News and Events

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 August 2015



Chippewa Marching Band
Pre-Season Performance
Sunday, August 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Kelly Shorts Stadium

September 2015

CMU Events

CMU & You Day

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Registration coming soon.  Chance for high school students and families to interact with advisors, faculty and staff to learn more about CMU.  Take a campus bus tour, have lunch in a residential restaurant, watch the men's basketball practice, and even enjoy complimentary tickets to a football game that evening.  For more details, visit


2015 Central Honors Scholarship Competition

October 17 and November 7, 2015

Registration will close when each date reaches capacity.


ICE Center Reception and Introduction
Friday, September 18, 2015

11:00 a.m. Presentation by Johnny Sparks, ICE Director

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Round Table Discussion
Moore Hall 430
Open to the public

Art and Design

Mike Volker Display
July 25 – September 5, 2015
Isabella Bank, 139 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Mike Volker Display
July 25 – September 5, 2015
Isabella Bank, 139 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI

CMU Art and Design professor Volker's display will also be a part of the Art Walk Central 2015 competition.

Al Wildey Exhibits (2 Displays)
Part of Art Prize 2015, Grand Rapids
September 23 – October 11, 2015
Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Honda Design & Drive

September 28 – October 9, 2015
Rosa Parks Square, Grand Rapids, MI

Cinema, Mike Voelker Exhibit

Part of Art Prize 2015, Grand Rapids
September 23 – October 11, 2015
Fifth Third Bank/Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, 111 Lyon St., Grand Rapids, MI

Mike Voelker is a CMU Department of Art and Design professor. His piece is a 48” x 72” Oil on linen. For further information on this display contact Dan Castello, Curator at

Magnum Exhibit
Work by John H. Clarke
July 25 – October 11, 2015
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

Art & Design professor Clark's piece was one of 50 selected to be displayed out of over 1,490 submissions for the 33rd Arizona Biennial.  Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico chose this year's selections.  For further information contact John Clarke at or visit


Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2015
September 4 – 26, 2015
CMU Art Gallery Main and West Galleries
Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Brian Elder, Johanna Paas, Kris Sanford, Judy Thurston, Lee Vanderkooi, Michael Volker, Ryan Flesher, Thomas Stollar and Barstow Artist-in-Residence Andrew Ranville, all members of the Department of Art and Design faculty, will be exhibiting works in painting, photography, fibers, graphics design, ceramics, sculpture and installation.  For further information contact Art Gallery Director, Ann Gochenour at 989-774-7457 or by email at

CMU Art Gallery hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Communication and Dramatic Arts

One Slight Hitch*
Written by Lewis Black
Directed by Steve Berglund
Wednesday – Saturday, September 9 – 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
CMU Moore Hall Bush Theatre

Courtney's wedding day should be perfect!  The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and her mom has things just right.  Then, the doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose in this surprisingly touching comedy from comedian Lewis Black.



All concerts are in Staples Family Concert Hall unless otherwise indicated

Honors Convocation Recital
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.

Jeffrey Foote, emeritus vocal recital
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall

Guest Artist Todd Wilson, organ*
with CMU Faculty Neil Mueller, trumpet

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Faculty Artist Terry Leahy, trombone*
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Alumni Guest Artist Nathaniel Hackman, baritone*
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Morey Senior Outreach

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 p.m.


Guest Artist Recital Andrew Pelletier, horn*
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

*Tickets can be purchased at CMU Tickets Central in the CMU Events Center, or by calling 989-774-3045.  Tickets and event details are also available online at and prior to the event at the door.


**Special pricing – contact Central Box Office or contact listed in event announcement. 


May be charged an additional box office service fee.