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Alumnus Wins Prestigious Poster Competition

Posted on August 17, 2016

Tim Abate ’15 (physics), who is will be starting his Ph.D. at Stanford University this fall, won a prestigious competition this summer. He was at Los Alamos National Labs doing a summer internship in materials science. Abate won their poster competition in the category of materials science. There were a total of 500 entries across all categories of the competition.  Read the rest of this entry →

GO! TEAM Wins ‘Best of Awards’ from NACMA

Posted on August 09, 2016

The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has honored the MSUM Dragon Athletics GO! TEAM with three “Best of Awards” for 2015-16.

MSUM began submitting entries for the awards in 2014 and won three awards in the last two years. This year doubles that total. Below is a full list of NACMA ‘Best of Awards’ for MSUM.  Read the rest of this entry →

KUMD’s Lisa Johnson Receives Broadcaster of the Year Award from Ampers

Posted on July 08, 2016

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 →

GIVV Up, Help Others

Posted on July 01, 2016

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 →

Alumni Win National Edward R. Murrow Awards

Posted on June 22, 2016

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 →

MSUM RN-BSN Program Receives Reaccreditation

Posted on June 06, 2016

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 →

Counseling & Student Affairs Program Ranked No. 10 on National List

Posted on June 06, 2016

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 →

Alumnae Provide Answers

Posted on June 03, 2016

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 →

‘Undergraduate Economic Review’ Selects Veillette’s Health Care Economics Research for Publication

Posted on May 10, 2016

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 →

Horizon Teacher of the Year Considers Herself a Facilitator of Education

Posted on May 10, 2016

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 →

Honors Program Scholarships Awarded

Posted on May 02, 2016

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 →

Piano Student Wins F-M Area Collegiate Piano Competition

Posted on May 02, 2016

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.

College for Kids & Teens Awarded Lake Region Arts Council Grant

Posted on April 29, 2016

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 Awarded Grant

Posted on April 29, 2016

Hendrix Clinic and Counseling Center was awarded a $37,000 grant from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. Read the rest of this entry →

4 MSUM Students Awarded by Penny Program

Posted on April 29, 2016

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 YWCA Women of the Year Winners, Nominees

Posted on April 26, 2016

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 Paralegal Program receives American Bar Association reapproval

Posted on February 17, 2016

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/)

MSUM Graduate Programs included in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Posted on January 15, 2016

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 →

MSUM Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

Posted on January 11, 2016

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 →

MSUM’s Doing Business in China Program receives MnSCU award

Posted on December 10, 2015

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.

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