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Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students and Professors Present Research at National Conference

Posted on November 25, 2015

The following faculty and student research was presented at the annual Speech Language Hearing Association conference in Denver, CO Nov. 12-14, 2015.
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MSU Moorhead Teacher Education Receives Accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Posted on November 25, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s College of Education and Human Services has earned reaccreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels from the Selected Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Reaccreditation affirms MSUM’s exceptional teaching and stellar student achievement by meeting rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The MSUM Teacher Education program has been continually accredited since 1955.

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MSUM prepares students for an evolving music industry

Posted on November 25, 2015

By Jamie Hutchinson

The music industry program at Minnesota State University Moorhead finds music students turning knobs and flipping switches as they employ the latest music recording technology while running their own record label, Undeclared Records.

The label gives students the chance to receive music industry experience while at the same time offering MSUM musicians the chance to make a professionally recorded album and have it released on a record label at no cost to them. Read the rest of this entry →

Professional Pathways Student Capstone Project Presentations next week

Posted on November 25, 2015

RN to BSN students will be conducting their Professional Pathways Student Capstone Project Presentations next week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) using the WebEx system. Please see attached document with details about the presentations and WebEx links for each day.

Ojibewe Scholar, Poet Featured in Nov. 30 McGrath Visiting Writers Series Reading

Posted on November 25, 2015

Heid E. Erdrich, author of four collections of poetry including Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems (2012), will read as part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series Monday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the Minnesota State University Moorhead library porch. It’s free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

Claudia Gates published article in Literacy Daily

Posted on November 24, 2015

Dr. Gates posted an article titled “Encouraging Teacher Candidates to Integrate Research into Instruction” in Literacy Daily. The article is displayed on the International Literacy Association’s website. The document displays a signature assignment that was created for teacher candidates and explains why it is necessary for new teachers to integrate research into current practice.

Alyssa McDonough, graduate student, presented at Synergy in Science conference

Posted on November 24, 2015

Alyssa McDonough, graduate student in School Psychology, presented at Synergy in Science conference. Alyssa McDonough presented a talk titled “Using an inquiry-based, constructivist learning approach for an introductory Entomology class” at the Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions ASA, CSSA, SSSA, ESA 2015 Meeting in Minneapolis, MN last week. Ms. McDonough’s talk was based on a project in collaboration with James Kopco and Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth from North Dakota State University. Read the rest of this entry →

Center for Innovative Business Solutions receives honorable mention for Innovation in Business Education

Posted on November 20, 2015

The College of Business and Innovation received honorable mention in the MidAmerican Business Deans Association 2015 Innovation in Business Education Award for its Center for Innovative Business Solutions (CIBS).

The awards program encourages innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education by recognizing creative and unique programs that advance the quality of education and the management of resources in business schools.

The CIBS engages students in experiential learning projects, where they serve as consultants to determine solutions and recommendations to existing real-world problems identified by local and regional businesses. Faculty guide, instruct, advise and coach students as they apply their academic knowledge while developing essential business and professional skills.

MSUM’s Doing Business in China Program Receives Innovation in Global Education Award

Posted on November 20, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Doing Business in China Program has been named a winner of the 2015 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs Awards for Innovation in Global Education. The award recognizes the creative and high impact practices of faculty and staff that increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples through cross-cultural and international experiences. Read the rest of this entry →

International Education Week is November 16-20!

Posted on November 20, 2015

Join ISS, Study Abroad and other MSUM Departments as we celebrate our international students with a week of events:

Educational Panel- Library Faculty Development Center Room 124 (Lord Livingston Library 124): 12-1:30 PM

International Stories of the Night Sky- 4:30 PM Planetarium Hagen 307 Read the rest of this entry →

Stick Around for Grad School!

