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DeSutter, LeMire Manuscript Accepted for Publication in Rural Special Education Quarterly

Posted on May 05, 2016

Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Steve LeMire (Educational Foundations and Research, University of North Dakota) had a manuscript accepted for publication in Rural Special Education Quarterly. The article is titled “Exploring the Special Education versus Regular Education Decisions of Future Teachers in the Rural Midwest.” The article will be published in the fall issue of the journal.

Once Upon a Crime Minneapolis Bookstore to Host Luce Women

Posted on May 04, 2016

Liz Kisacky Severn, English professor, will read from and discuss her novel Luce Women Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at Once Upon a Crime (604 West 26th Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55405).

The event is free and open to the public.

Two Mathematics Faculty, Six Math Education Majors Take Part in State Math Conference

Posted on May 04, 2016

Monica Maus, Aaron Moser, Joanna Rogness, Kain Schow, and Professor Tim Harms presented a session titled: “What we did to Engage Students in Mathematics” at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference in Duluth April 28-30. Read the rest of this entry →

Lumb Presents Research at Russian University

Posted on May 04, 2016

Dr. Ruth Lumb recently gave an invited presentation at the International Business School of Plekhanov University in Moscow, Russia. The topic of her presentation was ‘International Perception of Russian Products.’

Federick Co-Edits Collection of Published Essays

Posted on May 03, 2016

Jill Frederick, Department of English, has co-edited with Maren Clegg Hyer (Valdosta State University) a collection of essays,“Textiles, Text, Intertext: Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker,” just published by Boydell and Brewer. Read the rest of this entry →

Swaggert, Karch Attend Symposium of Women Educational Leaders

Posted on May 03, 2016

Dr. Julie Swaggert, Educational Leadership Graduate Program Coordinator, and Dr. Lisa Karch, Director of Graduate Studies joined over 200 women across the state of Minnesota on Tuesday, April 26 in St. Paul for the Fourth Annual Symposium of Women Educational Leaders. Read the rest of this entry →

Stone, Erickson Lead Panel Discussion on AP Accounting Courses

Posted on May 02, 2016

Mary Stone and Sheri Erickson, accounting professors in the Paseka School of Business, led the panel discussion “Advanced Placement Accounting Course: Net Gain or Net Loss?” at the MBAA Annual Conference on April 13, 2016 in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry →

Schmidt Elected Region 6 NACADA Chair

Posted on April 29, 2016

Congratulations to Troy Schmidt, Coordinator of Academic Intervention, who has been elected the Region 6 Chair within NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Being elected to this leadership position is a tribute by Troy’s peers and a recognition of his significant professional contributions to and excellence in the field of academic advising.

Holtan Wins Writing Awards at ND Professional Communicators Convention

Posted on April 29, 2016

Merrie Sue Holtan, Communication and Journalism, won the following writing awards at the North Dakota Professional Communicators convention in Minot, N.D. The first place awards will go to national competition this fall in Wichita, Kan. Read the rest of this entry →

Harms Serves as External Consultant for Bemidji State Mathematics Department Program Review

Posted on April 27, 2016

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, served as an external consultant for Bemidji State’s Mathematics Department program review. He along with Jason Douma from the University of Sioux Falls visited Bemidji State University campus and met with students, faculty, and administrators on March 28 as part their Mathematics Department’s five year review.

Sinner Gives Artist Talk at Opening of ‘Clay’ Exhibition at Rourke Art Museum

Posted on April 27, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner will give a brief artist talk on Sunday May 1, at 2 p.m. at the opening of the exhibition “Clay” at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. This invitational exhibition features the artwork of 24 ceramic artists and runs from April 29-June 3, 2016.

Dr. Phyllis May-Machunda Awarded Smithsonian Fellowship

Posted on April 27, 2016

Dr. Phyllis May-Machunda has been awarded a Smithsonian Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, D.C. 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.

Peter Geib Co-Authors, Presents Paper at Conference

Posted on April 26, 2016

Peter Geib, Paseka School of Business, co-authored and presented a paper at the Midwest Business Administration Assoc. conference in Chicago.

The paper title is “The Dynamics of Chinese Expansion in the South China Sea.”

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at MN Brightspace Ignite 2016 Conference

Posted on April 21, 2016

Marci Glessner and Deanne Borgeson, faculty in the School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the MN Brightspace Ignite 2016 conference in Bloomington, Minn., on April 15. The topic of their presentation was “One Stop Advising for Students” and featured a D2L Brightspace advising site they created for students.

Dr. Conteh Delivers Keynote Address at 26th Annual Fullbright International Legal Studies Symposium

Posted on April 21, 2016

Dr. Andrew Conteh, Professor of Political Science, delivered the keynote address at the 26th Annual Fullbright International Legal Studies Symposium held April 8, 2016 at the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. Read the rest of this entry →

Hansen Speaks to First District Society of the ND Medical Association

Posted on April 21, 2016

Dr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, spoke to the First District Society of the North Dakota Medical Association on April 19, 2016 in Fargo. Her remarks, “Navigating the economic highway – GPS required,” focused on economic decision making in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The event concluded with a dialogue between members of the society and Hansen related to current economic conditions and changes occurring within the health care industry.

Holtan Presents at Ryumonji Zen Monastery

Posted on April 21, 2016

Merrie Sue Holtan, communication and journalism, presented five personal journey writing workshops at the Ryumonji Zen Monastery, rural Dorchester, IA. Other presenters included Luther College faculty, Decorah, IA, and Abbot Shoken Winecoff. Ryumonji means “Dragon Gate Temple” and exists to help people face the tribulations of everyday life.

Economic Professors, Alumni’s Paper Accepted for Journal

Posted on April 20, 2016

Oscar Flores, Tonya Jo Hansen, and Economics alumni Rachel Hettich (’03) and Derek Hagen (’05) had the paper “Long-term Benefits of Undergraduate Research in Economics: A Dialogue” accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives in Undergraduate Research and Mentoring. The paper describes the origin of undergraduate research in Economics at MSU Moorhead and the long-term benefits to the students who participate in it and to the Economics program.

Hettich is currently an Investigator at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Hagen is Vice President of Investments and Planning at Marquette Asset Management in Minneapolis.

A Tri-College History Lecture “Playing Games in Class: How Reacting to the Past Changes the Way We Learn”

Posted on April 19, 2016

Dr. Sean Taylor will be presenting at the Tri-College History Lecture, 7 p.m. on April 27 2016 at the MSUM Center for Business room 109. As part of his sabbatical teaching at the University at Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, Dr. Sean Taylor introduced a radical new game-based pedagogy called Reacting to the Past. Dr. Taylor hoped that Norwegian students would find it as engaging as American students did. Since faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead had used the Reacting to the Past pedagogy with excellent results, Taylor also hoped his Norwegian colleagues would have the same success. Read the rest of this entry →

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