Fake News and Media Literacy

Wednesday, January 24
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee UC Auditorium
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Join us for a panel discussion with CMU alums and professors on fake news, what it is, how it is affecting your life and your community, and what you can do about it. Panelists include: Chad Livengood, senior reporter for Crain's Business Detroit; Arielle Hines, reporter for the Petoskey News-Review; Dr. Kyla Stepp, political science and public administration faculty member; Bryce Huffman, reporter for Michigan Radio, Grand Rapids; Jeremy McBain, executive editor for the Petoskey News-Review; and Rick Sykes, associate chair of the Broadcast and Cinematic Arts department.

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.


2018 TLC Winter Conference

The TLC Responds to David Yeager
Friday, January 26, 2018
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center

In October, the TLC welcomed David Yeager to speak at CMU. Following his practical and insightful workshops, faculty discussed his strategies for promoting student achievement by building a growth mindset and fostering community. On Friday, January 26th the TLC invites you to an all-day faculty conference to build on the momentum from David Yeager's visit. Presenters will discuss varied ways to implement his strategies in classrooms across the university.

This event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided for all registrants. Registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th. Follow this link to register online for the TLC Winter Conference.

The Teaching and Learning Collective (TLC) is a grass-roots faculty initiative committed to improving students' academic achievement by developing the academic skills they need to become active and engaged life-long learners. The 2018 TLC Winter Conference is co-sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences (CHSBS) and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Central Michigan University. This speaker series has been made possible by the Office of the Provost.

Experimental Psychology Research Seminar

Friday, January 26
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Sloan Hall 100

Psychology department faculty member Michael Sandstrom and graduate student Kevin Anderson will discuss Luminopsin-Mediated Stimulation of Transplanted Dopaminergic Cells in Unilateral 6-OHDA Lesion Model of Parkinson’s Disease. For more information, contact Colleen Craft (PSY) at 989-774-3001 or craft1c@cmich.edu.

The Washington Center Informational Session

Thursday, February 1
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Anspach 164

Join us for an information session with a representative from The Washington Center! The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience, and set them on a course of achievement, leadership and engagement in their communities. If you cannot attend the informational session and would like more information, please contact Dr. Sharon Kukla-Acevedo at kukla1sa@cmich.edu.


Crossing Boundaries/Rethinking Justice

Presented by Christia Mercer
Thursday, February 1
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will speak on “Crossing Boundaries/Rethinking Justice, or How the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex Undermines Our Democracy." Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, contact Guy Newland at 989-774-3444 or newla1gm@cmich.edu.

Crossing Boundaries/Rethinking the History of Philosophy

Presented by Christia Mercer 
Friday, February 2
4:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will speak on “Crossing Boundaries/Rethinking the History of Philosophy, or How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy." Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, contact Guy Newland at 989-774-3444 or newla1gm@cmich.edu.


Study Abroad Information Session:
Philosophy & International Law in the Netherlands

Friday, February 2
1:00 p.m.
Anspach Hall 151

Learn more about our study abroad opportunity in the Netherlands for PHL 397: The Philosophy of International Law, which will take place June 11 - 20 in Mount Pleasant and June 25 - July 23 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Deadline for applying is March 1. For more information, visit the course website or contact Hope Elizabeth May at 989-774-1734 or may1he@cmich.edu.


CHSBS Discovery Day for Prospective Students

Tuesday, February 20
10:00 a.m.
Each program provides a presentation, a guided campus tour, a complimentary lunch in one of our on-campus residential restaurants, and opportunities to speak with CHSBS faculty, academic advisors, and current students. >>Visit the Discovery Days website to register

CHSBS Discovery Day for Current Students

Tuesday, February 20
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom
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Current Central Michigan University students are invited to come meet faculty from our college and learn more about the majors, minors and certificate programs offered through CHSBS! Registration is NOT required. This event is open to all students. For more information, contact Sarah Barnard at 989-774-3341 or barna1sk@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.


