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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 →

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 →

Help Name the New MSUM Iguana

Posted on April 29, 2016

It was a sad day when Curie the resident MSUM Green iguana passed away. But, don’t fear, a kind family near Detroit Lakes contacted the MSUM Biosciences Department to donate their 3-year-old Green iguana. If you have passed by recently might have caught a glimpse of her chilling out on the branches or eating some raspberries. 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 →

Finalist for interim Dean of Science, Health, and the Environment holds open forum today

Posted on April 25, 2016

A finalist for the Interim Dean of Science, Health, and the Environment is holding an open forum today.

Dr. Clyde Jensen is President and Owner of Continuum Biomedical Consultants, Inc., which assists higher education institutions and healthcare-related companies with biomedical education and research needs. He is Vice President for University Relations and Executive Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western States, in Portland, Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Jensen has vast teaching and administrative higher education experience, including serving as Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at Mt. Hood Community College, in Gresham Oregon. His open forum is at 11:00 in CMU 203.

Dr. Jensen’s CV is attached.

Three More Finalists Hold Open Forums for the Interim Dean of Science, Health and the Environment

Posted on April 22, 2016

Three more finalists for the Interim Dean of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold open forums. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Jeff Bodwin Open Forum Today

Posted on April 22, 2016

Dr. Jeff Bodwin, a finalist for the Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment, will hold his open forum today at 12 p.m. in CMU 203.

Dr. Jeff Bodwin is Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has been at MSUM since 2003. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bodwin served as Acting Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment at MSUM from for the 2014-2015. He serves on numerous high-profile committees, including the University Planning and Budget Committee.

Dr. Bodwin’s CV is attached.

Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health and the Environment to Hold Open Forum Today

Posted on April 21, 2016

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

Dr. Steve Lindaas is Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has been at MSUM since 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Lindaas is Director of the Learning Assistant Program and was Director of the Sustainability program from 2012 to 2015. He has taught at the University of North Dakota and worked for the Dakota Science Center and Grand Forks Public School District. . His open forum is from 11:00 to 12:00 in CMU 203.

MSUM Students awarded with National Major of the Year

Posted on April 19, 2016

Congratulations to National Major of the Year in Health Education: Brittany York, MSUM

Congratulations to National Major of the Year in Physical Education: Kyle Krueger, MSUM

Kyle Krueger and Brittany York were awarded the National Major of the Year Award at the Nationals SHAPE America Conference held in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

RN to BSN Capstone Project Presentations

Posted on April 18, 2016

Friday, April 22 (9am-3pm) | Monday, April 25 (9am-4pm) | Wednesday, April 27 (noon-7:30pm) Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM professors selected as panelists at Building Bridges Conference

Posted on April 15, 2016

Dr. Geraldine Hendrix-Sloan and Dr. Katie Richardson Jens (Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice) along with Fargo Police Cultural Liaison Officer Cristie Jacobsen were invited panelists at the Lutheran Social Services 16th Annual Building Bridges Conference in Fargo, ND this week. Their presentation, titled “Immigration and Criminality: Is There a Correlation?” discussed and dispelled many of the common stereotypes associated with the complex topic of immigration and crime.

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series this Friday

Posted on April 15, 2016

Friday, Apr. 15 | 3 – 3:50 pm | Hagen 325

Ryan Bosca, research associate, (Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison) will present on “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Pathway to Objectively Quantifying Biological Processes.” 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 →

Professor Adam Stocker to present research on Genetic Manipulations

Posted on April 12, 2016

Thursday, April 14 | 4:00 pm | Langseth Hall 118

MSUM’s Biosciences department is hosting a seminar talk this Thursday, April 14, at 4:00 pm in Langseth Hall room 118. Biosciences professor Adam Stocker will be presenting his research in a talk titled “Genetic Manipulations during Brain Development change both Anatomy and Behavior.” The talk is open to the public and free of charge.

Fall 2016 GIS Courses

Posted on April 11, 2016

Three GIS courses have been approved for Fall 2016 and are now open on Eservices.

  • GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially
  • GEOS 207 GPS Field Techniques
  • GEOS 307 GIS

Please contact the Anthropology & Earth Science Department if you have any questions.

MSUM Bioscience students presented at the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Posted on April 06, 2016

Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm and Sara J. Anderson, Biosciences Department, attended the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society in Mankato, MN, on 9-11 February 2016 and mentored the following MSUM Bioscience students presenting their research at the meeting: Read the rest of this entry →

Fall Semester GIS Classes

Posted on April 04, 2016

Three GIS courses have been approved for Fall 2016 and will be available shortly on Eservices.

  • GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially
  • GEOS 207 GPS Field Techniques
  • GEOS 307 GIS

Please contact the Anthropology & Earth Science Department if you have any questions.

Tri-College summer program in Greece

Posted on April 01, 2016

100_4457bDiscover the archaeology of Neolithic Greece while working at the ancient acropolis of Halai as part of the Cornell Halai and East Lokris Project (CHELP). Located on the Bay of Atalanti, Halai flourished from 6000-5300 B.C. and has been excavated since the early 1900s. Work directly with artifacts excavated from the site, visit nearby archaeological sites, and interact daily with local Greek people. Highlights will be visiting the Parthenon and archaeological sites of Athens, experiencing authentic Greek cuisine, and living a short walk from our very own beach, Vivos Paralia.

The six-week program is led by NDSU Lecturer and MSUM Adjunct Instructor Jayme Joos (Anthropology), who has worked at the site since 2009. This affordable program is worth six upper-level anthropology credits. For more information, consult the program webpage or email Jayme Joos at jayme.joos@mnstate.edu. The deadline to apply is April 15.

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