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Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Opens Sept. 22 at MSUM Library

Posted on September 19, 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.

Annamarie Hill, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, is the featured speaker at the opening ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Library 103. Her talk is entitled, “Creating and Sustaining Lasting Partnerships and Programs: How the ‘Why Treaties Matter’ Exhibit Came to Be.”

This exhibit is important, said Dr. Erma Vizenor, chairwoman of the White Earth Nation, because, “Treaties are the Supreme Law of this Country, therefore must be honored.”

 

Upcoming speakers
Speakers are being scheduled for the week after homecoming. Visit the Why Treaties Matter website for an updated list of guest speakers.

About the exhibit
In August 2010, a resolution creating a unique partnership of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. was approved unanimously by the tribes residing in Minnesota and made it possible for the exhibition to be developed as an educational tool for Minnesota audiences.

The exhibition will include 20 free standing banners with evocative text, historical and contemporary photographs and maps, and a 10-minute video titled, “A Day in the Life of the Minnesota Tribal Nations.” 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.

Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 19, 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.

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 →

Buddhism for thinkers to meet beginning mid-September

Posted on July 18, 2014

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, invites you to join him and discuss together the 10 articles he has been writing on Buddhist philosophy. The topics of these articles are as follows:

BUDDHISM FOR THINKERS

1. Non-self : an analytic approach
2. Dependent arising = emptiness
3. Anti-essentialism: the exclusion of the other
4. The concept of enlightenment
5. Enlightenment: gradual or sudden?
6. Enlightenment and compassion Read the rest of this entry →

Please use updated Major/Minor/Certificate/Advisor change form

Posted on July 15, 2014

The Records Office has revamped the Major/Minor/Certificate/Advisor Change Form. The form is available on the Records website under “Forms.”

Please use the new form effective immediately and discard any old forms you have in your departments. Students will need to be directed to the website to print out the form. After it is completed and the necessary signatures are obtained, it must be submitted to the Records Office to be processed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Records Office at 477.2565 or records@mnstate.edu.

Student journalists, broadcasters bring home honors

Posted on June 04, 2014

Fifteen students and two mass communications classes took home 25 awards at the 2014 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) College Communications Contest, held on May 9.

The NDPC contest is devoted to the advancement of student communicators by recognizing their work in communications throughout the year. A total of 85 awards were presented in 34 categories.

MSUM student winners: Read the rest of this entry →

33 retirees honored at luncheon

Posted on May 16, 2014

Thirty-three employees were recognized at the 2014 Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon May 15. This year’s retirees include: Jeanne Alm, Ginny Bair, Jody Bendel, Jane Bergland, Henry Chan, Wayne Chen, A Derick Dalhouse, John Early, Virginia Gregg, Wayne Gudmundson,  Henry Gwiazda, William Hall, James Hansen, Dennis Jacobs, Gwen Johanson, Aziz Kian, Zachary Machunda, Cecilia Mafla-Bustamante, Karen Mehnert-Meland, Darel Paulson, Timothy Peil, Regene Radniecki, Michael Ruth, Terry Shoptaugh, Carol Sibley, Walter Sizer, C Mark Strand, John Tesch, Rebecca Theisen, Richard Walker, David Weinrich, David Wheeler, Ronald Williams.

MSUM commencement May 16

Posted on May 15, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Graduates of the College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, and College of Humanities & Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Education & Human Services, and College of Science, Health & the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program. Read the rest of this entry →

Merrie Sue Holtan wins writing awards in North Dakota Professional Communicators competition

Posted on May 01, 2014

Merrie Sue Holtan, Communications and Journalism, placed first in sports and home writing and third in feature and personality profile writing in the the North Dakota Professional Communicators state competition.

The first place awards will move to the National Federation of Presswomen competition in Greenville, S.C., this September.

Holtan is past president of NDPC.

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 →

MSU Moorhead selects two for $2,000 L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships

Posted on April 24, 2014

Two MSUM business administration majors, Sydney Beyer and Lacey Guck, are winners of this year’s L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year.  The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience. Read the rest of this entry →

CADT’s Spring Forward 2014

Posted on April 21, 2014

Thursday, April 24
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fox Recital Hall

Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies is excited to hold its first biennial Spring Forward speakers panel. With a focus on the latest trends and ideas in the media arts, you’ll get the opportunity to hear first hand about professional conferences and topics in the fields of interactive multimedia, film and theater. We’ll explore how these developments relate to a cross-disciplinary approach to education. Students, faculty and the public are all invited to attend. Topics will include: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM percussionists perform with 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning composer, John Luther Adams

Posted on April 15, 2014

This past weekend, 11 percussionists from the MSUM Percussion Studio traveled with Dr. Kenyon Williams to Duluth, Minn., to perform “Inuksuit,” an epic outdoor work composed by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams. While in Duluth, they attended a concert featuring works by Adams as well as a world-premier composition written for the occasion. After the recital, the students received the opportunity to work closely with the composer as he coached the gathered performers on how to best perform “Inuksuit” the following morning. At the performance, Adams continued to work side-by-side with the students and the performers gathered, tailoring the piece to the environment it was performed in. After returning to MSUM, the ensemble learned that Adams had received the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2014. Congratulations to Adams, and to the MSUM students who had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a composer of his stature!

www.newmusicbox.org

Spring BFA Exhibition #2

Posted on April 15, 2014

The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2 on Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Rachel Collier, Sierra Fosness, Takara Geck, Meghann Hlibichuk, Jamie Hohnadel, Jennifer Junker, Morgan Leapaldt, Michelle Mork, Amanda Olson, Kristen R. Perala, Jonathan Reich, Kaitlyn Rewitzer, Lydia Rusch, Brooke Stewart, and Fan Yin will be on display from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 24. Students are working towards fulfillment of requirements for the BFA in Art and Design. Read the rest of this entry →

HorizonLines looking for photo submissions

Posted on April 15, 2014

Horizonlines, an online magazine publication, is looking for student, faculty and alumni submissions for the 2014 edition.

This year they are focusing on different types of photographers in the F-M community and beyond. This edition will include articles and photos about these photographers as well as a gallery featuring student, faculty and alumni work.

If you would like a photo included in the gallery, please contact Aaron Larson (larsonaa@mnstate.edu) by April 15, and he will send you a link to a public drop box folder to upload your photos.

For submission guidelines, view the poster at: http://www.horizonlines.org/submission.pdf.

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