CHSBS Events


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. ​



 
Dr. Allida BlackWomen & Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Research Talk with Dr. Allida Black
Tuesday, March 31
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Anspach 254
View Human Rights Month flier

Allida Black is a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Research and Education Institute and a Research Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University. She also is editor emeritus/advisory Board Chair of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a project she designed to preserve, teach and apply Eleanor Roosevelt's writings and discussions of human rights and democratic politics.

She previously served as program manager of the National Democratic Institute’s Women’s Political Participation division. She has written and edited ten books as well as a variety of articles on women, politics, and human rights policy. She is currently writing a political biography of Eleanor Roosevelt and a biographical history of American First Ladies. In 2012, Penguin Classics reissued Eleanor Roosevelt’s Tomorrow Is Now, for which she wrote an extensive introduction and President Bill Clinton wrote the foreword.

She is recognized at home and around the world for her efforts to help teachers and civil leaders incorporate hu​man rights practices in their classrooms and civic life. In 2009, she developed a mentoring program for women leaders rebuilding war-torn communities co-sponsored by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. 

Co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics for Human Rights Month at CMU. For more information, contact philosophy professor Hope May, director of the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, at 989-774-1734 or may1he@cmich.edu​.



Dr. Allida Black
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle to Define Human Rights
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium​

Allida Black is a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Research and Education Institute and a Research Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University. She also is editor emeritus/advisory Board Chair of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a project she designed to preserve, teach and apply Eleanor Roosevelt's writings and discussions of human rights and democratic politics.

She previously served as program manager of the National Democratic Institute’s Women’s Political Participation division. She has written and edited ten books as well as a variety of articles on women, politics, and human rights policy. She is currently writing a political biography of Eleanor Roosevelt and a biographical history of American First Ladies. In 2012, Penguin Classics reissued Eleanor Roosevelt’s Tomorrow Is Now, for which she wrote an extensive introduction and President Bill Clinton wrote the foreword.

She is recognized at home and around the world for her efforts to help teachers and civil leaders incorporate hu​man rights practices in their classrooms and civic life. In 2009, she developed a mentoring program for women leaders rebuilding war-torn communities co-sponsored by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. 

She is a trustee of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library; a director the Educators Institute for Human Rights, the Summer Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the Center for New Deal Studies, the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, and a the Liberian Education Trust; and member of the Voter Empowerment Action Project executive committee.

Reception to follow the talk. Co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program, the Department of History, the Clarke Historical Library, and the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics for Human Rights Month at CMU. For more information, contact philosophy professor Hope May, director of the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, at 989-774-1734 or may1he@cmich.edu​.



 
Dr. Allida Black
Can a Declaration Combat Genocide?
Wednesday, April 1
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
View Abel Lecture Series flier


Allida Black is a research professor of history and international affairs at The George Washington University and founding editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a project designed to preserve, teach and apply Eleanor Roosevelt’s writings and discussions of human rights and democratic politics. She is the managing director of the Allenswood Group, a collaborative founded to empower individuals and strengthen democracy through education. She also is a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Research and Education Institute. She is recognized at home and around the world for her efforts to help teachers and civil leaders incorporate human rights practices in their classrooms and civic life.

She is a trustee of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library; a director the Educators Institute for Human Rights, the Summer Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the Center for New Deal Studies, the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, and a the Liberian Education Trust; and member of the Voter Empowerment Action Project executive committee.​

Reception to follow in the Clarke Historical Library. The talk and reception are free and open to the public. ​

Co-sponsored by the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide; the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences; and the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics. ​For more information, contact the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at 989-774-3341 or CHSBS@cmich.edu



 
Dr. Allida BlackDemystifying Human Rights: Master Class on Human Rights
Thursday, April 2
7:00 p.m.
French Auditorium (Education & Human Services Building)
View Human Rights Month​ flier

Dr. Allida Black and Deborah Drennan will host a master class on human rights Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in French Auditorium.

​Deborah Drennan is Ex-Officio Executive Director of Freedom House, a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada.

Allida Black is the managing director of the Allenswood Group, a collaborative founded to empower individuals and strengthen democracy through education; a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Research and Education Institute; and a Research Professor of History at The George Washington University. She also is editor emeritus/advisory Board Chair of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a project she designed to preserve, teach and apply Eleanor Roosevelt's writings and discussions of human rights and democratic politics.

The master class is part of the Human Rights Month activities hosted by the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics. For more information, contact philosophy professor Hope May, director of the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, at 989-774-1734 or may1he@cmich.edu​.



 
Dr. Elizabeth BoydPatching the Leaky Pipeline: Support for Women Leaders
Monday, April 6
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
View flier

Presented by Elizabeth Boyd, '03, an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University and research director for the Women's Leadership Center. Boyd's research focuses on gender issues in organizations and the challenges people face when attempting to balance mu​ltiple life roles and goals. Her recent work has explored the effectiveness of employee resource groups for women and how work-family conflict may impact the leaky-pipeline phenomenon. ​

Boyd received a B.S. in psychology from Central Michigan University in 2003. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Michigan State University. For more information, contact Robin Decker at 989-774-6463 or decke1rk@cmich.edu



 
​LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) Presents: The Great Plains Nomads
Wednesday, April 8
6:00 p.m.
Pearce 128
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This presentation is part of Human Rights Month activities hosted by the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics. For more information, contact philosophy professor Hope May, director of the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, at 989-774-1734 or may1he@cmich.edu​.



 
​​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
View 2014-15 schedule (pdf)​

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



 
Life in the Camps: Human Rights in Korea
Thursday, April 9
7:00 p.m.
Anspach 159
View flier

This presentation is part of Human Rights Month activities hosted by the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics. For more information, contact philosophy professor Hope May, director of the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, at 989-774-1734 or may1he@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.​



​Foreign Language Day
Friday, May 1
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Campus of Central Michigan University
(Check in at the Bovee University Center)

Central Michigan University hosts the 43rd annual Foreign Language Day organized by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The event brings more than 1,100 students from high schools throughout Michigan to campus​ for competitions in French, German and Spanish. Students will display their foreign language skills in song, dance, poetry, skits, interpretive reading, cultural displays and poster competitions to be judged by CMU faculty and students. Students also have an opportunity to view campus and eat in a residential restaurant.

For more information or to register, click here.



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