December 04, 2013
Prof. Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, delivered a talk about “John F. Kennedy: Death and Remembrance” at the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Nov. 19 to explain the man and what happened 50 years ago, using eyewitness accounts and best analysts.
Hoffbeck noted how the Kennedy Assassination changed us as a nation. A panel discussion followed Hoffbeck’s presentation.
November 27, 2013
Close to 200 Boy Scouts converged on the MSUM campus Saturday, Nov. 23 to work on merit badges. Named the “Merit Badge University” this is an event held annually at one of the three universities in the area to give scouts work on the badges that assist them in their trail toward the Eagle Rank. Merit badges represent skill or knowledge areas where scouts can explore an area of study in depth and complete tasks in that area. Read the rest of this entry →
November 25, 2013
This is the first of what will become monthly segments entitled Spotlight on Service-Learning. Each monthly Spotlight will highlight the endeavors of one of the many MSUM service-learning practitioners. This Month’s Spotlight on Service-Learning recognizes Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther.
Humphers-Ginther was recently interviewed regarding her service-learning work. Humphers-Ginther is a Professor of Sociology and the Gerontology Program Coordinator here at MSUM. She has been incorporating service-learning into her Social Gerontology course for fifteen years. Read the rest of this entry →
November 25, 2013
Oscar Flores, Economics, gave a talk at NDSU’s Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics’ Brown Bag Seminar. The topic of Flores’s talk was on incorporating research in undergraduate teaching and learning in MSUM’s Economics Department.
November 22, 2013
By: Meghan Feir
For a writer, few things are more thrilling than having your work, your art published. English professors are not beyond this excitement, so when Dr. Yahya Frederickson’s poetry collection, The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali, was chosen as the first-place winner of Lost Horse Press’ Idaho Prize for Poetry 2013 contest, it was the proverbial icing on an already sweet 2013.
Frederickson’s winning collection was based on the years he lived in Yemen, a country you may not hear spoken of very often. Located on the Gulf of Aden off the Arabian Sea, Yemen was his destination when he joined the Peace Corps in 1989, immediately after earning his MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. Read the rest of this entry →
November 21, 2013
This Friday’s Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium, “A Solo Woman Backpacker,” is cancelled. It will be rescheduled at another time.
November 20, 2013
The History Club is hosting a movie night Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in King Hall 110. They will be showing “Viva Zepata,” and it’s the 103rd anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
November 19, 2013
The third Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium speaker for fall 2013 will be Sherry Lee Short. She will talk about solo backpacking from a personal and feminist perspective. Short is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Design and is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. BR 154, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22.
November 14, 2013
Red Weather is looking for submissions for their 34th issue that will come out in Spring 2014. They publish only literary and artistic works by MSUM students, faculty, employees, visiting artists and alumni.
The submission period opens this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, and runs through Feb. 15, 2014. Like them on Facebook, and submit your best creative work for a chance to be published.
November 14, 2013
The Writers Inspired Narrative Group will meet Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., in Weld Hall Study Library, Weld 201. This is a safe, non-judgmental environment for students to write about “Who am I?” resolving personal issues or concerns, and self-exploration. All students are welcome.
Facilitators for this student group are:
Dr. Lora Bertelsen: Hendrix Clinic and Counseling Center
Dr. Rachel Daigle: Independent Mental Health Clinician
Kevin Zepper, MFA: English Professor, MSUM Read the rest of this entry →
November 12, 2013
Claudia Murphy, Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies; Shawn Garrett,Chemistry; Steve Lindaas, Physics; and Alison Wallace, Biosciences attended “Preparing Minnesota for Climate Change: A Conference on Climate Adaptation” coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center and hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota on Nov. 7. Read the rest of this entry →
November 06, 2013
The Tom McGrath Writers Series convenes today at 4:30 p.m. in CMU101. Two New Rivers Press authors, professors Bradford Tice and David Haynes, will read from their newest publications, discuss how their books came to be, and field questions from the audience.
Dr. Tice teaches literature and writing at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was New Rivers Press’ Many Voices Project prizewinner last year for his collection of poetry, Rare Earth. Rare Earth is his first book, but not his first publication or prizewinning work. Award-winning poet Jay Parini has this to say about Rare Earth: Read the rest of this entry →
November 06, 2013
The Office of Student Activities is pleased to announce the winners of this month’s dragon pride awards!
Student Leader of the Month: Kevin Struxness, Student Senate President
“Kevin does a lot of work for this school that often goes unnoticed or unrecognized. As the representative of the student body, he is constantly working with all aspects of campus, often without students not even knowing who he is.”
Honorable mentions: Joel Kromer, Adam Lyon, Katelynn Vickers, Holly Hoeschen Read the rest of this entry →
November 04, 2013
Professor Steven Bolduc, Economics, has been appointed Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, effective January 2014.
Steve studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.S., 1993) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D., 2001). He is trained as an institutional economist—a tradition rooted in the work of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, and John R. Commons—and has written on industrial policy, political economics, and ecological economics. Read the rest of this entry →
November 04, 2013
New Rivers Press invites you to an on-campus reception, Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6-7 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center. Meet our 2013 authors and take a look at the New Rivers Press Exhibition (on display from Nov. 4-Dec. 13).
Light refreshments. Stimulating conversation!
Our authors will also be appearing and presenting at our 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch, November 7, The Rourke Museum, 6:45-9 p.m.. The evening includes music, readings, and refreshments. Free and open to the public.
November 01, 2013
MSUM students preparing for the national Model United Nations Competition were put to the test as an emergency meeting was set up to handle an attack of zombies world-wide. Dr. Margaret Sankey and two members from the role playing game joined Bob Harris on KFGO on Halloween night. To see if we all made it…………
October 31, 2013
Professors’ Ryan C. Christiansen, MFA, and Kevin Zepper, MFA, will present at the John R. Milton Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, Oct. 31–Nov. 2.
Christiansen is the Publisher & CEO for Knuckledown Press LLC, which publishes literary fiction and creative nonfiction titles in English for worldwide distribution in electronic formats. Christiansen teaches English part-time at Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State College of Science, and North Dakota State University, and he is the Associate Editor for the Electronic Book Series at New Rivers Press. He is an experienced journalist and technical writer. Read the rest of this entry →
October 30, 2013
New Rivers Press invites you to our 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch, Nov.7, at The Rourke Art Museum on Main in Moorhead.
2013 is New Rivers Press’ 45th year of publishing and 10th year of publishing from our MSUM location. Our Birthday Bash & Book Launch will include meeting the authors of our newest novels and poetry, some light refreshments, and time to mingle and relax to the tunes of Cat Sank Trio. Read the rest of this entry →
October 30, 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom.
Sarah Fox & John Colburn are poets from the Twin Cities. Sarah’s first two books, Because Why and The First Flag, are published by Coffee House Press. John is the editor and co-publisher at Spout Press, and the author of Invisible Daughter and Psychedelic Norway (Coffee House Press), as well as two poetry chapbooks, Kissing and The Lawrence Welk Diaries. He has taught at Hamline University and Perpich Center for Arts Education. He is also a member of the improvised music collective Astronaut Cooper’s Parade.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Kevin Carollo at 218.477.2939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, 2013
Anita Bender, Director of MSUM’s Women’s Center, will be the guest speaker for the next Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Presentation. Her topic will be “The Impact of Landscape in a University Setting: A Look at Selected Spaces at Minnesota State University Moorhead.” The talk will take place Friday, Nov. 1, at 11:30 a.m. in BR 154. Free and open to the public.