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Erik Nilsson, a 2006 journalism alum was awarded the 2016 China Friendship Award — the highest honor bestowed upon foreign experts for their contributions to China's economic and social development.Jiafei Yin and Erik Nilsson
For the past three years, CMU’s Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts has hosted Michigan's only undergraduate communication research conference (the Michigan Undergraduate and Graduate Communication Conference).Kirsten Weber
The CMU Debate Team has placed in the Top Four at both NFA Nationals and Pi Kappa Delta Nationals in the last two years.Kirsten Weber and Joe Packer
CMU’s Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts offers the Master of Arts in Communication that received a COIS top 10 distinction for faculty research.Kirsten Weber
News Central 34 is the only university news program in the region offering both live daily evening newscasts and live morning newscasts as well.Rick Sykes
News Central 34 is seven-time recipient of the prestigious Philo T. Farnsworth, Best Newscast award.Rick Sykes
News Central 34 received an Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter in both 2013 and 2016. This is one of Michigan’s highest honors for a student-produced newscast.Rick Sykes
WMHW-FM is the only university with two entirely student-run FM stations.  91.5 FM is a (AAA) album adult alternative format and 101.1 FM features a Hip-hop/R& B format.Peter Orlik
Faculty member and professional street dancer Ricky “Bird” Clarkson performed in Art Prize in 2016.Bird Clarkson
CMU's costume shop has more than 50,000 costumes and accessories and more than 550 pairs of heeled women’s shoes.Ann Dasen
CMU's Summer Music Institute is an intensive six-day summer camp for high school musicians who play saxophone, oboe, bassoon, flute, clarinet, trumpet, tuba and euphonium.Lindabeth Binkley
​​In 1999, journalism professor Jiafei Yin formed a partnership with the China Daily. Ever since, CMU journalism students have had the opportunity to travel to Beijing and gain real-world experience as interns at the paper.Jiafei Yin
Andrew Dost is keyboardist in the Grammy award-winning band fun. He was a Centralis Scholar and Honors Program student. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in journalism.Alumni Association
News Central 34 is a one-hour live nightly newscast serving three Michigan counties. It has the largest news coverage area of any regularly scheduled student-produced live nightly television news broadcast in the state of Michigan. Pete Orlik
Art and design faculty member Kris Sanford's award-winning collection, titled “Through the Lens of Desire,” was recently on display at the 10th annual GETXOPHOTO festival in Getxo, Spain in 2016. Kris Sanford
CMU alumnus Larry Joe Campbell — who costarred with Belushi on the popular, long-running ABC sitcom “According to Jim” graduated from CMU in 1992 with a double major in broadcast and cinematic arts and theatre and interpretation. Alumni Association
In the Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards competition in March 2015, Grand Central magazine won first place for Best Independent Online Student Publication for the fifth time in six years.Al Wildey
CM Life earned the 2016 Associated College Press Pacemaker Award, a national honor, for the fourth consecutive year.Dave Clark
PR Central this year was awarded National Certification from PRSSA National. Only 30 programs in the U.S. have achieved this level.Ere Rumsey
CMU has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1963. CMU was the seventh institution in Michigan to be accredited. Only about 600 of the 2,000 or so music units in the U.S. are NASM accredited.Randi L’Hommedieu
CMU's School of Music presents nearly 400 events each year. ​​​​John Jacobson
Central Michigan Life was named 2016 "College Newspaper of the Year" in the Michigan Press Association's "Better Newspaper Contest." The paper received 29 awards in the contest's 17 categories. Eleven of those were first place awards. Michigan Press Association
CMU is the first public university in the Midwest with a MakerBot Innovation Center, a large-scale 3D printing facility that focuses on arts and human services.Larry Burditt
CMU is the only university in the region that offers an electronic media sales minor tailored to media sales preparation drawing expertise by both College of Business marketing faculty and media professors from the School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts.
Peter Orlik
CM Life was named College Media Company of the Year by College Media Business and Advertising Managers, a national award, for its fourth consecutive year in 2017.
Dave Clark
The Steven L. Barstow Artist-in-Residence program features nationally acclaimed artists who teach, exhibit and conduct workshops on campus. Jonathon Russell
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has named CMU’s Moore Hall Television College Television Station of the Year for an unprecedented 15 consecutive years.
Michigan Association of Broadcasters; confirmed with Peter Orlik
CMU is one of only two universities in Michigan to have an accredited journalism program.
Al Wildey and Cindy Gall