Awards and Highlights - March 2014
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College of Communication and Fine Arts​​

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College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Science and Technology

University News


College of Communication and Fine Arts​

BCA faculty members win second place at Broadcast Education Association competition

Central Michigan University faculty members Rick Sykes and Heather Polinsky won second place in the 2014 Broadcast Education Association Student Media Advisor Division paper competition for their paper “An Investigation of Social Media Use in Student News Operations.” They presented the paper at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas.

 

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College of Education and Human Services

Norma Bailey inducted into Michigan Association of Middle School Educators Hall of Fame

Central Michigan University education professor Norma Bailey was inducted into the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators Hall of Fame in March. She has been an active member of the middle school community for the past 42 years as a teacher, professor, consultant and presenter advocating for middle-level education.

 

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The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions

René Shingles receives Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership award

Central Michigan University’s René Revis Shingles will receive a Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership award from the Michigan ACE Women’s Network. Shingles is director of the athletic training education program at CMU and one of the first 20 African-American women to become a certified athletic trainer. She will receive her award at the annual women’s network conference June 3 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

 

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College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Orlando Pérez receives Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award

Central Michigan University faculty member Orlando Pérez has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award. Pérez, a political science professor, will teach and conduct research during the Fall 2014 semester at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies and Institute of Public Affairs. In addition to teaching and research, he will work to promote academic links between CMU and the University of Chile. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

 

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College of Science and Technology

Undergraduate researcher Allison Snider awarded position at National Museum of Natural History

Central Michigan University senior and undergraduate research student Allison Snider has been awarded a position at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History through the Natural History Research Experiences NSF-REU site program. The program will last 10 weeks over the summer and she will receive a $5,500 stipend, free housing in dormitory suites at The George Washington University and a possible relocation allowance. Her faculty mentors will be Nancy Knowlton and Mattieu Leray in the Smithsonian Institution Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

 

Gabriel Caruntu receives CAREER award

Central Michigan University associate professor Gabriel Caruntu recently received a CAREER award for the project "Polar Ordering in Low-Dimensional Perovskites and Its Control via Colloidal Processing.” CAREER awards are given to those who show leadership through research and education and are the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty.

 

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University News

Octavia Carson receives Newman Civic Fellows award

Central Michigan University senior Octavia Carson has received the Newman Civic Fellows award for her service work through the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center. She has coordinated more than 15 different programs and events and volunteered in five different countries. Octavia will receive her award April 10 at the Volunteer Appreciation Party, joining 197 other student leaders from colleges in the U.S. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

 

Central Michigan Life advertising department wins College Newspaper of the Year award

Central Michigan Life, CMU’s student newspaper, won College Newspaper of the Year at the annual College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers Inc. national conference in Austin, Texas, held March 26 through 29. More than 50 colleges and universities submitted in excess of 700 entries to the competition and Central Michigan Life placed in 17 of 36 categories. Entries were judged by professionals from media companies and advertising agencies across the country.

 

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