On Nov. 2, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) presented Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, with the Albert J. Mazurkiewicz Special Service Award. The award, recognizing her significant contribution to ALER, was presented during the organization’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas.
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Mari Beth Plankers, M.S., CCC-SLP and Rachel Stotts, M.S., CCC-SLP submitted a grant application to the “Dille Fund for Excellence” to develop a Sensory Integration (SI) Resource Center in the SLHS Clinic. Sensory integration (SI) and intervention has been used for the treatment of numerous individuals with a wide range of learning and developmental challenges. SI refers to the ability to organize, integrate, and use information from the body and the environment. Read the rest of this entry →
Faculty from the Department of Physics and Astronomy assisted, as lead mentors for the MHS FIRST Robotics team, in applying for a sponsorship grant for the team from NASA. The team was notified yesterday that it was awarded a grant for this academic year. The grant, which is very competitive, provides sponsorship for one year of competition while the team works on securing a permanent sponsor.
More information about the team can be found at http://4360spudnik.blogspot.com.
The MSUM Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) [known on campus as the "Physics Club"] has been named a “Distinguished SPS Chapter” by the SPS National Council. This award, “based on the depth and breadth of the SPS activities conducted by the chapter” in areas of of “physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring, hosting and representation at physics meetings.” The MSUM SPS chapter was particularly cited for hosting the 2013 SPS Zone 11 Meeting. This recognition is awarded to about 10% of SPS chapters nationwide.
MSUM is proud to announce a new degree being launched in Spring 2014: Bachelor of Science in Project Management. Through a collaborative effort between the Operation/Construction Management departments and College of Business and Innovation, the first B.S. program for Project Management in the tri-state area will be offered here at MSUM. By being designed around pairing with a minor or double major in an area of the student’s choosing, Project Management fits perfectly with programs such as Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Marketing, Management, Human Resources and more.
Designed for individuals seeking careers in a variety of areas, Project Management provides students the opportunity to learn and develop skills useful in fields such as health care, information technology, manufacturing, retail, government and non-profit. Read the rest of this entry →
Training our Campuses Against Racism (TOCAR) was a recipient of the Arc of Justice award at the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition Summit held Nov. 9. Dr. Phyllis May-Machunda and Anita Bender were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the multi-campus initiative. The Arc of Justice award is named for a quote made famous by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
MSUM Mass Communications student Scott Eickschen won third place and a $1,000 scholarship in the Freedom of Speech PSA Contest, a national competition for college communications students. The win is the second by a student in Martin Grindeland’s desktop video class. Last year, Hailee Palony took third. Read the rest of this entry →
The MSUM Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Dan Mahraun, and the MSUM Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, have recently been invited to present a joint concert performance of works for choir and percussion at the North Dakota Music Educator’s Association (NDMEA) Winter Conference in Bismarck, N.D. in March as a featured evening performance concert event. Each year, a limited number of University ensembles are selected to perform at the conference, and MSUM is proud to present two of this year’s winning groups.
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.
The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at MSUM was recently honored by Beta Gamma Sigma as one of their Premier Chapters for the 2012-2013 year. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for universities that have achieved accreditation of their business programs by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to Business schools internationally. To qualify as a premier chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma requires an 85% acceptance rate following the invitation to join the honor society. The local chapter at MSUM achieved an acceptance rate of 89% for the academic year. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies Department receives award from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
The Minnesota State University Moorhead Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies Department has been selected to receive a 2012-2013 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs award for Excellence in Curriculum Programming.
Awards were selected by peer academic and student affairs campus administrators based on such criteria as effective use of technology and student achievement.
“We are honored and humbled by the MnSCU award,” Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, chair of the CADT Department, said. “Our students and faculty work very hard, because we love what we do.” Read the rest of this entry →
During an all staff meeting, May 16, the MSUM Community Outreach Center (within the Counseling & Student Affairs Graduate Program) was recognized by the Fargo Housing and Development Authority as a “Partner We Can’t Live Without.”
