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.
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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.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead athletic department has announced the 2013 Dragon Hall of Fame class. Eight individuals and four teams have been selected for induction, with the ceremony set to be held on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on the MSUM campus.
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.
MSUM paralegal grad, Amy Schutt, is graduating from law school and clerking at the ND Supreme Court. Read more.
By: Kris Kerzman, Variety contributor, INFORUM
No one needs reminding of the seismic shift we’re seeing in how we consume our media as once-analogue technologies make way for digital platforms and the gizmos we buy to host them. Ryan Christianson certainly doesn’t, and in relation to book publishing, he can boil it all down with startling word economy.
“Music was first, then it was video, and now it’s books,” he said. “It’s probably because books are very old technology, and people love old technology.”
But people also love new technology, and the dynamic between the two camps is working its way through Christianson’s own digital-only Knuckledown Press and through New Rivers Press, the teaching press operated out of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he acts as an associate editor for its e-book series. New Rivers released the first book in the series this past June, Peter W. Fong’s “Principles of Navigation.” Read the rest of this entry →
Theatre alumni reunite this weekend for Straw Hat 50th anniversary celebration
More than 150 Minnesota State University Moorhead theatre and Straw Hat alumni are reuniting this weekend for the celebration of Straw Hat’s 50th anniversary. The group attended the Straw Hat Players “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Friday evening, and will attend the reunion celebration, which is taking place Saturday evening at the Ramada Plaza.
“The loyalty of our Theatre Arts alumni speaks to the quality of the educational experience they received while at MSUM,” said Dr. Tim Borchers, Dean of the College of Arts, Media and Communication at MSUM. “Our faculty create an environment where they can entertain the community while learning important skills.”
Alum Jim Erickson won an Oscar this year for his set direction for the film “Lincoln.” Erickson has worked on the set of many films, including “Water for Elephants,” “Little Women” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”
Alum Bill Hultstrom received an Emmy this year for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction /Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series for CBS’s daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” which he is donating to the university. Hultstrom has worked on the set of “The Young and the Restless” for more than 30 years.
“We are honored that these former students have won such prestigious awards. But they are just two examples of the outstanding careers our alums have had or will have in the future. An education in the arts provides students with important skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving that serve them well no matter their profession,” Borchers said.
The Straw Hat Players continue their run of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” next week with shows at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday at MSUM.
In addition, fifty years worth of Straw Hat Players memorabilia, including programs, set models, and photographs, are available for public viewing before each performance next week and during intermission.
For more information about MSUM Straw Hat, visit mnstate.edu/strawhat.
Four Physics majors are enrolled in graduate programs. They are:
Class of 2013
Hollee Johnson-University of North Dakota
Nicholas Weir- University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Shouvik Bhattacharya- Creighton University, Physics
Class of 2012
Murshid Saqlain- University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Applied Mathematics