shortstop Noel Santos, who transferred from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi, and his trio of young catchers Alex Ornelas, Dylan Good-

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win and Tyler Huntey. When talking about Regnier, Fields and Jacobs, Jaksa thinks there is still plenty of room for growth. “Those guys have made progress, and we’re happy with where they’re at,” he said. “But we want them to take it to another level. As they play, they’re going to get better. They have to learn, and they can only learn by playing.” If things keep going the way they are, the loss of most of their offense from last season shouldn’t be an issue. Meanwhile, the young players in the roster are embracing the old adage of next man up, and so far it’s working. “I think our play has been big,” Fields said. “Most of

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our freshmen have been real mature, not letting the big stage and the jump to college get to them. We’re just going out there and playing. Our team has a lot of confidence in each other.” The Chippewas are scheduled to play their first home conference series this weekend at Theunissen Stadium against Bowling Green. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Friday.

GYMNASTICS | CONTINUED FROM 1B estly, I don’t expect any of those teams to open the doors for us,” Reighard said. “We will have to be the best we have ever been,

and that’s what we practice for every day.” CMU will have a limited amount of practicing before it travels, but, since it

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6B || Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013 || Central Michigan Life

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28: 2-6

Rembrandt, The Resurrection, Oil on canvas, 1635/1639

Easter is the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose again that we might have eternal life. We are a group of faculty, staff, administration and retirees who are united by the common experience that Jesus Christ provides the essential answers to life’s most important questions. If you have any questions about this miraculous event please ask one of us. We would be honored to discuss it with you. Jill Almasi-Dole

Sheila Carroll

John Fisher

Angie Armstrong

Josh Chaffin

Arthur Fountain

Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Government Relations

Kara Beery

College of Graduate Studies

Jeff Betts

World Wide Educational Resources His House Christian Fellowship/ Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Cali Clark

Human Resources

Jaime Clark

Elaine Betts

Diane Craven

Daniel Bracken CHSBS/OIT

Melinda Brakenberry

Department: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Rob Bromley

School of Accounting

Julia Burch

Campus Dining Services

Lenora Calkins

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Jim Carroll

Professor, Psychology

Marjie Fountain Cindy Gall

Journalism Department

Suzanne Gareiss

Recreation, Parks & Leisure


Steve Gill

Mark Cwiek

College of Health Professions

Pat Cwiek

Health Professions Residential College

Jim Damitio

School of Accounting

Judy DeWitt

School of Accounting

Al Ellard


Custodian, Retired Secretary, Retired

Director, School of Health Sciences School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences/Physical Therapy

Residences and Auxiliary Services

Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

Trish Fall

Off-Campus Programs Publications and Public Relations

Power Plant

Steve Harrast

School of Accounting

Randy Hayes

School of Accounting

Gary Hayes

School of Accounting

Ruth Helwig

Systems Librarian and Education Bibliographer

Lyle Howard

Educational Materials Center

Tom Idema

Director – Office of Student Conduct

Darlene Jenkins

Debbie McGilsky

Margo Jonker

Tom Miles


Head Softball Coach

Mike Jorgensen Music

Jason Kaufman Athletics

Tobias Keyes Team Leader - Cru

Sue King Athletics

Phil Kintzele

School of Accounting

Larry Koehler

Emeritus Professor Biology

Rhonda Kohler

School of Accounting

Cal Seelye

Renee Papelian

Sherry Sytek

College of Education and Human Services

Fritz Phelps

Professor emeritus, Physics

Louise Plachta

Kevin Timmons CMU Carpenter

Dean Wallin

Teri Rau

Barry Waters

Pastor Rod Reid

Emily Webster

Linda Reid

Tom Weirich

Finance & Administrative Services Alumni

Nancy Reighard

Doug Lapp

Jerry Reighard

Jerry Lounsbury

Maureen Rondy

Joellyn Malmquist

Nancy Rusch

Undergraduate Academic Services

Human Resources

Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services

Carol Lanfear

Prof. Emeritus, Counseling Center

Events and Conference Services

First Lady Emerita

Office for Institutional Diversity


Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

CMU Printing Services ProfEd

Mary Lou Schilling


Head Coach-Gymnastics

Director, CMU Bookstore Physical Education and Sport School of Accounting

Dru Wilson

Engineering & Technology

William Yeagley CMU Police

Honors Program

School of Accounting

PLEASE JOIN US FOR GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE in the Plachta Auditorium in Warriner Hall this Friday from noon until 1:30pm as well as worship THIS EASTER SUNDAY

