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Brian Wisenden co-edits fish ecology book

Posted on April 20, 2015

By Brittany Dunnigan

Ecologist. Teacher. Scholar.

All three of these titles can be used to describe Dr. Brian Wisenden, fish chemical ecologist and professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. And as of late, he can also claim the title of book editor as Wisenden recently co-edited and contributed two chapters to a new book now available in bookstores and libraries worldwide.

Wisenden completed his university studies in Canada and has taught at MSUM since 1998. An accomplished researcher and writer, his published works have been cited over 2,792 times in various books articles and journals internationally. He is also the managing editor of Behaviour, an international journal interested in all aspects of animal behavior. His recent publication, Fish Pheromones and Related Cues, is the first book he has co-edited and is one of his proudest accomplishments. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department recognizes students for awards

Posted on April 20, 2015

The Psychology Department recognized Katherine Johanson, Psychology and Gerontology major, as the 2015 nominee and winner of the Paterson Award given to an outstanding Psychology senior by the Minnesota Psychological Association. Caroline Kinskey received the Excellence in Research Award, as a junior student in Psychology. Aubrey Borgen received the junior Departmental Award, for Excellence in overall academic achievement and commitment to the field of Psychology. Congratulations to all of you.

Dr. Claudia Murphy, Philosophy, to present colloquium this Wednesday

Posted on April 20, 2015

Dr. Claudia Murphy, Philosophy, is going to present her colloquium with the topic “Ignorance, Colonialism and the Environment – Why It Starts with Me” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday, April 22, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Read the rest of this entry →

Students and professor received awards at 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 17, 2015

Twenty-one students represented MSUM at the 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse April 9th through 12th, 2015. They were advised by Dr. Andrew Conteh and led by Model UN President Uchenna Onyeama. The team received several awards: Read the rest of this entry →

From urban turkeys to Miley Cyrus: MSUM, Concordia highlight student research

Posted on April 17, 2015

Seeking campus input on Facilities Master Plan

Posted on April 17, 2015

April 27 | 5-7pm | CMU Main Lounge OR April 28 | 12-2pm | Flora Frick Corridor

Cuningham Group Architects will be on campus April 27 and 28 seeking faculty, staff and student input on MSUM’s Facilities Master Plan to help set the direction for future buildings and grounds. Stop by any time and share your thoughts on issues and needs related to campus facilities. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Ok-Hee Lee to serve as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services

Posted on April 16, 2015

Dr. Ok-Hee Lee has agreed to serve as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015.   Read the rest of this entry →

Jean Hollaar to serve as Vice President for Finance and Administration

Posted on April 16, 2015

Jean Hollaar will serve as Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective May 1, 2015.

Following a national search, Jean emerged as the clear choice from a pool of talented and experienced candidates.  Her 25 years of experience at MSUM have both prepared her for this leadership opportunity and revealed her grit, humility and heart.   Read the rest of this entry →

Pres. Anne featured in Area Woman magazine

Posted on April 16, 2015

President Anne is featured in the April/May issue of Area Woman magazine. You can pick up a copy at local retail outlets, or check out the online version at http://issuu.com/areawoman/docs/april.may2015_

Public relations students succeed at national competition

Posted on April 16, 2015

Three teams of MSUM students involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s national Batemen Case Study competition placed in the final finish, receiving honorable mentions.

Most schools enter one or two teams, but MSUM entered four, all under the direction of Professor Liz Conmy, who uses the Bateman Case Study campaign as a capstone project. Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News named best college newscast by both SPJ and MBJA

Posted on April 16, 2015

The Society for Professional Journalists and the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association have both given first place honors to MSUM’s Campus News in the student newscast category. Read the rest of this entry →

Horizonlines.org and several School of Communication and Journalism majors receive awards

Posted on April 16, 2015

The following is a list of Society for Professional Journalists, Northwest Broadcast News Association Eric Sevareid, and NATAS – Upper Midwest Regional Student Production award winners from MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

All Choirs Concert Tonight

Posted on April 16, 2015

The choral ensembles will present their spring program this evening themed Vox Populi: The Voice of the People. The program will feature Festival Men’s Choir, Festival Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Boyd Bradbury earns QM Certification for two courses

Posted on April 15, 2015

Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters™ Certification for two online courses: ED 631 – School Law and Organizational Structure and ED 630 – Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education. QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. He has been recognized for this achievement at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Boyd on this achievement!

Mathematics students presented at Pi Mu Epsilon Conference

Posted on April 15, 2015

Ashley Borchardt and Josiah Reiswig brought their advisor Adam Goyt, Mathematics, to the Pi Mu Epsilon Conference in St. Joseph, MN on April 11. Read the rest of this entry →

Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presentations today at 3 p.m.

Posted on April 15, 2015

Wednesday, Apr. 15 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268
Featuring MSUM students Pratik Dahal and Monica Maus Read the rest of this entry →

Vijay Antharam is Oxbridge OneStart semifinalist and awarded a provisional U.S. patent

Posted on April 14, 2015

On Feb. 21, 2015, Vijay C. Antharam was awarded a provisional United States patent Serial No. 62/118,848 Materials and Methods for Reducing Cholesterol. He was a semi-finalist at the OneStart OxBridge Biotech Start-up competition held on Feb. 20-21 in San Francisco, Cal. He presented his work to a panel of biotechnology representatives and venture capitalists. Read the rest of this entry →

Culture war: The need for younger audiences at classical music concerts

Posted on April 14, 2015

Music major to present at Student Academic Conference April 14

By Meghan Feir

Over the years, as more musical genres have sprung up, concertgoers have been offered a rising selection of performances to attend. Unfortunately, classical music concerts have taken a hit because of the wide variety in music entertainment, along with a lack of musical knowledge and unawareness of concert etiquette. Senior music major Tania Arseculeratne is greatly aware of this well-documented problem and recognizes the need to attract younger audiences to classical music. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Kenyon Williams performs at the University of Kentucky

Posted on April 14, 2015

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Percussion at MSUM and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, was invited back to Lexington this past weekend to perform for the gala celebration, “30 Years of Percussion at UK.” Read the rest of this entry →

Students Present at Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

Posted on April 14, 2015

The following students each presented a paper at the 22nd annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature at Mayville State University, April 10-11. Read the rest of this entry →

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