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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/

Kathy Lee retirement party Friday

Posted on June 22, 2010

Please join us in a retirement celebration for Kathy Lee Friday, June 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Gaede Lobby.  A short program begins at 3 p.m. on the Gaede stage. Kathy is retiring after 46 years of working in the print shop.

Recent death

Posted on June 14, 2010

Alice Bartels, MSUM 1982 Associate Professor of Music Emerita, passed away at the age of 94 on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, June 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., in the chapel of Riverview Place, Fargo.  The funeral mass will be held Tuesday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m., at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN.

Terry Kroke retirement party June 1

Posted on May 24, 2010

A retirement party for Terry Kroke, Library Technician, will be held in the Comstock Room of the Comstock Memorial Union Tuesday, June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. A short program begins at 2 p.m.

Retiree luncheon May 5

Posted on April 20, 2010

Please join your colleagues for a luncheon  honoring the spring and summer retirees and to celebrate the work all University employees have accomplished this year. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 5; luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., program at approximately 12:15 p.m. To register and view a listing of retirees, please go to: http://appserv.mnstate.edu/humanres/retiree2010.asp

Lee Dexter retirement party April 23

Posted on April 20, 2010

A retirement party for Lee Dexter, Accounting Professor in the School of Business, will be Friday, April 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Center for Business Building (Program will start at 3:30). A silent auction of some unique ties Lee has worn will take place at the party.

MSUM to recognize retirees

Posted on December 09, 2009

The University will be recognizing the following retirees at an event scheduled for December 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Please contact Illen-Trittin Anderson, trittin@mnstate.edu, if you haven’t registered, but would still like to attend. Retirees: Abner Arauza, Solveig Bartz, June Bengtson, Gordon Bergman, Darlene Braun, Doris Bulik, Fran Burnside, Elizabeth Conner, Claudia Crockett,, Lou DeMaio, Merryll Fawbush, Karen Gaard, Deona Grondahl, Mark Hansel, Lila Hauge-Stoffel, Roray Hedges, Laura Heintz, Ileen Hilgers, David Holsen, Jill Holsen, Barbara Hoppe, Judy Johnson, Carol Kilsdonk, Dolores Kruger, Lawrence Nicholson, Dean Palmer, Tom Pearce, Barbara Rath, Sonja Rue, George Sanderson, Mary Schroeder, Clifford Schuette, Larry Scott, SuEllen Shaw, Diane Stokes, Marie Swanson, Glenn Tornell, Barbara Vellenga, Patricia Walker, Walt Worman.

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