Category Archives: Education

A group of CMU students are planning to travel more than 7,000 miles this week to gain experience in international journalism

Lmm6Y8zg_400x400Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.
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Public Health officials are working to raise awareness on an illness that about half of the people infected don’t know they have

file00052669059Public health officials say over half of all people with Hepatitis C don’t know they have the illness. It often doesn’t show symptoms. The CDC says middle-aged Americans are one group at risk. And recently the spread of the virus has been tied to 18-29 year old drug users sharing needles.

Jennifer Eisner is a public information officer with the Michigan Department of Health and Human services

She says Hep C is a blood borne pathogen that affects the liver. It’s spread by contact with contaminated blood.

“There’s no vaccines for hepatitis C but there are treatments that can cure the infection. But because people with hepatitis C are often asymptomatic then most people have not been tested it’s really important to talk to your doctor and have those conversations to determine if testing is appropriate for you.”

Eisner said if Hepatitis C isn’t treated it can lead to liver cancer and sometimes death.

To find out more information on Hep C and how to get tested visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

New academic programs, hall and a tuition raise approved for Ferris State University

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Ferris State University’s Board of Trustees has approved some major changes for the fall semester.

A new residence hall is slated to begin construction next month, two new academic programs will be added to the curriculum, and a two percent tuition increase was approved for next year. Continue reading

Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is presenting a ten day series on climate change, water access and food security

Associate Professor, Gayle Broad

Associate Professor, Gayle Broad

The goal of the series is to give young people a platform to discuss how issues like water access impact communities around the world.

Gayle Broad is an associate professor at Algoma University.

“We provided opportunities for youth to come together and exchange ideas about how they like to see a change in the word. And the issues that the young people were bringing forward were really big issue that they wanted to solve, centered around these three different themes.”

Broad said young people in Colombia will join students from Algoma University via Skype to discuss their changing world in the series’ final session.

To see the full list of events for the series visit Algoma University’s webpage

CMU professor uses audio drama to help kids with autism

(L toR) Al Wildy, the voice of Dad, Jay Armstrong, Voice of Matt and Nick Swan, Voice of Tyler record The Tortoise and the Hare.

(L toR) Al Wildy, the voice of Dad, Jay Armstrong, Voice of Matt and Nick Swan, Voice of Tyler record The Tortoise and the Hare.

One in every 68 American children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Most of these children will receive some sort of traditional behavioral therapy, but new ways to treat the disorders are constantly popping up. Sometimes from the most unexpected places.

Recently, a researcher at Central Michigan University created an audio drama to help kids learn social skills.
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Counties pursuing millages for vocational programming in schools

P1040068Clare County will vote today on a millage to support vocational classes in the county’s school districts.

It’s one of many counties across the state looking for wider support of classes that train students for jobs right out of high school.

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2nd annual Aldo Leopold festival coming mid-May

postcardside1The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival is coming to the Upper Peninsula in Mid-May.

This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
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Central Michigan University speaker recalls a long path to storytelling

gayle-rossRenown storyteller Gayle Ross will speak on the campus of CMU about historic efforts of Native Americans to receive fair treatment, from George Washington to George W.

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