Wellspring Literary Series

Featuring Poet Zilka Joseph
Monday, October 3
7:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan
111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant
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Join the Creative Writing program for an evening of poetry and music featuring poet Zilka Joseph, who will read from her new book Sharp Blue Search of Flame. The evening will also feature CMU graduate student Zachary Riddle, who this summer co-authored the chapbook This Labyrinth We Wander, and musical performances by two CMU graduate students of music: Gozde Cakir (flute) and Ryan Ramsey (saxophone).​

Zilka JosephZilka Joseph was nominated twice for a Pushcart and was awarded a Zell Fellowship and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the U​niversity of Michigan. Her poems have appeared or will be appearing in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Mantis, Review Americana, Gastronomica and in anthologies such as Cheers To Muses: Works by Asian American Women. Lands I Live In and What Dread, her chapbooks, were nominated for a PEN America award and a Pushcart respectively. Her new book Sharp Blue Search of Flame was published by Wayne State University Press. She teaches creative writing workshops, and is an independent editor and  manuscript coach. Read more at www.zilkajoseph.com​​​​.

Free admission. Food provided courtesy of Max & Emily's. For more information, contact Robert Fanning (English) at 989-774-2665 or fanni1rj@cmich.edu.


French-Canadian Heritage Day Celebrations

Film screening: Le poil de la bête
Tuesday, October 4

7:00 p.m.
Pearce 332

Join the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Le Cercle français for a free screening of the French-Canadian werewolf movie Le poil de la bête​ as part of French-Canadian Heritage Day Celebrations! An evening of food, folk tales & music takes place 5 p.m. Thursday, October 6 in Pearce 332. For more information, contact Amy Ransom at 989-774-3732​ or ranso1aj@cmich.edu​.



Psychology Advising Night

Wednesday, October 5
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Maroon, Gold & Chippewa Rooms
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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 Colleen Craft at 989-774-3001 or craft1c@cmich.edu​


French-Canadian Heritage Day Celebrations

Food, Folk Takes & Music
Thursday, October 6

5​:00 p.m.
Pearce 332

Join the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Le Cercle français for an evening of food, folk tales & music. For more information, contact Amy Ransom at 989-774-3732​ or ranso1aj@cmich.edu​.



Poetry Reading featuring Sandra Beasley

Thursday, October 6
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room
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Sandra BeasleyThe 2016-2017 Meijer Visiting Writers Series begins with a reading by award-winning fiction writer Sandra Beasley. Q and A, reception, and book signing to follow the reading.

Sandra Beasley is author of three poetry collections: Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and two DCCAH Artist Fellowships. She is also the author of the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa.​

Sponsored by the Meijer Visitin​g Writers Series and the Department of English. For more information, contact Jeffrey Bean (ENG) at 989-774-2661 or bean1j@cmich.edu


​Career Opportunities with the MI-DNR, DEQ & Local Health Departments

Friday, October 7
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Anspach 155
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Learn about career opportunities with the MI-DNR, DEQ and Local Health Departments during a presentation and discussion with Tom Rohrer, director of CMU's Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems, Patrick Donovan, Sandee Donovan and Jeff Spencer. Together, the speakers have almost 80 years of work experience at these agencies. Light refreshments will be served compliments of CMU Career Services.



CHSBS Homecoming Reception

Saturday, October 8
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Alumni Village next to Rose Ponds

Join the free campus wide celebration near Rose Ponds for food, fun, and friends. Enjoy game day Chippewa spirit! Visit with a favorite professor, grab some food, and soak up the atmosphere that is CMU Homecoming.​ For more information, visit the CMU Homecoming​ website.


M.A.J.O.R. Night

Wednesday, October 12
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Rotunda & Terrace Rooms
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Major & minor advisors available from every academic department. Presented by Academic Advising & Assistance. For more information, call 989-774-7506.


How to Partner with Your Professor for Academic Success:  A Student Discussion with Teaching and Learning Expert, Maryellen Weimer

Thursday, October 13
12:30-1:45 p.m.   
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
(Student Focused Event)​

The Teaching and Learning Collective welcomes Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of The Teaching Professor blog. Among her many publications is Learner-Centered Teaching (2013), which presents evidence based strategies that shift the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student, using tasks that enhance learning and develop students’ independence as learners. For more information, contact Merlyn Mowrey (PHL & REL) at 989-774-2192 or mowre1me@cmich.edu​.


Maryellen Weimer presents Five Ways to Make Your Learning Efforts Pay Off! 

Thursday, October 13
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
Plachta Auditorium
(Open to campus and community)

The Teaching and Learning Collective welcomes Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of The Teaching Professor blog. Among her many publications is Learner-Centered Teaching (2013), which presents evidence based strategies that shift the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student, using tasks that enhance learning and develop students’ independence as learners. For more information, contact Merlyn Mowrey (PHL & REL) at 989-774-2192 or mowre1me@cmich.edu​.


