Whitman Center hosts events; mental health featured in exhibits

Tired of the new semester already? The Whitman Center is helping to bring some excitement to the mundane class schedule.

Three upcoming events and exhibits will take place soon at the Whitman Center.

The Winter 2012 Enrichment Events will have a different display for February, March, and April.

Did you know that more than 1,900 people were buried in unmarked graves in the Toledo State Hospital Cemetery?

MCCC, in association with Gardens of St. Elizabeth, will host an event which will feature speakers from the Toledo State Hospital Cemetery Reclamation Committee discussing the restoration of the cemeteries and the efforts to identify those buried by name.

On display will be an overview of the history of mental health in the United States.

This event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7-8 p.m. in room 9.

In March, students can expect to see beautiful art in Whitman’s lobby. March will be art appreciation month.

Todd Matteson, Associate Professor of Art at Lourdes College, will be giving a crash course in art appreciation.

On display will be 25 reproductions of some of the world’s greatest artists, along with information about their lives.

Also on display will be the work of future artists, our own Bedford Township elementary school students.

March’s event dates and time are to be announced.

For the semester’s home run, April will be incorporating America’s favorite past time.

April’s theme is “From base ball to baseball: Evolution of the early game.”

Rich Adler, local baseball historian, will speak about the early development of baseball.

On display will be Baseball: Across a Divided Society, from the Library of Congress. This will consist of twenty images depicting early baseball (1860s-1920s).

This event will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 7-8 p.m. in room 9.

For more information, contact Sandy Kosmyna, Director of the Whitman Center at 734-847-0559, ext. 22.