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National Broadcasting Organization Showcases Quanbeck’s Research

Posted on July 30, 2015

The Radio Television Digital News Association has published a summary of Associate Professor Aaron Quanbeck’s research on Edward R. Murrow on its website. Quanbeck was invited to write a blog post for RTDNA after he presented his paper on Murrow’s 1958 speech at the Broadcast Educators Association’s annual conference. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Planetarium shoots for the stars with gaming event

Posted on July 30, 2015

A glowing blanket of stars stretched across the domed ceiling of the planetarium at Minnesota State University Moorhead Tuesday night, which is not at all out of the ordinary.

But then, a spaceship took aim at a space whale and blew it up.

That last part might be a bit out of the ordinary for the planetarium, which traded in its usual display of the night sky for an evening-long demonstration of the game “Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator.” Read the rest of this entry →

Instructors: New license key effective soon for Respondus license

Posted on July 30, 2015

INSTRUCTORS: As of August 1, 2015 a new license key (password) will become effective for our Respondus license. You will be unable to use Respondus after July 31 without the new key. If you currently use Respondus, email to request the new key.

Please contact Instructional Technology Services at or call 218.477.2603 if you have questions.

More information on what Respondus is and how it might be helpful to you is on our website.

Thrivent Financial to offer 50 $1,000 student scholarship awards

Posted on July 30, 2015

Thrivent Financial is pleased to offer 50 $1,000 student scholarship awards to support undergraduate and graduate students in the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year. Any student attending MSUM is eligible and no previous affiliation with Thrivent Financial or participation in the Thrivent Private Student Loan program is required. Final drawing to be held after August 31st. To be eligible, students must apply to win a scholarship between July 24 and August 31, 2015. Enter at:

President Blackhurst to speak at TEDxFargo tomorrow

Posted on July 22, 2015
TEDxFargo – it’s more than a conference. On top of taking in big ideas worth spreading from our 20+ speakers, your TEDxFargo ticket gets you lots of other perks. We’ll keep your body and mind nourished all day long, providing you endless caffeine and hydration, light breakfast, full lunch, delicious snacks and more. This year’s TEDx theme is WONDER … a place where probability is suspended and possibility is born.
TEDxFargo is proud to introduce to you three (of many!) speakers that focus on education.Are you an #AnneFan? We are! Meet Dr. Anne Blackhurst:
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MSUM Physics majors bring hands-on science projects to kids and families

Posted on July 17, 2015

A group of MSUM Physics majors took time out of their busy summer work and research schedules to bring some hands-on science to kids and families attending the Clay County Fair last Saturday. Dana Koczur, Kyle Salk, Elias Holte and Andrew Block took a subset of hands-on physics activities traditionally used at the Annual Physics Demo Show to the fair. Their efforts were well received by the crowds at the fair. If you want to know more about the Society of Physics Students visit them on Facebook or stop by the department.

Terrie Manno presents session at Canadian international conference

Posted on July 15, 2015

Dr. Terrie Manno, SPA, presented an invited session titled ‘But I Played it Perfectly At Home’: Narrowing the Gap Between the Practice Room and the Stage at the 2015 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations biennial conference on June 10 in Vancouver, B.C. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Paul Sando provided commentary for Prairie Public Television production

Posted on July 15, 2015

Dr. Paul Sando provided commentary for a Prairie Public Television production of Prairie Mosaic: James J. Hill, the Empire Builder. The episode in a series of video shorts aired two weeks ago when Dr. Sando was on vacation. It can now be found in the PPTV video archives.

Donna Brown recognized in “American Indian Leaders of Distinction” exhibit

Posted on July 13, 2015

The University of North Dakota’s Hughes Fine Arts Center has a new exhibition ― and this one has is here to stay.

The permanent exhibit is titled, “American Indian Leaders of Distinction,” and it highlights and honors the exceptional work of nine American Indian alumni who have become leaders in the state and communities they serve, are committed to improving the lives of others and are preserving and promoting their heritage. Read the rest of this entry →

Kandace Creel Falcón one of 20 participants in the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015

Posted on July 13, 2015

Kandace Creel Falcón, Director of Women’s Studies was accepted into the class of 20 participants of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Cinema Series: Tonight features “Metropolis”

Posted on July 13, 2015

Mondays in July feature silent films

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 39th season with a silent comedy-drama, a silent sci-fi drama, a silent drama-romance and an evening of silent comedy short films. 

