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Khulude Bukhari, CNSA student, receives full scholarship

Posted on January 15, 2015

Khulude Bukhari, a Counseling & Student Affairs graduate student with an emphasis in School Counseling was awarded a full scholarship from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM). Read the rest of this entry →

Senior Nikkie Nouwen currently trending in National Geographic photo contest

Posted on December 19, 2014

Senior Nikkie Nouwen is currently trending (getting a high number of views/votes) out of more than 11,500 photos submitted to National Geographic’s “Your Shot” photography contest under the assignment, “The Walk.” Nikkie’s photo features the MSUM campus on a foggy day. View and vote for the photo here.

Senior Music Industry student acquires full-time job at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Posted on December 08, 2014

Senior Music Industry student Adam Lien landed a full-time job at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the MGM Park in Orlando, Fla., as an audio/entertainment technician. He graduates from MSUM this semester, and starts at Disney in late January. He expects to work on the “Fantasmic Show,” which features pyrotechnics, laser lights and a cast of 50 costumed performers singing Disney tunes along with classic animation projected onto walls of water. The show takes place in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, designed after the famous Hollywood Bowl.

Two physics students win awards for presentations at Sigma Xi

Posted on November 24, 2014

Physics major Iwnetim Abatate and chem major/physics minor Loza Tadesse each presented a poster on work research they did over the summer. The posters were presented at the annual Sigma Xi International Research Conference, held Nov 7-8, 2014 in GLendale, AZ. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Women’s Rugby team competing in National Championship Tournament this weekend

Posted on November 21, 2014

The MSUM Women’s Rugby team is competing this weekend in the National Championship Tournament in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. They play Saturday at 11am central time and again on Sunday at 10am or 12pm central time, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s game. The games will be broadcasted online from the webpage. They were also featured last night on KVRR.

MSUM Photography student Austin Marts featured in the Arts and Entertainment section of this week’s High Plains Reader

Posted on November 18, 2014

This week’s Art and Entertainment section of the High Plains Reader features photography student Austin Marts and his current exhibition at the Moorhead Atomic coffee in south Moorhead. The article, titled Shedding Light: The Art of Austin Marts, discusses Marts’ theories on photography, details of select pieces from his exhibition, as well as a description of the range of photographic techniques Marts utilizes for the body of images. Read the rest of this entry →

“For everyday heroes, memories linger”

Posted on November 13, 2014

MSUM student Allison Fuchs helped rescue two drowning 4-year-olds Tuesday.
To read the first story on Fuchs, click here.

By Grace Lyden on Nov 12, 2014 at 8:46 p.m.

WEST FARGO – Allison Fuchs couldn’t sleep.

It was Tuesday night, and she kept reliving the events of that afternoon, when she performed CPR on two 4-year-old boys who nearly drowned in a hotel pool in Casselton. Read the rest of this entry →

Breanna Bucklin, senior captain of the Women’s Club Rugby team, garners regional awards

Posted on November 06, 2014

Breanna Bucklin, Senior Captain of the Women’s Club Rugby team has garnered regional awards! Bucklin was awarded the “Heart and Soul” player at the regional tournament this past weekend in Rochester, MN as the team advanced to the national tournament. Bucklin was also selected the Most Valuable Player of the NSCRO West region. In addition, Bucklin has been invited by the Midwest Under 23 Select-side coach to play 7 vs 7 at the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament in February. Read the rest of this entry →

Three MSUM Student Cancer Researchers Receive Beta Beta Beta Research Scholarships

Posted on November 05, 2014

Three MSUM students, Anne Pius, Molly Strong, and Whitney Swanson were awarded Research Scholarships from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation.  Beta Beta Beta is a national biological society with a local chapter on the MSUM campus.  The three students are members of the cancer research team mentored by Mark Wallert. Read the rest of this entry →

Three education students appointed to national and state committees through EMSP

Posted on November 04, 2014

Several education students have been appointed to national and state committees through Education Minnesota Student Program.  Kelsey Odegard has been appointed to the National Education Association Student Advisory Board. She will attend legislative sessions in Washington DC four times this year. Daniel Bihrle has been named to the Minnesota Teacher of the Year selection committee, and Emily O’Meara and Daniel Bihrle have been named to the Education Minnesota teacher representative assembly as student delegates. This opportunity allows the students to develop their leadership skills.  These students represent the excellent teacher candidates at MSUM!

