Wesley Lowery, image courtesy of The Washington PostAn Evening with Wes Lowery

Thursday, January 23
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. Auditorium
Open event flyer

Pulitzer Prize winner Wes Lowery is a journalist for The Washington Post and a CNN political contributor. He is the author of They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement (2016), which describes his experiences while reporting on the 2016 Ferguson unrest and also chronicles the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sponsored by the Department of Journalism 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 christi.brookes@cmich.edu.



Psychology Professional Development - "How to Conduct a Job Search"

Wednesday, January 29
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sloan Hall 100

Join Department of Psychology faculty and graduate students for this informative and interactive session. For more information, contact Colleen Craft at 989-774-3001 or craft1c@cmich.edu.


Kids and Culture: Love in Nature

Saturday, February 8
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
103 Rowe Hall

Families are invited to join the Museum of Cultural and Natural History for February's Kids and Culture event. Our free "Love in Nature" program will explore the biodiversity of male and female plants and animals as we share some of the more unique courtship habits of wildlife in Spring. Just in time for Valentine's Day, you can write a love note  for someone special and take it home with you or add it to our Valentine's Day collage in the museum. Parking is free on weekends and you may park in any lot. For more information, contact Sarah Avery at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu.


10th Annual ETLC Winter Conference

Friday, February 14
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Library

The CLASS Excellence in Teaching and Learning Committee, with the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support, will examine President Davies' call for rigor, relevance and excellence in our programs. The conference includes interactive workshops that assist faculty in maintaining rigorous evaluations, designing relevant assignments and a panel discussion of excellence at CMU. Register on the CIS events page.

Climate Change, Environmental Reporting, and Fake News

Tuesday, February 18

Presented by Central Michigan University sociology faculty member Alan Rudy. Sponsored by 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 christi.brookes@cmich.edu.


Readings by Darrin Doyle and Robert Fanning

Thursday, February 20
8:00 p.m.
Baber Room, Park Library

The Department of English Language and Literature presents their faculty reading series featuring creative writing professors Darrin Doyle and Robert Fanning. Darrin Doyle is the author of five books of fiction, most recently the story collections Scoundrels Among Us (Tortoise Books) and the forthcoming The Big Baby Crime Spree and Other Delusions (Wolfson Press). His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Passages North, Summerset Review, Word Riot, Puerto del Sol, Alaska Quarterly Review, and other journals. Robert Fanning is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Severance (Salmon Poetry, 2019), Our Sudden Museum (Salmon Poetry, 2017), American Prophet (Marick Press, 2009), The Seed Thieves (Marick Press, 2006), and two chapbooks: Sheet Music (Three Bee Press, 2015), and Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award, 2002). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, The Cortland Review, and many other journals. He is the founder and facilitator of the Wellspring Literary Series. Sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature Faculty Reading Series. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Stevens at 989-774-3171 or steve6ma@cmich.edu.


Fire Up Fridays for Admitted Students

Friday, February 21

Faculty, staff, alumni and current students are ready to greet our newly admitted students and their families. 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.

Critical Engagements -- Discussion with Refugees

Saturday, February 29

More details will be posted soon. Sponsored by 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 christi.brookes@cmich.edu.

Psychology Advising Night

Wednesday, March 4
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Bovee UC

Psychology faculty will provide assistance with course selection, signing of a major or minor and answer questions about the psychology programs offered at CMU. In addition, information about what to do with a major in psychology, graduate programs and studying abroad also will be provided. For more information, contact Colleen Craft at 989-774-3001 or craft1c@cmich.edu.


Wellspring Literary Series

Featuring Jenifer DeBellis
Monday, March 16
7:00 p.m.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan
(111 E. Broadway, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858)

Jenifer DeBellis is the author of Blood Sisters (Main Street Rag, 2018) and founding director of aRIFT Warrior Project. Her second book, Warrior Sister, Cut Yourself Free from Your Assault, is due for release in 2020. In addition to publishing and promoting her poetry and prose, she edits Pink Panther Magazine and directs the Detroit Writers’ Guild. She is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee and appears in AWP's Festival Writer, CALYX, the Good Men Project, Literary Orphans, Solstice, and other fine journals. A former fellow for the Meadow Brook Writing Project, she facilitates workshops for Oakland University’s MBWP Writing Camps, as well as teaches writing and literature for Saginaw Valley State University and Macomb Community College.

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 fanni1rj@cmich.edu.


Jack Censer

Wednesday, March 18

French historian Jack Censer, emeritus professor from George Mason University, will discuss the beginnings of journalism. Sponsored by 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 christi.brookes@cmich.edu.


Debunking of the Atari Graveyard in New Mexico

Thursday, March 19

Archaeologist Andrew Reinhard will discuss the debunking of the Atari graveyard in New Mexico. Sponsored by 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 christi.brookes@cmich.edu.


Meijer Visiting Writers Series presents Lauren Goodwin Slaughter

Thursday, March 19
8:00 p.m.
Baber Room, Park Library

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is the author of the poetry collection a lesson in smallness, which was a finalist for the Rousseau Prize for Literature. Her poems have recently appeared in 32 PoemsSugar House Review, Nashville Review, and Kenyon Review Online. She is an assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she is also Editor-in-Chief of NELLE, a literary journal that publishes writing by women.

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 steve6ma@cmich.edu.


Fire Up Fridays for Admitted Students

Friday, March 20

Faculty, staff, alumni and current students are ready to greet our newly admitted students and their families. 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.


Psychology Graduate School Exploration Day

Friday, March 20
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Anspach Hall

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 psy@cmich.edu.


The Misinformation Age and The Origins of Unfairness

Thursday, March 26

Cailin O'Connor is a philosopher of science at UC Irvine and co-author of The Misinformation Age and The Origins of Unfairness. Sponsored by 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 christi.brookes@cmich.edu.


Fire Up Fridays for Admitted Students

Friday, March 27

Faculty, staff, alumni and current students are ready to greet our newly admitted students and their families. 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.

Fire Up Fridays for Admitted Students

Friday, April 3

Faculty, staff, alumni and current students are ready to greet our newly admitted students and their families. 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.


CLASS Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation

Tuesday, April 7


Meijer Visiting Writers Series presents Christine Sneed

Thursday, April 16
8:00 p.m.
Baber Room, Park Library

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 steve6ma@cmich.edu.


Wellspring Literary Series

Featuring Peter Markus with special guests Daryl and the Beans
Monday, April 20
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 fanni1rj@cmich.edu.


Psychology Capstone Research Seminar

Wednesday, April 29
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Bovee UC - Rotunda

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 craft1c@cmich.edu.



Museum Exhibits

"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 cmuseum@cmich.edu.

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 cmuseum@cmich.edu. 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