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Leonard attends Drone Focus Conference

Posted on June 08, 2017

Karl Leonard, Associate Professor of Geosciences in the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, attended the annual Drone Focus Conference May 31 and June 1 in Fargo. The conference featured many prominent speakers who discussed the emerging UAS industry, and Karl attended several workshops that focused on UAS applications in agriculture, construction, and energy. Karl also attended a ground training class to obtain the FAA Part 107 UAV operators license. The Department of Anthropology and Earth Sciences recently received funding to purchase several DJI UAVs and will be incorporating these systems into course work and research.

Behl recognized by Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance for curriculum

Posted on June 08, 2017

Joshua Behl, assistant professor in the Professional Management Department, has been recognized by the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance for his curriculum.

His work, “Microsoft Dynamics CRM Project Service Module Curriculum Package,” has been selected as this year’s honorable mention for the Curriculum award.

The Curriculum Award ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 19 at the Microsoft Redmond campus.

Brad Bachmeier gives presentation at World Heritage Site

Posted on May 31, 2017

As part of the Artist in Residence Series at Mesa Verde National Park, ceramic artist Brad Bachmeier gave two public presentations; at the Mancos, Colo., Public Library and at the Far View Lodge. Mr. Bachmeier, a national and international award winning ceramic artist from Fargo, N.D., spent two weeks in May exploring the park’s geology and archeology to further his study of mankind’s ancient and universal partnership with clay and further develop his “Primal Element” series of ceramic vessels placing the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings and ceramic use in a global context. See full press release at nps.gov.

Gompf presents Continuing Legal Education Webinar to attorneys

Posted on May 30, 2017

Professor Tracy Gompf, Paralegal, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, presented a Continuing Legal Education Webinar “Increase Profitability and Efficiency of Your Firm Through Paralegal Utilization” to regional attorneys on May 24. This webinar was sponsored by the North Dakota State Bar Association.

2017 Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon

Posted on May 12, 2017

On Thursday, Minnesota State University Moorhead recognized retirees and employees during the annual Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon.

2017 Employee Excellence Awards winners are:

  • Excellence in Service to Students: Karla Wenger
  • Culture Champion Award: Layne Anderson
  • Excellence in Service to the Community: The 18 Online Team, comprised of Catherine Artac, Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Dr. Ok-Hee Lee, Dr. Lisa Karch, Karla Wenger and Dr. Julie Zaloudek
  • Excellence in Service to the University, focus on Diversity: Dr. Justin James
  • Excellence in Creative Activity & Collaboration: Derek Lien
  • Excellence in Teaching & Research: Dr. Sheila Marquardt 

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Schumann presents at IACLEA Mid America Regional Conference

Posted on May 11, 2017

Jim Schumann, MSUM Director of Public Safety, presented two different sessions at the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Mid America Regional Conference in Kansas City April 2-3.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Bradbury presents at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Posted on May 09, 2017

Dr. Boyd Bradbury presented recently at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Dr. Bradbury’s presentation was entitled An Analysis of Pedagogical Dissonance and Resilience Experienced by Teacher Candidates on Foreign Soil.

Zehren honored at MAFAA Conference

Posted on May 09, 2017

The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) honored Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Carolyn Zehren last week.

Zehren, who serves as MSUM’s Director of Scholarship and Financial Aid, was awarded the Special Achievement Award. Zehren’s recognition was for the significant contributions, enthusiasm, and service she has provide to the MAFAA membership and to the people of Minnesota.

Bradbury earns additional QM Certification for course design

Posted on May 08, 2017

Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching & Learning, earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 701 Introduction to Advanced Scholarship and Leadership. This is Dr. Bradbury’s seventh course to earn QM Certification. QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Bradbury on his achievement!

Dr. Paul Kramer selected as 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer

Posted on May 03, 2017

Provost Joseph Bessie has announced that Paul Kramer, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award.

Dr. Kramer will be honored at a campus award ceremony next fall, during which he will present a lecture of his choosing.

