Duluth, Minn. – KUMD 103.3 FM’s Lisa Johnson ’83 (broadcast journalism) has received the 2016 Broadcaster of the Year Award from the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers). Johnson was honored for her accomplishments as KUMD’s Northland Morning host and producer, the job title she has held since 1991. Read the rest of this entry →
Archive for the ‘Points of Pride Awards & Distinctions’
Startup Weekend team develops tool for nonprofits
By Danielle Rebel
What would you be willing to give up in order to help others?
That’s the question the winning team at Fargo’s Startup Weekend asked and answered. In just a few short days, the team turned a question into a functioning, reliable nonprofit fundraising platform: GIVV App. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM alumni Shari Gross ’95 (English and mass communications) and Kevin Wallevand ’84 (mass communications) — current adjunct faculty member — were honored with national 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards for their work in electronic journalism. The awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Read the rest of this entry →
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership has earned reaccreditation for its baccalaureate degree (RN-BSN) for the maximum possible 10 years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The RN-BSN program is for the career advancement of RNs who have an associate’s degree in nursing. Read the rest of this entry →
BestCounselingDegrees.net has identified MSUM as having one of the best master’s degrees in student affairs and college counseling. MSUM ranked No. 10 in their nationwide list. Read the rest of this entry →
Women’s Startup Weekend winners answer life’s tough questions
By Danielle Rebel
We’ve all had those “oh, crap” moments, wondering how in the world we’re going to get something done.
Whether it’s a flat tire when you’re late for a meeting, or an unexpected visit from your mother-in-law, the winning team from Women’s Startup Weekend in Fargo has you covered. Read the rest of this entry →
Marie Veillette, December 2015 MSUM graduate, received notification that a paper she wrote as an undergraduate will be published in an upcoming issue of the “Undergraduate Economic Review.” Read the rest of this entry →
Molly Engstrom believes education is a lifelong adventure.
“I believe everyone we encounter and all our experiences are a part of our education,” Engstrom said. “I believe everyone can learn.”
Engstrom, who has taught special education at Horizon Middle School for 13 years, has been named the 2016 Horizon Teacher of the Year. Read the rest of this entry →
The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry →
Junior music major Coen Hakeboom has been awarded the Dorothy Sewall Hector Scholarship. This piano competition is held every spring and is open to all undergraduate piano students in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Coen is a student of Dr. Terrie Manno.
MSUM College for Kids & Teens has been awarded $15,000 in grant support from Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) for Summer 2016. This is the fifth year in a row that the program has applied for and been awarded money from LRAC to support their K-12 courses in the arts. Read the rest of this entry →
Hendrix Clinic and Counseling Center was awarded a $37,000 grant from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. Read the rest of this entry →
The Penny Program award winners have been chosen for the spring of 2016, and four MSUM students were selected. Read the rest of this entry →
Congratulations to all of the MSUM alumnae, faculty and staff nominated as YWCA Cass Clay Women of the Year!
Alumna Tonya Stende, Dale Carnegie North Dakota President, was named YWCA Woman of the Year for Community and Volunteer Service, and alumna Michelle Weber, Principal at Liberty Middle School, was named YWCA Woman of the Year for Science and Technology.
Other Dragon alumnae, faculty and staff nominees include: Shireen Alemadi, MSUM; Sandra Buchholz, Sagency Talent; Dr. Jennifer Fremstad, West Fargo High School; Carol Grimm, MSUM; Beth Olson, FM Dorothy Day House; and Dr. Deborah White, MSUM.
MSUM’s Paralegal program has been granted Re-Approval by the American Bar Association (ABA), and has earned the credential continuously since initial approval in 1995.
ABA approval is granted to only 78 of the educational programs offering a four–year paralegal degree. MSUM is one of the few ABA-approved four-year programs in the tri-state area, including four in Minnesota, one in South Dakota and none in North Dakota. Employers, students and the legal community consider ABA approval the “gold standard” assessment, and the endorsement supports the recognition that MSUM’s Paralegal Program represents a benchmark for quality in paralegal education.
MSUM has 58 paralegal majors with a placement rate exceeding 95 percent, with several recent years at 100 percent professional placement or admission to graduate school.
The ABA Re-Approval process involved an intensive review of the paralegal curriculum, faculty, students and resources culminating with a two-day site visit in September 2015 that included meetings with faculty, administration, students, staff, graduates and the Paralegal Advisory Board.
Learn more about MSUM’s Paralegal Program at mnstate.edu/paralegal (https://www.mnstate.edu/paralegal/)
Several of MSUM’s graduate programs were named in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings announced Jan. 12. Read the rest of this entry →
From National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program
MSU Moorhead has been awarded close to $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program. The five-year grant, Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient, will facilitate the licensure of approximately 35 new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers in outstate Minnesota.
The majority of the grant funds will be used to provide both scholarships and internships for talented science and math undergraduates and recent graduates in a STEM field. Interns will work with our partners, including Fargo and Moorhead Public School Districts and Lakes Country Service Cooperative, to assist in the delivery of summer opportunities for K-12 students, including English language learners, in the subjects of science and math. Read the rest of this entry →
Originally published on Prairie Business. MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Doing Business in China Program has been named a winner of the 2015 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs Awards for Innovation in Global Education.
The award recognizes the creative and high impact practices of faculty and staff that increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples through cross-cultural and international experiences, according to a news release.
“This award gives us recognition with MnSCU in terms of global innovation and reaffirms that what we’re doing here is unique,” said Marsha Weber, dean of the College of Business and Innovation.
MSU Moorhead Teacher Education Receives Accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s College of Education and Human Services has earned reaccreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels from the Selected Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Center for Innovative Business Solutions receives honorable mention for Innovation in Business Education
The College of Business and Innovation received honorable mention in the MidAmerican Business Deans Association 2015 Innovation in Business Education Award for its Center for Innovative Business Solutions (CIBS).
The awards program encourages innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education by recognizing creative and unique programs that advance the quality of education and the management of resources in business schools.
The CIBS engages students in experiential learning projects, where they serve as consultants to determine solutions and recommendations to existing real-world problems identified by local and regional businesses. Faculty guide, instruct, advise and coach students as they apply their academic knowledge while developing essential business and professional skills.