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Brad Bachmeier selected as Mesa Verde National Park Artist-in-Residence

Posted on March 27, 2017

Brad Bachmeier, an award winning ceramicist from Fargo, North Dakota, and recipient of over 40 regional, national, and international awards will be the artist-in-residence at the Mesa Verde National Park, May 15-31. Bachmeier has spent the past 24 years researching and creating work that centers around the idea of honoring mankind’s ancient and universal partnership with clay. Bachmeier, a Professor of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead will spend several weeks exploring the parks unique geology and archeology. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Stewart receives award from Minnesota Psychological Association

Posted on March 27, 2017

Dr. Lisa Stewart, Director of the School Psychology Program in the Psychology Department, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award will be presented at the Spring MPA conference in Plymouth, Minn.

Dr. Lisa Karch presents at ACES Community Summit

Posted on March 23, 2017

The Clay County Collaborative hosted an Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) community gathering in Moorhead on Monday, March 6. Dr. Karch was one of the four presenters. The Understanding ACES: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation provides information about the ACE Study, long with neurobiology that explains, why ACES impact people’s lives, and what we can all do to dramatically improve the health and resilience for this and future generations.

Geib, Swenson co-author article appearing in Advances in Management

Posted on March 22, 2017

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, Paseka School of Business, have co-authored an article that will appear in the journal Advances in Management. The title is “China: Punctuated Equilibrium and Innovation Led Growth.”

Atteberry presents at NASPA annual conference

Posted on March 17, 2017

Ashley Atteberry, Title IX Coordinator/Director of Student Conduct & Resolution, co-presented with colleagues David Nguyen, University of North Dakota, and Barry McGee, Indiana University Bloomington, at the NASPA annual conference in San Antonio on March 14, 2017: “It’s more than just bathrooms: How institutions can be inclusive for gender variant students.”

NASPA is a leading association for student affairs professionals, with a mission “to provide professional development for student affairs educators and administrators who share the responsibility for a campus wide focus on the student experience.”

MSUM Hall of Famer Beeson Named to NSIC Top 25 Team

Posted on March 17, 2017

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced that Brett Beeson, who starred for the Minnesota State University Moorhead men’s basketball program in the 1990s, has been selected for a spot on the NSIC’s Top 25 team. The team is part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the conference.


Flores presents paper at Eastern Economic Association meetings

Posted on March 16, 2017

Oscar Flores, Economics, presented the paper “The Impact of Participation in Learning Communities on Academic Performance an Retention” at the 43rd meetings of the Eastern Economic Association in New York City. Flores found preliminary evidence that participation in LCs at MSU Moorhead does increase the probability that students would return for the second year.

MSUM Athletic Training students earn top honors in regional ‘Quiz Bowl’ competition

Posted on March 15, 2017

Representing the State of Minnesota at the District 4 Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association (GLATA) Annual Meeting & Symposium, 4th year MSUM Athletic Training (AT) students Jessie Differding, Shae Brown, and Shawn Sherman earned first place honors by defeating teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio in the Annual GLATA Quiz Bowl competition held on Friday, March 9 in Wheeling, Ill.

By winning the GLATA Quiz Bowl competition, the MSUM AT students have earned the opportunity to represent MSUM, the Minnesota State Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA), and the District 4 GLATA Region at the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Symposium Quiz Bowl event in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, June 28.

Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings

Posted on March 14, 2017

Three Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City. Cody Rittenhouse studied the relationship between business climate across states and poverty rates; Cody found that states with better business climate as measured by Forbes magazine have lower poverty rates. Aaron Vanyo developed a Genuine Progress Indicator for Minnesota. Matthew Dakken studied the impact of Jim Cramer’s buy recommendations on the price of stocks; Matt found increases in the short-term prices of stocks recommended by Jim Cramer.

