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Students chosen to present Workshop at FEMMSS5 Conference in August

Posted on April 01, 2014

Students Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl are working with faculty to develop a case study on the Hydraulic Fracturing taking place on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lucero and Oxendahl will be presenting this work at the FEMMSS5 Conference.

Lucero is a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy and Oxendahl is majoring in Sustainability – Environmental Science emphasis with a minor in Biosciences. The two students are working with an interdisciplinary faculty team consisting of Claudia Murphy, Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy, Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, Alison Wallace, Biosciences and Sara Anderson, Biosciences. The FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodologies and Science Studies) Conference will be held at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario in August 10-13, 2014.

Summer 2014 advising & registration begins March 3

Posted on February 21, 2014

Summer advising begins Monday, March 3 and summer registration begins Monday, March 10. There are no specific registration windows assigned for summer through your e-services – open enrollment for summer 2014 will begin on March 10 at 8 a.m.

Fall 2014 registration windows

Posted on February 21, 2014

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester is scheduled from March 10-14 and March 24-28, 2014. During this time, currently enrolled or returning students have an opportunity to register before new students. Registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed. Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate MSUM’s distinguished alumni at the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration

Posted on September 25, 2013

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s outstanding alumni and friends. At the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration we honor the professional and personal achievements of our outstanding alumni and recognize in appreciation MSUM alumni & friends who give their time and talent to further the mission of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

We hope you’ll be able to join us to share in this special evening. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Awards will be presented, with a brief acceptance speech given by each recipient. Read the rest of this entry →

Kaplan rep on campus Thursday

Posted on September 23, 2013

A representative from Kaplan will be in the Science Lab Atrium Thursday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any students who have questions about test prep or about the following exams in general: GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT.

Also, Kaplan offers some FREE test prep; check out the attached flyer for more information.

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Wisenden is Wednesday’s Dille Lecturer

Posted on September 18, 2013

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, is this year’s Dille speaker. His talk is entitled “Minnows and Cichlids and Worms! Oh My! The Behavioral ecology of predator avoidance as uncovered by undergraduate researchers”. The talk is Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. SL 118.  The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Graduate School Week Events

Posted on September 17, 2013

The MSUM Career Development Center is hosting the two workshops leading up to the Graduate & Professional School Fair:

• How to Apply for Graduate School; Monday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m., MA 165
• Life as a Graduate Student; Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., CMU 205

No pre-registration is required to attend the fair or workshops.

Graduate & Professional School Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CMU Ballroom Read the rest of this entry →

Sherman Alexie’s visit and the “common read”

Posted on September 17, 2013

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If you read Alexie’s book, had your students read his book, and/or attended his talk last week, we would like your input! Please complete the survey.

Webinars on communicating science in the Faculty Development Center

Posted on September 17, 2013

Today and Thursday

  • Communicating Science Amid Confusion and Uncertainty: How to Deal with Tough Questions, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.
  • A Scientist’s Guide to the Media: Sharing a Compelling Message with the Press, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.

See Union of Concerned Scientists webpage for more information.

STEM Teaching Toolbox:

Posted on September 17, 2013

Using reflective writing in math and science courses

STEM Teaching Toolbox: Using reflective writing in math and science courses, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 4:30 pm in the Faculty Development Center.

Biosciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Seminar Series kicks off today

Posted on September 09, 2013

The Biosciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department seminar series presents:

Rod Tweten, Ph.D.
George Lynn Cross Professor
Microbiology & Immunology
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Read the rest of this entry →

Biology Seminar today

Posted on September 06, 2013

Biology Seminar by Professor Dan McEwen presents a general seminar based on his research entitled “Arctic Birds & Insects: A Case Study of Climate Match-Mismatch” on Friday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. in SL 118.

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Faculty Development Center Conversation: “Who are our students?”

Posted on August 30, 2013

From 2 to 3 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 30), faculty and staff will have a chance to learn more about our changing student population from Ginny Bair, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Jim Anderson, Assistant Director of Admissions; and Julia Roland, Director of First Year Programs. This session is part of the New Faculty Orientation series, but anyone is welcome to join in on the conversation and to also greet our new faculty members. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon Appointed to the Chicano Latino Affairs Council

Posted on August 28, 2013

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon, Women and Gender Studies, has been appointed to the Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC) for congressional district seven. CLAC is a statewide government agency whose mission is to advise the governor and state legislature on the issues of important to Minnesota’s Chicano Latino community. Read the rest of this entry →

Megan Proulx Accepts Student Relations Coordinator Position

Posted on August 26, 2013

Megan Proulx has accepted the position of Student Relations Coordinator for the College of Science, Health, and the Environment. Megan will begin her new position the week of Sept. 2 and her office will be located in Hagen 107.

Dr. Lisa Stewart Gets Local Minnesota Reading Corps Members Ready For Kids

Posted on August 26, 2013

Dr. Lisa Stewart, psychology, trained 80 Northwestern Minnesota Americorps Reading Corps members Aug 20- 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 1,000 Reading Corps members from all across Minnesota started their year of service this week by taking the Americorps pledge and getting trained to provide high quality targeted interactions and reading interventions with kids from age 3 to grade 3. Many MSUM Dragons and alums have been Minnesota Reading (or Math) Corps members. To learn more about the program, see Dr. Stewart or visit minnesotareadingcorps.org.

Psychology Graduate Publishes Paper

Posted on August 22, 2013

Recent Psychology graduate Spencer Coffman has published a paper on “Facial Expression: The Ability to Distinguish Between Enjoyment and Nonenjoyment Smiles.” Spencer conducted the research with Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot (Psychology) as part of an Experimental Psychology class. The article appears in the Summer 2013 issue of the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. Spencer graduated in 2012 and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology.

Hansen Participates In Joint Annual Meeting of Economists In Washington, D.C.

Posted on August 21, 2013

T. J. Hansen, Economics, participated in the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) in Washington, D.C., August 4-6. Members of these organizations specialize in applied economics research focused on agriculture and the environment, growth and development, and rural and regional economies. Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute Awarded $10,000 Grant

Posted on August 21, 2013

The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute, coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Sociology, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund the 2014 Institute. Read the rest of this entry →

Recent Death: Former Economics Professor Eugene Philipps

Posted on August 19, 2013

Professor Eugene A. Philipps, 81, Moorhead, Minn., died on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, N.D.

In 1966 he joined the Moorhead Economics faculty and in 1967 became departmental chairman, a position he held until 1974. During his tenure, the Department grew to seven full-time members. He was responsible for much of the current curriculum with an emphasis on theory, history and measurement as well as the policy of having all faculty teach introductory courses and the writing requirement in all upper-level courses. He taught History of Thought, International Economics, Comparative Systems, International Financial Management and the first course ever offered in Environmental Economics.

Read more about Eugene Philipps.

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