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“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 →

James Lenfestey to read at MSUM April 30

Posted on April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 30 | 4:30 p.m. | Livingston Lord Library Porch

lenfestey-image copyJames P. Lenfestey, a former editorial writer for the StarTribune who won several Page One Awards for excellence, will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the university’s Livingston Lord Library Porch. The free reading is part of the Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series.

Lenfestey has published a collection of personal essays, five collections of poems, a poetry anthology, and co-edited Robert Bly in This World, published by University of Minnesota Press. A memoir with prose and poems, Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain, published in 2014 by Milkweed Editions, is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Read the rest of this entry →

Students Present at Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

Posted on April 14, 2015

The following students each presented a paper at the 22nd annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature at Mayville State University, April 10-11. Read the rest of this entry →

Yahya Frederickson, English, keynote speaker at this year’s Student Academic Conference

Posted on April 13, 2015

Yahya Frederickson will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. To view the full schedule and list of presentation abstracts for this year’s Student Academic Conference, visit www.mnstate.edu/sac.

Biography

Yahya Frederickson teaches writing and literature at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He holds a B.A. in The Individual and Society, an individualized major, from MSUM, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Dakota. Between graduate degrees he taught for six years in Yemen, initially as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He served as a Fulbright Scholar in Syria in 2005 and in Saudi Arabia in 2011. Read the rest of this entry →

Kevin Zepper, English, to be a featured poet on “The Beat Café” Friday

Posted on April 01, 2015

Kevin Zepper, English, is one of the featured poets on “The Beat Café,” a poetry and music event airing across northern Minnesota on Friday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Set your FM radio dial to 91.7/Grand Rapids, 90.5/Bemidji, 89.9/Brainerd, or 103.9/Ely to listen.

“Early Modern Superstitions on Stage” scheduled for April 1 has been cancelled

Posted on March 30, 2015

The Religious Studies Speaker Series presentation “Early Modern Superstitions on Stage” scheduled for April 1 has been cancelled due to illness.

Religious Studies Speaker Series continues with “Early Modern Superstitions on Stage”

Posted on March 27, 2015

2014-2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series
1 April 7 PM
Langseth Hall 118

Dr. Verena Theile, NDSU, English, to present “Early Modern Superstitions on Stage.”

MSUM literary programs collaborate to host guest authors

Posted on March 26, 2015

The Soc Glasrud Lecture Series, along with MSUM’s literary press and the McGrath Visiting Writers Series, host three authors in events on and off campus on Monday, April 13. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper to perform poetry and music this Thursday

Posted on February 24, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper will present a free performance that combines Manno’s music and Zepper’s poetry in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.  Read the rest of this entry →

Author, MSUM Alumnus & English Professor Lin Enger to Read Here Feb. 19

Posted on February 19, 2015

The High Divide published last September

Minnesota State University Moorhead English Professor and novelist Lin Enger will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the university’s Livingston Library Porch. The free reading is part of the Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series. Read the rest of this entry →

Poetry reading at Red Raven with professors Kevin Carollo and Kevin Zepper

Posted on February 19, 2015

Professors Kevin Carollo and Kevin Zepper, English, will square off for a poetry reading at Red Raven Espresso Parlor on Wednesday, March 4. This event begins with an open mic before they exchange blows, or poems in this case. This event is free and open to the public. The Red Raven is located at 916 Main Avenue, Fargo, ND.

Award-winning African American poet, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, returns to MSUM tonight

Posted on February 12, 2015

Award-winning African American poet, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie returns to MSUM to present a poetry reading in CMU 101 on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 pm. Afterward, she will sign the book of her first collection of poetry, Karma’s Footsteps, released by Flipped Eye Publishing in September 2011. Her book Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation is forthcoming in spring 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Paul Harris to discuss “Racial Uplift and Methodist Education in Georgia and Liberia” tonight

Posted on February 11, 2015

The 2014-2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series continues this Wednesday with Dr. Paul Harris, MSUM, History, who will be discussing “Racial Uplift and Methodist Education in Georgia and Liberia.” The presentation will be this Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118.

Red Weather submission deadline Feb. 15

Posted on February 10, 2015

Red Weather, the literary journal edited and designed by students at MSUM, is seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art (photos, drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, and any creative work that can be presented in an image file) for inclusion in the second issue of its thirty-fourth volume. Read the rest of this entry →

Visiting Author David Treuer at MSUM Feb. 16

Posted on February 09, 2015

Author David Treuer will read from his newest book published this month, Prudence at 4 p.m. and discuss his book Rez Life at 7:30 p.m., both on Monday, Feb. 16 in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

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