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Schnepf: Slowly but surely, Dragon football keeps getting better

Posted on August 19, 2015

By Kevin Schnepf

MOORHEAD – Jake Hodge was an 18-year-old freshman playing quarterback for a college program more than a century old. Hodge showed his age.

To make matters worse, the Minnesota State Moorhead football team did not—a once proud and successful program that had become synonymous with losing ever since it moved from the NAIA level to NCAA Division II in 1995. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Visual Arts students participated in archeological project in Tuscany

Posted on August 18, 2015

Kenny (Arthur) Bowling and Jordan Falkum, students from the School of Visual Arts, participated in a five week program at The Villa del Vergigno Archaeological Project in Montelupo Fiorentino, a small Tuscan town on the Arno River, just ten miles west of Florence. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Sports Media and GO! TEAM Earn Three National Honors

Posted on August 12, 2015

MSUM Dragon Sports Media and their GO! TEAM internship program took home two National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators ‘Best Of’ Awards and a Sports Video Group College Sports Media Awards finalist honor this summer.
The NACMA ‘Best Of’ Awards are a national honor awarded to three different groups in a variety of categories. Group I is the BCS Division I schools, Group II consists of the FCS Division I schools, and Group III is all Division II, III, NAIA, junior colleges, International, or non-Division I schools. Read the rest of this entry →

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students return from Macedonia

Posted on August 11, 2015

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students Justine Peterson and Meagan Wensted recently returned from Stobi, Macedonia where they participated in the Balkan Heritage Archeological Site Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture. While at the archeological dig, they learned various state of the art techniques for documenting artifacts including RTI, Photogrammetry, 3-D imaging, and surveying. They also visited many Hellenistic and Roman sites in the area.

MSUM Physics majors bring hands-on science projects to kids and families

Posted on July 17, 2015

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.

School Psychology faculty and Graduate Students part of statewide RTI conference

Posted on June 19, 2015

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.

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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Student Olivia Bain won HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award

Posted on June 16, 2015

MSUM student Olivia Bain won the Best Student Visual Artist award in The High Plains Reader’s Best of the Best 2015 awards.

Best Student Visual Artist: Olivia Bain

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

College students’ projects influence area businesses

Posted on May 27, 2015

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.

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Three students volunteer for Formula E race in Long Beach, Ca.

Posted on May 22, 2015

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.

INSIGHT: Volunteering for Formula E

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.

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With loss came lessons: After arms ripped off as a 3-year-old, Parker Sebens set to graduate

Posted on May 18, 2015

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 →

Psychology graduate receives prestigious Paterson award

Posted on May 18, 2015

KatieJohanson_9550 webcopyKatherine 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 →

Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi

Posted on May 13, 2015

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.

Students Present at NACADA Conference

Posted on May 13, 2015

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.

Kasey Karsnia Wacker recently awarded Stanley Hooper Award for Educational Excellence

Posted on May 12, 2015

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

Posted on May 12, 2015

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 →

Philosophy student accepted into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy

Posted on May 11, 2015

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

Posted on May 08, 2015

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 →

MSUM Women’s Rugby went to National Sevens Tournament

Posted on May 07, 2015

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 →

Advertising students advance to elite eight in National Student Advertising Competition

Posted on May 06, 2015
MSUM’s advertising campaigns capstone class, taught by Jody Mattern, has advanced to the national level in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team accepted an advertising challenge for Pizza Hut in August with the goal of increasing online ordering at by 75 percent. MSUM’s campaign slogan is, “Delivering Bold Ideas.”
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