Meijer Visiting Writers Series presents Christine Sneed

Thursday, April 16 **This event has been canceled.**

Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said, and Little Known Facts, and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men. Her work has been included in publications such as The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and O Magazine. She lives in southern California and teaches for the graduate creative writing programs at Northwestern University and Regis University.

Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Meijer Visiting Writers Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Megan Stevens at 989-774-3171 or

Wellspring Literary Series

Featuring Peter Markus with special guests Daryl and the Beans
Monday, April 20 **This event has been canceled.**
7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
(319 S. University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858)

Peter Markus is the author of the novel Bob, or Man on Boat, as well as several other books of short fiction, among them The Fish and the Not Fish, We Make Mud, and Good, Brother. His most recent book, Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools, takes as its subject the work that he does as the Senior Writer of the InsideOut Literary Arts Project, about which the review in Booklist makes the claim that “Markus empowers his students to turn their simple No. 2 pencils into instruments more magical than any wand at Hogwarts.” He has also taught Creative Writing at Interlochen Arts Academy, at Eastern Michigan University, and is currently a professor at Oakland University.

Daryl and the Beans is an American Band that's coming to your town, and only your town, featuring four members who are all professors of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University: Jeffrey Bean aka: “Daryl” (Vocals, Guitar, Bass), Darrin Doyle, aka: “Bean” (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Drums, Djembe), Robert Fanning, aka: “Bean” (Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Maracas, Leg) and Matthew Roberson, aka: “Daryl” (Spiritual Advisor). Based in Mount Pleasant, MI., they play a wide variety of tweaked-up covers of everything from bluegrass standards to metal, to rap to funk to indie rock, including songs by Prince, Van Halen, Bee Gees, Selena Gomez, Man Man, Low, Billie Eilish, Flaming Lips, Versus, Run DMC, Dan Reeder, Vic Chesnutt, Beck, Gillian Welch, and many more…) along with some original musical works of art.  

Admission is free and open to the public. This event is hosted by the Wellspring Literary Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. Special thanks to Art Reach of Mid Michigan and the Russ Herron Poetry Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation for their sponsorship and support of this program. Complimentary dinner provided by Max & Emily's. For more information, contact Robert Fanning at 989-774-3171 or

Psychology Graduate School Exploration Day

Friday, April 24 **This event has been canceled.**

Learn more about various fields and careers within Psychology. Our expert faculty and graduate students will answer ALL of your questions about undergraduate/graduate education related to Psychology and provide information on how to apply to graduate school AND get accepted. Refreshments provided! For more information or to RSVP, email

Psychology Capstone Research Seminar

Wednesday, April 29 **This event has been canceled.**

More than 100 students enrolled in PSY 385 Research Methods will present their research during a poster session in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about research projects within the Department of Psychology and to network with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Refreshments will be provided! For more information, contact Colleen Craft at 989-774-3001 or

The Good Grief Network: Ten Steps to Personal Resilience and Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate

Thursday, April 30 **This event has been canceled.**
8:00 p.m.
Sarah & Daniel Opperman Auditorium, Park Library

CMU alums Aimee Lewis Reau (English major, '11) and Laura Schmidt (Biology and Environmental Studies double major, '09) run an organization called The Good Grief Network, which builds personal resilience while strengthening community ties to help combat despair, inaction, eco-anxiety, and other heavy emotions in the face of daunting systemic predicaments. The state of the world seems unmanageable, chaotic even. For those of us paying attention, awareness of our systemic issues is confusing and painful." Their talk will offer a ten-step plan to empower those who "feel pulled to act, but don't know what to do." They will also discuss strategies for confronting the systemic issue of "fake news." 

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English, Language and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Critical Engagements initiative, which brings together students and faculty from across campus to consider pressing issues and challenging topics such as this year's theme, Fake News. For more information, contact Christi Brookes at 989-774-3341 or

Museum Exhibits

UPDATE: The CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History is closed to the public until further notice.

"Kozmic Clash: Peace, Love and Outer Space"

"Kozmic Clash: Peace, Love and Outer Space" explores the groundbreaking innovation and exploration, including Woodstock and the Apollo 11 moon landing. A VW bus and displays about local veterans and happenings of the time are also on exhibit.

"Feel the Music" in our Hands-On Gallery

"Feel the Music" offers fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Explore different types of instruments, aspects of music, dress up, and use technology to create your own music. Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History 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

Schoolhouse Saturdays

The 1901 Bohannon Schoolhouse is open to the public on the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May through October. Tour the schoolhouse and participate in fun, educational activities from another era. For more information, contact the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at 989-774-3829 or Admission is free and open to the public. The schoolhouse is located on the southwest corner of West Campus Drive and Preston Street on the campus of Central Michigan University. Open map