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Central Michigan University events: March 26-April 1

Upcoming events from Thursday, March 26, to Wednesday, April 1

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, March 26, to Wednesday, April 1, include:

Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan Blood Battle — Thursday

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. in Finch Fieldhouse as part of the annual Central Michigan University versus Western Michigan University Blood Battle donor drive. Contact Lindsey Chesebro, 231-740-8952.

'Alive Inside' film presentation — Thursday

Central Michigan University's School of Music students enrolled in MUS 397A, Music and the Mind, will present a free showing of the film "Alive Inside" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Music Building's Chamichian Hall to promote awareness of the Music in Motion Foundation. Contact Carly Hurley, 989-545-2961.

Welcoming Refugees presentation — Thursday 

Central Michigan University's political science and public administration department will host Josh Simon from the Refugee Development Center in Lansing for an overview on conflict-torn countries affecting the largest refugee groups in mid-Michigan, refugee resettlement processes and the role of the RDC from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Prakash Adhikari, 989-774-1926.

Extreme Cuisine food competition — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host a free "Fear Factor"-style food competition from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kulhavi Hall. Unusual delicacies from Asian countries will be served as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Contact D'Wayne Jenkins, 989-774-3945.

'Ask the Builders' live show — Thursday

Central Michigan University Public Television will host a live episode of "Ask the Builders" as part of the "Ask the Specialists" series from 7:30 to 8 p.m. on WCMU-TV, channel 14. Contact Stefanie Mills, 989-774-2634.

Trombone Choir and Trumpet Ensemble concert — Thursday

Central Michigan University's Trombone Choir and Trumpet Ensemble will present a free concert conducted by Mark Cox and Neil Mueller 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 118 at 9:30 p.m. Contact Anjanette Haggard, 989-774-7685.

New Venture Competition — Friday

The College of Business Administration's Institute for Entrepreneurship at Central Michigan University will host the New Venture Competition from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daytime events will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Education and Human Services Building and an awards ceremony will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. in the CMU Events Center's McGuirk Arena. Contact Brenda Pung, 989-774-3270.

International Graduate Historical Studies Conference — Friday

Central Michigan University's history department will host a free International Graduate Historical Studies Conference from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bovee University Center. Contact Dale Moler, 989-774-3374.

Miami vs. Central Michigan University softball games — Friday

The Miami University of Ohio RedHawks will play the Central Michigan University Chippewas at 1 and 3 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041.

Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow Conference — Saturday

Central Michigan University's College of Education and Human Services will host the 10th annual Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow Conference for Michigan preservice teachers from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Contact Katelyn Polhemus, 586-907-2708.

Toss Your Way to Charity! corn hole competition — Saturday

Central Michigan University's recreation, parks and leisure services administration department will host a Toss Your Way to Charity! corn hole competition from 2 to 5 p.m. at O'Kelly's Sports Bar and Grille. Cost is $5 per person, and proceeds will benefit the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen. Contact Richelle Dernberger, 616-510-0017.

Up All Night — Saturday

Central Michigan University's student activities and involvement office will host an Up All Night event featuring free food, inflatables, games, bowling and more from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. in CMU's Student Activity Center. Contact Rachel Quinn, 989-774-3016.

Central Michigan University Saxophone Day — Sunday

Central Michigan University's School of Music saxophone professor John Nichol and the CMU Saxophone Studio will host CMU Saxophone Day for high school and college saxophonists from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Staples Family Concert Hall. International saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Purchase tickets through CMU Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.

Ball State vs. Central Michigan University softball game — Sunday

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

'Things That Fly' children's program — Monday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History will host a "Things That Fly" 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.

The Hunt for Talent show and silent auction — Monday

Central Michigan University's recreation, parks and leisure services administration department will host The Hunt for Talent show and silent auction from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter's Ale House. All donations will benefit Kids Hope. Contact Nicole Campbell, 586-321-1801.

'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies' premiere — Monday

Central Michigan University Public Television will broadcast the first episode of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a three-part series, at 9 p.m. on WCMU-TV, channel 14. The second and third parts will air at 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Stefanie Mills, 989-774-2634.

'Dinosaurs!' children's program — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History will host a "Dinosaurs!" 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.

Aca-Chips concert — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's Program Board will host the free, second annual Aca-Chips concert featuring Central Harmony, Fish N' Chips and On The Rox at 7 p.m. in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Contact Kelsey McConnell, 989-774-3174.

David Garcia Project open session — Tuesday

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.

Capitol Report with State Rep. Phil Potvin — Tuesday

CMU Public Broadcasting news director David Nichols will host a half-hour discussion with State Rep. Phil Potvin (R-102) about current issues in government and politics at 7:30 p.m. Contact Stefanie Mills, 989-774-2634.

Guest artist composer Lori Laitman concert — Tuesday

Central Michigan University's School of Music students and faculty will present the music of guest artist composer Lori Laitman 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.

'April Fools'' children's program — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History will host an "April Fools'" 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.

Women and Gender Studies brown bag luncheon — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's Women's Studies program will host a brown bag luncheon and discussion with history and international affairs professor Allida Black from George Washington University about her research on Eleanor Roosevelt from noon to 1 p.m. in Anspach Hall 254. Contact Laurel Zwissler, 989-774-1445.

American Red Cross Blood Drive — Wednesday

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. in the Bovee University Center. Contact Lindsey Chesebro, 231-740-8952.

Abel Endowed Lecture Series presents Allida Black — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics will host history and international affairs professor Allida Black from George Washington University for a free talk as part of the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in Park Library Auditorium. Contact Sarah Buckley, 989-774-1788.

April Fools' comedy showcase — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's Program Board will host a free April Fools' comedy showcase at 7 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Student Lounge. Contact Kelsey McConnell, 989-774-3174.

The Episodic Theatre Project: Misfits performances — Wednesday

Central Michigan University's University Theatre students 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.


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