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Anthropology and Earth Science students, faculty attend 75th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference

Posted on October 12, 2017

Twelve students and five faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science attended the Plains Anthropological Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 4-17, 2017. The following seven co-authored talks and posters were presented, encompassing research across archaeology, cultural anthropology, geoarchaeology, geology, and GIS:  Read the rest of this entry →

Bee Wisenden publishes paper in Clinical Anatomy journal

Posted on October 06, 2017

Bee Wisenden (Biosciences Department) published a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Clinical Anatomy entitled “Emotional response of undergraduates to cadaver dissection.” This research was based on the experiences of MSUM students enrolled in BIOL 323 Human Anatomy. Cadaver dissection evokes an emotional response that affects some students more than others, and can be a barrier to learning. In this paper, the results of experimental pedagogy are reported that showed that humanization of donors (providing information about the donor’s occupation, health history, cause of death) helps some students feel more comfortable learning course material. There are five MSUM undergraduate co-authors on this paper (Katherine Budke, Chelsea Klemetson, Tana Kurtti, Chandi Patel and Trenda Schwantz) who helped administer the survey, collate the data and present earlier versions of this research at the Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference.

Film and animation students, alumni and faculty exhibit work in Minne Mini Film Festival

Posted on October 05, 2017

Film and Animation students, alumni and faculty exhibit work in the Minne Mini Film Festival. The sold-out event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theatre in uptown Minneapolis.

Short films made by MSUM Film Production alumni include Hipster Zombies created by Matt Eckholm, Welcome to the Future made by Paul Eckhardt, and World’s Best Axe Murderer by Eric W. Carlson.  Read the rest of this entry →

Counseling and Student Affairs student to present at National conference

Posted on October 02, 2017

Counseling and Student Affairs student Rebel Marie, was selected to present at the American Counselor Association Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Ga., in April. The presentation is entitled The Incompetent Counselor: A Multicultural Approach in Working with Trans Clients. The presentation will explore many of the hurdles transgender people face as they try to receive counseling. Rebel has also been invited to be the keynote speaker for the second annual Great Plains Affirming Campus at Mayville State University on October 28. She will be presenting on the subject of queer careers and exploring the pitfalls of searching for work and balancing identity.

Dr. Wooyang Kim, Drew Sannes awarded best paper in sports marketing track at conference

Posted on October 02, 2017

Dr. Wooyang Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Paseka School of Business, and Drew Sannes, MBA Student and Research Assistant, received the award for the best paper in the sports marketing track at the Atlantic Marketing Association Conference 2017, Williamsburg, Va. The article title is “Sports Teams’ Well-Being: An Integrative Perspective of the Role of Conflict and Emotional Intelligence on Trust and Happiness” and conceptualizes a theory-based hypothetical model to examine the interactant antecedent effects on the resultant outcome of college athletes’ happiness and the mediating role of trust.  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty, students attend South Dakota Film Festival

Posted on September 28, 2017

Film Production and Animation students and alumni show work, win awards

Professors Anthony Adah, Don Clark, and Kyja K-Nelson of the School of Media Arts and Design, along with three vans full of students, represented MSUM at the 11th annual South Dakota Film Festival. Students participated in screenings, networking events, and Q/A sessions with filmmakers from around the world. MSUM students, faculty and alumni were also well represented in the Official Selections of the festival and honored with awards.  Read the rest of this entry →

Skalsky awarded all expenses paid trip to Field of Dreams Conference

Posted on September 25, 2017

Mathematics major Ashley Skalsky was awarded an all expenses paid trip to the Field of Dreams Conference that is hosted by the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences. The conference is an opportunity for students to explore different research opportunities including graduate school and REU’s. There are also panels and talks in a variety of mathematical fields.

Research paper by Wisenden, undergraduate students accepted for publication in CHEMOECOLOGY

Posted on September 07, 2017

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences Department, and seven undergraduate collaborators, had a research paper accepted for publication this week in the international peer-reviewed journal CHEMOECOLOGY. Co-authors were MSUM undergraduates Mikaela Hanson and Whitney Shegrud, University of Minnesota Undergraduates Alexai Falkner, Ingrid Holstrom, Samantha Molitor, and Samual Willard, and University of Utah undergraduate Joshua Gillen.  Read the rest of this entry →

Kalthoff passes financial mathematics actuarial exam

Posted on September 07, 2017

The Paseka School of Business would like to congratulate finance major and FMA president Jenna Kalthoff for passing the Financial Mathematics actuarial exam (Exam 2) this summer.

Mathematics students pass actuarial exams

Posted on September 02, 2017

MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, Billy Pederson, Daniel Schneck, Zach Snell, and Madalyn Winger all passed Exam 2/Financial Mathematics. Mason LaRock passed both Exam 1/Probability and Exam 2.

Mathematics students pass actuarial exams

Posted on September 01, 2017

MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, Billy Pederson, Daniel Schneck, Zach Snell, and Madalyn Winger all passed Exam 2/Financial Mathematics. Mason LaRock passed both Exam 1/Probability and Exam 2.

