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Dr. Lisa Karch presents at 2017 Region IV Annual Paraprofessional Conference

Posted on September 07, 2017

The Lakes Country Service Cooperative hosted the 2017 Region IV Annual Paraprofessional Conference: Support Students to Soar at Kennedy Secondary School in Fergus Falls on August 16. Dr. Karch presented four times to over 175 paraprofessionals in the region. Her presentation, Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): Trauma & Resilience Toolkit provides information about the ACE Study, along 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.

Tom and Keri DeSutter’s paper accepted for publication

Posted on September 07, 2017

Tom DeSutter, School of Natural Resource Sciences (NDSU), and Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning (MSUM), had a paper titled “A unique approach to teaching co-listed science courses: ’40 Chances’ for improved graduate student education” accepted for publication in Natural Sciences Education.

MSUM’s Nursing RN to BSN program one of most affordable in Minnesota

Posted on September 07, 2017

MSUM’s Nursing RN to BSN program was recently named to the “10 Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Minnesota for 2017” list by College Choice.

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Kalthoff passes financial mathematics actuarial exam

Posted on September 07, 2017

The Paseka School of Business would like to congratulate finance major and FMA president Jenna Kalthoff for passing the Financial Mathematics actuarial exam (Exam 2) this summer.

Health Services Administration Program receives North Dakota Long Term Care Association Accreditation

Posted on September 06, 2017

MSUM’s Health Services Administration (HSAD) program has received accreditation/approval from the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Students interested in working as Nursing Home Administrators/Executive Directors (CEO) can complete classes at MSU Moorhead as program meets education requirements outlined by North Dakota Long Term Care Association.

MSUM’s HSAD program is also accredited from the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA), MN.  Read the rest of this entry →

Donuts with Dragons Celebrates Moorhead Public Schools

Posted on September 05, 2017

To celebrate the impressive number of Dragons working around the F-M community, the MSUM Alumni Foundation brought donuts to another area business.

In August, President Anne Blackhurst, Ok-Hee Lee, Shireen Alemadi, Gina Monson, Ashley Quinn, and Meghan Feir visited the Moorhead Public School System to bring donuts and swag to the hundreds of MPSS employees tied to MSUM.

From its inception, MSUM has been an educational leader in the community, training students to become educators. For many Dragons, teaching has become a family trade that continues to inspire younger generations to help and teach the world around them.

Janelle Frost-Geiser ’87 (history education), a social studies teacher, is a Dragon and the mother of three MSUM students. Each of her daughters has followed her in their plans to become teachers of art, history and mathematics.

“I started out as a mass comm student and worked at the radio station at the union for awhile, which was fun, but I eventually realized I loved education and went into history,” Frost-Geiser said. “I student-taught here at Moorhead High School and eventually came back here to work in 1990.”

As Dragons came up to the MSUM table to visit and get a sweet treat, one statement heard time and again was how meaningful their experiences were at MSUM.

David George ’14 (elementary inclusive education), a fourth-grade teacher, said the energy and open spirit was always palpable on campus.

“I’m proud to be a Dragon because they really made you feel at home,” George said. “You came to campus and felt the energy every day,” George said. “It was bright and positive. You felt like a family with everyone you were taking classes with, and I just really loved my experience there.”

Zhimin Guan’s work reaches across the globe

Posted on September 05, 2017

Painter Zhimin Guan gave two lectures at Fuyang Teachers College (where he was named a visiting professor) and Fuyang Vocational and Technical College, both in Anhui province, China, this summer. Also, several paintings that were featured in an exhibition catalog, along with his oil painting “Minnesota Lake View,” was collected by Honlichen Art Museum in Guizhou, China. His work was also chosen for a story published by Economy-Shanghai and Hongkong Magazine this past May.  Read the rest of this entry →

Zhimin Guan’s work reaches across the globe

Posted on September 03, 2017

Painter Zhimin Guan gave two lectures at Fuyang Teachers College (where he was named a visiting professor) and Fuyang Vocational and Technical College, both in Anhui province, China, this summer. Also, several paintings that were featured in an exhibition catalog, along with his oil painting “Minnesota Lake View,” was collected by Honlichen Art Museum in Guizhou, China. His work was also chosen for a story published by Economy-Shanghai and Hongkong Magazine this past May.  Read the rest of this entry →

Mathematics students pass actuarial exams

Posted on September 02, 2017

MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, Billy Pederson, Daniel Schneck, Zach Snell, and Madalyn Winger all passed Exam 2/Financial Mathematics. Mason LaRock passed both Exam 1/Probability and Exam 2.

