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‘On The Map’ visits CMU’s Beaver Island facility

Uzarski and crew sinking equipment.

Uzarski and crew sinking equipment.

Our first stop on Beaver Island is a one-of-a-kind biological research facility operated by Central Michigan University.

Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading

Photography class takes a snapshot of Beaver Island life

Picture captured by Melanie Mrozek during the class.

Picture captured by Melanie Mrozek during the class.

In an interesting twist on a photography class, a CMU art professor left for Beaver Island with 15 honors students and a five day lesson plan.

The students were asked to explain the narrative of day-to-day life on Beaver Island, using nothing but pictures they took on their smartphones. Continue reading

High school students to compete in statewide essay contest

schoolsuppliesAn inaugural statewide essay contest has been announced for Michigan high school students.

Northwood University has partnered with the state Chamber of Commerce to host the contest.

Students will write an essay on the topic, “How can Michigan become more economically competitive?”.

Tim Nash is with Northwood University.

He said this contest has a number of benefits.

“It gives young people a chance to do some research, learn more about the economy in Michigan, and to hopefully influence public policy in the state.”

Nash said the top essays will be presented to the state legislature and the Governor.

He said the top five finalists will be announced at the Chamber Foundation’s annual dinner in May and will receive cash prizes.

Entries for the contest must be submitted by March 15th.

Essay guidelines

Chippewa International Airport receives marketing report from local college students

planeNew flight destinations may be in store for Chippewa County International Airport following a recent marketing survey.

The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.

12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Continue reading

Students take field trips to learn about Michigan shipwrecks


School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.

Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Continue reading

Muslim Student Association returns to Central Michigan University


Like many schools, Central Michigan University is home to many different student groups.

One that’s been re-activated this year, after an eight-year hiatus, is the Muslim Student Association. Continue reading

Central Michigan University students volunteering over winter break at historic concentration camp


College students often look forward to winter break. Whether it’s sleeping in, eating too much or spending time with family and friends.

For 11 Central Michigan university students however, the holiday will be spent overseas volunteering at a historic concentration camp. Continue reading

CMU community reacts to the passing of Nelson Mandela


The international community is mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s greatest icons for equality and peace.

Nelson Mandela lived a life promoting racial equality and peace against the apartheid government of South Africa for much of his life. Continue reading