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Central Michigan University Events: April 9-15

CMU will host a variety of events from April 9 through April 15

Contact: Heather Smith


​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 9, to Wednesday, April 15, include:

Cosplay Café — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host Cosplay Café, a spread of East and South Asian desserts, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Kulhavi Hall 141/142. This free event is sponsored by the Asian Cultural Organization. Contact D'Wayne Jenkins, 989-774-3945.

Fleming Lecture Series presents Béla Bollobás — Thursday and Friday

Central Michigan University's mathematics department will host Béla Bollobás, fellow of Trinity College at Cambridge and Jabie Hardin Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis, for free lectures, "Bootstrap Percolation" on Thursday and "Universality for Monotone Cellular Automata" on Friday, as part of the Fleming Lecture Series at 4 p.m. in Pearce Hall 128. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.

Physics seminar — Thursday

Central Michigan University's physics department will host Ani Aprahamian from the University of Notre Dame for a free seminar about experimental nuclear physics and science politics at 4 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium​. The Sigma Pi Sigma induction ceremony and reception also will take place at this time. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.

Biology seminar — Thursday

Central Michigan University's biology department will host Brian Lower from The Ohio State University for a free seminar titled "Magnetotactic Bacteria, Bugs with Nanosized Backbones" at 4 p.m. in Brooks Hall 203. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.

'Life in the Camps: Human Rights in North Korea' presentation — Thursday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences' Center for Professional and Personal Ethics will host a free presentation about human rights in North Korea from 7 to 8 p.m. in Anspach Hall 165 as part of Human Rights Month. Contact Hope May, 989-774-1734.​

'Into the Woods' movie showing — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Program Board will host free showings of the movie "Into the Woods" at 5 and 8 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. Contact Kelsey McConnell, 989-774-3174.

David Garcia Project open session — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will host a free David Garcia Project open session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Bovee University Center 125 for those interested in participating in activities that simulate learning difficulties and auditory, physical or visual impairments. Contact Mackenzie Price, 989-774-7685.

University Theatre presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire' — Thursday through Sunday

University Theatre students at Central Michigan University will present "A Streetcar Named Desire" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Moore Hall's Bush Theatre. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.

Central Foundation concert — Thursday

Central Michigan University's tuba/euphonium ensemble, Central Foundation, will present a free concert conducted by Mark Cox from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Contact John Jacobson, 989-774-3738.

'Safer Sex' bar patrol — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will host a free educational "Safer Sex" bar patrol from 9 to 11 p.m. Groups will depart from Bovee University Center 106 at 9:30 p.m. Contact Anjanette Haggard, 989-774-7685.

Geography seminar — Friday

Central Michigan University's geography department will host Ed Malecki from The Ohio State University for a free seminar titled "Geographies of Innovation: Global, Local, and Virtual" at noon in Dow Science Complex 109. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.

Chemistry and biochemistry student research symposium — Friday

Central Michigan University's chemistry and biochemistry department will host a free student research symposium from 2 to 4 p.m. in Dow Science Complex 135. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Rob Wang, 989-774-1198.

Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan University baseball game — Friday

The Eastern Michigan University Eagles will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 3:05 p.m. at Theunissen Stadium in Mount Pleasant. A student pregame Chipapalooza tailgate will take place at 1:30 p.m. and will feature giveaways, trivia, snacks and games along with a speed pitch competition with the winning student throwing out the first pitch of the game. Call 989-774-3041.

Health for All: Ensuring Social Justice in Global Health conference — Saturday

The Central Michigan University chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines will host a global health conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Education and Human Services Building's French Auditorium. Contact Abigail Parrish, 517-227-7740.​

Camp Chaos charity obstacle course race — Saturday

Central Michigan University's recreation, parks and leisure services administration department will host an obstacle course race with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region from 2 to 4 p.m. in Finch Fieldhouse 113. Cost is $20 for a team of four persons and includes T-shirts and a bag of goodies. To register, contact Lindsey Tibus, 248-872-1232.

Physician assistant program charity 5K obstacle trail run — Saturday

Central Michigan University's physician assistant program will host its annual 5K obstacle trail run with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region from 10 a.m. to noon at Deerfield Park, 2425 W. Remus Rd. Cost ranges from $12 to $30 and includes a T-shirt. Register online or contact Catherine Bouts, 248-720-8801.

Stomp Out MS 5K color run/walk — Saturday

Central Michigan University's physical therapy student organization will host a 5K color run/walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will start from the atrium of the Health Professions Building. All proceeds will benefit the Michigan chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration cost is $25, and participants are encouraged to wear a white T-shirt for the full color run experience. Register online or contact Karl Buche.

Be My Neighbor Day — Saturday

Central Michigan University's Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will host Be My Neighbor Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will meet in Bovee University Center 106 and then depart to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations in the Mount Pleasant community. Contact Mackenzie Price, 989-774-7685.

