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Kevin Zepper, English, featured on WDAY

Posted on February 03, 2016

Kevin Zepper, English, is featured in four live interviews during WDAY’s morning television show, First News. Zepper talks about musician Buddy Holly’s career and the day he was killed in a plane crash. Zepper’s father was a police officer who was working the dance that Holly and his band members were supposed to play at. The interviews are titled “The Day the Music Died” and they air February 3 between 5 and 7 a.m. on WDAY/WDAZ Channel six.

Professor Stephen Hamrick, English, appeared on Prairie Public’s Main Street radio show

Posted on January 28, 2016

On January 27, Professor Stephen Hamrick, English, discussed Shakespeare on Prairie Public’s Main Street radio show. The Shakespeare discussion has been excerpted from the show and can be found here.

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age” tonight

Posted on November 18, 2015

Tonight
Religious Studies Speaker Series Fall 2015

Patrick Carriere, Theater Arts

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age”

18 November 7PM Langseth Hall 118

MSUM Author Featured in McGrath Visiting Writers Series

Posted on November 13, 2015

November 17, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. | MSUM Library Porch

Liz Kisacky Severn, an MSUM English professor and author, will do a reading as part of a book launch of her debut novel, Luce Women, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the MSUM Library Porch. The event is part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series and is free and open to the public.

Severn has worked as a reporter, columnist, assistant editor, public relations writer, copywriter, and freelance writer/editor. Currently she teaches various writing and literature courses, among them the study of creative non-fiction exploring issues of death and grief. She earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series continues Nov. 18

Posted on November 13, 2015

Dr. Patrick Carriere, Theatre Arts

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age”

Wednesday 18 November 7PM Langseth Hall 118

MSUM professor Dr. Tim Decker appointed University Writing Director

Posted on October 28, 2015

MSUM professor Dr. Tim Decker has been appointed University Writing Director, effective immediately. Dr. Decker’s outstanding educational background and work accomplishments in the theory and practice of writing pedagogy, his long service on the University Assessment Committee and with other university-wide assessment efforts, as well as his vast experience teaching composition to a wide range of students, including non-traditional, at-risk, and international students, make him a superb choice for this leadership role. Read the rest of this entry →

McGrath Visiting Writers Series kicks off Sept. 29

Posted on September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30 p.m. | Library Porch

Ladan Osman, author of the chapbook Ordinary Heaven, which appears in Seven New Generation African Poets (Slapering Hol Press, 2014), will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 as part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series. It’s free and open to the public.

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First Red Weather meeting today in Weld Hall Library

Posted on September 23, 2015

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary and visual arts magazine, for its first meeting this Wednesday, 9/23, at 3:30 in the Weld Hall Library. Learn about the organization and how you can help publish our next issue! We’re looking for anyone who loves reading, writing, editing, and visual arts! Hope to see you there!

If you can’t make the meeting, but are still interested in participating, contact Nayt Rundquist at rundquisna@mnstate.edu

Check out our Facebook Page.

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary and visual arts magazine

Posted on September 21, 2015

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary and visual arts magazine, for its first meeting this Wednesday, 9/23, at 3:30 in the Weld Hall Library. Learn about the organization and how you can help publish our next issue! We’re looking for anyone who loves reading, writing, editing, and visual arts! Hope to see you there! Check out our Facebook Page.

Join Red Weather’s for their first meeting of the year Sept. 23

Posted on September 18, 2015

Interested in editing, publishing, writing, poetry, or visual arts? Come to the first meeting for Red Weather, MSUM’s literary and visual arts magazine. Red Weather has a strong history of presenting the poetry, prose, and visual arts of MSUM’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and we need you to help keep up the tradition.

Join us next Wednesday, September 23rd in the Weld Hall Library (second floor of Weld) to see what you can do as a part of Red Weather!

First Red Weather meeting of the year Sept. 23

Posted on September 15, 2015

Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary magazine, is holding its first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Weld Library. Come join the tradition and help in the production of the next excellent issue of Red Weather! Writers, artists, editors, publishers, creatives, and everyone else are all welcome!