Posted on November 20, 2015

Answer to Thursday’s Question: When and what was the first graduate program here at MSUM? [The first master’s program started in 1953 and the first master’s degrees were awarded in August 1955. There were three graduates with a Master of Science in Education: Robert F. Arnold, Jesse J. Ellingworth, and Shelda A. Jacobson.]
Come join over 60 years of awarding master’s degrees here at MSUM! We would love to meet with you and see what we can offer!

Scholarships are available for Math and Science Majors

Posted on November 20, 2015

Are you interested in sharing the fun of science and math with kids by being a secondary teacher? Scholarships* are available for Math and Science Majors to pursue a Secondary Teaching Licensure.

Noyce Scholar applications and FAQ can be found at:
Due Monday Nov. 30
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International partnerships goal of South Korea, China delegation

Posted on November 19, 2015

A team of MSUM faculty, administrators and staff leave Dec. 1 for meetings with high schools and universities in South Korea and China for the purpose of partnership-building and bringing new students to MSUM.  The delegation includes Jack Healy, Randy Cagle, Denise Gorsline, Zhimin Guan, Peter Geib, Dan Brekke, and Janet Hohenstein. 

The trip will include visits to the Seoul National University of Education, a K-12 organization and universities in Bejing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Guilin.  The delegation will return Dec. 14.  Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program students presented at National Collegiate Honors Conference in Chicago November 14

Posted on November 18, 2015

Sam Szczesny (Graphic Com) and Stefan Nelson (Math), along with Director Lisa Nawrot, also attended sessions on a variety of topics including assessment, retention, community building, pedagogy, peer tutoring, undergraduate research, FYE, and fundraising.

The students particularly enjoyed the conference plenary speaker Emerson Spartz, the CEO of Chicago-based Spartz Media and the founder of MuggleNet, a Harry Potter fansite. Read the rest of this entry →

GIS Day – Final Schedule of Events

Posted on November 18, 2015

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 on the MSUM Campus! 

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology allows us to visualize and solve problems facing people, plants, and animals living in dynamic systems. Have you ever used your smartphone to navigate through an unfamiliar city or to locate a restaurant within two miles? Come find out how phone apps use GIS to accomplish these tasks. If you are a visual learner, problem solver, or technology adopter, GIS Day has something for you. 

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Withdrawal deadline is Nov. 23

Posted on November 18, 2015

The last day to withdraw from a full semester course is Monday, November 23, 2015. Students have until 4:30 p.m. that day to withdraw from a course for the current fall 2015 semester. Withdrawing from a course can be done by the student via eServices.

The course will appear as a ‘W’ on the student’s academic record. They will also be financially responsible for the course. Read the rest of this entry →

Spring paid apprenticeships available

Posted on November 18, 2015

Spring paid apprenticeships available from Forum Communications Company and the MSUM Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism. For Communication and Journalism, Business and Computer Science and Information Systems, majors and minors. Contact Merrie Sue Holtan, to apply. Dec. 4 Deadline

Raymond Rea’s new documentary screens widely

Posted on November 17, 2015

Rea copyRaymond Rea’s (School of Media Arts and Design) recent experimental documentary, The Album, has screened widely including MIX NYC, The San Francisco Int. LGBT Film Festival, Minneapolis/St Paul Int. Film Festival, the Austin GLBT Film Festival, the Phoenix Theatre (Minneapolis), The Athens Film Festival, the South Dakota Film Festival, and the Fargo Film Festival

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Badlands” is awarded Best of Show

Posted on November 16, 2015
Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Badlands” is awarded Best of Show at the Watermark Art Center’s national juried exhibit running Nov. 6 – Dec. 19th. The exhibit features 44 works and entries from 15 states across the country. Read more.


Stick around for grad school

Posted on November 16, 2015

This week is Graduate Studies Awareness Week at MSUM! Watch for Graduate Studies tables on campus this week in the Library, Wellness Center, Flora Frick, and the CMU.

Graduate Studies trivia question for Tuesday:
Which graduate programs at MSUM have a placement rate of 100%?

The answer to Monday’s question: A record number of 591 graduate students are enrolled for this Fall 2015 semester!


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