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Central Michigan University Events: Apr 24-30

Upcoming events at Central Michigan University

Contact: CMU News


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 24, to Wednesday, April 30, include:

 

Honors Recitals

Honors Recitals are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 29, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. The concerts are free and open to the public.

 

“Home” Film Screening

The Mary E. Brandell Volunteer Center will present “Home” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Bovee U.C. student lounge. The documentary gives a bird’s-eye view of the world’s natural resources and teaches the importance of protecting them. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Quilters’ Reception

A Quilters’ Reception will be hosted from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Bovee U.C. Center for Inclusion and Diversity. Attendees will meet the artists and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SOAR Awards

The Office of Student Activities and Involvement will present Student Organization Achievement Recognition from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. SOAR is a recognition banquet to acknowledge the successes of student leaders and organizations on campus. The banquet will include dinner, musical entertainment, the awards ceremony and a comedian.

 

Phi Alpha Delta Debate

The Phi Alpha Delta Debate Team will present its first debate from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Bovee U.C. Auditorium. Topics will cover minimum wage and stand-your-ground laws. This event is free and open to all CMU students, faculty and staff.  

 

University Theatre Dance Company

The University Theatre Dance Company will perform its spring concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 26, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Moore Hall’s Bush Theatre. Tickets are $9 for the general public and $7 for students and seniors or at the door for $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ticket Central, 989-774-3045.

 

Roommate Photos: Special Olympics Fundraiser

A Special Olympics fundraiser will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Beddow Hall. Attendees can have photos taken with roommates or friends for $1 per person. Different backdrops and fun props will be provided. All proceeds will support Special Olympics Michigan. 

 

CMU Orchestra

The CMU Orchestra will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Spring 2014 Exhibit Reception

This art exhibition showcases the work of BFA candidates from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, through Saturday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, in the University Art Gallery. A reception will follow Saturday’s exhibit. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Recovering Comedian

Comedy often comes from a very dark place. For Mark Lundholm, a self-described former criminal, mental patient and homeless wino, that darkness helped launch a successful standup comedy career that’s included appearances on Comedy Central, A&E and Showtime. Clean and sober since 1988, Lundholm will share his story from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Bovee U.C. Auditorium. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

 

CMU Surplus Sale

CMU will sell surplus equipment, furniture and supplies to the general public from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the CMU Surplus Building located at 275 W. Bellows.

 

Kappa Alpha Psi Sustainability Carnival

Kappa Alpha Psi will host a Sustainability Carnival as part of Earth Week, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Finch Fieldhouse. This annual event will offer games, inflatables, a dunk tank, popcorn, cotton candy, prizes and other activities. All ages are welcomed. Attendees are asked to donate recyclable items or non-perishable foods.

 

Euchre Tournament

Zeta Theta Pi will host its third annual Euchre Tournament at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms. Tickets are $6 from a sister and $8 at the door. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Film Premiere and Reception for “America from the Ground Up”

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will present “The Fur Trade,” an episode from the new series “America from the Ground Up” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Park Library Auditorium. A reception will be held in the Clarke Historical Library following the screening. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Sigma Alpha Iota’s Music for the Kids 5K Run/Walk

Sigma Alpha Iota-Eta Xi chapter will host a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26, starting at the Music Building to support Gladwin High School Choirs. Registration is $15 the day of the race at the Music Building. T-shirts will be on sale for $8. This event is open to the public.

 

Wounded Warrior Fun Run and Dog Jog

Student Disability Services, The Veterans’ Resource Center, Student Veterans of America CMU Chapter and CM Life will present the Wounded Warrior Fun Run and Dog Jog from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, starting at Finch Fieldhouse. The cost is $22, which includes a T-shirt and Wounded Warrior memorabilia. Register here.

 

Central Harmony Concert

Central Harmony will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Broadway Theater located at 216 E. Broadway St. in downtown Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $5 from any Central Harmony member or $6 at the door.

 

CMU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

The CMU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

 

CMU Women’s Chorus

The CMU Women’s Chorus will perform from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

 

“Taste of Culture” Series: Czech Republic

Study Abroad will host a “Taste of Culture” event from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Ronan Hall 344. Students are invited to try Czech food while learning about what it’s like to study abroad in the Czech Republic. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Fire Up Your Career

Career Services will host Fire Up Your Career from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. Attendees will be able to receive REACH advising, practice mock interviewing and take a professional photo. Business professional dress is recommended. This event is free to all CMU students.

 

Wind Symphony and Symphony Band

The Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

 

University Band and Campus Band

The University Band and Campus Band will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

 

Athletic events

See a list of upcoming CMU athletic events here.


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