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Meet the new Noyce scholars

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Lexi Byler, MSUM Marketing Intern

MSU Moorhead’s Robert Noyce Grant Project gives current students majoring in science or mathematics, or community members who’ve received a STEM degree, the opportunity to earn a teaching license free of cost. This semester, MSUM awarded four student scholarships to David Cord, Christian Larson, Brooke Mayer and Jennifer Williams. Read the rest of this entry →

Biosecurity Expert Michael Osterholm to speak at MSUM March 23

Posted on March 13, 2017

Michael Osterholm

Author of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael Osterholm, an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, will present a free, public talk on “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in MSUM’s Langseth Hall room 104.

Osterholm is co-author with Mark Olshaker of the book of the same title, “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” to be released March 14, 2017. Read the rest of this entry →

Dille Fund for Excellence Grants

Posted on December 09, 2016

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Dille Fund for Excellence Grant recipients:  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on November 04, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

October 10, 2016

  • Anthony Quinn – College Laboratory Services Specialist, Chemistry Department

October 17, 2016

  • Leslie Pladson – Adjunct, Health and Physical Education Department
  • Nate Hendrickson – Adjunct, Health and Physical Education Department
  • Sharon Nelson – Adjunct, School of Teaching and Learning
  • John Tufte – Adjunct, Educational Leadership

October 24, 2016

  • Sylvette Lopez-Ruth – Admissions Representative, Admissions

Symposium for Strong Summer Scholars

Posted on October 14, 2016

Friday, Oct. 14 | 3 p.m. | Hagen 104

Strong Summer Research Scholars will be recognized at a symposium on Friday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in Hagen 104. Student Researchers and faculty mentors will be honored. Posters highlighting their summer research projects will be displayed.  Read the rest of this entry →

Chemistry Seminar on Oct. 10

Posted on October 04, 2016

Monday, Oct. 10 | 2 p.m. | Langseth 102  Read the rest of this entry →

Upcoming Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars

Posted on September 16, 2016

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has seminars on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on September 02, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead!  Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

August 22, 2016

  • Bakhtiyor Rasulev – Adjunct, Chemistry Department

August 25, 2016

  • Mara Morken Fogarty – Campus Visit Coordinator, Admissions

Lifelong Journey

Posted on May 03, 2016

MSUM Couple Continues Education at Stanford University

By Danielle Rebel

It took traveling nearly 7,700 miles from Ethiopia to Minnesota for Iwnetim (Tim) Abate, 2015 (Physics), and Loza Tadesse, 2016 (Chemistry), to meet. Read the rest of this entry →

Retirement Reception for Joy Haarstick

Posted on April 26, 2016

Friday, April 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Langseth Hall 102 Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Jeff Bodwin Open Forum Today

Posted on April 22, 2016

Dr. Jeff Bodwin, a finalist for the Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment, will hold his open forum today at 12 p.m. in CMU 203.

Dr. Jeff Bodwin is Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has been at MSUM since 2003. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bodwin served as Acting Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment at MSUM from for the 2014-2015. He serves on numerous high-profile committees, including the University Planning and Budget Committee.

Dr. Bodwin’s CV is attached.

MSUM archaeologist retires after 40 years in the trenches

Posted on May 18, 2015

INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran

MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.

MikeMForty years and a dozen archaeological sites later, he and his students have discovered much about the life of the ancient American Indians who lived here thousands of years ago.

As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →

Scott Buchholz recognized for outstanding poster at national meeting

Posted on April 22, 2015

At the 2105 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Theme was entitled “Cancer: The War at 44 and Warburg at 90.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Scott Buchholz was honored as having one of four posters recognized as Outstanding Posters in cancer research. Scott’s project was entitled, “The Impact of Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 Expression on Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions.” Scott’s research partner at MSUM is Biochemistry and Biotechnology major, Shelby Sieverding. The research was conducted in Dr. Mark Wallert’s laboratory.

Molly Strong inducted into ΧΩΛ honor society

Posted on April 22, 2015

At the 2015 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, junior Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Molly Strong was inducted into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honors Society. Honor Society membership requires excellence in academics, undergraduate research, and scientific outreach. Molly is the first MSUM student to receive this honor. Molly does her research in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Wallert.

Wallert and students present at national meeting

Posted on April 22, 2015

Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers.” The students participating in the meeting and the titles of their presentations: Read the rest of this entry →

Vijay Antharam is Oxbridge OneStart semifinalist and awarded a provisional U.S. patent

Posted on April 14, 2015

On Feb. 21, 2015, Vijay C. Antharam was awarded a provisional United States patent Serial No. 62/118,848 Materials and Methods for Reducing Cholesterol. He was a semi-finalist at the OneStart OxBridge Biotech Start-up competition held on Feb. 20-21 in San Francisco, Cal. He presented his work to a panel of biotechnology representatives and venture capitalists. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Richard Lahti (Chemistry) and Isaac Skalsy (Chemistry Education Sophomore) to co-present Friday at MnCOSE

Posted on February 19, 2015

Dr. Lahti and his research student Isaac will make a series of three related presentations at the Minnesota Conference on Science Education on Friday, February 20th. 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 →

Vijay Antharam to present at a disease therapeutics conference

Posted on December 02, 2014

Vijay Antharam from the MSUM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will give a presentation at the Disease Therapeutics Symposium-2014 on Neuron to Synapse/Optogentics & Microbiome-2014 on Dec. 3-4, 2014 in Cambridge, MA, USA. His talk will be: “Can the gut microbiota reduce cholesterol? An integrative approach in determining cholesterol reducing gut microbiota.” http://www.expressgenes.com/dts12014/main.htm

MSUM chemistry major Connie Anderson selected as a Chemistry Ambassador

Posted on May 27, 2014

MSUM Chemistry major Connie Anderson was selected as a Chemistry Ambassador for her work on active chemical demonstration display cases. The Chemistry Ambassadors program is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Connie was selected and interviewed at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, and her work is highlighted in a short video produced by the ACS.


Connie’s display case experiments have been in the Langseth Hall Atrium outside of LH118. Displays are on hiatus for the summer but will return next fall.

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