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Student Sierra Fosness won award at the Annual International Design Awards

Posted on April 24, 2015

Graphic design student Sierra Fosness won a prestigious international design award at the Annual International Design Awards (IDA) earlier this week. Fosness was awarded the First Prize Gold Award in the poster subcategory of the student print competition for her entry, titled “Human Rights Project.” Read the rest of this entry →

Annual Dragon Pride Awards Ceremony was held last night

Posted on April 23, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, the Student Organization Advisory Committee (SOAC) held their Annual Dragon Pride Awards Ceremony where 13 different awards were given to students, student organizations, and an organization advisor. The following awards were presented: Read the rest of this entry →

Scott Buchholz recognized for outstanding poster at national meeting

Posted on April 22, 2015

At the 2105 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Theme was entitled “Cancer: The War at 44 and Warburg at 90.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Scott Buchholz was honored as having one of four posters recognized as Outstanding Posters in cancer research. Scott’s project was entitled, “The Impact of Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 Expression on Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions.” Scott’s research partner at MSUM is Biochemistry and Biotechnology major, Shelby Sieverding. The research was conducted in Dr. Mark Wallert’s laboratory.

Molly Strong inducted into ΧΩΛ honor society

Posted on April 22, 2015

At the 2015 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, junior Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Molly Strong was inducted into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honors Society. Honor Society membership requires excellence in academics, undergraduate research, and scientific outreach. Molly is the first MSUM student to receive this honor. Molly does her research in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Wallert.

Grace Clark awarded summer internship at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Posted on April 22, 2015

Photography student Grace Clark was selected to participate this summer in an undergraduate internship at the renowned George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y.

For the past year, Clark, a BFA student in studio art and photography with a minor in art history, has worked to establish an archive management role working with the MSUM art collection. Clark has organized, cataloged, and established provenance for over 100 pieces of artwork acquired by the university over that last 50 years. Read the rest of this entry →

Wallert and students present at national meeting

Posted on April 22, 2015

Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers.” The students participating in the meeting and the titles of their presentations: Read the rest of this entry →

Stephanie Reynolds to receive Sustainability Leadership Award

Posted on April 22, 2015

The Office of Campus Sustainability is proud to announce that Stephanie Reynolds, a junior Sustainability major, has been selected to receive the Spring 2015 Sustainability Leadership Award.

“Stephanie has been a tireless champion for sustainability at MSUM as well as in the community.  Among her many contributions to making MSUM greener, as acting President of the MSUM Green Dragons Steph has taken a lead role in planning this year’s Earth Day events,” said Joe Herbst, sustainability coordinator. Read the rest of this entry →

Three Speech-Language Pathology graduate students presented at convention

Posted on April 21, 2015

Three Speech-Language Pathology Graduate students represented MSUM at the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Minnetonka, MN on April 10. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department recognizes students for awards

Posted on April 20, 2015

The Psychology Department recognized Katherine Johanson, Psychology and Gerontology major, as the 2015 nominee and winner of the Paterson Award given to an outstanding Psychology senior by the Minnesota Psychological Association. Caroline Kinskey received the Excellence in Research Award, as a junior student in Psychology. Aubrey Borgen received the junior Departmental Award, for Excellence in overall academic achievement and commitment to the field of Psychology. Congratulations to all of you.

Several Education majors volunteered at the Churches United for the Homeless Spring Celebration

Posted on April 20, 2015

Several Education majors volunteered at the Churches United for the Homeless Spring Celebration event held on Saturday, April 18. These students planned and taught an Art lesson, helped with the egg hunt, served refreshments, and interacted with the 30+ children and their families. Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

Horizonlines.org and several School of Communication and Journalism majors receive awards

Posted on April 16, 2015

The following is a list of Society for Professional Journalists, Northwest Broadcast News Association Eric Sevareid, and NATAS – Upper Midwest Regional Student Production award winners from MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM advertising students took first place at AAF District 8 National Student Advertising Competition

Posted on April 13, 2015

MSUM advertising students in the capstone class, “Advertising Campaigns,” taught by Jody Mattern, took home first place at this weekend’s American Advertising Federation District 8 National Student Advertising Competition. The team accepted an advertising challenge for Pizza Hut in August with the goal of increasing online ordering at pizzahut.com by 75 percent. MSUM’s campaign slogan is, “Delivering Bold Ideas.” Read the rest of this entry →

Student presenter relates dietary supplement intake to various factors

Posted on April 10, 2015

Economics major to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Danielle Rebel

Multivitamins. Meal replacement shakes. Whey protein. Creatine, calcium and vitamin C. All fall into the larger category of dietary supplements.

In his Student Academic Conference presentation, senior economics major Vinh Dao will discuss how various socioeconomic factors determine the amount of dietary supplements a person is likely to take on a daily basis.

“There are several factors that will impact dietary supplement intake for an individual,” Dao said. “This is not looking to stereotype; it is just a study to see how many milligrams of supplements (people) are going to take based on their demographics.” Read the rest of this entry →

Creating Buzz about Bees

Posted on April 10, 2015

Biosciences majors to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Brittany Dunnigan

When many people think of bees, honey is the first thing that comes to mind. These incredible little insects, however, play a much larger role in sustaining our ecosystem than simply supplying this sweet treat.

Senior James Kawlewski and junior Marissa Reeves, Biosciences students at MSUM, both agree that bees are essential to pollination and biodiversity. By working with MSUM Biosciences Professor Sarah Anderson, the students have conducted research to identify the number of different bee species that exist in Clay County to determine the level of biodiversity in the area. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM students won awards at AAF-ND event in February

Posted on April 09, 2015

Several MSUM students received recognition from the North Dakota chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-ND) at an awards ceremony in Fargo in February. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Percussionist Publishes Article

Posted on April 07, 2015

MSUM Music Education major and percussionist Christopher Iverson published his first article this month in “Minnesota Percussion News,” the bi-monthly newsletter of the Minnesota Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. In the article, Mr. Iverson discusses his recent travels to Trinidad as a member of the MSUM Trinidad Abroad class and examines the advantages of learning music and culture side-by-side in a traditional setting. Read the rest of this entry →

Sarah Wagers named the 2015 National Physical Education Major of the Year; MSUM students attend conference

Posted on April 02, 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Wagers for being awarded the 2015 National Physical Education Major of the Year!
2015 National Conference for SHAPE America (March 17-21, 2015) Seattle, WA. Read the rest of this entry →

Film Studies student Jessica Hegland won Special Jury Award

Posted on April 01, 2015

Film Studies student Jessica Hegland won a Special Jury Award at the 2015 Headwaters Film Festival. The award was in the category of “Authentic Voice,” and was bestowed on Hegland for her direction of the film Manxiety. Headwaters is a student-run film festival at Bemidji State University.

NSA CACREP advocacy video receives 5th place

Posted on March 31, 2015

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Advocacy Week was held February 23-27. During that week, three Counseling & Student Affairs graduate students, Mitch Primus, Andreana Pettersen and Garrett Anderson submitted a video, “Five Reasons to Apply” that took 5th place for the 2015 Video Contest. Read the rest of this entry →

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