Media and Information Awards and Accolades

2018

  • Ricardo Guimaraes, who was awarded an Honourable Mention in the ArtStation Wild West Challenge at the Keyframe Concept Art category. Ricardo's artwork was among several hundred entries, and in the top 8 best artists of the challenge! ArtStation is the showcase platform for games, film, media and entertainment artists. View Ricardo's artwork.
  • Amol Pavangadkar won the prestigious Balgandharva Parivar Puraskar (award) for exceptional service to the theatre, film and media arts
  • Princeton Review ranks our undergraduate Game Design program as #7 in the nation. Read more.
  • Princeton Review ranks our graduate Game Design program as #8 in the nation. Read more.
  • GameDesigning.org ranks our undergraduate Game Design program as #11 in the nation. Read more.
  • John J. Valadez and Carleen Ling-an Hsu's documentary “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” won two awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), the Faculty Documentary “Best of” award and the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Creative Award. Read more.
  • Wietske Van Osch Receives NSF Award to Study Enterprise Social Media Collaboration. Read more.
  • Elizabeth LaPensée Wins 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. Read more.
  • The GameDev program received a #3 ranking in 80 Level's Top Ten Best Universities for Game Development! See universities.80.lv for the full list and this link for our own GameDev program.

2017

  • The GameDev program wins big at IndieCade! Read more.
  • Elizabeth LaPensée Named a ‘Human of the Year’ by Motherboard. Read more.
  • EMMY win -Troy Hale and Geri Alumit Zeldes (Journalism) brought home an Emmy for their project “Run Jump Paddle.” The 27-minute documentary follows the experiences of three extreme athletes, each in their own relentless environment.
  • Fellowship by The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Greece to work with the University of the Aegean (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering) - Constantinos K. Coursaris
  • Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category for Spare Parts: Human Organ Trafficking in Bangladesh - Broadcast Education Association - Troy Hale and Sue Carter (Journalism).
  • Silver ADDY for Invisible Wounds in the Integrated Advertising Campaigns, Consumer Campaign, Local category: Amol Pavangadkar (Producer/Director), Archit Batra (Associate Producer), Ian Courtney (Associate Producer), Valeta Wensloff (Designer)
  • Bronze ADDY for Meaningful Play Conference Materials in the Integrated Branded Content, Local or Regional/National category: Valeta Wensloff (Designer), Andrew Dennis (Illustrator), Ricardo Guimaraes (Illustrator)
  • Bronze ADDY for Beyond Bollywood Poster in the Illustration, Single category: Ricardo Guimaraes (Illustrator), Amol Pavangadkar (Producer), Valeta Wensloff (Producer)
  • 2017 Serious Games Community Leadership Award by the International Game Developers Association Serious Games Special Interest Group - Elizabeth LaPensée
  • Award of Excellence in the Faculty Competition at BEA - Troy Hale. Spare Parts: Human Organ Trafficking in Bangladesh. Read more.

2016

  • Fellow status in The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) - Shelia Cotten. Read more.
  • Bronze Telly Award Category One: Editing - Jon Whiting. 2014 WKAR Home For The Holidays show
  • Bronze Telly Award Category Two: Live Event - Jon Whiting. 2014 WKAR Home For The Holidays show
  • AT&T Award Winner for Excellence in Instructional Technology - Taiwoo Park. Read more.
  • William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award - Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS) - Shelia Cotten.
  • Faculty Impact Award - Amol Pavangadkar.
  • Best Paper Award from the Digital & Social Media Track - Wietske Van Osch, Charles Steinfield and Yanjie Zhao at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2016 for the paper "Team Boundary Spanning through Enterprise Social Media: Exploring the Effects of Group-Level Diversity Using a Data Science Approach".
  • Bronze ADDY - Amol Pavangadkar, Producer, and Valeta Wensloff, Designer. Integrated Advertising Campaign - Local - Consumer: Beyond Bollywood Study Abroad materials.

