Awards and Highlights - June 2016

​​​​​​College of Health Professions

CMU to receive $19.5 million to build Center for Integrated Health Studies​

Central Michigan University will receive $19.5 million from state legislators to build a new Center for Integrated Health Studies. The center will address Michigan’s increasing need for health care experti​se and services across the state, especially in rural and medically underserved areas. It will expand CMU’s physical therapy, physician assistant, audiology and speech-language pathology programs, which have been at capacity for more than a decade because of space limitations. Read more: https://www.cmich.edu/news/article/Pages/CMU-to-receive-19.5M-to-build-health-studies-center.aspx.

College of Science and Engineering

May graduate receives 2016 Honors Academic Excellence Award

May graduate Rachel Domagalski received the Academic Excellence Award which is the highest academic honor granted from CMU’s Honors Program. This award is given to a graduating senior annually in recognition of exceptional academic success and commitment to scholarship while at CMU.

Domagalski, a Clarkston native, graduated with a 3.97 GPA with a major in mathematics and a concentration in pure mathematics. During her undergraduate career, she completed two separate summer research experience for undergraduates programs. The second program, in 2015, was hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she characterized the catenary degree of numerical monoids generated by a generalized arithmetic sequence of embedding dimensions in three.

Pieces of Domagalski’s research have been presented at symposiums and conferences in Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Her work also has been published in conference proceedings with a co-authored manuscript also currently under review for publication.

CMU professor earns U.S. Department of Energy honor

Physics professor Matthew Redshaw’s research on the development of a new mass spectrometer — providing some of the world’s most precise atomic mass measurements — earned him the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious Early Career Award. This award supports the development of individual research programs of scientists early in their careers. Read more: https://www.cmich.edu/news/article/Pages/CMU-physicist-granted-DOE-award.aspx

University News

Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games has highest turnout since 2005

The Special Olympics Michigan 2016 State Summer Games brought more than 6,000 people to CMU’s campus — 2,800 athletes and 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators. This is the highest attendance in more than 10 years. Read more: https://www.cmich.edu/news/article/Pages/SOMI2016.aspx.

CMU GEAR UP student represents Michigan in Washington, D.C.

Flint senior Anjanette Haggard is the first CMU student to be recognized and accepted into the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. She has been involved with MI GEAR UP since middle school and currently serves as a program mentor and college positive volunteer trainer at CMU.

MI GEAR UP is a program designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.