|Central Michigan University|
|Motto:||Sapientia, Virtus, Amicitia|
(Latin for "wisdom, valor, friendship")
|Location:||Mount Pleasant, MI, United States|
|Colors:||Maroon and Gold|
Central Michigan University (also known as CMU or CMICH) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Michael Rao, PhD is the twelfth and current president of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Mount Pleasant is a City in the US state of Michigan and the county seat of Isabella County. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans - First Nations A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities Mount Pleasant is a City in the US state of Michigan and the county seat of Isabella County. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A state is a political association with effective Sovereignty over a geographic Area and representing a Population. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Nearly 28,000 students are enrolled, of which approximately 20,000 are undergraduates, making the university the fourth largest in Michigan. CMU also has off-campus sites located in 15 states and 10 countries. CMU offers students their choice of 27 degrees through eight academic divisions.
Central opened its doors in 1892 as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute. At that time, few of the state's teachers received any formal training in teaching. School founders made teacher training their mission in founding the state's second normal school. The seal was transcribed in 1892 to read: Sapientia, Virtus, Amicitia – Wisdom, Virtue, and Friendship.
Thirty-one students attended classes in second-floor rooms over an office on the corner of Main and Michigan streets in downtown Mount Pleasant. Most students at the time were eighth-grade graduates, attending the "Normal" for a few weeks or months prior to beginning their careers as teachers. Within the first two years, land was acquired and a $10,000 Normal School Building was constructed where Warriner Hall now stands.
In 1895, the Michigan State Board of Education assumed control of the school, renaming it Central Michigan Normal School. By 1918, the campus consisted of 25 acres with five buildings, one of which — Grawn Hall — is still in use, though substantially remodeled.
A fire destroyed the school's main building in 1925, and Warriner Hall was built to replace it. Prior to World War II, the school's name changed again — first to Central State Teachers College, then to Central Michigan College of Education.
On June 1, 1959, with 40 buildings standing on a 235-acre (0. 95 km²) campus and an enrollment of 4,500 students, Central was renamed Central Michigan University, a designation that reflected growth in the complexity of the school's academic offerings as well as its physical growth in the post-war period.
Central Michigan University offers degrees and programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Undergraduate students can select from more than 3,000 classes in 150 programs, and graduate students have the choice of more than 60 programs. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described The university offers degrees in 25 areas.
CMU has seven academic divisions:
Academic work on campus is supported by the recently renovated Charles V. Park Library which holds one million books and can seat up to 2,655 patrons at a time. Charles V Park Library is the main library of Central Michigan University, named after librarian Charles V
For many years CMU has offered an MBA program for selected employees of the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA under the authority direction and control of the United States Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller is responsible for performing
The school's athletics programs are affiliated with the NCAA Division I-A and compete in the Mid-American Conference. The Central Michigan Chippewas are the sixteen men's and women's athletics teams of Central Michigan University. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The Mid-American Conference ( MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I college athletic conference with a membership The school colors are maroon and gold, and the school, and its students and alumni are referred to as Chippewas which is sometimes shortened to Chips. This nickname is used with consent of the nearby Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, who have a positive relationship with the university. Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation is a band of Chippewa Indians (or Ojibwe located in central Michigan in the United States. The university was placed on the NCAA's list of schools with "hostile and abusive" nicknames in August 2005, but appealed the decision, with the support of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation is a band of Chippewa Indians (or Ojibwe located in central Michigan in the United States. On September 2, 2005 the university announced that their appeal of the decision had been upheld. Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The school athletics logo has changed over time, once featuring an Indian spear, but is now a stylized block letter "C". Within the university this logo is often referred to as the "flying C" or the "running C", although it is actually called the "action C". The current version of the athletic trademark was first used in 1997. The "flying C" logo was designed by an IET Department undergraduate student in 1995.
CMU's football team won the second NCAA Division II national championship in 1974 by defeating the University of Delaware 54 to 14. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The University of Delaware ( UD) is the largest University in the U The team was voted national champion in the Associated Press College Division poll. The Chips have also been national runner-up twice. In 1958 the men's swimming and diving team was runner-up to North Central College at the second annual NAIA national meet, which was held in Muncie, Ind. North Central College is a private 4-year comprehensive liberal arts college located in Naperville Illinois. Central's baseball team was NCAA Division II runner-up in 1971, having lost to Florida Southern College 4 to 0 in the championship game. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Florida Southern College (commonly referred to as Florida Southern or FSC) is a private College located in Lakeland Florida. In 1994 and 2006, they won the MAC Championship in football. In 2006 against Ohio and then defeated Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl. Ohio University is a public university located in Athens Ohio that is situated on a 1800 acre (7 Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American University located The Motor City Bowl is a post-season College football Bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997 The Chippewas won a second consecutive MAC Championship in 2007, with a 35-10 victory over Miami (OH).
