June 16, 2015
MSUM student Olivia Bain won the Best Student Visual Artist award in The High Plains Reader’s Best of the Best 2015 awards.
Olivia Bain is the very first winner of HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award. The new category was added to increase awareness of young talented artists. Bain is a ceramics major at Minnesota State University Moorhead and also works at the Plains Art Museum. She’s an incredible sculpture artist, who’s crafted everything from a 16-foot hippo snake to a 4-foot lobster claw made of metal rods.
Second: Hillary Ehlen • Third: Chase Body
May 18, 2015
INFORUM, By Grace Lyden
MOORHEAD—Caleb Stumpfl was in middle school when he realized he wanted to be a filmmaker.
“I picked up my dad’s camera—he had an old Sony that still used tapes—and I would make videos with my friends at a pretty young age,” said the 22-year-old from Hanover, Minn. “I knew it was something I wanted to pursue in college and afterward.”
Today, Stumpfl is one of about 940 students graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He majored in film with an emphasis in production and is leaving as a finalist for an internship in Los Angeles with the Television Academy Foundation, “which is a huge honor, so we’ll see how that works out,” he said.
MSUM was the logical choice for Stumpfl. The school was not too far from home and was one of a few with a film program.
“The moment I got there, I just knew it was the right fit for me,” he said. Read the rest of this entry →
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.
Forty 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 →
May 14, 2015
Also streamed live online
MSU Moorhead commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live for the first in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Extra.
“Commencement is one of our most meaningful ceremonies so we thought we should share it with the greater community,” said Denise Gorsline, dean of the university college. “Not only will we broadcast both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies in their entireties, but we will also have hour-long pre-commencement programs with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski.” Read the rest of this entry →
May 14, 2015
MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.
It will also be streamed live online.
The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.
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May 11, 2015
MSUM President Anne Blackhurst has named Joseph D. Bessie to be Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Bessie is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where he also served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →
May 08, 2015
Saturday, May 9 | About 8:30 a.m. | Campus Mall
Wear your Dragon Pride and roar your Dragon Support as Dragon and Marathon runners race through campus! Read the rest of this entry →
May 01, 2015
Senior Capstone Films: The School of Media Arts & Design invites the MSUM and Fargo-Moorhead communities to the screening of Capstone films and animations . See details below:
Friday, May 1
Weld Hall, Glasrud Auditorium, 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →
April 30, 2015
Students from the Communication, Technology, and Culture class (School of Communication and Journalism) presented their research projects at the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on Friday, April 24th, in St. Paul. Read the rest of this entry →
April 28, 2015
April 27 | 5-7pm | CMU Main Lounge OR April 28 | 12-2pm | Flora Frick Corridor
Cuningham Group Architects will be on campus April 27 and 28 seeking faculty, staff and student input on MSUM’s Facilities Master Plan to help set the direction for future buildings and grounds. Stop by any time and share your thoughts on issues and needs related to campus facilities. Read the rest of this entry →
April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. OR 3 to 4:30 p.m. | CMU 101
Rona Halualani, a representative of Halualani & Associates, will be on campus Monday, April 27 to present the findings of a recent Diversity Mapping Project undertaken to identify MSUM’s level of diversity/inclusion achievement. Read the rest of this entry →
April 23, 2015
Join us for the open forum for provost candidate Ralph Townsend Thursday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Business 109. Read the rest of this entry →
April 22, 2015
Low enrollment classes will be cancelled April 24.
Summer Session 2015 offers a wide variety of courses in flexible three-, four-, five-, six- and eight-week sessions from May 20–August 6. This year’s course schedule includes over 400 courses, including more than 250 online courses and many LASC and writing-intensive courses.
Earn credits toward Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) requirements or degree requirements! But register quickly as low enrollment classes will be cancelled April 24.
April 22, 2015
Photography student Grace Clark was selected to participate this summer in an undergraduate internship at the renowned George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y.
For the past year, Clark, a BFA student in studio art and photography with a minor in art history, has worked to establish an archive management role working with the MSUM art collection. Clark has organized, cataloged, and established provenance for over 100 pieces of artwork acquired by the university over that last 50 years. Read the rest of this entry →
April 22, 2015
MSUM’s School of Performing Arts presents An Evening of Dance Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Hansen Theatre stage. The event is a dance concert featuring the work of student dancers and choreographers, including ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap. For tickets, go to mnstate.edu/tickets, or call the MSUM Box Office at 218.477.2178 M-F from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or buy at the door.
April 22, 2015
The MSUM Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Monte Grise, performs Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. For tickets, go to mnstate.edu/tickets or call the MSUM Box Office at 218.477.2271 Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 21, 2015
President Anne completed the Boson Marathon yesterday in a time of 4:38:30 seconds. In the WDAY news story (transcribed below), she told Dom Izzo it was a grueling race but it was well worth it.
After running the 26-mile course, Blackhurst hosted a reception last night with Boston area alumni.
Despite poor weather, MSUM President Anne Blackurst says 2015 Boston Marathon was a memorable one
DOM IZZO | WDAY TV
Boston, MA (WDAY TV) – MSU Moorhead president Anne Blackhurst told me last week s she didn’t know what to expect when she lined up for the start of Monday’s Boston Marathon.
I’m sure she wasn’t expecting 40 degrees, rain and 30 mile-per-hour winds, which greeted the runners during the entire race. Read the rest of this entry →
April 15, 2015
On Saturday, April 11, a new and wonderful collaboration was started on the MSUM campus between the FM Autism Support Group, the Speech Language Hearing Sciences (SLHS) department, and students and faculty from the College of Arts, Media & Communication (CAMC). Three MSUM campus faculty, Rachel Stotts, Meghan Duda and Don Clark, along with 7 photography students and 10 SLHS students volunteered their time and talents to help families with children with Autism have photographs taken. Read the rest of this entry →
April 09, 2015
Several MSUM students received recognition from the North Dakota chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-ND) at an awards ceremony in Fargo in February. Read the rest of this entry →
April 07, 2015
The Spring issue of Moorhead Magazine was delivered to campus mailboxes last week and is also available to view online. This issue features stories from the Bakken—but not the same stories you read elsewhere. Read about how alumni artists are responding to North Dakota’s oil boom, and view the extended art gallery online; journalists report how the Bakken has impacted their work and communities; alumni teachers share their struggles of working with a transient population; and guest writer Karl Leonard, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, writes about the Bakken and the MSUM connection.
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