Central Michigan Christian Church

Grace Church

Salvation Army

Trinity United Methodist Church

3433 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant 10:00 AM Easter Worship Service

1217 Mission St. (across from Arby’s) 10:00 AM Easter Worship Service

202 South Elizabeth Street 7:00am Easter Sonrise Service with breakfast

Cornerstone Church

His House

2214 S. Lincoln Road 9:15 & 11:00 am Easter Worship Service (989)779.0188

211 West Broomfield, across from the Towers and Seven-Eleven 9:30 & 11:15am

1308 Burch Street 9:15am Easter Sunday Pancake Breakfast 10:00am Easter Celebration Worship Service 11:15am Sunday School followed by Easter Egg Hunt

Cornerstone Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church

504 Pine Avenue, Alma 11:00am Easter Worship Service 1802 E. High St, Mt. Pleasant 10:45am Easter Worship Service

320 South Bradley Street 6:00pm Maundy Thursday Service 6:00pm Good Friday Service 7:00am Easter Sunday Vigil 10:00am Easter Sunday Worship Service

First Church of the Nazarene

Littlefield Outreach Center

First Baptist Church

1980 South Lincoln Road 6:00 pm Maundy Thursday

3080 South Littlefield Road 10:00am Easter Sunday Worship Service 3:00pm Good Friday Service

First Church of the Nazarene

Mt. Pleasant Community Church

(on the corner of Pickard and Lincoln Roads) 8:00 & 10:45 am Easter Celebration 9:00 am Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast

First Presbyterian Church Pastor Andrew Miller 1250 Watson Rd. 10:30 AM Easter Sunday ‘Faith Is A Journey’ 11:30:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt on the front Lawn 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday Service

First United Methodist Church 400 South Main Street 7:00 am Maundy Thursday Service ‘The Seven Last Words’ 9:00 & 11:00 am Easter Sunday Worship Service

Pastor Brian LaMew 1400 West Broomfield Street, Mt. Pleasant 8:00, 9:30 and 11am Easter Sunday ‘Who is this man?’

Sacred Heart Church Fr. Loren Kalinowski 302 S. Kinney Ave 7:00pm Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 12:30 pm Good Friday - Celebration of the Lord’s passion 8:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday 9:00 & 11:00 am Easter Sunday - Mass of the resurrection

St. Mary’s University Parish 1405 S Washington St. 8:00pm Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 3:00pm Good Friday - The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord 8:00pm Good Friday - Live Stations of the Cross 9:00pm Saturday - The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 10:15am & 6:00pm Easter Sunday Mass

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish 205 E. Maple, Shepherd 7:00pm Holy Thursday 1:00pm Good Friday 8:30pm Easter Vigil - March 30 10:45am Easter Sunday Mass

Strickland Baptist Church Pastor Lindow Koop 10023 S. Green Road, Shepherd 8:30 am Easter Breakfast 9:30am Sunday School 10:45am Easter Worship Service

The Potter’s House Pastor Ron Ives 5346 E. Deerfield Rd. 10:00am Easter Worship Service (989)772-5681 email

Victory Christian Center 1114 W. High St. 9:00, 10:30 & Noon Easter Sunday "NOT THE END - This is not the end. It’s only the beginning"

Leaton United Methodist Church 6899 Beal City Road 6:30pm Maundy Thursday Service 6:30am Easter Sonrise Service with breakfast

St. Leo’s Catholic Parish Winn 12:15pm Good Friday 8:30am Easter Sunday Mass

St. Patrick Parish 7631 N County Line Rd, Shepherd 3:00pm Good Friday 9:00am Easter Sunday

Weidman United Methodist Church Pastor David Price 3200 North Woodruff, Weidman 7:00pm Maundy Thursday - The Smell of Fresh Bread

Weidman United Methodist Church 7950 Airline Road, Weidman 7:00pm Good Friday Service – 7 pm at the World Outreach Center

Weidman United Methodist Church 3200 North Woodruff, Weidman 8:00am Easter Sunday ‘And They Remembered His Words’ 10:00am Easter Sunday ‘Awake My Heart and Take My Tears’

March, Wednesday 27, 2013  

Central Michigan Life

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