German Study Abroad Information Meeting

Wednesday, January 23
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Pearce 329
Open event flier

Explore your study abroad options for summer and fall 2019 with a faculty-led, language program, or semester program in Germany! For more information, contact Daniela Richter (WLC) at 989-774-2932 or rich2dm@cmich.edu.

Cultural and Global Studies Certificate Fair

Wednesday, January 23
8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
Open event flier

Learn more about certificates in our Cultural and Global Studies Program! The CGL certificates range from 16-18 credit hours and complement majors across the university. Hosted by the Cultural and Global Studies student ambassadors. For more information, contact Dr. Nicole Sparling-Barco at 989-774-7554 or sparl1nl@cmich.edu.

The ETLC Responds to Problems with Student Evaluations of Teaching

Friday, January 25
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms

The CLASS Excellence in Teaching and Learning Committee Winter Conference will continue our discussion from our Fall 2018 workshops on addressing Student Opinion Surveys (SOS) at CMU. Topics will include discussions of the problems identified in the research on SETs and possible solutions to some of these problems - both in classroom teaching and in interpreting and responding to SOS data as it is used in personnel decisions. Our conference panels include students discussing the SOS and their perceptions of its usefulness, and faculty and administrators reflecting on options we might consider going forward. For more information or to register online, please visit the ETLC conference website.

Nonprofit & Government Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 6
9:00 a.m.to noon
Bovee U.C. Rotunda
Open event flier

CMU's 2nd annual internship fair features opportunities in nonprofit and public organizations. All majors are welcome to attend. Please register on Handshake prior to February 6th. Hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA) and the CMU Career Development Center and sponsored in part by the Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 989-774-3068 or careers@cmich.edu.

Fire Up Fridays

Friday, February 8
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Visit Fire Up Fridays website

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student admitted for the upcoming fall semester, you will learn how to make a smooth transition, and even get a head start on checking some of those next steps off your list. And, if you are still unsure where you will go to school, Fire Up Fridays will provide the information you need as you determine if CMU is the right fit. Advanced registration is required and attendance is limited. Each student is encouraged to bring up to two family members as guests.


The Washington Center Information Session

Thursday, February 14
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Anspach 153

Meet with a representative from The Washington Center to learn more about internships and academic seminars available in Washington D.C. For more information, contact Sharon Kukla-Acevedo at 989-774-3442 or kukla1sa@cmich.edu.


Griffin Policy Forum

Monday, February 18
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

Additional information about the Griffin Policy Forum will be posted soon.


LaDonna Allard

Tuesday, March 12

Additional information will be available soon. Sponsored by the Olga J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


Author Laura Kasischke

Thursday, March 14
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

Laura Kasischke has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels. Her novels have been translated widely, and adapted for film. She has been the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the DiCastagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, several Pushcart Prizes, the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Beatrice Hawley Award. Her poems and stories have been published in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The Iowa Review and elsewhere. Sponsored by the Meijer Visiting Writers Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Melissa Schlicht at 989-774-3171 or schli1ms@cmich.edu.


Fire Up Fridays

Friday, March 15
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Visit Fire Up Fridays website

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student admitted for the upcoming fall semester, you will learn how to make a smooth transition, and even get a head start on checking some of those next steps off your list. And, if you are still unsure where you will go to school, Fire Up Fridays will provide the information you need as you determine if CMU is the right fit.Advanced registration is required and attendance is limited. Each student is encouraged to bring up to two family members as guests.


Richard Primus

Monday, March 18
7:00 p.m.

Richard Primus is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and author of the paper "The Republic in Long-term Perspective." His talk is sponsored by the Critical Engagements initiative "The End of the World: Crisis, Turning Points, Renewals" within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


Poet Cindy Hunter Morgan

Monday, March 18
7:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan
(111 E. Broadway, Mount Pleasant)

The Wellspring Literary Series welcomes Cindy Hunter Morgan, who teaches poetry and creative writing at Michigan State University and is the Interim Director of the RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU. She is the author of a full length poetry collection and two chapbooks. Harborless (Wayne State University Press) is a 2018 Michigan Notable Book and the winner of the 2017 Moveen Prize in Poetry. Apple Season won the Midwest Writing Center's 2012 Chapbook Contest. The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker won the Ledge Press 2011 Poetry Chapbook award. She writes regularly for the Murder Ballad Monday, a blog devoted to the exploration of the murder ballad tradition in folk and popular music. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Tin House Online, Salamander, The Pinch, and West Branch

Sponsored by the Wellspring Literary Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Melissa Schlicht at 989-774-3171 or schli1ms@cmich.edu.