Wellspring Literary Series

Featuring Poet Fleda Brown
Monday, March 12, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Morey Family Gallery
(111 E. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant)
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The Wellspring Literary Series and the Department of English Language and Literature welcome all to attend a reading by poet Fleda Brown, whose publication The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems was chosen by Ted Kooser for his University of Nebraska poetry series in 2017. She has nine previous collections of poems. Her work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry and has won a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer’s Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her memoir, Driving With Dvorak, was published in 2010 by the University of Nebraska Press. She is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-07. She now lives with her husband, Jerry Beasley, in Traverse City, Michigan, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington.

Admission to the Wellspring Literary Series is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by Max & Emily’s. For more information, contact professor Robert Fanning (ENG) at 989-774-2665 or robert.fanning@cmich.edu.


Hank Meijer

Monday, March 19
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of Meijer, Inc., will discuss his book Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Vandenberg, who represented Michigan in the U. S. Senate from 1928 to 1951, was a prominent isolationist in the 1930s who came to question his position by the end of World War II. “Our oceans,” he declared in a famous speech in January 1945, “have ceased to be moats.” A lifelong Republican, Vandenberg went on to work with two Democratic administrations in the creation of the post-war foreign policy that would come to define “the American century.”

Sponsored by the Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series. A reception will follow the talk.

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.


Megan Bradley

Wednesday, March 21
7:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom

Megan Bradley is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University in Montreal. Her research interests include refugees and forced migration, human rights, transitional justice, humanitarianism, peacebuilding, international organizations, and international development. She was a nonresident fellow in the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy program. She is the author of Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice (2015) and Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (2013).

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.


Undocumented Immigration

Presented by Jason De Leon
Wednesday, March 28
Time & Location: TBA

Jason De León is a University of Michigan anthropologist and recent MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient whose research interests include theories of violence, materiality, death and mourning, Latin American migration, crime and forensic analyses, and archaeology of the contemporary. He directed the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a long-term study of clandestine border crossing that uses a combination of ethnographic, archaeological, and forensic approaches to understand this phenomenon in a variety of geographic contexts including the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona, Northern Mexican border towns, and the southern Mexico/Guatemala border.


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.


Wellspring Literary Series

Featuring Poet Eric Torgersen
Monday, April 9, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Morey Family Gallery
(111 E. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant)
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The Wellspring Literary Series and the Department of English Language and Literature welcome all to attend a poetry reading by Eric Torgersen, a retired Central Michigan University faculty member. Torgersen has published eight books and chapbooks of poetry, two of fiction, and a study of Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker. He also translates German poetry. Born in Melville, New York, he has a BA in German Literature from Cornell; after two years in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, he earned an MFA in poetry at Iowa. He retired after 38 years of teaching writing at CMU. He lives in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, the quilt artist Ann Kowaleski. He’ll read from latest book, In Which We See Our Selves: American Ghazals (Mayapple Press 2017), and from a new series of ghazals begun since its publication.

Admission to the Wellspring Literary Series is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by Max & Emily’s. For more information, contact professor Robert Fanning (ENG) at 989-774-2665 or robert.fanning@cmich.edu.


CHSBS Discovery Day for Prospective Students

Thursday, April 12
10:00 a.m.

Each program provides a presentation, a guided campus tour, a complimentary lunch in one of our on-campus residential restaurants, and opportunities to speak with CHSBS faculty, academic advisors, and current students. >>Visit the Discovery Days website to register

CHSBS Discovery Day for Current Students

Thursday, April 12
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom
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Current Central Michigan University students are invited to come meet faculty from our college and learn more about the majors, minors and certificate programs offered through CHSBS! Registration is NOT required. This event is open to all students. For more information, contact Sarah Barnard at 989-774-3341 or barna1sk@cmich.edu.

CHSBS Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony

Thursday, April 12
7:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom (2nd floor)

All CHSBS faculty and staff are invited to attend our Spring 2018 CHSBS 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 April 6th to CHSBS@cmich.edu. For more information, contact Cherie Strachan at 989-774-3341 or strac1jc@cmich.edu.

Samantha Brennan
Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey

Thursday, April 19
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium

Samantha Brennan, author of Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey, is a professor in the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western University, Canada. Sponsored by the Philosophy program. For more information, contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu.