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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

Tracy Clark selected as Interim President of WETCC

Posted on April 15, 2016

The WETCC (White Earth Tribal and Community Colleges) Council of Trustees (COT) by unanimous vote selected Tracy Clark, Assistant Professor of Social Work, to serve as Interim President of WETCC. Her term is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2016, and it will continue for the duration of the 2016/2017 academic year. During this time, in addition to the presidential responsibilities, Tracy Clark will be responsible for initiating and conducting the search for a permanent president. MSUM welcomes the opportunity to work closely with WETCC during Interim President Clark’s leave from MSUM.

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Thank you to those who made SAC possible

Posted on April 14, 2016

On behalf of the 330 students who participated in the 18th Annual Student Academic Conference, we would like to thank the campus community for supporting this magnificent event. Because of your support, the SAC has become a wonderful celebration of our students’ intellectual and creative endeavors.

April 12 was indeed a great day to be a dragon.

Thank you all.

The College of Education and Human Rights Global Human Rights Summit

Posted on April 12, 2016

On April 8, 2016 students from the College of Education and Human Services participated in a global human rights day trip to Winnipeg, Canada. The centerpiece of the tour was a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a world-class structure dedicated to the understanding of human rights and the promotion of respect for others. Read the rest of this entry →

Members of the Economics program present workshop at 2016 Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 12, 2016

MSUM Economic Society members (Moyinoluwa Abiola, Aba Boadu, Samantha Carlson, and Alexander Johnson) and co-advisor Dr. T. J. Hansen presented the workshop, “Markets in Motion,” as part of the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 9th. 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.

New members inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

Posted on April 11, 2016

Twenty-nine new members of the freshman honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta, were initiated into the local chapter on Saturday, April 9. ALD honors high academic achievement in the first year of college. Founded in 1924, the society now has 276 chapters and over a million members. Read the rest of this entry →

Five MSUM student inducted into Sigma Delta Pi

Posted on April 07, 2016

The Spanish program is proud to be inducting five new members into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. The new inductees are Brian Anderson, Daniela Guerrero Kossowski, Ashely Leintz, Katharyn Lutz, and Gabriel Mastromano.

The induction ceremony will take place on April 13, at 7 p.m., in McLean 273. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and look forward to recognizing their academic achievements through this initiation ceremony. Please, join us if you can!

MSUM Bioscience students presented at the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Posted on April 06, 2016

Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm and Sara J. Anderson, Biosciences Department, attended the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society in Mankato, MN, on 9-11 February 2016 and mentored the following MSUM Bioscience students presenting their research at the meeting: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM student interns with Professional Baseball

Posted on April 04, 2016

As today marks the Opening Day of the 2016 Professional Baseball season – Junior Athletic Training major Shunichi Takitsu completed an Internship at the beginning of March with the Texas Rangers organization. Read the rest of this entry →

Eurospring students visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Posted on March 31, 2016

Eurospring 2016 continues their studies today at Stratford-upon-Avon, visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace and seeing a production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students recently returned from their four-day Easter break, with groups traveling to Ireland, Greece, Scotland, Italy, and Spain. Coursework continues for the next two weeks, linking studies of the Renaissance to contemporary events in England and Europe. Read the rest of this entry →

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