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Clarke Historical Library Current Exhibit:

125 Years through 125 Voices
Celebrating Central Michigan University’s 125th Anniversary

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Central Michigan Normal baseball team, circa 1895-1900

The Clarke Historical Library will celebrate CMU’s 125th anniversary with the opening
of a new exhibit focusing on the people who have been part of the CMU experience.

View an interactive timeline of CMU's history:
125 Years of Progress and Accomplishment


Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series

Unless otherwise noted, events will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium and will be followed by a reception. The Harry Potter marathon reading of the Order of the Phoenix will take place all day in Park Library's Baber Room.  All events are free and open to the public.


Thursday, February 8
Exhibit Opening: (dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability and ability, Hosted by the Clarke Historical Library
Presentation: Heidi McKenzie

In 2007, an accident left speaker Heidi McKenzie without the ability to feel from the chest down. She subsequently founded Alter Ur Ego, to design clothing for herself and her “wheelie” friends. This presentation is made possible by Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.


Tuesday, February 20 & Wednesday, February 21
The International Appeal of Harry Potter

Two days of events celebrating a most notable literary wizard. In the Baber Room on February 20, there will be a reading marathon of the Order of the Phoenix in over a dozen languages. On February 21, a panel of CMU professors will discuss the Potter series. These events are made possible by the John and Audrey Cumming Endowment.


Thursday, March 15
Jane Hash - Classy Little Fashions

Jane Hash is a Michigan-based spokesperson and model for Classy Little Fashions. The Classy Little Fashions Foundation supports individuals who have non-standard body types by developing age appropriate, fashionable clothing.


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Monday, March 19
Hendrik Meijer, Author

Hendrik Meijer discusses his book: Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. Longtime NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts writes of Meijer’s work, “every member of Congress should read this book.” Join us to discover why.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Critical Engagements Speaker Series of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30pm
KT Maviglia - Miss Michigan, 2014

Ms. Maviglia was diagnosed with Sensorineural Hearing Loss in the fourth grade. She is an accomplished woman who was crowned Miss Michigan in 2014 and will share her story about her journey with hearing loss.