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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.

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 →

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