If your parents knew everything about you before you born, would you still be here? This is the question posed in the play, “The twilight of the Golds” by Jonathan Tolins, the next production of the Tin Roof Theatre Company. The play is directed by Larry Schwartz, Library, and features the participation of three alumni of the MSUM Theatre Deptartment: Ryan Soukup, who plays the role of David Gold; Dani M. Collier, stage manager; and Karla Underdahl, assistant stage manager. Read the rest of this entry →
Archive for the ‘Points of Pride Alumni’
Dan Nisbet, 2007 graphic communications alum, designed the paint scheme for a car that will be driven in the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Nisbet designed the paint scheme and logo placement for Car #26, driven by Cole Whitt, pictured below. Since 2005, Nisbet has been working with CM2 Concepts, a firm that does design work for the NASCAR, IndyCar, and NHRA racing series. Working with another designer, he created the paint scheme for the car, which includes sponsor logo placement and the colors and graphics that go across the cars. Computer models show the teams and sponsors the final appearance of the car before a giant decal is printed that wraps around the car. Read the rest of this entry →
Theatre Arts alums Matthew Pitner, Joe Rapp, Tyler Michaels and Lucas Vonasek, four of the members of Bearded Men Improv, are coming home to MSUM as part of a national tour. The comedy troupe got its start in Fargo-Moorhead when the four were students, and has been a staple on Friday nights for almost three years at Minneapolis’ HUGE Theater. Read the rest of this entry →
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Former Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling standout Bob Bowlsby was honored at the NCAA National Convention as part of the NCAA’s Division II 40th Anniversary on Thursday night.
A total of 48 former student-athletes were honored by the NCAA throughout the 2013 season as part of the DII 40th Anniversary.
Read more at www.msumdragons.com/news.
FARGO – Timothy P. Sayler will be the new chief operating officer at Essentia Health’s West Region, overseeing operations in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
Sayler, a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, will start here March 17. He replaces Kevin Pitzer, who left last year. Read the rest of this entry →
This article is from publishersweekly.com.
By Sally Lodge
It’s a true story that reads like fiction – and it’s one that should raise the spirits of any aspiring author. Elise Parsley, a 27-year-old piano teacher in Plymouth, Minn., leapt from being an unpublished, agentless author-illustrator to one with both an agent and a book contract in three days.
The quick-fire timeline went like this: Parsley sent Steven Malk at Writers House an e-mail query on Tuesday, November 19; he signed her on as a client on Wednesday, and on Thursday submitted her picture book, If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!, to multiple publishers. Connie Hsu at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers made a pre-empt offer on Friday, which Malk and Parsley accepted that evening. The book is scheduled for fall 2015 publication.
Heather Cegla, MSUM 2010 graduate in physics with an astronomy emphasis, received her doctorate in astrophysics from Queen’s University Belfast where she was on a full scholarship. While at MSUM, Cegla was a Goldwater Scholar and completed three summer research experiences for undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation.
Film Studies alum Brent Rockswald recently took home a Hollywood Reporter Key Art Award for editing the theatrical trailer for the film “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” The Key Arts, managed by the Clio Awards team, is the entertainment field’s most recognized competition for advertising and communications. Rockswald, who graduated in 2006, works as an editor for the AV Squad, an LA based company that specializes in creating theatrical and television trailers for major motion pictures.
Susan Everson-Rose graduated from the Psychology Department in 1985 and completed a Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. She was the first President of the Psi Chi Chapter on our campus. Her research has received recognition from the American Heart Association and she received an Alumni Award from MSUM some years ago. Her colloquium at NDSU is Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Below is the announcement from NDSU. Read the rest of this entry →
Amy (Kemp) Miller, class of 2009, visited the economics department and presented in Professor Oscar Flores’ econometrics class. Miller was invited back as a member of the department’s new Economics Alumni Board.
Miller is a marketing analytics consultant at Pinpoint Systems in Minneapolis and is currently consulting at Sears. Her company helps other businesses link marketing actions to financial results. She credited MSUM and her strong background in economics and mathematics as reasons for her success. Miller provided the students with these bits of advice: Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM alum Conor Holt will screen two short films at Twin Cities-based film festivals this October: “Storytime” at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m., and “A Better Life” at the Twin Cities Film Fest on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. Both films are part of Minnesota-made shorts programs. Tickets range from $8 to $10, and can be purchased online at MinneapolisUndergroundFilmFestival.com and TwinCitiesFilmFest.org. Read the rest of this entry →
Article by The Forum about MSUM Distinguished alum, Bob Mikkelson.
By: Eric Peterson, INFORUM
That has become normal for the Minnesota State Moorhead graduate.
“What I do is not normal to other people,” said Mikkelson, who graduated from Moorhead State in 1972. “It’s my normal, but it’s not normal to others. I feel extremely fortunate.”
Mikkelson is back in Moorhead this week to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, giving a lecture on campus today as part of the homecoming activities at MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →
Also chosen for prestigious art internship at Red Door
MSUM Art & Design graduate Catie Miller was one of five students chosen for an undergraduate showcase in Ceramic Monthly Magazine. The showcase is a yearly competition open to all ceramic undergraduate students in universities and colleges in the United States, and features photos of winning students’ work, along with a description of the art and the name of the school the student attends. Read the rest of this entry →
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 →
Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, met with the principal and elementary staff on Sept. 9 to work on the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) and begin training on the FAST assessment measures and data management system. MSUM school psychology alum, Mark Everson, a local RTI coordinator for the Lake Agassiz Coop, also attended and contributed to the discussion.
Nationally recognized artist T.L. Solien will present a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. in King Hall 110 as part of the Department of Art & Design Colloquium Series. A Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Solien will talk about his new body of work, “Toward the Setting Sun,” which opens at the Plains Art Museum on Sept. 21. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Manasvi Kulshrestha, B.S. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology ’13, has entered the MD program at St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada. Although the campus is situated in the Caribbean, she was selected to complete her first year at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England as a member of the University’s Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program. Kulshrestha did her senior research project with Drs. Andrew Marry and Chris Chastain, Biology.
Jamie Holding Eagle opens this year’s Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series with a presentation on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Center in Bridges Room 154 on the MSUM campus. Holding Eagle will talk about food justice and seed sharing through urban agriculture. She will provide information on ways that communities can overcome seed loss, build food security, and improve the health of their land and people through gardening. She will also provide information on local food justice and seed sharing programs. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM 1973 Art alum, T. L. Solien, will be in the community in September for a major exhibition at The Plains Art Museum. Several special events are scheduled at the Plains to celebrate Solien’s work. The artist is also coming to MSUM on Sept. 19 for a colloquium sponsored by the Art & Design Department. Solien will talk at 5 p.m. in King Hall about his working methods, which include books, films and music. See the attached press release with complete information about the Plains exhibit and special events.