Dr. Deborah White, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, was featured in an article in the October 2013 publication of The Midwest Sociologist. The article by Michael Haedicke entitled “Integrating Research, Teaching, Activism” highlights ways in which White and fellow sociologist Stephanie Farmer (Roosevelt University) promote civic engagement and advance social justice in their communities, through their professional lives.
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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.
Prof. Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, delivered a talk about “John F. Kennedy: Death and Remembrance” at the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Nov. 19 to explain the man and what happened 50 years ago, using eyewitness accounts and best analysts.
Hoffbeck noted how the Kennedy Assassination changed us as a nation. A panel discussion followed Hoffbeck’s presentation.
Vinod Lall, Professor in the School of Business, was recently appointed to the APICS CSCP program subcommittee. APICS, The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and the premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, purchasing and logistics. The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain professionals around the globe. Lall received his CSCP designation when it was launched in 2006. Read the rest of this entry →
Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper at the fall conference of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators in Washington, D.C. Their paper was titled, “Inside-Outside: Supporting Teachers ‘Doing’ Early Literacy with Infants and Toddlers.”
Nov. 14-16, the following students and faculty presented research at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Chicago:
Nancy Paul and Mary Drake, faculty
*Issues Related to Community Memory Screenings
Richard Adler with the following graduate student researchers:
-Arica Flach, * Certified Nursing Assistants’ Knowledge of Swallowing Disorders for Assistance to SLPs
-Gretta Hjelseth, * University Clinical Supervisors’ Role in the Use of Telepractice Read the rest of this entry →
Oscar Flores, Economics, gave a talk at NDSU’s Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics’ Brown Bag Seminar. The topic of Flores’s talk was on incorporating research in undergraduate teaching and learning in MSUM’s Economics Department.
Dr. Daniel Mahraun, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, has been invited to present at the biennial conference of the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association, in Des Moines in March 2014. His interest session, “‘What Language Shall I Borrow…?: Singing In Translation,” focuses on the issues involved in selecting an English translation for foreign language pieces and the associated performance concerns.
The North Central Division of ACDA is comprised of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa, and is known for conferences that rival ACDA’s national conferences in scope and quality.
Dr. Kenyon Williams’, Music, solo CD project, “Homage,” received a positive review in this month’s issue of “Percussive Notes,” the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society. In the review, Dr. Williams’ playing is described as “expressive without being overly sentimental” and the CD as a whole is “beautifully recorded” by fellow MSUM faculty member Professor Ryan Jackson.
In addition, Dr. William’s joint performance with MSUM composition professor and guitarist Dr. Henry Gwiazda’s “Homage to Jimi” is labeled as “a stumbling and fun mash-up” of musical styles. The CD is available for purchase on iTunes and CDBaby.com.
School Psychology faculty Dr. Lisa Stewart and Dr. Margaret Potter, and student Jessica Marohl, presented on iPad apps and interventions at the NW MN MSPA meeting. Stewart, Potter and graduate student Marohl shared information on iPad observation and assessment apps with regional school psychologists at the NW MN Minnesota School Psychology Association meeting on Friday, Nov. 15 in Moorhead. Read the rest of this entry →
A free children’s theatre production takes the stage for two shows Saturday, Nov. 23, in Hansen Theatre in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Swashbuckled – A Pirate Adventure, was created and directed by Craig Ellingson, director of theatre arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and senior theatre students Matthew Englund and Ryan Soukup. The play tells the story of Pirate Grey, Quick-Silver, and Larry as they embark upon an adventure to find Blackheart, their missing pirate king. Filled with music, singing and sword fights, Swashbuckled is suitable for all ages.
Show times are 1 and 4 p.m. For more information, contact Elizabeth Evert Karnes at 218.477.2267 or email@example.com.
Claudia Murphy, Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies; Shawn Garrett,Chemistry; Steve Lindaas, Physics; and Alison Wallace, Biosciences attended “Preparing Minnesota for Climate Change: A Conference on Climate Adaptation” coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center and hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota on Nov. 7. Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Michael J. Krajewski, Music, presented a lecture/demonstration at the national Association of Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) and College Music Society (CMS) conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2013. His lecture titled “Developing Interactive Course Material” received rave reviews. In addition Krajewski chaired a session at the conference titled “Big Sound, Small Devices.”
CADT film professor, Anthony Adah, presented a paper, “Indigenous Blogging: Patterns and Functions,” at the Midwest Popular Culture/American Popular Culture Conference (Oct 11-13). The paper examined common themes and rhetorical styles of blogs dealing with representations of Indigenous peoples in films from Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
The ecce gallery in downtown Fargo hosts its 2nd annual NEWVEMBER group show. Featuring fresh work from familiar faces of ecce gallery’s artist stable including MSUM faculty members Meghan Duda, Zhimin Guan, Leila Rastegar, and Andrew Stark, alumni Amber Fletschock, Sarah Hultin, and Nathan Cote, as well as work from the late Timothy Ray.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 7 – 9 p.m.
Exhibit Runs: Nov. 8 – Dec. 2 Read the rest of this entry →
Two new shorts by Kyja K-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, screened at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, Wis, Oct. 25. K-Nelson’s “The Fiscal Cliff” and “Look Out Point” were part of an exhibition curated by Cecelia Condit.
The Forum interviewed biosciences professors Ellen Brisch and Andrew Mazz Marry about monster myths.
MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead biology professors Ellen Brisch and Andrew Mazz Marry have “vamped up” their classes for more than 10 years with a Halloween lecture that offers biological theories behind some of the most-common monster myths like vampires, werewolves and zombies.
Always looking for ways to make biology engaging for students, Brisch said she first presented the lecture to her introductory human biology class.
“One of the things I tried to do, understanding that people are taking this because they have to, was make them have fun and enjoy the material,” she said. Read the rest of this entry →
Kim Mollberg, School of Business, had an article “Government Farm Payments Subject to SE Tax” published in the November 2013 edition of “Journal of Accountancy.” Published continuously since 1905, the “Journal of Accountancy” (with 386,000 paid subscriptions) is the flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Theresa Hest contributed to a book that received the Outstanding Book Award of 2013 for the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Hest was the lead author and principal investigator for the chapter, “Cover Stories as Family Communication Practice” in The Family Communication Sourcebook. The award notice reads, in part, “The books nominated this year were all of exceptional quality. The fact that The Family Communication Sourcebook was selected speaks to its centrality to the field of family communication and the significance of its contribution.” Please join the faculty of the Communication Studies department in congratulating Hest.
Sara Schultz, Physics and Astronomy, and Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, and two MSUM students, Randy Sutrisno and Phil Schotte, had a paper accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Ecology of Freshwater Fish. The title of their paper is “Fin-flicking behaviour as a means of cryptic olfactory sampling under threat of predation.” This is Sutrisno’s “Fish Whisperer” third peer-reviewed paper as an MSUM undergraduate researcher, and Schotte’s second.