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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.

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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 →

Dr. Kenyon Williams to Perform at SEAMUS

Posted on April 19, 2017

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music, will perform this Friday at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Dr. Williams will be performing a composition he commissioned in 2011 from New York composer Cort Lippe, “Duo for Tenor Steel Pan and Computer.” The work will be one of many recent and world premier compositions to be performed throughout the three day festival featuring performing artists and composers from around the world.

Grineski published in ‘Country School Journal’

Posted on April 17, 2017

Retired MSUM faculty member Steve Grineski recently had an article published about the MSTC and MSC Rural Teacher Education program in “Country School Journal.” The article featured a case study about Marion Gee, a woman who went through the program and then taught in the college’s affiliated rural school program. The article, titled, “Learning to Teach in the Countryside: Marion Gee (1928-2015)” can be found at



Dr. Yahya Frederickson publishes new book of poems

Posted on April 17, 2017

Dr. Yahya Frederickson (English) has a new book of poems. IN A HOMELAND NOT FAR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS contains poems set in several countries of Africa and the Middle East as well as the U.S. The book is published by Press 53 of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dr. Wooyang Kim’s coauthored paper published in the Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science

Posted on April 12, 2017


Dr. Wooyang Kim, Assistant Professor in the Paseka School of Business, has been published the paper in the Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, one of the elite marketing journals. The title of the paper is “Consumer Innovativeness and International Consumer Behavior: Comments and Extensions.” This study reviews current research topics and provides the direction for the future studies in the research field of consumer innovativeness.

Vinod Lall awarded best presentation at conference in Bangkok

Posted on April 11, 2017

Vinod Lall, Professor and Co-chair, Paseka School of Business presented a paper ‘Facilities, Inventory, Transportation and Information as Drivers of Humanitarian and Disaster Recovery Supply Chains’ at the 3rd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Business, Engineering, Science and Technology held in Bangkok Thailand on April 5-6, 2017. His presentation was awarded a certificate for best presentation.

Economic Society members, faculty advisors present workshop at 2017 Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 11, 2017

MSUM Economic Society members (Moyinoluwa Abiola, Alexander Johnson, Aleena Kearns, Josh Noennig, Rahil Pereira, and McKenna Togstad) and co-advisors Drs. T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes presented the workshop, “Operation Economics,” as part of the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 8. This conference invites young women in the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades in Minnesota and North Dakota to a day of career exploration workshops focused on the development of mathematical and critical thinking skills. In the “Operation Economics” workshop, young women learned about the impact of specialization on international trade by participating in a trading simulation with members of the Economic Society.

Drama by N.D. playwright, MSUM professor opens in Australia

Posted on March 29, 2017

Heretics, a play by MSUM English Professor and Fargo, N.D., resident Richard Zinober, opened a two-week run at the Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne, Australia last week.

The cross-continent connection is the result of a call for scripts by Owl and Cat Theatre last fall. “I attached the script to an email query and was notified a month ago that Owl and Cat wanted to include the play in its 2017 season,” Zinober said. Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier selected as Mesa Verde National Park Artist-in-Residence

Posted on March 27, 2017

Brad Bachmeier, an award winning ceramicist from Fargo, North Dakota, and recipient of over 40 regional, national, and international awards will be the artist-in-residence at the Mesa Verde National Park, May 15-31. Bachmeier has spent the past 24 years researching and creating work that centers around the idea of honoring mankind’s ancient and universal partnership with clay. Bachmeier, a Professor of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead will spend several weeks exploring the parks unique geology and archeology. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Stewart receives award from Minnesota Psychological Association

Posted on March 27, 2017

Dr. Lisa Stewart, Director of the School Psychology Program in the Psychology Department, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award will be presented at the Spring MPA conference in Plymouth, Minn.

Dr. Lisa Karch presents at ACES Community Summit

Posted on March 23, 2017

The Clay County Collaborative hosted an Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) community gathering in Moorhead on Monday, March 6. Dr. Karch was one of the four presenters. The Understanding ACES: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation provides information about the ACE Study, long with neurobiology that explains, why ACES impact people’s lives, and what we can all do to dramatically improve the health and resilience for this and future generations.

Geib, Swenson co-author article appearing in Advances in Management

Posted on March 22, 2017

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, Paseka School of Business, have co-authored an article that will appear in the journal Advances in Management. The title is “China: Punctuated Equilibrium and Innovation Led Growth.”

Atteberry presents at NASPA annual conference

Posted on March 17, 2017

Ashley Atteberry, Title IX Coordinator/Director of Student Conduct & Resolution, co-presented with colleagues David Nguyen, University of North Dakota, and Barry McGee, Indiana University Bloomington, at the NASPA annual conference in San Antonio on March 14, 2017: “It’s more than just bathrooms: How institutions can be inclusive for gender variant students.”

NASPA is a leading association for student affairs professionals, with a mission “to provide professional development for student affairs educators and administrators who share the responsibility for a campus wide focus on the student experience.”

Flores presents paper at Eastern Economic Association meetings

Posted on March 16, 2017

Oscar Flores, Economics, presented the paper “The Impact of Participation in Learning Communities on Academic Performance an Retention” at the 43rd meetings of the Eastern Economic Association in New York City. Flores found preliminary evidence that participation in LCs at MSU Moorhead does increase the probability that students would return for the second year.

School Psychology faculty, graduate students attend and present at NASP conference

Posted on March 14, 2017

School Psychology faculty Olivia Melroe, Margaret Potter, and Lisa Stewart, along with 12 School Psychology graduate students, attended the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) conference February 20-24 in San Antonio, Texas. The faculty also attended the Trainers of School Psychology conference while in San Antonio. In addition to attending the conference, graduate student Tia Marthaler (advised by Dr. Potter and Dr. Stewart) presented a poster titled, “Pictures and Praise: Improving Behavior of a Kindergarten ELL Student” and Dr. Melroe was part of a symposium titled, “Future Directions of the the Indigenous Conceptual Framework.”  Read the rest of this entry →

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