CHSBS Events
​Diplomacy and Revolution: 
Joel Barlow and the New Franco-American Alliance

Monday, April 21
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
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Dr. Wil Verhoeven will discuss "Diplomacy and Revolution: Joel Barlow and the New Franco-American Alliance" as the keynote speaker for Central Michigan University's William T. Bulger Lecture in Biography. Verhoeven is a professor of American Culture and Cultural Theory and chair of the American Studies department at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. He is an expert in American history and culture from 1600-1900, enlightenment studies, and historical biographies.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rae Barrett at 989-774-3341 or

The Competitive Edge: Best Practices for a Family & Gender Friendly Campus

Wednesday, April 23
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

The Women and Gender Studies program, in coordination with the CMU ACE Network for Women,​ invites all CMU faculty and administrators ​join us as we discuss ways to make our campus more family and gender friendly. Light refreshments will be served. We hope that you will join us as we learn about new t​rends in supportive campus policies, share our experiences with gender and family issues, and draft recommendations to improve our campus.

The workshop will be facilitated by political science professor J. Cherie Strachan, director of the Women and Gender Studies program and co-director of the Citizen Engagement Division. Admission is open to all CMU faculty, administrators and staff. ​Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program and the CMU ACE Network for Women. For more information, contact J. Cherie Strachan at 989-774-3601 or​

Film premiere of America from the Ground Up

Friday, April 25
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Guests will view "The Fur Tr​ade," an episode from the new series America from the Ground Upa six-episode television series created for national distribution on the Public Broadcasting network.

2nd Annual CMU Conference on English Studies

Saturday, April 26
9:00 a.m. to 5:3​0 p.m.
Anspach Hall
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The 2nd Annual CMU Conference on English Studies is intended to promote discussion on the themes of Revolution, Reconstruction, and Revival as it pertains to current trends and possible futures of English in the humanities. We will be addressing the revolutionary techniques used to develop, articulate, and mold the minds of young English studies students. We will also discuss areas that could or have been reconstructed in the current and future of the English studies curriculum. Finally, we will be meditating on the revival of historic pieces and their importance in the education scene​ of English studies. 

The conference will start with a roundtable discussion about the current environment and future of English in the humanities. Then, throughout the rest of the day, panels and presenters of undergraduate and graduate students will share their papers and lead discussions about these themes. Our keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. JoEllen DeLucia from CMU's own Department of English, as well as our stimulating roundtable panel speakers Dr. Nicole Sparling, Dr. Desmond Harding, Dr. Mark Freed, and Dr. Joseph Sommers. 

Hosted by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society. Registration is required. For more information and to view conference fees, contact Brittney Head at or visit the conference website

A Revolution of Thought: Hiroshima, Nagasaki & the Pursuit of Peace

On display now through April 30
Anspach Hall (first floor)

Central Michigan University's Center for Professional and Personal Ethics​ is hosting a 30-poster exhibition on Hiroshima and Nagasaki courtesy of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. This educational exhibit is free and open to the public during normal building hours (typically 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays).

For more information about this event or Hu​man Rights Month at CMU, visit our website or contact Hope May (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1734 or ​​

Journey Through the Jungle: A Fascinating Look at Life in the Rainforest 

103 Rowe Hall
Central Michigan University
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​"Journey Through the Jungle: A Fascinating Look at Life in the Rainforest" is on display​ at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. The exhibit includes photos and displays of plants​ and animals that live in the rainforest, live critters and a display on rainforest conservation. The exhibit features a large children's section that includes a replica bat cave and tribal hut, passports for kids to earn stickers at each station they visit, and several hands-on activities. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (989) 774-3829 or

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