Peaceable Power: Training for Nonviolent Action

Friday, April 21
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Anspach 162
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Come experience the power of nonviolent direct action. In a fun and hands-on workshop, participants will learn the strategies and methods of personal preparation that have been successful in movements for social justice -- from Gandhi's India, to Selma, to the Arab Spring and #BlackLivesMatter. How can organized, nonviolent movement address today's civil and human rights issues, such as mass incarceration in the U.S. and its impact on communities of color?

This is a project of Philosophy 345: The Civil Rights Movement. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Blom (PHL/REL), blom1a@cmich.edu.


Mock Trial Exhibition

Friday, April 21
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Pearce Hall 127
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Watch the CMU Mock Trial Association try Winter v. TBD, Inc., an age discrimination case. They'll also preview the fall 2017 course PSC 398A Trial Advocacy and share more information about Mock Trial at CMU. For more information, contact Kyla Stepp at stepp1k@cmich.edu or Jeremy Castle at castl2j@cmich.edu.


For Liberty and Empire: Remembering Sand Creek, Rethinking the Civil War

Friday, April 21
7:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
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Ari Kelman, the Chancellor's Leadership Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, will be the keynote speaker for the Department of History's George M. Blackburn Lecture Series. Kelman is the author of A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press, 2013), recipient of the Avery O. Craven Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Tom Watson Brown Book Award, and the Robert M. Utley Prize, and A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (University of California Press, 2003), which won the Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize. 

Sponsored by the George M. Blackburn Endowment and the Department of History. A public reception will take place in the Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms following the talk. For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Donohue (History) at 989-774-3374 or donoh1k@cmich.edu


Service Project at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Sunday, April 23
9:00 a.m. to noon
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
5093 E. Remus Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI
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Hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA), all students, faculty, staff and friends of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration are invited to participate in a service project at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. Activities include cleaning the outside exhibits, refreshing the paint, resetting the dinosaur bones dig exhibit, and rehabbing winter wear & tear. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Emma Powell at emma.powell@cmich.edu


Laverne Cox

Monday, April 24
7:00 p.m.
Finch Fieldhouse

Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and prominent equal rights advocate who is making history in her career and significant strides in her activism. Debuting on the scene in the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black,” she was the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and now is expanding her presence on the small screen with the much-anticipated CBS legal drama “Doubt.”

Cox is an advocate with an empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically. She has earned numerous honors and award nominations for her work and advocacy, from being featured on the cover of Time magazine, to an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. Among other accolades, Cox was named as one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year, one of The Grio’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans, one of the Top 50 Trans Icons by the Huffington Post, and was honored with the Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project and the Reader's Choice Award from Out Magazine. 

This CMU Speaker Series event is co-sponsored by Program Board, the Leadership Institute, Student Government Association, Office of LGBTQ Services, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Women and Gender Studies Program. 


TESOL Poster Session

Wednesday, April 26
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Anspach 156

English language students will present their posters on issues in teaching English to speakers of other languages. For more information, contact Tracy Davis at 989-774-3181 or davis5t@cmich.edu


CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Exhibition

​Thursday, April 27
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Park Library, Baber Room

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences proudly presents an exhibition to showcase our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in our college. Our excellence exhibition will include poster presentations and will recognize teaching innovations of faculty who have won past Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Exhibition is open to the public. For more information, visit the Excellence in Teaching Committee website.


English Department Hullabaloo

Thursday, April 27
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom
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Celebrate our English Department students and faculty in an evening filled with poster displays, readings, and presentations of English department scholarships and awards. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Friends and family are welcome! For more information, contact Kelly Gere at 989-774-3171 or ​deboy1k@cmich.edu​.​


Oh, The Things You Could Do!
Alternative Careers for History PhDs

Friday, April 28
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Powers Hall 121
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Dr. Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, historian and writer for the Association for Asian Studies, will discuss her career (from graduate school through today) and provide a few tips for people considering non-academic paths. Cunningham holds a PhD in Chinese history from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Cunningham worked at the National Committee on US-China Relations before becoming the Digital Media Manager at the Association for Asian Studies. She is an Associate at the University of Michigan’s Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. 

Pizza will be served for lunch. The event is open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of History. For more information, contact Katelyn Maylee at 989-774-3374 or mayle1ke@cmich.edu.


Test Anxiety Workshop

Sunday, April 30
6:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C., Isabella Room

The Trauma and Anxiety Disorders Clinic is hosting a free workshop on test anxiety. For more information, contact Elizabeth Meadows, psychology professor and director of the CMU Trauma and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, at 989-774-6499 or meado1ea@cmich.edu.


CHSBS Day for Prospective Students

Friday, July 21
Anspach Hall
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Learn more about becoming a student in one (or more) of the programs offered within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prospective students and their parents will meet faculty from each CHSBS program and learn more about Central Michigan University's campus. Additional details will be posted this spring.



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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