CHSBS Events

​​Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Camps
June 15-18, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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The Chippewa River Writing Project is offering summer camps for youth to write and learn about themselves as writers. The Chippewa River Writing Camp, for students in grades 3 through 5, and the Middle School Writing and Technology Camp, for students in grades 6 through 8, will be held June 15 - 18 on the campus of Central Michigan University. 

Registration deadline is June 11th. For more information, contact English professor Troy Hicks at 989-774-3236 or Read more here:​

​​Native Skywatchers Educators & Community Workshop
June 18 & 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Ziibiwing Center
(6650 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant)

The workshop combines astronomy, cultural astronomy, educational-curriculum materials, language discussions and activities around artwork related to native star knowledge. The authors of the Native Skywatchers curriculum--Annette S. Lee, Carl Gawboy, William Wilson and Jeff Tibbets--will share stories of Ojibwe constellations, star maps, language, artwork and spirit painting. Participants will create art pieces and learn techniques to integrate Anishinabe Sky Knowledge within their curriculum and classroom. SCECH or CEU hours are available.

Conference fees will be waived for CHSBS faculty, staff & students. For more information or to register, visit the Denison Visiting Professors​hip website or contact Angie Burdett at ​ or 989-774-3341.

​Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open Saturdays
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)
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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 Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.​

Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes

​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display through April 2016
3:30 p.m.
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 The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.


Fundraiser for Nepal
Hosted by the Department of Political Science & Public Adminsitration
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Students and faculty from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration are seeking support for victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Specifically, they are helping to share information about a fundraising effort to support CMU biology graduate student Shanker Tamang, whose home village of Semjong in Dhading District was completely destroyed by the earthquake April 25th. Click here to view the Go Fund Me website:

For more information, contact CMU professor Prakash Adhikari, Political Science and Public Administration, at 989-774-1926 or​

​Human Rights Month - Fall 2015

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference
October 30 - 31, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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Abel Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide
Date TBA - November 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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Ethics Center Guest Speakers
Dates TBA - November 2015

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference​
October 30 - 31, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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The international conference will emphasize the role of literature (the Humanities), the Arts, Social Sciences and the Law in the discussion, representation, and promotion of human rights. We wish to bring writers, artists, theorists, scholars, and lawyers into a series of conversations that engage the issue of human rights, including the ethical, political, social, economic, and cultural implications of either violations or the constructions of human rights.   

In addition to our continued emphasis on the rights of indigenous peoples, the 2015 conference will focus on the following: health and human trafficking (modern-day slavery of women, men, and children, child soldiering, debt bondage, and forced marriages), paying attention to how human trafficking intersects with a wide range of other human rights topics. We hope to examine the nature, causes, and implications of human trafficking within local, national, and global contexts. What factors contribute to or enable human trafficking? What factors and policies—local, national, and global encourage or undermine combating the problem? What are the implications of human trafficking for health as a right?  What are the connections between health and human rights as well as the preservation of human dignity? 

Keynote Speaker:
Barbara L. McQuade is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. She previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years and Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit from 2005 to 2009.​

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