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MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper to perform poetry and music this Thursday

Posted on February 24, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper will present a free performance that combines Manno’s music and Zepper’s poetry in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.  Read the rest of this entry →

Author, MSUM Alumnus & English Professor Lin Enger to Read Here Feb. 19

Posted on February 19, 2015

The High Divide published last September

Minnesota State University Moorhead English Professor and novelist Lin Enger will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the university’s Livingston Library Porch. The free reading is part of the Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series. Read the rest of this entry →

Poetry reading at Red Raven with professors Kevin Carollo and Kevin Zepper

Posted on February 19, 2015

Professors Kevin Carollo and Kevin Zepper, English, will square off for a poetry reading at Red Raven Espresso Parlor on Wednesday, March 4. This event begins with an open mic before they exchange blows, or poems in this case. This event is free and open to the public. The Red Raven is located at 916 Main Avenue, Fargo, ND.

Award-winning African American poet, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, returns to MSUM tonight

Posted on February 12, 2015

Award-winning African American poet, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie returns to MSUM to present a poetry reading in CMU 101 on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 pm. Afterward, she will sign the book of her first collection of poetry, Karma’s Footsteps, released by Flipped Eye Publishing in September 2011. Her book Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation is forthcoming in spring 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Paul Harris to discuss “Racial Uplift and Methodist Education in Georgia and Liberia” tonight

Posted on February 11, 2015

The 2014-2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series continues this Wednesday with Dr. Paul Harris, MSUM, History, who will be discussing “Racial Uplift and Methodist Education in Georgia and Liberia.” The presentation will be this Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118.

Red Weather submission deadline Feb. 15

Posted on February 10, 2015

Red Weather, the literary journal edited and designed by students at MSUM, is seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art (photos, drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, and any creative work that can be presented in an image file) for inclusion in the second issue of its thirty-fourth volume. Read the rest of this entry →

Visiting Author David Treuer at MSUM Feb. 16

Posted on February 09, 2015

Author David Treuer will read from his newest book published this month, Prudence at 4 p.m. and discuss his book Rez Life at 7:30 p.m., both on Monday, Feb. 16 in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

Submit your poetry, prose, and/or visual art for inclusion in Red Weather

Posted on January 23, 2015

Red Weather, the literary journal edited and designed by students at MSUM, is seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art (photos, drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, and any creative work that can be presented in an image file) for inclusion in the second issue of its thirty-fourth volume. Read the rest of this entry →

Katie Meiners published in issue of Orion Magazine

Posted on January 22, 2015

Katie Meiners, English, has published a photograph and short prose piece in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Orion Magazine. The piece addresses the landscape and bird life of the Prairie Pothole Region near Wishek, N.D.

Red Weather seeking submissions for inclusion in thirty-fourth volume

Posted on January 20, 2015

Red Weather, the literary journal edited and designed by students at MSUM, is seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art (photos, drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, and any creative work that can be presented in an image file) for inclusion in the second issue of its thirty-fourth volume. Read the rest of this entry →

Lines&Notes Performs at International Conference

Posted on January 14, 2015

Terrie Manno (School of Performing Arts) and Kevin Zepper (English) presented their collaborative exhibition of poetry and music (Lines&Notes) at the Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education in Honolulu on January 4, 2015.

Red Weather seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art

Posted on January 13, 2015

Red Weather, the literary journal edited and designed by students at MSUM, is seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art (photos, drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, and any creative work that can be presented in an image file) for inclusion in the second issue of its thirty-fourth volume. Read the rest of this entry →

Attend the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Regional Application Writing Workshop Feb. 13

Posted on January 09, 2015

North Dakota State University, Concordia College, and the North Dakota Humanities Council invite you to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Regional Application Writing Workshop at the NDSU Alumni Center on Friday, February 13, 2015. The workshop is expected to last from 8:30AM-2:30PM. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno performing music and poetry tonight at 7 p.m.

Posted on December 03, 2014

Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno will be performing tonight at 7 p.m. inside Stoker’s in the Hotel Donaldson. This event is free.

Lines&Notes is a collaborative exhibition with pianist Terrie Manno and poet Kevin Zepper. In some selections, poems become movements based on a theme. Other works are the realization of random words and musical phrases based on author William S. Burroughs cut-up method. Some of their work is specific to each audience: newspaper clippings from local and school papers and “lines” from the audience arranged into poetry. Each piece is the result of an interdisciplinary exploration. Read the rest of this entry →

Poetry reading at Red Raven Nov. 12

Posted on November 11, 2014

Carol Kapaun, (Counseling Center, Inc.), and Kevin Zepper, (MSUM), will read selections of their work at Red Raven on Wednesday November 12th at 7 pm. A half hour open mic begins the event with Kapaun and Zepper reading at 7:30 pm. Kapaun is the author of the Knuckledown Press LLC ebook, Mamababy. It is available as a download through Amazon.com. Zepper’s Sugartown, Finishing Line Press, is available through the website, www.finishinglinepress.com. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Celebrates November American Indian Heritage Month

Posted on October 31, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Celebrates November American Indian Heritage Month

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
10:30 AM Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Lobby)
Laidman (JR) Fox, Jr., Spiritual Advisor from Spirit Lake Nation, will conduct a traditional pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and 15 of MSUM’s Communication Arts/Literature Education students and alums attended Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Workshop

Posted on October 30, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and 15 of MSUM’s Communication Arts/Literature Education pre-service teachers, student teachers, and first-year teachers attended the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Workshop in Minneapolis on Monday, October 27. The workshop, “It’s Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis,” focused on the implementation of teaching strategies designed to improve reading comprehension for all middle school and high school students—and especially for struggling readers. Read the rest of this entry →

Author Heather A. Slomski to read at MSUM Oct. 7

Posted on October 07, 2014

Short Fiction Award Winner for “The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons”

Heather A. Slomski, the winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her debut story collection The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, will read from her work at 4:30 p.m.  Tuesday, October 7 in Comstock Memorial Union 205 on the MSUM campus. The reading is part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series and is free and open to the public.

Slomski, the winner of a Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant and a Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant, received her M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and held the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville. Read the rest of this entry →

Sheets receives design award

Posted on October 01, 2014

Allen Sheets, Graphic Design, received an American Graphic Design Award for The Spirit Room catalog titled: In the Spirit of Crow: A Gathering of Art Poetry from the Great Winter Crow Shots, 2004-2012. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to 15% of 8,000 entries. The competition was sponsored by Graphic Design USA. The catalog was edited by Thom Tammaro, English.

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