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Central Michigan University Events: Sep 25-Oct 1

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, Sept. 25, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, include:

Passport Fair — Thursday

Central Michigan University’s Study Abroad office will host a Passport Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Bovee University Center’s Isabella Room. Staff from the National Passport Center and the Isabella County Register of Deeds office will be present to accept passport applications. Call Sarah Barnard, outreach coordinator and study abroad adviser, at 989-774-4308 for more information.

Staff Excellence Awards ceremony — Thursday

Central Michigan University’s Human Resources office will host a Staff Excellence Awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bovee University Center’s Rotunda. Call Deb Spranger at 989-774-7194 for more information.

Guest lecture by historian David Laven — Thursday

Central Michigan University’s history department will host scholar and historian David Laven for a free guest lecture titled “Inventing a City: The British and Venice in the 19th Century” at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Park Library Auditorium.

Deaf comedian Wormy Callaway performs — Thursday

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University will host deaf comedian Wormy Callaway at 6 p.m. Thursday in Anspach Hall Room 161. This free performance will be voice interpreted. Call Stacy Horman, American Sign Language instructor, at 989-774-7845 for more information.

Author Janice Harrington talk at Clarke Library — Thursday

Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library will host storyteller, poet and children’s books author Janice Harrington for a free guest lecture as part of its Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Park Library Auditorium. A reception will follow the talk in Clarke Historical Library. Call 989-774-3352 for more information.

Central Michigan University vs. Eastern Michigan women’s volleyball game — Thursday

The Central Michigan University Chippewas will host the Eastern Michigan University Eagles at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041 for more information.

Hispanic Heritage Month Zumba class — Thursday

Central Michigan University’s Multicultural Academic Student Services office will host a free Zumba class featuring guest instructor and Central Michigan University police officer Laura Martinez at 7 p.m. in the MAC Gym No. 1 in the Student Activity Center.

St. Lawrence String Quartet concert — Thursday

Central Michigan University’s School of Music will feature the St. Lawrence String Quartet in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. They are the featured artists for the free, annual Chamichian Endowed Concert.

“Leaves of Grass” reading — Friday

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University will host its seventh annual marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the CMU Fabiano Botanical Garden. Call Robert Fanning, English faculty member, at 989-774-2665 for more information.

“Hume and His Critics” international symposium — Friday

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University will host a free, international symposium on “Hume and His 18th Century Critics” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in Park Library Auditorium. Call Mark Shelton, philosophy and religion faculty member, at 989-774-1446 for more information.

Central Michigan University surplus sale — Friday

Central Michigan University will sell surplus items including equipment, furniture and supplies to the public from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the Surplus Sales Building, 275 W. Bellows St. Call 989-774-3917 for more information.

Women and Gender Studies fall social — Friday

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University will host a fall social for its Women and Gender Studies program from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the first floor lobby of Anspach Hall. Call Jayne Strachan, political science and public administration faculty member, at 989-774-3601 for more information.

Central Michigan University vs. Northern Illinois women’s soccer game — Friday

The Central Michigan University Chippewas will host the Northern Illinois University Huskies at 4 p.m. Friday in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041 for more information.

Comedian Gary Owen performs — Friday

Central Michigan University’s Program Board will host comedian Gary Owen at 7 p.m. Friday in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. Call Ticket Central at 989-774-3045 to purchase tickets.

Game-based Learning in K-University workshop — Saturday

Central Michigan University’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Institute of Simulations and Games will host a free, daylong workshop about game-based learning in education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bovee University Center’s Mackinaw Room. Call Jonathan Truitt, history faculty member, at 989-774-3374 for more information.

Central Michigan University vs. Ohio women’s volleyball game — Saturday

The Central Michigan University Chippewas will host the Ohio University Bobcats at 7 p.m. Saturday in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041 for more information.

Central Michigan University vs. Western Michigan women’s soccer game — Sunday

The Central Michigan University Chippewas will host the Western Michigan University Broncos at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pleasant. Call 989-774-3041 for more information.

Recording artist Ludacris performs — Sunday

Central Michigan University’s Program Board will host recording artist Ludacris at 7 p.m. Sunday in McGuirk Arena in the CMU Events Center. Call Ticket Central at 989-774-3045 to purchase tickets.

Mid-Michigan’s Annual College Night — Tuesday

Central Michigan University’s Admissions office will host more than 50 colleges and universities from Michigan and beyond during its free, annual college fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CMU Events Center. Call the Admissions office at 989-774-3076 for more information.

Fable Readings in French — Tuesday

Central Michigan University’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will a student reading of traditional French fables and fairy tales at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pearce Hall Room 332. Call Amy Ransom at 989-774-3732 for more information.

Educause 2014 Virtual Conference — Tuesday through Thursday

Central Michigan University’s Information Technology office will host the Educause 2014 Virtual Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Health Professions Building Global Telepresence Room, Room 2255. Call Duane Kleinhardt at 989-774-3921 for more information.

Teaching and Learning Collective workshop with Barbara Oakley — Wednesday

Central Michigan University’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will host invited speaker Barbara Oakley for a free talk “A Mind for Numbers: A Student Workshop” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in Bovee University Center Room 302. No registration is required. Call the CMU Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at 989-774-3615 for more information.

New Venture Competition workshop — Wednesday

Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration presents a workshop “Who’s Problem are You Solving and What Will They Pay?” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Grawn Hall 150. Call Brenda Pung at 989-774-3270 for more information.

Michigan barn enthusiast Steve Stier talk at Clarke Library — Wednesday

Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library will host the Michigan Barn Preservation Network’s Board President Steve Stier for a free guest lecture titled “Barn Raisings” as part of its Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Park Library Auditorium. A reception will follow the talk in Clarke Historical Library. Call 989-774-3352 for more information.

Best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore talk — Wednesday

Central Michigan University’s President’s Office will host The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur and television host Wes Moore for a free talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. A book signing will take place following the talk. Call Anne Hornak in the Educational Leadership office at 989-774-3204 for more information.

 


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