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Cihak receives top video award from the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC)
The short promotional video 'Green Energy in Our Community: University of Minnesota Morris' received top honors from the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC), a national organization of technology media professionals in higher education. The award is one of two given annually during their annual convention held each fall.
October 2012
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University of Minnesota Morris and Morris, Minn. community featured by U.S. Energy Department
The U.S. Department of Energy selected the University of Minnesota Morris and the community of Morris, Minn. as one of six small college campuses who are doing extraordinary things when it comes to sustainability and community energy initiatives. We developed this short video story to be featured nationally on energy.gov.
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Promise of the Prairie, Education in Three Acts receives Gold Award from University of MN
'Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts,' a documentary created by University of Minnesota, Morris Instructional and Media Technologies, received the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum’s Gold Award at the 2011 Communicators Forum annual meeting.
July 2011
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Boleman and Cihak interviewed about Promise of the Prairie, Education in Three Acts Doc
Roger Boleman and Mike Cihak were interviewed by Mick Kjar of AgNews 890 AM/Fargo about the new University of Minnesota Morris documentary, Promise of the Prairie, Education in Three Acts.
September 2010

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Promise of the Prairie, Education in Three Acts premieres
Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts, a new documentary created by University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) Media Services, explores three very different educational institutions that have all made their home on the same plot of land—the Morris campus. The online story is available on the UMM website.
September 2010

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Cihak has cover photo on American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
2007 Annual Report

2007-08 must be the year for annual reports! I was honored to have one of my photographs of the wind turbine at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center on the cover of the 2007 Annual Report of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.
June 24, 2008

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Meth in the Heartland documentary noted in UMD annual report
We were pleasantly surprised the documentary Meth in the Heartland: A Community's Response was a noted achievement in the College of Education and Human Service Professions section of the University of Minnesota Duluth 2006-07 Annual Report. Jim and Jill Beauregard, Casey Wagner and myself produced the documentary as our final project in our master's degree program in 2006.
January 30, 2008

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'Echoes of Cry of the Marsh' nominated for 2007 Upper Midwest Emmy Award
The documentary Echoes of Cry of the Marsh was nominated for an emmy award in the documentary category from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Unfortunately, we didn't bring home the award, nonetheless, we are very pleased of the nomination. Joining me at the awards gala on October 20th was Christopher Butler, writer and researcher of the project, and Bob Hartkopf, the impetus of the documentary.
October 22, 2007

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Story on 'Echoes of Cry of the Marsh' in Morris Sun-Tribune
The Morris Sun-Tribune did an excellent story on the production of the documentary Echoes of Cry of the Marsh. This documentary will be released nationally on PBS in Fall 2007. I served as director, photographer and editor of the project. Here is the article by Tom Larson.
May 7, 2007

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'Echoes of Cry of the Marsh' press release on UMM web site
A press release was on the web site of the University of Minnesota Morris about the upcoming 'sneak peak' local broadcast of Echoes of Cry of the Marsh on Pioneer Public Television. This documentary will be released nationally on PBS in Fall 2007.
April 28, 2007

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'Combating the scourge' story on University of Minnesota UMNnews
As the final project for my master's degree, I co-produced a documentary from the field research we collected called 'Meth in the Heartland: A Community's Response'. This article appeared on the homepage of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities web site for a week, which receives two million hits per day.
December 6, 2006

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'Students mend gap in meth education' - The UMD Statesman
The University of Minnesota Duluth student newspaper, The Statesman wrote a short article about the documentary 'Meth in the Heartland: A Community's Response' which I co-produced for my master's research project.
November 16, 2006

Morris, Minn. 620's "Eagle Observer" judged top winner of 2005 - 16kb
The Grand Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles selected Morris Aerie's newsletter, The Eagle Observer as the best newsletter of 2005. I serve as editor and designer.
August 2005

Morris Eagles add four-legged member - 16kb
The Morris Eagles was the sole funding provider for the Morris Drug Dog Program in Morris, Minnesota. The Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles did a story in its official publication on the drug dog program and our involvement, which I was quoted.
August 2003