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Missed President Blackhurst’s welcome back message? View it online

Posted on August 19, 2015

If you missed President Anne Blackhurst’s welcome back message yesterday, you can view her presentation online here: http://www.mnstate.edu/president/news-notes/speeches.aspx

School of Visual Arts students participated in archeological project in Tuscany

Posted on August 18, 2015

Kenny (Arthur) Bowling and Jordan Falkum, students from the School of Visual Arts, participated in a five week program at The Villa del Vergigno Archaeological Project in Montelupo Fiorentino, a small Tuscan town on the Arno River, just ten miles west of Florence. Read the rest of this entry →

Library instruction sessions utilize best practices in effective and engaged teaching

Posted on August 17, 2015

As you prepare for fall semester, don’t forget to schedule a library session for your courses. Most students begin their research using Google, and while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, they often cannot connect or locate the full-text of their results or even make appropriate resource choices. Library instruction sessions utilize best practices in effective and engaged teaching, and relate content directly to student learning outcomes and assignments in order to strengthen students’ information literacy skills.

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Lok Pokhrel presented his current research at the AEJMC national convention in San Francisco

Posted on August 13, 2015

Journalism & Mass Communication Assistant Professor Lok Pokhrel presented his current research titled “News-media Framing of Obesity, Responsibility Attribution, and Moral Discourses” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national convention on Aug 6, 2015 in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry →

Doris Walker-Dalhouse and A. Derick Dalhouse presented paper at Annual International Conference on Education

Posted on August 11, 2015

Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, and A. Derick Dalhouse, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, presented a paper at the 17th Annual International Conference on Education, May 18-21 in Athens, Greece.  The title of the paper was Preservice Teachers’ Cross-Cultural Competence in Teaching about Immigrants and Refugees.

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students return from Macedonia

Posted on August 11, 2015

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students Justine Peterson and Meagan Wensted recently returned from Stobi, Macedonia where they participated in the Balkan Heritage Archeological Site Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture. While at the archeological dig, they learned various state of the art techniques for documenting artifacts including RTI, Photogrammetry, 3-D imaging, and surveying. They also visited many Hellenistic and Roman sites in the area.

Register for this year’s FargoConnect with promo code

Posted on August 11, 2015
FargoConnect is offering MSUM employees a registration discount of 20 percent. To register, visit www.fargoconnect.com and use the promo code MNSTATE20.

FargoConnect takes place Sept. 15, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

President Blackhurst will be speaking at the event, so let’s have a strong presence!

 

Kandace Creel Falcón presented paper at Pacific Coast Branch of the American History Association meeting

Posted on August 10, 2015

Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Kandace Creel Falcón presented a conference paper on her work funded by a 19A faculty grant at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American History Association meeting in Sacramento, California on August 7, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Bulletin now available online

Posted on August 07, 2015

The 2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Bulletin is now available online.

To access, go to 2015-16 Academic Bulletin.

 

Gary Nickell, Psychology, published a paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Posted on August 05, 2015

Gary Nickell, Psychology, had a paper published this summer in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. The paper “Regulatory fit theory at work: Prevention focus’ primacy in safe food production” was co-authored with Dr. Verlin Hinsz from NDSU and Ernest Park from Grand Valley State University.

Catherine Artac, Instructional Technology Services, presented at the Minnesota eLearning Summit

Posted on August 05, 2015

Catherine Artac, Instructional Technology Services (ITS), presented “Ten Steps Closer to an Accessible Course,” at the Minnesota eLearning Summit held July 29-30 in Minneapolis, MN. The Minnesota eLearning Summit focuses on effective online and blended learning. It is an annual event hosted by Minnesota Learning Commons – a collaborative project of the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota. The session was well received and resulted in invitations to present at forthcoming MnSCU training assemblies.

Read President Anne’s TEDxFargo speech

Posted on August 05, 2015

President Anne Blackhurst’s speech from the TEDxFargo event is available to read online. The video of the presentation will be available at a later date. Read the speech here.

Latest MSUM dig finds ‘mind boggling’ large area of material from early bison hunters

Posted on August 04, 2015

MOORHEAD – A three-week archaeological survey on land that once was part of the Ponderosa Golf Course in Glyndon has discovered large “surface scatter” areas — up to a quarter mile long — filled with bison bones and dart tips left behind by native people that hunted there 800 to 2,000 years ago. Read the rest of this entry →

Matt Craig presented at the SciPy 2015 conference

Posted on August 04, 2015

Department of Physics and Astronomy professor Matt Craig gave a talk titled “Widgets and Astropy: Accomplishing Productive Research with Undergraduates” and organized the Astropy code sprint at the 14th Annual SciPy conference. SciPy is devoted to applications of the computer language python to a wide area of physical, social and data sciences.

Steve Lindaas and students presented at American Association of Physics Teachers conference

Posted on August 04, 2015

Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, along with students Jared Saunders and Isaac Skalsky attended the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer conference last week. The conference was held at the University of Maryland. Read the rest of this entry →

Photos document economic impact of Kirkbride

Posted on August 04, 2015

It’s said that a picture can paint a thousand words, but can photographs alone be enough to show the economic impact the Kirkbride Building has had on the Fergus Falls community?

That is the project Minnesota State University Moorhead professor Donald Clark is working on for his Hinge Artists Residency at the Kirkbride.

The goal of his project is to show, through photography, what brought the Kirkbride to Fergus Falls and how its redevelopment would benefit the community.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Clark has spent the past 18 years teaching photography as MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Be included in the Fall 2015 event calendar

Posted on August 04, 2015

Do you want to know what is happening on campus this fall?

Are you planning an event and want to make sure there aren’t other events happening?

Well, you are in luck! Many folks representing multiple areas and departments on campus have come together to create a Fall 2015 event calendar. The calendar can be found at www.mnstate.edu/osa Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Alumna’s article featured on Huffington Post

Posted on August 03, 2015

MSUM alumna Margaret Olatunbosun’s post was featured on the Huffington Post’s website.

7 Mistakes Most New Graduates Make

Once upon a time I wanted the whole world to be a fountain full of knowledge, a place where everyone can come have a drink whenever his or her well runs dry. Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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