Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, May 7, to Wednesday, May 13, include:
Retirement reception in honor of Steve Thompson — Thursday
Central Michigan University's physical education and sport department will host a retirement reception in honor of faculty member Steve Thompson from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Activity Center's NIRSA Room. Contact Courtney Johnson, 989-774-2026.
'Knock' film premiere — Thursday
Students from Central Michigan University's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts will host a premiere screening of their short film, "Knock," from 7 to 9 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. The film is a postapocalyptic story about the last man on Earth and was created as the capstone project for their advanced electronic cinematography class, BCA 521. Contact Darcy Orlik, 989-774-2694.
Spring doctoral commencement ceremony — Friday
Central Michigan University's president's office will host the spring doctoral commencement ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Doctoral degrees will be awarded in the disciplines of audiology, education, health administration, philosophy and physical therapy. Contact Kyle Pybus-Jerome, 989-774-7392.
Spring commencement brunch — Saturday
Central Michigan University's campus dining services and Classic Fare Catering will host the spring commencement brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Click here for complete details. Cost is $19.95 per adult, $10.95 per child under age 10 and graduates eat free with a group of four or more persons. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.
Spring undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies — Saturday
Central Michigan University's president's office will host three spring undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the CMU Events Center's McGuirk Arena. Contact Kyle Pybus-Jerome, 989-774-7392.
Peace walk and flag raising ceremony — Monday
Central Michigan University's Center for Professional and Personal Ethics will host a peace walk and flag raising ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korea's division into two separate states and as a show of support for the historic peace walk through the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. The peace walk will begin at 3:30 p.m. from the Bohannon Schoolhouse and the flag raising ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at Warriner Hall.
Andrew Blom, 989-774-1881.
Michigan State vs. Central Michigan University baseball game — Tuesday
The Michigan State University Spartans will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 3:05 p.m. at Theunissen Stadium in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.
Mount Pleasant Public Schools 2015 Exhibition and Reception — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's art and design department will host a free reception to celebrate the display of artwork created by Mount Pleasant public school students from grades 1 through 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University Art Gallery's Main and West galleries. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 22. Contact Anne Gochenour, 989-774-7457.