December 04, 2013
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.
November 27, 2013
Close to 200 Boy Scouts converged on the MSUM campus Saturday, Nov. 23 to work on merit badges. Named the “Merit Badge University” this is an event held annually at one of the three universities in the area to give scouts work on the badges that assist them in their trail toward the Eagle Rank. Merit badges represent skill or knowledge areas where scouts can explore an area of study in depth and complete tasks in that area. Read the rest of this entry →
November 18, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 12, 2013
Eighteen Biosciences students and faculty volunteered for the 5th annual fundraiser for 4luvofdog rescue. Workers helped with set up for the annual silent auction from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, and also with the evening auction. Volunteers included Shireen Alemadi, Ellen Brisch, Alyssa Breitbach, Sara Elgin, Eva Engseth, Janna Gibertson, Asako Handa and friend Yuka, Molly Kraemer, Jamie Naasz, Robyn Oster, Miranda Sater, Shannon Smith, Katherine Szweduik, Erin Trisko, Kimberly Vang, Rachel Walsh and Carmen White.
November 07, 2013
An article by The Forum about the building of the sweat lodge on campus and other upcoming events celebrating American Indian Heritage Month.
Jon Tatro digs a hole where heated bricks will be placed as students in a society and environment class watch him start to build a sweat lodge at the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Moorhead. Dave Wallis / The Forum
By: Cali Owings, INFORUM
MOORHEAD – To Cera Swiftwater, the experience inside a sweat lodge is like a hot shower. It’s a place to collect her thoughts and pray for family and a “cleansing for the week.”
“It’s honestly one of my favorite things,” said Swiftwater, a Minnesota State University Moorhead junior who grew up with the sweat lodge tradition at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
But opportunities for the sweat are sporadic in the Fargo-Moorhead area, said Swiftwater, who is also president of the American Indian Student Association at MSUM.
To celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at the school, several school and community groups collaborated to build a sweat lodge on campus and make the ceremony available to the public. Read the rest of this entry →
November 04, 2013
Trick-or-Canning is an event that students can take part in every Halloween. Clubs in the Biosciences Department invited fellow students and friends to trick-or-treat for canned goods this Halloween at residences near the MSUM campus. Last year, 209 pounds of canned goods were donated to the Dorothy Day Food Pantry while this year students gathered 306 pounds of canned goods! Trick-or-Canning is a fun way for the Biosciences clubs to collect food for people in need in the Fargo/Moorhead area. Thank you to all of the students who collected canned goods and to all of the people who donated!
October 10, 2013
MSUM was host to the 8th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences Meeting (URMS8) on Oct. 4 and 5. Approximately 30 undergraduates from the region presented their research to the 70+ attendees, with featured keynote talks from Dr. Robert Kane (Baylor University) and Rosa Miller (3M, retired) as well as breakout sessions on graduate school, professional school and getting a job in industry. Read the rest of this entry →
September 06, 2013
Dr. Lee Garth Vigilant (SOC/CJ), Lauren Wold Trefethren, and Tyler C. Anderson have published their research on homeschooling families in Humanity and Society, Vol. 37, No. 3 (September 2013). Humanity and Society is the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology. Read the rest of this entry →
September 06, 2013
Biology Seminar by Professor Dan McEwen presents a general seminar based on his research entitled “Arctic Birds & Insects: A Case Study of Climate Match-Mismatch” on Friday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. in SL 118.
September 04, 2013
EXHIBITION TITLE: New York Times 2013
DURATION: Aug. 26 – Sept. 19
RECEPTION: Sept. 5, 4-6 p.m.
The Roland Dille Center for the Arts gallery presents an exhibition comprised of work created by 29 students and two faculty members who traveled to New York City this past summer with the Department of Art & Design. Photographers, printmakers, drawers and painters lived in Manhattan for a month, the studying art and culture of New York City. They visited museums, galleries, and ventured to artist studios. Read the rest of this entry →
August 28, 2013
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon, Women and Gender Studies, has been appointed to the Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC) for congressional district seven. CLAC is a statewide government agency whose mission is to advise the governor and state legislature on the issues of important to Minnesota’s Chicano Latino community. Read the rest of this entry →
August 21, 2013
The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute, coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Sociology, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund the 2014 Institute. Read the rest of this entry →
July 25, 2013
Today (Thursday, July 25) at 5:30 p.m. the Green Dragons are inviting all MSUM students to help clean up Woodlawn Park in Moorhead.
Student Senate is sponsoring this event.
Last year the Green Dragons adopted Woodlawn Park, and they clean the park a few times a year as part of a community outreach project. If you’d like to help, please RSVP to Joe Herbst at email@example.com or Brian Peck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18, 2013
If you feel strongly about which planet is your favorite, come cast your vote at the Favorite Planet Competition Thursday, June 20, at the MSUM Planetarium.
The Favorite Planet Competition is the first children’s public show of the season. The doors open at 10:40 a.m. Special guests Kristin Brevik and Carrie Leopold, Solar System Ambassadors through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s volunteer outreach program, will be ready with activities to get you started thinking about your favorite planet, including feeling how much a can of Coke weighs on another planet and finding out how much your weight changes if you could stand on another planet. Read the rest of this entry →
June 03, 2013
Health Services Administration sophomore, Bailey Beauclair, was interviewed by area TV stations for her help with Make a Wish for Northern Cass siblings. Beauclair was there as part of community service required by the MSUM HSAD program.
WDAY news report.
May 28, 2013
The 2013 Comstock Reading Aloud Initiative Read Aloud Book Awards were announced Wednesday, May 22 at St. Joseph School in Moorhead. http://web.mnstate.edu/cmc/ReadAloudBookAwardWinners2013.cfm
Comstock Read Aloud Book Award
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore written by William Joyce, illustrated by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm, and published by Moonbot Books, an imprint of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.
Comstock Read Aloud Honor Books Read the rest of this entry →
May 20, 2013
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 →
May 06, 2013
Kevin Zepper, associate professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead, shared his thoughts on writing poetry and all things creative with Moorhead High School creative writing students during presentations May 3.
Zepper, a Moorhead High graduate, told students that he became interested in writing in second grade.
“My parents read to me all the time, and the library became going to the toy store,” Zepper said. Read the rest of this entry →
May 02, 2013
The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute, coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Sociology, was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from West Central Initiative. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that serves nine counties in west central Minnesota. The grant will be used to help fund the 2013 Institute. Read the rest of this entry →
April 26, 2013
Three student speakers, Andrea Kochensparger (a senior, Anthropology), Shouvik Bhattacharya (a senior, Physics), and Iwnetim Abate (a sophomore, Physics) discussed how students can motivate and prepare for attending an academic or a professional conference. All of them participated at the Student Academic Conference at MSUM this spring, and in addition, attended a professional/academic meeting of their own field in different cities and states. Their thoughts summed up as follows: Read the rest of this entry →