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MSUM students attend Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 16, 2014

On April 3-6, a delegation of 18 students participated in the annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, held this year at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Representing Nigeria, Kenya, Greece, and the Philippines, MSUM students excelled in committee discussions on a wide array of topics ranging from the crises in Ukraine and Syria, to economic and humanitarian aid, to environmental issues such as drought and desertification. With our very own Dr. Andrew Conteh serving as General Assembly President, MSUM students passed resolutions on many such issues, educated themselves on the dilemmas of countries across the globe, and became familiar with the world of international politics. Read the rest of this entry →

The War Over Water

Posted on March 19, 2014

Student to present on water resource sharing

Sophomore Jordan Pinneke is the epitome of the phrase, “so much to do, so little time.”

Whether it is with her secretarial position for the Sustainable Campus Initiative Committee, her job as an administrative assistant at the Office of Campus Sustainability, working as an RA on campus, or as a desk attendant at the Recreation and Outing Center, Pinneke rarely has a spare moment.

On top of it all, the international studies and sustainability major found time to do research outside of class, and will present at the MSUM and State Student Academic Conferences April 14 and 15. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Conteh and Dr. Roberts attended Global Pedagogy Symposium

Posted on March 03, 2014

Dr. Andrew Conteh, Political Science, and Dr. Bruce Roberts, Anthropology/Earth Science, represented MSUM at the Global Pedagogy Symposium at St. Cloud State University February 28 – March 1. The goal of this forum was to facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights into what works well in teaching about global issues. Sponsored by the Global Studies Program at St. Cloud State University and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), it involved faculty from across the MNSCU system – St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, St. Cloud Community and Technical College, Riverland Community College, and Central Lakes College – as well as Western Michigan University and Portland State University. Alberto Fierro Garza, Head of the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, also addressed the gathering. Read the rest of this entry →

Advo Spotlight: Political Science Prof Does It All

Posted on February 03, 2014

By Marie Veillette
The Advocate
veillettma@mnstate.edu

“There hasn’t been a time that I did not want to be a professor,” said Dr. Margaret Sankey  political science professor. “I’ve always loved reading, writing and doing research.”

Sankey has been a professor at MSUM since 2002, but she did not originally start out in the political science department.

Holding her PhD in history, Sankey was asked by the university to develop classes that were more military history orientated. She then began her career as a political science professor and has never looked back. Read the rest of this entry →

Alum Interns with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Posted on January 15, 2014

Joshua Gates, Political Science Cum Laude, Spring 2013, landed a prestigious summer internship with the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, working with the museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, and the national collection. This fall he’ll attend the University of (Newark) Delaware to pursue a master’s degree in historic preservation and a certificate in museum studies. Read the rest of this entry →

Congratulations Fall 2013 graduates!

Posted on December 17, 2013

Good luck and come back and see us sometime.

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