School Psychology faculty, graduate students attend and present at NASP conference

Posted on March 14, 2017

School Psychology faculty Olivia Melroe, Margaret Potter, and Lisa Stewart, along with 12 School Psychology graduate students, attended the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) conference February 20-24 in San Antonio, Texas. The faculty also attended the Trainers of School Psychology conference while in San Antonio. In addition to attending the conference, graduate student Tia Marthaler (advised by Dr. Potter and Dr. Stewart) presented a poster titled, “Pictures and Praise: Improving Behavior of a Kindergarten ELL Student” and Dr. Melroe was part of a symposium titled, “Future Directions of the the Indigenous Conceptual Framework.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Osmani published in Transportation Research Record

Posted on March 07, 2017

Dr. Atif Osmani (faculty in the Paseka School of Business) had an article (Title: Integrated Multimodal Transportation Model for a Switchgrass-Based Bioethanol Supply Chain: Case Study in North Dakota) recently published in Vol. 2628 (2017) of the Transportation Research Record – Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR) which has an acceptance rate of 20 percent. TRR is one of the most widely distributed and read transportation journals in the world. The Transportation Research Board is a part of The National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. This work deals with optimization of transportation network models for biofuel supply chains and was carried out in collaboration with researchers (Park Y, Szmerekovsky J, and Aslaam N) from North Dakota State University.

Read the article online.

New Rivers Press fiction titles make Small Press Distribution’s best-sellers list

Posted on March 03, 2017

All four of New Rivers Press’ Fall 2016 fiction titles made it on the January/February 2017 Fiction Best-Sellers lists for Small Press Distribution.

#3- It Turns Out Like This by Stephen Coyne

#8- Frozen Voices by Lynne Heinzmann

#13- We Got Him by Elizabeth Searle

#17- American Fiction Volume 15 edited by Bruce Pratt

Students present at Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars event

Posted on March 03, 2017

Four undergraduate students from MSUM—Peter Olson, Jenna Kalthoff, Matt Dakken, and Ashley Doll—presented research posters at the Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars event at the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda on Thursday, March 1. The event showcased undergraduate researchers from across Minnesota State. The students also met with State Representatives Ben Lien (an MSUM alumnus) and Paul Marquart, who both represent Moorhead area districts.

Dr. Hanson’s paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy

Posted on March 03, 2017

Dr. Thomas Hanson, assistant professor of finance, had a research paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. The paper was coauthored with colleagues at NDSU and Walsh University (Ohio).

Alumna working to reduce violence globally

Posted on March 02, 2017


Mindy Grantham ’92 (mass communications) was recently at Flag Is Up Farms, home to the real-life horse whisperer, Monty Roberts and his wife, Pat Roberts, renowned sculptress, for the international launch of Lead-Up International. Lead-Up workshops are conducted with vulnerable youth with the goal of breaking the cycle of violence and creating the next generation of peaceful and powerful leaders through workshops with horses. Ten Monty Roberts instructors were certified to impart Lead-Up workshops in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Stewart, students present early math research at MnAEYC state conference

Posted on March 01, 2017

Dr. Lisa Stewart, Psychology/School Psychology and her early math research team—Ashley Doll, Kate LeBrasseur and Joshua Johnson—presented a session at the state Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC) – Minnesota School Age Care Alliance (MnSACA) state conference on February 3, 2017 in St. Paul, Minn. Their session was titled “Making Early Math Activities and Math Vocabulary in your Preschool Classroom Fun” and included a summary of research on early math vocabulary conducted in a local preschool and hands on activities and practice using the study materials.

Grandchildren of dragon statue donor visit campus

Posted on February 27, 2017

The granddaughter and grandson of Howard Wong visited campus on Friday, Feb. 24. Howard was the restaurateur who donated the flaming dragon statue to campus.

“It was great fun hearing the details of how the dragons came to live on our campus and to share with Howard’s family how much his gift has come to mean to our community,” Mara Fogarty said.

You can watch the Facebook Live video on MSU Moorhead Admissions‘ page.  Read the rest of this entry →

Film Studies professor, student present at SWPACA

Posted on February 27, 2017

Professor Anthony Adah and senior Derek Bauer presented at the recent Southwest/American Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM (Feb 15-18). Professor Adah gave a paper, “The Art Repatriation Film as an Indigenous Film Genre,” and Derek Bauer presented a practice-led project, “Scary as Hell.”

MSUM Marketing & Communications wins ADDY Awards

Posted on February 27, 2017

The MSUM Marketing Team earned several awards at Friday night’s American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-ND) ADDY Awards. The annual ADDY Awards program honors excellence in advertising and cultivates the highest creative standards. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. Each year, AdFed members from around the country enter more than 60,000 samples of their best work, making the ADDYs the world’s largest advertising competition.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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