Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, March 19, to Wednesday, March 25, include:
SAT presentation by College Board — Thursday
Central Michigan University's Admissions Office will host a representative from College Board for a free presentation about the impact of the Michigan Department of Education's decision to move from the ACT to the SAT from 10 a.m. to noon in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Thomas Speakman, 989-774-3076.
Meet the Central Michigan University baseball team — Thursday
Central Michigan University baseball players will host a meet-and-greet in the Bovee University Center from 11 a.m. to noon in front of the CMU Bookstore and from noon to 1 p.m. in front of MicroChips. Contact Tom Albrecht, 989-774-2051.
Soup and Substance luncheon — Thursday
Central Michigan University's Office of Diversity Education will host a free luncheon and discussion on the topic "We Rise by Lifting Others: Mentoring with a Purpose" at noon in Bovee University Center 221. Contact Quentin Davis, 989-774-7318.
Sport Management Major or Minor Night — Thursday
Central Michigan University's physical education and sport department will host a Sport Management Major or Minor Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Health Professions Building 1255. Contact Scott Hirko, 989-774-7776.
American Statistical Association chapter meeting — Thursday
The Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Statistical Association will host its spring meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Pearce Hall 138. Guest speaker Robert C. delMas from the University of Minnesota will give a free talk, "A Comparison between Randomization-based and Conventional Introductory Statistics Courses." Contact Donna Ahlers, 989-774-2414.
'That Tune Game Show' — Thursday
Central Michigan University's Program Board will host free entertainment featuring "That Tune Game Show" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. 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 10 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.
Stephen L. Barstow Lecture Series presents Mark Pauline — Thursday
Central Michigan University's art and design department will host Survival Research Labs founder Mark Pauline for a free talk about redirecting machines from their practical or military applications as part of the Stephen L. Barstow Lecture Series "Apocalypse Forever!" at 7:30 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact David Stairs, 989-774-3064.
Creative writing faculty reading — Thursday
Central Michigan University's English language and literature department will host creative writing faculty members Jeffrey Bean and Darrin Doyle reading from their new books at 8 p.m. in Park Library's Baber Room. Contact Jeffrey Bean, 989-774-2661.
Ohio vs. Central Michigan University baseball game — Friday
The Ohio University Bobcats will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 3:05 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.
'Marriage of Figaro' opera performances — Friday through Sunday
Central Michigan University's School of Music will present Mozart's classic comic opera, "Marriage of Figaro," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.
GoldieBlox and the Three Engineers — Saturday
Central Michigan University's College of Education and Human Services' Center for Excellence in STEM Education will host an event for first through fourth grade girls to experience engineering from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in EHS Building 134. Girls will use kits and work in small groups with a preservice teacher to engineer a movie machine, dunk tank, parade float or spinning machine. Cost is $5. Click here for more information and to register. Contact Julie Cunningham, 989-774-3056.
'Celebration of Life' Pow wow — Saturday and Sunday
Central Michigan University's Native American Programs office will host the 26th annual "Celebrating Life" Pow wow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the CMU Events Center's McGuirk Arena. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.
American Red Cross Blood Drive — Monday and Wednesday
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday in Emmons Hall and Wednesday in the Towers. Contact Lindsey Chesebro, 231-740-8952.
Fabricless Fashion Show — Monday
Central Michigan University's recreation, parks and leisure services administration department will host a Fabricless Fashion Show featuring outfits made out of disposable items from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter's Ale House. Admission is $3. Contact Nicole Zainea, 989-400-0834.
Speak Up, Speak Out forum — Monday
Central Michigan University will host an open forum, "This Panel is on Drugs," about state and federal drug policies from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium. Contact Justin Smith, 989-774-3160.
Deaf rapper Sean Forbes performance — Monday
Central Michigan University's American Sign Language Society will host deaf rapper Sean Forbes for a performance at 7 p.m. in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Admission is $8 for students and $10 for the general public. Contact Alesha Bove, 586-703-4452.
Healthy Snack Pack Kit Stuffing — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will host a free Healthy Snack Pack Kit Stuffing event to make healthy snack kits for Mount Pleasant community members in need from 5 to 6 p.m. in Bovee University Center 108. Contact Mackenzie Price, 989-774-7685.
'Essential Arrival' documentary showing — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host a free showing of the documentary "Essential Arrival: Michigan's 21st Century Indian Immigrants" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. Contact D'Wayne Jenkins, 989-774-3945.
Women and Gender Studies panel discussion — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's Women's Studies program will host a panel discussion, "Her Own Devices: A Cultural History of Contraception," as part of Women's History Month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Park Library's Baber Room. Contact Laurel Zwissler, 989-774-1445.
CHL Speaker Series presents library director Kevin Graffagnino — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library will host Kevin Graffagnino, director of The Clements Library at the University of Michigan, for a free talk about early American History library collections from 7 to 9 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. A reception will follow the talk in Clarke Historical Library. Contact Janet Danek, 989-774-2165.
Faculty artist Fangye Sun concert — Tuesday
Central Michigan University's School of Music violinist Fangye Sun will perform 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.
Faculty Excellence Exhibition — Wednesday
Central Michigan University's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host an awards ceremony in celebration of faculty research from 3 to 5 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Sue Klumpp, 989-774-3094 with questions, and meet some of this year’s recipients here.
MB Sport History Lecture Series presents Herman Boone — Wednesday
As of March 25, 2015, this event has been CANCELED.
Central Michigan University's physical education and sport department will host Herman Boone — former football coach of the T.C. Williams Titans featured in the movie "Remember the Titans" — for a free lecture, "Lessons in Diversity," as part of the Marge Bulger Sport History Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Contact Marcia Mackey, 989-774-2377.
Elizabeth Lockwood Wheeler Lecture — Wednesday
As of March 25, 2015, this event has been CANCELED.
The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University will host Dr. Vic Strecher from the University of Michigan School of Public Health for a free lecture about life purpose as part of the Elizabeth Lockwood Wheeler Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. Contact Jodi Brookins-Fisher, 989-774-3392.