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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 →

MSUM named to ‘Top 50 Best Value Online Undergraduate Business Schools’ list

Posted on February 10, 2017

MSUM has been named a Top 50 Best Value Online Undergraduate Business School for 2017 by ValueColleges.

The Paseka School of Business ranked No. 29 on the list, based on the following metrics:  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM named to ‘Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Healthcare Management’ list

Posted on February 10, 2017

MSUM’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Healthcare Management has been named a Top 50 Online MBA Program in Healthcare Management 2017 by Online MBA Today.

The program was ranked No. 42 on the list, based on the following metrics:  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Music Education student wins third place in international vocal competition

Posted on February 03, 2017

Senior Erik Hagfors took third place in the Great Composers Competition on Jan. 31, 2017. The award was for the Best Schubert Performance in honor of the 220th anniversary of the birth of Franz Schubert. Congratulations goes out to this talented senior.

He will be giving a recital April 29 at 7:30 in Fox Recital Hall if you wish to hear him in person.

MSUM graduate, bachelor’s programs included in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Posted on January 10, 2017

Several Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) graduate programs were named in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings announced Jan. 10. MSUM’s online bachelor’s programs also made the list.

MSUM’s online graduate education programs were ranked No. 158 based on the following criteria: student engagement (35%), student services and technology (20%), admissions selectivity (15%), faculty credentials and training (15%) and peer reputation (15%).  Read the rest of this entry →

Dille Fund for Excellence Grants

Posted on December 09, 2016

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Dille Fund for Excellence Grant recipients:  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on November 28, 2016

Michigan Tech men lose shootout to Minnesota State Moorhead, The Daily Mining Gazette: “The loss to the Dragons dropped the Huskies to 1-3 on the season. Moorhead, which blasted Northern Michigan University the night before, moved to 2-1.”

MSUM picks up win over Michigan Tech in men’s basketball, Inforum: “Minnesota State-Moorhead men’s basketball won their second straight game defeating Michigan Tech 90-82 on Saturday, Nov. 19.”

MSUM tops Quincy in women’s basketball, Inforum: “Cassidy Thorson poured in 16 points as Minnesota State-Moorhead topped Quincy 73-44 in the opening round of the Quincy Tip-Off Classic on Friday, Nov. 18, at Pepsi Arena.”

MSUM men’s basketball wins at Northern Michigan, Inforum: “Ayob Ayob scored 24 points and added six rebounds as Minnesota State-Moorhead men’s basketball defeated Northern Michigan 104-68 on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Berry Events Center.”

Dragons receiver Gibson a nominee for Division II’s Harlon Hill Trophy, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead junior wide receiver Damon Gibson is one of 42 nominees for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which is awarded to the top player in NCAA Division II football.”

MSUM’s Gibson nominated for Harlon Hill award, WDAY: “Minnesota State University Moorhead junior wide receiver Damon Gibson is one of 42 nominees for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which goes to the Division II College Football Player of the Year.”

MSUM’s Gibson Named Nominee for Harlon Hill Award, KVRR: “Damon Gibson is now done with a historic year for MSUM football. The wide receiver from Beardsley, Minn., led all of Division II in receiving yards and receiving yards per game.”

Dragons eclipse century mark to knock off rival Concordia, Inforum: “Minnesota State-Moorhead senior Aaron Lien needed only seven shots to net 19 points Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Memorial Auditorium. That offensive efficiency proved contagious for the Dragons against rival Concordia.”

Conversation with MSUM Dragons head basketball coach Chad Walthall, WDAY: “It’s a holiday tradition in Moorhead older than the Holiday Lights Parade, the Cobbers and Dragons meeting on the basketball court.”

MSUM wide receiver a Harlon Hill nominee, KFGO: “Minnesota State University Moorhead junior wide receiver Damon Gibson is one of 42 nominees for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which goes to the Division II College Football Player of the Year.”

Dragons Beat Cobbers in Crosstown Showdown, KVRR: “Dragons run away with the win over Concordia, 107-74.”

MSUM shoots past Concordia, WDAY: “Five players scored in double figures for MSU Moorhead as the Dragons shot past Concordia 107-74. MSUM was 17 of 26 from the beyond the arc in the victory.”

Kretchman hits game-winner as Dragons edge Northern State, Inforum: “Tanner Kretchman drilled a game-winning three just inside the half-court line as Minnesota State-Moorhead edged Northern State 93-92 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball matchup on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Wachs Arena.”

MSUM MBB Wins on Half-Court Buzzer Beater, KVRR: “Coming out of the timeout all the Dragons can really do is throw up a prayer. Tanner Kretchman just past half court. You have got to be kidding me. What a shot! Dragons win on the buzzer beater, 93-92.”

