Awards and Highlights - September 2017

News Central 34 honored at Philo Festival Media Arts Awards

Student news organization News Central 34 was nominated for a 2017 Philo Festival Media Arts Award of Excellence. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced Oct. 20 at Orion Neighborhood Television in Lake Orion. Alongside the nomination, the production won Newscast, Political Awareness and Health Segment student division categories. Geneva Bass, Josh Bonzheim, Zachary Huffman and Crystal Reily will receive individual honors at the festival.

CMU theater professor performs at the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City

Steve Berglund performed his one-man comedy, "MAN," at the largest solo theater festival in the world, United Solo Theatre Festival. "MAN" is about a quest for manhood. The show received outstanding reviews on CMU's campus and at the Fringe Festivals in Chicago and Indianapolis. 

CMU earns 'gold-level' status as a Veteran-Friendly School

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency has again named Central Michigan University a "gold level" Veteran-Friendly School. The VFS program recognizes academic institutions committed to meeting the needs of student veterans and their dependents, awarding gold-, silver- and bronze-level status based on veteran-centric services and programs such as on-campus veterans coordinators, staffed veterans centers and credit for military training and experience. 

Students will plan and host Macker tournament for 10 added years

Gus Macker founder and director Scott McNeal, '79, announced another 10 years of support for the "Production of festivals and events" course through which CMU students plan and host the 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Two CMU professors take the lead on $4.8 million physics research grant

Central Michigan University physics professors Koblar Alan Jackson and Juan Peralta are at the forefront of a four-year, $4.8 million U.S. Department of Energy research grant. Jackson is project director, and Peralta is a senior investigator. The project spans five universities and 10 senior scientists.