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Drs. Dosch, Paul lead study abroad course in Dominican Republic

Posted on June 22, 2017

Dr. Mary Dosch, Psychology, and Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs, recently returned from co-teaching a 12 day study abroad course to the Dominican Republic. This intercultural, interdisciplinary tour included graduate and undergraduate students from Counseling and Student Affairs, Anthropology, Social Work, Speech Language Hearing and Education.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News named national finalist in SPJ 2016 Mark of Excellence awards

Posted on June 12, 2017

Campus News was named a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2016 Mark of Excellence national finalist in the Best All-Around Television Newscast category.

Watch the winning newscast: Campus News 4-30-16.

Campus News is a collaborative learning project where faculty and industry professionals mentor students to produce a weekly television program that airs on Prairie Public Television. MSUM’s Campus News is broadcast into the homes of more than a million people via Prairie Public Television. The 30-minute newscast includes local, regional and national stories, and is written, reported, photographed, edited, anchored and produced by students.

Paralegal student selected for national essay scholarship

Posted on May 12, 2017

Candace Gould, Paralegal, submitted a winning essay for the Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) Scholarship. The LEX Scholarship is awarded by the American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE), the national organization for paralegal programs. Winners are awarded a $500 scholarship and are invited to speak at the national AAfPE convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. Candace’s winning essay covered the topic of paralegal regulation.

Aidan Shafer ranks in top third of Putnam Mathematical Competition

Posted on May 09, 2017

Congratulations to Aidan Shafer, double major in Mathematics and Physics, who ranked in the top third of the Putnam Mathematical Competition, held on December 3, 2016. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in all the United States and Canada. On the last edition there were 4,164 contestants from 568 institutions.

MSUM’s Annual Math Team Contest Winners

Posted on May 09, 2017

Twenty MSUM students participated in the Mathematics Department’s 2nd Annual Math Team Contest on Saturday, April 22.

 team came in first place with Elias Eid, Sam Holen, and Jennifer Williams, each earning $100 in prize money. Two teams tied for second place: “The Winners” Kim An Truong, Yik Ping Khoo, and Myungjun Yeo and “Winners 17” Pratik Dahl, Rostand Fezeu, and Paige Meyer, each earning $50 in prize money.

Congratulations to all that participated in this year’s event.

Criminal Justice, Gerontology and Sociology students receive academic awards

Posted on May 08, 2017

On Thursday, May 4, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted nine students into one of three national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards.  Read the rest of this entry →

Mathematics faculty, staff attend Minnesota Council of Teachers of Math Conference

Posted on May 03, 2017

Three faculty and six students from MSUM’s Mathematics Department attended the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Math Conference, April 27-29 in Duluth.  Read the rest of this entry →

Health Services Administration students accepted into prestigious Good Samaritan Society’s Administrator-in-Training program

Posted on May 01, 2017

Health Services Administration students Tonya Ehlers, Zachary Schmitz, and Haley Cox have been accepted into prestigious Administrator in Training (AIT) program with Good Samaritan Society. They will complete AIT program under the guidance of a licensed and experienced preceptor, with the Society’s director of talent management providing overall direction for the program. Upon successful completion of this program students will take leadership positions (Administrator/CEO) in health care facilities affiliated with Good Samaritan Society. Good Samaritan Society is the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care in America.  Read the rest of this entry →

Twenty-two students inducted into Paseka School of Business Honor Society

Posted on May 01, 2017

On Friday, April 28 an induction ceremony was held for 22 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2016-2017 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 →

Construction Management students excel on the National Associate Constructor Exam

Posted on April 28, 2017

For the first time ever, 100 percent of the students in MSUM’s Construction Management program passed the Associate Constructor Exam. Congratulations to the Construction Management class of 2017!

More than 1,000 students across the nation sat for the spring 2017 Exam, which is given in the fall and spring and is developed and monitored by the American Institute of Constructors Certification Commission. Read the rest of this entry →

The Advocate wins nearly 40 journalism awards

Posted on April 28, 2017

The MSUM Advocate brought home 36 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) Awards recently.

The student-run Advocate took home first place for best publication, plus dozens of MSUM student journalists — mostly multimedia journalism majors — won individual awards.

The NDPC is the state affiliate of National Federation of Press Women, a national organization of communication professionals. The NDPC is made up of western Minnesota and North Dakota communication and journalism professionals.

The contest recognizes the best of student journalism work each year. The region includes universities in North Dakota and Minnesota.

The awards were presented to Advocate editor Kayleigh Omang at a banquet. Dr. Deneen Gilmour is The Advocate’s faculty adviser.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gerontology student awarded scholarship from MN Gerontological Society

Posted on April 27, 2017

Leah Oien, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Social Work, has been awarded a Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology. Oien will receive the scholarship at the 41st Annual MGS Conference on April 28 in Brooklyn Center.

