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Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot to be honored as the 2015/2016 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award recipient

Posted on August 31, 2015

On Thursday, October 8th at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot will be honored as the 2015/2016 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award recipient in Langseth Hall 118. After a brief awards ceremony, Dr. Nawrot will present her lecture, “The Thinking Baby: Developmental Science Beyond the Blank Slate.” Refreshments will be served.

Please plan to join us as we honor Dr. Nawrot’s teaching talents, and her dedication to transformative educational excellence.

Dr. Ruth Lumb has been appointed as Representative of the Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC)

Posted on August 17, 2015

Dr. Ruth Lumb, Paseka School of Business, has been appointed as Representative of the Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC), headquartered in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) India. The Council acts as an Economic Think-Tank for Business & Industry at both the State and Federal level. The mainstay of the Council is Policy-Oriented Research on various aspects of socio-economic policy, trade and industry.

Lok Pokhrel presented his current research at the AEJMC national convention in San Francisco

Posted on August 13, 2015

Journalism & Mass Communication Assistant Professor Lok Pokhrel presented his current research titled “News-media Framing of Obesity, Responsibility Attribution, and Moral Discourses” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national convention on Aug 6, 2015 in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry →

Doris Walker-Dalhouse and A. Derick Dalhouse presented paper at Annual International Conference on Education

Posted on August 11, 2015

Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, and A. Derick Dalhouse, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, presented a paper at the 17th Annual International Conference on Education, May 18-21 in Athens, Greece.  The title of the paper was Preservice Teachers’ Cross-Cultural Competence in Teaching about Immigrants and Refugees.

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students return from Macedonia

Posted on August 11, 2015

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students Justine Peterson and Meagan Wensted recently returned from Stobi, Macedonia where they participated in the Balkan Heritage Archeological Site Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture. While at the archeological dig, they learned various state of the art techniques for documenting artifacts including RTI, Photogrammetry, 3-D imaging, and surveying. They also visited many Hellenistic and Roman sites in the area.

Kandace Creel Falcón presented paper at Pacific Coast Branch of the American History Association meeting

Posted on August 10, 2015

Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Kandace Creel Falcón presented a conference paper on her work funded by a 19A faculty grant at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American History Association meeting in Sacramento, California on August 7, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Gary Nickell, Psychology, published a paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Posted on August 05, 2015

Gary Nickell, Psychology, had a paper published this summer in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. The paper “Regulatory fit theory at work: Prevention focus’ primacy in safe food production” was co-authored with Dr. Verlin Hinsz from NDSU and Ernest Park from Grand Valley State University.

Catherine Artac, Instructional Technology Services, presented at the Minnesota eLearning Summit

Posted on August 05, 2015

Catherine Artac, Instructional Technology Services (ITS), presented “Ten Steps Closer to an Accessible Course,” at the Minnesota eLearning Summit held July 29-30 in Minneapolis, MN. The Minnesota eLearning Summit focuses on effective online and blended learning. It is an annual event hosted by Minnesota Learning Commons – a collaborative project of the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota. The session was well received and resulted in invitations to present at forthcoming MnSCU training assemblies.

Matt Craig presented at the SciPy 2015 conference

Posted on August 04, 2015

Department of Physics and Astronomy professor Matt Craig gave a talk titled “Widgets and Astropy: Accomplishing Productive Research with Undergraduates” and organized the Astropy code sprint at the 14th Annual SciPy conference. SciPy is devoted to applications of the computer language python to a wide area of physical, social and data sciences.

Photos document economic impact of Kirkbride

Posted on August 04, 2015

It’s said that a picture can paint a thousand words, but can photographs alone be enough to show the economic impact the Kirkbride Building has had on the Fergus Falls community?

That is the project Minnesota State University Moorhead professor Donald Clark is working on for his Hinge Artists Residency at the Kirkbride.

