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 10, to Wednesday, April 16, include:
Teacher Recruitment Fair
The Teacher Recruitment Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Finch Fieldhouse. Students will be able to meet and interview with administrators from school districts nationwide.
Spring into Health — 2014 Health and Wellness Fair
PR Central will host the 2014 Health and Wellness Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. There will be opportunities to network with multiple health practitioners specializing in different fields. This event is free and open to the public.
Eddie Benton-Banai presents “Language, Identity and Native Rights”
Eddie Benton-Banai, presiding Grand Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, will discuss “Language, Identity and Native Rights” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Park Library Auditorium. Benton-Banai is an advocate for culture-based education and the relearning of the sacred Anishinabemowin language. The discussion is sponsored by the Olga J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies at Central Michigan University. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
The Central Foundation Concert
The Central Foundation, CMU’s chamber ensemble, will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.
Imagining the Fantastic II
Imagining the Fantastic II will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at the Broadway Theater at 216 E. Broadway St. in Mount Pleasant. Guests can drop in during any portion of the conference or stay for the entire day. This event is free and open to the public. Imagining the Fantastic is sponsored by CMU’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Development and External Relations. For more information, click here.
“R Highway: Pick Your Destination” Conference
CMU Public Relations Student Society of America’s annual spring conference will be Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bovee U.C. Registration is $15, which includes four sessions followed by a networking power hour with résumé critiques courtesy of CMU Career Services. A buffet lunch will be provided for guests. Attendees will hear from speakers from companies such as Pure Michigan, Identity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Biggby Coffee. Register online here.
Out For Blood Duathlon and 5K
The fourth annual Out For Blood Duathlon and 5K will be through Mount Pleasant parks followed by a bike ride through Isabella County from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at United Way of Isabella County. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. There will be a mountain bike and a road bike division, and both will use the same course. The timed 5K walk/run is $20 and the duathlon is $35. To register, click here.
Young Americans for Liberty State Convention
The Young Americans for Liberty State Convention will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Bovee U.C. This convention is hosted by the Young Americans for Liberty and will bring in speakers, organizations and resources regarding liberty and other rights afforded by the government. Special guests will include Rep. Justin Amash. Tickets for members are $10 and nonmember tickets are $25. To register, click here.
“Behind the Curtain”
CMU’s apparel merchandising and design program will host “Behind the Curtain” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Education and Human Services Building’s French Auditorium. The program is for prospective students interested in fashion merchandising. The program will include a campus tour, lunch, interactive sessions and a viewing of the Threads Fashion Show dress rehearsal. Afterward, guests will be able to speak with students and the producer of the fashion show. To register, click here.
Threads Fashion Show 2014
The annual Threads Fashion Show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. The Threads Fashion Show provides a platform for aspiring apparel designers and for those students desiring experience in the numerous aspects of fashion production including public relations, photography, video production, graphic design, model management, choreography, stage lighting and design, web page design, and program guide development.
Going the Distance for Today’s Youth — 5K Obstacle Trail Run
The CMU Physician Assistant class of 2015 and Isabella County Parks and Recreation are hosting the 5K Obstacle Trail Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Deerfield Nature Park at 2425 W. Remus Road in Mount Pleasant. Preregistration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Race-day registration is $30, for groups of four students $60 ($15 per person) and for Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs $12 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. For more information, click here.
Stomp Out MS 5K Run/Walk with Color
The CMU Physical Therapy Student Organization will host a 5K run/walk with color at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Health Professions Building Atrium. The annual 5K run/walk will help raise awareness for multiple sclerosis. This year, the 5K will feature color stations that will be scattered throughout the course, providing an added element of fun for this race. The cost is $20 if preregistered and $25 for day-of-race registration. All proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Michigan Chapter. For further details and to register, click here.
Jazz Central will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. Jazz Lab I will follow the performance at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Taste of Culture Series: Italy
The Study Abroad office will host a Taste of Culture Series from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Ronan Hall 344. Students curious about what it’s like to study abroad in Italy can talk with students while tasting Italian food. This event is free and open to the public.
Gentle Friday: A CMU Tradition
A discussion about CMU’s tradition, Gentle Friday, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Park Library Auditorium. The discussion will be led by CMU Alumni Association Director Marcie Otteman, Editor of the Centralight Magazine Cynthia Drake and Clarke Reference Assistant Bryan Whitledge. A reception in the Clarke Historical Library will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Soup and Substance — Pride Week
Soup and Substance luncheon will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Bovee U.C. Terrace A through D rooms. Members of the campus and greater Mount Pleasant area gather for a soup luncheon and a substantive presentation on diversity related topics. This event is a part of Pride Week.
See a list of upcoming CMU athletic events here.