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Academic Support Center welcomes new team members

Posted on July 24, 2014

The Academic Support Center welcomes the following individuals:
Clint Bueling has accepted the Academic Counselor/Peer Advisor Coordinator position. Clint was previously in this position on an interim appointment.
Frank (Francis) Oakgrove has accepted the position of Academic Counselor/Student Relations Coordinator for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Frank comes to us from NDSU where he served as their Program Coordinator for Multicultural Programs. Frank will begin at MSUM on July 31.

2014-2015 Academic Department Chairs announced

Posted on July 01, 2014

Michelle Malott, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, announces the 2014-2015 Academic Department Chairs.

2014-2015 Department Chairs

Twitter contest for current students – win a pair of Dragon Pride mittens!

Posted on May 09, 2014

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to announce their new Twitter contest for current students. The contest was developed after current student, Kyle Sarpong, wrote an opinions piece in The Advocate about MSUM’s newest tradition- the Dragon Pride mittens. Kyle was invited to the Admissions Office to discuss the contest and he was very excited about it stating, “It’s a great idea.” Admissions gave him a pair of mittens to show their appreciation. Read the rest of this entry →

Notice of Vacancy: Interim Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs

Posted on May 08, 2014

Applications and nominations are being accepted for Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This interim appointment will begin July 1, 2014 and extend through June 30, 2015.

The Interim Provost will be the chief academic affairs officer and the second-ranking executive officer of the University, reporting directly to the President and acting on her behalf in her absence. The Interim Provost will provide collaborative leadership and direction for all academic programs while advancing the strategic goals of Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Provost will support, initiate, and promote the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, which includes strong partnerships in community and economic development. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Anne Blackhurst Named President of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Posted on April 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today appointed Dr. Anne Blackhurst as president of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her appointment becomes effective July 1, 2014.

In recommending her appointment, Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor, said, “Dr. Anne Blackhurst has been an outstanding provost for Minnesota State University Moorhead, with a deep appreciation of the university’s unique strengths and the quality of its academic programs. As MSU Moorhead’s president, Dr. Blackhurst will continue to partner with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to address the critical needs of the university and the Fargo-Moorhead region.”

Dr. Blackhurst has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2011. Previously, she served at Minnesota State University, Mankato as acting vice president for academic and student affairs from 2010 to 2011, as interim dean and dean of graduate studies and research from 2006 to 2010, as chair of the department of counseling and student personnel from 2000 to 2001 and 2005 to 2006, and as professor in the department of counseling and student personnel from 2004 to 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boise State University, a master’s degree in counseling from the College of Idaho, and a doctorate in college student personnel from Ohio University.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named president of this outstanding university,” said Dr. Blackhurst. “It has been a unique privilege to work with the outstanding faculty, staff and students at MSU Moorhead, and I look forward to continuing in this new role as we deliver on our promise to provide students with the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to develop intellectually, and the versatility to shape a changing world.” Read the rest of this entry →

18th Annual Unity Conference, April 16-17

Posted on April 16, 2014

The 18th Annual Unity Conference “Our Historia: Latina/os Making History” will take place April 16-17 at the CMU.

The conference begins Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. with a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame, titled, “Americans in the Treasure House: What the History of Travel to Mexico Can Teach Us About Our Historia.” Read the rest of this entry →

Math students present research at St. John’s and St. Benedict’s

Posted on April 15, 2014

Students Josiah Reiswig and Samuel Erickson presented their research on Aphid Sequences at the Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society Conference at St. John’s and St. Benedict’s. Erickson’s and Reiswig’s research involves using the somewhat unusual reproduction behavior of aphids to determine Fibonacci like sequences and their growth rates.

The conference was also attended by students Katie Byer, Brittney Lind, and Holly Sullivan, and math faculty, Adam Goyt.

www.csbsju.edu/mathematics/pi-conference

Students present research at Red River Psychology Conference

Posted on April 14, 2014

Psychology students presented research at the 28th Annual Red River Psychology Conference, hosted by Concordia College.

The following presentations were made:

Madhuri Tiwari and Katie Johnson (with Dr. C. Malone) “Competing Sound and Spelling Information Produce Memory Blocks in Word Fragment Completion”

Samantha Kallberg (with Dr. R. Bergstrom)”Appearance-related Social Norms: How the Thin-Ideal Impacts Opposite Sex Perceptions of Attractiveness” Read the rest of this entry →

Library offers database trials for April

Posted on April 14, 2014

Your opinion is needed. Three educational databases are open to the MSUM community during April on a trial basis. Check them out and tell us what you think–

* Ambrose Digital which streams educational videos
* Credo Reference – a package of online encyclopedias and research material
* Very Short Introductions…” series of book length overviews from Oxford University Press Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Percussion Ensemble to perform in Duluth

Posted on April 11, 2014

The MSUM Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, will travel this weekend to Duluth, Minn., to perform John Luther Adams’ epic outdoor work “Inuksuit” at the Congdon Estate along the shores of Lake Superior on Saturday at noon. There, they will be joined by over 60 percussionists from across greater Minnesota as they present a mass performance of the monumental 75-minute composition.

