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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 →

Ron Duval is retiring

Posted on April 06, 2011

Please join us in celebrating Ron Duval’s 29 years of service to MSUM. A reception in his honor will be held Wednesday, April 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom, section C. Ron’s last day at MSUM will be April 12.

Barb Seiler retirement party Dec. 2

Posted on November 20, 2010

A retirement party for Barb Seiler, Affirmative Action Officer, will be held Thursday, December 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in CMU Ballroom 200C. Her last day will be January 7, 2011.

Jon Heyerman retirement party Oct. 28

Posted on October 26, 2010

Please join the Physical Plant employees in wishing Jon Heyerman, MSUM Electrician, “farewell and best wishes” as he begins a new chapter in his life. Cake and lemonade will be served on Thursday, October 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the maintenance building.

Dan Kirk retirement open house Oct. 14

Posted on October 13, 2010

Campus community: You are invited to an open house for Daniel Kirk’s retirement on Thursday, Oct 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Owens lobby. He has been MSUM’s vice president for Facilities & Administration. Please come and say good-bye to Dan.

Donna Baumhardt retirement party Oct. 15

Posted on October 12, 2010

After nearly 40 years of service at MSUM, Donna Baumhardt is retiring from the Library. Please join us to send Donna off in style to her new home in Arizona. The retirement  party is on Friday, Oct. 15 from 1-3 p.m. in CMU 205. There will be a program at 2 p.m.

Upcoming retirements: Dan Kirk Oct. 14; Donna Baumhardt Oct. 15

Posted on October 08, 2010

You are invited to an open house for Daniel Kirk’s (vice president, Facilities & Administration) retirement. Please come and say good-bye to Dan on Thursday, Oct 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Owens lobby.

After nearly 40 years of service at MSUM, Donna Baumhardt is retiring from the Library. Please join us to send Donna off in style to her new home in Arizona. The retirement party is on Friday, Oct. 15 from 1-3 p.m. in CMU 205. There will be a program at 2 p.m.

Dan Kirk retirement open house Oct. 14

Posted on September 27, 2010

You are invited to an open house for Daniel Kirk‘s (vice president, Facilities & Administration) retirement. Please come and say good-bye to Dan on Thursday, Oct 14 from 2-3:30pm in Owens lobby.

Open house retirement party for ‘Coffee Kathy’

Posted on September 21, 2010

Kathy Mantie has retired from Sodexo’s Subs & Sweets after 16 years. Please join us in an open house style retirement party Saturday, October 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the south end of Kise Dining Hall. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP Marsha at gerayma@mnstate.edu

Longtime administrator leaves MSUM legacy

Posted on August 11, 2010

A longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead administrator retires this month, leaving behind a legacy of $100 million worth of campus improvements.

David Crockett, who most recently has been dean of business and industry, retires Tuesday after 17 years at MSUM.

Crockett, 69, spent 13 years as vice president for administrative affairs, leading a renaissance of campus improvements, said campus spokesman Doug Hamilton.

“Both he and (former President) Roland Barden were sort of a dynamic duo when they were working together on campus improvements,” Hamilton said.

Read the full Forum story at http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/287264/group/News/

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