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  Mike Cihak
7 Northridge Drive
Morris, Minnesota 56267
320.287.1735
mike@mikecihak.com
 

Career Objectives
To continue to offer a wide variety of creative media projects while researching and integrating the latest technologies used in higher education.

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Professional Experience
Instructional and Media Technologies, University of Minnesota, Morris
Assistant Director of Marketing Communication and Design

Responsible for the management and production of traditional and interactive media projects for the University. Projects include directing, writing, videography and editing of educational, instructional, and marketing programming, internal and external university public relations, long-form documentary, web broadcasting and live television broadcasting. Interactive responsibilities include development and design of projects used in academic learning, graphic design, educational technology classroom integration, and teaching and promotion of academic education technology.
1995-present

Television Production Center, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Television Production Assistant - Radio-TV Producer

Position involved writing, directing, editing and videography of educational, instructional, sporting and promotional projects for the university, faculty and staff. Additional duties included the direction of live, multi-camera events, computer graphics composition, remote production, audio recording and aid in the supervision and operation of the facility.
1989-1994

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Education
University of Minnesota, Duluth,
Duluth, Minnesota

Master of Education
(and Educational Computing and Technology Certificate)
May 2007

Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1994
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications

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Related Experience
Pioneer Public Television, Appleton, Minn.
Set Designer/builder

Projects involve the conceptual design and construction of stage sets used in many of Pioneer Public Television’s programs. Material estimation, prop acquisition and overall fabrication of each set are main responsibilities.
September 1995 - May 1998

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #620, Morris, Minn.
Board Secretary and Membership Coordinator

Core responsibilities include membership program development of a national, charitable, non-profit organization, consisting of 260 members. Position includes seat on board of trustees with full voting privileges and assists in the supervision of the organization's financial business matters and budgeting, with gross sales exceeding 650,000 dollars annually. Additional responsibilities include volunteer organization, fundraising, external and internal public relations, database development and maintenance, administers monthly and annual reports to the national chapter and have active role in the charitable giving decision-making process.
March 1998 - present

Rock the Groundz Music and Camping Festival, Morris, Minn.
Committee member and marketing specialist

Rock the Groundz is an outdoor music and camping festival held annually each July in Morris, Minnesota. Heralded as West Central Minnesota's only outdoor music and camping festival, my responsibilities involve being on the planning committee, marketing, public relations, web development and vender management.
2009-present

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Technology Experience
A listing of video technology and interactive software I have experience with.

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Awards and Honors
Consortium of College and University Media Centers - Best Promotional Video, 2012
University of Minnesota Communicators Forum - Gold Award, Documentary, 2011
Fraternal Order of Eagles Ten-Year Secretary Award, 2008
Upper Midwest Emmy award nomination - Documentary category, 2007.
Fraternal Order of Eagles National Publications Award - Grand Prize, 2005.
Fraternal Order of Eagles National Publications Award - 1st Place, 2004.
University of Minnesota Morris Outstanding Staff Award, 2003.
National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2001.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #620 Eagle of the Year, 1998.
National Mature Media Award, 1996.
North Dakota Professional Communicators College Communications Contest, 1992,93,95.
Fargo-Moorhead ADDY, 1994.

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References
Complete references can be forwarded electronically by emailing [references@mikecihak.com]