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Retired MSUM professor Anoush Khoshkish passes away

Posted on June 08, 2017
Anoush Khoshkish, a retired MSUM professor, passed away on the morning of May 28, 2017, at home in New York City. He leaves behind his wife, constant companion and best friend of 36 years, Irene R. Miller. 

Anoush grew up in Paris, studied in Geneva, worked in Geneva and later Paris and settled in the United States in 1966.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gompf presents Continuing Legal Education Webinar to attorneys

Posted on May 30, 2017

Professor Tracy Gompf, Paralegal, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, presented a Continuing Legal Education Webinar “Increase Profitability and Efficiency of Your Firm Through Paralegal Utilization” to regional attorneys on May 24. This webinar was sponsored by the North Dakota State Bar Association.

Spring Commencement today

Posted on May 12, 2017

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome Dragons into the alumni family

Posted on May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni! Read the rest of this entry →

Gerontology students and faculty attend the Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

Posted on May 04, 2017

Gerontology students Haley Cox, Leah Oien, Anna Samson, and Linda Vue, along with Life Science Education student Jonathan Verdon and Gerontology Program Coordinator Sue Humphers-Ginther attended the 41st annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center, MN on April 28, 2017. This year’s conference theme was “The Business of Aging: Exploring Partnerships, Possibilities & Priorities.” Leah Oien, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Social Work, was awarded a highly competitive Gerald Bloedow Scholarship to support her continued study of Gerontology in the fall.

MSUM expects 875 students to graduate May 12

Posted on May 02, 2017

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Join the Alumni Flag Corps at Commencement

Posted on May 01, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni!

Requirements: Must be able to smile and wave flag Friday, May 12, 2017! Read the rest of this entry →

Gerontology student awarded scholarship from MN Gerontological Society

Posted on April 27, 2017

Leah Oien, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Social Work, has been awarded a Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology. Oien will receive the scholarship at the 41st Annual MGS Conference on April 28 in Brooklyn Center.

Final Spring 2017 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118

“What Is Buddha-Nature?”

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Ph.D. | Professor, Philosophy Department, MSU Moorhead

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Nominate a colleague or professor for the prestigious Dille Lecturer Award

Posted on April 10, 2017

Nominate your respected colleagues or favorite professors for the prestigious Dille Lecturer Award! Successful nominees will demonstrate how they transform the world by transforming students’ lives.

Each year, students, faculty and staff are asked to submit a nomination for the faculty member they believe best exemplifies the award criteria. The Provost’s Council reviews the nominations and selects a recipient. That faculty member will be honored at a Fall Semester 2017 awards ceremony during which they will present a lecture of their choosing, and receive the award’s $1,200 honorarium. Read the rest of this entry →

Drama by N.D. playwright, MSUM professor opens in Australia

Posted on March 29, 2017

Heretics, a play by MSUM English Professor and Fargo, N.D., resident Richard Zinober, opened a two-week run at the Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne, Australia last week.

The cross-continent connection is the result of a call for scripts by Owl and Cat Theatre last fall. “I attached the script to an email query and was notified a month ago that Owl and Cat wanted to include the play in its 2017 season,” Zinober said. Read the rest of this entry →

History Day judges needed

Posted on February 23, 2017

The West Central Minnesota Regional History Day is coming up next week, Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Comstock Memorial Union at MSUM. Attached is a flyer regarding History Day judging. We are in need of 35 judges this year for the event from 3 to 8 p.m. (FREE PIZZA FOR JUDGES!) If you are interested in being a judge please click the following link to the Minnesota Historical Society History Day Judge sign up form. If you don’t know what History Day is all about, you can find out more about it at mnhs.orgRead the rest of this entry →

MSUM to host West Central Region History Day

Posted on February 16, 2017

Thursday, March 2 | 4-7 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

MSUM will host the West Central Regional History Day Thursday, March 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. It’s free and open to the public.

History Day is a co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme, which this year is “Taking a Stand in History.” Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, documentaries, websites and papers in junior and senior divisions in seven categories.

Minnesota State University Moorhead expects approximately 150 students from area schools to participate in the West Central Regional History Day.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies’ colloquium

Posted on January 25, 2017

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 4:30 p.m. | MA 167

Dr. Ted Gracyk will be presenting his colloquium “Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in MA 167. Please see flyer for more information. All are welcome to attend!

