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Retirement reception for Cindy Phillips today

Posted on May 01, 2013

Please join us in the Center for Arts Building, Great Hall, CA 149 on Wednesday, May 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. to celebrate Cindy Phillips 34 years of service to MSUM Moorhead.  We wish her well in her retirement.

Seminar for those within five years of retirement

Posted on April 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, there will be a free half-day seminar for those within five years of retirement.

This seminar will be held in the CMU Ballroom. Note: Employees may bring their spouses, but they will also need to register.

To Register: Please call Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) at 1-800-657-5757 and press 3. Read the rest of this entry →

Retirement reception for Cindy Phillips

Posted on April 16, 2013

Please join us in the Center for Arts Building, Great Hall, CA 149 on Wednesday, May 1 from 3-5 p.m. to celebrate Cindy Phillips’ 34 years of service to MSUM Moorhead.  We wish her well in her retirement.

Mark Rice’s retirement open house

Posted on January 02, 2013

Please join in celebrating Mark Rice’s retirement, Thursday, Jan. 3 from 2-4 p.m. in the Business Office, 106 Owens Hall.

Farewell party for Hazel Retzlaff today

Posted on December 12, 2012

Please help us say farewell to the inimitable and irreplaceable

Hazel Retzlaff

at her retirement party : Usher’s House : 701 1st Ave N. in Moorhead in the hunt club (downstairs). Read the rest of this entry →

Former GMW Dee Gregor dies

Posted on November 12, 2012

Dolores “Dee” Gregor, a GMW who retired from MSUM in April 2005, died Nov. 7. She served 25 years at the university.

FARGO, N.D. – Dolores “Dee” Gregor, 69, Fargo, died Wednesday in her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Sunday at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo. Burial will be in Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.

Event honors retired professor and kicks off scholarship fund in his name

Posted on October 04, 2012

A reception to honor Dr. Rod Rothlisberger, Music, is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Studio 222, 222 Broadway, in Fargo. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. Rothlisberger retired last spring after 50 years of teaching music and conducting vocal ensembles. The last 17 years of his career were spent at MSUM, where he taught choral and vocal music education, directed choirs and chaired the department for several years. Read the rest of this entry →

Kathy Schmidt’s retirement celebration is today

Posted on July 18, 2012

Viva Las Retirement!

Kathy Schmidt has decided to cash in on retirement. Help us celebrate her 38 years of service to MSUM and wish her good luck in her new adventure.

Wednesday, July 18
1:45 p.m.-3 p.m.
CMU Rec & Outing Center

Recent death

Posted on May 10, 2012

Floyd Brown who was the Director of Admissions for 30 years at MSUM has died. Bolger Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements. Visitation will be this Sunday from 5-7 p.m., and a prayer service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Elam Care Center.

The funeral is Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Nativity Catholic Church.

Marla Smith’s retirement celebration

Posted on May 08, 2012

Please join in the celebration of Marla Smith’s retirement from MSUM after more than 32 years of service! The open house will be held today in the Comstock Memorial Union room 203 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Connie Forbord at extension 2068.

Doris Walker-Dalhouse wrote book published by Teachers College Press

Posted on April 25, 2012

Doris Walker-Dalhouse, STL professor emerita, and Victoria Risko, professor emerita at Vanderbilt University and 2012 President of the International Reading Association, wrote a book that was published by Teachers College Press. The title of the book is “Be that Teacher! Breaking the Cycle for Struggling Readers.

Walker-Dalhouse and Risko will be autographing their book on Thursday, May 1, at the 57th International Reading Association conference in Chicago, Ill.

MSUM Professor Emeritus Yvonne Condell named Minnesota Credit Union Network Volunteer of the Year

Posted on April 25, 2012

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) professor emeritus Yvonne Condell has been named the 2012 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). The award recognizes Condell’s noble service as a volunteer of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union who exemplifies the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement.

She was honored at the April 14 awards banquet as part of the MnCUN’s annual meeting in St. Paul. Read the rest of this entry →

Retiree association coffee corner

Posted on January 19, 2012

This is a friendly reminder to retired faculty and staff members that live in the FM area or might be back visiting, to join your fellow retired colleagues Friday, Jan. 20th at 10:00 a.m.  The location is Comstock Memorial Union Room 101. This is a great opportunity for you to catch up with your colleagues and the happenings of MSUM. Rolls and coffee will be provided the 3rd Friday of each month on campus.

Longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor dies in hit-and-run crash

Posted on January 11, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – A longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor has died in a hit-and-run crash here. Ben Lin, 72, was walking from his home to an exercise class Thursday morning when he was struck by an SUV while crossing the street, said Capt. David Verbruggee of the Sunnyvale Public Safety Department.

By: Amy Dalrymple, INFORUM

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – A longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor has died in a hit-and-run crash here. Read the rest of this entry →

Judy Mrosla retirement reception Aug. 12

Posted on August 09, 2011

A retirement reception for Judy Mrosla, Continuing Studies/Customized Education & Training, will be Friday, August 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Center for Business Atrium. Please join us as we celebrate her 25 years of service to MSU Moorhead! No formal program is planned, so please stop by to wish her well. Light refreshments will be served.

Maxine Pianka retirement reception Aug. 2

Posted on August 02, 2011

A retirement reception for Maxine Pianka, Office of the President, will be Tuesday, August 2 from 2-4 p.m. in the Owens Hall atrium. Please join us as we celebrate her 31 years of service to MSU Moorhead! No formal program is planned, so please stop by to wish her well. Light refreshments will be served.

George Davis retirement reception May 6

Posted on May 04, 2011

A retirement reception for George Davis, Biosciences, will be Friday, May 6 from 3-4:30 pm in Hagen 104. Please join us as we celebrate his 21 years of service to MSUM and the Regional Science Center.

Farewell gathering for Jane Gudmundson April 29

Posted on April 27, 2011

Please join us for a “farewell gathering” in honor of Jane Gudmundson, Art Gallery Director, Friday, April 29 from 2-3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts 168.

Yvonne Johnson retirement reception May 10

Posted on April 26, 2011

Please join us to celebrate Yvonne Johnson‘s over 30 years of service to the University and its students. Her retirement reception will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 4 pm in the ARO, Frick 151.

Goodbye to long-time administrator Judy Strong

Posted on April 18, 2011

Judy A. Strong, 69, Moorhead, MN, died Friday, April 15, 2011, in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Judith Ann Strong was born on June 19, 1941, to Philip and Hilda Strong in Cooperstown, New York. She grew up in Van Hornesville, New York, and graduated from high school there as valedictorian. She was involved with 4-H for 11 years, the most they offer. Following her graduation, she attended SUNY in Albany, NY, and graduated in 1963. In 1965, she went to Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in chemistry. She completed her PhD in physical chemistry 1969. That year, she accepted a position at Moorhead State College in the Chemistry Department.

While at MSUM, Judy was involved with the Minnesota and MSU Science Fairs. In 1985 she was appointed Dean of Natural and Social Sciences. After 10 years, she was appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. She retired in 2008 after 38 years only to experience her journey with endometrial cancer. Read the rest of this entry →

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