The goal of his project is to show, through photography, what brought the Kirkbride to Fergus Falls and how its redevelopment would benefit the community.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Clark has spent the past 18 years teaching photography as MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

National Broadcasting Organization Showcases Quanbeck’s Research

Posted on July 30, 2015

The Radio Television Digital News Association has published a summary of Associate Professor Aaron Quanbeck’s research on Edward R. Murrow on its website. Quanbeck was invited to write a blog post for RTDNA after he presented his paper on Murrow’s 1958 speech at the Broadcast Educators Association’s annual conference. Read the rest of this entry →

Lines&Notes featured on Prairie Public Television

Posted on July 30, 2015

Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper are featured artists on Prairie Public Television’s Prairie Musician series. Their program aired on July 24th but is available on demand at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DfKqq7mOUo

Anthony Adah coached session on ‘Television Programming’

Posted on July 30, 2015

Film Studies Associate Professor, Dr. Anthony Adah, coached a session on ‘Television Programming’ for staff of MULTICHOICE, Africa’s leading entertainment consortium. The workshop on “Broadcasting in Nigeria” was at the School of Media & Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.

“Prairie Musicians – Behind the Scenes” featuring Lines&Notes July 24

Posted on July 27, 2015

Prairie Public Television’s local series “Prairie Musicians – Behind the Scenes,” features Lines&Notes, a duo created by MSUM faculty members Terrie Manno, music, and Kevin Zepper, English. The duo performs Manno’s musical compositions while Zepper reads his poetry. The full show airs Friday, July 24, at 9:30 p.m. on Prairie Public, and will later air on YouTube.

The duo also performed at the Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute in June at Concordia College. The training sessions focused on teaching and learning strategies, and were sponsored by Prairie Public.

President Blackhurst to speak at TEDxFargo tomorrow

Posted on July 22, 2015
TEDxFargo – it’s more than a conference. On top of taking in big ideas worth spreading from our 20+ speakers, your TEDxFargo ticket gets you lots of other perks. We’ll keep your body and mind nourished all day long, providing you endless caffeine and hydration, light breakfast, full lunch, delicious snacks and more. This year’s TEDx theme is WONDER … a place where probability is suspended and possibility is born.
TEDxFargo is proud to introduce to you three (of many!) speakers that focus on education.Are you an #AnneFan? We are! Meet Dr. Anne Blackhurst:
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Tara Spletstoser chosen to present at the CollegeSource National User Conference

Posted on July 17, 2015

Tara Spletstoser, Transfer Specialist in the Records Office, was chosen to present at the CollegeSource National User Conference in Boston, Massachusetts July 22-25, 2015.

Minnesota State University Moorhead and more than 2,000 institutions worldwide utilize CollegeSource products for degree audit and transfer articulation. DARS/U.achieve is our degree audit and transfer articulation system which enables us to build and maintain degree requirements and course equivalency information for MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Terrie Manno presents session at Canadian international conference

Posted on July 15, 2015

Dr. Terrie Manno, SPA, presented an invited session titled ‘But I Played it Perfectly At Home’: Narrowing the Gap Between the Practice Room and the Stage at the 2015 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations biennial conference on June 10 in Vancouver, B.C. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Paul Sando provided commentary for Prairie Public Television production

Posted on July 15, 2015

Dr. Paul Sando provided commentary for a Prairie Public Television production of Prairie Mosaic: James J. Hill, the Empire Builder. The episode in a series of video shorts aired two weeks ago when Dr. Sando was on vacation. It can now be found in the PPTV video archives.

Donna Brown recognized in “American Indian Leaders of Distinction” exhibit

Posted on July 13, 2015

The University of North Dakota’s Hughes Fine Arts Center has a new exhibition ― and this one has is here to stay.

The permanent exhibit is titled, “American Indian Leaders of Distinction,” and it highlights and honors the exceptional work of nine American Indian alumni who have become leaders in the state and communities they serve, are committed to improving the lives of others and are preserving and promoting their heritage. Read the rest of this entry →

Michael J. Krajewski presented lecture at Guitar Foundation of America Conference

Posted on July 07, 2015

Michael J. Krajewski, School of Performing Arts – Music Industry, recently presented a lecture entitled Creating Interactive Course Materials with iBooks Author at the Guitar Foundation of America Conference in Oklahoma City, OK. Read the rest of this entry →

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