Upcoming events at Central Michigan University

Featuring events from Thursday, Nov. 21, to Wednesday, Nov. 27
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Central Michigan University hosts a variety of events each week, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, Nov. 21, to Wednesday, Nov. 27, include:

 

 

Soup and Substance: Hunger and Homelessness

Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Bovee University Center Terrace A Room 221

Free and open to the public

Members of the campus community and greater Mount Pleasant area will gather for a soup luncheon and a presentation on hunger and homelessness. This event is brought to campus by Diversity Education and co-sponsored by local community members.

 

 

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Isabella Community Soup Kitchen informational presentation

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Bovee University Center, Room 106

Free and open to the public

Kim Nelson, the executive director of the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen, will discuss the services the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen provides, the issues the organization addresses in the community and how volunteers can get involved.

 

 

‘Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience’ film screening

2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Bovee University Center Auditorium

Free and open to the public

CMU will show “Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience,” a documentary showcasing the history and traditions of Potawatomi Indians and the crucial role black ash basketry plays in those traditions, especially given the recent devastation of black ash trees in Michigan.

 

 

Crescent Duo

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

$5 for the public and $3 for students/seniors

Joanna White, flute, and Kennen White, clarinet, perform together as Crescent Duo on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for students/seniors and are available at the Central Box Office or online here.

 

 

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts and Social Sciences international conference

8 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

Register here

This international conference will focus on the role of literature, the arts, social sciences and the law in the discussion, representation and promotion of human rights, paying special attention to women’s rights, children’s rights, and indigenous rights and sovereignty.

 

 

Kadija George presents “Combating the Child Sex Tourism Trade in The Gambia”

10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

Free and open to the public

Kadija George presents “Combating the Child Sex Tourism Trade in The Gambia: How can using art make a positive difference?” This keynote address for the Human Rights, Literature, the Arts and Social Sciences conference will focus on the child sex tourism trade in The Gambia, how authorities have and continue to deal with the issue, and what lessons have been learned.

 

 

Networking and Pitching Yourself

11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 22, in the Park Library Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Learn how to network and pitch yourself at this event sponsored by CMU Career Services.

 

 

Festival Chorus

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium

General admission is $8, students and seniors $5

Under the instruction of Nina Nash-Robertson, Festival Chorus will perform works including the Vivaldi Gloria, the Mark Hayes Magnificent and the Jonathon Willcocks Gloria.

 

 

Central Michigan University presents Trap Door Improv

8 to 9 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Moore Hall 102

Free and open to the public

Central Michigan University improv comedy troupe, Trap Door Improv, will be presenting its annual Thanksgiving show.

 

 

United Way’s Festival of Trees

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, through Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Mount Pleasant

Free and open to the public

United Way of Isabella County is pleased to announce that the Festival of Trees will return to Mount Pleasant in 2013. There are 30 local businesses/organizations that will design, decorate and display one or two trees from Sunday, Nov. 24, through the Dickens Festival on Saturday, Dec. 7. The public is invited to take self-guided walking tours of the downtown area during that time.

 

 

Native American Heritage Month

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Moore Hall 101

Free and open to the public

Come explore the traditions of Native American culture with T. Defoe, a talented Native American artist. Defoe will captivate the audience’s attention through songs, storytelling and a hoop dance performance. Through words, music and movement, Defoe shares the customs and history of Native American culture.

 

 

Guest Artist: Arabesque Winds

8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall

$5 public, $3 students/seniors

CMU will host guest artist Arabesque Winds on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Staples Family Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for students/seniors and are available at the Central Box Office or online here.