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Once a Vikings Fan, MSUM Student Lands an Internship with the Packers

Posted on May 13, 2016

By Eric Peterson, The Forum

MOORHEAD—Tomi Thompson was at a Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game a few years ago when she decided what she wanted to do for a career.

During one of the media timeouts at the Metrodome, the wife of a military member was recognized for her husband serving overseas. The wife was then surprised by her spouse who had returned home. The couple hugged in an emotional scene.

“I would say that was the moment,” said Thompson, a 2010 Barnesville (Minn.) High School graduate. “The reason that I love working in sports is that you’re able to connect with such a diverse network of people.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Construction Management Students Rock National Exam

Posted on May 12, 2016

Spring 2016 AC Construction Certification Exam Results

Eighteen of the 20 Minnesota State University Moorhead Construction Management spring 2016 graduates passed the national construction management exam for a 90 percent pass rate. The national average pass rate was 52 percent. In addition, the average test score for MSUM students was 76.1 percent, while the national average score was 68.8 percent. The MSUM results met or exceeded the national average in all 20 Construction Management Student Learning Outcome assessment categories.  Read the rest of this entry →

Criminal Justice, Gerontology, Sociology Students Inducted into National Honor Societies May 5

Posted on May 09, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted 17 students into one of three national honor societies, including one student was inducted into two national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

24 Students Inducted into Paseka School of Business Honor Society

Posted on May 04, 2016

 

On Friday, April 29 an induction ceremony was held for 24 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2015-2016 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. Read the rest of this entry →

Lifelong Journey

Posted on May 03, 2016

MSUM Couple Continues Education at Stanford University

By Danielle Rebel

It took traveling nearly 7,700 miles from Ethiopia to Minnesota for Iwnetim (Tim) Abate, 2015 (Physics), and Loza Tadesse, 2016 (Chemistry), to meet. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Paper Accepted into Peer-Reviewed Economics Journal

Posted on May 03, 2016

Dirk Jasperse, a Economics and Political Science double major, had his paper “Evaluating the Impact of Library Children’s program Attendance on Circulation of Library Children’s Materials” accepted for publication in Issues in Political Economy, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in Economics. Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program Scholarships Awarded

Posted on May 02, 2016

The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry →

Piano Student Wins F-M Area Collegiate Piano Competition

Posted on May 02, 2016

Junior music major Coen Hakeboom has been awarded the Dorothy Sewall Hector Scholarship. This piano competition is held every spring and is open to all undergraduate piano students in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Coen is a student of Dr. Terrie Manno.

MSUM Students Give Back Through VITA Program

Posted on May 02, 2016

MSUM students gave back to their communities in a big way this semester by becoming volunteers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, where they helped low-to-moderate income families who needed assistance preparing their 2015 tax returns. Read the rest of this entry →

4 MSUM Students Awarded by Penny Program

Posted on April 29, 2016

The Penny Program award winners have been chosen for the spring of 2016, and four MSUM students were selected. Read the rest of this entry →

3 MSUM Students Win Live Your Dream Contest

Posted on April 27, 2016

Soroptimist International of Moorhead is pleased to announce three winners for its Live Your Dream contest this year. The Moorhead club presented each woman with a $1,000 award. Read the rest of this entry →

Students Win Big

Posted on April 26, 2016

Seven students receive awards at the 2016 AAF-ND ceremony

Brittany Kelley, Freelance Writer

Seven students received Addy awards at the Feb. 26 American Advertising Federation of North Dakota (AAF-ND) Awards Ceremony. AAF-ND not only provides members with professional development and networking opportunities, but has recognizes creativity and excellence among the advertising and marketing fields.

MSUM student Addy Award Winners: Read the rest of this entry →

Gerontology Students, Faculty Attend Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

Posted on April 26, 2016

Gerontology students Amy Bechtle, Jessica Boonstra, Merianne Bott, Ana Brakel, Beau Cummings, Mayu Ishikawa, and Keren Mabisi, along with Gerontology Program Coordinator Sue Humphers-Ginther and Professors Shawn Ginther (Social Work) and Jessica Hausauer (Sociology), attended the 40th annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 22, 2016. Read the rest of this entry →

Sustainability Majors awarded National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowships

Posted on April 20, 2016

Hayley Hilfer, a Sustainability major with emphases in both Environmental Science and Environmental Policy, was one of 130 applicants selected for a summer research fellowship at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey in their Dynamic Urban Environmental Systems and Sustainability Program. This program is a multidisciplinary research effort involving near surface geophysics, urban geochemistry and urban ecology in northern New Jersey. Hayley will do urban ecology research involving biodiversity and ecosystem services in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

Sydney Stracke, also a Sustainability major with emphases in both Environmental Science and Environmental Policy, was awarded a highly competitive summer research fellowship at the University of Nevada-Reno in their program called “The Value of Snow: Summer Research Experiences in Drought Resiliency and Natural Resources Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Region”. Sydney will work on research involving food security and marginal lands in the Great Basin. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Students awarded with National Major of the Year

Posted on April 19, 2016

Congratulations to National Major of the Year in Health Education: Brittany York, MSUM

Congratulations to National Major of the Year in Physical Education: Kyle Krueger, MSUM

Kyle Krueger and Brittany York were awarded the National Major of the Year Award at the Nationals SHAPE America Conference held in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brandon Qual achieves 3rd place in the world championship of StarCraft II

Posted on April 18, 2016

Brandon Qual, a senior student in the Paseka School of Business (PSB) and Business Administration major (Marketing emphasis), is a well-known pro-gamer worldwide. He achieved 3rd place in the world championship of StarCraft II in Shanghai, China (the most popular simulation game in the world). Brandon is the only qualified pro-gamer in the US and one of two pro-gamers in the North America. Recently, he has placed in the top 3-4 in the International GPL. Read the rest of this entry →

Model UN Club wins 6 awards at conference

Posted on April 18, 2016
Congratulations to the Model United Nations Club beating out teams from Nationally Ranked Carleton College and others to win 6 awards at the Arrowhead Model UN Conference held Apr 14-17 in La Crosse, Wis. Taking home the most awards including Best Delegation (Russian Federation) and two Best Delegate Awards (David Kujawa, Taysir Badr) the MSUM MUN Club has again proven their place in the region as a powerhouse in International Relations Simulations.

MSUM Journalism Students Honored by Professional Organizations

Posted on April 15, 2016

Campus News named best college newscast by Society of Professional Journalists for second straight year

For the second year in a row, the Society of Professional Journalists has named MSUM’s Campus News the winner in the student newscast category in their annual Mark of Excellence Region 6 Awards.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 6 includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. First place winners in each category advance to the national round of judging. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Entertainment Group attended conference for campus activities

Posted on April 15, 2016

Members of Dragon Entertainment Group recently attended the National Association for Campus Activities Northern Plains regional conference in Madison, WI. Dragon Entertainment Group received the Series Programming Award for their Pinterest series. Coffeehouse Coordinator Connie Von Ohlen accepted the award on behalf of The Group. This honor is presented to a member institution whose program demonstrates student involvement, creativity and the achievement of stated program goals. Brianna Bradley was selected as a member of the stage crew for the conference. Her practical experience compliments her music industry major. Additionally, Lindsay Marosi-Kramer received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the region. The Northern Plains region is made up of colleges and universities from a 8 state region

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