Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, May 29, to Wednesday, June 4, include:
“Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” exhibit — through July 1
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” will be on display daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 1 in the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History in Rowe Hall. The exhibit examines how Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize genocide.
2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games — Thursday through Saturday
The 2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 through 31 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Opening ceremonies will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and feature grand marshalls Frank VanderMeer, Ellen Bartz, Bob DeYoung and Kent Kohtz. The community is invited to attend to cheer on the athletes and celebrate unity, fitness, the joy of sports and the strength of the human spirit. Visit www.somi.org for a complete schedule of the competitions.
“The Price of Union: A Young Michigan in the Civil War” — Saturday
The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and CMU’s Museum of Cultural and Natural History will present “The Price of Union: A Young Michigan in the Civil War” from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 at the Gerald R. Poor Museum located on the southwest corner of Preston Street and West Campus Drive. The faculty-led student exhibit tells the story of America’s greatest domestic war. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations for weekday school tours may be made by calling 989-774-3829.
Clarke Historical Library Summer Speaker Series — Tuesday
At 7 p.m. June 3 in the Park Library Auditorium, Michael Schumacher, author of “November’s Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913,” will recount the dramatic events that unfolded over four days that year when a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions developed into one of the deadliest storms in Great Lakes maritime history. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the talk in Clarke Library.
Lessons of the Holocaust Speaker Series — Tuesday
Holocaust survivors and experts will speak at the Lessons of the Holocaust Speaker Series from 7 to 9 p.m. June 3 in the College of Medicine Auditorium. The series is being held in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” presented by Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine. The event is free and open to the public.
See a list of upcoming CMU athletic events at www.cmuchippewas.com