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​CMU and You Day

Saturday, September 17
CHSBS open house in Anspach Hall
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.​​​

Specifically designed to showcase Central Michigan University to high school students and their families in an open house format, CMU & You Day is the premier opportunity to discover everything CMU has to offer – all while experiencing the excitement of a Division I campus during a home football Saturday. 



Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

What's happened to our parties? What's happened to our vote?
Wednesday, September 21
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium​
View Fall ​2016 poster

SUSO 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.

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


Griffin Policy Forum

Monday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
View forum website

A reception will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Park Library Baber Room. Additional information will be provided soon. The Griffin Policy Forums are hosted twice yearly by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Central Michigan University.

​For more information, contact the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at 989-774-3341 or CHSBS@cmich.edu​.​​


Poetry Reading featuring Sandra Beasley

Thursday, October 6
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room
View flier​

The 2016-2017 Meijer Visiting Writers Series begins with a reading by award-winning fiction writer Sandra Beasley. Q and A, reception, and book signing to follow the reading.

Sandra Beasley is author of three poetry collections: Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and two DCCAH Artist Fellowships. She is also the author of the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa.​

Sponsored by the Meijer Visiting Writers Series and the Department of English. For more information, contact Jeffrey Bean (ENG) at 989-774-2661 or bean1j@cmich.edu


CHSBS Homecoming Reception

Saturday, October 8
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Alumni Village next to Rose Ponds

Join the free campus wide celebration near Rose Ponds for food, fun, and friends. Enjoy game day Chippewa spirit! Visit with a favorite professor, grab some food, and soak up the atmosphere that is CMU Homecoming.​ For more information, visit the CMU Homecoming​ website.


How to Partner with Your Professor for Academic Success:  A Student Discussion with Teaching and Learning Expert, Maryellen Weimer

Thursday, October 13
12:30-1:45 p.m.   
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
(Student Focused Event)​

The Teaching and Learning Collective welcomes Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of The Teaching Professor blog. Among her many publications is Learner-Centered Teaching (2013), which presents evidence based strategies that shift the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student, using tasks that enhance learning and develop students’ independence as learners. For more information, contact Merlyn Mowrey (PHL & REL) at 989-774-2192 or mowre1me@cmich.edu​.


Maryellen Weimer presents Five Ways to Make Your Learning Efforts Pay Off! 

Thursday, October 13
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
Plachta Auditorium
(Open to campus and community)

The Teaching and Learning Collective welcomes Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of The Teaching Professor blog. Among her many publications is Learner-Centered Teaching (2013), which presents evidence based strategies that shift the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student, using tasks that enhance learning and develop students’ independence as learners. For more information, contact Merlyn Mowrey (PHL & REL) at 989-774-2192 or mowre1me@cmich.edu​.


Faculty Workshops with Maryellen Weimer

Friday, October 14
10:30 a.m.​ to 2:30 p.m.
Bovee U.C.
Lake St. Clair and Huron Rooms (3rd floor)

The Teaching and Learning Collective welcomes Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of The Teaching Professor blog. Among her many publications is Learner-Centered Teaching (2013), which presents evidence based strategies that shift the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student, using tasks that enhance learning and develop students’ independence as learners. NOTE: The faculty workshops and luncheon are free, but registration is required. For more information, contact Merlyn Mowrey (PHL & REL) at 989-774-2192 or mowre1me@cmich.edu​.

10:30-12:00
“We Had to Teach Ourselves!” Dealing with Resistance When Teachers Hold Students Responsible for Their Learning”

12:00-1:00
Lunch (provided for all registrants)

1:00-2:30
Designing Course Requirements for Better Learning – and Better Grades



Overcoming Urban Challenges in the Era of Globalization

October 17-19
Central Michigan University Detroit Center
One Kennedy Center, Detroit, MI
View conference website

The workshop seeks to learn from Detroit's and Flint's exceptional histories and showcase their present-day opportunities and challenges so that nonprofit organizations and their partners in the public and private sectors can learn from their rise, fall and potential resurgence.​


Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

Domestic Policy of the Candidates
Wednesday, October 19
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium​
View Fall 2016 poster

SUSO 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.

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



Michigan Political Science Association Annual Conference
October 20 - 21, 2016
Campus of Central Michigan University

For more information, contact Lawrence Sych, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, at Lawrence.Sych@cmich.edu​ or visit the ​MIPSA ​websi​te​.

Hart-Milliken Speaker Series

Thursday, October 20
7:30 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
More details to follow​

​Poet Noy Holland

Thursday, October 20
More details to follow


Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

Foreign Policy of the Candidates
Thursday, November 3
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium​
View Fall 2016 poster

SUSO 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.

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


Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

Election Night Party
Tuesday, November 8
6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms
View Fall 2016 poster

SUSO 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.

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



You Too Can Make a Difference: Rescue and Rescuers during the Holocaust​

Presented by Debórah Dwork​
Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium (view map)

A public reception will take place in the Park Library Baber Room immediately following the talk. This presentation is ​​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. ​


Fiction Writer Chris Bachelder

Thursday, April 13
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

More details to follow.


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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