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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.

Next Take the Lead is April 15

Posted on April 10, 2014

Improve your leadership skills at the next Take the Lead on Tuesday, April 15 from 7-8 p.m. in CMU 203. There will be free food.

There will be a leadership panel that will consist of:
- Deb White, the Coordinator for the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute and an MSUM Professor
- Anthony Ocana, MSUM Assistant Professor
- Amanda Olson, Student Desk Manager
- Nancy Boyle, Volunteer and Training Coordinator at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Spanish major awarded Sigma Delta Pi’s Study Abroad Scholarship

Posted on April 09, 2014

Jenna Polley, a junior from Park Rapids, Minn., majoring in Spanish, was one of 11 recipients of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi’s, study abroad scholarship for the summer of 2014. Polley was chosen from dozens of applicants from the more than 600 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi at Universities throughout the United States. Polley is the 2013-2014 president of the MSUM Spanish Club. She will be using the $2,500 award to help fund her trip to the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain to study abroad for six weeks.

Brian Wisenden gave a seminar at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Posted on April 09, 2014

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, gave an invited departmental seminar at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire on April 3. The talk, based on research conducted by undergraduate biology majors at MSUM, was entitled “Scents of Danger: Chemically mediated predator-prey interactions in aquatic ecosystems.”

http://web.mnstate.edu/wisenden

Philosophy Colloquium Series continues

Posted on April 09, 2014

Dr. Phil Mouch, Philosophy, is going to give his colloquium on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:20 p.m. in MacLean Hall 165. His topic is “The Myth of Self-Defense.” The following is a synopsis of his talk:

Two things are very clear from any survey of the relevant moral literature: taking life is generally wrong, and taking a life in self-defense (when necessary) is generally permissible. These two claims are usually accepted without question, but it is easy to see that they are not unrelated. Read the rest of this entry →

Kick-Off Week Schedule now on the website

Posted on April 09, 2014

The Preliminary Fall 2014 Kick-Off Week Schedule for new and returning faculty has been posted to the Academic Affairs website at www.mnstate.edu/academicaffairs/reference.aspx.

Advancing Your Leadership Experience

Posted on April 09, 2014

Come to the “Advancing Your Leadership Experience” Take the Lead Tuesday, April 15 from 7-8 p.m. in CMU 203. There will be free food!

There will be a leadership panel that will consist of:
- Deb White, the Coordinator for the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute and an MSUM Professor
- Anthony Ocana, MSUM Assistant Professor
- Amanda Olson, Student Desk Manager, and
- Nancy Boyle, Volunteer and Training Coordinator at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

This is the last week to make nominations for Of-the-Year Awards

Posted on April 09, 2014

Show your Dragon Pride and nominate student leaders, student organizations and advisors at www.mnstate.edu/osa/leadership/recognition-opportunities.

Journalism students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on April 08, 2014

Three Campus News Stories Move On to National SPJ Contest

Three stories from Campus News, MSUM’s student produced newscast, were named as winners in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. Stien Michalsen, a photographer for Campus News last spring, won in both the television news photography and the television sports photography categories. Collin Boyles, a 2013 graduate, was the winner in the television sports reporting category. The stories won in SPJ Region 6, which includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. They now move on to compete in the national SPJ contest, which includes twelve regions across the United States. In all, Campus News took home 10 television awards, more than any other school in the contest. Campus News also took all the awards in the television photography categories. The winners were announced at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry →

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