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Look Out Point Screened in Rome

Posted on July 21, 2016

Look Out Point, an experimental film by Kyja K-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design), recently screened as part of two curated programs in Rome, Italy. K-Nelson’s film is currently screening at the Experimental Art, Architecture and Design Festival at the BAU International Academy of Rome. In addition, K-Nelson’s film was part of an exhibition at the Worldhotel Ripa Roma called Oxygen, a contemporary video art and performing art festival, curated to explore the re-appropriation of the natural world to give new interpretations to psychical and physical places that transform our lives.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot Attends Council on Undergraduate Research Business Meeting

Posted on July 07, 2016

Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) recently attended the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) business meeting in Tampa, Fla. Nawrot was elected to serve as a Councilor in the Psychology Division.  Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute Awarded $5,000 Grant

Posted on July 01, 2016

The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute, coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Sociology, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation Women’s Fund. The grant will be used to help fund the 2017 Institute.  Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology Faculty, Graduate Students Present at MTSS Conference

Posted on June 29, 2016

School psychology faculty and graduate students presented at a statewide MTSS conference. Dr. Lisa Stewart, school psychology faculty, and Alannah Dosh, school psychology graduate student, presented a session on “Increasing Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice in your Schools,” and Alyssa McDonough, school psychology graduate student, presented a session on “Mindfulness Practices Across Tiers” at the North Dakota RTI/MTSS Conference in Fargo June 6-8.  Read the rest of this entry →

Alumni Win National Edward R. Murrow Awards

Posted on June 22, 2016

MSUM alumni Shari Gross ’95 (English and mass communications) and Kevin Wallevand ’84 (mass communications) — current adjunct faculty member — were honored with national 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards for their work in electronic journalism. The awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).  Read the rest of this entry →

Nelson, Walthall Serve as ‘Celebrity Golfers’ During United Way Women’s Golf Scramble

Posted on June 17, 2016

MSUM head basketball coaches Karla Nelson and Chad Walthall will be serving as “Celebrity Golfers” during the afternoon round of today’s United Way Women’s Leadership Golf Scramble at Osgood Golf Course.

Nelson will be at hole No. 2, and Walthall at hole No. 7. They will be doing “Donations for a Drive.” All donations made today will go toward United Way’s work to prepare children to succeed.

Proceeds will help United Way put more books in the hands of more children, ensure students in need have the school supplies to feel confident and prepared on their first day of school, and support local efforts to improve access to child care.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier, Legacy Children’s Foundation Lead Fargo Public Art Commission’s First Project

Posted on June 16, 2016

Ceramic Artist Brad Bachmeier, in conjunction with the Legacy Children’s Foundation, is leading the Fargo Public Art Commission’s first project; and you can help!

The City of Fargo’s first large-scale public art project has been designed by artist Brad Bachmeier for the Madison Community’s upcoming new skate and bike park in North Fargo. The project will feature a large whimsical gateway arch that includes a mosaic mural wall that every child at Madison Elementary school helped create. The second sculptural component of this project is a 30-foot long playground lizard sculpture that children can climb with seating for parents.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Severson Attends Washington Week

Posted on June 16, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching & Learning, attended Washington Week sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, June 5-8. Washington Week consists of two days of a State Leaders Institute followed by Day on the Hill. As a component of Day on the Hill activities, the MN delegation met with all 10 of the MN congressional offices to showcase MN teacher education programs and advocate for relevant legislation or funding.

Faculty, Students Return from Study Abroad Trip to Peru

Posted on June 10, 2016

Five faculty — Mary Dosch, Janelle Miedema, David Paul, Vicki Riedinger, and Lisa Stewart — just returned from a leading a two week study abroad in Peru with 23 students.