2015

  • ICA Fellow - Quello Center Director, William Dutton, was inducted into the prestigious group of International Communication Association (ICA) Fellows.
  • 2015 Michigan State University AT&T Award of Excellence - Robby Ratan for Best Blended Course for his Science Fiction, Communication & Technology course, TC 401.
  • MSU Lilly Teaching Fellow - Robby Ratan.
  • Emmy - Troy Hale for his documentary, Missing Moon Rocks.
  • Emmy - Jon Whiting for Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) for "Home for the Holidays.
  • Gold ADDY - Saleem Alhabash, Designer, Collateral Material: The Advertising Cocktail Book (with Paula Storrer, Designer; Saleem Alhabash, Designer; Jef Richards, Copywriter).
  • Bronze ADDY - Valeta Wensloff, Designer; Andrew Dennis, Illustrator, Advertising for the Arts & Sciences: Meaningful Play Conference 2014.
  • Best Paper Award in HCI and Consumer Health Informatics (mini-track); Nominated for the Best Paper Award in Healthcare (track) - Constantinos Coursaris, et al. A Health Belief Messaging Framework and a Randomized Controlled Trial of an SMS-based Intervention for Cancer Patient Outcomes. Proceedings of the 48th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
  • Best Paper Award - Wietske van Osch and Constantinos Coursaris. Tracing the Evolution of Social Media Research: Topics and Theories. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Economics, Business, and Management, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Gary M. Olson Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award - Charles Senteio, University of Michigan School of Information.
  • ALISE Doctoral Student Research Poster Award – 1st Place, Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Award - Charles Senteio, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Chicago, IL.
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) - Susan Wyche, given in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
  • Medal of Exemplary Service by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency - Amol Pavangadkar.

2014

  • Teacher-Scholar Award - Wei Peng received the coveted MSU award.
  • William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award - William H. Dutton was honored by CITASA, the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association with this prestigious honor.
  • W.J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award - Robert LaRose’s achievements as a scholar, teacher and public intellectual were recognized with this MSU award.
  • Silver ADDY - Valeta Wensloff, Designer; Andrew Dennis, Illustrator, Advertising for the Arts & Sciences: MSU Media Summer Camps.
  • Nominated for Best Paper - Rick Wash at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual meeting.
  • Distinguished Poster Award - Rick Wash at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security.
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention (Top 5%) - Rick Wash at the ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work conference.
  • Winner of the TIM Award for Best Review - Wietske van Osch at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Nominated for best Short Documentary - Troy Hale, for Missing Moon Rocks at the Orlando Film Festival.
  • Emmy: Best Documentary - Troy Hale, Imported From China.
  • People’s Choice Award - William Jeffery for game "We’ve Got Issues" at Meaningful Play 2014 (with Greg Kozma, Michael Budram and Peter Burroughs).
  • MAB Merit Award, Cultural & Performing Arts - "Home For The Holidays 2014" - Jon Whiting.

2013

  • Distinguished Faculty Award - Johannes M. Bauer, for his contributions to scholarship, teaching and public service.
  • Communication and Information Technologies section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA) Public Sociology Award - Shelia Cotten.
  • Distinguished Paper Award - Jina Huh, at the 2013 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium for her research on "Patient Moderator Interaction in Online Health Communities."
  • Silver ADDY - Valeta Wensloff, Designer, Advertising for the Arts & Sciences: Meaningful Play Conference 2012.
  • Winner of the OCIS Gerardine DeSanctis Award for Best Sole-Authored Paper based on a Dissertation - Wietske van Osch at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
  • First Runner Up for the Academy-Wide William H. Newman Award for Best Sole-Authored Paper based on a Dissertation - Wietske van Osch at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

2012

  • 2 Emmys - Troy Hale for PSA for "MSU Welcome Back Videos" series and Editing for A Haunted Campus.
  • Most Innovative Game - Carrie Heeter, for “DNA Roulette” at Meaningful Play 2012.
  • Top 4 Papers Award - Wei Peng, Game Studies SIG, Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, AZ.
  • Best Paper Award - Wietske van Osch and Constantinos Coursaris. The Duality of Social Media: Structuration and Socialization through Organizational Communication The Eleventh Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS (SIGHCI). At the International Conference on Information Systems, December 17, 2012, Orlando, Florida.
  • First Runner Up ACM SIGMIS / AIS Best Doctoral Dissertation Award - Wietske van Osch at the International Conference on Information Systems, Orlando, Florida.
  • Faculty Seminar Fellow, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation - Amol Pavangadkar.
  • MAB Merit Award, Sports - Outdoor or Recreation - "Beneath The Pines #108" - Jon Whiting.