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Richard Zinober’s “Heretics” was given developmental workshop

Posted on July 05, 2012

“Heretics,” a full-length play by Richard Zinober, English, was given a developmental workshop by the Horse Trade Theatre Group in New York City this spring. An individual artist grant from the Lake Region Arts Council in Fergus Falls and an MSUM faculty grant helped fund the project. Zinober teaches playwriting and screenwriting at MSUM.

Grant received from Xcel Energy to fund student scholarships

Posted on July 03, 2012

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation received a $5,000 grant from Xcel Energy. The grant totaling $5,000 will fund student scholarships.

Xcel Energy invests in its local communities with grants, charitable contributions and volunteer time. Through its focus area grants, they support nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations like the MSUM Alumni Foundation that improve science, technology, engineering, economics and math education; improve and enhance the natural environment; help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency; and that provide access to arts and culture.

The grant from Xcel Energy will be used for student scholarship support.

To learn more about Excel Energy, visit www.xcelenergy.com.

College for Kids receives more grant money for scholarships

Posted on June 29, 2012

College for Kids received $3,000 from the Lake Region Arts Council for the Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage grant. The grant will be used to provide scholarships and funding for College for Kids art classes. This activity is funded by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. Read the rest of this entry →

Anthropology and Earth Science faculty awarded grant for $39,900

Posted on June 22, 2012

Michael Michlovic and George Holley, Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, were awarded a $39,900 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society and the Oversight Board of the Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites. The grant is concerned with dating the enigmatic Plains Village culture in Western Minnesota and was funded by the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

Faculty grant applications 2011-12

Posted on October 31, 2011

Faculty members are invited to apply for MSUM grant funds for research, creative activity and/or professional development. Information regarding the application process and requirements can be found at the Academic Affairs website.


Faculty from Women’s Studies, Biosciences, Physics and Economics receive grant

Posted on May 09, 2011

Linda Fuselier, Biosciences and Women’s Studies, Claudia Murphy, Women’s Studies, Linda Winkler and Steven Lindaas, both Physics, and Steven Bolduc, Economics, received a Chancellor’s Office Faculty Development Grant. This multidisciplinary team will form a curriculum development group and design materials for contextualized STEM pedagogy in Bioscience and Physics courses.

Northern Plains Conference group receives grant

Posted on February 09, 2011

The Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability through Valley Senior Services in Fargo N.D. received a $10,000 grant from the Office of Women’s Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the 2011 conference. The Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability is coordinated by a committee of 15 health and social service professionals in the field of aging, including MSUM’s Sue Humphers-Ginther who coordinates the Gerontology Program in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and who was the primary grant writer, Kathleen McNabb who is the Customized Training Program Coordinator, and Jolene Richardson who is Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Customized Educational Training. The 2011 conference, “Caring for Yourself and Others”, will be held October 4-6 in Fargo and will focus on strategies to balance caregiving and self-care, planning for retirement, and women’s health issues.

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute receives $10,000 grant

Posted on February 07, 2011

The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute received a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for the 2011 institute. The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute is coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. The annual five-day residential program is designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive leadership experience. There is a particular emphasis on recruiting women from groups that have typically been underrepresented voices in the political process. The 2011 institute will be held June 1-5 at NDSU.

TCU announces fourth round of collaborative grant funds

Posted on December 06, 2010

Tri-College University announces the availability of collaborative grant funds in an effort to promote new collaborative initiatives. These start-up, one-time; grant funds for are for faculty, staff and students who want to pursue new initiatives to help further the mission of TCU to promote cooperative efforts to enrich the academic environment of partnering campuses. Read the rest of this entry →

Dille grants awarded

Posted on December 03, 2010

The Dille Fund For Excellence Grant Committee has announced the 2010-2011 grant recipients.  The grant committee received 22 proposals requesting a total of $36,049.85 and was able to award only $6,000, supporting 14 projects.  This year’s committee members included: Teri Walseth (Dean of Education & Human Services), Joan Justesen (Vice President Alumni Foundation), Brittney Goodman (Associate Vice President for Instructional Resources and Dean of Distance Learning), and Evelyn Quigley (President, Alumni Foundation Board of Directors). A list of this year’s recipients and their projects is posted on the Dille Grant
website.

