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Health Services Administration Program receives North Dakota Long Term Care Association Accreditation

Posted on September 06, 2017

MSUM’s Health Services Administration (HSAD) program has received accreditation/approval from the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Students interested in working as Nursing Home Administrators/Executive Directors (CEO) can complete classes at MSU Moorhead as program meets education requirements outlined by North Dakota Long Term Care Association.

MSUM’s HSAD program is also accredited from the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA), MN.  Read the rest of this entry →

GO! TEAM doubles their gold, winning four NACMA ‘Best of’ Awards

Posted on July 19, 2017
The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has honored the MSUM Dragon Athletics GO! TEAM with four ‘Best of Awards’ for 2016-17.  

Initiated in 2003, the NACMA Best of Awards program honors outstanding achievement in marketing and promotions. Awards are presented in 14 categories, with each category divided into three groups based upon school size and conference affiliations to promote fairness. Nearly 1,000 entries were received for the 2016-17 year. The winners were recognized during NACMA’s 26th Annual Convention at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 14 in Orlando, Florida.

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Financial Management Association wins three prestigious awards

Posted on July 13, 2017

Qualifies as nationwide superior chapter

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Financial Management Association (FMA) chapter recently received three prestigious awards from Financial Management Association International.

The MSUM FMA chapter qualified as a superior chapter for its programming and activities last year. The award goes to less than 10 percent of chapters in the country.

Joe Tjosvold, FMA president for 2016-2017, was named one of six nationwide FMA Collegiate Fellows for exemplary leadership and service.

MSUM FMA advisor Tom Hanson was named a Superior Faculty Advisor, an award that goes to only five honorees nationwide.

MSUM was the only chapter in the country to win all three awards this year, and perhaps one of the only to do so in the past 20 years.

Congratulations to all!

 

Operations Management degree ranked No. 4 in nation

Posted on June 12, 2017

MSUM’s online Operations Management degree was ranked No. 4 nationwide in a ranking by Best Degree Programs. The organization reviewed 56 accredited colleges and universities listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES College Navigator) that offered online bachelor’s in operations management, project management, or closely related degree programs. Also reviewed were rankings received from major publications like U.S. News and World Report and cost of attendance.

See the full “20 Best Online Bachelor’s in Operations or Project Management 2017” article.

Learn more about MSUM’s online Operations Management and Project Management degrees.

MSUM alumnus named news photographer, editor of the year

Posted on June 12, 2017

MSUM alumnus Chad Nelson ’07 (mass communications), a photojournalist with KARE 11 in the Twin Cities, won two top honors in the 2017 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Video Best of Photojournalism awards, in what’s being called an “unprecedented sweep.”

Nelson was named both the Ernie Crisp News Photographer of the Year and Editor of the Year at a ceremony June 2.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM alumnus named news photographer, editor of the year

Posted on June 12, 2017

MSUM alumnus Chad Nelson ’07 (mass communications), a photojournalist with KARE 11 in the Twin Cities, won two top honors in the 2017 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Video Best of Photojournalism awards, in what’s being called an “unprecedented sweep.”

Nelson was named both the Ernie Crisp News Photographer of the Year and Editor of the Year at a ceremony June 2.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News named national finalist in SPJ 2016 Mark of Excellence awards

Posted on June 12, 2017

Campus News was named a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2016 Mark of Excellence national finalist in the Best All-Around Television Newscast category.

Watch the winning newscast: Campus News 4-30-16.

Campus News is a collaborative learning project where faculty and industry professionals mentor students to produce a weekly television program that airs on Prairie Public Television. MSUM’s Campus News is broadcast into the homes of more than a million people via Prairie Public Television. The 30-minute newscast includes local, regional and national stories, and is written, reported, photographed, edited, anchored and produced by students.

Paralegal student selected for national essay scholarship

Posted on May 12, 2017

Candace Gould, Paralegal, submitted a winning essay for the Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) Scholarship. The LEX Scholarship is awarded by the American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE), the national organization for paralegal programs. Winners are awarded a $500 scholarship and are invited to speak at the national AAfPE convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. Candace’s winning essay covered the topic of paralegal regulation.

Aidan Shafer ranks in top third of Putnam Mathematical Competition

Posted on May 09, 2017

Congratulations to Aidan Shafer, double major in Mathematics and Physics, who ranked in the top third of the Putnam Mathematical Competition, held on December 3, 2016. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in all the United States and Canada. On the last edition there were 4,164 contestants from 568 institutions.