The clinic coordinator, Ben Erie was presented with a plaque stating the MSUM Community Outreach Center is “Making a Difference.” The Assistant Director of FHA also identified future collaborations with the MSUM Community Outreach Center including joint grant writing and sharing other resources. Read the rest of this entry →
The MSUM College of Arts and Humanities newsletter received a silver Addy Award in the category of advertising for the arts and sciences at the 2012 AAF-ND Addy Awards held Friday, Feb. 22 at the Holiday Inn.
Derek Lien, contributing graphic designer
Rebecca Sundet-Schoenwald, contributing writer/editor
Darel Paulson, contributing photographer
New Rivers Press will be 45 years old in 2013, and the literary press founded by the late C.W. (Bill) Truesdale is starting the celebration this week with an evening of readings by Nick Healy, Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, Nick Knittel and Tim Nolan.
There will be music by Minnesota singer, songwriter andguitarist Diane Jarvi, who writes poetry as Diane Jarvenpa. Her third collection, “The Tender, Wild Things,” was published by New Rivers in 2007.
When Truesdale died in 2001, New Rivers was the oldest continuously publishing press in the country. After some tense months when it looked as though it would fold, New Rivers found a home at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Since the first New Rivers books published in Moorhead came out in 2003, next year will also be the press’s 10th anniversary at MSU. Read the rest of this entry →
A two-year $262,000 grant was recently awarded from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to co-PIs Tim Harms (Mathematics) and Alison Wallace (Biosciences). Senior personnel include: Linda Houts-Smith (Languages and Cultures), Richard Lahti (Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy), Steve Lindaas (Physics and Astronomy), and Teresa Shume (School of Teaching and Learning). Read the rest of this entry →
Andrea Noonan, English Teacher Education, 2004, was named the 2013 North Dakota Teacher of the Year.
By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM
WEST FARGO – Andrea Noonan, an eighth-grade language arts teacher from Cheney Middle School, is North Dakota’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.
Noonan was honored Wednesday at the middle school in a ceremony presided over by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
“This is just a huge honor. … It’s very overwhelming. It’s a humbling experience,” Noonan said.
Noonan’s voice cracked with emotion as she addressed the dignitaries, state education leaders, fellow teachers and Cheney eighth-graders, and she battled to hold back tears.
Anna Arnar, a professor in the Art & Design Department, recently received the Robert Motherwell Book Award for the best publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts, including the visual arts, literature, music and the performing arts.
Nominations are made by publishers and the winner is chosen by a panel of distinguished scholars and writers. The award includes a $20,000 prize from the Dedalus Foundation in New York. The prize was given for her 2011 publication The Book as Instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, the Artist’s Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture published by the University of Chicago Press.
The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at MSUM was recently honored by Beta Gamma Sigma as one of their Premier Chapters for the 2011-12 year. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for universities that have achieved accreditation of their business programs by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to business schools internationally. To qualify as a premier chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma requires a 75% acceptance rate following the invitation to join the honor society. The local chapter at MSUM achieved an acceptance rate of over 90% for the 2011-12 academic year. Read the rest of this entry →
Tri-College Army ROTC Cadet Jonathan Kvernen was named the honor graduate, the third Cadet of 435, in the 8th Regiment at the Leadership Assessment Development Course (LDAC) in Fort Lewis, Washington. Kvernen is a construction management major at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Read the rest of this entry →
Student, Shouvik Bhattacharya, was awarded the 2012 SPS Leadership Scholarship and national internship
Physics and Astronomy student, Shouvik Bhattacharya, has been awarded the SPS 2012 Leadership Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding academic performance and high level of commitment to activities of the Society of Physics Students (SPS).
Bhattacharya is majoring in mathematics and physics and astronomy. He has served as historian of the MSUM SPS club, and continues to connect students with national SPS events and opportunities through a variety of social networking tools. His research interests include stellar spectroscopy, photometry of RR Lyrae variable stars, and mathematical modeling of stellar evolution.
Bhattacharya was appointed as a National SPS Intern for summer 2012. He is spending the summer in Washington, D.C., working specifically in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Career Pathways Project. Read the rest of this entry →