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Larry Scott publishes book on legendary MSUM football coach, Ross Fortier

Posted on June 13, 2014

Sports information director emeritus Larry Scott has published a book on the life and legacy of football coach Ross Fortier. Fortier, who signed on as head football coach at Moorhead State College in 1970, transformed the Dragons into a major player on the regional and national levels.

“As sports information director at Moorhead State, I had a front row seat to watch all 236 games of the Ross Fortier Era,” Scott said. “It was a privilege, indeed, and I felt a special calling to somehow preserve those wonderful days of yesteryear. I offer this small measure as a tribute to coach Fortier, not only for the program he built and the championships he produced, but more importantly for how he went about his business and the profound impact he had on hundreds of student-athletes.” Read the rest of this entry →

Biosciences faculty and undergraduates publish paper in international peer-reviewed journal Hydrobiologia

Posted on May 21, 2014

Brian Wisenden, Dan McEwen, Bee Wisenden and Ellen Brisch, Biosciences faculty, and Tony Stumbo, Pat Self, Biosciences Undergraduates, have published a paper in the international peer-reviewed journal Hydrobiologia, entitled “Co-evolution of offspring antipredator competence and parental brood defense in convict cichlids”. This paper is the culmination of 20 years of research from field sites in Costa Rica and lab experiments at the MSUM aquatic research facility in Langseth Hall. Read the rest of this entry →

Making a Scene: The power of poetry

Posted on May 13, 2014

By: Meredith Holt, INFORUM

MOORHEAD – It’s been a banner year for Yahya Frederickson’s poetry.

The Minnesota State University Moorhead English professor was awarded a $5,000 Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship literary/performance grant, his collection of poetry “The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali” won the 2013 Idaho Prize for Poetry and was published by Lost Horse Press, and an animator friend set two of his poems to video.

But the Moorhead poet, husband and father of a twin son and daughter in college isn’t new to literary success. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Professor to Present Research in Cambridge, MA

Posted on May 13, 2014

Vijay Antharam PhD from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at MSUM will present a talk at the first annual “Metabolomics: Advances and Applications in Human Diseases” held in Cambridge, Mass. His presentation will be on “Can the gut reduce cholesterol? Merging metabolomics and genomics reveal two potential biomarkers during Clostridium difficile infection” which will be delivered on May 22, 2014. The talk will be given to medical doctors and biomedical scientists across the world who will be attending the two day conference held at the Hyatt Regency. Read the rest of this entry →

Biosciences undergraduates and faculty published paper in Journal of Fish Biology

Posted on May 09, 2014

Biosciences undergraduates Evangeline Holley and Kaitlyn Ludwig, along with Biosciences faculty Dan McEwen and Brian Wisenden, have published a paper in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Biology, based on research conducted by Evangeline and Kaitlyn and mentored by Drs. McEwen and Wisenden. The research showed that fish personality is not strictly genetically determined but also malleable through environmental influences. This work has important implications for commercial and sports fisheries that augment stocks with hatchery-reared fish. The full citation of their paper is: Holley ED, Ludwig KJ, McEwen DC, Wisenden BD. In Press. Predictability of food supply, but not ration, increases exploratory behaviour. Journal of Fish Biology.

http://web.mnstate.edu/wisenden

Paul Sando interviewed for National Public Radio’s Midday program

Posted on May 09, 2014

Dr. Paul Sando, Anthropology and Earth Science, was interviewed for National Public Radio’s Midday program (WBUR Boston affiliate) regarding the USDOT’s newly released rules for railroads to disclose oil transport by rail through communities, and whether or not those trains have vulnerable design tank cars in their consist. The segment is set to air on Friday, May 9, 2014

MSUM Cancer Researchers Present at National ASBMB Meeting

Posted on May 08, 2014

Dr. Mark Wallert and eight members of his cancer research team presented their data at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology National Meeting April 26 – April 30, 2014.  The student presenting and their project titles include:

  • Nick Berthelsen and Brittany Bisnett presented a poster entitled: “Mutational analysis of calcineurin B homologous protein isoform 2 (CHP2) binding to the   Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1): NHE1 mutations H523I and H523G
  • Molly Strong and Moriah Hovde presented work entitled: “A comparative survey of the impact of NHE1 phosphorylation on pHi and cell motility.”
  • Harrison Pantera and Alex Novak presented a poster entitled: “Mutational analysis of calcineurin B homologous protein isoform 2 (CHP2) binding to the   Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1): NHE1 mutations N519A and N519D.”
  • Clarice Wallert and Scott Buchholz presented work entitled: “In vivo and in vitro interaction of calcineurin B homologous protein isoforms 1 and 2 (CHP1 and CHP2) with the Na+-H+ exchanger isoform1 (NHE1).” Read the rest of this entry →

Anna S. Arnar delivered Gale Memorial Lecture at University of New Mexico

Posted on April 24, 2014

Anna S. Arnar, Department of Art & Design, delivered the Gale Memorial Lecture at the University of New Mexico sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. The title of her lecture was “The Culture of Print and the Social Lives of Books: Case Studies of Contemporary Book Works at Documenta 13.” The lecture is based on her new book project to be carried out during her sabbatical.

http://art.unm.edu/gale-memorial-lecture-series/

John Benson presents at Annual Association of American Geographers

Posted on April 16, 2014

John Benson, a geographer in the School of Teaching and Learning and the son of missionaries, presented a paper at the Annual Association of American Geographers conference in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, April 9. The paper was titled, “Faith of Our Fathers Living Still?: A Comparison of the Religious Development of Children of Missionaries to their Parents.” The paper was based on research he has done on the missionary community that he grew up within.

