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Students take home awards during juried art show

(02/28/15 8:48pm)

Art in all formsStudent art exhibitBy Kate CarlsonStaff ReporterAfter a full semester of constructing the 6’5” sculpture of welded metal he made in his independent study class, Michael Griswold’s work was recognized with the Grand Award of $200 in the 2015 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition.The Coleman senior wore a look of surprise when his sculpture named Infinitron took the grand prize.



Hethorn first to visit campus for CCFA Dean interview

(02/26/15 1:56pm)

Though Janet Hethorn specializes in design, she thinks her skills can be applied in innovative ways.Hethorn is one of three candidates going through the interview process for the College of Communication and Fine Arts dean position. Shelly Hinck became the interim of CCFA on Aug. 1, 2014, after Salma Ghanem resigned. Hethorn became the director of the Delaware Design Institute at the University of Delaware in 2009 and has a PhD in design from the University of Minnesota.



Studio art curriculum could see changes

(02/24/15 10:30pm)

The Department of Art and Design is waiting on approval for a change in the studio art curriculum. What used to be two separate concentrations, 2-dimensional art and 3-dimensional art, will now be a single studio degree if approved by the academic senate, according to art department chair Larry Burditt.This change will allow students more freedom in choosing the courses that count towards their degree.


CMU hosts first annual MUG Communication Conference

(02/23/15 8:58pm)

On Friday, February 20, Central Michigan University hosted the first annual Michigan Undergraduate and Graduate Communication Conference. The MUG Communication Conference was put on by the communication area in the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts and was organized by Kirsten Weber, director of graduate studies and assistant professor of communication.Weber organized the conference because she saw a need in the region for a conference where undergraduate and graduate students could showcase their work.


Finalists for CCFA dean announced

(02/19/15 10:00pm)

Three College of Communication and Fine Arts Dean candidates have been selected to visit Central Michigan University’s campus for interviews starting Monday, February 23.  The search committee is led by Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services. The three candidates selected by the search committee after last week’s Skype interviews will also have open forums in Chamichian Hall in the Music Building starting Tuesday. The three finalists are Steven Block, Department of Music chair at the University of New Mexico, Janet Hethorn, director of the Delaware Design Institute at the University of Delaware, and Shelly Hinck, interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at CMU. Their interviews and open forums will take place throughout the week. Steven Block will visit campus on Monday and Tuesday.







School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts creates media sales minor

(02/05/15 10:30pm)

Business majors learn about sales and Broadcast and Cinematic Arts majors learn about the media industry, but according to BCA professor Amy Sindik, the BCA Alumni Advisory Board said very few graduates have the combination of those skills. To address this, Central Michigan University’s BCA department reached out to the Marketing Department and developed the Electronic Media Sales minor.“The goal of the program is to have more students who are ready to work in media sales positions by the time they graduate,” Sindik said.To achieve this goal, BCA Director Pete Orlik reached out to the marketing department and they agreed that it would make sense to offer a minor that combined marketing and BCA courses.According to Sindik, a committee of two members from BCA and two members from marketing looked at what classes would prepare students the most for a career in media sales.“There’s nothing like this in Michigan and we haven’t seen anything exactly like this in the United States,” Sindik said.


CCFA moving forward with dean search

(02/05/15 10:30pm)

With College of Communications and Fine Arts Dean Salma Ghanem announcing her resignation from her position at Central Michigan University, university officials must now embark on the task of finding a suitable replacement.Among those sets of skills, Gealt said he is looking for a candidate who has previously held a significant tenured academic or administrative position, someone with administrative and budgetary experience, but also candidates who have made major contributions to their former university in the realm of academics as a professor.Working with Academic Search firm and the Dr.The application deadline for the position ended Jan.