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3 Alumni Sworn in as Moorhead Police Officers

Posted on August 02, 2016

MSUM alumni A.J. Schlee, Andy Werk and Taylor Huss were sworn in as the Moorhead Police Department’s newest officers on Friday. The trio graduated in 2015 with degrees in criminal justice.

Help us in thanking Schlee, Werk and Huss for their service to the community!

See coverage of the event from WDAY, Valley News Live and KVRR.

Faculty, Students Return from Study Abroad Trip to Peru

Posted on June 10, 2016

Five faculty — Mary Dosch, Janelle Miedema, David Paul, Vicki Riedinger, and Lisa Stewart — just returned from a leading a two week study abroad in Peru with 23 students.

For the second year in a row, the group was a cross disciplinary service-oriented group consisting of undergraduate and graduate students from education, psychology, speech language hearing sciences, counseling and social work. Read the rest of this entry →

Criminal Justice, Gerontology, Sociology Students Inducted into National Honor Societies May 5

Posted on May 09, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted 17 students into one of three national honor societies, including one student was inducted into two national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards.  Read the rest of this entry →

More Psychology Course Options for Fall 2016

Posted on May 04, 2016

There are now three more Psychology course options on the Fall 2016 schedule. Check them out and enroll now. Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program Scholarships Awarded

Posted on May 02, 2016

The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry →

4 MSUM Students Awarded by Penny Program

Posted on April 29, 2016

The Penny Program award winners have been chosen for the spring of 2016, and four MSUM students were selected. Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala surpasses years prior in attendance and money raised

Posted on April 28, 2016

Last Saturday, April 23, 2016, the university’s largest, annual fundraising event for need-based, merit, academic and athletic scholarships was held and saw a record-breaking 343 in attendance. The event raised over $167,000. Read the rest of this entry →

“Death – Who Is It Bad For?” presented by Phil Mouch

Posted on April 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean Hall 167

Dr. Phil Mouch from the Philosophy Department will be presenting a colloquium on “Death – Who Is It Bad For?” on Wednesday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167.

Please see attached flyer for more details. All are welcome to attend!

Gerontology Students, Faculty Attend Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

Posted on April 26, 2016

Gerontology students Amy Bechtle, Jessica Boonstra, Merianne Bott, Ana Brakel, Beau Cummings, Mayu Ishikawa, and Keren Mabisi, along with Gerontology Program Coordinator Sue Humphers-Ginther and Professors Shawn Ginther (Social Work) and Jessica Hausauer (Sociology), attended the 40th annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 22, 2016. Read the rest of this entry →

Hansen Speaks to First District Society of the ND Medical Association

Posted on April 21, 2016

Dr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, spoke to the First District Society of the North Dakota Medical Association on April 19, 2016 in Fargo. Her remarks, “Navigating the economic highway – GPS required,” focused on economic decision making in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The event concluded with a dialogue between members of the society and Hansen related to current economic conditions and changes occurring within the health care industry.

Economic Professors, Alumni’s Paper Accepted for Journal

Posted on April 20, 2016

Oscar Flores, Tonya Jo Hansen, and Economics alumni Rachel Hettich (’03) and Derek Hagen (’05) had the paper “Long-term Benefits of Undergraduate Research in Economics: A Dialogue” accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives in Undergraduate Research and Mentoring. The paper describes the origin of undergraduate research in Economics at MSU Moorhead and the long-term benefits to the students who participate in it and to the Economics program.

Hettich is currently an Investigator at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Hagen is Vice President of Investments and Planning at Marquette Asset Management in Minneapolis.

A Tri-College History Lecture “Playing Games in Class: How Reacting to the Past Changes the Way We Learn”

Posted on April 19, 2016

Dr. Sean Taylor will be presenting at the Tri-College History Lecture, 7 p.m. on April 27 2016 at the MSUM Center for Business room 109. As part of his sabbatical teaching at the University at Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, Dr. Sean Taylor introduced a radical new game-based pedagogy called Reacting to the Past. Dr. Taylor hoped that Norwegian students would find it as engaging as American students did. Since faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead had used the Reacting to the Past pedagogy with excellent results, Taylor also hoped his Norwegian colleagues would have the same success. Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Deborah White named president of MSS

Posted on April 14, 2016

Dr. Deborah White, Sociology and Criminal Justice, began her term as president of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS). The MSS is a professional organization of academic and applied sociologists, as well as students of the discipline. The MSS is among the largest regional sociology organization in the United States, with approximately 1,200 members. Dr. White completed a one-year term as MSS President-Elect, during which she planned and led the annual meeting held March 23-26 in Chicago. This year’s annual meeting was attended by over 1,100 sociologists from the United States and abroad.

 

Members of the Economics program present workshop at 2016 Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 12, 2016

MSUM Economic Society members (Moyinoluwa Abiola, Aba Boadu, Samantha Carlson, and Alexander Johnson) and co-advisor Dr. T. J. Hansen presented the workshop, “Markets in Motion,” as part of the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 9th. This conference invites young women in the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades in Minnesota and North Dakota to a day of career exploration workshops focused on the development of mathematical and critical thinking skills.

Professor Kim Park Nelson to be interviewed Tuesday on MPR

Posted on April 11, 2016

MSUM American Multicultural Studies Associate Professor Kim Park Nelson will be interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio News on Tuesday, April 12 at 11 am about her new book, Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism, released last month by Rutgers University Press. Tune into KCCD 90.3 in Fargo-Moorhead or use MPR’s live streaming. For more about the Dr. Park Nelson’s book click here.

 

“What Happened to Heaven?” lecture recorded

Posted on April 07, 2016

Dr. Tim Decker, English and University Writing Support Center Director presented “What Happened to Heaven?: The Function of Hell in Contemporary Horror Fiction.” on April 5. To view a recording of the presentation click here.

MSUM Faculty Member Dr. Phyllis May-Machunda Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Multicultural Issues

Posted on April 06, 2016

The Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) has recognized Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM) faculty member Dr. Phyllis May-Machunda with the Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Multicultural Issues Award. Dr. May-Machunda has dedicated her professional life to advancing opportunities and awareness on multicultural issues at MSU Moorhead and within the community.

Dr. May-Machunda accepted the award and said, “I have worked to bring multicultural programming to campus and have actively worked to develop faculty’s knowledge of multicultural studies and social justice concerns here my entire career. I’m deeply humbled and thankful for this recognition.” Read the rest of this entry →

‘What Happened to Heaven?’ topic of religious studies speaker series

Posted on April 05, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 | 7 p.m. | Langseth Hall 118 (*please note the room change)

Dr. Tim Decker, English and University Writing Support Center Director presents
“What Happened to Heaven?: The Function of Hell in Contemporary Horror Fiction.”

Summer and Fall 2016 registration begins March 29

Posted on March 29, 2016

Registration for the summer and fall 2016 semester is scheduled to begin March 29th, 2016.  Fall registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed with grades.  Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

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