Over thirty counseling and student affairs professionals represented numerous counseling centers, schools, and colleges at the Counseling and Student Affairs Career Showcase last Wednesday. The Counseling and Student Affairs Career Showcase was a venue for current graduate students to network with professionals in the Fargo-Moorhead area as well as for undergrad students to consider a graduate degree in Counseling & Student Affairs here at MSUM to become a student affairs professional, clinical mental health counselor, or school counselor. Read the rest of this entry →
Archive for the ‘Academics’
Ruth Lumb, School of Business and Yi Chu, former student have published a paper in the Innovative Marketing Journal (Issue #3 2014). The title of the paper is “Application of Experiential Analogy in Event Exhibition’ The published paper is an expansion of a paper for which Yi Chu won the 2013-2014 School of Business Research Prize.
Professor Shannon Terry’s Society and the Environment class invite you to save printing money and the environment! Open the attached document to learn how to print on both sides of the paper, and how to put multiple slides per page, when printing a PowerPoint.
This saves money for you, for MSUM, and saves trees for the world - talk about making an impact!
Physics major Iwnetim Abatate and chem major/physics minor Loza Tadesse each presented a poster on work research they did over the summer. The posters were presented at the annual Sigma Xi International Research Conference, held Nov 7-8, 2014 in GLendale, AZ. Read the rest of this entry →
The Department of Psychology publishes the first issue of The Red River Psychology Journal. This online journal showcases our undergraduate student research and provides student editors with experience as peer reviewers. The journal is serialized with an ISSN number so the contents are electronically archived and searchable. And the journal will be used as a department newsletter and alumni outreach. Read the rest of this entry →
Event includes live animal demonstration
A free children’s theatre production takes the stage for two shows Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 and 4 p.m. in Hansen Theatre in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts.
The Jungle Book, based on the famous tale of the same name by Rudyard Kipling, tells the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, Mowgli learns all about “Jungle Law” and how to survive. The Jungle Book is a student production of the MSUM Theatre Department, and is suitable for all ages. Read the rest of this entry →
Livingston Lord Library is offering trial access to Kanopy a website of streaming academic documentaries and films. Films included here are produced by firms such as PBS, Green Planet, Media Education Foundation, Kino Lorber, California Newsreel, and more.
This trial runs until December 7th, 2014.
Keep tabs on all current library database trials at the library’s online Database List.
Film Professor, Filmmaker is MSUM’s 11th CASE Professor of the Year
View an interview with Kyja here.
The art of filmmaking balances the big picture against the small picture details, said Minnesota State University Moorhead film studies Professor Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson. That harmony is also central to the teaching and learning process, a balance Kristjansson-Nelson manages with sharp perspective and fluid athleticism, which is why she was named the 2014 Minnesota Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching during a November 20 ceremony in Washington, D.C. Kristjansson-Nelson is the 11th professor at MSU Moorhead to be recognized by the Carnegie Foundation.
The U.S. Professors of the Year awards program celebrates outstanding instructors across the country. Sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate education.
Kristjansson-Nelson joined MSUM’s emerging film studies department in 2006. However, the Fargo South graduate started as an undergraduate at MSUM (astronomy and physics major) before transferring to pursue a film production degree. At the time, MSUM’s program did not include film production, which was added to the curriculum in 2004.
“Film combined all of the things I love—sound, design, music, science, math, light and creative writing,” said Kristjansson-Nelson. “I’m so happy to be a part of MSUM’s film program because this is the exact program I wanted when I was a student.” Read the rest of this entry →
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A film professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead became the school’s 11th Minnesota Professor of the Year on Thursday.
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, 35, has been on MSUM’s faculty since 2006 and will receive the award today in Washington, D.C.
The Professors of the Year program recognizes excellence in undergraduate education, and MSUM has had more professors win the award than any other higher education institution in the state, according to a release from the university. Read the rest of this entry →
Kandace Creel Falcón, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies presented her research at the National Women’s Studies Association meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico November 13-16. She presented a paper titled, “Railway Visions and Chicana Lives: Realizing the Chicana Feminist Interdisciplinary Archive.” Her work was one of over 500 presentations at the largest attended NWSA conference with over 1500 attendees.
Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It’s an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the “Star over Bethlehem.”
December 4-22: Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Mondays at 7 p.m. MSUM Planetarium-Bridges 167 mnstate.edu/planetarium
MSUM Physics & Astronomy Series Presents:
A few things great and small
Speakers: Aschalew Chamiso and Brandon Crowe
Time/location: Fri, Nov 21, 3PM in HA325
Abstract: Join us this week in seminar for two student presentations. The first will present a planned experiment to use the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s atomic force microscope (AFM) to image human blood cells. The second all provide an overview of black holes.
Keri DeSutter and Shirley Johnson presented at Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Conference
Keri DeSutter and Shirley Johnson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Conference. The title of their presentation was Building Partnerships through a Regular and Special Education Teacher Preparation Program. Keri DeSutter had an additional presentation under the research and inquiry strand titled Exploring Teacher Candidate Perceptions of an Elementary Inclusive Education Teacher Preparation Program.
The Paralegal student group (MSPAM) is holding an event on Thursday, Nov. 20th to write holiday greetings to troops serving overseas. All those stopping in the Center for Business will have an opportunity to write a greeting. The paralegal students will supply all the necessary materials (pens, cards, stationary, etc.). The paralegal student group will send the greetings on to the soldiers.
Do you know a student who reflects a dedication to uphold sustainability and make a difference here at MSUM? The new Sustainability Leadership Award has been developed to encourage and recognize students who stand out in the realm of environmental sustainability. In addition to being highlighted for their environmental commitments, recipients of the award will receive a $500 cash stipend, made possible through a generous alumni donation. To nominate students for the award, please complete the form available at http://mnstate.edu/sustainability and email it to email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, December 3, 2014. For questions, please call Sustainability Coordinator, Joe Herbst, at ext #2280.
An event with experts focused on Women’s Health & Wellness specifically for college students is scheduled on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Dille Center for the Arts, Gaede Stage. The event will include short presentations on topics chosen by MSUM students and a panel discussion where the experts will answer anonymous questions from the audience. Read the rest of this entry →
Are you interested in studying abroad in Norway? Come to Norway Night! Visit Bridges 267 on Wednesday, November 19 from 4 – 5 PM to hear about programs and get your questions answered. Meet students here from Norway, and faculty who have been there. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Are you curious about study abroad opportunities? Come to the CMU main lounge between 1:30 and 4 PM on Wednesday, November 19 to learn about programs all over the world, and meet students who have studied abroad.
MSUM Photography student Austin Marts featured in the Arts and Entertainment section of this week’s High Plains Reader
This week’s Art and Entertainment section of the High Plains Reader features photography student Austin Marts and his current exhibition at the Moorhead Atomic coffee in south Moorhead. The article, titled Shedding Light: The Art of Austin Marts, discusses Marts’ theories on photography, details of select pieces from his exhibition, as well as a description of the range of photographic techniques Marts utilizes for the body of images. Read the rest of this entry →