Currently, an internet-mediated psychology study examining delaying gratification is being conducted, which provides feedback on strategies people use to seek happiness. Gratification is the positive emotional response ( Happiness) to a fulfillment of desire http://www.happypsych.com
CMU also emphasizes research on Alzheimer's Disease, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and forensic interviewing. http://www.orsp.cmich.edu/awards.htm
The Central Michigan University College of Graduate Studies includes 50 doctoral programs and 55 masters-level programs. Available areas of study include Business Administration, Communications, Education, Health, Social Sciences, and Science & Technology. http://www.grad.cmich.edu
The Department of Mathematics, the Department of History, and the Department of Psychology currently offer PhD programs.
Graduate students are involved in organizing a student union to earn a living wage. http://www.cmugsu.com
Central Michigan University is home to 22 on-campus residence halls, arranged in four districts throughout the campus. In 2006, the 21st and 22nd residence halls on campus opened in what was currently the East complex.
All residence halls except for the Celani, Fabiano, The Towers, Barnes Hall, and Robinson Hall are two-bedroom suites designed for 4 or 5 persons. The Original Towers, nine-story high-rise residence halls designed primarily for freshmen, feature one-bedroom suites. The New Towers, as well as Fabiano and Celani, are designed primarily for upperclassmen, and are four-bedroom suites. Robinson Hall and the original section of Barnes are the only residence halls designed for double occupancy. Residents of both the New Towers and Robinson Hall pay an additional charge over the standard room and board rate.
Each district is connected to one of four Residential Restaurants. The Towers features the RFoC, or Real Food on Campus, and the East Complex features the Fresh Food Company. Each area also has an after hours snack shop. Only Barnes Hall, the oldest residence hall at CMU, is not directly connected to a residential restaurant. The original section of Barnes Hall is also the only part of any residence hall on campus that has community bathrooms.
Some residence halls are designated as official Residential Colleges, associated with a particular academic department, allowing students who choose to live there opportunities for study and collaboration with other students from similar programs. A residential college is an organisational pattern for a division of a University that places academic activity in a Community setting of students and faculty usually
CMU offers both co-ed and single-gender residence halls. Sweeney Hall is for females only, Merrill Hall is for males only. Since the Fall 2005 semester, Calkins Hall, home of the Education residential college, is co-educational, after a long history of being females only. A residential college is an organisational pattern for a division of a University that places academic activity in a Community setting of students and faculty usually The other residence halls are either co-ed by floor or by room. In the fall of 2007, Beddow and Thorpe Halls became co-ed due to a decline in students requesting to live in single-gender residence halls.
Construction began on two more buildings, colloquially known as the "Woldt Towers", near the East Quad in the spring of 2005. The buildings are somewhat similar in design to the New Towers, opened in 2003. On December 1, 2005, one of the buildings was named The Ben and Marion Celani Residence hall to recognize the generosity of Detroit area businessman Thomas Celani and his wife Vicki. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. On April 20, 2006, the remaining building was named the Fabiano Family Residence Hall, recognizing their contribution to the school. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. John S. Fabiano served on the board of trustees 1999-2004, and also owns the Fabiano Brothers Inc, an alcohol distribution company. These two new halls opened for the fall semester of 2006, along with a new dining commons to serve the residents of the six East Area halls.
The campus' student-run newspaper is Central Michigan Life, an award-winning newspaper published Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the academic year. It won more than 50 collegiate journalism awards in the 2007-2008 school year. There is also a college radio station run by students and headed up by Dr. Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of Radio station that is run by the students of a college Jerry Henderson, FM 91. See also Frequency modulation, FM band FM broadcasting is a broadcast Technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that 5 WMHW, there is also a locally produced one hour newscast run by Professor Rick Sykes and performed and technically produced by students called News Central 34, as well as the student-run college TV station MHTV. WMHW-FM, "Modern Rock 915" is the student-operated radio station for Central Michigan University, located in Mount Pleasant Michigan. News Central 34 has the largest news coverage area of any regularly scheduled student produced live nightly television news broadcast in the state of Michigan. In 2005, a student-operated music label called Moore Media Records (MMR) was established.
