​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display in the main gallery
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History exhibit "Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes" is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Rowe Hall. The exhibit includes the "Great Lakes Adventure" gallery offering fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu. The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.

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The Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University is seeking selfies from current and past students, staff, faculty and alumni for an exhibit celebrating the founding of Central Michigan University 125 years ago in 1892. "CMU Around the World," a new exhibit featuring selfies about how your time at CMU has shaped your life will be featured in an exhibit in the Museum corridor in Rowe Hall on CMU's Mount Pleasant campus.

To have your selfie qualify for the exhibit, you must be a current or past CMU student, faculty, or staff, or a CMU alumnus.  When you send the selfie you must include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your degree and/or major
  • The year(s) you graduated/studied/worked at CMU
  • The location where the photo was taken
  • *Optional but suggested statement: Description of the selfie and/or a short statement about how your time at CMU has impacted your life.

You may submit multiple pictures. 

Selfies including other people must include emails from each person in the selife giving permission for printing. Without express permission from every person in the selfie, the selfie will not be considered for print.  

Selfies that violate CMU's mission statement*, depict illegal activities or are otherwise demeaning to a people or culture will not be accepted.

How to submit your pictures:

  • Email to cmuseum@cmich.edu with the information outlined above,
  • subject line SELFIE,
  • EXTENDED to August 31, 2017. 

 *CMU's Mission Statement (November 1999):  To develop, encourage and promote a positive campus environment that enhances the underlying principles as well as the stated policies of affirmative action, diversity, and equal access for all, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or political persuasion, except where such a distinction is required by law.