June 10, 2015
Craig Kutz is enrolled in the MD/PhD program at the Medical University of South Carolina
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S NEWS CENTER | MAY 26, 2015
Ever since he was a kid growing up in a farming family on the outskirts of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Craig Kutz dreamed of being an astronaut. “I’m kind of obsessed with NASA,” he said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s space agency. Read the rest of this entry →
May 28, 2015
$46.3 million secured for 65 environmental projects from state lottery-generated fund, including MSUM’s Prairie and Riparian Restoration and Monitoring project
(St. Paul, MN, May 27, 2015) – $46.3 million from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”) has been appropriated to 65 individual projects around the state. The bill containing the appropriations, which passed the Minnesota Legislature with strong bi-partisan support on May 18, was based on project recommendations from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Governor Dayton signed the bill into law on May 22, thereby approving funds for all of the projects contained in the bill. Read the rest of this entry →
May 26, 2015
Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, recently attended the Vision Science Society conference in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. Nawrot presented a poster titled “Oculomotor responses to radial optic flow in infancy”. This research was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and included data from more than 125 infants tested here at the MSUM Child Development Lab. Eight undergraduate student researchers assisted with this project over the past two years.
May 18, 2015
Katherine A. Johanson, a psychology and gerontology major, received the prestigious Donald G. Paterson Undergraduate Award in Psychology at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior to recognize and encourage high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level.
It’s the second time in 32 years that an MSUM student has received the award. John Gunstad received the award in 1997. The award citation, in part, stated: “Katherine demonstrated academic success in pursuing double majors in psychology and gerontology, among other facets of her undergraduate education, she has also consistently been the recipient of honors, awards, and scholarships.”
Johanson, who graduated summa cum laude from MSUM, was accepted into a number of doctoral programs, but will pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She received a $5,000 graduate fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Leilani Feliciano on developing cognitive profiles of older diabetics. Read the rest of this entry →
May 18, 2015
INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran
MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.
Forty years and a dozen archaeological sites later, he and his students have discovered much about the life of the ancient American Indians who lived here thousands of years ago.
As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →
May 15, 2015
Dr. Paul Sando, Anthropology & Earth Science, was interviewed live on a BBC 5 radio news program to discuss the tragic derailment in Philadelphia and the general state of Amtrak and the U.S. rail system.
May 14, 2015
Also streamed live online
MSU Moorhead commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live for the first in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Extra.
“Commencement is one of our most meaningful ceremonies so we thought we should share it with the greater community,” said Denise Gorsline, dean of the university college. “Not only will we broadcast both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies in their entireties, but we will also have hour-long pre-commencement programs with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski.” Read the rest of this entry →
May 14, 2015
MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.
It will also be streamed live online.
The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.
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May 11, 2015
MSUM President Anne Blackhurst has named Joseph D. Bessie to be Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Bessie is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where he also served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →
May 08, 2015
Saturday, May 9 | About 8:30 a.m. | Campus Mall
Wear your Dragon Pride and roar your Dragon Support as Dragon and Marathon runners race through campus! Read the rest of this entry →
April 28, 2015
April 27 | 5-7pm | CMU Main Lounge OR April 28 | 12-2pm | Flora Frick Corridor
Cuningham Group Architects will be on campus April 27 and 28 seeking faculty, staff and student input on MSUM’s Facilities Master Plan to help set the direction for future buildings and grounds. Stop by any time and share your thoughts on issues and needs related to campus facilities. Read the rest of this entry →
April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. OR 3 to 4:30 p.m. | CMU 101
Rona Halualani, a representative of Halualani & Associates, will be on campus Monday, April 27 to present the findings of a recent Diversity Mapping Project undertaken to identify MSUM’s level of diversity/inclusion achievement. Read the rest of this entry →
April 23, 2015
Join us for the open forum for provost candidate Ralph Townsend Thursday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Business 109. Read the rest of this entry →
April 22, 2015
Low enrollment classes will be cancelled April 24.
Summer Session 2015 offers a wide variety of courses in flexible three-, four-, five-, six- and eight-week sessions from May 20–August 6. This year’s course schedule includes over 400 courses, including more than 250 online courses and many LASC and writing-intensive courses.
Earn credits toward Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) requirements or degree requirements! But register quickly as low enrollment classes will be cancelled April 24.
April 22, 2015
At the 2105 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Theme was entitled “Cancer: The War at 44 and Warburg at 90.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Scott Buchholz was honored as having one of four posters recognized as Outstanding Posters in cancer research. Scott’s project was entitled, “The Impact of Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 Expression on Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions.” Scott’s research partner at MSUM is Biochemistry and Biotechnology major, Shelby Sieverding. The research was conducted in Dr. Mark Wallert’s laboratory.
April 22, 2015
At the 2015 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, junior Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Molly Strong was inducted into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honors Society. Honor Society membership requires excellence in academics, undergraduate research, and scientific outreach. Molly is the first MSUM student to receive this honor. Molly does her research in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Wallert.
April 22, 2015
Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers.” The students participating in the meeting and the titles of their presentations: Read the rest of this entry →
April 22, 2015
The Office of Campus Sustainability is proud to announce that Stephanie Reynolds, a junior Sustainability major, has been selected to receive the Spring 2015 Sustainability Leadership Award.
“Stephanie has been a tireless champion for sustainability at MSUM as well as in the community. Among her many contributions to making MSUM greener, as acting President of the MSUM Green Dragons Steph has taken a lead role in planning this year’s Earth Day events,” said Joe Herbst, sustainability coordinator. Read the rest of this entry →
April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 22 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268
Featuring MSUM student Josiah Reiswig
The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents a seminar by Josiah Reiswig on “k-Dependence on Hexagonal Boards.”
Combinatorial chessboard problems are a commonly studied topic in recreational mathematics. Rather than a standard chessboard, we examine one such problem using a rhomboidal board where each space is a hexagon. In particular, taking the standard movements of a king in hexagonal chess, we investigate the maximum number of kings that may be placed on a board so that no king is attacking more than k other kings. We develop both upper and lower bounds for this number for all appropriate values of k.
April 21, 2015
President Anne completed the Boson Marathon yesterday in a time of 4:38:30 seconds. In the WDAY news story (transcribed below), she told Dom Izzo it was a grueling race but it was well worth it.
After running the 26-mile course, Blackhurst hosted a reception last night with Boston area alumni.
Despite poor weather, MSUM President Anne Blackurst says 2015 Boston Marathon was a memorable one
DOM IZZO | WDAY TV
Boston, MA (WDAY TV) – MSU Moorhead president Anne Blackhurst told me last week s she didn’t know what to expect when she lined up for the start of Monday’s Boston Marathon.
I’m sure she wasn’t expecting 40 degrees, rain and 30 mile-per-hour winds, which greeted the runners during the entire race. Read the rest of this entry →