background image
News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Archive for the ‘Points of Pride Students’


Three students volunteer for Formula E race in Long Beach, Ca.

Posted on May 22, 2015

MSUM students Kate Sullivan, Waylon Macek and Ben LeMay made the journey to Long Beach, Ca., for the Formula ePrix race. They volunteered to help with the event and were interviewed for the Formula E website.

INSIGHT: Volunteering for Formula E

Long Beach|30 Apr 15

Motorsport inhabits a glamorous world. Fast cars, cutting-edge technology, high-end hospitality.

But for all the star-studded parties and exotic travel, the races themselves require an army of staff, working long and hard hours, to make the magic happen. At Formula E, the events wouldn’t be possible without the amazing help of the vast array of volunteers, who generously give their time in exchange to be part of the show.

Read the rest of this entry →

With loss came lessons: After arms ripped off as a 3-year-old, Parker Sebens set to graduate

Posted on May 18, 2015

MILNOR, N.D.—The little boy who once pulled at the heartstrings of people in our region after his arms were severed in a grain auger on the family farm is all grown up and ready for college.

In one week, and nearly 15 years after the horrific accident that almost took his life, 18-year-old Parker Sebens of Milnor will graduate from high school. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology graduate receives prestigious Paterson award

Posted on May 18, 2015

KatieJohanson_9550 webcopyKatherine A. Johanson, a psychology and gerontology major, received the prestigious Donald G. Paterson Undergraduate Award in Psychology at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior to recognize and encourage high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level.

It’s the second time in 32 years that an MSUM student has received the award. John Gunstad received the award in 1997. The award citation, in part, stated: “Katherine demonstrated academic success in pursuing double majors in psychology and gerontology, among other facets of her undergraduate education, she has also consistently been the recipient of honors, awards, and scholarships.”

Johanson, who graduated summa cum laude from MSUM, was accepted into a number of doctoral programs, but will pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She received a $5,000 graduate fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Leilani Feliciano on developing cognitive profiles of older diabetics. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi

Posted on May 13, 2015

On May 4th, the Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The inductees are:
Oyinkansola Adeyemi, Sarah Besette, Tyler Carlson, Alexandra Gomez, Rebecca Greenmyer, Dana Jacobs, Caroline Kinskey, Bianca Milz, Cameron Monson, Andrew Swedzinski, Eloise Warren, and Geoffrey Zehnacker.

Students Present at NACADA Conference

Posted on May 13, 2015

Taylor Rodriguez, Economics major, and Madhuri Tiwari, Psychology major, presented on the student panel at the Region 6 NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising conference held in Fargo on May 9.

Kasey Karsnia Wacker recently awarded Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence

Posted on May 12, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, is proud to announce that Kasey Karsnia Wacker, a senior majoring in Communication Arts/Literature Education at MSUM, was recently awarded the Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding student teachers and is provided through the teachers’ professional organization ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Read more about Kasey and her award here. Kasey will be graduating on Friday.

Criminal Justice, Gerontology, and Sociology Students Inducted into National Honor Societies on May 7

Posted on May 12, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted 25 students into one of three national honor societies, and 3 students were each inducted into two national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards. Read the rest of this entry →

Philosophy student accepted into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy

Posted on May 11, 2015

It is with great excitement the Philosophy Department would like to congratulate Dylan O’Brien on his acceptance into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy for Fall 2015. Dylan double majored in Philosophy and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude from MSUM in Spring 2013.