School Psychology students attend state MTSS conference

Posted on August 29, 2017

Ten graduate students in School Psychology attended and volunteered at the North Dakota statewide MultiTiered Systems of Support (MTSS) conference. The 2017 MTSS conference theme was “Building Effective Systems for Student Success.” Over 300 educators from across the region attended the 3 day conference. Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology faculty, also was on the conference planning committee.

Enebechi participates in a SURF research experience

Posted on August 28, 2017

Chidubem “Nuela” Enebechi participated in a SURF summer research program at Purdue University. Nuela is currently at senior majoring in computer science. While at Purdue, she worked with Dr. Pablo Zavattieri on a project of Modelling of Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (PXCM). Their research examines materials that can go through a high impact deformation and then return back to their original form. Nuela has gained valuable knowledge and experience during her three months working with NanaoHub researchers, other SURF student researchers, graduate students, and Purdue faculty.  Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program Scholarships awarded

Posted on August 24, 2017

Four students have been awarded Honors Program Scholarships this year!  Read the rest of this entry →

Art faculty, alumni and students help create North America’s largest brick sculpture to celebrate community diversity 

Posted on August 17, 2017

For two years, MSUM Art Professor Brad Bachmeier has been leading a project to install several large-scale brick sculptures at a new skate and bike park in the Golden Ridge community at Madison Park in North Fargo. The community is one of the most diverse and economically challenged in the FM metro area. The project involved collaboration with the Legacy Children’s Foundation, City of Fargo, Fargo Parks and Madison Elementary school children to help celebrate diversity through art and create ownership for community members in the park. Over 300 community members, artists, school children and volunteers have participated in the project including dozens of MSUM alumni, staff and students.  Read the rest of this entry →

Drew Sannes, Dr. Wooyang Kim’s paper accepted in conference

Posted on August 07, 2017
Drew Sannes (MBA student) and Dr. Wooyang Kim’s (assistant professor of marketing) co-authored paper has been accepted in the Atlantic Marketing Association 42nd Annual Conference 2017.
The paper, entitled “Sports Team’s Well-being: An Integrative Perspective of the Role of Conflict and Emotional Intelligence on Trust and Happiness,” aims to develop a conceptual model to understand team dynamics in college athletes in terms of how to positively maintain the college athletes’ emotional well-being.  The Atlantic Marketing Association 42nd Annual Conference will be held in Williamsburg, VA on September 27-30, 2017.

Athletic Training students place fourth in 2017 NATA Quiz Bowl Competition

Posted on August 01, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the MSUM Athletic Training student quiz bowl team placed fourth among a field of ten United States teams in the 2017 National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Student Quiz Bowl competition in Houston, Texas. To qualify for the national quiz bowl competition, the team first won the Minnesota Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA) student competition and then the won the NATA District 4 competition. This team was the first MSUM team to win the quiz bowl at the state level, and then the first Minnesota champion team to win at the district level.

Members representing the 2017 MSUM quiz bowl team were Shae Brown, Jesse Differding, Shawn Sherman, and Alexis Berscheit. Congratulations to the MSUM student quiz bowl team for representing MSUM so well this past spring and summer locally, regionally and nationally!

Four MSUM students present at national planetarium conference

Posted on July 31, 2017

July 18-20 four MSUM Physics and Astronomy students attended and presented at the Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  Melissa Foley, Boston Heaford, Jane Glanzer and Elizabeth Dougherty, along with Planetarium Director Sara Schultz,  presented their work on developing science content and programming for the planetarium. The conference was focused on engaging and educating planetarium audiences in a wide variety of ways including presentation skills and interpreting complex data sets for general audiences.  The development work was funded in part by the Strong Summer Research Internship.

MSUM student research project explores possible role for henna in cancer treatment

Posted on July 24, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A collaborative research project between Minnesota State University Moorhead sophomore Mark Lueders and Samford University professor emeritus Mike Howell adds to compelling evidence that a chemical produced by the henna plant might be useful in treating cancer and offers insight into appropriate dosage.

Lueders is one of twelve students from undergraduate institutions across the U.S. at Samford this summer taking part in a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by the university’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The students are investigating questions in local ecology, microbiology, genetics, enzymology, cell culture, organic molecule synthesis and thin film macromolecules. Each student is developing specialized and marketable skills while learning to communicate about science research. 

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GO! TEAM doubles their gold, winning four NACMA ‘Best of’ Awards

Posted on July 19, 2017
The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has honored the MSUM Dragon Athletics GO! TEAM with four ‘Best of Awards’ for 2016-17.  

Initiated in 2003, the NACMA Best of Awards program honors outstanding achievement in marketing and promotions. Awards are presented in 14 categories, with each category divided into three groups based upon school size and conference affiliations to promote fairness. Nearly 1,000 entries were received for the 2016-17 year. The winners were recognized during NACMA’s 26th Annual Convention at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 14 in Orlando, Florida.

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