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Summer awards and highlights

Here’s a recap of recognition for CMU faculty, students and more from recent months

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


Central Michigan University faculty, students, staff, alumni, colleges and departments regularly receive accolades for their outstanding work. Here's a roundup of recognition from summer 2018.

Faculty member wins photo honors

Art and design faculty member Al Wildey's landscape photograph "Midland" received third place honors in the Australia-based Head On Photo Festival, one of the world's most prestigious photo festivals.

Sustainability efforts bring recognition

CMU received the 2018 Sustainability Award from the APPA, previously the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. CMU's sustainability efforts include food recovery, waste reduction, student environmental advocacy and recycling. 

Fashion collection in international competition

Graduate student Li Jiang's collection was selected as a finalist in one of the best-known and competitive international student competitions in the world, the 2018 International Arts of Fashion Competition. 

Michigan travel series wins regional Emmy

WCMU Public Television's "Destination Michigan" received a regional Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter. The original WCMU Public Television series explores Michigan's splendor and showcases the people and places that make our state a remarkable place to live. 

Faculty member publishes Gaiman interviews

Central Michigan University professor Joe Sommers has published a new book of interviews with celebrated author Neil Gaiman.

Gus Macker Hall of Fame inducts two faculty

Central Michigan University recreation, parks and leisure services administration faculty members Tim Otteman and Lori Irwin are 2018 inductees into the Gus Macker Hall of Fame.

Governor appoints Clarke archivist to board

Clarke Historical Library archivist and associate professor Marian Matyn has been appointed to the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

Student chosen for textile and apparel fellowship

Lauren Agnew, a student in the master's degree program in apparel product development and merchandising technology, has been selected to receive the International Textiles and Apparel Association's Sara Douglas Fellowship for Professional Promise. 


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