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Biology students present at MN meeting of The Wildlife Society

Posted on February 20, 2017

Fourteen students attended the MN chapter annual meeting of The Wildlife Society at Maplelag Resort in Calloway, Minn., Feb. 14-16. The students presented seven posters and networked with professionals in the wildlife and land management professions, as well as potential graduate school options. Other meeting events included a student-professional mixer, the society’s annual business meeting, and the Quiz Bowl, in which students from different universities form teams for a wildlife trivia competition. Students are also members of MSUM’s TWS Student Chapter, advised by Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Senior Project Proposals

Posted on February 17, 2017

Friday, Feb. 17 | 3 p.m. | 325 Hagen Hall

Students who will be working on their Senior Projects this Fall will present their proposals for their senior projects. They include:  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Justin James to present this week’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on February 15, 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring Justin James | Formal Languages, Finite State Automata, and Regular Expressions  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: Tracking the Changes in Epistemological Beliefs in General Physics Students

Posted on February 10, 2017

Friday, Feb. 10 | 3 p.m. | 325 Hagen Hall  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Justin James to present today’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on February 08, 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring Justin James | Analyzing NIM Games  Read the rest of this entry →

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment to hold open forum tomorrow

Posted on January 31, 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Library 103

A finalist for Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold an open forum tomorrow.  Read the rest of this entry →

Society of Physics Students (SPS) wins Distinguished Chapter award from SPS National

Posted on January 30, 2017

MSUM’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter has won its 4th consecutive Distinguished Chapter award from SPS National.

In particular, this year’s award cites the Noyce educational program and SPS’s partnership with the local PBS affiliate. Congratulations to the students and faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy!

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment to hold open forum tomorrow

Posted on January 26, 2017

Friday, Jan. 27 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Library 103

A finalist for Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold an open forum tomorrow.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment to hold open forum tomorrow

Posted on January 25, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 26 | 3-4 p.m. | CMU 203

A finalist for Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold an open forum tomorrow.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment to hold open forum tomorrow

Posted on January 24, 2017

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Library 103

A finalist for Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold an open forum tomorrow.

Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot is currently Professor of Psychology and the Director of University Honors Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She joined MSUM as a faculty member in the Psychology Department in 1997 and served as the Researcher and Supervisor at the MSUM Child Development Lab. Prior to her arrival at MSUM, Dr. Nawrot was an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University for two years and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell College for three years. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her open form is from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Library 103.

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment to hold open forum today

Posted on January 20, 2017

Friday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Library 103

A finalist for Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold an open forum today.

Dr. Jeff Bodwin is currently the Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health and the Environment at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He served as the Acting Dean of the College for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Bodwin joined MSUM as a faculty member in the Chemistry Department in 2003 and served as the Chemistry Department Chair for four years. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry, Inorganic from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

His open forum is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library 103.

Open forums for dean of the College of Science, Health and the Environment

Posted on January 13, 2017

The five open forums for the Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment finalists have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. Jeff Bodwin: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, LI 103

Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, LI 103

Dr. Scott Searcy: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, CMU 203

Dr. Ellen Fagerstrom: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, LI 103

Dr. Cathleen Webb: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, LI 103

The following is each candidate’s brief biography.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Chalikia presents at universities in India

Posted on January 10, 2017

Dr. Magdalene Chalikia, Psychology Department, gave an invited presentation on “Perception and Perceptual Illusions” on Monday, 19 December, 2016 at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Dr. Chalikia was also invited to present a lecture on “Ethics in Research and Plagiarism.” This lecture was part of a Workshop on Research Methodology, held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Lakshmibai National College of Pysical Education, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Colson Publishes ‘Learning to Read the Earth and Sky’

Posted on December 13, 2016

Russ Colson, Anthropology and Earth Sciences, has recently published a book on earth science for secondary science teachers and others interested in the nature of science and the nature of science teaching. The book, “Learning to Read the Earth and Sky,” tells stories from the classroom, stories from real research, and offers example classroom investigations. It examines how classroom science and real research can be alike, with reference to the practices of science recommended by the Next Generation Science Standards.

The book is available at the NSTA Press bookstore and on Amazon.

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 →

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 →

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

Harms Presents at National Math Recovery Conference

Posted on November 04, 2016

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, presented at the National Math Recovery Conference in Bloomington, Minn., on Oct. 25, 2016. The presentation was titled “Informal Strategies Leading to Formal Algorithms.”

Healthcare & Nursing Study Abroad in London

Posted on November 01, 2016

Do you want to learn more about healthcare leadership and nursing? Do you want to travel to a foreign country and gain more knowledge in different healthcare delivery systems? If you answered YES – Travel with us to London, May 20-26, 2017 (tentative dates) to learn more about healthcare leadership and nursing in the UK!

To find out more details about this exciting opportunity, please email Dr. Brandi Sillerud at brandi.sillerud@mnstate.edu (Graduate Students) or Dr. Nancy Stock nancy.stock@mnstate.edu (Undergraduate Students).

Chemistry Seminar on Oct. 10

Posted on October 04, 2016

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

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