Please join Provost Bessie in extending congratulations to Paul Kramer for this achievement, as well as appreciation for his continued dedication to our students.  Read the rest of this entry →

Provost announces newly tenured, promoted faculty

Posted on May 03, 2017

Please join Provost Joseph Bessie in congratulating MSUM’s newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.  Read the rest of this entry →

Mathematics faculty, staff attend Minnesota Council of Teachers of Math Conference

Posted on May 03, 2017

Three faculty and six students from MSUM’s Mathematics Department attended the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Math Conference, April 27-29 in Duluth.  Read the rest of this entry →

Coquyt, Bradbury earn QM Certification for course design

Posted on May 02, 2017

Dr. Michael Coquyt, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 690 Teacher Leadership.

Dr. Boyd Bradbury, also of the School of Teaching & Learning, earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 793 Higher Education Administration.

QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Coquyt and Dr. Bradbury on their achievements!

Harris featured speaker at annual Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County meeting

Posted on May 01, 2017

Paul Harris, HLCRWS, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County on Thursday, May 4. He will speak on the topic “Solomon Comstock: Gilded Age Politician.” As a state Senator, Comstock was responsible for the founding of Moorhead Normal School, now MSU Moorhead. His talk will draw on a research project that his students undertook in 2015. Contact HCSCC for more information.

Bachmeier’s work featured in national juried exhibit

Posted on April 27, 2017

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work featured in national juried exhibit in Las Vegas, NV.

Professor Brad Bachmeier’s wheel-thrown and saggar-fired ceramic work entitled “Geomorphic Companions” was juried into the “Naked and Refined Show” at Clay Arts Vegas Gallery.  The exhibit dates are May 4 through 28, 2017, with the opening reception set for Friday, May 5.

More info available at: www.clayartsvegas.com

Short named Alice Paul Award Honoree

Posted on April 27, 2017

Sherry Lee Short, Professor in the School of Art, has been named as an Alice Paul Award Honoree. The Alice Paul Award is an historic list of women who have worked to end men’s violence against women in the United States. The Award was generated by the Feminist History Committee of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism.  Read the rest of this entry →

Holtan wins awards at ND Professional Communicators state competition

Posted on April 24, 2017

Merrie Sue Holtan, Communication and Journalism, earned first place awards in sports writing and home writing in the North Dakota Professional Communicators’ state competition. She earned a second place in sports writing and an honorable mention in feature writing. The first place awards will move to the National Federation of Presswomen competition in Birmingham, Ala., this fall.

Five MSUM employees selected for 2017 Luoma Leadership Academy

Posted on April 24, 2017

Five MSU employees have been selected for the 2017 Luoma Leadership Academy. They are:

Lee Vigilant, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Jeff Bodwin, Dean, College of Science, Health and the Environment; Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager; Ronny Bradtke, Admissions; and Jason Sobolik, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Service.  Read the rest of this entry →

Vicki Riedinger presents at CAPCSD Clinic Director’s Symposium

Posted on April 24, 2017

Vicki Riedinger presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) Clinic Director’s Symposium on April 18-19 in New Orleans. Her topics were “Clinic Budgeting 101” and “Advanced Clinic Business Models” which was co-presented with Claudia Mornout, clinic director from Purdue University.

Greg Toutges receives 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award

Posted on April 20, 2017

Greg Toutges, Disability Resource Center Director, received the 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award presented by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees yesterday, April 19, 2017.

During the luncheon, seven award nominees from Minnesota State universities, along with 31 Outstanding Educators from colleges throughout the state, were recognized by the Board of Trustees.

The Professional Excellence in Service Award acknowledges outstanding service to our universities and to the Minnesota State system. It recognizes the key role service faculty fulfill at our system’s universities in advising and counseling students; in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students; in residential life programming; in facilitation of student groups and student leadership; and other involvement in university and community activities.  Read the rest of this entry →

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