Mr. PhiSignificant Pageant
Phi Sigma Sigma will hold its annual Mr. PhiSignificant Pageant at 7 p.m. today at the Broadway Theatre, 216 E. Broadway St. Central Michigan University men are competing for the title. There will be a special appearance by “On the Rox,” an all-female a cappella group. Admission is free. Audience members are encouraged to make donations to their favorite contestants to help them win. Proceeds will go to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.
Eagle Feather Cleansing
Participate with members from the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran & Warrior Society, Eagle Clan and Ziibiwing staff in cleaning and honoring the eagle feathers in the Ziibiwing Collection from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ziibiwing Center, 6650 E. Broadway St. This event is free. People also may bring their personal eagle or bird feathers to clean and honor. Some restrictions may apply. For more information, contact William Johnson at 775-4730.
The Halloween season will begin at a haunted yard from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 814 N. Lansing St. From 6 to 7 p.m. is for timid children. This event is free and the monsters come out after the timid children hour. The yard will include CarnEvil, Bunny’s Oddities, Sammy’s Cemetery, Rat City, Cricket’s Witches House, Cave of Fear, Tunnel of Terror and more. There is a safe deck for children.
Biology research project
Biology Undergraduate Mentoring Program offers undergraduates from underrepresented groups the ability to participate in long-term research projects. Five students will be enlisted into the program each year for the next three years. Each student involved in the summer program will receive a $24,000 stipend over the next two academic years, $2,000 for summer living expenses and funding to purchase research supplies and to present the research at a professional conference. Students can learn more about the program by visiting the Web site, cst.cmich.edu/units/bio.
Fraudulent flu cures
The Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory telling consumers to use extreme care when purchasing online products claiming to diagnose, treat or prevent the H1N1 virus. The agency and the Federal Trade Commission continue to monitor these operations. It anticipates more unauthorized items will be for sale throughout the flu season. With daily Internet searches, the FDA has found hundreds of items advertising as swine flu deterrents and cures and, over the last six months, the FTC has warned 80 Internet purveyors to stop the traffic of unproved or illegal treatments. For more information, visit fda.gov.
“Fearless,” a photography exhibit on the topic of homophobia and school sports programs, will be displayed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Bovee University Center’s Multicultural Education Center. The exhibit is sponsored by the Multicultural Education Center and the Office of Gay and Lesbian Programs.
Open Mic Night
On the Fly Productions is hosting an open mic night from 9 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Carey Hall Real Food on Campus. The event can include music, comedy, poetry and more. Contact On the Fly Productions at email@example.com if interested in performing.
The deadline for the McNair Scholars Program is at 5 p.m. today. The program is looking for sophomores or juniors to form the 2010 cohort. For more information, call 774-1364 or visit mcnair.cmich.edu.