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Math titan earns accolades for teaching, caring at Tech

Posted on May 27, 2015

MSC alumnus, Robert Boatz, makes a difference in St. Cloud school district 

Glimpse at Robert Boatz during a Technical High School sports timeout, and you might see the math teacher reading a book in the stands.

It’s an example of “Mick,” as students and colleagues call him, sending a positive message to kids, according to a St. Cloud school board member.

“He’s really the consummate educator, in my book,” said Bruce Hentges, former Tech coach and instructor.

A prestigious university recently agreed.

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology honored Boatz with its outstanding teacher award earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry →

College students’ projects influence area businesses

Posted on May 27, 2015

MOORHEAD – Gone are the days when a student’s work was confined to the classroom.

This past semester at Minnesota State University Moorhead, seven business students served as consultants for two local companies. At North Dakota State University, two landscape architecture students designed an outdoor classroom for the Red River Zoo.

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#HighFiveFriday: How #MSUM2015 Transformed Graduation into a Social Celebration

Posted on May 27, 2015

Fall 2015 Welcome Week Schedule

Posted on May 27, 2015

View the 2015 Welcome Week Schedule below.

http://www.mnstate.edu/academicaffairs/reference.aspx

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Nawrot presents research at vision conference

Posted on May 26, 2015

Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, recently attended the Vision Science Society conference in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. Nawrot presented a poster titled “Oculomotor responses to radial optic flow in infancy”. This research was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and included data from more than 125 infants tested here at the MSUM Child Development Lab. Eight undergraduate student researchers assisted with this project over the past two years.

Reminder: Desire2Learn (D2L) name change to D2L Brightspace

Posted on May 19, 2015

Starting May 30, 2015, our campus will transition from using the name “Desire2Learn” or “D2L” for our learning management system to a new name — “D2L Brightspace.” Please be aware that this change may affect your published content (including instructional materials). Read the rest of this entry →

Desire2Learn (D2L) name change to D2L Brightspace

Posted on May 19, 2015

Starting May 30, 2015, our campus will transition from using the name “Desire2Learn” or “D2L” for our learning management system to a new name — “D2L Brightspace.”

Why? In 2014 D2L Corporation announced naming changes to their corporate identity and the learning environment we use for many of our courses.

How will this change affect you? Read the rest of this entry →

Livingston Lord Library summer session hours posted

Posted on May 19, 2015

These are the hours of operation for the library during the summer sessions:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

July 2 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
July 3-5 Closed

With loss came lessons: After arms ripped off as a 3-year-old, Parker Sebens set to graduate

Posted on May 18, 2015

MILNOR, N.D.—The little boy who once pulled at the heartstrings of people in our region after his arms were severed in a grain auger on the family farm is all grown up and ready for college.

In one week, and nearly 15 years after the horrific accident that almost took his life, 18-year-old Parker Sebens of Milnor will graduate from high school. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM graduate heads into career in film

Posted on May 18, 2015

INFORUM, By Grace Lyden

MOORHEAD—Caleb Stumpfl was in middle school when he realized he wanted to be a filmmaker.

X185_0CDD_9“I picked up my dad’s camera—he had an old Sony that still used tapes—and I would make videos with my friends at a pretty young age,” said the 22-year-old from Hanover, Minn. “I knew it was something I wanted to pursue in college and afterward.”

Today, Stumpfl is one of about 940 students graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He majored in film with an emphasis in production and is leaving as a finalist for an internship in Los Angeles with the Television Academy Foundation, “which is a huge honor, so we’ll see how that works out,” he said.

MSUM was the logical choice for Stumpfl. The school was not too far from home and was one of a few with a film program.

“The moment I got there, I just knew it was the right fit for me,” he said. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology graduate receives prestigious Paterson award

Posted on May 18, 2015

KatieJohanson_9550 webcopyKatherine A. Johanson, a psychology and gerontology major, received the prestigious Donald G. Paterson Undergraduate Award in Psychology at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior to recognize and encourage high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level.

It’s the second time in 32 years that an MSUM student has received the award. John Gunstad received the award in 1997. The award citation, in part, stated: “Katherine demonstrated academic success in pursuing double majors in psychology and gerontology, among other facets of her undergraduate education, she has also consistently been the recipient of honors, awards, and scholarships.”

Johanson, who graduated summa cum laude from MSUM, was accepted into a number of doctoral programs, but will pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She received a $5,000 graduate fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Leilani Feliciano on developing cognitive profiles of older diabetics. Read the rest of this entry →

Start tweeting your Dragon pride for graduates with #MSUM2015

Posted on May 14, 2015

Faculty and staff, start tweeting your Dragon pride for graduates today by using #MSUM2015 on Twitter! We will be live-tweeting during Friday’s commencement ceremonies and encourage everyone to participate. Remember to follow @MSUMoorhead for daily news updates!

Commencement to be broadcast live on WDAY’Z Extra

Posted on May 14, 2015

Also streamed live online

MSU Moorhead commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live for the first in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Extra.

“Commencement is one of our most meaningful ceremonies so we thought we should share it with the greater community,” said Denise Gorsline, dean of the university college. “Not only will we broadcast both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies in their entireties, but we will also have hour-long pre-commencement programs with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski.” Read the rest of this entry →

Four students from the School of Visual Arts received fellowships for graduate study in prestigious art programs

Posted on May 14, 2015

Congrats to the following School of Visual Arts students for receiving fellowships for graduate study in prestigious art programs. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate spring semester 2015 MFA graduates tonight

Posted on May 14, 2015

Upon successful completion of the oral defense of their thesis, MFA candidates are required to present a public recital of their work. Please join us in celebrating spring semester 2015 MFA graduates Marcus Bjornson (South Dakota), Angela Jones (Iowa), Samantha Jones (Minnesota), and Nayt Rundquist (Indiana), when they read from their work on Thursday, May 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in the Library Porch. All four graduates also earned a Certificate in Publishing while completing their degrees. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM expects more than 940 students to graduate

Posted on May 14, 2015

MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.

It will also be streamed live online 

The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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Economics Program Has Opened A LASC#7 For Fall

Posted on May 14, 2015

The economics program has opened Poverty & Discrimination (Econ 305 & Women’s Studies 305), a LASC Human Diversity area goal 7 class. This fall class will meet MW 1:30 to 2:45. The class usually fills quickly so be sure to sign up before you start your summer break.

Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi

Posted on May 13, 2015

On May 4th, the Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The inductees are:
Oyinkansola Adeyemi, Sarah Besette, Tyler Carlson, Alexandra Gomez, Rebecca Greenmyer, Dana Jacobs, Caroline Kinskey, Bianca Milz, Cameron Monson, Andrew Swedzinski, Eloise Warren, and Geoffrey Zehnacker.

Students Present at NACADA Conference

Posted on May 13, 2015

Taylor Rodriguez, Economics major, and Madhuri Tiwari, Psychology major, presented on the student panel at the Region 6 NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising conference held in Fargo on May 9.

Book buy back ends today

Posted on May 13, 2015

The Bookstore will be buying books back through Wednesday, May 13 until 4:30 p.m.  The rental books for the Spring semester are due at the same time. Please bring you buyback and rental titles upstairs to the front registers.  If you have questions please call 218-477-2285.

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