CHSBS Events

Peaceable Power: Training for Nonviolent Action

​Peaceable Power: Training for Nonviolent Action
Friday, April 17
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Anspach 162
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Come experience the power of nonviolent direct action. In a fun and hands-on workshop, participants will learn the strategies and methods of personal preparation that have been successful in movements for social justice -- from Gandhi's India, to Selma, to the Arab Spring and #BlackLivesMatter. One focus issue at the workshop follows Michelle Alexander’s visit to campus this semester in asking: ho​w can nonviolence be used to end “The New Jim Crow”?   The workshop is free and open to the public. It is hosted by students from Philosophy 345, "The Civil Rights Movement." For more information, join the Facebook event or contact philosophy faculty member Andrew Blom at 989-774-3444 or​

​​CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Exhibition
Friday, April 17
3:30 p.m.
Anspach Hall Student Lounge

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting an exhibition to showcase our commitment to excellent teaching and learning in the college. We will enjoy poster presentations on teaching innovations and professional development projects from our Maroon and Gold Excellence in Teaching winners from 2014 and from the three teams who were awarded teaching development grants in 2014. Dean Pamela Gates will also announce the winners of this year’s awards.​

Hosted by the CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Committee. For more information, contact the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at 989-774-3341 or

Spring 2015 Griffin Policy Forum 
​Griffin Policy Forum: Highway Tax Ballot Proposal
Monday, April 20
7:00 p.m.
Centr​al Michigan University
Park Library Auditorium

Panelists for the spring 2015 Griffin Policy Forum will review the Michigan high​way tax ballot proposal. The forum will be moderated by Rick Pluta, managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief at Michigan Public Radio. The panelists are Senator Wayne Schmidt, who represents the 37th Senate District encompassing sections of both the Upper and lower Peninsulas; Chris Hackbarth, director of state affairs at the Michigan Municipal League; Paul Mitchell, retired chairman and CEO of Ross Medical Education Center and 2014 Congressional candidate; and Dr. Jason Taylor, economics professor at Central Michigan University.

The Griffin Policy Forums are hosted twice yearly by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Political Science at Central Michigan University.

​For more information, contact the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at 989-774-​3341 or​​

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.

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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