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Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students and Professors Present Research at National Conference

Posted on November 25, 2015

The following faculty and student research was presented at the annual Speech Language Hearing Association conference in Denver, CO Nov. 12-14, 2015.
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Claudia Gates published article in Literacy Daily

Posted on November 24, 2015

Dr. Gates posted an article titled “Encouraging Teacher Candidates to Integrate Research into Instruction” in Literacy Daily. The article is displayed on the International Literacy Association’s website. The document displays a signature assignment that was created for teacher candidates and explains why it is necessary for new teachers to integrate research into current practice.

Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, STL, presented at Minnesota Rural Education Association annual conference

Posted on November 20, 2015

Drs. Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, School of Teaching and Learning, along with June Reineke, Director of the Winona State University Children’s Center, gave a presentation at the Minnesota Rural Education Association annual conference. Their session, titled “Minnesota’s Early Childhood Landscape: Lessons and Opportunities,” explored the challenges and opportunities in creating alignment among various state agencies involved in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Terrie Manno teaches, performs in Oklahoma

Posted on November 20, 2015

Terrie Manno was the invited guest artist for the Oklahoma Baptist University 2015 Keyboard Academy (November 8 – 14). She completed a week-long residency during which she taught several piano courses, gave master classes, and performed a duo piano recital with Dr. Michael Dean. Their program featured music by Rachmaninoff, d’Indy, Dvorak, Joplin, and John Williams. The Rachmaninoff was paired with poetry spoken by Poet Laureate Dr. Benjamin Myers, and the d’Indy was paired with projected images of 19c paintings that capture the spirit and character of each movement.

MSUM’s Doing Business in China Program Receives Innovation in Global Education Award

Posted on November 20, 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. David Paul participated in a workshop for undergraduates

Posted on November 19, 2015

Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs, recently participated in a workshop for undergraduates interested in Counseling and Student Affairs graduate programs at the University of Iowa’s Student Affairs Conference. The panel presentation session was titled “Job Search and Interview Etiquette”.

Karen Mehnert-Meland, current Interim Director of Public Safety, recently received the CNSA Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the program. Karen is a MSUM graduate in Counseling and Human Development with an emphasis in Student Personnel Services.

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Raymond Rea’s new documentary screens widely

Posted on November 17, 2015

Rea copyRaymond Rea’s (School of Media Arts and Design) recent experimental documentary, The Album, has screened widely including MIX NYC, The San Francisco Int. LGBT Film Festival, Minneapolis/St Paul Int. Film Festival, the Austin GLBT Film Festival, the Phoenix Theatre (Minneapolis), The Athens Film Festival, the South Dakota Film Festival, and the Fargo Film Festival

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Badlands” is awarded Best of Show

Posted on November 16, 2015
Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Badlands” is awarded Best of Show at the Watermark Art Center’s national juried exhibit running Nov. 6 – Dec. 19th. The exhibit features 44 works and entries from 15 states across the country. Read more.


Peter Geib and Jim Swenson to present paper at conference in March

Posted on November 13, 2015

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, Paseka School of Business, will present a paper at the annual conference of the National Business and Economic Society in March 2016.  The title of the paper is “China: Bubble-Up Innovation.”

School of Teaching and Learning faculty presented at conference in Arizona

Posted on November 13, 2015

Keri DeSutter, Shirley Johnson, and Deanne Borgeson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division Conference in Tempe, Arizona. They presented a poster titled “The Development of Field Experiences within an Integrated Special Education and Regular Education Licensure Program.” They also provided an oral presentation titled “Getting It Done Online: Meeting the Demands for Licensed Special Education Teachers.”

Chris Walker’s work accepted into highly competitive photography show

Posted on November 13, 2015

Chris Walker, Mass Communications, had work accepted into a highly competitive juried photography show through the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colo. Two pieces were accepted into “Portrait 2016,” and received a director’s honorable mention. The show featured work by 48 photographers selected from 436 applicants from all over the world. The honorable mention Walker received places him in the top two percent of all applicants for this year’s show. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Lisa Karch Presents Trauma Informed Schools to Local Teachers

Posted on November 12, 2015

Dr. Lisa Karch, Counseling and Student Affairs, recently facilitated a workshop with Scott Matheson, Student Assistance Counselor in Moorhead Public Schools, on Trauma Informed Schools, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Trauma Informed Approaches in the Classroom to the Moorhead Red River Alternative Learning Center staff and teachers.

Sue Severson presented at Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Fall Conference

Posted on November 12, 2015

Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning presented at the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Fall Conference. The presentation summarized the process utilized in MSUM’s recent teacher education accreditation study along with plans for transitioning to CAEP standards. The session titled “Teacher Education Assessment: How We Told Our Story—How We Plan to Tell Our Next Story” was developed in collaboration with Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” performs in Ulen, MN

Posted on November 10, 2015

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” World Music and Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, hit the road this past weekend to perform at the Top Hat Theatre in Ulen, MN as a part of Ulen’s Community Performing Arts Series. Read the rest of this entry →

George Holley and Rinita Dalan attended archaeological conference

Posted on November 10, 2015

George Holley and Rinita Dalan (Anthropology and Earth Science) attended the 59th annual Midwest Archaeological Conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 5-7. George Holley presented a paper entitled “A New Incised Catlinite Tablet Style from the Red River of the Northeastern Plains”. Rinita Dalan coauthored a paper “Archaeological Prospection at Aztalan: Results of the 2014 National Park Service Geophysics Workshop” with fellow instructors from the National Park Service workshop. Five anthropology and geoscience alumni also presented papers and posters at the conference.

MSUM Percussionists Attend International Conference

Posted on November 10, 2015

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at MSUM, will take a group of four MSUM percussion students to San Antonio, TX this week to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) Nov. 11th-14th. This annual convention attracts over 7,000+ percussionists from around the world for four days of clinics, masterclasses, and world-class performances. Their trip is partially supported through funds from the MSUM School of Performing Arts.

Abigail Bremer, STL, presented interactive webinar

Posted on November 09, 2015

Abigail Bremer, School of Teaching and Learning, presented an interactive webinar entitled “Embedding Literacy into the Social Studies Curriculum” through the Social Studies Methods Instructor Network facilitated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Dr. Wooyang Kim had book chapter published

Posted on November 06, 2015

With his adviser Dr. Donald A. Hantula (Psychology Department, Temple University), Dr. Wooyang Kim, Paseka School of Business, recently had a book chapter, entitled “Consumer as Inforagers”, in The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior Analysis (Edited by Gordon R. Foxall).   Read the rest of this entry →

Clint Bueling named Assistant Director of the Academic Support Center

Posted on November 03, 2015

Clint Bueling has been named the Assistant Director of the Academic Support Center. Along with his current duties, Clint will be taking on more of a role with Mapworks and staff supervision.

Chris Chastain, Biosciences, awarded 2-year $148,600 research grant

Posted on November 03, 2015

Chris Chastain, Biosciences, was awarded a 2-year $148,600 research grant from the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant, entitled “Role of pyruvate phosphate dikinase regulatory protein isoform-2 in Zea mays C4 photosynthesis”, will fund Dr. Chastain’s ongoing research into C4 photosynthesis. In addition, the award also provides funds to hire two undergraduate students for full-time summer research and for their attendance and participation at a national level research conference.

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