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Author, Alumnus KC Hanson to Read Here Oct. 21

Posted on October 20, 2014

Rachel Baker Award winner for Creative Writing.

K.C. Hanson, winner of the Rachel Baker Award for Creative Writing, will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the library porch on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. The reading is part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series and is free and open to the public.

Hanson received his MFA from MSU Moorhead.  His work has been featured in The Blue Bear Review, Ginosko, Red Weather, and other magazines, and has been anthologized in Blink Again: Sudden Fiction from the Upper Midwest. The Lazarus Project, his first book, is available from North Star Press, St. Cloud. Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

‘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 →

SoMAD’s Film Program has big weekend at SD Film Fest

Posted on October 06, 2014

The School of Media Arts & Design played a major role at this year’s South Dakota Film Festival. Last weekend SoMAD faculty including Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Don Clark and Tom Brandau accompanied 30 students to Aberdeen, SD for three days of film screenings, workshops and discussions. The highlight of the weekend was watching Film Studies alumnus, Conor Holt, receive the Best Student Film award for his film A Better Life.

Other student and film alumni screenings included: Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

The Musical of Musicals Musicals (The Musical!) runs through Oct. 4

Posted on October 01, 2014

A musical that parodies five famous creators of musicals opens the MSUM University Theatre Series. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) satirizes Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander and Ebb by creating five stories in the style of each hit musical team. The show runs Oct. 1 to 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead. For tickets, go to mnstate.edu/tickets, or call the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 90 minutes before curtain.

 

Sheets receives design award

Posted on October 01, 2014

Allen Sheets, Graphic Design, received an American Graphic Design Award for The Spirit Room catalog titled: In the Spirit of Crow: A Gathering of Art Poetry from the Great Winter Crow Shots, 2004-2012. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to 15% of 8,000 entries. The competition was sponsored by Graphic Design USA. The catalog was edited by Thom Tammaro, English.

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.

 

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 →

StarID to replace DragonNet

Posted on September 29, 2014

StarID: GET IT. KNOW IT. USE IT.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, your MSUM DragonNet login will change to your StarID. StarID is a username that is used across MnSCU to access information technology systems and services. This conversion has already occurred for most other MnSCU campuses and will draw us closer to being part of a MnSCU-wide standard where StarID will be used to log into our office work computers, wireless internet (Wi-Fi), computer labs, Desire2Learn (D2L), email, e-Services, and much more.

If you haven’t activated your StarID, please do so prior to October 12th by visiting http://starid.mnscu.edu/go/activate/.  Please note that you will need to know your MSUM Tech ID, State Employee Number or Library card barcode and your SSN in order to activate.

Information Technology will begin the conversion process at 9:00 AM on Sunday, October 12th.  Between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on October 12th, most network services and systems will be unavailable so please plan accordingly.  If you have questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk at support@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2603.

More information will be coming soon.

Final Trinidad abroad interest meeting tonight

Posted on September 29, 2014

Which is better: Fargo in January, or the Caribbean ANYTIME? Find out about MSUM’s first-ever Trinidad Abroad program, Jan. 2nd-12th, TONIGHT (Monday, Sept. 29th) in the CMU Comstock Room (near the Pizza Hut) at 7 p.m. This is your LAST CHANCE to find out about the LASC course attached with the trip, costs, and all the things you’ll learn while spending a week and half in the Caribbean this winter. Can’t make the meeting but would like to be a part of the experience? Contact Dr. Kenyon Williams at willdrum@mnstate.edu or 218.477.4610 to find out how. Deadline to register for the trip is October 1.

Alumni Artist Talk, Monday 1 p.m.

Posted on September 24, 2014

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to join artists Kaylyn Gerenz and Chelsea Lee in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155) on Monday, September 29 at 1pm for an informal artist talk. Both artists have work on display in the current show, MSUM Alumni Exhibition: New Works. The exhibition features works by local and regional MSUM alumni: Read the rest of this entry →

Today’s Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 23, 2014

An Academic Symposium featuring a series of student and faculty presentations from a variety of disciplines will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 as part of inauguration week activities. The theme tying the presentations together will be “How Persistence, Resilience, and Grit Make a Difference.”