Global Ethics Day

Race, Human Rights & The U.N.: An Untold Story from 1947
Friday, October 14

2​:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
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The Center for International Ethics hosts the 3rd annual Global Ethics Day which will focus on the document "An Appeal to the World" which was submitted to the United Nations in 1947 on behalf of the NAACP. The appeal documents the history of human rights violations committed by the U.S. against Afri​can Americans. 

Global Ethics Day is convened by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.  A list of participants in Global Ethics Day is available to view at the Carnegie website​.​ For more information, contact Hope May, director of The Center for International Ethics, at 989-774-1734 or may1he@cmich.edu.​


Faculty Workshops with Maryellen Weimer

Friday, October 14
10:30 a.m.​ to 2:30 p.m.
Bovee U.C.
Lake St. Clair and Huron Rooms (3rd floor)

The Teaching and Learning Collective welcomes Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of The Teaching Professor blog. Among her many publications is Learner-Centered Teaching (2013), which presents evidence based strategies that shift the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student, using tasks that enhance learning and develop students’ independence as learners. NOTE: The faculty workshops and luncheon are free, but registration is required. For more information, contact Merlyn Mowrey (PHL & REL) at 989-774-2192 or mowre1me@cmich.edu​.

10:30-12:00
“We Had to Teach Ourselves!” Dealing with Resistance When Teachers Hold Students Responsible for Their Learning”

12:00-1:00
Lunch (provided for all registrants)

1:00-2:30
Designing Course Requirements for Better Learning – and Better Grades


Donate items for refugee welcome packages

Now - October 14
Anspach 247


The Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Amnesty International @ CMU are working together to​ collect toiletries, kitchen and cleaning supplies to provide welcome packages for refugees. Items will be collected in Anspach 247 until October 14. For more information, contact Dr. Prakash Adhikari (Political Science & Public Administration) at adhik1p@cmich.edu​.



Overcoming Urban Challenges in the Era of Globalization

October 17-19
Central Michigan University Detroit Center
One Kennedy Center, Detroit, MI
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The workshop seeks to learn from Detroit's and Flint's exceptional histories and showcase their present-day opportunities and challenges so that nonprofit organizations and their partners in the public and private sectors can learn from their rise, fall and potential resurgence.​


Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

Domestic Policy of the Candidates
Wednesday, October 19
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium​
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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 information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu



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 Lawrence.Sych@cmich.edu​ or visit the ​MIPSA ​websi​te​.

Hart-Milliken Speaker Series

Thursday, October 20
7:30 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
More details to follow​

​Poet Noy Holland

Thursday, October 20
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

Noy HollandNoy Holland's collections of short fiction and novellas include Swim for the Little One First (FC2), What Begins with Bird (FC2), and The Spectacle of the Body ​(Knopf.) She has published work in Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Western Humanities Review, The Believer, NOON, New York Tyrant, and Post Road, among others.  She was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.  She serves on the board of directors at Fiction Collective Two.​

Sponsored by the Meijer Visiting Writers Series and the Department of English. For more information, contact Jeffrey Bean (ENG) at 989-774-2661 or bean1j@cmich.edu


Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

Foreign Policy of the Candidates
Thursday, November 3
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium​
View Fall 2016 poster

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 information, visit the Speak Up, Speak Out website or contact Andrew Blom (PHL & REL) at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu


Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum

Election Night Party
Tuesday, November 8
6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms
View Fall 2016 poster

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 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 Zachary Tomaszewski
Monday, November 14
7:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan
111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant

Join the Creative Writing program for an evening of poetry and music featuring poet Zachary Tomaszewski.

Zachary TomaszewskiAfter a series of ramblings and residencies in Ireland and Vermont and hitch-hiking out west, culminating in a job at Glacier National Park, Montana, Z.G. Tomaszewski, born in 1989, lives in Grand Rapids where he aspires to fish the river every morning and play bossa nova in a lounge by night. For now, Tomaszewski works maintenance at an old Masonic Temple and is a founding member and events coordinator of Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters and co-director of Lamp Light Music Festival. His debut book All Thin​​gs Dusk​ was the winner of the International Poetry Prize of 2014, chosen by Li-Young Lee, and published by Hong Kong University Press. His chapbook, Mineral Whisper, composed while living in Ireland, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (December 2016) ​​​

Free admission. Food provided courtesy of Max & Emily's. For more information, contact Robert Fanning (English) at 989-774-2665 or fanni1rj@cmich.edu.


You Too Can Make a Difference: Rescue and Rescuers during the Holocaust​

Presented by Debórah Dwork​
Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium (view map)

A public reception will take place in the Park Library Baber Room immediately following the talk. This presentation is ​​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. ​


Fiction Writer Chris Bachelder

Thursday, April 13
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

More details to follow.


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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