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Wenger, Kruse celebrate 45 years of service to MSUM

Posted on February 21, 2017

Yesterday, President Anne Blackhurst had lunch with Karla Wenger and Nancy Kruse, both who are celebrating 45 years of service to MSUM.

Karla and Nancy will be recognized for their service on Friday at the Service Recognition and Memorial Observance Brunch. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Boyd Bradbury presents paper in Barcelona, awarded certificate

Posted on February 20, 2017

Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper entitled The Impact of Pedagogical Dissonance and Associated Resilience within a Foreign Sociocultural Context of Teaching Abroad at the International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences in Barcelona, Spain last week. Bradbury was awarded a certificate for the Best Oral Presentation of the Education Management and Evaluation session.

Plans for Downtown Moorhead organization underway

Posted on February 17, 2017


The Downtown Moorhead project is a collective, collaborative effort to envision and realize a new, 21st century downtown neighborhood for Moorhead.

The Downtown Moorhead project is led by a steering group made up of the presidents of Moorhead’s three colleges/university (Concordia College, M State, and Minnesota State University Moorhead) and several business and civic leaders in the community. The steering group has led the efforts to secure pledges from the Moorhead business community to support an initial three-year startup of a downtown-focused organization in Moorhead. There are currently 28 investors with combined commitments nearing half a million dollars over the next three years.  Read the rest of this entry →

Peter Geib’s co-authored paper to be published in Journal of Management Policy and Practice

Posted on February 15, 2017

Peter Geib, Paseka School of Business, has co-authored a paper that will be published in the Journal of Management Policy and Practice, North American Business Press. The title of the article is “The China Debt Crisis.”

MSUM Grammy connection

Posted on February 14, 2017

MSUM recently hosted two musical artists who won Grammy Awards this past Sunday evening: Shane Shanahan (Best World Music Album with “The Silk Road Ensemble,”) and Larnell Lewis (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album with “Snarky Puppy”).

Both artists performed alongside MSUM students at the MSUM Day of Percussion in November of 2017. There’s great things happening in the School of Performing Arts!

To find out about future student and guest artist performances, visit: the rest of this entry →

MSUM named to ‘Top 50 Best Value Online Undergraduate Business Schools’ list

Posted on February 10, 2017

MSUM has been named a Top 50 Best Value Online Undergraduate Business School for 2017 by ValueColleges.

The Paseka School of Business ranked No. 29 on the list, based on the following metrics:  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM named to ‘Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Healthcare Management’ list

Posted on February 10, 2017

MSUM’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Healthcare Management has been named a Top 50 Online MBA Program in Healthcare Management 2017 by Online MBA Today.

The program was ranked No. 42 on the list, based on the following metrics:  Read the rest of this entry →

Pacheco’s work to be featured at University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Posted on February 09, 2017

Professor of Photography in the School of Art Carlos Rene Pacheco will have work from his in-progress series titled Flatland in The Art of Planetary Science exhibition at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona on February 10-12.

Can’t make it all the way to Tucson? Be sure to stop by MSUM’s very own planetarium to see photographs from Pacheco’s series.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM to host Honors High School Percussion Ensemble

Posted on February 07, 2017

Saturday, Feb. 11 | 4 p.m. | Center for the Arts Great White Hall

The School of Performing Arts will host the 3rd annual Honors High School Percussion Ensemble this weekend under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Williams. Top high school students from throughout the FM region audition to receive placement within the ensemble. The Honors Ensemble will be joined by members of the MSUM Percussion Ensemble to present a final performance on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts “Great White Hall.” Admission is free.  Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology faculty, graduate students attend, present at MN School Psychology conference

Posted on February 07, 2017

MSUM’s School Psychology graduate program had a strong contingent at the Jan. 26-27 Minnesota Association for School Psychology MidWinter Conference in Plymouth, Minn. School Psychology faculty and 25 graduate students attended the conference.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Crafted: A Romance With Beer’ to air on Prairie Public Television

Posted on February 07, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 7:30 p.m. CST | Prairie Public Television

