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Sash Ceremony is Dec. 16

Posted on November 30, 2015

We are honored to announce our graduating international students during our Sash Ceremony. Please join International Student Services in congratulating our graduates by attending the Sash Ceremony. The fall semester Sash Ceremony will be on Wednesday December 16th in the CMU Ballroom from 4-6pm. The Sash Ceremony is a presentation of Sashes from the student’s country of citizenship. Pease attend the Sash Ceremony to witness the presentation of Sashes.

Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students and Professors Present Research at National Conference

Posted on November 25, 2015

The following faculty and student research was presented at the annual Speech Language Hearing Association conference in Denver, CO Nov. 12-14, 2015.
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Alyssa McDonough, graduate student, presented at Synergy in Science conference

Posted on November 24, 2015

Alyssa McDonough, graduate student in School Psychology, presented at Synergy in Science conference. Alyssa McDonough presented a talk titled “Using an inquiry-based, constructivist learning approach for an introductory Entomology class” at the Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions ASA, CSSA, SSSA, ESA 2015 Meeting in Minneapolis, MN last week. Ms. McDonough’s talk was based on a project in collaboration with James Kopco and Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth from North Dakota State University. Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program students presented at National Collegiate Honors Conference in Chicago November 14

Posted on November 18, 2015

Sam Szczesny (Graphic Com) and Stefan Nelson (Math), along with Director Lisa Nawrot, also attended sessions on a variety of topics including assessment, retention, community building, pedagogy, peer tutoring, undergraduate research, FYE, and fundraising.

The students particularly enjoyed the conference plenary speaker Emerson Spartz, the CEO of Chicago-based Spartz Media and the founder of MuggleNet, a Harry Potter fansite. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s rugby team advances to nationals

Posted on November 16, 2015

Rugby copyCongratulations to MSUM’s Women’s Rugby team! After being awarded the first seed following an undefeated regular season, the women faced off against fourth seeded University of Wisconsin-Platteville. With a win of 89-5, they advanced to the Regional Championship game against Wayne State College, also undefeated. Wayne defeated the third seed, Gustavus Adolphus College 66-10. MSUM and Wayne’s bitter rivalry goes back years, with Wayne eliminating MSUM in 2013 and MSUM eliminating them last year in 2014.

The championship game kicked off on Wayne’s home field on, November 15. At the end of the first half, MSUM kept Wayne from scoring with a score of 10-0. Unfortunately for Wayne, MSUM’s first half didn’t end up being their best as they finished the game with a score of 36-12. The women ended Wayne’s season and advanced to the National Championship, which will be held in Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 5-6. Best of luck to our women’s rugby team, and congratulations on making it back to the National Championship!

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” performs in Ulen, MN

Posted on November 10, 2015

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” World Music and Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, hit the road this past weekend to perform at the Top Hat Theatre in Ulen, MN as a part of Ulen’s Community Performing Arts Series. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Percussionists Attend International Conference

Posted on November 10, 2015

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at MSUM, will take a group of four MSUM percussion students to San Antonio, TX this week to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) Nov. 11th-14th. This annual convention attracts over 7,000+ percussionists from around the world for four days of clinics, masterclasses, and world-class performances. Their trip is partially supported through funds from the MSUM School of Performing Arts.

Construction Management: Seven inducted into Honor Society

Posted on November 09, 2015

Seven Construction Management (CM) students were inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi on Wednesday, Nov. 4.  Sigma Lambda Chi is the International Honor Society for Construction Management.  Requirements to be a member of Sigma Lambda Chi are: Read the rest of this entry →

Follow MSUM PRSSA on Twitter as they represent MSUM in Georgia

Posted on November 06, 2015

Nate Gilbraith, Sarah Knight, Corin Puhalla, Morgan Wall, Cassidy Hied and Megan McInroy are off to Atlanta, Georgia representing MSUM PRSSA. Stay updated with their trip by following @msum_prssa on Twitter.

Club Rugby teams advance

Posted on November 04, 2015

Women’s rugby traveled to Rochester, MN this past weekend to the Minnesota Final Four Rugby tournament. Beating Wisconsin River Falls 72-7 and handing the loss to a previously undefeated Gustavus squad 63-5 for the Minnesota championship for the 3rd year in a row and advance to the Midwest regional playoffs in Nebraska. Read the rest of this entry →

Model of UN team participated in Model Arab League Upper Midwest Conference

Posted on October 27, 2015

Model of UN team participated in the Model Arab League Upper Midwest Conference at University of North Dakota this weekend. Palestine and United Arab Emirates were the countries that 6 students from MSUM: Kelsey Slattery, Daniela Kossowski, Jamaal Abegaz, Taysir Bader, Brett Rice, David Kujawa, Michael Stilwell, and Zaxhari Anderson represented during their time in Grand Forks. The Dragons came home with four awards. Daniela Kossowski, Taysir Bader, David Kujawa got Outstanding Delegate awards and Jamaal Abegaz Honorable Delegate. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Climbing Club Conquers Fall Crawl

