CHSBS Events

Author Steve Tomasula
Thursday, February 26
8:​00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room
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Author Steve Tomasula will read from his new collection of fiction, Once Human: Stories. Tomasula is the author of the novels The Book of Portraiture (FC2); VAS: An Opera in Flatland (University of Chicago Press), an acclaimed novel of the biotech revolution; TOC: A New-Media Novel (FC2/University of Alabama Press); and IN&OZ (University of Chicago Press). 

Incorporating narrative forms of all kinds—from comic books, travelogues, journalism or code to Hong Kong action movies or science reports—Tomasula’s writing has been called a ‘reinvention of the novel,’ combining an ‘attention to society in the tradition of Orwell, attention to language in the tradition of Beckett, and the humor of a Coover or Pynchon.’ His writing often crosses visual, as well as written genres, drawing on science and the arts to take up themes of how we represent what we think we know, and how these representations shape our lives.​

Hosted by the Department of English, Language and Literature. For more information, contact Matt Roberson (ENG) at 989-774-2585 or rober1m@cmich.edu​



 
​​Wellspring Literary Series: Poet Diane Seuss
Monday, March 2
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan (111 East Broadway)
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The Wellspring Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Diane Seuss, author of It Blows You Hollow and Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, which received the 2009 ​Juniper Prize for Poetry. Her poems and brief lyrical essays have appeared in a range of literary magazines, most recently in Missouri Review, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, and Mid-American Review, where she won the 2012 Fineline Competition. She received the Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Prize in 2011 and the Summer Literary Seminars Poetry Prize. She received a Pushcart Prize in 2013 and was the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Writer at Colorado College in fall 2012. She is Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College.

The reading will also feature a reading by a CMU student poet, and music will be provided by CMU students. Refreshments will be provided by Max & Emily's Eatery. The entire event is free and open to the public.​ For more information, contact Robert Fanning at 989-774-2665 or robert.fanning@cmich.edu



 

ComiConference 3
Tuesday, March 3
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Park Library​
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The English Department co-sponsors the third CMU ComiConference on Tuesday, March 3rd in the Park Library. Topics include comics in the classroom, women in comics, and the rise of indigenous comics. ​Presenters include Carol Tilley, Laura Jimenez, Gene Luen Yang, Lee Francis, Amanda Garrison, and Michelle Ann Abate. The conference also features two showings of the Disney movie Big Hero 6. Join the Facebook event for the full schedule.

For more information, contact English faculty member Joe Sommers at 989-774-3171 or somme1jm@cmich.edu​.​



 
Children's Program: Play with Your Food
Thursday, March 12, 2015
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall​ (view map​)

Using kitchen ingredients, learn about properties of matter. This program is designed for K-6 students and will take place at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Price is $2 with scholarships available. Free parking in Lot 14. Limited space is available. Prepaid reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, contact the museum at cmuseum@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3829.​

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Psychology Advising Night
Wednesday, March 18
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Bovee UC: ​Maroon, Gold and Chippewa Rooms​

​Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Psychology will be available to assist with course​ selection, to ​sign majors or minors, and to share information about graduate programs, research and volunteer experiences, and career opportunities. All majors welcome. For more information, contact Robin Decker at 989-774-3001 or decke1rk@cmich.edu​.



Collecting Welcome Packages for Refugees
​Now through March 25
Drop off location, Anspach 247
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Help the Department of Political Science and Public Administration make welcome packages for refugees by donating toiletries, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies. Click here to view a list of supplie​s​. For more information, contact Dr. Prakash Adhikari (PSC & PA) at 989-774-1926 or adhik1p@cmich.edu.




Spring Break for K-6 at the CMU Museum

Children's Program: Things That Fly
Monday, March 30, 2015
 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall​ (view map​)

What keeps an object in the air? Why do some things fly and others not? Learn about the forces involved in flight and then use this knowledge to make and​ test things that fly. This program is designed for K-6 students and will take p​lace at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Price is $2 with scholarships available. Free parking in Lot 14. Limited space is available. Prepaid reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, contact the museum at cmuseum@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3829.


Children's Program: Dinosaurs! 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall​ (view map​)​

Play a game to learn how dinosaur species fought to survive and experience a dinosaur dig site. This program is designed for K-6 students and will take place at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Price is $2 with scholarships available. Free parking in Lot 14. Limited space is available. Prepaid reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, contact the museum at cmuseum@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3829. 


Children's Program: April Fools 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall​ (view map​)​​

Join us for an hour of pranks and tricks. This program is designed for K-6 students and will take place at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Price is $2 with scholarships available. Free parking in Lot 14. Limited space is available. Prepaid reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, contact the museum at cmuseum@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3829. 


Children's Program: Let's Rock
Thursday, April 2, 2015
 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall​ (view map​)​​​

Participate in hands-on activities that will teach you about different types of rocks, the rock cycle, and how to identify rocks in your own backyard. This program is designed for K-6 students and will take place at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Price is $2 with scholarships available. Free parking in Lot 14. Limited space is available. Prepaid reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, contact the museum at cmuseu​m@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3829. 


Children's Program: Great Lakes Adventure
Friday, April 3, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall​ (view map​)​​​

Come and see the new exhibit and children’s gallery. This program is designed for K-6 students and will take place at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Price is $2 with scholarships available. Free parking in Lot 14. Limited space is available. Prepaid reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, contact the museum at cmuseum@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3829. ​



Panel discussion on Drugs
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out: The CMU Student Forum will host a discussion about drugs​. The event is free and open to the public. ​For more information, visit www.chsbs.cmich.edu/su​so​.​​


​Refugees in the USA
Thursday, March 26
Park Library Auditorium

Additional details will be posted later this semester.


 
​Locating History: The Local, the National, the Transnational
​March 27-28, 2015
Central Michigan University
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The Department of History will host its annual International Graduate Student Historical Studies conference ​March 27-28, 2015. This year’s theme is “Locating History: The Local, the National, the Transnational.” We invite graduate students from across the social sciences and the humanities to submit proposals for papers or panels that adopt an interdisciplinary or transnational approach but we are also seeking papers or panels that approach historical topics in more traditional ways. All submissions must be based on original research. In keeping with the theme of the conference, individual papers will be organized into panels that cross spatial, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Bender, University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History, New York University

Send abstract (250-350 words) and a short curriculum vita as an attachment to histconf@cmich.edu​. Preference will be given to papers and panels received during the early submission period which ends November 7, 2014. The deadline for regular submission is January 23, 2015.



 
Women's History Month Event
Tuesday, March 31

Additional details to be announced.



 
​Time-outs that Work: Safe, Effective Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior
​Thursday, April 9
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Ave, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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The Central Michigan University Psychological Training and Consultation Center is hosting monthly workshops on current issues in psychological health and well-being. This session covers the topic of safe and effective ways to improve your child's behavior. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin Decker at 989-774-6463 or decke1rk@cmich.edu


 
​Cultural and Global Studies Reception
Monday, April 20
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Maroon & Gold rooms

Additional information to be announced.​

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