The MSUM School of Communication and Journalism is proud to announce its Broadcast Documentary class will have “Crafted: A Romance With Beer,” airing on Prairie Public Television. The student produced show will be seen Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Central Time. The documentary will reach an audience across North Dakota and parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and Manitoba. “Crafted” follows the explosion of the craft beer phenomenon. The students shot stories covering all aspects of this experience. They talked to those who grow the hops, make the beer, recycle the byproduct and feed it to cows, and those who drink and celebrate the popularity of craft beer. (Even those who attend Sunday night church at a Moorhead brewery.)  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM students shine at KCACTF

Posted on February 06, 2017

Fourteen MSUM University Theatre students recently attended the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Des Moines, Iowa. Students participated in several days of workshops and lectures, attended various performances, and competed in the Irene Ryan acting competition.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Music Education student wins third place in international vocal competition

Posted on February 03, 2017

Senior Erik Hagfors took third place in the Great Composers Competition on Jan. 31, 2017. The award was for the Best Schubert Performance in honor of the 220th anniversary of the birth of Franz Schubert. Congratulations goes out to this talented senior.

He will be giving a recital April 29 at 7:30 in Fox Recital Hall if you wish to hear him in person.

Geib to present co-authored paper at Midwestern Business Administration Association conference

Posted on February 02, 2017

Peter Geib, Paseka School of Business, will present a co-authored paper at the annual conference of the Midwestern Business Administration Association. The title is “The China Debt Crisis.”

Dalan and MSUM alumna publish in Remote Sensing journal

Posted on February 02, 2017

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, MSUM alumna Rebecca Wallace (Geoarchaeology 2017), and colleagues from the Midwest Archeological Center of the National Park Service and the University of Kansas, have had an article published in the online journal Remote Sensing. Their paper “Cutbank Geophysics: A New Method for Expanding Magnetic Investigations to the Subsurface Using Magnetic Susceptibility Testing at an Awatixa Hidatsa Village, North Dakota” forwards an approach for enhancing geophysical studies of archaeological sites.

MSUM display wins first at Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park

Posted on January 30, 2017

MSUM’s display was recognized as the first place winner at the 18th annual Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park.

Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park is presented by Fargo-Moorhead’s SERTOMA Club, which supports MSUM’s Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences department. The Fargo-Moorhead SERTOMA Club also donates funds for new equipment for the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus.  Read the rest of this entry →

Professor Emeritus Ferreira to conduct Vivaldi: Gloria at Carnegie Hall

Posted on January 27, 2017

MSUM Professor Emeritus David Ferreira will be conducting Vivaldi: Gloria at Carnegie Hall on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Ferreira is also the director of the Cathedral Choir at First Lutheran Church of Fargo.

For more information on the event presented by MidAmerica Productions, contact James E. Redcay III at 212-239-0205, ext. 223, or, or see the attached flyer.

Pacheco’s ‘Flatland’ photographs on display in MSUM Planetarium

Posted on January 26, 2017

Assistant Professor of Photography Carlos Rene Pacheco has photographs from his in-progress body of work titled Flatland on display now in the Planetarium on campus.

Inspired by the near unbroken flatness of rural Minnesota and North Dakota along a horizontal plane, Flatland is a series of photographs, evoking alien landscapes, that explores the textures and space of the Midwest, from above and below, along the vertical z-axis.  Read the rest of this entry →

Local site gains National Historic Landmark status

Posted on January 25, 2017

An archaeological site in the Sheyenne River Valley was recently declared a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. The Biesterfeldt site, east of Lisbon, ND, is widely regarded as one of the historic period homes of the Cheyenne people. On January 11, Secretary Jewell announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks, including the Biesterfeldt site. The National Historic Landmarks Program recognizes historic properties of exceptional value to the nation.  Read the rest of this entry →

Art alumnus to give artist talk, premiere film about Fergus Falls State Hospital photography project

Posted on January 24, 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7 p.m. | Fargo Library Community Room

Ethan Smith ’14 (art) first was interested in the architecture of the Fergus Falls building that used to be the state hospital. The building was built at the end of the 19th century in the vision of Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, a psychiatrist that recommended mental hospitals with lots of sunlight, located in nature. The opportunity for Smith to further explore those interests began when he was selected to a one-month artist’s residency program that was sponsored by the Fergus Falls Springboard for the Arts. He lived on the grounds of the state hospital and using a large format film camera, documented interior and exterior spaces. During the project, while talking to local residents, the building came alive with the sense of humanity of the people who lived and worked there.  Read the rest of this entry →

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