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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”.

Terrie Manno performed in Minneapolis

Posted on April 30, 2015

Terrie Manno, SPA, presented a solo piano recital of the music of Franz Schubert as part of the Thursday Musical concert series in Minneapolis on April 24, 2015.

Aaron Quanbeck presented at the Broadcast Education Association’s national convention

Posted on April 27, 2015

Aaron Quanbeck, an Associate Professor from the School of Communication and Journalism, presented his award-winning paper at the Broadcast Education Association’s national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. BEA recognized Quanbeck’s research as the top debut paper in its Historical Division. Read the rest of this entry →

Jeff Goebel recognized for outstanding work at MnSCU conference

Posted on April 22, 2015

Awards recognize outstanding Facilities Management and Leadership

Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager Minnesota State University Moorhead

Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Excellence in facilities management and leadership was on display when seven individuals were presented awards recognizing outstanding work at a recent conference of facilities professionals from the campuses of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

“The professionals honored through this award work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our campuses inviting, safe, and efficiently run,” said Chancellor Steven Rosenstone. “They make each campus a place where faculty and staff can help students realize their dreams. We are grateful for all they do, day in and day out.”

The Chancellor’s Award is presented to individuals or teams whose efforts support the MnSCU Strategic Framework and result in improvements in financial management, services, or processes throughout MnSCU. Award criteria focus on innovation, collaboration, and new work that is above and beyond regular duties. This year, the Chancellor’s Award was presented to:

Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Nominated by: Shelley Robshaw, Facilities Program Budget Officer, Kent Dirks, Facilities Program Manager, and Cherie Coughlin, EPMS Manager

  • Jeff assisted in designing workflows using the new Enterprise Project Management system, e-Builder, to guide project management at all the MnSCU institutions.
  • Championed the use of e-Builder to increase efficiency and served as an example to other project managers
  • Performed extensive testing to identify roadblocks and errors in design to clear the way for others to use the new system easily
  • Exceeded expectations as an enthusiastic user and has contributed immensely to the success of e-Builder

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Students and professor received awards at 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 17, 2015

Twenty-one students represented MSUM at the 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse April 9th through 12th, 2015. They were advised by Dr. Andrew Conteh and led by Model UN President Uchenna Onyeama. The team received several awards: Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Up North” chosen for Idaho Falls, 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Posted on April 15, 2015

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Up North” chosen for Idaho Falls, 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition. This annual juried exhibition is organized by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, ID. The exhibit runs through May 31, 2015. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States were eligible.

Dr. Boyd Bradbury earns QM Certification for two courses

Posted on April 15, 2015

Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters™ Certification for two online courses: ED 631 – School Law and Organizational Structure and ED 630 – Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education. QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. He has been recognized for this achievement at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Boyd on this achievement!

Vijay Antharam is Oxbridge OneStart semifinalist and awarded a provisional U.S. patent

Posted on April 14, 2015

On Feb. 21, 2015, Vijay C. Antharam was awarded a provisional United States patent Serial No. 62/118,848 Materials and Methods for Reducing Cholesterol. He was a semi-finalist at the OneStart OxBridge Biotech Start-up competition held on Feb. 20-21 in San Francisco, Cal. He presented his work to a panel of biotechnology representatives and venture capitalists. Read the rest of this entry →

Inclusion through art: Service learning project connects autistic children, families with the arts

Posted on April 13, 2015

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Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, had paper accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journal Behaviour

Posted on April 07, 2015

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, had a paper accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Behaviour. The title of the paper is”Genetic evidence for mixed broods and extra-pair fertilizations in a socially monogamous biparental cichlid fish”. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s ‘rock star’ president making strong impression

Posted on April 01, 2015

By Grace Lyden | Inforum

Tweet by tweet, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s new president is trying to tear down the ivory tower. Read the rest of this entry →

Power of Prose

Posted on March 30, 2015

Professor’s passion documented in writing

BY DANIELLE REBEL

Merrie Sue Holtan is more than a professor in the School of Communication and Journalism. She’s a freelance writer, experienced baton-twirler and avid volunteer. Her vibrant personality is central in all she does, especially when it comes to the art of storytelling.

“I call myself a story catcher,” Holtan said. “It’s from a book I love about the ability of listening and finding people’s stories, then I get the privilege of telling those stories. As a result I have hundreds of stories wrapped up in who I am because of all these people.” Read the rest of this entry →

Gary Nickell, Psychology, had paper accepted for publication in international journal

Posted on March 30, 2015

Gary Nickell, Psychology, had a paper accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. The paper “The Prediction of Workers’ Food Safety Intentions and Behavior with Job Attitudes and the Reasoned Action Approach” was co-authored with Dr. Verlin Hinsz from NDSU.

T.J. Hansen teaches Fargo-Moorhead Communiversity Economics Course

Posted on March 17, 2015

Dr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, offered the course “Health Care: An Introduction to the Market Everyone Uses, But Few Understand” on March 1 and 15, 2015 at Concordia College in conjunction with F/M Communiversity. Read the rest of this entry →

John Benson, STL, presented at Family in Global Transitions conference

Posted on March 16, 2015

John Benson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a Kitchen Table Conversations Talk at the Family in Global Transitions conference in Tysons Corner, VA on March 7, 2015 His presentation was on the adult lives of missionary children and was entitled ” “Oh, That’s a Hard One”: The Struggles to Define Home Long into Adulthood in the Lives of Adult Missionary Children.”

Denise Gorsline and MSUM alumni named nominees for YWCA Women of the Year

Posted on March 11, 2015

Denise Gorsline, associate vice president for academic planning at MSUM and MSUM alumni have been named nominees for the YWCA Women of the Year awards.

By Forum staff

FARGO – The YWCA has nominated 34 women and businesses for their outstanding achievements in 2015.
The awards event will be held April 20 at the Holiday Inn here. The social hour, including a wine raffle and a variety of prizes, begins at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6:30. All nominees will be honored and the evening will culminate with the announcement of this year’s recipients in 12 award categories. This year’s nominees are: Read the rest of this entry →

Film professor, Anthony Adah, presented paper at Southwest Popular/American Popular Culture Conference

Posted on March 10, 2015

Film professor, Anthony Adah, presented a paper, “In/Out of Step: Indigenous Dance in Indigenous Film,” at the Southwest Popular/American Popular Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM in mid-February. He was also part of an MSUM faculty team observing Popular Culture Pedagogies at the conference.

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