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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:

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 →

Dr. Camille Brandt presented paper at IASE 14th Biennial Conference in Poland

Posted on July 07, 2015

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, attended and presented a paper at the IASE 14th Biennial Conference on Inclusive Education in Wroclaw, Poland, June 21- 25, 2015. Dr Brandt’s work addressed the creation of pathways towards more inclusive communities. While attending the conference, Dr. Brandt was able to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camps with peers from universities around the world. The conference proceedings and community extensions were powerful.

Lines&Notes performers Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno are featured at Teacher Training Institute

Posted on June 30, 2015

Poet and spoken-word artist Kevin Zepper and pianist Terrie Manno were guest performers at Prairie Public Television’s Regional Arts, History Culture and STEM Teacher Training Institute that took place at Concordia College on June 23 – 24, 2015. Their hour-long performance included many of their signature collaborative works, plus two pieces that they developed and created on-the-spot with help from the sixty K-12 teachers in attendance. Read the rest of this entry →

Anna Arnar, School of Visual Art, published an essay in a book titled “+ Que 20 Ans Après”

Posted on June 19, 2015

Anna Arnar, School of Visual Art, published an essay in a book titled “+ Que 20 Ans Après” published by the Sternberg Press in Berlin. Edited by Sabine Folie, former director of the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the book explores the legacy of Mallarmé in conceptual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. For more information see

Dr. Terrie Manno and the Manno-Dean Piano Duo perform to standing-room-only crowd in Budapest, Hungary

Posted on June 18, 2015

Dr. Terrie Manno, SPA pianist, and her partner Michael Dean gave a solo and duet recital at the historic Franz Liszt Academy Museum in Budapest, Hungary, on June 6, 2015. They performed works by Franz Schubert, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ottorino Respighi, and Vincent d’Indy. The audience requested two encores and the piano duo complied with works by Scott Joplin and Johannes Brahms.

Dr. Sean Taylor presented at 15th Annual Reacting to the Past Conference at Barnard College

Posted on June 18, 2015

Dr. Sean Taylor presented at the 15th Annual Reacting to the Past Conference at Barnard College in New York City on June 12, 2015. Dr. Taylor, along with Jan Erik Mustad, co-presenter from the University at Agder, in Kristiansand, Norway, presented their findings on using the role-playing pedagogy “Reacting to the Past” as a tool for English language learning.

Dr. Claudia Gates was recently appointed as a CAEP Site Visitor with the CAEP Accreditation Council

Posted on June 17, 2015

Dr. Claudia Gates was recently appointed as a CAEP Site Visitor with the CAEP Accreditation Council. She will have the opportunity to attend a hybrid online/face-to-face training, a series of six webinars, a 2.5 day face-to-face regional training, an additional short series of webinars, and a final qualifying assessment. Dr. Gates is excited to serve a program that promotes academic excellence, and she will use the information to support the educational goals of the department.

Minnesota State University Moorhead runs away with Fargo Marathon College Challenge

Posted on June 16, 2015

 The MSUM Dragons scorched the competition as they become the winner of the 2015 Fargo Marathon College Challenge. 

The challenge was part of this year’s tri-college theme where runners made their way through each campus in the F-M area.

MSUM had more students, staff and faculty running in the marathon than any other university.

Steve Fox/MSUM Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations, “Part of our university is about being involved in the community, and that we don’t, students don’t just come here and come to the MSUM bubble. It’s about getting active into the community.”

As the winner, the university will receive $5,000. The money will go toward student scholarships.

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MSUM’s Ronda Peterson to Receive NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Posted on June 16, 2015

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead assistant athletic trainer Ronda Peterson has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients, it was announced on Thursday.

A native of Hoffman, Minn., Peterson has been an assistant athletic trainer at MSUM since 1999. Prior to that she was head athletic trainer at Concordia College for five years and also was head athletic trainer at her alma mater, Minnesota Morris. Read the rest of this entry →

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, STL, selected as CAEP site visitors

Posted on June 11, 2015

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa in the School of Teaching and Learning have been selected as CAEP (Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation) site visitors. Read the rest of this entry →

BostAnne: Leading for the Long Run

Posted on June 09, 2015

MSUM film production alumnus Caleb Stumpfl accompanied President Anne Blackhurst to document her journey to the Boston Marathon this past spring. Read the rest of this entry →

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