News for NMU Employees



Bears, the play by Mark Rigney that had its world premiere at NMU as the winner of the 2012 Panowski Playwriting Award, premiered Off-Broadway this month in New York City. The NMU production dates were Nov. 14-17 at Forest Roberts Theatre.

NMU students won two awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation: first in college television sports play by play and second in college radio public service announcement.

A four-person NMU crew placed first in TV sports play by play, beating out Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University for the top spot. Members were: Joel Vendittelli of Fostoria, Mich., who handled play by play; Adam Holloway of Marquette, color commentary; Ryan Clark of Round Lake, Ill., director of the broadcast; and Jordan Smeltzer of Frankfort, Mich., lead camera. Phillip Nichols, a junior media production and new technology major from Wallace, Mich., placed second for his public service announcement on the importance of driving safely. Pictured at the March 13 awards presentation at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing are (from left) Nichols, Vendittelli and Holloway.

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