Elise Parsley (’11), a student from the School of Visual Arts, has published an illustrated book with the title, “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!” The book has just been listed on the New York Times best sellers list for the category of children’s pictures books. For more information, see: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-09-06/picture-books/list.html
Archive for the ‘Points of Pride Alumni’
Trisha Rutten, MSUM Political Science graduate, is the cover story on the current issue of Area Woman
Trisha Rutten (formerly Dewar), MSUM Political Science graduate, is the cover story on the current issue of Area Woman. The article details the amazing story of Trisha surviving a stroke as a 26-year-old mom and undergraduate. This challenge spurred Trisha to reach higher while knowing, “Moments really matter to me. Every moment matters with my kids, too. Everything changes so fast.”
Trisha graduated in 2008 with a 4.0 and was accepted to Harvard Law School. She graduated from Harvard with an international law degree and a Master in Public Administration in International Development. Read the rest of this entry →
By Meghan Feir
MSUM film studies alumnus Ryan Sailer, ‘08, won two Emmy Awards for projects he edited while working for the Fargo-based production company Video Arts Studios.
Sailer was awarded the first Emmy for editing the civil rights documentary “The Road to Little Rock,” which follows the inspirational story of Federal Judge Ronald Davies and nine teenagers who exemplified courage, honor, determination and responsibility. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM alumna Margaret Olatunbosun’s post was featured on the Huffington Post’s website.
Once upon a time I wanted the whole world to be a fountain full of knowledge, a place where everyone can come have a drink whenever his or her well runs dry. Read the rest of this entry →
Former MSUM men’s basketball standout Jordan Riewer has signed a contract to play for the Oettinger Rockets in the Gotha Germany Pro A Division.
Riewer will leave for Germany on Aug. 8 and begin training camp on Aug. 10. The team will play several preseason games before beginning the regular season on Sept. 28. The season is slated to last around nine months, depending on how the team does in the playoffs. Read the rest of this entry →
Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name.
White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard Barry Hall (811 2nd Ave. N. Fargo, ND) June 26, 2015. “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” features hope-filled messages from survivors of childhood abuse, and audience members will be encouraged to join the conversation about how we survive the challenges in our lives. Read the rest of this entry →
The MSUM Dragons scorched the competition as they become the winner of the 2015 Fargo Marathon College Challenge.
The challenge was part of this year’s tri-college theme where runners made their way through each campus in the F-M area.
MSUM had more students, staff and faculty running in the marathon than any other university.
Steve Fox/MSUM Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations, “Part of our university is about being involved in the community, and that we don’t, students don’t just come here and come to the MSUM bubble. It’s about getting active into the community.”
As the winner, the university will receive $5,000. The money will go toward student scholarships.
MOORHEAD – Everest Tikka House has already garnered 49 reviews and an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on its Facebook page since opening less than a month ago. Comments about the restaurant serving Nepali and Indian cuisine include praise for both the food and service.
Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams is among the restaurant’s fans and admits she’s been there six times since it opened May 14. She said their food is comparable to, if not better than, a popular Nepali-Indian restaurant she regularly visits in the Twin Cities.
“We always get the momos there, but frankly, I like the momos here even better. … When described as a dumpling they sound so basic, but the spices and the meat inside, that’s what makes it,” Williams said.
The restaurant is owned by Saru Pokharel and managed by her former Minnesota State University Moorhead classmate Ben Dangi. Both are originally from Nepal and met at MSUM.
Craig Kutz is enrolled in the MD/PhD program at the Medical University of South Carolina
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S NEWS CENTER | MAY 26, 2015
Ever since he was a kid growing up in a farming family on the outskirts of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Craig Kutz dreamed of being an astronaut. “I’m kind of obsessed with NASA,” he said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s space agency. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM film production alumnus Caleb Stumpfl accompanied President Anne Blackhurst to document her journey to the Boston Marathon this past spring. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM English professor Lin Enger’s book, “The High Divide,” came out in paperback this month and is listed as Entertainment Weekly’s (May 29/June 5, 2015), “Your Summer Must List” for “The Pick of the Paperbacks.”
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MSUM alumnus Blair T. Johnson named UConn distinguished professor
On March 25, the UConn Board of Trustees confirmed two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as UConn distinguished professors: Professor of Philosophy Jc Beall and Professor of Psychology Blair T. Johnson.
The designation is the University’s highest academic honor, and is given in recognition of exceptional distinction in scholarship, teaching, and service at UConn. Read the rest of this entry →
MSC alumnus, Robert Boatz, makes a difference in St. Cloud school district
Glimpse at Robert Boatz during a Technical High School sports timeout, and you might see the math teacher reading a book in the stands.
It’s an example of “Mick,” as students and colleagues call him, sending a positive message to kids, according to a St. Cloud school board member.
“He’s really the consummate educator, in my book,” said Bruce Hentges, former Tech coach and instructor.
A prestigious university recently agreed.
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology honored Boatz with its outstanding teacher award earlier this month. 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
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 →
Andy Stermer, a graduate of MSUM in the Jazz Studies program, has been awarded a $10,000.00 Presser graduate award in the Master of Music in Jazz Writing program at the University of Miami. He plans to use the award to bring in guest artists he knows from Uruguay to perform music he’s writing that will comprise an entire concert by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band; an opportunity not commonly given to students even at the graduate level.
Psychology Department hosted the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference; MSUM alumnus was keynote speaker
The Psychology Department hosted the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference last Friday. Twenty seven poster presentations, and four papers were presented by students from MSUM, NDSU, Concordia, UND, and the University of Jamestown. Ten of these presentations involved 14 students from our Department. Read the rest of this entry →
Linnea Fitterer, who earned a BA from the School of Visual Arts with an emphasis in Art History in 2014, has just been promoted to the position of Public Art Manager for the Cincinnati based organization called ArtWorks. In this role, Fitterer will oversee a variety of new and existing public art projects from conception to completion. Read the rest of this entry →
Fargo – Lynette Burgan and Jessica Wayne offer a little bit of the Hollywood experience in Fargo.
Angela Harvala, an alumna of Minnesota State University Moorhead, won the Milken Educator Award and $25,000 to spend however she wishes. She received a B.S. in elementary education in 2006.
The Milken Educator Awards was conceived by the Milken Family Foundation to attract, retain and motivate outstanding talent to the teaching profession. Read the rest of this entry →