Posted on October 27, 2015

This Saturday the MSUM Climbing Club traveled over to NDSU for their annual Fall Crawl climbing competition. Climbers had 3 hours to climb 7 different routes. The MSUM winners are as follows: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s Fuego Tropical performs for 2,500 students today with the FM Learning Bank

Posted on October 19, 2015

MSUM’s Steel Drum and World Music Ensemble, “Fuego Tropical,” will present three performances today in Hanson Theatre for over 2,500 elementary school students. Directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, the ensemble has been performing at area schools and bringing school aged children to campus annually for over a decade. Read the rest of this entry →

Elly Lehn, construction management student, accepted to Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar

Posted on October 13, 2015

Elly Lehn, student majoring in Construction Management, was accepted to the Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar.  This seminar is hosted by Kiewit, one of the largest and most respected construction, mining, and engineering organizations operating in North American and Australia.  Elly is one of the top fifty collegiate female leaders to be chosen to attend this seminar.  Through this she will be challenged to develop stronger leadership skills and abilities.  This seminar also provides amazing networking opportunities with other successful female leaders within the construction industry.  The Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar will be held the end of October in Omaha, Nebraska at Kiewit’s headquarters.

Student Madeline Murnion’s solo exhibition opens Oct. 9 in downtown gallery

Posted on October 09, 2015

Madeline Murnion, student at MSUM with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, has a solo exhibition at the downtown gallery Make Room. The show runs through October, opening reception is on October 9th from 7:00 – 9:00. This opening is free to the public. Murnion’s show features her current relief work in woodcuts. 806 Main Ave. Fargo, ND. Read the rest of this entry →

Student John Fitzer chosen to present metaphysics paper

Posted on September 29, 2015

John Fitzer, Philosophy major, has been chosen to present his metaphysics paper “Sailing on the High Seas” at the 4th Annual Columbia College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Saturday, October 17th in Columbia, Missouri. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Nancy Paul and grad student Priyanka Graten published research article

Posted on September 22, 2015

Speech-Language Pathology graduate student Priyanka Graten and Dr. Nancy Paul published in the online Ohio Speech-Language-Pathology journal, E-Hearsay. The research article Investigation of Script Training Approach to Aphasia Treatment was published in a scholarly format as well as an aphasia friendly format so persons with aphasia could access the research pertaining to them more easily. The single-subject design study focused on thesis research completed with a client in MSUM’s on-campus Speech Language & Hearing Clinic.

Public views findings of MSUM’s archaeological dig at Buffalo River State Park

Posted on September 21, 2015

Near Glyndon, MN (WDAY/WDAZ TV) – Details of the areas history is being dug up, literally.

MSUM Professor George Holley is leading a project that has uncovered bones and tools believed to be more than 8,000 years old. There are more than 700 sites that have been looked at around Buffalo State Park.

On Sunday, as part of Minnesota Archaeology Week, some were able to see the sites firsthand. People went on tours of MSUM’s Regional Science Center and explored the area where many of the recent discoveries were made.

George Holley/MSUM Professor of Anthropology, “It goes back to about 8,000 years ago and is probably until 1600 or somewhere like that. So we have thousands and thousands of years of people lingering here to hunt bison, to process bison and probably people who were living year round here as well.”

Professor Holley says it will take at least six months to a year to finish his work on this project.

Originally published in The Forum.

KTYD, the Japanese Dance group on campus, performed at Langern Lighting Festival

Posted on September 21, 2015

KTYD, the Japanese dance group on campus, performed at the Como Park and Conservatory’s Lantern Lighting Festival Aug. 23, 2015. It was also the 60th Anniversary of the sisterhood between Saint Paul and Nagasaki with five dignitaries and the mayor of St. Paul present.

“I’m very proud of my group,” Desiree Miller, the president of KTYD said. “It was an amazing experience for our team and a wonderful crowd to perform for. The members are very dedicated and worked above and beyond what we have ever done in order to make sure that we were prepared for this event. Our members pushed the limit, and we managed to learn four dances this year and reviewed one that we had done in a previous year.” Read the rest of this entry →

The Great Plains Reading Review now online

Posted on September 17, 2015

The book reviewing service, The Great Plains Reading Review, is now online at This is their fourth volume, which was first published in 2005. The journal is staffed by MSUM students who write reviews of new books written for children and young adults. MSUM Honor’s student, Taylor Kasprzak, is the Managing Editor and web designer.

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