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May 13, 2016

Yesterday, employees were recognized with MSUM’s annual Employee Excellence Awards. Please join us in congratulating the following employees:

**Excellence in Service to Students**

**Alex Fogarty, **Assistant Professor, School of Media, Arts & Design

**Culture Champion**

**Faculty involved in the anti-bullying initiative/training **(Sherry Short, Dr. Laurie Blunsom, Dr. Annette Morrow, Ricky Greenwell, Dr. Andrew Chen, Alexandria Fogarty, Dr. Mary Dosch, Dr. Magdalene Chalikia)

**Excellence in Service to the Community**

**Elizabeth Evert-Karnes**, Managing Director, Center for the Arts

**Excellence in Teaching**

**Dr. ****Ellen Fagerstrom, **Professor of Mathematics

**Excellence in Research and Creative Activity**

**Dr. Mary Stone, **Associate Professor, Paseka School of Business

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May 04, 2016

Monica Maus, Aaron Moser, Joanna Rogness, Kain Schow, and Professor Tim Harms presented a session titled: “What we did to Engage Students in Mathematics” at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference in Duluth April 28-30. Read the rest of this entry →

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April 27, 2016

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, served as an external consultant for Bemidji State’s Mathematics Department program review. He along with Jason Douma from the University of Sioux Falls visited Bemidji State University campus and met with students, faculty, and administrators on March 28 as part their Mathematics Department’s five year review.

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January 19, 2016

Dr. Tim Harms, Mathematics Dept., presented a session titled “Advantage Math Recovery Elementary and Beyond” at a Fargo Public Schools Professional Development day on Jan. 18, 2016 to 3rd – 5th grade educators. Teachers from Jefferson, Lincoln, and Ed Clapp Elementary Schools took part in this professional development.

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January 05, 2016

Mark Ziebarth has been named the Minnesota Elementary School Math and Science Principal of the Year. Mark is currently the principal of Isanti Intermediate School and School For All Seasons in Isanti, Minnesota, which was also named a Minnesota Celebration school this year. Mark graduated Moorhead State in 1986 along with his wife Cathy (Lund) and has worked hard to provide all students with quality education for the past 30 years. Mark will be honored for his achievements at a banquet in February.

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November 19, 2015

Are you interested in sharing the fun of science and math with kids by being a secondary teacher? Scholarships* are available for Math and Science Majors to pursue a Secondary Teaching Licensure

Noyce Scholar applications and FAQ can be found at:

http://www.mnstate.edu/NOYCE

Due Monday Nov. 30

* Full Tuition and Partial Room & Board

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November 02, 2015

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, presented at the US Math Recovery Council National Conference Oct. 28th in Raleigh, NC. Harms’ session was titled “Embarking on the Power of Structuring Number.”

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September 28, 2015

**Monday, September 28, 2015
| 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Langseth Hall Atrium **

Come celebrate Minnesota State University Moorhead’s recently awarded National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship grant of nearly $1.2 million for the project, “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient in Outstate Minnesota.”

We will celebrate with words, food and cool science demos the new five-year award as well as the successful conclusion of the $262,000 NSF Noyce Capacity Building grant, which led to the development of an MSUM Learning Assistant Program and a summer internship program with our public school partners. Read the rest of this entry →

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May 08, 2015

Three faculty members from the Mathematics Department, Tammy Fitting, Tim Harms, and Tammie Schmiess attended the MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 30th –May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry →

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May 01, 2015

Sayel Ali, Ellen Fagerstrom, Damiano Fulghesu, and Justin James, mathematics, attended the spring meeting of the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America April 24-25 on the Winona State University campus. Read the rest of this entry →

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April 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 29 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM student Monica Maus

The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents a seminar by Monica Maus on “Young Tableaux and the Robinson-Schensted-Knuth Correspondence”. Read the rest of this entry →

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April 22, 2015

*Wednesday, April 22 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268*

* Featuring MSUM student Josiah Reiswig*

The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents a seminar by Josiah Reiswig on “k-Dependence on Hexagonal Boards.”

Combinatorial chessboard problems are a commonly studied topic in recreational mathematics. Rather than a standard chessboard, we examine one such problem using a rhomboidal board where each space is a hexagon. In particular, taking the standard movements of a king in hexagonal chess, we investigate the maximum number of kings that may be placed on a board so that no king is attacking more than k other kings. We develop both upper and lower bounds for this number for all appropriate values of k.

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April 15, 2015

Ashley Borchardt and Josiah Reiswig brought their advisor Adam Goyt, Mathematics, to the Pi Mu Epsilon Conference in St. Joseph, MN on April 11. Read the rest of this entry →

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April 15, 2015

Wednesday, Apr. 15 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM students Pratik Dahal and Monica Maus Read the rest of this entry →

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April 08, 2015

Wednesday, Apr. 8 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM students Ashley Borchardt and Paige Meyer

The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents two student presentations by Ashley Borchardt and Paige Meyer

Ashley Borchardt: Opening Doors with de Bruijn Sequences Read the rest of this entry →

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March 31, 2015

*Wednesday, Apr. 1 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268*

*Featuring MSUM students Aaron Bohl and Samantha Landstrom*

The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents two student presentations by Aaron Bohl and Samantha Landstrom. Read the rest of this entry →

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March 25, 2015

Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents two student presentations by Samuel Erickson and Erin Giosta today. Read the rest of this entry →

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March 03, 2015

While physics makes heavy use of mathematics compared to other disciplines, most of what a physicist does is closer to advanced arithmetic than pure mathematics. We frequently abuse mathematical concepts and teach our students to do the same in the interest of developing their physical intuition. Ironically, the most useful parts of mathematics are often the ones that students perceive to be the most abstract and least applied. Read the rest of this entry →

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February 24, 2015

Lamé’s Theorem is a little known result that describes a beautiful connection between the Fibonacci sequence and the Euclidean Algorithm on the integers. We will describe what this connection is, beginning with what how the Euclidean Algorithm works on the integers. Read the rest of this entry →

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February 18, 2015

In part I of this series, we introduced formal language theory, focusing on languages that are recognized by simple computational machines called Finite State Automata. In part II, we turn our attention to how Finite State Automata (FSA) can be used to solve computational problems in groups. Read the rest of this entry →