GIS Day at MSUM

Posted on November 16, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | CMU Ballroom

Discover how geographic information systems are being utilized in our community by attending GIS Day at MSUM.

A variety of talks, displays and informational tables will allow you to explore how this cross-disciplinary technology is being used to visualize and analyze data. Speakers will discuss everything from weather to crime to natural resource mapping.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies’ Colloquium

Posted on November 10, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Ted Gracyk will presenting a colloquium titled: Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend!

See the attached flier for more information.

Gerontology Program Earns Ranking Among Top 20 Great Value Colleges for Gerontology 2016-2017

Posted on November 07, 2016

MSUM has been identified as a great value college for Gerontology in a recent ranking by Great Value Colleges. Of the approximately 60 bachelor degree programs in Gerontology nationwide, MSUM ranks 19th. MSUM offers the only bachelor degree in Gerontology in a four-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2016 Religious Studies Speaker Series Tonight

Posted on October 12, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 7 p.m. | Langseth Hall 118

Dr. Adam Kitzes, Ph.D., UND, Department of English

Praise More, whose _ _ falls _ _, or What Do We Know About Martyrs in Performance on the Early Modern Stage?

Dragons in the News

Posted on October 10, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

MSUM campus hosts community block party to kick of their homecoming, WDAY: “Moorhead is bursting with Dragon pride this week. Monday night, students, faculty and families rallied at a community block party for MSUM’s Homecoming.”

Roers/Keller William put on annual Chili Feed to raise money for United Way, WDAY: “It was the perfect day for a bowl of steamin’ hot chili. More than 900 people bellied up for the annual Chili Feed for United Way put on by Roers/Keller Williams. Along with a free-will donation, people could try 50 different types of chili made by everyone from the Killbourne Group to MSUM President Blackhurst.”

MSUM celebrates Professor Conteh and his retirement, WDAY: “An MSUM icon is being honored tonight for his contributions to higher education. Andrew Conteh has been teaching international relations and law at the university for more than 30 years.”

‘Printober’ at Plains celebrates art of printmaking, InForum: “The Plains Art Museum has stamped this month as Printober, with events and workshops dedicated to the art and education of printmaking.”

Gibson ties school record, leads Dragons to homecoming victory, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead wide receiver Damon Gibson was the model of scoring efficiency Saturday night, Oct. 8, at Alex Nemzek Stadium. Gibson caught four passes and all went for touchdowns. His performance vaulted the Dragons to a 41-12 homecoming victory against Minnesota-Crookston in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football at Scheels Field.”

Dragons induct 11 individuals, one team into sports hall of fame, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead is inducting 11 individuals and one team into its sports hall of fame.”

Small in stature, Dragons receiver Ambrose makes big impact, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead quarterback Jake Hodge was in the head coach’s office earlier this week when he tossed a playful verbal jab at wide receiver Cory Ambrose.”

Impact of immigration topic of MSUM lecture, InForum: :”Oscar Flores, a professor of economics at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will discuss the “Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy” during a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at King Hall, Room 110, on the MSUM campus.”

MSUM Wraps Up Homecoming Week With a Parade, KVRR: “MSUM is ending their eventful Homecoming Week with a parade. Students, faculty and staff came out to show their Dragon Pride as they joined the Homecoming Parade.”

Serving up Homecoming Spirit at MSUM’s “Ice Cream Palooza”, KVRR: “They served up free ice cream to students and a few professors got a pie in the face this afternoon at MSUM. The “Ice Cream Palooza” was all a part of homecoming week and put on by all the homecoming court nominees.”

How does Immigration Impact the U.S. Economy?, Valley News Live Point of View: “One of Donald Trump’s main platforms this election is that immigration has a negative impact on American native born jobs and wages. Is that true? Does research back up that claim?”

Oscar Flores to Give Talk on “The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy”

Posted on October 10, 2016

Monday, Oct. 10 | 7 p.m. | King Hall

What does economic research say about the impact of immigration on U.S. wages and employment? Oscar Flores will address this and other questions regarding immigration in his talk “The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy.”

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