WATCH: Wild last few seconds, long buzzer-beater decides crazy small college game, CBS Sports: “Some of you may have missed this finish from Division II on Saturday, but it’s one you will want to check out as Minnesota State University Moorhead topped Northern State 93-92 … A pretty incredible shot at the buzzer in one of the most unlikeliest and entertaining finishes you might see in any level of of college basketball this season.”

School of Social Work Honor Society Inducts 18

Posted on November 23, 2016

The School of Social Work Honor Society, the Chi Omega chapter of Phi Alpha inducted 18 students into the national honor society on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Phi Alpha seeks to provide closer bonds among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha also fosters high standards of education for social work students. Phi Alpha advisor, Professor Janelle Miedema and Dragon SOS Treasurer, Taylor Merrill presented the awards. Congratulations to: Krista Aasness, Alexandria Arcoria, Emily Benesh, Elexias Eubanks, Chirstopher W. Ferris, Jacob Iten, Nicole Mayers, Taylor Merrill, Lauryn McLaughlin, Emily Meester, Paige O’Hara, Leah Oien, Brenda Pepple, Kelly Rentfrow, Peggy Roemmich, Calvin Samek, Hillary Theurer, Kyliegh Van Den Eykel.

CNSA Inducts Sixteen Students into Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society

Posted on November 21, 2016

On Wednesday evening the Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society held their 7th Annual Initiation Ceremony. Sixteen students, Abby Veno, Tristen Bentz, Emily Gobernatz, Katie Suppa, Megan Pittelko, Sylvia Ziejewski, Telia Ratliff-Cross, Justine Jarmin, Laura Baier, Britney Strommen, James Weinzirl, Kathryn Wolf, Leah Trontvet, Brittnee Hersch, Courtney Roatch and Sarah Young were inducted into the Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and they joined 72 current members. Taryn Akgul was the keynote speaker at the event.  Read the rest of this entry →

Students Inducted into International Honor Society for Nursing

Posted on November 16, 2016

The Xi Kappa-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing held its annual induction ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 in Jamestown, N.D. The induction recognizes nursing students and community nurse leaders who have demonstrated achievements in nursing, leadership qualities and high professional standards. Inductees consisted of students from: MSUM; Concordia College; NDSU, NDSU at Sanford Health, Bismarck; and University of Jamestown, as well as community nurse leaders.

Inductees from MSUM are Briana Powell and Melissa Mostad.

 

Congratulations to the new inductees and scholarship recipients!

Gerontology Program Earns Ranking Among Top 20 Great Value Colleges for Gerontology 2016-2017

Posted on November 07, 2016

MSUM has been identified as a great value college for Gerontology in a recent ranking by Great Value Colleges. Of the approximately 60 bachelor degree programs in Gerontology nationwide, MSUM ranks 19th. MSUM offers the only bachelor degree in Gerontology in a four-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on October 31, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

Kittens Recovering After Photographer Rescued Them From Brush Fire, The Huffington Post: “Talk about being saved by a whisker. A pair of kittens is on the mend after they became trapped inside a pile of burning brush in North Dakota, only to be saved by a passing photographer who heard them crying.”

Photographer rescues two kittens from controlled burn, Valley News Live: “Pyro and Manni are the names of two kittens being called little fire fighters. The two barely survived after being trapped by a controlled burn in rural North Dakota. … Thankfully, a photographer [Carlos Pacheco] stopped to capture the controlled burn, and rescued them.”

F-M artists’ works bring beauty to Moorhead’s bland utility boxes, InForum: “Art and technology are meeting on and around the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. … Hanna Loegering, a senior at MSUM, was the first of the seven winners of the CenturyLink technology-themed competition to see her art placed as a wrap.”

MSUM student decked out a utility box for Century-Link art inspired contest and won, WDAY: “Seven utility boxes in Moorhead are getting a makeover. Century-Link held a contest back in September calling for technology inspired art. … Seven winners were chosen, three of which are Minnesota State University Moorhead students, the other four are local artists.”

Gibson sets school receiving record, Dragons cruise to victory, InForum: “Junior quarterback Demetrius Carr threw for 277 yards and five touchdowns to lift Minnesota State Moorhead to a 42-24 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football win against Minto State on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Scheels Field at Alex Nemzek Stadium. Hunter Braaten caught four passes from Carr for 114 yards and two touchdowns, while Damon Gibson caught seven passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. Gibson, a junior from Beardsley, Minn., set a new single-season school record for receiving yards. He now has 1,184 yards this season.”

MSUM women’s basketball team picked to finish fifth in NSIC, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead women’s basketball team has been picked to finish fifth overall and second in the North Division of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.”

Dragon men’s basketball team picked to finish third in NSIC, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in a tie for third place overall while picked to finish first in the North Division of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.”

