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Central Michigan University events: April 2-8

CMU will host a variety of events from April 2 through April 8.

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 2, to Wednesday, April 8, include:

Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan Blood Battle — Thursday and Friday

The American Red Cross will host blood drives from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday in Bovee University Center 221 and 306 and Friday in the Emmons Hall Lobby as part of the annual Central Michigan University versus Western Michigan University Blood Battle donor drive. Contact Lindsey Chesebro, 231-740-8952.

'Let's Rock!' children's program — Thursday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History will host a "Let's Rock!" children's program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 1 to 2 p.m. at the museum in Rowe Hall. Cost is $2, and prepaid reservations are required. Contact Sheree Hall, 989-774-3829.

Great Lakes symposium with Debbie Stabenow — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Institute for Great Lakes Research will host Debbie Stabenow, U.S. senator and co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, as the keynote speaker for the second annual Great Lakes Science in Action symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Education and Human Services Building's French Auditorium. Contact Jessica Lapp, 989-774-4401.

'The Dark Side of Success' with John Borbi — Thursday        

Central Michigan University's accounting department will host John Borbi for a free talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. Borbi will share his personal life experiences as a financial adviser who lost everything and spent 24 months in federal prison. Contact Chad Stefaniak, 989-774-3796.

Stephen L. Barstow Lecture Series presents Richard Emmerson — Thursday

Central Michigan University's art and design department will host Florida State University art history department chairperson and professor Richard Emmerson for a free talk about his current project of surveying seven centuries of Medieval illustrated manuscripts for apocalyptic visuality 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.

Night Market entertainment — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host Night Market from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kulhavi Hall 141 and 145/146. This free event will offer festival games, activities, origami and photo shoots as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Participants will receive tickets for food. Contact D'Wayne Jenkins, 989-774-3945.

'Demystifying Human Rights' master class — Thursday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics will host Allida Black and Deborah Drennan for a free master class on human rights from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Education and Human Services Building's French Auditorium. Contact Hope May, 989-774-1734.

Faculty artists Joanna and Kennan White concert — Thursday

Central Michigan University's School of Music flutist Joanna White and clarinetist Kennan White will be joined by mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson and English professors Robert Fanning and Jeffrey Bean for an evening of chamber music and poetry 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.

Ride the Pink Elevator campaign launch — Friday

Metro Elevator Co. Inc. is partnering with the Susan G. Komen foundation and will launch its national Ride the Pink Elevator campaign at the construction site of Central Michigan University's $95 million Biosciences Building at 8 a.m. Contact Steve Smith, 989-774-7328.

'Great Lakes Adventure' children's program — Friday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History will host a "Great Lakes Adventure" children's program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 10 to 11 a.m. at the museum in Rowe Hall. Cost is $2, and prepaid reservations are required. Contact Sheree Hall, 989-774-3829.

'Re:Action' BFA in graphic design exhibition — Friday through April 18

Central Michigan University's art and design department will host "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 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through April 18 in the University Art Gallery. Contact Anne Gochenour, 989-774-7457.

'Sharing the Wealth' silent auction — Monday

Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host a silent auction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bovee University Center 108. Auction items will include gift baskets, gift certificates, local crafts and more, and proceeds will benefit mobile food pantries in the local community. Contact Amber Johnson, 989-774-3945.

'Patching the Leaky Pipeline' with Elizabeth Boyd — Monday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the psychology department will host management and entrepreneurship professor Elizabeth Boyd from Kennesaw State University for a free talk, "Patching the Leaky Pipeline: Support for Women Leaders," from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Robin Decker, 989-774-6463.

CHL presents an International Children's Book Read-In — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library will host CMU international students for an "International Children's Book Read-In" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Clarke Historical Library. Twenty-four students will read books from the Clarke's award-winning children's book collection in more than 10 native languages, offer English translations and highlight cultural differences. Contact Janet Danek, 989-774-2165.

APAHM keynote address by Eddie Huang — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host best selling author, chef and restaurant owner Eddie Huang for a free talk as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bovee University Center 221. Contact D'Wayne Jenkins, 989-774-3945.

Percussion Ensemble concert — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert conducted by Andrew Spencer from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Contact John Jacobson, 989-774-3738.

Network for Women Book Club luncheon — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's Network for Women Book Club will host a brown bag luncheon to discuss Liane Moriarty's book, "The Hypnotist's Love Story," from noon to 1 p.m. in Bovee University Center 223. Contact Kim Gribben, 989-774-2367.

'Liberty in North Korea' presentation — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host the grassroots nonprofit organization Liberty in North Korea for a free, interactive presentation about the history of the North Korean crisis, the challenges North Koreans face and how they are overcoming them as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from 6 to 8 p.m. in Pearce Hall 128. Contact D'Wayne Jenkins, 989-774-3945.

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.

University Theatre opens 'A Streetcar Named Desire' — Wednesday through Sunday

University Theatre students at Central Michigan University will present the first performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Moore Hall's Bush Theatre. Performances also will take place Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.


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