Friday, March 22, 2013

Arthur Vandenberg Documentary, CMU Pow wow, and CMU Women's Basketball

There are quite a few events of interest going on around Central Michigan University that the Clarke Historical Library would like to remind you about.

First, this weekend is the 24th Annual Pow wow, being held in McGuirk arena (located in the Central Michigan University Events Center). For more information, visit the CMU Office of Institutional Diversity webpage with information about the Celebrating Life Pow wow.

Second, the 11th seeded CMU Women's Basketball team will compete against 6th seeded Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 23 at 11:10 am. The game, played in Columbus, Ohio, will be broadcast on ESPN2. Three weeks ago, the Clarke featured an image of the 1908 women's basketball squad on the CMU Libraries picture of the week page and in a previous Clarke News and Notes posting. Fire up, CMU!

Image from Wikipedia Commons
Finally, Monday, March 25, the second event in the Spring 2013 Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series will take place at 7:00 pm in the Park Library Auditorium. A panel discussion featuring Mike Grass, Hank Meijer, and Gleaves Whitney will follow the showing of America’s Senator -- The Unexpected Odyssey of Arthur H. Vandenberg, a documentary about the life and career of Arthur Vandenberg (1884-1951), a U. S. Senator (1928-51) from Grand Rapids. Mike Grass is the film’s producer and Hank Meijer and Gleaves Whitney were the principal historical consultants. This presentation is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Clarke Historical Library.