CHSBS Events


The TLC Responds to Richard Arum

The TLC Responds to Richard Arum

Friday, February 19
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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In October of 2015 the Teaching and Learning Collective welcomed Richard Arum, co-author of Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates, to campus. This February, we invite you to join us as we respond to Richard Arum by gathering for a day of conference sessions focused on discussion, exploration, and practical application.

The conference is free and open to all CMU faculty, staff and graduate students. Registration is required. >>Click here to learn more ​and to register online

Speak Up, Speak Out forum on the presidential primaries 

Picking Your Candidates: Political Primaries 2016
Monday, February 29
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
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The Speak Up Speak Out series will present a public discussion forum “Picking Your Candidate: Presidential Primaries 2016.” Detroit News political reporter and CMU alum Chad Livengood will join the panel along with faculty and students to guide the conversation — please come take part!

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 informati​on, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact David Jesuit (PSC & PA) at 989-774-​2795 or ​​

Rejected Princesses: Women too awesome, awful or offbeat for kids' movies

​​Jason Porath

Monday, February 29
7:00 p.m.
Anspach 162
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Jason Porath is a former effects animator for DreamWorks who began creating illustrations for women who did not fit the typical cartoon princess mold. The first images he posted online were a hit. The quick and positive reception of his work resulted in the development of his blog “Rejected Princesses” and current book project, both of which he describes as “part art project, part standup routine, part book report...for women of history who refused to behave.” Please join us for a public talk about his creative process and inspiration, and to help kickoff Women’s History Month.

Sponsored by the Department of History, Department of Art and Design, the Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. For more information, contact Brittany Fremion (HST) at 989-774-1094 or


​Psychology Advising Night

Wednesday, March 16
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center - Gold & Chippewa Rooms

Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Psychology will be available to assist students with:

  • Signing a major or minor in psychology
  • Selecting courses
  • Reviewing career options for psychology majors
  • Obtaining information about graduate programs and related disciplines
  • Learning about research, volunteer and study abroad opportunities

All students are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer Conroy at 989-774-3001 or​

​DEADLINE: Temenos Call for Submissions

Monday, March 21

Temenos Journal is seeking the best poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and artwork for its Spring 2016 edition, Returning Home. The submission deadline is midnight, March 21st, 2016.

Last Fall, we invited you to embrace the distortions and madness of the funhouse. Now Temenos asks you to pull back the illusory curtains and return home, to the center of self and reality. We are interested to see what "home" means to you: a state of consciousness, a memory-stained place, a relationship that forms identity. After we've crossed the border that separates our past selves from our new selves—after we’ve lived within all of the illusions we construct—what revelations, dark or hopeful, await us when we return home? Is home the beginning or the end? Leave behind the mirages and show us your obstacles, your comforts, and the touchstones of your reality. 

The best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art and photography will be accepted for our Spring 2016 edition, Returning Home. It will be published on our website and will be printed as a part of a limited double edition in Spring 2016. Submission deadline is Monday March 21st at midnight.

Please send submissions and a $3.00 fee to our submissions management system ( We do not accept emailed submissions or previously published work. Before you submit, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with past editions at

For more information, contact Abigail Hollingsworth or Zachary Riddle at 810-856-7041 or​


Fiction Writer Andy Mozina

Thursday, March 24
8:00 to 9:3​0 p.m.
Park Library - Baber Room

Author Andy Mozina will read from his new novel, Contrary Motion.  The reading will be followed by a Q & A and a book signing.  Mozina is a professor of English at Kalamazoo College and the author of the short story collections The Women Were Leaving the Men, which won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and Quality Snacks, which was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Prize.  His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Tin House and McSweeney's.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Darrin Doyle (ENG) at 989-774-1349 or

​​​Active Citizenship at CMU: Past and Present
Tuesday, March 29
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out​ 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.  

For more informati​on, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or ​​​


​Women's Leadership in the Korea Peace Process

Thursday, April  7
7:00 ​p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
Presented by Christine Ahn

Christine AhnActivist Christine Ahn organized a 2015 peace walk through the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, marking the 70th year since Korea was divided.

Ahn is a polic​y analyst with expertise in Korea, globalization, militarism, women’s rights and philanthropy. She is co-founder of the Korea Policy Institute (KPI), National Campaign to End the Korean War, and Korean Americans for Fair Trade. She has participated in and led several peace and solidarity trips to South and North Korea and has addressed the United Nations, U.S. Congress and the National Human Rights Commission in South Korea. Ms. Ahn is currently Senior Fellow with the Oakland Institute and has worked with the Global Fund for Women, Women of Color Resource Center and Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First. 

Sponsored by the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide. For more information, contact the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at 989-774-3341 or​


Cherokee Storyteller Gayle Ross

​Inside the Beaded Beltway: Native Delegations in the Nation's Capital​
April​ 2016
​Time and location TBA​

Gayle Ross at Central Michigan University.Gayle Ross is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee duri​ng the infamous "Trail of Tears." Her grandmother told ​Cherokee stories and sang songs handed down from one generation to the next, and it is from this rich Native American her​itage that Ross' storytelling springs.​

Ross tells in her story in historical and personal ways about the history of Indian delegations who traveled to Washington D.C. to argue for fair treatment of tribal peoples and to negotiate just treaties. The stories in Ross’ narrative are often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always inspirational as they shed light on race relations during the founding of America–and today.​

Sponsored by the Olga J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies​ within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways.

For more information, contact Rae Buccholz at 989-774-3341 or

English Department Hullabaloo
Thursday, April 21
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center - Rotunda

Additional details will be posted later.​

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.

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​ or visit the MIPSA website​.

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