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Film Studies professor, student present at SWPACA

Posted on February 27, 2017

Professor Anthony Adah and senior Derek Bauer presented at the recent Southwest/American Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM (Feb 15-18). Professor Adah gave a paper, “The Art Repatriation Film as an Indigenous Film Genre,” and Derek Bauer presented a practice-led project, “Scary as Hell.”

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 →

Wenger, Kruse celebrate 45 years of service to MSUM

Posted on February 21, 2017

Yesterday, President Anne Blackhurst had lunch with Karla Wenger and Nancy Kruse, both who are celebrating 45 years of service to MSUM.

Karla and Nancy will be recognized for their service on Friday at the Service Recognition and Memorial Observance Brunch. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Boyd Bradbury presents paper in Barcelona, awarded certificate

Posted on February 20, 2017

Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper entitled The Impact of Pedagogical Dissonance and Associated Resilience within a Foreign Sociocultural Context of Teaching Abroad at the International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences in Barcelona, Spain last week. Bradbury was awarded a certificate for the Best Oral Presentation of the Education Management and Evaluation session.

Plans for Downtown Moorhead organization underway

Posted on February 17, 2017


The Downtown Moorhead project is a collective, collaborative effort to envision and realize a new, 21st century downtown neighborhood for Moorhead.

The Downtown Moorhead project is led by a steering group made up of the presidents of Moorhead’s three colleges/university (Concordia College, M State, and Minnesota State University Moorhead) and several business and civic leaders in the community. The steering group has led the efforts to secure pledges from the Moorhead business community to support an initial three-year startup of a downtown-focused organization in Moorhead. There are currently 28 investors with combined commitments nearing half a million dollars over the next three years.  Read the rest of this entry →

Who’s in my parking spot?

Posted on February 16, 2017

President Anne’s donation keeps on giving

President Anne’s workday usually begins from home before 6 a.m. and often ends well into the evening. Her days include non-stop meetings on and off campus; multiple travel trips in and out of state; and frequent evening and weekend school-sponsored events and activities. She gets a lot of use out of her parking spot next to Owens Hall.

So it was a generous offer last spring when she donated that parking spot to the annual Spring Scholarship Gala to raise money for student scholarships. Read the rest of this entry →

Peter Geib’s co-authored paper to be published in Journal of Management Policy and Practice

Posted on February 15, 2017

Peter Geib, Paseka School of Business, has co-authored a paper that will be published in the Journal of Management Policy and Practice, North American Business Press. The title of the article is “The China Debt Crisis.”

Pacheco’s work to be featured at University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Posted on February 09, 2017

Professor of Photography in the School of Art Carlos Rene Pacheco will have work from his in-progress series titled Flatland in The Art of Planetary Science exhibition at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona on February 10-12.

Can’t make it all the way to Tucson? Be sure to stop by MSUM’s very own planetarium to see photographs from Pacheco’s series.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM to host Honors High School Percussion Ensemble

Posted on February 07, 2017

Saturday, Feb. 11 | 4 p.m. | Center for the Arts Great White Hall

The School of Performing Arts will host the 3rd annual Honors High School Percussion Ensemble this weekend under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Williams. Top high school students from throughout the FM region audition to receive placement within the ensemble. The Honors Ensemble will be joined by members of the MSUM Percussion Ensemble to present a final performance on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts “Great White Hall.” Admission is free.  Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology faculty, graduate students attend, present at MN School Psychology conference

Posted on February 07, 2017

MSUM’s School Psychology graduate program had a strong contingent at the Jan. 26-27 Minnesota Association for School Psychology MidWinter Conference in Plymouth, Minn. School Psychology faculty and 25 graduate students attended the conference.  Read the rest of this entry →

Geib to present co-authored paper at Midwestern Business Administration Association conference

Posted on February 02, 2017

Peter Geib, Paseka School of Business, will present a co-authored paper at the annual conference of the Midwestern Business Administration Association. The title is “The China Debt Crisis.”

