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Central Michigan University Events: Jan 16-22

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, Jan. 16, to Wednesday, Jan. 22, include:

 

Piecing a Life: Quilts by Ann Kowaleski

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, through Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Park Library’s Baber Room

Admission to the exhibit, lecture and reception is free and open to the public

Ann Kowaleski has been creating art quilts based on figurative expression and narrative with personal symbolism, remembrance and imagination since 1983. Her first quilt was based on the Grimm Brother’s fairytale “Seven Ravens.” On Thursday, Jan. 16, Kowaleski will be speaking in the Baber Room at 3 p.m. A reception will follow.

 

Faculty Artist: Mark Cox, tuba

8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

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

Faculty artist Mark Cox, tuba, will perform. He holds a bachelor of music degree and a doctor of musical arts degree in performance from the Eastman School of Music as well as a master of music degree in performance from Northwestern University. Tickets are available for purchase at the Central Box Office by calling 989-774-3000 or at the door.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Fabiano/Emmons/Woldt lobby

Free and open to the public

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, Jan. 17. To schedule an appointment click here (sponsor code: CMU). Walk-ins welcome.

 

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium

Tickets start at $5 for students and $25 for the general public

Comedian Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy will take the stage Jan. 17 for an improvisational comedy show. Belushi, younger brother of late comedic actor John Belushi, will perform with fellow comedians Joshua Funk, Jon Barinholtz, Brad Morris and CMU alumnus Larry Joe Campbell, who co-starred with Belushi on the long-running ABC sitcom “According to Jim.” Tickets are available for purchase at Ticket Central in the Events Center or online here.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Brunch

10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 20, in the Student Activity Center’s Small Sports Forum

Free and open to the public

The brunch will feature the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest, as well as remarks from President George E. Ross and Robert Newby, professor emeritus of sociology, anthropology and social work.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in the Bovee University Center

Free and open to the public 

Community members have the opportunity to volunteer their time on a variety of projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the day of service, all volunteers should report to the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Service projects include Valentines for Veterans and the Foster Care Fleece Blanket project, as well as projects for the Isabella County Commission on Aging, Human Animal Treatment Society and the Habitat for Humanity Restore of Isabella County.

 

Children’s Workshop: I Have a Dream

1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in Rowe Hall

Free and open to K-6 grade students

This program is offered by CMU’s Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Children who attend may experience the passionate mind behind the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and understand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent protest against racial discrimination.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March and Vigil

3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, starting at the Bovee University Center

Free and open to the public

The march will begin at the Bovee University Center, ending with a vigil in downtown Mount Pleasant.

 

Keynote Speaker: Minnijean Brown Trickey

7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Minnijean Brown Trickey, member of the Little Rock Nine, will deliver the keynote speech for Martin Luther King Jr. week. She will be speaking about her experiences as a member of the Little Rock Nine and her work with civil rights.

 

Faculty Artist: Andrew Spencer, percussion

8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

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

Faculty artist Andrew Spencer, percussion, will be performing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Staples Family Concert Hall. Tickets are available for purchase at the Central Box Office by calling 989-774-3000 or at the door.

 

Study Abroad Expo

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Park Library Corridor

Free and open to the public

A Study Abroad Expo on Jan. 22 enables students to interact with staff members and fellow students who have recently returned from abroad, as well as learn about the many study abroad programs offered by CMU. Click here for more information.

 

Athletic events

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


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