Awards and Highlights - May 2016

​​​​​College of Communication and Fine Arts

News Central 34 receives Awar​d of Excellence​

CMU’s student-produced newscast — News Central 34 — received the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter. This is one of Michigan’s highest honors for a college newscast and is recognized at a national level.

MHTV named College Station of the Year for 15 years

CMU’s student-operated 24-hour cable outlet — Moore Hall Television — was named College Television Station of the Year for the 15th consecutive time. This is the longest-running consecutive winning streak for this award in the history of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

CMU Public Broadcasting wins several awards at Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Excellence Awards

Stefanie Mills and Matthew Ozanich earned a Best for Cultural Programming and a Merit in the Documentary category for their original production, “The Island: Mackinac in the Seasons.” Senior Jennifer Weingart won Best Hard News and Current Event Story for her coverage of the Birch Run tornado. Senior Dominic Timboli earned a Merit for his minidocumentary on the Velsicol Chemical clean up in St. Louis, Michigan. Director of Technical Services Wayne Henderson was awarded the Carl E. Lee Engineering Excellence Award for Television.

Professor and students published in online magazine

Online magazine Editor & Publisher challenged Jim Knight, a journalism faculty member, and 19 students in a 500-level journalism course to develop a creative, forward-thinking solution for news publishers. After a semester of hard work, the group’s research and conclusion for keeping up with evolving news platforms was published in the May 2016 issue of Editor & Publisher.

College of Science and Engineering

CMU professor earns U.S. Department of Energy honor

CMU physicist Matthew Redshaw received the U.S. Department of Energy's prestigious Early Career Award, which will fund another facet of his specialized research in nuclear physics. Read more here.

University News

CMU receives Excellence in Student Success Award

CMU was honored with the Excellence in Student Success Award by the Campus Management Corp. at the Campus Insight 2016 Conference. This award recognizes universities that work to identify success factors for nontraditional students and actively engage with students to ensure retention and completion goals are met.

CMU students receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Detroit junior Rajaniece Thompson, Rochester Hills senior Vanessa Graves, Midland junior Elizabeth Dickerson and Lansing junior Tariq Brown are four of more than 1,150 American undergraduate students from 377 colleges and universities across the U.S. to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this scholarship provides a study- or intern-abroad opportunity during the summer 2016 academic term. Thompson will study abroad in Thailand, Brown in Japan, Dickerson in Brazil and Graves in Ghana.