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 8, to Wednesday, May 14, include:
“JOURNEY: Life From the Inside Out” Art Exhibit
An art exhibit titled “JOURNEY: Life From the Inside Out” will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 11, in the Park Library Baber Room. This series of paintings by artist Shelley N. Stevens gives visual life to the deeply felt effects and responses to unforeseen experiences associated with life. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Student Exhibition
The spring 2014 exhibition showcasing the work of CMU art and design department candidates for the BFA in Art degree will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the University Art Gallery. The exhibition will run through Saturday, May 10, and is free and open to the public.
CMU Baseball to host University of Michigan
Central Michigan University baseball welcomes the University of Michigan to Theunissen Stadium at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Day sponsored by Prostate Cancer Understanding, Prevention & Screenings, players on both teams will be wearing light blue armbands to raise awareness.
BCA 521 Students Present “Analogous”
BCA 521 students will present their semester project “Analogous” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Park Library Auditorium. The film stars Lindsay Chestnut and is about the struggle for peace between two beings that are worlds apart. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.
Spring Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
CMU’s Spring Doctoral Commencement ceremony will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. CMU emeritus professor and dean of the College of Science and Technology Robert E. Kohrman is the commencement speaker.
2014 Multicultural Celebratory
CMU’s Multicultural Academic Student Services will host a Multicultural Celebratory at 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Bovee University Center Auditorium for class of 2014 spring and summer graduates. All are welcome to attend.
Spring Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies
CMU’s Spring Commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students will be held at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the CMU Events Center McGuirk Arena. Commencement speakers include Vice President of Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group for the Central Region John Fikany at the 9 a.m. ceremony, American opera singer and actress Teri Dale Hansen at the 1 p.m. ceremony, and Chief Technology Consultant and President of White IEQ Consulting W. Curtis White at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
“The Price of Union: A Young Michigan in the Civil War”
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 Saturday, May 10, at the Poor School 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 through the museum studies program. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations for weekday school tours may be made by calling 989-774-3829.
Mount Pleasant Public Schools 2014 Exhibition and Reception
Art created by Mount Pleasant public school students from grades 1 through 12 will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the University Art Gallery, with a reception scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. for the artists. Both events are free and open to the public.
WCMU Spring Auction
CMU Public Broadcasting’s sixth annual online auction is now live. The largest auction to date lists nearly 250 items. Bidding is open to the public and continues through May 13 here.
2014 Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning
The 2014 Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning with the theme of “Outside the Lines: Inspiring through Creativity and Innovation” will begin at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, and run through lunch on Friday, May 16, in the Education and Human Services Building. Registration is available daily. Conference fees are $75 for CMU affiliates and $125 for the public.
“Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” Exhibit
The United State’s 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. Wednesday, May 14, through Tuesday, 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.
See a list of upcoming CMU athletic events here.