Spring Semester 2011 diversity events funds application available online

Posted on November 16, 2010

Who Should Apply? The Diversity Events Fund program is open to any MSUM student, organization, faculty/staff member and/or department interested in promoting diversity.

Criteria for Diversity Funding

  • The event must encourage sharing, or educating, the majority community about diverse issues of underrepresented groups.
  • The grant requester must be involved in the planning, funding, implementation and evaluation of the proposed event.
  • The application must list all co-sponsors and all other funding sources (on or off campus) being utilized to help cover event costs. Collaboration is strongly encouraged. Read the rest of this entry →

Roland & Beth Dille Fund for Excellence Grants

Posted on September 28, 2010

The Dille Fund for Excellence Grant Awards annually seeks proposals from the campus community for projects that raise the quality of education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. All members of the MSU Moorhead community are eligible to apply.

Proposed projects should demonstrate innovation, uniqueness, and a commitment to improved educational experiences for MSU Moorhead students. Awards are typically made in the range of $200-$2,000. The following types of projects are for Dille Fund grants:

  • Faculty research projects that involve students.
  • Equipment grants to support innovative instructional systems.
  • Guest lectures and artists who would share insights and expertise with the campus  and community.
  • Cooperative community projects that encourage university/community interactions.
  • Special projects involving a particularly innovative idea. Read the rest of this entry →

Simio Awards $79,200 Grant to School of Business

Posted on August 16, 2010

Simulation Software Licenses Awarded to Support Teaching and Research in Simulation

Simio, a developer of 3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded software licenses valued at $79,200 to the School of Business, which offers several courses where cutting edge simulation technology can be integrated. MSUM’s School of Business provides is a leading business program in the region and is one of the largest at MSUM offering several majors and multiple minors.

MSUM is now one of over 190 universities worldwide to join Simio’s academic program, which licenses Simio’s 3D modeling software to schools at no charge. Simio Academic Edition is fully capable software with no model size limits and includes discrete and continuous modeling, object library development, and 3D animation.

“The faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to providing the best environment for their students to learn simulation,” said Dr. Dennis Pegden, Founder and CEO of Simio. “We are honored to provide them with the best software available to teach their students.”

Ashish Gupta, Associate Professor of Operations Management, received the grant for teaching and research activities in the School of Business. “Students taking courses in the area of Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Project Management stand to benefit tremendously from this grant by learning to model real world phenomena.” Gupta adds, “Interaction with simulation models developed with Simio can help us train our students better in terms of dealing with the complexities and dynamism embedded in business processes and understand various scenarios. Case study approaches don’t always capture change and are not as flexible.”

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MSUM receives $7500 Dakota Medical Foundation grant

Posted on July 15, 2010

MSU Moorhead has received a $7,500 grant from the Dakota Medical Foundation to support scholarships for registered nurses to pursue their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN).

The scholarships will help experienced nurses to obtain a BSN, which prepares nurses to respond to increasingly complex health care needs and to function more independently in multiple healthcare settings. MSU Moorhead’s RN-to-BSN program meets the needs of working nurses while allowing them to stay in the area.

For information on the nursing scholarships or MSUM’s nursing programs, contact 218.477.2693 or nursing@mnstate.edu.

Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo, N.D., focuses its efforts on improving health and access to medical and dental care in the region, with a special emphasis on children. Since 1996, the Foundation has invested over $36 million to over 320 nonprofit organizations in the region. For more information, see www.dakmed.org.