For the second year in a row, the group was a cross disciplinary service-oriented group consisting of undergraduate and graduate students from education, psychology, speech language hearing sciences, counseling and social work. Read the rest of this entry →

Haak Presents at NAFSA National Conference

Posted on June 07, 2016

Janet Haak, Director of Study Abroad, attended NAFSA’s national conference in Denver last week and presented a poster session featuring her Fulbright experience in Germany and highlighting upcoming opportunities in six countries.  Read the rest of this entry →

Manno’s Article Published in ‘The Piano Magazine’

Posted on May 27, 2016

Terrie Manno’s article, titled “What are they thinking? The key to your students’ best performances” has been published in the May/June 2016 edition of Clavier Companion, “The Piano Magazine.” Her thesis is that music students perform more successfully when they have developed and practiced mental thought streams that they link and sync to the physical execution of their work.

Dr. Severson Earns QM Certification for Course

Posted on May 27, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for her online course: SPED 620 – Perspectives and Policies in Special Education.

QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. She will be recognized for this success at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Sue on this achievement!

Paul Appointed to Fargo-Moorhead Pride Collective Board of Directors

Posted on May 25, 2016

Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs program, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Collective. Dr. Paul was nominated by faculty and students at MSUM.  Read the rest of this entry →

Sillerud Admitted to American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellowship Program

Posted on May 16, 2016

Brandi Sillerud, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor and MHA graduate program coordinator in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, was admitted to the American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellowship program.  Read the rest of this entry →

Employee Excellence Award Winners

Posted on May 13, 2016

Yesterday, employees were recognized with MSUM’s annual Employee Excellence Awards. Please join us in congratulating the following employees:

Excellence in Service to Students

  • Alex Fogarty, Assistant Professor, School of Media, Arts & Design

Culture Champion

  • Faculty involved in the anti-bullying initiative/training (Sherry Short, Dr. Laurie Blunsom, Dr. Annette Morrow, Ricky Greenwell, Dr. Andrew Chen, Alexandria Fogarty, Dr. Mary Dosch, Dr. Magdalene Chalikia)

Excellence in Service to the Community

  • Elizabeth Evert-Karnes, Managing Director, Center for the Arts

Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr. Ellen Fagerstrom, Professor of Mathematics

Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

  • Dr. Mary Stone, Associate Professor, Paseka School of Business

Dalan, Wallace Participate in ArcheoBlitz

Posted on May 13, 2016

Rinita Dalan (Anthropology & Earth Science) and Rebecca Wallace (Geoarchaeology major) participated in an “ArcheoBlitz” May 5-7 at the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (KNRI), North Dakota. This event, part of the National Park Service Centennial, built on a BioBlitz model that has been used to gather natural resources information and engage the public with science-based activities at National Parks across the country.  Read the rest of this entry →

Severson Completes Quality Matters Courses

Posted on May 12, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning has completed two Quality Matters Courses. Quality Matters is a non-profit organization dedicated to quality assurance in online education. The two courses completed were Applying the QM Rubrics and Improving Your Online Course.

Sinner Founding Member of Cone Pack

Posted on May 12, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner is a founding member of Cone Pack, a new FM area artist collective.

Cone Pack’s inaugural event, “Mug Market” will take place on Saturday, May 14 in partnership with 20 Below Coffee Co. in Fargo. Enjoy Saturday in downtown Fargo with the highest quality coffee and a handcrafted ceramic mug. Each purchase of a handmade mug created by one of Cone Pack’s artists will include a drink token for 20 Below Coffee Co.

Cone Pack is a group of seven artists who work primarily with clay. The founding members of Cone Pack are Guillermo Guardia, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner, and MSUM alumni Chris Boedigheimer, Catie Miller, Sam Norman, and Brooke Stewart.

Brandt Appointed to M State Children’s Health Behavioral Program Advisory Board

Posted on May 06, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt has been appointed to the Advisory Board at Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s Children’s Health Behavioral Program.  Read the rest of this entry →

Lall’s Paper Accepted for Publication in Engineering Management Journal

Posted on May 06, 2016

Vinod Lall, Paseka School of Business, Om Yadav and Md. Mahabubur Rahaman, North Dakota State University and Bimal Nepal, Texan A&M, had a paper “Lean Implementation and Organizational Transformation: a Literature Review” accepted for publication in Engineering Management Journal (EMJ). EMJ is quarterly journal of the American Society of Engineering Management and has an acceptance rate of 30 percent.

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