In addition, the university owns and operates WCMU-TV, the region's PBS station, and WCMU-FM, the NPR affiliate. WCMU-TV, channel 14 aka CMU Public Television, is a PBS television member for northern Michigan The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the WCMU-FM is a radio station in the United States, broadcasting at FM 89 Both stations serve most of Northern Michigan, including the eastern Upper Peninsula, through a network of repeater stations. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U
Also established in 2003 is White Pine Music, the recording label of the CMU School of Music. The White Pine Music Record label was established in 2003 with the support of Central Michigan University 's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and
On February 2, 2008, Central Michigan University's online magazine, Grand Central Magazine, was launched. Currently updated weekly, the magazine is run through CMU's Department of Journalism and features magazine style features from the world of sports, entertainment, style, technology and travel.
The Fighting Chippewa
Fight, Central, down the field,
Fight for victory!
Fight, fellows, never yield,
We're with you, oh varsity!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Onward with banners bold, to our colors we'll be true
Fight for maroon and gold!
Down the field for CMU!
Varsity! Rah! Rah!
Victory! Rah! Rah!
CHIPPEWA, we're proud of that nickname!
Hear our song!
Loud and strong!
CENTRAL is going to win this game!
Come on and. . .
(Repeat first stanza)
by Howard 'Howdy' Loomis, Class of '35
Hail to the Chippewa
All hail to the Chippewa!
The valiant men who wear maroon and gold
will fight, fight, fight, our honor to uphold!
Hail to the Chippewa
All hail to the Chippewa!
We salute you warriors brave and true,
Win or lose, we're proud of you!
by Norman C. Dietz
Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Gamma Phi Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Sigma Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Tau Gamma. Alpha Chi Rho ( ΑΧΡ) is a men's collegiate fraternity founded on June 4 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut by the Reverend Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity ( ΑΣΦ, commonly abbreviated to Alpha Sig) is a social fraternity with 66 active chapters colonies and interest groups Delta Chi ( ΔΧ) (del-ta kai or D-Chi is an international secret letter college social Fraternity formed on October 13, 1890, at Cornell Lambda Chi Alpha ( ΛΧΑ) headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana, is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC and one of the largest Phi Kappa Tau ( ΦΚΤ) is a US national college fraternity History Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity (commonly called Phi Tau Phi Sigma Kappa (ΦΣK is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles the Promotion of Brotherhood, the Stimulation of Scholarship, and the History The history of Phi Sigma Phi begins not so much with an actual date but rather with the evolution of ideals and dedication to independence and freedom of choice Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SΑΕ) is a secret letter social college fraternity Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ is a Latino based social fraternity with multicultural membership based on cultural understanding and wisdom Traditions;Fraternity Colors The Fraternity Colors are Azure Blue and White
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Lambda Omega, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Alpha Chi Omega ( ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O or Alpha Chi) is a women's fraternity founded on October 15 1885. Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ Founded in 1904 Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence leadership development high ideals Alpha Kappa Alpha ( ΆΚΆ) is the first Greek-lettered Sorority established and incorporated by African American college women Brothers The official brothers of Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority are the brothers of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity founded in 1988 Alpha Sigma Alpha ( ΑΣΑ) is a US national Sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University in Alpha Sigma Tau ( ΑΣΤ) is a national Panhellenic sorority founded on November 4, 1899, at Michigan State Normal College (now Delta Zeta ( ΔΖ) is a college Sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Phi Mu ( ΦΜ) is the second oldest female fraternal organization established in the United States. Phi Sigma Sigma ( ΦΣΣ) colloquially known as "Phi Sig" was the first collegiate Nonsectarian Sorority, welcoming women of all faiths Sigma Kappa ( ΣΚ) is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. Sigma Sigma Sigma (ΣΣΣ also known as Tri Sigma or Sigma, is a national American women’s Sorority with membership of more than 92000 members Zeta Tau Alpha ( ΖΤΑ) is a women's fraternity, founded October 15 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University
The majority of Greek houses are located in the student neighborhood just north of campus. Main Street is home to many of these houses and has traditionally been a staple on the CMU social life. The few remaining houses are located south of campus on Deerfield Road.
In July 2005, CMU made national headlines by offering the "CMU Promise", a program that raised tuition rates by nineteen percent for incoming freshmen, but guaranteed these rates would be frozen for "up to" the next five years. The program was implemented as a response to shrinking state funding streams. Modeled after a program at Western Illinois University, the tuition guarantee is the first of its kind in Michigan. Western Illinois University is a public university founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School The university kept its commitment to the promise in 2006, as tuition rates for all undergraduate students between their second and fifth years were kept constant. However, tuition rates for incoming freshmen increased by nearly 18% to an in-state figure of $251 per credit hour, a rate that will remain constant until summer of 2011.
Central Michigan Life Report; July 13, 2006: http://www.cm-life.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/07/13/44b6c63ba916c
On 14 February 2008, the Board of Trustees voted to discontinue the CMU Promise for incoming freshmen and transfer students, effective Fall 2008. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.