Criminal Justice, Gerontology and Sociology students receive academic awards

Posted on May 08, 2017

On Thursday, May 4, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted nine students into one of three national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards.  Read the rest of this entry →

Commissioner Larry Shellito receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Posted on May 03, 2017

On May 1, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), announced the recipients of the 2017 Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner and retired Major General Larry Shellito — a Minnesota State University Moorhead alumnus — was among the one hundred outstanding Americans in business, government, medicine, art and education, as well as honorees from all branches of the military, who will receive the 2017 medal.

Other honorees include legendary former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, TV host and journalist Fareed Zakaria, CEO of HSN Mindy Grossman, former actress and film studio executive Sherry Lansing, and chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller.  Read the rest of this entry →

Twenty-two students inducted into Paseka School of Business Honor Society

Posted on May 01, 2017

On Friday, April 28 an induction ceremony was held for 22 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Paseka School of Business congratulates these students who join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate programs at schools accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are eligible for this invitation.  Read the rest of this entry →

Construction Management students excel on the National Associate Constructor Exam

Posted on April 28, 2017

For the first time ever, 100 percent of the students in MSUM’s Construction Management program passed the Associate Constructor Exam. Congratulations to the Construction Management class of 2017!

More than 1,000 students across the nation sat for the spring 2017 Exam, which is given in the fall and spring and is developed and monitored by the American Institute of Constructors Certification Commission. Read the rest of this entry →

The Advocate wins nearly 40 journalism awards

Posted on April 28, 2017

The MSUM Advocate brought home 36 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) Awards recently.

The student-run Advocate took home first place for best publication, plus dozens of MSUM student journalists — mostly multimedia journalism majors — won individual awards.

The NDPC is the state affiliate of National Federation of Press Women, a national organization of communication professionals. The NDPC is made up of western Minnesota and North Dakota communication and journalism professionals.

The contest recognizes the best of student journalism work each year. The region includes universities in North Dakota and Minnesota.

The awards were presented to Advocate editor Kayleigh Omang at a banquet. Dr. Deneen Gilmour is The Advocate’s faculty adviser.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Advocate, Doing It Downtown win numerous SPJ awards

Posted on April 21, 2017

The MSUM Advocate brought home more than a dozen Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ) awards recently. The student run newspaper was named a finalist for Best All Around Student Newspaper, while many individuals took home awards.

The awards were presented to Editor Kayleigh Omang at Region 6 SPJ conference in Bloomington, Minn.

The region includes colleges from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa.  Read the rest of this entry →

Graphic Communications student work wins regional Addy Award

Posted on April 13, 2017

Recent GCOM graduate Jonathan Calix recently received a Silver American Advertising Award (ADDY) for Best Website for the District 8 region, which includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Back in February, Jonathan’s fictional brand www.fargo2night.com received awards including Best Catalog, Best Website and Best In Show for student work at the local Addy awards. This month the website will be submitted for award consideration at the National level. He created the company website and branded materials for his GCOM Senior Final project in May 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News named best college newscast by Society of Professional Journalists for third straight year

Posted on April 07, 2017

For the third year in a row, the Society of Professional Journalists has named MSUM’s Campus News the winner in the student newscast category in its annual Mark of Excellence Region 6 Awards. In addition, Campus News students earned twelve individual awards in six different television categories, more than any other school in the region.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 6 includes colleges and universities in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. First place winners in each category advance to the national round of judging.

The Program Director for Campus News, Aaron Quanbeck, said that having SPJ name Campus News as the best college newscast for the third straight year says a lot about the dedication of the students. “This award is hard enough to win once, much less three times in a row,” said Quanbeck, “and it takes students who are willing to put in the hard work and long hours to make that possible.”  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Hall of Famer Beeson Named to NSIC Top 25 Team

Posted on March 17, 2017

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced that Brett Beeson, who starred for the Minnesota State University Moorhead men’s basketball program in the 1990s, has been selected for a spot on the NSIC’s Top 25 team. The team is part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the conference.

Read more on MSUMDragons.com.

MSUM Marketing & Communications wins ADDY Awards

Posted on February 27, 2017

The MSUM Marketing Team earned several awards at Friday night’s American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-ND) ADDY Awards. The annual ADDY Awards program honors excellence in advertising and cultivates the highest creative standards. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. Each year, AdFed members from around the country enter more than 60,000 samples of their best work, making the ADDYs the world’s largest advertising competition.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Accounting students rock CPA exam second year in a row

Posted on February 17, 2017

Achieve higher pass rates than other Minnesota, North Dakota schools

MSUM students who took the 2016 Uniform CPA Examination within one year of graduating achieved a pass rate of 76.9 percent, higher than other colleges and universities in the region. Only the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities achieved a higher pass rate surpassing MSUM by just .4 percent. Read the rest of this entry →

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