CHSBS Events
Special Exhibit Opening
Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Thursday, April 23
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)
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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 opening takes place Thursday, April 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus. The exhibit will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

​Manuscript Day for grade 3-12
Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Anspach Hall (view map​)
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Local students who are currently in grades 3 through 12 are welcome to join us for Manuscript Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.​ Instructors for the event are teachers who have participated in the Chippewa River Writing Project and preservice teachers from CMU who are excited about working with your child. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is required: Sign in at Anspach Hall (view map​). Free parking available in Lot 22, immediately west of Anspach Hall.

Contact Troy Hicks, Department of English Language and Literature, at 989-774-3236 or

​4th Annual Literary Hullabaloo
Wednesday, April 29
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Rotunda
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The Department of English hosts their fourth annual Literary Hullabaloo to honor graduating seniors, scholarship award winners, and everything English! The event will include poster displays, readings, light refreshments and presentations of department scholarships and awards. 

​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.

Human Rights Month - Fall 2015

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference
October 30 - 31, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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Abel Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide
Date TBA - November 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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Ethics Center Guest Speakers
Dates TBA - November 2015

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference​
October 30 - 31, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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The international conference will emphasize the role of literature (the Humanities), the Arts, Social Sciences and the Law in the discussion, representation, and promotion of human rights. We wish to bring writers, artists, theorists, scholars, and lawyers into a series of conversations that engage the issue of human rights, including the ethical, political, social, economic, and cultural implications of either violations or the constructions of human rights.   

In addition to our continued emphasis on the rights of indigenous peoples, the 2015 conference will focus on the following: health and human trafficking (modern-day slavery of women, men, and children, child soldiering, debt bondage, and forced marriages), paying attention to how human trafficking intersects with a wide range of other human rights topics. We hope to examine the nature, causes, and implications of human trafficking within local, national, and global contexts. What factors contribute to or enable human trafficking? What factors and policies—local, national, and global encourage or undermine combating the problem? What are the implications of human trafficking for health as a right?  What are the connections between health and human rights as well as the preservation of human dignity? 

Keynote Speaker:
Barbara L. McQuade is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. She previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years and Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit from 2005 to 2009.​

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.

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