Philosophy Pizza Night

Tuesday, March 19
6:45 p.m.
Library Strosacker Room

Meet with faculty and students from the philosophy program to learn more about courses and career options for students with a major or minor in philosophy and about our certificate in critical reasoning that is open to ALL majors and minors at CMU. Discover our unique study abroad experiences. Connect with students and faculty and enjoy free pizza! For more information, contact Andrew Blom at 989-774-1881 or blom1a@cmich.edu.


Author Franny Choi

Wednesday, April 3
7:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

Franny Choi is a writer, performer, and educator. She is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone(Write Bloody, 2014), and the chapbook Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). She has been a finalist for multiple national poetry slams, and her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, the New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman Fellow, Senior News Editor for Hphen, co-host of the podcast VS, and member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her second collection, Soft Science, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. Sponsored by the Meijer Visiting Writers Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Melissa Schlicht at 989-774-3171 or schli1ms@cmich.edu.


Fire Up Fridays

Friday, April 5
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Visit Fire Up Fridays website

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student admitted for the upcoming fall semester, you will learn how to make a smooth transition, and even get a head start on checking some of those next steps off your list. And, if you are still unsure where you will go to school, Fire Up Fridays will provide the information you need as you determine if CMU is the right fit. Advanced registration is required and attendance is limited. Each student is encouraged to bring up to two family members as guests.


Wellspring Literary Series

Writer Russell Brakefield with musical guests Daryl and the Beans
Monday, April 15
7:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Russell Brakefield is an alumnus of Central Michigan University, and the author of Field Recordings (Wayne State University Press, 2018). His writing has appeared in Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, Hobart, and elsewhere. He received his MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. He has received fellowships from the University of Michigan Musical Society, the Vermont Studio Center, and the National Parks Department. He teaches writing at the University Writing Program at the University of Denver. This special evening will also include music by Daryl and the Beans, featuring CMU creative writing professors Robert Fanning, Darrin Doyle, and Jeffrey Bean.

Sponsored by the Wellspring Literary Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Melissa Schlicht at 989-774-3171 or schli1ms@cmich.edu.


College Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, April 17
7:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom

All CLASS faculty and staff are invited to attend our Spring 2019 College Induction Ceremony to honor all students who have signed a major, minor or certificate program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences this semester. Join us as we recognize CLASS as a community of public-spirited scholars dedicated to in-depth understanding and improvement of the human condition. Please RSVP by April 12th to CLASS@cmich.edu. For more information, contact Cherie Strachan at 989-774-3341 or strac1jc@cmich.edu.


Faculty Reading Series: Robert Fanning & Matthew Roberson

Thursday, April 18
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

Robert Fanning is the author of six poetry collections, including four full length collections: Severance (Salmon Poetry, Ireland. Forthcoming, 2019) Our Sudden Museum (Salmon Poetry, Ireland. 2017), American Prophet (Marick Press, 2009), and The Seed Thieves (Marick Press, 2006), as well as two chapbooks: Sheet Music (Three Bee Press.2016), and Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award, 2001). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, and many other journals.

Matthew Roberson is the author of three novels, 1998.6, Impotent, and List, all from FC2. His short fiction has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Fourteen Hills, Fiction International, Clackamas Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and others. Matthew Roberson is a professor of English at Central Michigan University.

Sponsored by the Faculty Reading Series within the Department of English Language and Literature's Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Melissa Schlicht at 989-774-3171 or schli1ms@cmich.edu.


Opening Reception: Kozmic Clash: Peace, Love and Outer Space

Monday, April 22
4:00 p.m.
Rowe Hall

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History will open their new exhibit and hands-on gallery. 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 cmuseum@cmich.edu.