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Counseling and Student Affairs graduate students attend NACADA convention

Posted on October 15, 2014

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) held their national convention October 8th – 11th in Minneapolis, MN. Over 3,000 academic advisors from across the country and globe visited the Minneapolis Convention Center to discuss recent research, program models, advisor hot topics, and techniques in academic advising. Counseling and Student Affairs graduate students who attended included: Garrett Anderson, Kayla Armstrong, Heidi Fiechtner, Alizabeth Gaddie, Megan Hoyer, and Catherine Kippley. This year’s conference was chaired by MSUM’s very own Amy Sannes, Director of Academic Support Services.

2014-15 Go Pink Scholarship Applications Available!

Posted on October 14, 2014

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Dec. 5, 2014.  The scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete and a non-student-athlete who have been directly affected by cancer. Award amounts are between $200 – $1,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2015 semester. Scholarship applications are available here and in the Athletic Department office, NZ 106.  The Go Pink with the Dragons Scholarship was founded in 2012 by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic department from funds raised by the annual Go Pink initiative.  Please contact Gloria Riopelle at 218-477-5824 or riopelg@mnstate.edu for more information.

Growing opportunity: New Fargo classes to teach women skills for high-paying development jobs

Posted on October 13, 2014

Alexandra Fogarty, Graphic Communications and Interactive Media instructor, is teaching at a new local chapter of Girl Develop It, an organization whose mission is to empower and mentor women looking to learn programming. A 2007 graduate of the Graphic Communications program, Shannon Luney, helped start the chapter.

“Growing opportunity: New Fargo classes to teach women skills for high-paying development jobs” Read the rest of this entry →

The StarID transition is set for Sunday, October 12

Posted on October 10, 2014

Dragons, StarID replaces DragonNet on October 12. If you haven’t activated yours yet, do so today! StarID will be the only way to log onto computers, D2L, eServices, and many more applications. Don’t get locked out!

StarID: Get it. Know it. Use it. www.mnstate.edu/StarID/

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, contributed an article to the 2014 Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

Posted on October 10, 2014

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, contributed an article on the “Magnetic Susceptibility of Soils and Sediments in Environmental Archaeology” to the 2014 Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. This comprehensive (11-volume) encyclopedia, edited by Claire Smith, and published by Springer Science+Business Media, New York, has an international and interdisciplinary focus and is available as both a print and online reference.

Internships and Impressions

Posted on October 09, 2014

Student involvement leads to jobs post-graduation
By Danielle Rebel | Marketing Intern

Many graduates and students agree classroom learning can only take you so far. In order to get the job of your dreams after graduation, it takes more than dedication to your studies. It takes the motivation to seek real-world experience through internships and campus involvement.

“There’s only so much you can learn in the classroom, and the skills employers really want you to have you learn in jobs and real-world opportunities,” said Theresa Boyle,  a 2014 graphic design and music industry graduate. “The sooner you get involved and start doing these things, the sooner you know what you are interested in.”

Boyle knows firsthand the importance of getting involved early. She recently accepted a position as director of creative and marketing with Bass/Schuler Entertainment, a college-booking agency in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry →

Discussion takes go-slow approach to expanding Tri-College University system

Posted on October 09, 2014
By: Josh Francis , Prairie Business Magazine

FARGO, N.D. – The Tri-College University system and its three members will begin discussions Wednesday with two area community colleges to possibly bring them into their collaborative partnership.

The TCU, founded in 1970, is a collaboration of North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Concordia College. It allows students at each college to take classes at the other two member colleges.

Representatives of the three member schools, the TCU board of directors and representatives from North Dakota State College of Science and Minnesota State Community and Technical College plan to discuss the possible addition of those two-year schools to the partnership.

“That was something that was brought up at a June board meeting, about looking to explore that and look at where there may be appropriate collaboration,” Tri-College University Provost Tim Flakoll said.

Leaders from all colleges stressed the talks are in the preliminary stages. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUSA: Apply for Scholarship and Fellowship by November 1

Posted on October 09, 2014

Minnesota State University Student Association’s (MSUSA) Penny Scholarship and Fellowship Program offers $1500, $2500, and $5000 awards for commitment to community service, for public service internships at the state/local and federal level respectively. MSUSA Campus Committee in Moorhead would like to encourage everybody dedicated to community service or looking to do an internship within next year in the public sector to apply for this wonderful opportunity. Read the rest of this entry →

Freshman Music Industry major to tour Europe next summer for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour

Posted on October 07, 2014

Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program. Read the rest of this entry →

Author Heather A. Slomski to read at MSUM Oct. 7

Posted on October 07, 2014

Short Fiction Award Winner for “The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons”

Heather A. Slomski, the winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her debut story collection The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, will read from her work at 4:30 p.m.  Tuesday, October 7 in Comstock Memorial Union 205 on the MSUM campus. The reading is part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series and is free and open to the public.

