Awards and Highlights - June 2017

Psychology and public history students receive CHSBS John E. Warriner Scholarship

Megan Taylor, of McBain, Michigan, Holly Gregory, of Breckenridge, Michigan, and Jonathan Strom, of Riverdale, Michigan, were awarded the $3,000 CHSBS John E. Warriner Scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences. The scholarship is given to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in anthropology, cultural & global studies, economics, English, foreign language, history, journalism, museum studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, speech, social work or sociology who have a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher and have successfully demonstrated in an essay how the scholarship will benefit them. 

Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Faculty interviewed on The Big Show Starring Michael Patrick Shiels

Peter B. Orlik was interviewed June 13 about his 48 years as a CMU broadcast educator on radio's The Big Show Starring Michael Patrick Shiels. The live program is carried on a dozen stations throughout lower Michigan. The host, Shiels, is a CMU Broadcast & Cinematic Arts alumnus.

University Theatre provides co-curricular opportunities for students

From Summer 2016 through May 2017, University Theatre provided 141 individual students with 496 specific co-curricular opportunities in the areas of theater and dance performance, directing, playwriting, design, technical theater, choreography, makeup and related theater production areas. University Theatre produced/sponsored 27 different productions (88 total performances), and combined attendance for all University Theatre-produced/sponsored productions was over 10,600.

History faculty member to release book in September 2017

The University of North Carolina Press announced Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf by CMU history faculty member Lane Demas will be released in September 2017. According to the publisher, "This groundbreaking history of African-Americans and golf explores the role of race, class and public space in golf course development, the stories of individual black golfers during the age of segregation, the legal battle to integrate public golf courses and the little-known history of the United Golfers Association (UGA), a black golf tour that operated from 1925 to 1975."