Diversity dilemma: 1 in 4 students in F-M aren’t white, but 98 percent of teachers are, InForum: “A strong jobs climate in Fargo-Moorhead has for years attracted people of all backgrounds from across the United States to chase the American dream. Many immigrants and refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East have also settled here and found safety, new jobs, and new, productive lives. The children in our schools reflect this diversity. About a quarter of students in Fargo, Moorhead or West Fargo schools identify themselves as ethnically Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander, according to 2015-16 school year data requested by The Forum.”

CSIS Students Excel at Digi-Key Competition

Posted on October 27, 2016

Digi-Key Corporation hosted its annual Collegiate Computing Competition on Friday, Oct. 21. Twenty-three teams from 13 universities in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin participated. These computer science students spent the day developing solutions to problems.

Our team of Charles Crandall, Mariah Kinneberg, Binaya Bhattari, and Joseph Noise took 2nd place winning $3,000 for the Computer Science and Information Systems department. Our team of Paige Meyer, Dongkyu Lim, Rostand Fezeu, and Samuel Erickson took 8th place.  Read the rest of this entry →

National Artist Winner Chooses MSUM

Posted on October 11, 2016

By Lexi Byler, Marketing Intern

West Fargo Sheyenne High School graduate Megan Vetter had a great start to her summer by winning the 2016 National Young American Creative Patriotic Art Competition in June. Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the competition encourages patriotism and recognizes promising young artists. Thousands of high school students around the country enter the contest.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on October 03, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

Innovative Program Provides Valuable Microsoft Dynamics CRM Experience, Making Students Competitive in the Job Market, Microsoft: “By connecting three pinnacles of success—industry, education, and application—the faculty and administration at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) are preparing their students by teaching them the essential skills and strategies of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).”

14th Annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival Comes to a Close, KVRR: “‘Minnesota State University Moorhead is the only school in the region that has a four year film degree program. Actually Minneapolis doesn’t even have one. So between Chicago and Seattle MSUM is the place to go for film…’ says Chairman of the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival Tony Tilton.”

MSUM Making Effort to Clean Up Cigarette Butts, KVRR: “Students at MSUM are trying to get people to stop throwing their cigarette butts on the ground. The week-long campaign began on Monday.”

MSUM students Trash the Ash, Valley News Live: “A week long campaign to Trash the Ash began at MSUM on Monday. Students on campus who are Wellness Educators will devote the week to picking up cigarette butts around campus.”

MSUM student travels the world as professional video gamer, InForum: “Brandon Qual is fighting a cold he picked up on a trip to Toronto where he played in a video game tournament. It’s an occupational hazard. Stress, fatigue and jet lag go along with his job. Qual is a professional gamer, one of the world’s top contestants in StarCraft. He commutes from here to compete in tournaments around the world.”

Social media to play a huge role in Presidential Debate Monday night, WDAY: “Some think it’ll simply just be for entertainment, rather than a way to sway a vote. ‘I do not see most people following seriously to make judgments. But they’ll pay attention. Like who gets the most re-tweets, or what phrase was retweeted the most, or what becomes the best ‘hashtag,’ said Denise Gorsline, MSUM Communications Professor.”

WDAY and WDAZ Nominated for 8 Emmy Awards, WDAY/WDAZ: “We here at WDAY and WDAZ are giving ourselves a pat on the back this morning. We are up for 8 Upper Midwest Regional Emmys. The nominees were announced Friday morning.” Congratulations to our alumni nominated for awards: Dana Mogck ’83 Kevin Wallevand ’84, Andrew Nelson ’12 and Jordan Schroeer ’15.

South Dakota Film Festival Honors MSUM Film and Animation

Posted on September 30, 2016

The School of Media Arts & Design was well represented at the 10th annual South Dakota Film Festival. Dr. Tony Adah, Kyja K-Nelson and 18 film and animation students traveled to Aberdeen, S.D., Sept. 23-25 to exhibit their film, animation and video installation. Additionally, SoMAD was honored at the festival.  Read the rest of this entry →

Alumni in Spotlight at The Ivey Awards

Posted on September 22, 2016

Several MSUM alumni recently caught the spotlight at The Ivey Awards, a celebration of the theatre community in the Twin Cities. The Ivey Awards Committee selects honorees that exemplify excellence within their craft over the last season. Each year’s ceremony features highlights from a few productions (chosen from hundreds staged over the past year) to perform a song or scene.  Read the rest of this entry →

Scott and Judy Green to receive L.B. Hartz Award

Posted on September 21, 2016

Scott and Judy Green, Fargo, N.D., have been selected to receive Minnesota State University Moorhead’s 34th annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award. An awards reception will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the MSUM campus.

The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz Wholesale Company headquartered in Thief River Falls. It’s presented annually by MSUM’s College of Business and Innovation to an individual who has created economic opportunities for others through innovation, entrepreneurship and community service.  Read the rest of this entry →

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