Sign up for this weekend’s book arts classes

Posted on September 11, 2015

Minnesota Center for Book Arts and New Rivers Press are teaming up to bring a weekend of book arts classes to the Fargo-Moorhead community.

On September 12 & 13, two guest teacher artists will be leading a weekend of book arts workshops open to the community. The classes are designed for all levels of adult students to learn a new skill or to expand their knowledge of a hobby. Courses include Pamphlet Binding and Asian Stab Binding, Decorative Techniques on Paper, Intro to Cartonage, Long-Stitch Book, Case-Bound Book, and Sketchbook with Reverse Piano-Hinge Binding. Read the rest of this entry →

PRSSA’s First Meeting of the Year Tomorrow

Posted on September 10, 2015

Always wanted to join PRSSA? Now is the time. Come join in ​our first meeting of the year and bring a friend. We know 9 a.m. is a little early for a meeting on Friday, however there will be a make-your-own-waffle bar!

​PR, Ad, Business, Marketing, Design, and English majors are all welcome!
Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. in MacLean Rm 262.

Kick off the new year and join the festivities with MSUM PRSSA.

University Writing Support Center Needs Tutors

Posted on August 26, 2015

Do you enjoy writing? Do you plan to enter a teaching profession or are you thinking about going to graduate school? Are you a good writer who enjoys helping others with their writing? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please consider tutoring in the University Writing Support Center. The Center will open for clients around midterm; this will give new writing consultants the opportunity to learn about conference and one-on-one tutoring strategies before they begin working with clients. Writing consultants will also both observe and conduct tutoring sessions. New consultants will be paid during their training period. Your schedule can be fairly flexible. Read the rest of this entry →

“Prairie Musicians – Behind the Scenes” featuring Lines&Notes July 24

Posted on July 27, 2015

Prairie Public Television’s local series “Prairie Musicians – Behind the Scenes,” features Lines&Notes, a duo created by MSUM faculty members Terrie Manno, music, and Kevin Zepper, English. The duo performs Manno’s musical compositions while Zepper reads his poetry. The full show airs Friday, July 24, at 9:30 p.m. on Prairie Public, and will later air on YouTube.

The duo also performed at the Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute in June at Concordia College. The training sessions focused on teaching and learning strategies, and were sponsored by Prairie Public.

Little camper gives builder a big thrill

Posted on June 15, 2015

When John Early retired from teaching English at Minnesota State University Moorhead last spring, he didn’t want to just sit at home.

“I wanted to do some traveling, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money doing it,” he says.

In particular, he didn’t want to spend a lot of money on hotels when all he was looking for was a place to sleep after a long day’s drive.

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Celebrate spring semester 2015 MFA graduates tonight

Posted on May 14, 2015

Upon successful completion of the oral defense of their thesis, MFA candidates are required to present a public recital of their work. Please join us in celebrating spring semester 2015 MFA graduates Marcus Bjornson (South Dakota), Angela Jones (Iowa), Samantha Jones (Minnesota), and Nayt Rundquist (Indiana), when they read from their work on Thursday, May 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in the Library Porch. All four graduates also earned a Certificate in Publishing while completing their degrees. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Read the rest of this entry →

Kasey Karsnia Wacker recently awarded Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence

Posted on May 12, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, is proud to announce that Kasey Karsnia Wacker, a senior majoring in Communication Arts/Literature Education at MSUM, was recently awarded the Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding student teachers and is provided through the teachers’ professional organization ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Read more about Kasey and her award here. Kasey will be graduating on Friday.

Red Weather launch party is today

Posted on May 06, 2015

Red Weather features poetry, prose, and visual arts created by MSUM students and alumni. Please join for the launch party in the Library Porch to discuss and hear readings and art from Issue 34 Edition 2!

Current and past issues of Red Weather will be available for sale and refreshments will be provided! Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference

Posted on May 05, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni (now Language Arts teachers), Andrew Tichy, Moorhead High School; Abby Swegarden, Lake Park Audubon High School; Ashlee Bernhardt Cournia, Shanley High School; and Katie Hansen, Waubun High School, presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference, held April 30-May 1 in St. Cloud, MN. Read the rest of this entry →

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