Dalan and MSUM alumna publish in Remote Sensing journal

Posted on February 02, 2017

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, MSUM alumna Rebecca Wallace (Geoarchaeology 2017), and colleagues from the Midwest Archeological Center of the National Park Service and the University of Kansas, have had an article published in the online journal Remote Sensing. Their paper “Cutbank Geophysics: A New Method for Expanding Magnetic Investigations to the Subsurface Using Magnetic Susceptibility Testing at an Awatixa Hidatsa Village, North Dakota” forwards an approach for enhancing geophysical studies of archaeological sites.

Dr. Mugi, Dr. Paul lead discussion on international student connections with faculty, student services

Posted on January 31, 2017

Dr. Charles Mugi, Psychology Department, and Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs program, were invited to lead a discussion: Classroom Involvement for the students in the International Student Services Office. The purpose of the event was to help international students connect with faculty and student services here at MSUM. The afternoon event was held on Friday, Jan. 27 and organized by Adrienne Hamann and Kelsey Stacken, International Student Services Office.

Professor Emeritus Ferreira to conduct Vivaldi: Gloria at Carnegie Hall

Posted on January 27, 2017

MSUM Professor Emeritus David Ferreira will be conducting Vivaldi: Gloria at Carnegie Hall on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Ferreira is also the director of the Cathedral Choir at First Lutheran Church of Fargo.

For more information on the event presented by MidAmerica Productions, contact James E. Redcay III at 212-239-0205, ext. 223, or, or see the attached flyer.

Pacheco’s ‘Flatland’ photographs on display in MSUM Planetarium

Posted on January 26, 2017

Assistant Professor of Photography Carlos Rene Pacheco has photographs from his in-progress body of work titled Flatland on display now in the Planetarium on campus.

Inspired by the near unbroken flatness of rural Minnesota and North Dakota along a horizontal plane, Flatland is a series of photographs, evoking alien landscapes, that explores the textures and space of the Midwest, from above and below, along the vertical z-axis.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier juried to exhibit at Cherry Creek, nation’s top art fair

Posted on January 23, 2017

The 2017 event saw only 260 artists selected from over 2,100 entrants. Brad Bachmeier was one of 33 ceramic artists chosen. Exhibitors from 40 states and 3 countries will be featured. The 27th Annual event is to be held July 1, 2, 3, 2017 at Cherry Creek in Denver, Colo.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on January 17, 2017

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

Anne Blackhurst Coauthors Article Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, KVRR: “An article coauthored by MSUM’s President Anne Blackhurst has been published in the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education.”

‘Someone like me’: For young people of color, Obama had indelible impact, Inforum: “When Jered Pigeon took in President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 during a watch party with hundreds of other students at Minnesota State University Moorhead, he felt optimism in the air.”

Moorhead is largest city in Minnesota led mostly by women, WDAZ: “The presence and power of women in Moorhead city government is growing … Despite Hillary Clinton’s failed attempt to shatter what she referred to as the “highest and hardest glass ceiling,” losing her bid for the presidency, she was still the first woman nominated for president by a major party. Still, women remain underrepresented at all levels of government. “There was concern that her [Clinton’s] loss would discourage women. If anything it’s a wake up call,” said Deborah White, sociology and criminal justice professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead and coordinator of the annual Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute that provides leadership training and support to women.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Arnar’s article published in bilingual peer-reviewed journal

Posted on January 17, 2017

A recent article by Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, has been published in the bilingual peer-reviewed journal esse. arts+opinions. The Montréal based journal is devoted to contemporary art and theory and its most recent issue was devoted to the theme of the library.

Arnar’s article is titled “The Library as Social Space in the Work of Christine Hill and Shooshie Sulaiman” and is based on her sabbatical research project. For more information, see

Labrensz presents at Hawaii International Conference on Education

Posted on January 12, 2017

Marilyn Labrensz, School of Teaching and Learning, presented “Re-establishing a Collaborative Relationship” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, held Jan. 3-6, 2017 in Honolulu, HI.

Grineski’s paper published in Country School Journal

Posted on January 11, 2017

Steve Grineski, Professor Emeritus STL, had a paper published in the Country School Journal, titled “Learning to teach in the countryside: Marion Gee (1928-2015).”

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