Six RNB nursing students and one graduate nursing student recently returned from a medical trip to rural Nicaragua where care was provided to the ‘Los Pipitos’ (children with handicaps), and the general population. This trip is lead by Dr. Jane Bergland on an annual basis during spring semester. The medical team consisted of nursing students, pediatric residents, pediatricians, dentists, a physical therapist, pulmonologist, emergency medical Dr. and a pharmacist. Read the rest of this entry →
Archive for the ‘Points of Pride Students’
School psychology faculty members Lisa Stewart and Peg Potter and graduate students David Gano, Hannah Korcuska and Kelli McGovern recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in Washington, D.C.
Gano, McGovern, and Stewart were part of a symposium, “Incremental Rehearsal: Effective and Efficient Research-Based Memory Interventions” where Gano and McGovern presented the results of their Master’s theses. Additional presenters were from Northeastern University in Boston and the University of Minnesota. Read the rest of this entry →
HSAD students chosen to serve as student assistants by the American College of Healthcare Executives
Three Health Services Administration (HSAD) students, Megan McDowell, Megan Strese and Bailey Beauclair were chosen by the American College of Healthcare Executives (the premier organization for healthcare administrators) to serve as student assistants at the annual congress in Chicago, March 24-28.
Performance caps five-day residency, includes six MSUM dancers
It will be hell. And it will be great. James Sewell, founder of the Minneapolis ballet company that bears his name, has barely finished developing what he considers his magnum opus – a ballet based on Dante’s literary masterpiece, The Inferno. The multi-media dance project premieres at MSUM on the Hansen Theatre stage Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The ballet tells the story of Dante himself in the first book of his trilogy The Divine Comedy. In The Inferno, Dante is driven toward darkness and guided by Virgil through the nine circles of hell in a personal search for the right path of thought and action. It’s a story of midlife crisis and redemption, says Sewell, “explored through a contemporary lens looking for today’s meaning in a timeless tale.” Read the rest of this entry →
Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars, a consortium of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institutions that supports research, scholarly works and creative activity of undergraduates, is pleased to host the first Posters at St. Paul. The poster session will allow undergraduate students to share the results of their work with leaders in our state government and highlight the exciting work being done on MnSCU campuses throughout the state. Read the rest of this entry →
Jan. 22 was a stellar night for MSUM’s physics and astronomy department.
Professor Juan Cabanela, physics and astronomy, and physics majors Nathan Heidt, Laura Herzog, Michael Meraz, and Beau Scheving, made a trek to the Paul P. Feder Observatory in an attempt to capture images of a day-old supernova.
The supernova, located in the galaxy M82, was temporarily designated PSN J09554214+6940260. Now confirmed, the supernova has been renamed SN 2014j. The stellar explosion, marking the last moments of a star’s life, happened to be one of the closest, and therefore brightest, to occur near the Earth in the last 25 years. Read the rest of this entry →
Economic Society collecting used cell phones and accessories for clients of Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
The Economic Society is partnering with the Soroptimist International of Moorhead to collect used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, etc.) for clients of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo-Moorhead. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones which are not in working condition are welcomed as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones. Read the rest of this entry →
Springing from work done in Steve Grineski’s Ed. 310 class, art education major Marissa Van Vleet continued her social justice work by volunteering at Churches United for the Homeless on Saturday mornings running an art club for children. Van Vleet’s advisor Brad Bachmeier hopes to turn this into a sustainable program in the future.
Read more in The Forum article.
Erica Clark, an MSUM student studying elementary inclusive education, was presented with a framed Ethical Citizen Award in recognition of exemplary ethical behavior within the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Graduate Studies Boyd Bradbury presented Clark with the award in front of the School of Teaching and Learning faculty Wednesday afternoon.
“It was my privilege to present Erica with the Ethical Citizen Award,” Bradbury said. “It is easy to do the right thing when people are watching, but it is an altogether different thing when no one is watching. Erica’s actions truly exemplify the sort of integrity that we want in our teacher education majors. I am proud of Erica and our teacher education program at MSUM, and I believe that Erica is representative of the type of teacher we produce at MSUM. It should be remembered that it is our choices in life that truly define who we are.” Read the rest of this entry →
Eight social work students participated in a two-day experiential learning trip in St. Paul on February 11 and 12. Students visited multicultural community based organizations, including MORE, Neighborhood House, and Ain Dah Yung Center, in order to learn and experience first-hand the grassroots efforts of these groups in service to their communities.
The participating students are all recipients of the Minnesota BSW Title IV-E Child Welfare Program, which serves to equip undergraduate social work students for the challenges of working in the rewarding field of child welfare. The goal is to promote the professionalism of public child welfare and to reverse the trend of high turnover in these positions. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM students Dana Koczur and Ben LeMay won most aesthetically pleasing entry for the 2014 Toothpick Bridge Competition held Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the CMU.
