The Chippewas represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
As a member of the NCAA's Division I, the university competes in the Mid-American Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Central Michigan supports men's and women's programs in a wide variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, swimming, diving and wrestling.
The Grand Rapids Symphony has brought musical excellence and creativity to the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1930. Music Director David Lockington leads the orchestra each year in eight different concert series, all designed to stimulate the imagination. The symphony is known for interactive and lively performances infused with pop culture, making concerts of both classical and contemporary music accessible to all audiences. The Grand Rapids Symphony is deeply invested in community engagement and holds its annual concert, "Symphony with Soul," to feature both local and national African-American artists. A portion of the proceeds goes into the "Young, Gifted & Black Scholarship Fund," a scholarship created by the Symphony in 2005 to support musical training for African American youth in Grand Rapids.
Being a member of the popular Grammy award-winning Christian band dcTalk gave TobyMac immense exposure. When the group disbanded in 2000, Mac decided to embark on a solo career and with no surprise he was met with success in the Christian community. With his musical band DiverseCity to back him up, TobyMac has been able to create Christian music filled with a mixture of rap, funk, pop, and rock. Toby Mac is a strong believer in the power of music and that any great song can truly open a person's heart and mind.