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Upcoming Events, Performances and Activities

Main Stage Student Organization FairSaturday, August 26, Evening
Theatre and Dance Auditions (Fall auditions take place in first week of classes)Sunday, August 27 - Friday, September 1 - Audition details
​Classes Begin​August 28
LOVE/SICK: University Theatre productionSeptember 6-10, Bush TheatreTickets & Details
CMU Debate: Western Kentucky University TournamentSeptember 21-24 in Bowling Green, KY
​CMU and You Day - Prospective student program​September 23 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Music Building and Moore Hall
Trap Door Improv* - Comedy ShowSeptember 30 at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre (Moore Hall #102)
The Other Project: University Theatre productionOctober 5-8 and 12-15, Theatre-on-the-SideTickets & Details
CMU Debate: Lafayette College TournamentOctober 6-8 in Easton, PA
CCFA Discovery DayOctober 10, 2017
Mosaic College Fair, Recruitment tripOctober 15, Detroit Area
A Night of Horror, directed by Dylan Siler:  Studio Theatre Production*October 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre-on-the-Side 
CMU Debate: Clarion College TournamentOctober 20-22 in Clarion, PA
Rocky Horror Picture Show - APO Shadow CastUPDATED! October 26-27 at 8 p.m. and 12 midnight, and October 31 at 9 p.m.  at the Broadway Theatre in downtown Mount Pleasant
Trap Door Improv* - Comedy ShowNovember 1 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre (Moore Hall #102)
Resilient by Samantha Messina; Studio Theatre Production* November 2-4, at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre-on-the-Side 
CMU Debate: St Anslem's CollegeNovember 3-5 in Manchester, NH
CCFA Discovery DayNovember 7, 2017
Spring Awakening: University Theatre and School of Music ProductionNovember 8-11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m., at Bush Theatre, Tickets & Details
CMU Debate: Illinois State University TournamentNovember 10-12 in Normal, IL
Music Theatre PreviewNovember 11 from 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Bush Theatre
Sunshine Blind by Adie Harig: A.P.O. One-Act Play, Studio Theatre Production*November 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre-on-the-Side
Trap Door Improv* - Comedy ShowNovember 21 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre (Moore Hall #102)
Fostered Love by Claire-Frances Sullivan: Studio Production*REVISED - November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Platform Theatre (Moore Hall #102)
Fostered Love by Claire-Frances Sullivan: Studio Production*(Revision 2)  December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and December 2 at 3 p.m. in Platform Theatre (Moore Hall #102)
CMU Debate: Ohio State University Tournament(Tentative) December 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio
Trap Door Improv- Comedy Show
(Revised) December 8 at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre (Moore Hall #102)
Classes EndDecember 8
Dance Minor Showcase and UTDC Choreography ShowcaseDecember 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium
Michigan Thespian FestivalDecember 15 & 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

*Studio theatre productions are free and open to the public.  Limited seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.  Due to their nature, Studio productions are subject to schedule changes and cancellation without notice.

PSC Grand Opening

Presentation Skills Center, hosted by COM faculty and graduate assistants, is open! 

For months now, Lesley Withers, and a team of COM faculty, staff and graduate assistants, have been hard at work preparing to open a new service center to aid CMU students in improving their presentation skills!  The Presentations Skills Center is now officially open, and assistance is available for any aspect of the public speaking process, from topic idea generation to polishing delivery, from argument development to finding supportive evidence. 

The center is located in Park Library room 319C, and serving students from Sunday to Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm.  Appointments are recommended, with walk-ins are accommodated if possible.  Appointments can be booked now from our website at .or by calling us at (989) 774-1361. 

Congratulations to Lesley and everyone involved in bringing this wonderful new service to our students!
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Steve Berglund performs one-man comedy, MAN, at New York City's United Solo Theatre Festival


Steve Berglund recently performed his new one-man comedy, MAN, at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. MAN was selected for inclusion in this 10-week festival which hosts numerous solo productions from artists across six continents! 

This comic look at the quest for manhood was also well received in campus performances, and in recent Fringe Festivals in Chicago and Indianapolis. 

Follow this link for information about MAN, and this link for details on the United Solo Theatre Festival

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​​Dr. Weber and grad student, Jeremy Heinlein partner on Special Olympics research 
Passing the ball and shooting baskets with people Special Olympics researchwho have intellectual disabilities changes perceptions and stigmas, according to Central Michigan University researchers. 

Read the full CMU News story, here.


Innovative use of television programming in the exploration of communication theories

Alysa Lucas, assistant professor of communication, uses television programming as a tool in the exploration of communication theories.     

"By using 'Pretty Little Liars' as a pop culture reference, it shows students that we use theory and reference it in everyday life all the time," Lucas said. "The pop culture references make the theory more tangible, more relatable and more real for the students in my classes."

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