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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.

MSUM Football’s Miracle Finish Makes #2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10

Posted on September 15, 2015

Click here to view the play from ESPN’s Twitter profile.

It will go down as the most dramatic win in the Steve Laqua coaching era and as one of the most thrilling wins in recent Minnesota State University Moorhead football history. Junior receiver Cory Ambrose hauled in the winning 15-yard touchdown with time expired to give MSUM a 30-28 win over Concordia-St. Paul in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. Read the rest of this entry →

Congratulations to MSUM’s Women’s Rugby team

Posted on September 15, 2015

Congratulations to MSUM’s Women’s Rugby team on becoming back-to-back defending champions of the All Minnesota Rugby Tournament that was held over last weekend in Elk River, Minnesota. Read the rest of this entry →

Brandau film continues on festival circuit

Posted on September 14, 2015

School of Media Arts & Design professor Tom Brandau’s latest film, Home Delivery, continues its run on the festival circuit. Set in Baltimore (1974) the dramatic short tells the story of two newspaper delivery boys (one white, one African-American) struggling with the racial divide between their adjacent neighborhoods. The film recently screened at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (Seattle), the New York Children’s International Film Festival and the Peace On Earth Film Festival (Chicago). Read the rest of this entry →

STLF and SSA members partnered with River Keepers to Reforest the Red

Posted on September 11, 2015

Shout out to Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) and Student Sustainability Association (SSA) for partnering with River Keepers to Reforest the Red! These Dragons helped plant trees along the Red River on Wednesday. They got their hands dirty, and they made a difference. Strategically planting trees along the Red River creates a buffer, maintains river bank stability, encourages growth of native plants, improves water quality, and provides habitat for wildlife.
Thank you, Dragons, for getting involved!

Senior Samantha Hohnstadt interns with Intel

Posted on September 09, 2015

Senior Samantha Hohnstadt has been interning at Intel since June. At the end of the summer, she was asked to continue the internship through her graduation from MSUM (in December). During her time near Portland, OR she worked within the Sales and Marketing Group and also had the opportunity to travel to Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. The internship will continue with her working remotely from Moorhead.

Senior William “Jake” Danielson completes internship with Minnesota Vikings football organization

Posted on September 08, 2015

William “Jake” Danielson, a senior and member of the MSUM athletic training major (via the Dept. of HPE) just completed a six-week internship with the Minnesota Vikings football organization. Jake was involved with the team’s preseason camp activities, and had the opportunity to travel to Nashville, TN, for the Viking’s final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Read the rest of this entry →

Schnepf: Slowly but surely, Dragon football keeps getting better

Posted on August 19, 2015

By Kevin Schnepf

MOORHEAD – Jake Hodge was an 18-year-old freshman playing quarterback for a college program more than a century old. Hodge showed his age.

To make matters worse, the Minnesota State Moorhead football team did not—a once proud and successful program that had become synonymous with losing ever since it moved from the NAIA level to NCAA Division II in 1995. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Visual Arts students participated in archeological project in Tuscany

Posted on August 18, 2015

Kenny (Arthur) Bowling and Jordan Falkum, students from the School of Visual Arts, participated in a five week program at The Villa del Vergigno Archaeological Project in Montelupo Fiorentino, a small Tuscan town on the Arno River, just ten miles west of Florence. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Sports Media and GO! TEAM Earn Three National Honors

Posted on August 12, 2015

MSUM Dragon Sports Media and their GO! TEAM internship program took home two National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators ‘Best Of’ Awards and a Sports Video Group College Sports Media Awards finalist honor this summer.
The NACMA ‘Best Of’ Awards are a national honor awarded to three different groups in a variety of categories. Group I is the BCS Division I schools, Group II consists of the FCS Division I schools, and Group III is all Division II, III, NAIA, junior colleges, International, or non-Division I schools. Read the rest of this entry →

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students return from Macedonia

Posted on August 11, 2015

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students Justine Peterson and Meagan Wensted recently returned from Stobi, Macedonia where they participated in the Balkan Heritage Archeological Site Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture. While at the archeological dig, they learned various state of the art techniques for documenting artifacts including RTI, Photogrammetry, 3-D imaging, and surveying. They also visited many Hellenistic and Roman sites in the area.

MSUM Physics majors bring hands-on science projects to kids and families

Posted on July 17, 2015

A group of MSUM Physics majors took time out of their busy summer work and research schedules to bring some hands-on science to kids and families attending the Clay County Fair last Saturday. Dana Koczur, Kyle Salk, Elias Holte and Andrew Block took a subset of hands-on physics activities traditionally used at the Annual Physics Demo Show to the fair. Their efforts were well received by the crowds at the fair. If you want to know more about the Society of Physics Students visit them on Facebook or stop by the department.

School Psychology faculty and Graduate Students part of statewide RTI conference

Posted on June 19, 2015

The 5th Annual ND Response to Intervention/MTSS conference was held in Fargo June 8-10th with over 330 educators from all over North Dakota and the FM area attending. Dr. Lisa Stewart and 8 graduate students in the MSUM School Psychology program volunteered at the event. Dr. Stewart was on the conference planning committee. Dr. Margaret Potter, School Psychology, also attended the conference. Speakers included Dr. Kim Gibbons, Wayne Callendar, and Dr. Don Kincaid as well as several breakout sessions. CHAMPS training by Safe and Civil Schools was also provided at the conference.

Minnesota State University Moorhead runs away with Fargo Marathon College Challenge

Posted on June 16, 2015

 The MSUM Dragons scorched the competition as they become the winner of the 2015 Fargo Marathon College Challenge. 

The challenge was part of this year’s tri-college theme where runners made their way through each campus in the F-M area.

MSUM had more students, staff and faculty running in the marathon than any other university.

Steve Fox/MSUM Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations, “Part of our university is about being involved in the community, and that we don’t, students don’t just come here and come to the MSUM bubble. It’s about getting active into the community.”

As the winner, the university will receive $5,000. The money will go toward student scholarships.

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Student Olivia Bain won HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award

Posted on June 16, 2015

MSUM student Olivia Bain won the Best Student Visual Artist award in The High Plains Reader’s Best of the Best 2015 awards.

Best Student Visual Artist: Olivia Bain

Olivia Bain is the very first winner of HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award. The new category was added to increase awareness of young talented artists. Bain is a ceramics major at Minnesota State University Moorhead and also works at the Plains Art Museum. She’s an incredible sculpture artist, who’s crafted everything from a 16-foot hippo snake to a 4-foot lobster claw made of metal rods.

Second: Hillary Ehlen • Third: Chase Body

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