Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, April 16, to Wednesday, April 22, include:
CMU Book Recognition event — Thursday
Central Michigan University Libraries will host the 11th annual CMU Book Recognition event and reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Park Library's Baber Room. Faculty, staff and emeriti who authored, co-authored, edited, illustrated or translated a book published in 2014 will be honored. Contact Kathy Irwin, 989-774-6421.
Physics seminar — Thursday
Central Michigan University's physics department will host Shiwei Zhang from the College of William and Mary for a free seminar about "Accurate Computations in Quantum Matter" at 4 p.m. in Dow Science Complex 107. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.
Biology seminar — Thursday
Central Michigan University's biology department will host Ive Greenwald from Columbia University Medical Center for a free seminar about "Lin-12/Notch and Cell-Cell Interactions in C. elegans" at 4 p.m. in Brooks Hall 203. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.
'Sex Positive Consent' workshop and discussion — Thursday
Central Michigan University's Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates will host a free workshop by two SAPA alumnae on the topic of consent from 5 to 6 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. A discussion will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in Park Library's Strosacker Room, and refreshments will be served. Contact Courtney Klaus, 517-648-9140.
CelebrAsia — Thursday
Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host CelebrAsia, a celebration of performances, demonstrations and presentations that reflect modern and traditional aspects of Asian and Asian-American culture, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Anspach Hall 161. This free event is sponsored by the Asian Cultural Organization. Contact Tavaree Kovach.
Stephen L. Barstow Lecture Series presents Piotr Chizinski — Thursday
Central Michigan University's art and design department will host New York artist Piotr Chizinski for a free talk. He will discuss how his works with models, drawings and performances explore issues of vulnerability and impermanence as part of the Stephen L. Barstow Lecture Series "Apocalypse Forever!" at 7 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Anne Gochenour, 989-774-7457.
'Peaceable Power' workshop — Friday
Central Michigan University's Philosophy 345: The Civil Rights Movement class will host a "Peaceable Power: Training for Nonviolent Action" workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. in Anspach Hall 162. Participants will learn the strategies and methods of personal preparation that have been successful in social justice movements. Contact Andrew Blom, 989-774-1881.
Kent State vs. Central Michigan University softball game — Friday
The Kent State University Golden Flashes will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 1 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.
Residence Life Jump Start — Friday
Central Michigan University's residence life office will host CMU head football coach John Bonamego for a keynote address about how students can shape their community as part of Jump Start, a motivational event geared toward residence hall student leaders. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Education and Human Services Building's French Auditorium. Contact Kim Voisin, 989-774-3501.
CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Exhibition — Friday
Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will host an exhibition to showcase excellent teaching and learning in the college from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Anspach Hall's Student Lounge. Contact Marcy Taylor, 989-774-3341.
'Stop the Silence' rock concert — Friday
Central Michigan University's Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates will host a free sexual awareness battle of the bands concert from 7 to 9 p.m. in Soaring Eagle Casino's Entertainment Hall. iRide will pick up concertgoers at 6:30 p.m. at the bus stop by the Music Building. Cost is $4 round-trip and $2 one-way. Contact Courtney Klaus, 517-648-9140.
Veterans on Campus Speaker Series presents Travis Mills — Friday
Central Michigan University's Veterans' Resource Center will host retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills for a free talk "Never Give Up, Never Quit" from 7 to 9 p.m. in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Mills, from the 82nd Airborne, is a wounded warrior, motivational speaker, actor and advocate who lost portions of both arms and legs while on active duty in Afghanistan. Contact Steve Rellinger, 989-774-1031.
Wounded Warrior Project 5K Run — Saturday
Central Michigan University's Student Veterans of America and Central Michigan Life will host the third annual Wounded Warrior 5K Run from 9 a.m. to noon. The run will start at the corner of Franklin and Bellows streets. Register online through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045, or contact Stephanie Boyd, 586-713-9831.
Bubba Jack's Donkey Dash charity 5K run and obstacle course race — Saturday
Central Michigan University's Eta Sigma Gamma will host a 5K trails and bales run and obstacle course race from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Island Park, 331 N. Main St. All proceeds will benefit HopeWell Ranch. Registration is $20 and includes a race T-shirt and bag. Register online or contact Becca Spaeth.
Opus XVIII — Saturday
Central Michigan University's School of Music will host the 18th annual Opus fundraising event from 6 to 11 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Student solo and ensemble groups will perform wind, orchestral, jazz and choral ensembles in a collage concert at 7:30 p.m. Dancing, a martini bar and dessert reception with the featured students will start at 8:30 p.m. Reservations are $125 per person and include a $75 tax-deductible contribution to the School of Music. Contact Kathy Baxter, 989-774-2324.
#LIVELIKEREED Glow Run — Saturday
Central Michigan University's Student Athletic Training Organization will host a fundraising 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run that will feature neon and glow-in-the-dark accents from 6 to 9 p.m. The race will start at 7:15 p.m. from the parking lot on the south side of Kelly/Shorts Stadium. A remembrance launch with sky lanterns will take place after participants complete the run/walk. Registration forms are available online, and all proceeds will benefit the Reed Phillips Athletic Training Award. Contact Emily Webster, 989-774-2861.
Moore Media Records release party — Saturday
Central Michigan University's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts will host a 10th anniversary celebration of its record label, Moore Media Records, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Hunter's Ale House, 4855 E. Bluegrass Road. A new full-length album, "Social Fretworking," featuring four bands from Mount Pleasant, Ann Arbor and Muskegon, will be released. Contact Darcy Orlik, 989-774-2694.
'A Path Appears' documentary showing — Sunday
Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting will host a free showing of the PBS Independent Lens documentary "A Path Appears" from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in French Auditorium of the Education and Human Services Building. Domestic violence, pervasive poverty and human trafficking will be discussed, and donations collected will benefit local, regional and national organizations committed to helping women and children impacted by these issues. Contact Daelyn Woolnough, 989-774-2985.
Griffin Forum presents 'The May 5th Ballot Proposal' — Monday
The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Robert and Majorie Griffin Chair in American Government, and the political science and public administration department will host a Griffin Forum titled "The May 5th Ballot Proposal: Is It Good for Michigan?" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Sarah Buckley, 989-774-1788.
Alternative Breaks Trivia Bonanza — Monday
Central Michigan University's Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will host a fun night of trivia and all-you-can-eat pancakes from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Cost is $7 at the door. Contact Shana Trotter, 989-774-7685.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the season under the direction of John E. Williamson from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public. Contact John Jacobson, 989-774-3738.
Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition — Wednesday
Central Michigan University's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a celebration and display of student research from 1 to 4 p.m. in Finch Fieldhouse 110. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Contact Sue Klumpp, 989-774-3094.
Northwood vs. Central Michigan University baseball game — Wednesday
The Northwood University Timberwolves will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 4:05 p.m. at Theunissen Stadium in Mount Pleasant. CMU faculty and staff who present their campus ID will receive free admission as part of Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day celebrations. Call 989-774-3041.
The Episodic Theatre Project: Misfits performances — Wednesday
University Theatre students at Central Michigan University will present live episodes of 30-minute theater and original works from 7 to 8 p.m. in Moore Hall 102. Contact Kiarra Butler, 313-333-1591.