Concluding the daylong activities will be the TED Talk video “Grit: The Key to Success” by Angela Lee Duckworth, with post-film discussion moderated by President Janis at 2:30 p.m. in CMU 101.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. in various locations on campus. The Academic Symposium schedule is on the inauguration website.

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 2014

September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
Library Hours

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, second floor, where it will be on view through Oct. 10. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts hosting three Jazz Jams

Posted on September 19, 2014

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts is hosting three Jazz Jams at Red Raven Espresso Parlor, starting Sunday, Sept. 21, and repeating Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. All jams start at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The November jam is MSUM Vocal Jazz Solo Night, with a jam session after. All jams are free. Performers must sign up at 6:30 p.m. the night of the Jam at the Parlor, located at 916 Main Avenue in Fargo. For more information, contact Mike Krajewski at Michael.krajewski@mnstate.edu, or (218) 477-4092.

Presidential inauguration during #DragonPride Homecoming

Posted on September 16, 2014

Alumni and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the installation of Anne Blackhurst as MSUM’s 11th president Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre. A celebratory reception in the Center for the Arts gallery will follow. For details on inauguration activities taking place during homecoming week, visit mnstate.edu/inauguration. For more information on homecoming activities, visit mnstate.edu/homecoming.

Anne Blackhurst became the 11th president on July 1, 2014. Prior to her appointment, she served as MSUM’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs since 2011.

Alum to Cover GameDay

Posted on September 10, 2014

Winged Vision will shoot aerial video

It’s no secret that ESPN’s Saturday morning College GameDay is returning to downtown Fargo, N.D., for the second year in a row. NDSU is one of four non-FBS schools to host College GameDay since 1993 and the first to do it twice. But Dragon alumni will be excited to hear that Bob Mikkelson, a ’72 mass communications graduate and president of Winged Vision, will be covering GameDay as well.

His company is a pioneer in aerial sports broadcasting and has covered events like the NFL’s Sunday Night Football, the PGA Tour, the World Cup finals, Triple Crown racing, Super Bowls and the Olympics. Mikkelson has won two primetime and four sports Emmys and was featured in the 2008 CBS sports special “The Best Shot in Golf.

Read more about Mikkelson, who also received a Distinguished Alumni Award last year during homecoming.

Alumni exhibition reception this afternoon

Posted on September 04, 2014

Thursday, September 4 | 4–6 p.m. | Center for the Arts 155

The School of Visual Arts invites the public to the reception for the MSUM Alumni Exhibition: New Works on Thursday, September 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155).

The exhibition features works by local and regional MSUM alumni, including J. David Berdahl, Katelyn Bladel, Christopher Boedigheimer, Ellen Jean Diedercich, Kaylyn Gerenz, Amanda Heidt, Warren Kessler, Chelsea Lee, Nancy J. Leier, Sam Norman, Chelsea Odden, Jerica Olson, Kristen R. Perala, Keri Pickett, Lydia Rusch, Naomi RaMona Schliesman, Sarah Regan Snavely, and Brooke Stewart. Read the rest of this entry →

Scheels supports MSUM’s Laps for the Long Run with $1 million pledge

Posted on August 28, 2014

A fundraising challenge at Minnesota State University Moorhead has attracted its first major gift with a $1 million pledge from Scheels. The challenge, Laps for the Long Run, was announced Aug. 20 as an event in honor of the inauguration of MSUM Pres. Anne Blackhurst.  Blackhurst will run 12.5 miles, or 50 laps, around the Ron Masanz track at Nemzek Fieldhouse and has personally pledged $1,000 per lap, or $50,000, to start the challenge.

Yesterday, Steve Scheel, CEO of Scheels, accepted the challenge by pledging $20,000 per lap for every lap up to 50 that Blackhurst runs during the Homecoming Week event.

“SCHEELS has been a good partner with NDSU and Concordia over the years and we look forward to partnering with MSUM and President Blackhurst, to help MSUM become a stronger player in our community of Fargo-Moorhead,” said Steve Scheel. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM exchange student named finalist in both TV news and TV sports photography

Posted on August 26, 2014

The Society of Professional Journalists selected Stian Michalsen, a Norwegian exchange student who studied at Minnesota State University Moorhead during the spring semester of 2013, as a national finalist in both television news and television sports photography. Read the rest of this entry →

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