Mathematics students pass actuarial exams

Posted on September 01, 2017

MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, Billy Pederson, Daniel Schneck, Zach Snell, and Madalyn Winger all passed Exam 2/Financial Mathematics. Mason LaRock passed both Exam 1/Probability and Exam 2.

Geib, Swenson publish paper in Advances in Management

Posted on September 01, 2017

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, Paseka School of Business, have published a paper in the journal Advances in Management. The title of the article is “The Shanghai Edge.”

School Psychology students attend state MTSS conference

Posted on August 29, 2017

Ten graduate students in School Psychology attended and volunteered at the North Dakota statewide MultiTiered Systems of Support (MTSS) conference. The 2017 MTSS conference theme was “Building Effective Systems for Student Success.” Over 300 educators from across the region attended the 3 day conference. Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology faculty, also was on the conference planning committee.

Enebechi participates in a SURF research experience

Posted on August 28, 2017

Chidubem “Nuela” Enebechi participated in a SURF summer research program at Purdue University. Nuela is currently at senior majoring in computer science. While at Purdue, she worked with Dr. Pablo Zavattieri on a project of Modelling of Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (PXCM). Their research examines materials that can go through a high impact deformation and then return back to their original form. Nuela has gained valuable knowledge and experience during her three months working with NanaoHub researchers, other SURF student researchers, graduate students, and Purdue faculty.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Mike Coquyt publishes book, ‘Growing Leaders Within: A Process toward Teacher Leadership’

Posted on August 25, 2017

Dr. Mike Coquyt, Educational Leadership Graduate Program, STL, co-authored a book Growing Leaders Within: A Process toward Teacher Leadership, along with Dr. Brian Creasman. Creasman is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. This is the second book published by Dr. Coquyt and Dr. Creasman dealing with the topic of Teacher Leadership. Their first book, The Leader Within: Understanding and Empowering Teacher Leaders was published in 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program Scholarships awarded

Posted on August 24, 2017

Four students have been awarded Honors Program Scholarships this year!  Read the rest of this entry →

SoMAD Hosts LA Film Alumni Event

Posted on August 23, 2017

On May 27, the School of Media Arts & Design hosted a meet and greet event in Los Angeles between 25 of its Film & Animation alumni and award-winning Horror writer/director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, HUSH, Absentia, Ouija II, Before I Wake, Gerald’s Game). The four hour event included a Q&A session led by Film professor Tom Brandau (Flanagan’s former film instructor at Towson University, in Baltimore), as well as a reception that followed. Flanagan, whose work has been lauded by author Stephen King as “Up there with HALLOWEEN…and even more, WAIT UNTIL DARK! White knuckle time!” was recently hand picked by Steven Spielberg to develop, produce and direct an upcoming Netflix series based on “The Haunting of Hill House.” Production is scheduled for this fall in Atlanta.  Read the rest of this entry →

Drs. Stone, Erickson have case published in Issues in Accounting Education

Posted on August 23, 2017

Dr. Mary Stone and Dr. Sheri Erickson, Paseka School of Business, have a case published in Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 32(3), a publication of the American Accounting Association with a 12% acceptance rate. The case, “Hometown Community Church: Opportunities and Challenges of Continued Growth” includes teaching notes to help users highlight how managerial accounting information can help not-for-profit organizations make decisions.

MSUM invited to apply as Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community

Posted on August 21, 2017

After submitting a letter of interest, Minnesota State University Moorhead received notification it has been invited to apply to become a Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community.

“We are honored that our letter of interest was selected and that we are now able to submit a full proposal,” said Shireen Alemadi, assistant director for Community Outreach and Engagement. “We look forward to working with our partners around the FM community to complete this proposal in the next four weeks.”

According to the Minnesota Humanities Center website, “Minnesota Remembers Vietnam is an initiative led by Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember and share stories recognize bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war.”

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Dr. Kim has maintained the position as the member of advisory committee of PSM program, awarded the appreciation plaque from KMAC

Posted on August 18, 2017
Dr. Wooyang Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing, has maintained the appointment as a member of advisory committee of PSM program in KMAC, collaboratively working with Korean government – Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (until Dec. 2018).  Also, he received the plaque of appreciation from KMAC for honoring the significant contribution of the successful transition of PSM program into Korean universities.

Arnar presents paper at conference in Switzerland

Posted on August 17, 2017

Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, delivered a paper at a conference sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) held in Lausanne, Switzerland in July 2017. Arnar’s paper was based on research she conducted over the course of her sabbatical year for a book prospectus submitted to a University Press. Titled “Grids, Matrices and Digits in Stéphane Mallarmé’s Designs for Le ‘Livre’” the paper was delivered in a bi-lingual panel devoted to the question of digital and photographic artists’ books.  Read the rest of this entry →

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