Second in the line-up on Monday, July 13, is Metropolis, starring Brigitte Helm. This 1927 science fiction film depicts a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners. It is considered a masterpiece of director Fritz Lang.

Scholarship fund established in tribute to Kvalvog boys

Posted on July 08, 2015

MSUM and the Moorhead community are deeply saddened by the tragic accident claiming the lives of two Moorhead boys. Brothers Zachary and Connor Kvalvog were the only children of alumni Ray (’84 Business Administration) and Kathie (’98 Political Science) Kvalvog. Zachary, a senior at Park Christian high school was interested in attending MSUM and continuing in his parents footsteps as Dragons.
Staff and friends have established a scholarship fund in tribute to the Kvalvog boys. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alumni Foundation.

Michael J. Krajewski presented lecture at Guitar Foundation of America Conference

Posted on July 07, 2015

Michael J. Krajewski, School of Performing Arts – Music Industry, recently presented a lecture entitled Creating Interactive Course Materials with iBooks Author at the Guitar Foundation of America Conference in Oklahoma City, OK. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Camille Brandt presented paper at IASE 14th Biennial Conference in Poland

Posted on July 07, 2015

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, attended and presented a paper at the IASE 14th Biennial Conference on Inclusive Education in Wroclaw, Poland, June 21- 25, 2015. Dr Brandt’s work addressed the creation of pathways towards more inclusive communities. While attending the conference, Dr. Brandt was able to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camps with peers from universities around the world. The conference proceedings and community extensions were powerful.

University Archives/Northwest Minnesota Historical Center Contact Information

Posted on July 07, 2015

Beginning July 7, for assistance from the University Archives/Northwest Minnesota Historical Center, contact Cori Edgerton[] or Travis Dolence [].

There’s still time to register your kids for July College for Kids & Teens courses

Posted on July 02, 2015

Registration is still open for the July College for Kids & Teens courses. Visit to check out the schedule and descriptions for open July courses. A discount is also available this year – Register for 3 and the 4th is FREE. This discount applies to all courses registered for by one family. Read the rest of this entry →

Administrative realignment of three offices occurs today

Posted on July 01, 2015
To enhance student services and success, and better coordinate departmental goals and objectives, the following administrative alignments will be effective July 1, 2015.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Jennifer Aranda, director, will report to Chief Diversity Officer Donna Brown.
The MSUM Bookstore, Kim Samson, supervisor, will report to the Division of Finance and Administration, Jean Hollaar, vice president.
The Office of Campus Sustainability (vacant) will report to the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Yvette Underdue Murph, vice president.


Lines&Notes performers Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno are featured at Teacher Training Institute

Posted on June 30, 2015

Poet and spoken-word artist Kevin Zepper and pianist Terrie Manno were guest performers at Prairie Public Television’s Regional Arts, History Culture and STEM Teacher Training Institute that took place at Concordia College on June 23 – 24, 2015. Their hour-long performance included many of their signature collaborative works, plus two pieces that they developed and created on-the-spot with help from the sixty K-12 teachers in attendance. Read the rest of this entry →

Get tickets to Cats – playing June 23-27

Posted on June 25, 2015

Cats ~ June 23-27

The final show of the season is the hit musical Cats. The show runs June 23 to 27 on the Hansen Theatre stage. Cats is one of the longest-running musicals ever. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Cat’s introduced the song standard “Memory.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM alumnus, Troy White, presenting at “How to Survive: A Conversation” this weekend

Posted on June 25, 2015

Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name.

White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard Barry Hall (811 2nd Ave. N. Fargo, ND) June 26, 2015. “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” features hope-filled messages from survivors of childhood abuse, and audience members will be encouraged to join the conversation about how we survive the challenges in our lives. Read the rest of this entry →

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