“Economics in Action” at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 15, 2014

MSUM students, Fanuel Asrat, Aba Boadu, Kofi Boadu, Cody Brandt, Jasmin Lam, Julie Maahs, Melhik Negatu, and Mira Nkulukadiele, and Economics faculty members, T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes, offered a workshop in conjunction with the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 12. The local Expanding Your Horizons Conference invites young women from Minnesota and North Dakota who are in the seventh, eighth or ninth grades to experience careers, which use mathematics, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry. Read the rest of this entry →

Karen Mehnert-Meland recognized with ACUI Emeritus Award

Posted on April 14, 2014

During the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Awards Ceremony on April 9, Karen Mehnert-Meland received ACUI’s Emeritus Award, which recognizes professionals who are retiring. The Emeritus Award is conferred by the ACUI Board of Trustees. Mehnert-Meland was nominated by Interim Director of the Comstock Memorial Union, Layne Anderson, with support from other professionals in the student affairs field. She plans to retire June 30, 2014.

Mehnert-Meland has served MSUM for 35 years in various capacities. She has spent much of her career serving the Comstock Memorial Union, where she began working part-time as the Assistant Director in 1986. She was named the Director in 1991. She currently serves as the Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →

Essay by Rebecca Gardner recently published

Posted on April 11, 2014

An essay titled “Survivance as Resistance to Authoritative Discourse,” by Rebecca Gardner, Communication Studies, was included in the book “Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics? Locations, Scholarship, Discourse,” recently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

MSUM Mass Communications Dept. honors longtime photography teacher

Posted on April 11, 2014

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY
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Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – A special honor for a talented news photographer and teacher.

Thursday, the Mass Communications Department honored longtime photography teacher Reggie Radniecki.

She is retiring from the department, for many years, Reggie was a stand-out news photographer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Read the rest of this entry →

‘Photos by Regene Radniecki’ exhibit opens today

Posted on April 10, 2014

The MSUM College of Communications and Journalism welcomes the community to help honor MSUM professor Regene “Reggie” Radniecki at the opening of her photographic exhibit, “Photos by Regene Radniecki.” A reception will be held today from 4-6:30 p.m., Flora Frick Hall, Room 254. The exhibit closes May 20.

Radniecki is retiring after a long and colorful career in photojournalism. Her work has been published in many renowned publications, including: The New York Times, National Geographic’s World Magazine, LIFE, Ebony, Business Week, Time Magazine, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, MPLS/St. Paul Magazine, Press Time and many others. Read the rest of this entry →

Raychl Smith gave invited lecture at the University of Iowa

Posted on April 10, 2014

Music department faculty member, Raychl Smith, gave an invited lecture on Creative Motion Pedagogy at the University of Iowa on April 4. The lecture was followed by a Creative Motion workshop with piano teachers from the Iowa Music Teacher’s Association, and a community workshop with local public school teachers and students. More information on Creative Motion Pedagogy may be found at www.creativemotion.org.

Tack publishes article for second time in “The Voice”

Posted on April 10, 2014

Dr. David Tack, School of Teaching & Learning, published an article in “The Voice,” a publication of The National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. The April edition features his article “Two ‘Wrongs’ Are More Than Alright: Using and Stealing Cheat Sheets.” This is Tack’s second contribution in four months to this publication.

Brian Wisenden gave a seminar at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Posted on April 09, 2014

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, gave an invited departmental seminar at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire on April 3. The talk, based on research conducted by undergraduate biology majors at MSUM, was entitled “Scents of Danger: Chemically mediated predator-prey interactions in aquatic ecosystems.”

http://web.mnstate.edu/wisenden

Suarez-Sousa and Bradbury presented at the American Educational Research Association

Posted on April 08, 2014

Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, and Boyd Bradbury, Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia last week. The presentation was entitled “The Impact of Testing Variables on Math Performance among Native American Students from the White Earth Indian Reservation.”

Anthropology and Earth Science research group visited Meskwaki Indian Settlement during spring break

Posted on April 08, 2014

During Spring Break, Dr. Erik Gooding, Anthropology and Earth Science, led his Meskwaki Ethnohistory Research Group to the Meskwaki Indian Settlement in East Central Iowa for four days of cultural and linguistic presentations. Students met with representatives from the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative, the Tribal Historic Preservation Director, the Tribal GIS Department, the Language Preservation Department, and the Tribal Museum. This experiential learning group undertakes archival and historic research under the guidance of Dr. Gooding during the school year and visits the Meskwaki community once a semester.

School of Business professors present at MBAA International Conference

Posted on April 07, 2014

Professors Sheri Erickson and Mary Stone, School of Business, presented the paper “An Examination of Pfizer’s Crisis Communication Strategies in the Celebrex Case” at the MBAA International Conference, North American Accounting Society sector, March 27, in Chicago. Business student Megan Thorwick was also a co-author on this paper, which examines stock price reaction to communication strategies Pfizer used when the safety of Celebrex was questioned.

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