Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, July 24, to Wednesday, July 30, include:
College of Education and Human Services Day — Friday
The College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University will host an open house July 25 in the Education and Human Services Building. High school students and prospective transfer students will have the chance to learn about careers in teaching, school administration, counseling, event planning, recreation, apparel design and interior design. The day offers the opportunity to attend an academic showcase presentation highlighting specific areas of study, take a guided campus tour, enjoy lunch in a residential restaurant, and attend a Student Services fair. Register online at admissions.cmich.edu/events.
College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences Day — Friday
The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University will host an open house July 25 in Anspach Hall. High school students and prospective transfer students are invited to learn about experiences for students interested in understanding social, psychological and political environments and in developing an appreciation of different cultures. The day offers the opportunity to attend an academic showcase presentation highlighting programs of study and student opportunities, take a guided campus tour, enjoy lunch in a residential restaurant, and attend a Student Services fair. Register online at admissions.cmich.edu/events.
Central Michigan University Surplus Sale — Friday
Central Michigan University will be selling surplus items including equipment, vehicles, appliances and furniture to the general public from noon to 2 p.m. July 25 in the Surplus Sales Building, 275 W. Bellows St. All items will be sold as is and all sales will be final. Call 989-774-3919 with questions or for additional information.
Maker Faire Detroit — Saturday and Sunday
Central Michigan University students will be among more than 400 participants at Maker Faire Detroit who will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to The Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 26 and 27. This award-winning, family friendly event celebrates technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability and more. Tickets are required for admittance, and free tickets are available through Heidi Mahon, 989-774-1576, in the College of Science and Technology. For more information, visit www.makerfairedetroit.com.
"Backyard Birding" Workshop — Tuesday
The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University will host a "Backyard Birding" workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. July 29 in Rowe Hall. Designed for families with children in kindergarten through eighth grade, the workshop will teach participants about Michigan birds and the adaptations they have to help them survive in a variety of environments. Prepaid reservations are required, and the cost is $2 per person. Call the museum at 989-774-3829 to register.