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Saxophone Day, a biennial event at Central Michigan University, brought 150 high school students to campus Sunday to perform in Staples Family Concert Hall.Professor of Saxophone John Nichol and the CMU Saxophone Studio hosted the event.High school students began the day watching a master class of the four CMU Saxophone Quartets conducted by Christopher Creviston, a guest artist and professor of Saxophone at Arizona State University.After the master class, all saxophonists rehearsed together for three hours as the Michigan Saxophone Ensemble.
Faculty and students in the Center for Merchandising and Design Technology spent more than three weeks testing the design of a coat that can be converted into a sleeping bag for the homeless.
Students sacrificed sleep for fun with friends on Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the Student Activity Center."Up All Night" 2017 took place Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, March 26.
For 12 hours on Saturday, Jack Skoog Indoor Track at Central Michigan University transformed into a place to remember those lives lost to cancer, embrace those who continue their fight and honor those who won their battle.Colleges Against Cancer hosted CMU's Relay for Life in the Indoor Athletic Complex.
Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix series, will speak at 7 p.m.
The door leading into Anspach Hall Room 161 was decorated with Planned Parenthood posters as the registered student organization VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood hosted an abortion speakout on Thursday.About 30 people listened to 16 participants share their stories or the stories of others.
A Diversity and Inclusion Forum was held at Central Michigan
University to discuss and help promote diversity and inclusion here on campus.The forum was sponsored by CMU’s Student Government
Association, where five students and one faculty member discussed topics on a
panel.The forum was on March 23 at 7 p.m.
The Office of Student Activities and Involvement will host its annual Up All Night event from 11 p.m.
Central Michigan University students, faculty and staff will receive a mid-semester break next week with the annual Gentle Thursday and Friday.This marks the second consecutive year the annual two-day break will be held in the middle of the spring semester.
The Speak Up, Speak Out series held its last forum of the semester on Tuesday, March 21. The forum discussed the issue of “Academic Freedom and Safe Spaces."Justin Smith, associate professor of sociology, introduced the forum.
The Student Government Association passed seven resolutions at its meeting Monday in the Bovee University Center.All resolutions passed by the House are as follows:
A resolution in creation of an online bump systemA resolution to support the creation of a policy to expand daily vegan and vegetarian optionsA resolution to support providing healthier food options in the markets on-campusA resolution in support of petitioning Mount Pleasant City CommissionA resolution to require that students be notified when professors are assigned to registered classesA resolution for the establishment of an Arab-American History Week at Central Michigan UniversityA resolution to support the extension of university coordinated pickups for new international studentsThe House voted to table a resolution to endure registered student organization members are registered Central Michigan University students and all members follow university policies.
Two rival universities are coming together next week to help save lives.Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University will participate in the 2017 CMU-WMU Blood Challenge from noon to 5:45 p.m.
The Central Michigan University Bookstore will hold its 2017 Grad Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 9 a.m.
Serving in the U.S. Army reserves has given Shayn Lindquist the opportunity to honor his country while getting an education at Central Michigan University.The Clarkston junior to joined the Army Reserves prior to starting his senior year of high school.
Battle Creek junior Elise Christlieb is getting married on July 14, 2018. Being a student and being away from her fiancé, Christlieb was stressed out.That is until she found The Society of Future Wedding Planners, an all-woman registered student organization at Central Michigan University.
Colleges Against Cancer plans to raise $70,000 to support the American Cancer Society.The registered student organization is hosting CMU’s annual Relay for Life event from noon to midnight Saturday, March 25 in the Central Michigan University Indoor Athletic Complex.Grace Kozak, community manager for the American Cancer Society, said the event’s purpose is to raise awareness about cancer, to celebrate the survivors and to help people within their community utilize resources around them.“(Relay for Life events) give people a chance to fight back,” Kozak said.
The Speak Up Speak Out series will discuss safe spaces and free expression at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium.“Safe Spaces/Free Expression?: How do academic freedom and equal education coexist?” will consist of a panel including faculty, staff and students including: Joshua Smith, philosophy and religion faculty member; Christi Brookes, dean of the department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Bellal Ammar and Autumn Gairaud, who are students.
For Michala Ebert, St. Patrick’s Day is like Christmas in Mount Pleasant.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist visited Central Michigan University on Thursday to read her work and share insight.The Meijer Visiting Writing Series and Women and Gender Studies presented Diane Seuss at the Park Library Baber Room.Seuss read poems from two of her books.