36-foot vessel gifted to CMU from Roger Kesseler
October 22, 2012 - Roger Kesseler, retired vice
president and controller of The Dow Chemical Company, served on the CMU
Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2006. A 1958 graduate of CMU, he
received an honorary doctorate from the university in 1989 and CMU's
Distinguished Service Award in 1996. He has served on the CMU
Development Board since 1986, of which he is currently an emeritus
member, and is a current member of the CMU College of Medicine's
Steering Committee in Midland.
Roger recently donated his boat - a
36-foot 2002 Sea Ray Sundancer - to CMU. The RV Kesseler will be used in
northern Lake Michigan at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island
and the Institute for Great Lakes Research.
Roger has supported many initiatives at
CMU, including the College of Business, the Park Library renovation and
addition, the James C. Gillingham Academic Center at the CMU Biological
Station on Beaver Island, the Education and Human Services building,
numerous scholarships - including Centralis scholarships, the Kesseler
Residence Hall and CMU Athletics.
Michigan DNR/DEQ officials tour the CMU Biological Station
August 6, 2012 - Officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality recently toured the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.
CMU Vice President of Development and External
Relations Kathleen Wilbur, along with Toby Roth, director of federal
programs, Don Uzarski, director of CMUBS, and John Gordon, station
manager, led the way in showcasing CMUBS - including the new,
state-of-the-art mesocosm facility at the boathouse - and discussed
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources
is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
Within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
, Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes leads policy development and implements programs to protect, restore, and sustain the world's premier freshwater lakes. They collaborate with partners to support sustainable use of coastal resources, coordinate restoration of severely degraded areas, manage water quality and quantity, prevent aquatic invasive species and engage in emerging issues.
Over 500 explore new mesocosm facility at boathouse
|July 17, 2012 - Over 500 people attended an open house
at the CMU Biological Station's boathouse on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Biological Station director Don Uzarski and station manager John Gordon
hosted the event, which offered the community an opportunity to see the
refurbished boathouse, once owned and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard,
and the mesocosm facility being developed by CMUBS to simulate
experimental aquatic ecosystems in 270-gallon tanks.
Faculty and staff were on hand to provide information about Great Lakes research projects currently underway by faculty and students, and to offer activities including fish prints and sand key chains for children
Standing empty since it was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1973, the boathouse was purchased by CMU in 2006 and restored to continue serving as a boathouse for CMUBS and now a research facility as well. CMU received funding from the National Science Foundation in 2011 to construct the mesocosms, large tanks designed to simulate lake environments under controlled conditions for research projects.
BIO 100 introduces high school students to field studies in biology
July 2012 - BIO 100, Introduction to Field Biology, introduces high school juniors and seniors to the techniques and methods for field studies in biology.