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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.

Serve on the children’s 2015-16 book award committee

Posted on May 13, 2015

The Livingston Lord Library is looking for faculty/staff who are interested in serving on our children’s 2015-16 book award committee. Committee work includes evaluating new picture books, attending two committee meetings, and in April 2016, ultimately selecting the best read aloud picture books published in 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

President Blackhurst announced as first TEDxFargo speaker

Posted on May 12, 2015

President Blackhurst is the first speaker announced for TEDxFargo, which is to be held July 23, 2015. You can order your tickets ahead of time on eventbrite.com.

“Fresh from finishes at both the Fargo and Boston Marathon, our first speaker is fired up to take the TEDxFargo stage!” Read more here.

 

Kasey Karsnia Wacker recently awarded Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence

Posted on May 12, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, is proud to announce that Kasey Karsnia Wacker, a senior majoring in Communication Arts/Literature Education at MSUM, was recently awarded the Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding student teachers and is provided through the teachers’ professional organization ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Read more about Kasey and her award here. Kasey will be graduating on Friday.

Criminal Justice, Gerontology, and Sociology Students Inducted into National Honor Societies on May 7

Posted on May 12, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted 25 students into one of three national honor societies, and 3 students were each inducted into two national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards. Read the rest of this entry →

MSU Moorhead Names New Provost, Senior VP Academic Affairs

Posted on May 11, 2015

JoeBesPicMSUM President Anne Blackhurst has named Joseph D. Bessie to be Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Bessie is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where he also served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →

Semifinalists for Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Named

Posted on May 11, 2015

Semifinalists for Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Named

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named two semifinalists who are under consideration to be vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. The candidates are Ron Anderson and Julie Furst-Bowe.

MSUM alumni who are employees gathered for photo last week

Posted on May 11, 2015

Last week, alumni, who are also employees of MSUM, gathered for a photo. Out of MSUM’s 774 employees, 234 of them are also MSUM graduates.  These photos will be included in the fall issue of the Moorhead Magazine.

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain, wore their Dragon gear and showed up for the picture! Read the rest of this entry →

Philosophy student accepted into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy

Posted on May 11, 2015

It is with great excitement the Philosophy Department would like to congratulate Dylan O’Brien on his acceptance into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy for Fall 2015. Dylan double majored in Philosophy and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude from MSUM in Spring 2013.

Graduate Director Announcement

Posted on May 08, 2015

Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Karch has agreed to serve as the Director of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Karch received a BA in Secondary Health Education from Concordia College, Moorhead; a MEd in Counseling from North Dakota State University; a Specialist Degree from MSU Moorhead and a PhD in Human Development and Education from North Dakota State University. She has been a member of the graduate faculty in the Counseling and Student Affairs graduate program since 2009, and program coordinator since 2012. She is currently serving as chair of the School of Social Work and Counseling and Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →

Mathematics faculty and graduates attended and presented at MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

Posted on May 08, 2015

Three faculty members from the Mathematics Department, Tammy Fitting, Tim Harms, and Tammie Schmiess attended the MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 30th –May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer financial aid application is available now

Posted on May 08, 2015

Planning to take summer courses? Need to apply for financial aid? The summer financial aid application is available now at www.mnstate.edu/financialaid/summer.aspx. Submit your application as soon as possible for on time processing.

Speaker’s Bureau connects industry and academia

Posted on May 07, 2015

An idea that was sparked at a technology summit last fall is bringing the STEM industry to the classroom.

David Batcheller, president and COO of Appareo, initiated the Speaker’s Bureau to bring speakers who are active in the industry into university classrooms.

The idea is that if a college professor wants to bring a speaker in for a certain topic, they can reach out to the Speaker’s Bureau and they will promptly connect you with a speaker, and arrange a talk. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM maintains prestigious AACSB business accreditation

Posted on May 07, 2015

The Paseka School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership graduating nursing students present this week

Posted on May 07, 2015

The Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership graduating nursing students will present their capstone projects via WebEx Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM).  These presentations will be similar to those given at professional conferences.  The projects will showcase the issues students have either encountered while working in the clinical setting or those they have identified through their coursework.  Read the rest of this entry →

Advertising students advance to elite eight in National Student Advertising Competition

Posted on May 06, 2015
MSUM’s advertising campaigns capstone class, taught by Jody Mattern, has advanced to the national level in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team accepted an advertising challenge for Pizza Hut in August with the goal of increasing online ordering at pizzahut.com by 75 percent. MSUM’s campaign slogan is, “Delivering Bold Ideas.”
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Red Weather launch party is today

Posted on May 06, 2015

Red Weather features poetry, prose, and visual arts created by MSUM students and alumni. Please join for the launch party in the Library Porch to discuss and hear readings and art from Issue 34 Edition 2!

Current and past issues of Red Weather will be available for sale and refreshments will be provided! Read the rest of this entry →

Interim Provost Michelle Malott announces newly tenured and promoted faculty

Posted on May 05, 2015

Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty

Please congratulate our newly tenured and promoted faculty members, wishing them continued success in their careers. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate the career of Dr. Steve Grineski May 5

Posted on May 05, 2015

Please join us in celebrating the MSUM career of Dr. Steve Grineski, School of Teaching and Learning. An open house will be held in his honor on Tuesday, May 5th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Lommen Hall, room #104. Refreshments will be served and there will be a short program at 4 p.m.

Jazz Studies alumnus Andy Stermer awarded $10,000 graduate award

Posted on May 04, 2015

Andy Stermer, a graduate of MSUM in the Jazz Studies program, has been awarded a $10,000.00 Presser graduate award in the Master of Music in Jazz Writing program at the University of Miami. He plans to use the award to bring in guest artists he knows from Uruguay to perform music he’s writing that will comprise an entire concert by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band; an opportunity not commonly given to students even at the graduate level.

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