Mathematics faculty and graduates attended and presented at MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

Posted on May 08, 2015

Three faculty members from the Mathematics Department, Tammy Fitting, Tim Harms, and Tammie Schmiess attended the MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 30th –May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Women’s Rugby went to National Sevens Tournament

Posted on May 07, 2015

Women’s Rugby traveled to the United States Military Base in West Point, New York this past weekend, May 2 and 3. They played in the National Rugby Sevens championships. Moorhead placed fifth, constellation champions, out of eight teams from around the United States. Teams needed to be invited to participate in the tournament based off of the success of their past season. This was the first time MSUM has gone to the National Sevens tournament. Read the rest of this entry →

Advertising students advance to elite eight in National Student Advertising Competition

Posted on May 06, 2015
MSUM’s advertising campaigns capstone class, taught by Jody Mattern, has advanced to the national level in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). 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 →

Watch “TOGETHER: Dragon Basketball’s Historic Season” Documentary at the Fargo Theatre on May 6 at 7 p.m.

Posted on May 06, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead film production major Caleb Stumpfl has created an hour-long documentary on the Dragon men’s basketball team’s historic run to the NCAA Elite 8 and Dragon Athletics is excited to announce the premiere of the film will be at the Fargo Theatre on May 6. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s DECA Team Returns from International Competition as Champions

Posted on May 05, 2015

MSUM’s DECA Team returned home from the International Career Development Conference in Orlando with immense success.

MSUM students, Tony Roetzel and Joshua Wehseler, were awarded first place for their presentation at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. Roetzel and Wehseler are members of DECA, an organization sponsored by the Paseka School of Business at MSUM that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA students qualify for the international competition by placing at the state level. Twelve other qualifiers accompanied the champions to Orlando, several distinguishing themselves in the process. Read the rest of this entry →

Twenty-one students inducted into Paseka School of Business Honor Society

Posted on May 05, 2015

On Friday, May 1st an induction ceremony was held for 21 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Paseka School of Business congratulates these students who join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate programs at schools accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are eligible for this invitation.

The following is a list of the 2014-2015 class of new Beta Gamma Sigma members: Read the rest of this entry →

Student Jordyn Steffen among 24 artists selected for inclusion in juried show

Posted on May 01, 2015

MSUM Photography student Jordyn Steffen is among twenty-four artists selected for inclusion in Shadow and Light, a juried show presented by Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Read the rest of this entry →

Students presented research projects at the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Communication Research Conference

Posted on April 30, 2015

Students from the Communication, Technology, and Culture class (School of Communication and Journalism) presented their research projects at the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on Friday, April 24th, in St. Paul. Read the rest of this entry →

Poster projects by students are displayed at the Hjemkomst Center

Posted on April 28, 2015

Poster projects created by students in a History course on American Identities taught by Prof. Paul Harris have been placed on display at the Hjemkomst Center. A major theme of the course looked at how identity is shaped in historical memory, and the class was assigned to create commemorative exhibits of their own to honor the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Read the rest of this entry →

Construction management students exceed the national average and CPC level I Exam

Posted on April 28, 2015

AIC Construction Certification Exam

 All Construction Management students sit for the CPC Level 1, Construction Fundamentals Exam when they are enrolled in the CM 496 Capstone Experience.  The Exam is developed and monitored by the American Institute of Constructors Certification Commission.   The exam has been given each semester since 2000.  The students have scored at the national average or higher 25/ 30 times that the exam has been given.  In spring of 2015, twelve students sat for the exam and exceeded the National average.  Read the rest of this entry →

Molly Strong and Whitney Swanson win awards at the North Central District 3 Beta Beta Beta Meeting

Posted on April 27, 2015

Molly Strong received a second place award in the oral presentations and Whitney Swanson received second place in the poster competition at the North Central District 3 Beta Beta Beta Meeting held at the University of Iowa. Both students had received Beta Beta Beta Research Scholarships this past fall. Read the rest of this entry →

Members of the Wallert Cancer Research Team Present at the North Central District 3 Beta Beta Beta Meeting

Posted on April 27, 2015

Beta Beta Beta is the National Biological Honor Society. The North Central District 3 Annual Meeting was held at the University of Iowa April 17 and 18, 2015. Four members of the Wallert Cancer Research Team that are Beta Beta Beta members presented at this meeting. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Navigation

  • Categories

  • Subscriptions

  • RSS Feeds

  • Archives

↑ Top