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President Blackhurst to speak at TEDxFargo

Posted on July 01, 2015
TEDxFargo – it’s more than a conference.On top of taking in big ideas worth spreading from our 20+ speakers, your TEDxFargo ticket gets you lots of other perks. We’ll keep your body and mind nourished all day long, providing you endless caffeine and hydration, light breakfast, full lunch, delicious snacks and more. This year’s TEDx theme is WONDER … a place where probability is suspended and possibility is born.
TEDxFargo is proud to introduce to you three (of many!) speakers that focus on education.Are you an #AnneFan? We are! Meet Dr. Anne Blackhurst:
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Lines&Notes performers Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno are featured at Teacher Training Institute

Posted on June 30, 2015

Poet and spoken-word artist Kevin Zepper and pianist Terrie Manno were guest performers at Prairie Public Television’s Regional Arts, History Culture and STEM Teacher Training Institute that took place at Concordia College on June 23 – 24, 2015. Their hour-long performance included many of their signature collaborative works, plus two pieces that they developed and created on-the-spot with help from the sixty K-12 teachers in attendance. Read the rest of this entry →

Anna Arnar, School of Visual Art, published an essay in a book titled “+ Que 20 Ans Après”

Posted on June 19, 2015

Anna Arnar, School of Visual Art, published an essay in a book titled “+ Que 20 Ans Après” published by the Sternberg Press in Berlin. Edited by Sabine Folie, former director of the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the book explores the legacy of Mallarmé in conceptual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. For more information see http://www.sternberg-press.com/index.php?pageId=1598&bookId=492&l=en

Dr. Terrie Manno and the Manno-Dean Piano Duo perform to standing-room-only crowd in Budapest, Hungary

Posted on June 18, 2015

Dr. Terrie Manno, SPA pianist, and her partner Michael Dean gave a solo and duet recital at the historic Franz Liszt Academy Museum in Budapest, Hungary, on June 6, 2015. They performed works by Franz Schubert, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ottorino Respighi, and Vincent d’Indy. The audience requested two encores and the piano duo complied with works by Scott Joplin and Johannes Brahms.

Dr. Sean Taylor presented at 15th Annual Reacting to the Past Conference at Barnard College

Posted on June 18, 2015

Dr. Sean Taylor presented at the 15th Annual Reacting to the Past Conference at Barnard College in New York City on June 12, 2015. Dr. Taylor, along with Jan Erik Mustad, co-presenter from the University at Agder, in Kristiansand, Norway, presented their findings on using the role-playing pedagogy “Reacting to the Past” as a tool for English language learning.

Dr. Claudia Gates was recently appointed as a CAEP Site Visitor with the CAEP Accreditation Council

Posted on June 17, 2015

Dr. Claudia Gates was recently appointed as a CAEP Site Visitor with the CAEP Accreditation Council. She will have the opportunity to attend a hybrid online/face-to-face training, a series of six webinars, a 2.5 day face-to-face regional training, an additional short series of webinars, and a final qualifying assessment. Dr. Gates is excited to serve a program that promotes academic excellence, and she will use the information to support the educational goals of the department.

Minnesota State University Moorhead runs away with Fargo Marathon College Challenge

Posted on June 16, 2015

 The MSUM Dragons scorched the competition as they become the winner of the 2015 Fargo Marathon College Challenge. 

The challenge was part of this year’s tri-college theme where runners made their way through each campus in the F-M area.

MSUM had more students, staff and faculty running in the marathon than any other university.

Steve Fox/MSUM Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations, “Part of our university is about being involved in the community, and that we don’t, students don’t just come here and come to the MSUM bubble. It’s about getting active into the community.”

As the winner, the university will receive $5,000. The money will go toward student scholarships.

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MSUM’s Ronda Peterson to Receive NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Posted on June 16, 2015

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead assistant athletic trainer Ronda Peterson has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients, it was announced on Thursday.

A native of Hoffman, Minn., Peterson has been an assistant athletic trainer at MSUM since 1999. Prior to that she was head athletic trainer at Concordia College for five years and also was head athletic trainer at her alma mater, Minnesota Morris. Read the rest of this entry →

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, STL, selected as CAEP site visitors

Posted on June 11, 2015

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa in the School of Teaching and Learning have been selected as CAEP (Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation) site visitors. Read the rest of this entry →

BostAnne: Leading for the Long Run

Posted on June 09, 2015

MSUM film production alumnus Caleb Stumpfl accompanied President Anne Blackhurst to document her journey to the Boston Marathon this past spring. Read the rest of this entry →

“The High Divide,” by Lin Enger, listed as summer reading pick in Entertainment Weekly

Posted on June 01, 2015

MSUM English professor Lin Enger’s book, “The High Divide,” came out in paperback this month and is listed as Entertainment Weekly’s (May 29/June 5, 2015), “Your Summer Must List” for “The Pick of the Paperbacks.”
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Kandace Creel Falcon was featured on WCCO-AM

Posted on May 27, 2015

Kandace Creel Falcon, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, discussed media depictions of women and aging on WCCO-AM on Sunday, May 24. You can find the show here with her segment labeled “5/24/15 Steel Talkin': When Age Isn’t Just A Number.”

 

#HighFiveFriday: How #MSUM2015 Transformed Graduation into a Social Celebration

Posted on May 27, 2015

DeSutter and Sannes present at NACADA

Posted on May 13, 2015

Keri DeSutter, Education, and Amy Sannes, Academic Support Center, presented a session on the LEAD Advisor program at the Region 6 NACADA conference in Fargo, ND.

President Blackhurst announced as first TEDxFargo speaker

Posted on May 12, 2015

President Blackhurst is the first speaker announced for TEDxFargo, which is to be held July 23, 2015. You can order your tickets ahead of time on eventbrite.com.

“Fresh from finishes at both the Fargo and Boston Marathon, our first speaker is fired up to take the TEDxFargo stage!” Read more here.

 

Mathematics faculty and graduates attended and presented at MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

Posted on May 08, 2015

Three faculty members from the Mathematics Department, Tammy Fitting, Tim Harms, and Tammie Schmiess attended the MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 30th –May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference

Posted on May 05, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni (now Language Arts teachers), Andrew Tichy, Moorhead High School; Abby Swegarden, Lake Park Audubon High School; Ashlee Bernhardt Cournia, Shanley High School; and Katie Hansen, Waubun High School, presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference, held April 30-May 1 in St. Cloud, MN. Read the rest of this entry →

Merrie Sue Holtan wins writing awards from North Dakota Professional Communicators

Posted on May 05, 2015

Merrie Sue Holtan, communication journalism, won awards at the NDPC spring conference in Grand Forks, ND. She placed first in sports writing, second in newspaper feature writing personality profile, home writing and magazine feature writing, and third in personality profile.

The first place award will be entered in national competition this September in Alaska.

Sherry Lee Short, School of Visual Arts, received artist residency for summer 2015

Posted on May 04, 2015

Sherry Lee Short, Professor of Art in the School of Visual Arts, has received a 2015 summer artist residency in the Porcupine Wilderness in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Ananda Shastri and Dr. Linda Winkler presented at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers meeting

Posted on April 30, 2015

Dr. Ananda Shastri and Dr. Linda Winkler, both of the MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy, recently presented at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers meeting held April 25 at St. Cloud State University. Dr. Shastri presented “A versatile lab for teaching the physics of reed instruments using soda straws”; Dr. Winkler presented “Resources for teaching about sustainable energy”.

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