Press Releases

Bosch renews grant for 2019 SMC STEM camp

STEM camp’s hands-on activities stress problem-solving, collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, communication and creativity.

Cass County sophomores attend Career Awareness Day

“Part of logistics is how you get Hershey bars out of the plant and into stores in the middle of summer,” Letter said. “India has outdoor markets,” Mitchell said, “so Hershey’s came up with (squeeze tubes) similar to (Yoplait’s) Go Gurt.”

Toy designer pursued his dream until he caught it

Where some toy releases are driven by movie franchises every few years, “WWE basically has a movie every week” between Raw, SmackDown and NXT.

All Faculty Invited to SMC Gallery

“All Faculty Invited” will be on view through Thursday, Dec. 6, in the SMC Art Gallery, room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Hours are Monday/Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m., and Tuesday/Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free.

Toy designer speaking at SMC Thursday

As design manager for Mattel since December 2016, Vonner oversees development of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) action figures and frequently contributes to the Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us.”

Wallenda extols perseverance to SMC students

“The largest I’ve done was in Korea with cables 60 or 70 feet in the air stretched over the Han River in downtown Seoul,” he said. “It was a distance of one kilometer, 3,300 feet — 11 football fields end to end. The highest walk I’ve done was a mere 320 feet at a height of 179 feet, rivaling an 18-story building.”

Fricke finishing degree to celebrate turning 50

“The biggest obstacles were in my mind,” Fricke found. “Everybody’s so nice, including professors. They are willing to help and passionate about what they do, which gets me passionate. If I can do it, anybody can. I’m always up for an adventure.”

Fall Choral Concert features special CMU guest

A coloratura soprano is an operatic voice that specializes in agile runs, leaps and trills.

Wallenda focuses on SMC Wednesday

In a 2017 Washington Post profile Wallenda shrugged off the danger. “The casualty rate of driving cars is much greater than tightrope walkers,” Wallenda said. “You just have to be careful about what you do.”

SMC, IUSB tackle invasive species together

Joint service day participants split into three groups — counters, determining the number of species within a two-foot-square grid, moving around the habitat; pullers, removing the purplish invasive species spotted knapweed; and hackers armed with loppers and saws, cutting invasive woody species crowding out prairie species and increasing tick habitat.