Awards and Highlights - September 2015


World Games

Roger Coles speaks to more than 20,000 at the Qingdao World Leisure Games

Interim Associate Vice Provost Roger Coles addressed 20,000 people and a national television audience to open the 2015 World Leisure Games in China. The ceremony opened the games in the Laixi district of Qingdao city in Shandong province. During the 10-day event, the fascination of people enjoying leisure sports and the natural beauty was shown to the world. Coles serves as the chairman of the World Leisure Organization.

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Peter Orlik featured in Variety magazine

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts chair Peter Orlik's newly published book "Media Criticism in the Digital Age" was featured in Brian Lowry's "TV Criticism in the Digital Age Becoming a Matter of Favorites" article in Variety Magazine.

Chad Roberts judged in NAB Marconi Awards

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts faculty Chad Roberts was judged the Best College Radio Station category for the NAB Marconi Awards. He also was quoted in the story Is College Radio Still Viable in the July 31 edition of Radio World.

Trey Stohlman presents at AAEEBL conference

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts faculty Trey Stohlman presented Tailoring for Technology: Rethinking the e-portfolio Rubric at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning conference in Boston.

Will Anderson's audio drama 'Devil's Night' selected as award finalist

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts faculty Will Anderson's audio drama "Devil's Night" was selected as one of two U.S. finalists in Radio Romania's Grand Prix Nova 2015 Audio Drama awards.

Will Anderson's audio drama script performed and recorded by Studio 620 Radio Theater Project

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts faculty Will Anderson's audio drama script "Bump in the Night" was performed and recorded by Studio 620 Radio Theatre Project in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was aired on WMNF-FM in Tampa as well as for podcast distribution.

College of Education and Human Services

Art Prize

Art faculty Al Wildey's artwork displayed at ArtPrize

Al Wildey, professor of art and design, was selected as one of six artists to participate in the Honda Design & Drive competition during Grand Rapids's ArtPrize this year. His car wrap is based off a road image, which features 2,500 photographs from a 6,600-mile cross-country road trip merged into a single image.

College of Business Administration

Rebecca Dingus receives SEF Certification

Marketing and hospitality services administration faculty Rebecca Dingus joins a group of certified professors from CMU and more than 65 universities that provide students with Sales Education Foundation's job selection tools. Once certified, faculty have preferred access to SEF's Career Development Program, which focuses on career guidance for sales students. 

College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ari Berk's book receives positive reviews

English faculty Ari Berk's book "Brian Froud's Goblins!: 10 ½ Year Anniversary Edition" received popular reviews by Examiner and Forces of Geek. The book exposes the goblin world through photographs of goblins taken with a mysterious magical camera adapted by Brian Froud, along with paintings and drawings of goblins.

Maxine Berman inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

Former Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government Maxine Berman will be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Oct. 29. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. Berman previously served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1983 to 1996.

College of Science and Technology

EPA awards CMU $20 million in six years for Great Lakes research

CMU has been provided with a second $10 million grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. CMU was selected in 2010 to lead an initial $10 million initiative. This enabled the nation's first collection of scientific data assessing the health of coastal wetlands spanning more than 10,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than the west and east coasts of the United States combined. The second grant will fund identification, monitoring and extended evaluation of restoration efforts during the next five years.

Tracy Galarowicz awarded Distinguished Achievement in Natural Sciences

Biology chairperson Tracy Galarowicz was awarded Distinguished Achievement in Natural Sciences from St. Norbert College. Professionally accomplished and deeply engaged in both her on-campus and off-campus communities, Galarowicz is an outstanding representative of her alma mater. 

College of Medicine

College of Medicine Dean George Kikano selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America

College of Medicine Dean George Kikano has been selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America 2015-2016 database. His selection is the result of an extensive, impartial, peer-review survey of thousands of doctors nationwide. Only five percent of all U.S. doctors are included.

Student Organizations

CMU Mortar Board chapter recognized with Silver Torch Award

CMU's Mortar Board chapter was recognized with a Silver Torch Award at the 2015 Mortar Board National Conference held in Phoenix. This honor is presented to chapters that execute all national criteria and deadlines while promoting scholarship, leadership and meaningful service to their institutions.

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