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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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Financial Management Association wins three prestigious awards

Posted on July 13, 2017

Qualifies as nationwide superior chapter

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Financial Management Association (FMA) chapter recently received three prestigious awards from Financial Management Association International.

The MSUM FMA chapter qualified as a superior chapter for its programming and activities last year. The award goes to less than 10 percent of chapters in the country.

Joe Tjosvold, FMA president for 2016-2017, was named one of six nationwide FMA Collegiate Fellows for exemplary leadership and service.

MSUM FMA advisor Tom Hanson was named a Superior Faculty Advisor, an award that goes to only five honorees nationwide.

MSUM was the only chapter in the country to win all three awards this year, and perhaps one of the only to do so in the past 20 years.

Congratulations to all!

 

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 →

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