October 01, 2014
Friday, Oct. 3 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen 325
By Isaac Skalsky and Richard Lahti, MSUM
Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series presents: “Is Science Fair Participation Related to Science MCAIII Scores for Minnesota Public School Students?”
Science Fair projects have a long history in science education, although their portrayal in popular culture leads to significant misconceptions about their nature and purpose in science education. Science Fair participation is declining, both locally (i.e. the Western Regional Science Fair, held at MSUM) and nationally, at a time when considerable attention is being focused on STEM education, and Next Generation Science Standard emphasizing NOS (nature of science) are being adopted. Read the rest of this entry →
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 →
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.477.2603.
More information will be coming soon.
September 29, 2014
Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear is NOT the only one who can travel “To Infinity and Beyond.” You can too! Dr. Adam Goyt, Mathematics, will present “To Infinity and Beyond: Infinity in Culture, Science and Art” on Thursday, October 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118, and be honored as this year’s Dille Faculty Lecturer Award Recipient. Refreshments will be served.
September 29, 2014
An Astronomy Night will be held Friday, October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Astronomy Night takes the form of what astronomers call a “star party.” Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club and the MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy will have telescopes set up to offer guided tours of the night sky.
Astronomy Nights are sponsored by the Regional Science Center, the MSUM Physics and Astronomy Department and the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club.
The Regional Science Center’s Buffalo River Site is located 14 miles east of Moorhead on U.S. Highway 10.
September 25, 2014
Attention science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday, September 29 at 2:30 in HA 325.
SciTechsperience is an internship program that connects talented college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to rewarding, paid, STEM internship opportunities in dynamic Minnesota companies
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.
September 23, 2014
September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
“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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
July 17, 2014
Magdalene Chalikia, Psychology, presented an e-poster at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France, July 8-13. The title of the presentation was “Relationships and rates of errors within and between numerical and knowledge problem categories.” Verlin B. Hinsz, and Jared L. Ladbury of the Psychology Department at NDSU were co-authors.
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 email@example.com.
July 15, 2014
Adam Goyt, mathematics, gave the talk “Packing Set Partitions: A New Hope” at the 12th International Permutation Patterns Conference at East Tennessee State University. The talk provided the solution of a conjecture about packing non-layered set partitions. The abstract is below.
July 14, 2014
Biology Student Among 283 in Nation Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
MSUM senior Evangeline Holley was among 283 students from across the nation selected to receive a $7,500 award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Holley is a biology major with an emphasis in ecology and evolutionary biology. She is the daughter of Rinita Dalan and George Holley, both faculty members in MSUM’s Anthropology and Earth Science Department.
She was selected from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering scholars who were nominated by faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the country.
Holley is the tenth MSUM student in the past 13 years to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. (Rachel Sang received the award for two years.)
“I love biology and I love animal behavior,” Holley said. “I get really excited about it and want to get other people excited about it. I like sharing biology with people.”
Holley is currently conducting research under MSUM biology professor Brian Wisenden. The research is centered around the effects diet has on the exploratory boldness of zebra fish. She and her research group will be published in the Journal of Fish Biology this fall. Read the rest of this entry →
June 18, 2014
The Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health & the Environment is a full-time, twelve-month position. This interim appointment has a desired start date of July 1, 2014 and will extend through June 30, 2015.
The Interim Dean will provide academic leadership and coordination, and is responsible for the financial and personnel affairs of the college, including the Regional Science Center and the Planetarium. The Interim Dean will serve on the Academic Affairs Council (AAC) and other university committees as needed, and will integrate the plans of the college with those of the university.
This is an internal search, limited to current faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Read the rest of this entry →
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.
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 →
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 →
April 15, 2014
Students Josiah Reiswig and Samuel Erickson presented their research on Aphid Sequences at the Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society Conference at St. John’s and St. Benedict’s. Erickson’s and Reiswig’s research involves using the somewhat unusual reproduction behavior of aphids to determine Fibonacci like sequences and their growth rates.
The conference was also attended by students Katie Byer, Brittney Lind, and Holly Sullivan, and math faculty, Adam Goyt.