CHSBS Fall College Meeting

Thursday, August 24
1:00 p.m.
Anspach Hall 161

Faculty and staff of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences are invited to attend the 21st annual CHSBS Fall College Meeting for important announcements, introductions and awards. Please also join us for a reception immediately following the meeting. For more information, contact the CHSBS Dean's Office at 989-774-3341 or CHSBS@cmich.edu.


They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Presented by Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein
Friday, August 25

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
EHS Building, French Auditorium
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The Chippewa River Writing Project invites you to a conversation with the authors of They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. The talk is free and open to the public. Additional support provided by the CMU Writing Center and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Brockman at brock1em@cmich.edu

PEAK: Relational Training System Workshop

Friday, August 25
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant - Courtyard Marriott
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This workshop will introduce attendees to the power that contextual behavioral science has for developing meaningful, robust generalizing repertoires for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. At the completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to effectively use PEAK assessments, understand procedures for data collection and management when running Applied Behavior Analysis programs and use treatment protocols to promote skill gains. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Registration closes August 17th

Staying Engaged: How CMU Students Do Politics

Thursday, September 21
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum creates a space for conversations about social and political issues that make a difference to students’ lives. Each forum begins with a short video introduction to the issues, followed by a panel discussion led by students, faculty and staff. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Student Affairs, the Assessment Council, the Office of Diversity Education, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Center for International Ethics. For more information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu

Constitution Day Lecture

Monday, September 25
7:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

The 2017 annual Constitution Day lecture will feature Dr. Michael Dreyer of Frederich-Schiller University. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration

CHSBS Homecoming Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Alumni Village next to Rose Ponds

Join the free CMU alumni celebration near Rose Ponds for food, fun, and friends. Look for the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences' tent to visit with our professors, enjoy food from Jet's Pizza, and soak up the atmosphere that is CMU Homecoming. Kick-off is at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit the CMU Homecoming website.

TLC Presents David Yeager

David Yeager is an Associate Professor in Psychology at UT Austin. He studies characteristic challenges for people from late childhood through early adulthood, such as academic achievement, trust, depression, cheating, bullying, and health problems, focusing on the opportunities and risks that come with transitions. Hosted by the Teaching and Learning Collective (TLC).

Creating a Community of Belonging: What Can Institutions Do?
Wednesday, October 18
12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
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From the classroom to the board room, decisions are being made that impact the opportunities for students to “make a home for themselves” at CMU. New research shows that the effects of the sense of belonging are deeper, broader, and longer lasting than expected. How do our institutional culture and climate measure up? What can we do? This event is free and open to the public. 

Growth Mindset: What it Is, How it Works, and Why it Matters
Wednesday, October 18
7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
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While the impact of a growth mindset on learning and other activities has been well established, recent national experiments are turning up new insights into what helps build a growth mindset, and what doesn't. Common mistakes are being identified and evidence based strategies are emerging from this research, along with new information about the links between mindset and stress. This event is free and open to the public.


Immigration and What It Means in the USA

Monday, October 23
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum creates a space for conversations about social and political issues that make a difference to students’ lives. Each forum begins with a short video introduction to the issues, followed by a panel discussion led by students, faculty and staff. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Student Affairs, the Assessment Council, the Office of Diversity Education, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Center for International Ethics. For more information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu


William T. Bulger Lecture in American Biography

Thursday, November 2
Park Library Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

The featured speaker for the 2017 William T. Bulger Lecture in American Biography is Dr. Susan Ware from Harvard University. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Women and Gender Studies Program.


Abel Lecture Series

Laura Jockusch
Thursday, November 9

Laura Jockusch is the Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University.​ She is an expert in Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies. Jockusch’s research and teaching focus on the social, political, cultural, and legal histories of European Jews before, during, and after the Holocaust and engage in comparative, transnational, and cross-disciplinary perspectives. 

Sponsored by the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences (CHSBS) at CMU.

Additional details will be posted soon. 

Justifying Force

Tuesday, November 14
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum creates a space for conversations about social and political issues that make a difference to students’ lives. Each forum begins with a short video introduction to the issues, followed by a panel discussion led by students, faculty and staff. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Student Affairs, the Assessment Council, the Office of Diversity Education, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Center for International Ethics. For more information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu

CHSBS Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, November 15
7:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom

All CHSBS faculty and staff are invited to attend our inaugural induction ceremony to honor all students who have signed a major, minor or certificate program within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences this semester. Join us as we recognize CHSBS as a community of public-spirited scholars dedicated to in-depth understanding and improvement of the human condition. Please RSVP by November 9th to CHSBS@cmich.edu. For more information, contact Cherie Strachan at 989-774-3341 or strac1jc@cmich.edu

Fake News and Media Literacy

Wednesday, January 24
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum creates a space for conversations about social and political issues that make a difference to students’ lives. Each forum begins with a short video introduction to the issues, followed by a panel discussion led by students, faculty and staff. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Student Affairs, the Assessment Council, the Office of Diversity Education, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Center for International Ethics. For more information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu



Campus as Community

Thursday, February 22
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum creates a space for conversations about social and political issues that make a difference to students’ lives. Each forum begins with a short video introduction to the issues, followed by a panel discussion led by students, faculty and staff. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Student Affairs, the Assessment Council, the Office of Diversity Education, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Center for International Ethics. For more information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu

Midterm Elections: Issues and Candidates

Tuesday, March 20
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum creates a space for conversations about social and political issues that make a difference to students’ lives. Each forum begins with a short video introduction to the issues, followed by a panel discussion led by students, faculty and staff. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Student Affairs, the Assessment Council, the Office of Diversity Education, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Center for International Ethics. For more information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu

International Graduate Historical Studies Conference

April 6-7, 2018
Central Michigan University

"Real and Imagined Borders: People, Place, Time." The 2018 International Graduate Historical Studies Conference will take place on the campus of Central Michigan University, April 6–7, 2018. 


Museum Exhibits ​


Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes 

​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display daily ​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.


​Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open second Saturday of each month​
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)​

Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience, an exhibit designed and installed by graduate students in MST 750: Seminar in Advanced Exhibit Design and Construction. The exhibit will be open on ​the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.​​


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