February Awards and Highlights

Broadcast and cinematic arts faculty member selected as national faculty fellow

BCA faculty member Maggie Mayes will serve as a National Association of Television Program Executives Faculty Fellow for the next year. NAPTE creates global markets and informative conferences that provide opportunity, inspiration and education to content creators and buyers for the growth and success of their business.

Broadcast and cinematic arts faculty member presents research

BCA faculty member Trey Stohlman presented "Redefining Program Goals based on Assessment Results and The MePortfolio: Student Portfolio as Post-Graduation Marketing Tools" at CMU's third annual Assessment Retreat. The Office of Curriculum and Assessment sponsored the Jan. 5 retreat.

'Selfie' CCFA paper wins first place

Patty Williamson, Heather Polinsky and Trey Stohlman earned first place in the open paper award category of the Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division under the Broadcast Education Association. Their work "Me, My "Selfie" and I: Personal Photo Sharing as a Form of Self-Disclosure on Social Media" focuses on "selfie" images in the digital age.

American Chemical Society student chapter earns national recognition

The American Chemical Society student chapter at Central Michigan University has earned a Commendable Award for its efforts in the 2015-16 academic year. More than 400 chapters submitted activity reports, and the CMU chapter is one of the 93 chapters to receive the commendable award. Faculty members Dale Lecaptain and Sharyl Majororski, whose guidance and direction has led the chapter to this prestigious award, have led the organization for several years.

Student broadcasters win big among Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Central Michigan University broadcast students won a plethora of awards given by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

First place in television

  • Daily Newscast/Sportscast: "Sports Central – Spring 2016 – Episode 1" by Mason Finck
  • Hard news: "E. coli Found in the Chippewa River" by Josh Bonzheim
  • Most Innovative Media Technology: "Loggin Interviews Just got Easier" by Alexander Weiss

Second place in television

  • Daily Newscast/Sportscast: "Sports Central – Fall 2016 – Episode 2" by Justin Steward
  • Public Service Announcement: "#NotYours" by Anastasia Klimovitz, Tim Geib and Nathan Bower
  • Talk Show/Scripted Show: "Conscience", by Joel Kulchar
  • Digital Media Experience: "MHTV/Digital Media Experience/2016" by  Theron Logan, Princess Sims, Nicole Lauhon and Tong Chen
  • Current Events Program: "News Central 34 Presidential Update" by Zachary Huffman, Dana Whyte, Portia Brown and Jacquelyn Zeman

Honorable mention in television

  • Daily Newscast/Sportscast: "Sports Central – Fall 2016 – Episode 4" by Joe Carravallah

Honorable mention in radio

  • Talk Show: "Chip Chat" by Christian Taylor, Jamison Galloway and Brad Gresens

CMU community to present work with EPA in March

CMU staff, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, will take part in the combined Summit Squared fourth annual Food Waste and Hunger Summit and 12th annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at Walsh University. CMU and the EPA will present research and findings on sustainable management of food and building partnerships on Friday, March 24.