Competitors build bridges from toothpicks and glue, then test the maximum load the bridge can support before it breaks.
Dana and Ben also received first place in their division for load supported.
Physics student scores prestigious internship in fuel cell lab
2014 Student Academic Conference presenter
Half a world away, a young Iwnetim (Tim) Abate dreamed of a world free from global warming.
Years later, Abate is taking part in making his dream a reality.
The junior physics major at MSUM is making strides in the field of physics and engineering. Abate, an international student from Ethiopia, is already making a name for himself, scoring prestigious internships and winning major awards in his field.
The last two summers, Abate interned at the California Institute of Technology, working under Sossina Haile in her fuel cell lab.
“When I was working there I was exposed to a new kind of engineering,” Abate said. “Now I want to do it in the future.” Read the rest of this entry →
Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, and majors Rebecca Wallace, Geoarchaeology, and Chelsey Quiring, Archaeology, presented an exhibit on human evolution at an outreach event at the Fargo Public Library. The event, called “Darwin’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” held in the community room at the main library on February 15, was sponsored by the North Dakota Association of Women Geoscientists.
The Upsilon Sigma chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society at MSUM inducted eight new members on February 6, 2014. Those inducted were: Eric Bares, Peggy Morken, Kelly Mulvaney, Jordan Pinneke, Jenna Polley, Shannon Sitz, Katy Tellinghuisen and Cecelia Winter. These students were recognized for their devotion and commitment to Spanish language learning and culture, but particularly for their academic success at the university. Read the rest of this entry →
FARGO – A couple of classmates will be battling it out onstage for the title of Fargo Star 2014.
Kennedy Kiser and Jenna Wawers, who met in a music class this semester at Minnesota State University Moorhead, move on to the finals after our second week of online voting.
Wawers took the stage at last year’s competition, which should help ease her nerves March 22 when she’ll sing once again with Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome backing up her vocals at the finals. Read the rest of this entry →
Five School Psychology graduate students: Jesse Hennen, Hannah Korcuska, Tori Cowles, Adam Boles and Maggie McLean, presented posters at this year’s Minnesota Association of School Psychologists (MSPA) MidWinter conference held Jan. 30 and 31 in St. Louis Park.
Dr. Lisa Stewart and graduate student Maggie McLean also co-presented a conference session titled “Vocabulary Does Matter and Can Be Taught.” Three School Psychology faculty and 21 current students attended the conference. Read the rest of this entry →
A student team from the MSUM School of Business is among four teams out of 9 who entered that were selected to advance to the second stage of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. The first stage consisted of a written report while the second stage will consist of presentations. Team members are Dang Pham, Brenden Forte, Jodie Seelye, and Ryan Bryngelson. Dang, Brenden and Jodie are Finance majors, and Ryan is an Accounting major. Congratulations to the team!
The other three teams will represent University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Minnesota Minneapolis and University of Saint Thomas. Presentations will take place on February 13, 2014 at Thrivent Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry →
Freshman Andrina Brogden passes first round of auditions on “American Idol”
By Meghan Feir
Earlier this month, the 13th season of “American Idol” premiered, and with it, thousands of Americans pursued their dreams of becoming professional performers.
Andrina Brogden, a 19-year-old music industry major at MSUM, was one of those dreamers, traveling from West Fargo to Nebraska last August for the Omaha auditions, which aired last night on FOX.
With her vivacious personality and a sound Brogden describes “as fitting for pop and R&B,” she received her golden ticket to Hollywood. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM theatre students receive multiple awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
This past week 26 MSUM theatre arts students and faculty attended the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Lincoln, Neb. KCACTF offers a tremendous opportunity for theatre arts students to compete in the areas of acting, directing and theatrical design; to audition for professional theatres; and to partake in workshops with major theatre artists.
MSUM students received the following awards at this year’s festival: Read the rest of this entry →
Some Dragons went out last night and captured a day-old Supernova!
Dr. Juan Cabanela, Physics and Astronomy, and Physics majors Nathan Hiedt, Laura Herzog, Michael Meraz, and Beau Scheving went out to the Paul P. Feder Observatory on the evening of Jan. 22 to try to see if they could capture images of the new day-old supernova in the galaxy M82. It turned out that capturing the supernova wasn’t even much of a challenge for these Dragons, other than the risk of frostbite in -15F temperatures! The supernova was spectacularly bright, and in only a few hours, they had enough imaging to assemble a composite color image of the event currently posted on the Physics and Astronomy department website. Read the rest of this entry →