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MSUM Finishes 6th in NSIC All-Sports Standings

Posted on May 19, 2017

Minnesota State University Moorhead finished sixth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Sports standings released on Thursday. The Dragons improved two spots from 2015-16.  Read the rest of this entry →

#MSUM2017 trends on Twitter

Posted on May 16, 2017

Leading up to and during Friday’s Commencement ceremonies, students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends were encouraged to share their Dragon pride, congratulations and excitement on Twitter by using #MSUM2017.

The hashtag was once again a success, trending on Twitter by mid-afternoon and throughout the evening.

#MSUM2017 was used in 1,055 tweets that garnered nearly 760,000 impressions.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

2017 Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon

Posted on May 12, 2017

On Thursday, Minnesota State University Moorhead recognized retirees and employees during the annual Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon.

2017 Employee Excellence Awards winners are:

  • Excellence in Service to Students: Karla Wenger
  • Culture Champion Award: Layne Anderson
  • Excellence in Service to the Community: The 18 Online Team, comprised of Catherine Artac, Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Dr. Ok-Hee Lee, Dr. Lisa Karch, Karla Wenger and Dr. Julie Zaloudek
  • Excellence in Service to the University, focus on Diversity: Dr. Justin James
  • Excellence in Creative Activity & Collaboration: Derek Lien
  • Excellence in Teaching & Research: Dr. Sheila Marquardt 

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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.

Schumann presents at IACLEA Mid America Regional Conference

Posted on May 11, 2017

Jim Schumann, MSUM Director of Public Safety, presented two different sessions at the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Mid America Regional Conference in Kansas City April 2-3.  Read the rest of this entry →

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.

Dr. Bradbury presents at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Posted on May 09, 2017

Dr. Boyd Bradbury presented recently at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Dr. Bradbury’s presentation was entitled An Analysis of Pedagogical Dissonance and Resilience Experienced by Teacher Candidates on Foreign Soil.

Zehren honored at MAFAA Conference

Posted on May 09, 2017

The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) honored Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Carolyn Zehren last week.

Zehren, who serves as MSUM’s Director of Scholarship and Financial Aid, was awarded the Special Achievement Award. Zehren’s recognition was for the significant contributions, enthusiasm, and service she has provide to the MAFAA membership and to the people of Minnesota.

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.

Bradbury earns additional QM Certification for course design

Posted on May 08, 2017

Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching & Learning, earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 701 Introduction to Advanced Scholarship and Leadership. This is Dr. Bradbury’s seventh course to earn QM Certification. QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Bradbury on his achievement!

Economics program hosts Twin Cities Alumni Reunion

Posted on May 08, 2017

Alumni, current students, faculty members, and guests of the MSUM Economics program were among the fifty people gathered in the Twin Cities on April 27, 2017. Economics alumnus David Slovick hosted current students and faculty members at Allina Health in Minneapolis, a not-for-profit health care organization that operates over 90 clinics and 12 hospitals in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

Dr. Paul Kramer selected as 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer

Posted on May 03, 2017

Provost Joseph Bessie has announced that Paul Kramer, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award.

Dr. Kramer will be honored at a campus award ceremony next fall, during which he will present a lecture of his choosing.

Please join Provost Bessie in extending congratulations to Paul Kramer for this achievement, as well as appreciation for his continued dedication to our students.  Read the rest of this entry →

Provost announces newly tenured, promoted faculty

Posted on May 03, 2017

Please join Provost Joseph Bessie in congratulating MSUM’s newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.  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 →

Commissioner Larry Shellito receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Posted on May 03, 2017

On May 1, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), announced the recipients of the 2017 Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner and retired Major General Larry Shellito — a Minnesota State University Moorhead alumnus — was among the one hundred outstanding Americans in business, government, medicine, art and education, as well as honorees from all branches of the military, who will receive the 2017 medal.

Other honorees include legendary former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, TV host and journalist Fareed Zakaria, CEO of HSN Mindy Grossman, former actress and film studio executive Sherry Lansing, and chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller.  Read the rest of this entry →

Coquyt, Bradbury earn QM Certification for course design

Posted on May 02, 2017

Dr. Michael Coquyt, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 690 Teacher Leadership.

Dr. Boyd Bradbury, also of the School of Teaching & Learning, earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 793 Higher Education Administration.

QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Coquyt and Dr. Bradbury on their achievements!

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 →

Harris featured speaker at annual Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County meeting

Posted on May 01, 2017

Paul Harris, HLCRWS, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County on Thursday, May 4. He will speak on the topic “Solomon Comstock: Gilded Age Politician.” As a state Senator, Comstock was responsible for the founding of Moorhead Normal School, now MSU Moorhead. His talk will draw on a research project that his students undertook in 2015. Contact HCSCC for more information.

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