A group of MSUM Physics majors took time out of their busy summer work and research schedules to bring some hands-on science to kids and families attending the Clay County Fair last Saturday. Dana Koczur, Kyle Salk, Elias Holte and Andrew Block took a subset of hands-on physics activities traditionally used at the Annual Physics Demo Show to the fair. Their efforts were well received by the crowds at the fair. If you want to know more about the Society of Physics Students visit them on Facebook or stop by the department.
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The 5th Annual ND Response to Intervention/MTSS conference was held in Fargo June 8-10th with over 330 educators from all over North Dakota and the FM area attending. Dr. Lisa Stewart and 8 graduate students in the MSUM School Psychology program volunteered at the event. Dr. Stewart was on the conference planning committee. Dr. Margaret Potter, School Psychology, also attended the conference. Speakers included Dr. Kim Gibbons, Wayne Callendar, and Dr. Don Kincaid as well as several breakout sessions. CHAMPS training by Safe and Civil Schools was also provided at the conference.
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.
MSUM student Olivia Bain won the Best Student Visual Artist award in The High Plains Reader’s Best of the Best 2015 awards.
Olivia Bain is the very first winner of HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award. The new category was added to increase awareness of young talented artists. Bain is a ceramics major at Minnesota State University Moorhead and also works at the Plains Art Museum. She’s an incredible sculpture artist, who’s crafted everything from a 16-foot hippo snake to a 4-foot lobster claw made of metal rods.
Second: Hillary Ehlen • Third: Chase Body
MOORHEAD – Gone are the days when a student’s work was confined to the classroom.
This past semester at Minnesota State University Moorhead, seven business students served as consultants for two local companies. At North Dakota State University, two landscape architecture students designed an outdoor classroom for the Red River Zoo.
MSUM students Kate Sullivan, Waylon Macek and Ben LeMay made the journey to Long Beach, Ca., for the Formula ePrix race. They volunteered to help with the event and were interviewed for the Formula E website.
Long Beach|30 Apr 15
Motorsport inhabits a glamorous world. Fast cars, cutting-edge technology, high-end hospitality.
But for all the star-studded parties and exotic travel, the races themselves require an army of staff, working long and hard hours, to make the magic happen. At Formula E, the events wouldn’t be possible without the amazing help of the vast array of volunteers, who generously give their time in exchange to be part of the show.
MILNOR, N.D.—The little boy who once pulled at the heartstrings of people in our region after his arms were severed in a grain auger on the family farm is all grown up and ready for college.
In one week, and nearly 15 years after the horrific accident that almost took his life, 18-year-old Parker Sebens of Milnor will graduate from high school. Read the rest of this entry →
Katherine A. Johanson, a psychology and gerontology major, received the prestigious Donald G. Paterson Undergraduate Award in Psychology at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior to recognize and encourage high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level.
It’s the second time in 32 years that an MSUM student has received the award. John Gunstad received the award in 1997. The award citation, in part, stated: “Katherine demonstrated academic success in pursuing double majors in psychology and gerontology, among other facets of her undergraduate education, she has also consistently been the recipient of honors, awards, and scholarships.”
Johanson, who graduated summa cum laude from MSUM, was accepted into a number of doctoral programs, but will pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She received a $5,000 graduate fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Leilani Feliciano on developing cognitive profiles of older diabetics. Read the rest of this entry →
On May 4th, the Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The inductees are:
Oyinkansola Adeyemi, Sarah Besette, Tyler Carlson, Alexandra Gomez, Rebecca Greenmyer, Dana Jacobs, Caroline Kinskey, Bianca Milz, Cameron Monson, Andrew Swedzinski, Eloise Warren, and Geoffrey Zehnacker.
Taylor Rodriguez, Economics major, and Madhuri Tiwari, Psychology major, presented on the student panel at the Region 6 NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising conference held in Fargo on May 9.
Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, is proud to announce that Kasey Karsnia Wacker, a senior majoring in Communication Arts/Literature Education at MSUM, was recently awarded the Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding student teachers and is provided through the teachers’ professional organization ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Read more about Kasey and her award here. Kasey will be graduating on Friday.
Criminal Justice, Gerontology, and Sociology Students Inducted into National Honor Societies on May 7
On Thursday, May 7, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted 25 students into one of three national honor societies, and 3 students were each inducted into two national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards. Read the rest of this entry →
It is with great excitement the Philosophy Department would like to congratulate Dylan O’Brien on his acceptance into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy for Fall 2015. Dylan double majored in Philosophy and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude from MSUM in Spring 2013.
Mathematics faculty and graduates attended and presented at MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference
Three faculty members from the Mathematics Department, Tammy Fitting, Tim Harms, and Tammie Schmiess attended the MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 30th –May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry →
Women’s Rugby traveled to the United States Military Base in West Point, New York this past weekend, May 2 and 3. They played in the National Rugby Sevens championships. Moorhead placed fifth, constellation champions, out of eight teams from around the United States. Teams needed to be invited to participate in the tournament based off of the success of their past season. This was the first time MSUM has gone to the National Sevens tournament. Read the rest of this entry →
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Watch “TOGETHER: Dragon Basketball’s Historic Season” Documentary at the Fargo Theatre on May 6 at 7 p.m.
Minnesota State University Moorhead film production major Caleb Stumpfl has created an hour-long documentary on the Dragon men’s basketball team’s historic run to the NCAA Elite 8 and Dragon Athletics is excited to announce the premiere of the film will be at the Fargo Theatre on May 6. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM’s DECA Team returned home from the International Career Development Conference in Orlando with immense success.
MSUM students, Tony Roetzel and Joshua Wehseler, were awarded first place for their presentation at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. Roetzel and Wehseler are members of DECA, an organization sponsored by the Paseka School of Business at MSUM that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA students qualify for the international competition by placing at the state level. Twelve other qualifiers accompanied the champions to Orlando, several distinguishing themselves in the process. Read the rest of this entry →
On Friday, May 1st an induction ceremony was held for 21 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Paseka School of Business congratulates these students who join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate programs at schools accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are eligible for this invitation.
The following is a list of the 2014-2015 class of new Beta Gamma Sigma members: Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM Photography student Jordyn Steffen is among twenty-four artists selected for inclusion in Shadow and Light, a juried show presented by Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Read the rest of this entry →