Slomski, the winner of a Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant and a Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant, received her M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and held the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville. Read the rest of this entry →

‘Brave’ singer comes to MSUM’s Hansen Theatre

Posted on October 07, 2014

Julie Fowlis and her Scottish band perform Gaelic music

Julie Fowlis sang the hit song “Touch the Sky” for the blockbuster 3-D Disney hit Brave a few years ago. It’s an inspiring, beautiful song, but when Fowlis performs at MSUM Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., she’ll focus on music that inspired Scotland’s Parliament to name her the nation’s Gaelic Ambassador.

Fowlis, raised on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, has been a standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career which has spanned three award-winning studio albums and numerous highly acclaimed projects and collaborations. She won Gaelic Singer of the Year and Album of the Year (on two occasions) at the Scots Trad Music Awards, plus several other major accolades, including Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Laura Odom, Philosophy, to present colloquium Oct. 15

Posted on October 07, 2014

Dr. Laura Odom, Philosophy, is going to present her colloquium “The Multiple-Realizability Question for So-called Psychogenic Disorders” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday, October 15 at 4:30 pm. Her colloquium will make the second meeting of this year’s Philosophy Colloquium Series of the MSUM Philosophy Department. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Read the rest of this entry →

NEW Leadership Institute receives Bush grant

Posted on October 03, 2014

Tri-College National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Development Institute, coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, MSUM Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, has been awarded a two-year, $40,000 Bush Foundation Leadership Network grant. NEW Leadership is a non-partisan intensive 5-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women.

“Our goal is to increase the number of women, particularly those from underrepresented groups, with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to serve as leaders in their communities.” said Deborah White, PhD, Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute Coordinator Read the rest of this entry →

Steve Hoffbeck delivers program on WWII experiences

Posted on October 03, 2014

Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, delivered a public program on “The Home Front In Minnesota During World War II” at the Fergus Falls Public Library September 30th. Professor Hoffbeck examined Minnesota’s experiences in W.W. II, including the Norwegian Battalion and combat; making ammunition at Twin Cities ordnance plants; rationing gasoline, silk, and sugar; of blackouts; and the pathos of war, featuring the personal stories of Minnesotans. An audience of 78 people came to enjoy the program, with questions and answers at its conclusion.

Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show opens Oct. 9 at Plains Art Museum

Posted on October 03, 2014

Plains Art Museum spotlights the 24 full-time studio art instructors at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. Each artist is displaying a group of works, and the show covers an array of styles and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed-media, photography, and installation art.

Art Boom recognizes the contributions of these higher ed institutions in establishing the foundation for the visual arts in Fargo-Moorhead and acknowledges the current faculty’s continued influence on the arts community,” said Becky Dunham, the Museum’s curator. Read the rest of this entry →

Pres. Anne featured on Minnesota Public Radio

Posted on October 02, 2014

Check out the coverage Pres. Anne received for the Laps for the Long Run fundraiser, featured on MPR News.

Minnesota State Moorhead president runs, raises $1.2 M
Alex Friedrich | October 1, 2014

Watch here.

 

 

Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series

Posted on October 01, 2014

Friday, Oct. 3 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen 325
By Isaac Skalsky and Richard Lahti, MSUM

Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series presents: “Is Science Fair Participation Related to Science MCAIII Scores for Minnesota Public School Students?”

Science Fair projects have a long history in science education, although their portrayal in popular culture leads to significant misconceptions about their nature and purpose in science education. Science Fair participation is declining, both locally (i.e. the Western Regional Science Fair, held at MSUM) and nationally, at a time when considerable attention is being focused on STEM education, and Next Generation Science Standard emphasizing NOS (nature of science) are being adopted. Read the rest of this entry →

Music Industry student nominated for European music tour

Posted on September 30, 2014

Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program.

 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities waive application fees for College Knowledge Month

Posted on September 30, 2014

St. Paul, Minn., September 26, 2014 – For a limited time, college and university application fees will be waived throughout Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in recognition of “College Knowledge Month,” a statewide effort to provide every graduating high school senior, especially underrepresented students, with the opportunity to apply to college.

“Our colleges and universities are committed to making sure every Minnesotan has access to an extraordinary education,” said Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor. “College Knowledge Month is a wonderful opportunity for us to encourage more high school seniors to apply for college. It gives our colleges and universities an opportunity to show students who might otherwise think college is beyond their reach that resources are available to help them pay for higher education and complete their degree.” Read the rest of this entry →

Stay calm; go to Graduate School Week

Posted on September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept 30: Life as a Graduate Student
CMU 205 ~ 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Oct 1: Graduate & Professional School Day (Fair)
Fargodome ~ 1-3 p.m.
(Free shuttle service available through the Career Development Center) Read the rest of this entry →

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