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Central Michigan University Events: Feb 28-Mar 5

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. 28, to Wednesday, March 5, include:

 

“The Marvelous Land of Oz”

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, in Moore Hall’s Kiva

Free and open to the public

Presented by the Riecker Literary Series, “The Marvelous Land of Oz” is adapted and directed by CMU junior Troy Mullin. The original adaption of L. Frank Baum’s second book about Oz will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2 in Moore Hall’s Kiva.

 

Wind Symphony Band and Symphony Band

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

Free and open to the public

The Wind Symphony Band and the Symphony Band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Black History Month Trivia Night

7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Bovee University Center Student Lounge Room 214

Free and open to the public

CMU’s Multicultural Academic Student Services will host a trivia night focusing on black history, culture, music and food. Participants will have chances to win prizes.

 

Hip-Hop and Religion: Sounds and Cyphers of the Past, Present and Future

7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Anspach Hall 162

Free and open to the public

Central Michigan University’s philosophy and religion department will present a night of seeing, listening and learning about hip-hop culture’s use of religious practices. The presentation will examine the four elements of hip-hop, its connection to religion and its power for African-Americans and Asian-Americans.

 

Sex Crimes & The Press: What is the Media’s Responsibility?

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Moore Hall 108

Free and open to the public

The Society of Professional Journalists will present a symposium on “Sex Crimes and The Press: What is the Media's Responsibility?” Special guests include Justin Hicks, Central Michigan Life editor-in-chief; Kevin Reeves, sexual aggression peer advocate; Taylor Arnett, women’s rights advocate; Capt. Fred Harris, CMU Police and Johnny Sparks, journalism faculty member.

 

Zumba Class Fundraiser

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Bovee University Center Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair rooms

$5 in advance and $7 at the door

The Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Organization will host a Zumba fundraiser to help support attendance to a national convention. Advance tickets are available in Room 2162 of the Health Professions Building or in the Health Professions Building Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24 through 27.

 

Night of Laughs with Marina Franklin

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Fresh Food Company’s back lounge

Free and open to the public

Program Board will present a comedy show featuring New York-based comedian Marina Franklin. Franklin has appeared on “The Jay Leno Show,” “Chapelle’s Show,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and more.

 

Journalism Rocks!

9 to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Moore Hall’s student media center

Free and open to the public

Central Michigan University will host a one-day conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, for high school journalists who are interested in learning about what ittakes to work in Michigan media.

 

Women’s Chorus Concert

2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

Free and open to the public

The Women’s Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. Under the direction of Alan Gumm since 2000, the group has quickly gained recognition in the region.

 

Film Screening: A Very Long Engagement

6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Park Library Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Central Michigan University faculty members will host a film screening of “A Very Long Engagement” as part of the World War I Interdisciplinary Symposium. The film tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War I. For the full schedule click here.

 

1914-2014: WWI Interdisciplinary Symposium

10 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Bovee University Center Maroon Room

Free and open to the public

Central Michigan University faculty members will host a World War I Interdisciplinary Symposium. Topics include Teaching WWI at CMU, The (Dying) Art of War, and War and Homosexuality in Germany. View the full schedule click here.

 

Faculty Artist: Alexandra Mascolo-David

8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

$3 for students/seniors and $5 for general admission

Faculty artist Alexandra Mascolo-David, the Portuguese pianist, has performed and led workshops and master classes in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Tickets are available for purchase at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000 or at the door. For more information click here.

 

Free showing of “Catching Fire”

5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Bovee University Center Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Program Board is hosting two showings of the popular sequel to “ The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire.”

 

Presentation by author Don Faber

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Park Library Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Don Faber, author of “The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the birth of Michigan politics,” will speak about the youngest person in United States history to hold the position of governor of a state.

 

Soup and Substance: Student Transfer Organization

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Bovee University Center Terrace Rooms 221 A-D

Free and open to the public

Join members of the campus community and greater Mount Pleasant area for a soup luncheon and a substantive presentation. A panel of four transfer students will answer questions and lead the discussion for other students who want to know more about transferring to CMU. Hosted by the Office of Diversity Education and Student Transfer Organization.

 

Athletic events

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


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