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Alumna Angela Harvala won the Milken Educator Award

Posted on March 25, 2015

Angela Harvala, an alumna of Minnesota State University Moorhead, won the Milken Educator Award and $25,000 to spend however she wishes. She received a B.S. in elementary education in 2006.

The Milken Educator Awards was conceived by the Milken Family Foundation to attract, retain and motivate outstanding talent to the teaching profession. Read the rest of this entry →

John Benson, STL, presented at Family in Global Transitions conference

Posted on March 16, 2015

John Benson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a Kitchen Table Conversations Talk at the Family in Global Transitions conference in Tysons Corner, VA on March 7, 2015 His presentation was on the adult lives of missionary children and was entitled ” “Oh, That’s a Hard One”: The Struggles to Define Home Long into Adulthood in the Lives of Adult Missionary Children.”

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, STL, presented at Annual Meeting of the AACTE

Posted on March 05, 2015

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the “Advancing the Imperative” 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) that took place in Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Camille Brandt attended and presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Posted on March 03, 2015

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, attended and presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 27- March 1, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier’s Work Chosen for National Exhibit

Posted on March 02, 2015

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Ceramic Genealogy” was chosen for exhibition at the 2015 Potter’s Council National Juried Exhibit in Providence RI, March 25th-April 25th in conjunction with the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts annual conference.

Brad Bachmeier will be presenting “Inside an Art Career” tomorrow

Posted on February 24, 2015

Associate Professor Brad Bachmeier will be presenting a lecture on “Inside an Art Career” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 6 p.m. in King Hall 110. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Leadership Opportunity: Student to serve on national education committee

Posted on February 20, 2015

By Danielle Rebel

The opportunity of a lifetime was bestowed upon Kelsey Odegard, senior elementary inclusive major at MSUM.

Odegard was selected as one of eight students nationwide to serve on the National Education Association (NEA) Advisory Committee of Student Members for the 2014-2015 academic year. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Erin Gillett, STL, presented a research poster at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference

Posted on February 17, 2015

Dr. Erin Gillett, STL, presented a research poster at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. The poster, A Thematic Analysis of Teacher Candidate Journals within a South African Preparatory School Case Study, outlined the initial results of an ongoing research project with colleagues Boyd Bradbury and Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

Dr. David Tack, STL, presented research at 32nd annual Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs

Posted on February 12, 2015

Dr. David Tack, STL, presented his research on community building in the classroom setting at the 32nd annual Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs conference in Duluth, Minn.

Dr. Camille Brandt, STL, and undergraduate teacher candidates developed service learning project

Posted on February 10, 2015

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, and undergraduate teacher candidates Jody Larson, Camille Lepp, and Michaela Kolness developed a service learning collaborative project with the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, to create a community-based event for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. David Tack, STL, presented keynote address at regional workshop

Posted on February 03, 2015

Dr. David Tack, STL, presented the keynote address at the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs Regional Winter Workshop a M-State in Detroit Lakes, MN. His conversation was titled “Creating Community from Within the Classroom.”

MSUM alum named 2015 Moorhead Teacher of the Year

Posted on January 26, 2015

We Are Proud of Pam Kiser, ’92, first-grade teacher and early literacy support at Robert Asp Elementary School, for being named the 2015 Moorhead Teacher of the Year. Read the rest of this entry →

Lisa Staiger, Shirley Johnson, and Dr. Mary Dosch conducted training on Co-Teaching

Posted on January 22, 2015

Lisa Staiger, Shirley Johnson, and Dr. Mary Dosch conducted a training on Co-Teaching for student teachers and their cooperating teachers from area public schools on January 6, 2015.

David Tack, STL, presented at the Minnesota School Board Association Leadership Conference

Posted on January 20, 2015

Dr. David Tack, STL, presented with the Detroit Lakes instructional coaches, superintendent, and assistant superintendent of curriculum at the Minnesota School Board Association Leadership Conference on January 16. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Ximena Suarez-Sousa served as member of Minnesota Board of Teaching team

Posted on November 19, 2014

Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, served as member of the Minnesota Board of Teaching team that conducted the onsite visit for the institutional approval of Concordia College, November 16-18.

Steve Grineski publishes paper in “At the Crossroads of Policy and Poverty: A Critical Look at Homelessness, Youth, and Education”

Posted on November 18, 2014

Steve Grineski, STL, recently had a paper published in the Critical Questions in Education Special Issue, At the Crossroads of Policy and Poverty: A Critical Look at Homelessness, Youth, and Education. The paper is titled, “The multi-dimensional lives of children who are homeless”

Spotlight on Service-Learning – Keri DeSutter

Posted on November 18, 2014

This is the second of what have become monthly segments entitled Spotlight on Service-Learning.  Each monthly Spotlight highlights the endeavors of one of the many MSUM service-learning practitioners.  This Month’s Spotlight on Service-Learning recognizes Keri DeSutter.  Read the rest of this entry →

Steve Grineski, STL, recently presented paper at the International Conference for Academic Disciplines in Rome

Posted on November 11, 2014

Steve Grineski, STL, recently presented a paper titled, “The multi-dimensional lives of children who are homeless” at the International Conference for Academic Disciplines held at the American University of Rome, Italy. This paper detailed a 2-year ongoing study of the children and youth staying at a local homeless shelter.

David Tack presented research at National Association of Multicultural Educators conference

Posted on November 07, 2014

Dr. David Tack, Teaching & Learning, presented his research at the National Association of Multicultural Educators conference in Tucson, Arizona. His study, “A Culturally Just Curriculum for Non-Native Teachers on a Reservation School,” was presented as part of the first day proceedings, and he had the opportunity to discuss publication with the three editors of the journal Multicultural Perspectives.

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