The performance is a part of the John Luther Adams Composer Residency hosted by the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Essay by Rebecca Gardner recently published

Posted on April 11, 2014

An essay titled “Survivance as Resistance to Authoritative Discourse,” by Rebecca Gardner, Communication Studies, was included in the book “Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics? Locations, Scholarship, Discourse,” recently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Students showcase research at state and MSUM academic conferences

Posted on April 11, 2014

To be held at MSUM April 14 and 15

MSUM is excited to welcome MnSCU universities and community colleges to the third annual Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity April 14.

For the second straight year, all seven of the MnSCU universities (Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University and Metropolitan State University) are sending students to participate in this conference. In addition, Inver Hills Community College is also arriving with a large contingent of students. About 130 students from across the state are expected to attend. Read the rest of this entry →

The medical turning points of the Civil War

Posted on April 11, 2014

Jacob Clauson to present at Student Academic Conference

By Meghan Feir

The Civil War was a turning point in various ways, and, as senior Jacob Clauson will explain in his presentation for the Student Academic Conference on April 15, it was also a time of greater exploration with medical practices.

Before doctors were concerned about bacteria and sterilization, soldiers across battlefields were treated with tools that had only undergone a quick swipe with a rag, bacteria festering on their accouterments. When the death toll began increasing steadily during operations, a greater interest in prevention was sparked. Read the rest of this entry →

‘Photos by Regene Radniecki’ exhibit opens today

Posted on April 10, 2014

The MSUM College of Communications and Journalism welcomes the community to help honor MSUM professor Regene “Reggie” Radniecki at the opening of her photographic exhibit, “Photos by Regene Radniecki.” A reception will be held today from 4-6:30 p.m., Flora Frick Hall, Room 254. The exhibit closes May 20.

Radniecki is retiring after a long and colorful career in photojournalism. Her work has been published in many renowned publications, including: The New York Times, National Geographic’s World Magazine, LIFE, Ebony, Business Week, Time Magazine, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, MPLS/St. Paul Magazine, Press Time and many others. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology student accepted to Carlson School of Management and offered fellowship

Posted on April 10, 2014

Courtney Messinger, a senior Psychology major, has been accepted into the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and has been offered a fellowship. She will be attending the Human Resources and Industrial Relations program. Congratulations, Courtney!

Interdisciplinary partnership brings music and poetry together

Posted on April 10, 2014

Professor Terrie Manno, Music, and Kevin Zepper, MFA English, will present their collaborative music and poetry to students in Fox Theater on the Minnesota State University Minnesota campus on Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. This is an interdisciplinary partnership Manno and Zepper began last year. Some of the work involves the William S. Burroughs “cut-up” approach to poetry.

This convocation will focus on artists working with other artists, integrating the arts and humanities in performance.

Rinita Dalan is keynote speaker for Student Research Conference at Southeast Missouri State University

Posted on April 10, 2014

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, will present the keynote address at the 22nd Annual Student Research Conference at Southeast Missouri State University on April 16. Her talk is entitled “Creating Opportunities through Collaborative Research.”

Raychl Smith gave invited lecture at the University of Iowa

Posted on April 10, 2014

Music department faculty member, Raychl Smith, gave an invited lecture on Creative Motion Pedagogy at the University of Iowa on April 4. The lecture was followed by a Creative Motion workshop with piano teachers from the Iowa Music Teacher’s Association, and a community workshop with local public school teachers and students. More information on Creative Motion Pedagogy may be found at www.creativemotion.org.

Students inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi

Posted on April 10, 2014

The following students were installed in Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Construction Management honor society. They were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, industry experience and their passion and commitment to the construction industry.

Brian Keranen
Schuyler Lee
Jorden Pangrac
Shawn Sobanski
Chase Zeller

Tack publishes article for second time in “The Voice”

Posted on April 10, 2014

Dr. David Tack, School of Teaching & Learning, published an article in “The Voice,” a publication of The National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. The April edition features his article “Two ‘Wrongs’ Are More Than Alright: Using and Stealing Cheat Sheets.” This is Tack’s second contribution in four months to this publication.

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