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While you were out: summer news recap

Catch up on big events as you gear up for fall semester

Contact: Heather Smith

​The pace on campus may slow in the summer, but progress never stops at Central Michigan University.

In the months since commencement ceremonies in early May, CMU has unveiled and made progress on a new strategic plan, hired a new director of athletics, announced new academic programs and fought back from a major flood.

And even apart from that flood, more than 50 projects (including completion of the Grawn Hall renovation) kept construction crews busy this summer.

On the tuition front, the Board of Trustees kept CMU's cumulative undergraduate tuition increase the lowest among Michigan's 15 public universities over the past eight years.

Here's a roundup of these stories and more of the biggest news from the summer.

medium-board.jpg New strategic plan to ensure students graduate sooner, with less debt
Trustees approve 5-year plan focused on students, educational excellence, external partnerships

cmuwordmarkWHITE-320x190.jpgScope, process framed for academic structural review
Three committees to gather input for 20-year assessment

tuition.jpgCMU maintains Michigan's lowest cumulative tuition increase for eight years
New operating budget includes $2.5 million boost in scholarships, financial aid

2015-0505-096 CCFA Journalism collaboration Center sj.jpgLeading online learning
New programs meet needs in entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, public administration and more

medium-accreditation.jpgCMU’s undergrad teacher education program awarded full accreditation
University’s legacy program accredited for next seven years

medium-alford.jpgMichael Alford leads Central Michigan Athletics
Senior Associate AD at Oklahoma has strong history of fundraising, marketing

medium-flood.jpgHistoric June flood recedes into memory
CMU recovers from June storm in time for school to start


Construction Home News.jpgConstruction checklist complete
Flood can't wash out more than 50 major summer projects 


medium-interdisciplinary.jpgCollaborating for better health and wellness
CMU launches interdisciplinary center for health education, research and service learning


medium-korea.jpgStyling a South Korean fashion partnership
University signs exchange agreement with Seoul National University

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