Thursday, April 16 **This event has been canceled.**
Christine Sneed is the author of the novels
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,
New England Review,
The Southern Review,
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.**
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
(319 S. University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858)
is the author of the novel
Man on Boat
, as well as several other books of short fiction, among them
The Fish and the Not Fish
We Make Mud
. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.**
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."
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 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.