Zumbathon for Victim Services Unit — Saturday

Central Michigan University's Family Relations Council will host a Zumbathon to benefit the Isabella County Prosecutor's Office Victim Services Unit from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center's MAC Gym No. 1. Cost is $5 and includes admission and a raffle ticket. Interior design and human development and family studies students will use proceeds to renovate waiting rooms used by victims and witnesses of crime. Contact Pam Sarigiani, 989-774-6451.

Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan University softball game — Saturday

The Eastern Michigan University Eagles will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.

Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan University baseball game — Saturday

The Eastern Michigan University Eagles will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 2:05 p.m. at Theunissen Stadium in Mount Pleasant. This game will include the 42nd Honorary Fan of the Year celebration. Call 989-774-3041.

'Re:Action' BFA in graphic design exhibition reception — Saturday

Central Michigan University's art and design department will host a free reception to celebrate "Re:Action," an exhibition of works by bachelor of fine arts in graphic design candidates as part of a capstone class taught by Clark Most, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the University Art Gallery's Main and West galleries. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through April 18. Contact Anne Gochenour, 989-774-7457.

Student composition recital — Saturday

Central Michigan University's undergraduate and graduate music students will present a free concert of new compositions from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Contact John Jacobson, 989-774-3738.

Hearts of Gold gala — Saturday

Central Michigan University's marketing and hospitality services administration department will host a gala evening of fine dining, entertainment and a silent auction to honor the contributions of hospitality student leaders from 7 to 9 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 306 W. Michigan St. Tickets are $40 each. To donate a silent auction item or to purchase tickets, contact Andrew Brown, 517-896-8495.

Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan University softball game — Sunday

The Eastern Michigan University Eagles will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 1 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.

Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan University baseball game — Sunday

The Eastern Michigan University Eagles will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 1:05 p.m. at Theunissen Stadium in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.

Jazz Central concert — Sunday

Central Michigan University's jazz ensemble, Jazz Central, will present a free concert conducted by Rob Smith from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Contact John Jacobson, 989-774-3738.

Jazz Lab 1 concert — Sunday

Central Michigan University's Jazz Lab 1 will present a free concert conducted by Rob Smith from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Contact John Jacobson, 989-774-3738.

Scholastic Book Fair — Monday through Thursday

The Collegiate Middle Level Association at Central Michigan University will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through April 16 in the hallway of the Education and Human Services Building. Proceeds will benefit the association and local middle schools. Contact Jordan Hubbard, 248-961-3039.

15th annual faculty and staff quilt exhibit — Monday through May 1

Central Michigan University's Office of Diversity Education will host the 15th annual exhibit of quilts created by CMU faculty and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 1 in Bovee University Center 108. Admission is free. Contact Quentin Davis, 989-774-7318.

T.R. Johnson Speaker Series presents Freeman Hrabowski — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's College of Education and Human Services will host Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, for a free seminar titled "Success in Academics" as part of the T.R. Johnson Speaker Series from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Education and Human Services Building's French Auditorium. Contact Roxanne Jordan, 989-774-6448.

Soup and Substance luncheon — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates will host a free luncheon and discussion on the topic "Soup for the Survivor's Soul: Advocating on a College Campus and Beyond" at noon in Bovee University Center 221. Contact Courtney Klaus, 517-648-9140.

'That Slut Asked for It' presentation — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates will host "That Slut Asked for It," a free program addressing sexual assault, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. Contact Courtney Klaus, 517-648-9140.

Euchre Night — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Program Board will host a free Euchre Night from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bovee University Center 221. Contact Kelsey McConnell, 989-774-3174.

Chanticleer choral concert — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's School of Music will host Chanticleer, the San Francisco-based, Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, in concert from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.

Survivors panel discussion — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates will host a free panel discussion with survivors of sexual aggression from 5 to 6 p.m. in Bovee University Center 303. Contact Courtney Klaus, 517-648-9140.

'The Timeless Beauty of Michigan' art exhibit — Wednesday through June 1

Central Michigan University's Park Library will host "The Timeless Beauty of Michigan," an exhibition of paintings by Rex F. Tower. An opening reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in Park Library's Baber Room, and the exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through June 1. Contact Janet Danek, 989-774-2165.

First Impressions​ 'Dress to Impress' presentation — Wednesday

Career Services, the Future Alumni Association and First Impressions students and staff will host a presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium about how to dress for interviews, effectively communicate with people, build your personal brand and land your next job opportunity. Door prizes and a grand prize will be awarded. Contact Erik Simon, 989-774-6613.​

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.

Clash at Comerica baseball game — Wednesday

Central Michigan University and Special Olympics Michigan will sponsor the fifth annual Clash at Comerica baseball game between the CMU Chippewas and Michigan State Spartans at 7:05 p.m. at Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.


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