Bruer named DECA International Champion

Posted on April 26, 2017

Michelle Bruer earned first place at the DECA International competition in Anaheim, Calif., as part of the 12 member DECA team from MSUM. She is the second Dragon in the past three years to hold the distinction of DECA International Champion, earning her award in the accounting role play category.

The team of Justine Rittgers and Kaleen Krueger made the finals in Business to Business Strategies, entering the contest as reigning DECA Minnesota State Champions. Cody Rittenhouse and Bruer were recognized for having the highest test scores in the accounting category.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM students help prepare income tax returns

Posted on April 21, 2017

MSUM students gave back to their communities in a big way this semester, by serving as volunteers in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Nineteen MSUM students volunteered a combined total of 415 hours during the tax filing season that ended April 18. They helped low-to-moderate income families who needed assistance preparing their 2016 tax returns by serving at local VITA sites (the Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in Moorhead, and the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo). 

As committed VITA volunteers, our students first received training and passed certification tests, then began providing free tax help. What a great way to serve their communities, while at the same time getting relevant, real-world experience on their resumes.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Advocate, Doing It Downtown win numerous SPJ awards

Posted on April 21, 2017

The MSUM Advocate brought home more than a dozen Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ) awards recently. The student run newspaper was named a finalist for Best All Around Student Newspaper, while many individuals took home awards.

The awards were presented to Editor Kayleigh Omang at Region 6 SPJ conference in Bloomington, Minn.

The region includes colleges from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa.  Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society members, faculty advisors present workshop at 2017 Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 11, 2017

MSUM Economic Society members (Moyinoluwa Abiola, Alexander Johnson, Aleena Kearns, Josh Noennig, Rahil Pereira, and McKenna Togstad) and co-advisors Drs. T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes presented the workshop, “Operation Economics,” as part of the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 8. This conference invites young women in the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades in Minnesota and North Dakota to a day of career exploration workshops focused on the development of mathematical and critical thinking skills. In the “Operation Economics” workshop, young women learned about the impact of specialization on international trade by participating in a trading simulation with members of the Economic Society.

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

Posted on April 07, 2017

For the third year in a row, the Society of Professional Journalists has named MSUM’s Campus News the winner in the student newscast category in its annual Mark of Excellence Region 6 Awards. In addition, Campus News students earned twelve individual awards in six different television categories, more than any other school in the region.

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

The Program Director for Campus News, Aaron Quanbeck, said that having SPJ name Campus News as the best college newscast for the third straight year says a lot about the dedication of the students. “This award is hard enough to win once, much less three times in a row,” said Quanbeck, “and it takes students who are willing to put in the hard work and long hours to make that possible.”  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Athletic Training students earn top honors in regional ‘Quiz Bowl’ competition

Posted on March 15, 2017

Representing the State of Minnesota at the District 4 Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association (GLATA) Annual Meeting & Symposium, 4th year MSUM Athletic Training (AT) students Jessie Differding, Shae Brown, and Shawn Sherman earned first place honors by defeating teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio in the Annual GLATA Quiz Bowl competition held on Friday, March 9 in Wheeling, Ill.

By winning the GLATA Quiz Bowl competition, the MSUM AT students have earned the opportunity to represent MSUM, the Minnesota State Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA), and the District 4 GLATA Region at the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Symposium Quiz Bowl event in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, June 28.

Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings

Posted on March 14, 2017

Three Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City. Cody Rittenhouse studied the relationship between business climate across states and poverty rates; Cody found that states with better business climate as measured by Forbes magazine have lower poverty rates. Aaron Vanyo developed a Genuine Progress Indicator for Minnesota. Matthew Dakken studied the impact of Jim Cramer’s buy recommendations on the price of stocks; Matt found increases in the short-term prices of stocks recommended by Jim Cramer.

School Psychology faculty, graduate students attend and present at NASP conference

Posted on March 14, 2017

School Psychology faculty Olivia Melroe, Margaret Potter, and Lisa Stewart, along with 12 School Psychology graduate students, attended the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) conference February 20-24 in San Antonio, Texas. The faculty also attended the Trainers of School Psychology conference while in San Antonio. In addition to attending the conference, graduate student Tia Marthaler (advised by Dr. Potter and Dr. Stewart) presented a poster titled, “Pictures and Praise: Improving Behavior of a Kindergarten ELL Student” and Dr. Melroe was part of a symposium titled, “Future Directions of the the Indigenous Conceptual Framework.”  Read the rest of this entry →

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