Chris Chastain receives $75,000 grant

Posted on May 03, 2010

Chris Chastain, Biosciences, has been awarded a one-year $75,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. Chastain will use the funds to develop maize plants deficient in photosynthetic enzymes using advanced genetic engineering methods. The plants generated from this work will be used to elucidate molecular mechanisms that regulate C4 photosynthesis. The later stages of the project involves a collaboration with the CSIRO High Resolution Plant Phenomics Center in Canberra, Australia, where the plants will be studied to better understand the process of C4 photosynthesis in maize.

TCU announces collaborative grant funds for faculty, staff & students

Posted on February 24, 2010

In an effort to promote new collaborative initiatives, Tri-College University announces the availability of one-time start-up grant funds for faculty, staff and students. TCU has found that through sharing resources, a greater number of people can be positively impacted and efficiencies readily obtained. This TCU program is intended to develop collaborative relationships between people in our campus community who share a common interest and vision.

“The grant program is in its third year and we have seen successful collaborations between partnering campuses, faculty and students,” said TCU Provost Tim Flakoll. Projects funded in the past two years have included campus collaborations in forming a women’s collegiate lacrosse club, design of an electronics lab manual for physics and engineering students, and exploring emerging technologies for class room instruction. Read the rest of this entry →

Writing a Better Grant Application Webinar

Posted on February 10, 2010

Writing a Better Grant Application Webinar will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 12. You may register to watch this webinar on your computer by e-mailing grants@mnhs.org.

“Writing a Better Grant Application” is a new webinar being offered by the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants staff. Learn to write strong project descriptions, establish compelling need and rationale, craft meaningful measurable outcomes, and articulate enduring value and sustainability in order to increase your project’s competitiveness. The presentation is about an hour long, followed by time to ask general questions or questions about your project.

Register by e-mailing the Grants Office at grants@mnhs.org.

Presenters: Kathie Otto and Melinda Hutchinson from the Minnesota Historical Society; Marian Rengel from the Minnesota Digital Library.

Continuing Studies receives grant for College for Kids

Posted on February 03, 2010

The MSUM Continuing Studies office on January 28 was awarded a Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage grant for College for Kids scholarships and supplies. Accepting the grant from MSUM was President Szymanski, Continuing Studies Director Jan Flack, Continuing Studies staff, Rep. Morrie Lanning and Maxine Adams from Lake Region Arts Council. The grant is funded by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Tri-College University announces the availability of collaborative grant funds

Posted on November 23, 2009

Tri-College University is a bridge of cooperation that runs between Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University. In an effort to promote new collaborative initiatives, TCU announces the availability of one-time start-up grant funds for faculty, staff and students. TCU has found that through sharing resources, a greater number of people can be positively impacted and efficiencies readily obtained. This TCU program is intended to develop collaborative relationships between people in our campus community who share a common interest and vision.

“The grant program, now starting its third year, has provided positive outcomes to our campus and metro communities. The funds have allowed people to act on their vision and ideas by gathering like-minded people from TCU partnering institutions and build on our strong education foundation,” said TCU Provost Tim Flakoll.

Interested faculty, staff and students at each campus are encouraged to submit a grant application detailing their project, need that it fills, level of collaboration and participation between campuses, expected outcomes and level of funding they are seeking. Grants awarded will range from $250 – $1,000. Availability and level of awards are subject to the availability of funds at Tri-College University. Matching funds are not required for eligibility.

To apply for these grant funds, the campus community may access an application from the TCU website at www.tri-college.org, or by calling Sonia Mayo Hohnadel, TCU Communications Coordinator at 701.231.8170.

Sodexo grants available to student organizations

Posted on October 30, 2009

Student organizations have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to be used for Sodexo catering services. If your student organization has an upcoming event, and would like to apply for possible grant funding to cover food expenses, please complete the online submission form at www.mnstate.edu/osa/resources/forms/sodexograntapplication.php. All applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, November 13, 2009 to be considered.  All events must be completed by the end of the academic year. Please contact the Office of Student Activities, CMU 229 or 477.2790, with any questions.

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