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Central Michigan University Events: Feb 20-26

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, Feb. 20, to Wednesday, Feb. 26, include:

 

Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity

Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Bovee University Center 306

Free and open to the public

Attend the grand opening of the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity and meet the staff. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Biohistory: Tracing the Biological Consequences of Conquest, Politics and Trade

5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Anspach Hall 162

Free and open to the public

Heather Edgar of the University of New Mexico and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology will discuss the methods and materials she uses to address how cultural and historical events and trends shape microevolution.

 

Transition: A reading by Amanda Shepard

7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Park Library’s Baber Room

Free and open to the public

CMU student Amanda Shepard will read from her first novel “Transition” as part of her Senior Honors Creative Endeavor. For more information, contact Melissa Smith at 989-774-3171 or smith4ms@cmich.edu.

 

Aca-Chips

7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Program Board will host an a cappella concert featuring On the Rox, Fish N Chips and Central Harmony.

 

“House of Several Stories”

7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Moore Hall’s Bush Theater

Tickets are $9 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for theater students

CMU University Theatre presents “House of Several Stories,” a comedy featuring a family’s unusual Thanksgiving. This production contains strong language, alcohol and mild adult themes. Tickets are available for purchase at Ticket Central by calling 989-774-3045, online here or at the door.

 

Powers Woodwind Quintet

8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors

The Powers Woodwind Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. Tickets are available for purchase at the Central Box Office by calling 989-774-3000 or at the door.

 

Alpha Kappa Psi CMU Career Day

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Finch Fieldhouse

Free and open to the public

Alpha Kappa Psi, Career Services and the College of Business Administration present the 2014 CMU Career Day. Students will be able to network with top name employers including Domino’s Pizza, Target Stores, General Motors and Verizon Wireless. For an updated list of employers attending the event, click here.

 

2014 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the University Art Gallery, Main and West galleries

Free and open to the public

The 2014 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition will be juried by outside art professionals.

 

2nd Annual ERPsim Invitational Competition

11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Grawn Hall 100

Free and open to the public

ERPsim is a simulation allowing users to experience firsthand the integrative capabilities of SAP, the world’s leading business enterprise software. Attendees will watch as 20 teams compete against each other for the title of ERPsim champion. Each team will run a fictitious business using a live SAP system with the goal of ensuring the “company” achieves maximum profitability.

 

Vocal Chamber Music

8 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors

The Vocal Chamber Music performance will take place Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. Tickets are available for purchase at the Central Box Office by calling 989-774-3000 or at the door.

 

Serve, Educate, Care Speaker Series: Patricia Lay-Dorsey

Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center

Free and open to the public

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will host Patricia Lay-Dorsey to discuss her photographs showing the struggles and achievements as she learns to accept the limitations of her body and celebrate her abilities rather than her disabilities with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

“Step Afrika”

7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Program Board and National Pan-Hellenic Council present “Step Afrika” as a part of Black History Month. African-American fraternities and sororities historically practice Step Afrika, which blends percussion dance styles, African traditional dance, and other dance and art forms.

 

Clarke Speaker Series: Falling into Place

7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Park Library Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Park Library will host artist, photographer and retired social worker Patricia Lay-Dorsey to speak in recognition of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in March. For more than five years she worked on an intensive self-portrait project documenting her experience living with MS. She has compiled 50 of those images into the book “Falling into Place” to educate viewers about the reality of life with a disability, as well as inspire those living with their own challenges. A reception and book signing will follow in Clarke Library.

 

Political Science Open House

5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Bovee University Center Rotunda

Free and open to all CMU students

Faculty, alumni and current students will share information about what a political science or public administration degree can offer. They will discuss political science master programs including accelerated degrees. Career Services will be there to help with résumés and cover letters. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Laura Orta at 989-774-2391 or orta1lj@cmich.edu.

 

Financial Services Career Night

6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Bovee University Center

Free and open to the public

Attend the Financial Services Career Night to learn more about the career opportunities that exist in the financial services industry. Students will register between 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. Each firm’s representative will present an overview of their firm and possible career opportunities.

 

P.A.T.H. Personal Awareness/Safety

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Bovee University Center Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Health Services presents P.A.T.H. Personal Awareness Safety where attendees can learn techniques to protect themselves by Trooper Michael White from the Michigan State Police.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Staples Family Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the Central Box Office by calling 989-774-3000 or at the door.

 

Tunes @ Noon

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Bovee University Center Student Lounge

Free and open to the public

Tunes @ Noon takes place every other Wednesday in the Bovee U.C. Student Lounge. 1892 Productions invites local musical talent to perform live during the lunch hour.

 

African-Americans in Education

7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Park Library Auditorium

Free and open to the public

The Black Graduate Student Association will host this discussion to examine the many factors that affect African-Americans’ pursuit of education and discuss strategies that will assist in their pursuit. 

 

Athletic events

See a list of upcoming athletic events at CMU online here.


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