Club Sport Teams advance to playoffs

Posted on October 31, 2014

Men’s Club Soccer Team has advanced to the Region V Soccer Playoffs in Loveland, Colorado!  Their first game is on Friday 10/31 at 4:00pm (Mountain Time) vs Northern Colorado.  Second game is on Saturday 11/1 at 9:30am (Mountain Time) vs Colorado School of Mines.  Games will be streamed live here. Winners of the games will move on to playoffs on 11/1 and 11/2

Women’s Club Rugby Team  is playing in the Regional Final Four this weekend in Rochester, MN. First game is against Carleton college: Saturday, November 1st at 11am on the Fuad Mansour Complex.  The winner of the games will move on to the national championship tournament in Cherry Hill, New Jersey  on November 22nd & 23rd.   Other teams competing are College of St. Benedicts and defending national champions Wayne NE.

Freshman Music Industry major to tour Europe next summer for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour

Posted on October 07, 2014

Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program. Read the rest of this entry →

SoMAD’s Film Program has big weekend at SD Film Fest

Posted on October 06, 2014

The School of Media Arts & Design played a major role at this year’s South Dakota Film Festival. Last weekend SoMAD faculty including Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Don Clark and Tom Brandau accompanied 30 students to Aberdeen, SD for three days of film screenings, workshops and discussions. The highlight of the weekend was watching Film Studies alumnus, Conor Holt, receive the Best Student Film award for his film A Better Life.

Other student and film alumni screenings included: Read the rest of this entry →

Music Industry student nominated for European music tour

Posted on September 30, 2014

Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program.


Three MSUM students perform with Dan Brekke Band

Posted on September 17, 2014

Matthew Tinjum (Jazz Studies) Joel Kingsley (Music Industry) and Brady Odegaard (Music Industry)  performed with the Dan Brekke Band last weekend, and opened for the Jon Pardi group at the Hub in Fargo. Jon Pardi is known for his chart topping hit “Up All Night.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM President and Cross Country Featured on Inaugural NSIC Experience Show

Posted on September 05, 2014

MOORHEAD, Minn. — New Minnesota State University Moorhead president Dr. Anne Blackhurst and the Dragon cross country teams were featured as part of the inaugural The Northern Sun Experience, a show which aired on Wednesday night on Midco Sports Network. MSUM was the first school featured on the program.

Dragon fans can also watch the program here. The MSUM feature can be found at the 13:46 mark of the broadcast.

The Northern Sun Experience will air weekly on Midco Sports Network and feature highlights, previews and features on the 16-team team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Student Conor Lee, jazz studies, receives Career Development Grant

Posted on August 25, 2014

Jazz Studies student Conor Lee received a Career Development Grant from the Lake Region Arts Council. Lee will use the grant to learn two music composition and editing software programs. Lee works with various styles of rock/pop, jazz, and folk music. He’s written arrangements for various ensembles and has also written and recorded original music for film and 3D animation projects. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability Students Contribute to the Success of FEMMSS5, an international conference

Posted on August 20, 2014

Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability students contribute to the success of the conference Science, Technology and Gender:  Challenges and Opportunities, held by the Association for FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies) hosted at The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Canada, August 10-13, 2014. Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl,  along with faculty members Claudia Murphy, Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy, Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, Alison Wallace, Biosciences and Sara Anderson, Biosciences, presented a workshop titled “Fracking the Reservation: Interdisciplinary Development of an Undergraduate Case Study.” Read the rest of this entry →

Another Bohl emerges as defensive leader for Dragons

Posted on August 18, 2014
By Eric Peterson on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.

MOORHEAD – When Aaron Bohl decided to play football at Minnesota State Moorhead a few years ago, he viewed having his dad nearby as a bonus.

That’s why Aaron took it in stride when his father, Craig Bohl, left North Dakota State after last season to take the head football job at the University of Wyoming.

“I always knew there would be an opportunity where he might leave,” Aaron Bohl said Thursday after MSUM had completed its first practice of fall camp. “I made sure that was more of a bonus than a requirement to come up here.”

In his third year in the Dragons’ program, Bohl has established himself as the starter at middle linebacker. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder started all 11 games last fall as a redshirt freshman, ranking fifth on the team with 66 tackles. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM student presented work at University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session

Posted on July 31, 2014

MSUM student Constance Anderson was one of the presenters who attended and  presented work as part of the University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session, which took place July 25.

One hundred students from 48 colleges and universities from 27 states and abroad participated in the event, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and the Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship.
Anderson’s presentation was titled “Thiourea Hydrogen-Bond Donors to Promote the Reductive Heck Reaction.”
To read more, click here.
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