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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 →

MSUM Excels at Advising Experience

Posted on October 03, 2016

By Danielle Rebel

At MSUM, advising is more than a requirement to receive registration access codes. The university strives to make every student heard, provide support for all aspects of college life, and empower students to reach their lifelong goals.

Spring 2017 semester advising begins Monday, Oct. 3.  Read the rest of this entry →

Department of Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series: NASA Internships

Posted on September 30, 2016

Friday, Sept. 30 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen 325

Join us as Tyler Lane, class of 2014, summarizes his internships at NASA and explains the application process. He will focus on what he did, and what you can do, to prepare to be a strong candidate for those internships. Extra time will be set aside for questions and answers at the end.

Physics and Astronomy Department Seminar Series: Academic Year Internships and Research

Posted on September 16, 2016

Friday, Sept. 16 | 3-3:30 p.m. | Hagen 325  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 →

First BReWS Meeting Tonight

Posted on September 14, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 6 p.m. | Library porch 

The first Biological Research Wednesday Social (BReWS) will be this Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Livingston Lord Library front porch. There will be free food and all are welcome to attend.  Read the rest of this entry →

Former Associate Professor, Dean Dies at 100

Posted on August 24, 2016

William Borgen Treumann, known as “Bill,” died Aug. 2, 2016. He was 100 years old. At John Neumaier’s urging, Bill joined the (Moorhead State College) faculty as an associate professor of chemistry in 1960. He was Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences when he retired in 1981.

Please keep Bill’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Potter Attends Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Posted on July 27, 2016

Peg Potter, Psychology, recently attended a Public Policy Institute co-sponsored by The George Washington University and the National Association of School Psychologists in Washington, D.C.  Read the rest of this entry →

First Strong Summer Scholars Hard at Work on Research Projects

Posted on July 06, 2016

The Strong Endowment, established by the late Judy Strong, former Associate Vice President, Dean, and Chemistry Department chair and professor, is supporting nine research projects, involving over 20 Minnesota State University Moorhead students in three departments this summer.  Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology Faculty, Graduate Students Present at MTSS Conference

Posted on June 29, 2016

School psychology faculty and graduate students presented at a statewide MTSS conference. Dr. Lisa Stewart, school psychology faculty, and Alannah Dosh, school psychology graduate student, presented a session on “Increasing Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice in your Schools,” and Alyssa McDonough, school psychology graduate student, presented a session on “Mindfulness Practices Across Tiers” at the North Dakota RTI/MTSS Conference in Fargo June 6-8.  Read the rest of this entry →

View ‘Transit of Mercury’ Today in Front to Hagen Hall

Posted on May 09, 2016

On Monday between 6:12 a.m. and 1:42 p.m., Mercury will pass between us and the Sun for the first time in almost 10 years in what astronomers call a “transit of Mercury.” Assuming clear skies, the MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy will have solar telescopes out in front of Hagen Hall from about 9 a.m. onward to allow you to safely view this rare celestial event. Come on by between your exams to view the transit. This is your last chance to view a transit until November 11, 2019 (and after that, no chance to view it from Minnesota until May 2049)!

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 →

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