Nolde Lecture Series featuring LTC (Ret) Steve Kenyon

Wednesday, November 14
5:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

LTC (Ret) Steve Kenyon, U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for Michigan, will discuss "Our Great American Army -- complemented in three components: Active, Guard and Reserve." This talk is sponsored by the Department of Military Science and Leadership and the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute as the keynote speaker for the COL William B. Nolde Lecture Series. The lecture series seeks to promote an understanding of the role of the United States Armed Forces in the life and history of the United States and to recognize the tie between military science and the broader disciplines within the university. Colonel William B. Nolde was the last official casualty of the Vietnam War. He twice served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Central Michigan University. For more information, contact LouAnn Fitzpatrick at 989-774-3049 or

Faculty Reading: Jeffrey Bean & Darrin Doyle

Thursday, November 29
8:00 p.m.
Park Library, Baber Room

Jeffrey Bean is the author of the poetry collection Diminished Fifth (WordTech) and the chapbooks Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window (Southeast Missouri State University Press) and The Voyeur's Litany (Anabiosis Press). His second full-length poetry collection, Woman Putting on Pearls, won the 2016 Red Mountain Prize for Poetry and was published in 2017 by Red Mountain Press. His poems have been featured on The Writer's Almanac, in the 2014 and 2016 New Poetry from the Midwest anthologies, and in Garrison Keillor's anthology, Good Poems, American Places.Recent poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, and River Styx, among other journals. He can be found online at

Darrin Doyle holds an MFA from Western Michigan University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of the story collections Scoundrels Among Us and The Dark Will End the Dark (Tortoise Books) and the novels Revenge of the Teacher's Pet: A Love Story (LSU Press) and The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo (St. Martin's Press). He has received fellowships and scholarships from the Sewanee Writers Conference and the NY Summer Writers Institute. His short fiction has appeared in Hobart, Passages North, Summerset Review, Word Riot, Puerto del Sol, Alaska Quarterly Review, and many other journals. More on Darrin here:

Parliamentary Inquiries: Control of the Executive in the USA and the Netherlands

Friday, November 30
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Presented by Dr. Dirk Jan Wolffram, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Critical Engagements Initiative.

Philosophy Colloquium: Will and Habit in the British Enlightenment

Presented by Dr. John Wright
Friday, November 30
4:00-5:30 PM
Anspach 167

Dr. John Wright, CMU professor emeritus, shares his recent research on will and habit in the philosophical debates of the British enlightenment. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Philosophy program. For more information, contact Andrew Blom at 989-774-1881 or

Psychology Capstone Research Seminar

Wednesday, December 5
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Rotunda

Undergraduate students from PSY 385 will present their capstone research projects during a public poster session. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Colleen Craft at 989-774-3001 or

Great Lakes Adventure

Museum of Cultural and Natural History
On display in the hands-on gallery
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History exhibit "Great Lakes Adventure" in the hands-on gallery offers fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Museum is closed on Sundays, university holidays, and breaks. For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or