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Noyce Scholarship information sessions

Posted on March 22, 2017

Interested in STEM and STEM education? Noyce Scholarships are available for math or science majors who add a teaching major. Current undergraduates are eligible for multi-year scholarships and returning students can receive one year of funding.

Noyce Scholars receive full tuition and partial room/board (a bit more than $13,000 per year).

Noyce Scholarship applications are open until March 29. See the website to learn more about the program and for an online application.  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.

Upcoming events for all education majors

Posted on February 10, 2017

Join EMSP for these great upcoming events!  Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series

Posted on February 10, 2017

Friday, Feb. 10 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center

WGS Colloquium Series Presents: “A radical ethic: Witnessing as a framework for compassion and responsivity” by Dr. Sheila Marquardt, Associate Professor, School of Teaching & Learning, on Friday, Feb. 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges).

See the attached document for more information.

Study abroad in Tanzania this summer

Posted on January 27, 2017

The ANTH 390/ED 390 Health, Education, and Environment in Tanzania Today course, led by Dr. Bruce Roberts (Anthropology/Earth Science) and Dr. John Benson (School of Teaching and Learning), is a unique immersive, experiential educational opportunity that will focus on the challenges of delivering basic healthcare and education to the diverse population of a rapidly developing nation. This program is open to students of all majors.  Read the rest of this entry →

Labrensz presents at Hawaii International Conference on Education

Posted on January 12, 2017

Marilyn Labrensz, School of Teaching and Learning, presented “Re-establishing a Collaborative Relationship” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, held Jan. 3-6, 2017 in Honolulu, HI.

Dragons in the News

Posted on December 13, 2016

MSUM’s Sannes nabs 2nd NSIC player of the week honor, WDAY: “For the second time this season, Minnesota State University Moorhead junior Drew Sannes has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week in women’s basketball.”

Tough stuff: First-year teachers learn new lessons, West Fargo Pioneer: “Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate Abby Neppl, a special education teacher at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo, didn’t know what to expect for her first year of teaching.”

MSUM wins Salvation Army Mascot Challenge, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead raised the most funds during the Salvation Army’s Mascot Challenge Saturday, Dec. 3, at Scheels All Sports here.”

Gibson earns All-American honors, Morris Sun Tribune: “Minnesota State University Moorhead wide receiver Damon Gibson’s record-setting season continues to give him accolades. The junior was named to the American Football Coaches Association Coaches All-America Second Team, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 7.”

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers ousted late by Moorhead, Bemidji Pioneer: “In a game that could have gone either way, the Bemidji State men’s basketball team got the short end of the stick, falling 90-84 to Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday night.”

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Dragons double up BSU, Bemidji Pioneer: “Chelsea DeVille challenged her Bemidji State women’s basketball team to find its identity after a 102-50 drubbing from Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday night.”

MSUM rolls past Bemidji State, Inforum: “Ayob Ayob scored a game-high 22 points and Tanner Kretchman finished with 18 points and eight assists as Minnesota State-Moorhead defeated Bemidji State 90-84 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate men’s basketball on Saturday, Dec. 10.”

Dragon men and women each extend winning streaks to eight games, WDAY: “Coming of their second buzzer beater in as many weeks, the MSU Moorhead men’s basketball team was in Bemidji going for their eighth win in a row.”

Dragons upend Bemidji State in women’s basketball, Inforum: “Jacky Volkert recorded 16 points and ten rebounds and Drew Sannes poured in 28 points as Minnesota State-Moorhead defeated Bemidji State 102-50 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball on Saturday, Dec. 10.”

MSUM expects 430 students to graduate Dec. 15, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.”

Sue Severson Earns QM Certification for Second Course in 2016

Posted on December 07, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for her online course: SPED 471/571 Behavioral and Environmental Management.

QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. She will be recognized for this success at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Sue on this achievement!

Dr. Coquyt, Dr. Swaggert, Dr. Bradbury and Dr. Karch Present at Minnesota Rural Education Association Conference

Posted on November 22, 2016

Dr. Mike Coquyt and Dr. Julie Swaggert presented on, “Teacher Leadership: Maximize Your Human Capital” (Different Complimentary Roles and Distributive Leadership). Dr. Boyd Bradbury and Dr. Lisa Karch presented with Jeremy Kovash, Executive Director at Lakes Country Cooperative and Bruce Jensen, Executive Director at Northwest Cooperative on “Online 18 – Preserving Concurrent Enrollment.”

Over 350 people from rural school districts across the state of Minnesota were in attendance at the 2016 Annual Conference, Making Teaching Matter.

Principal Panel

Posted on November 17, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Lommen 203

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Lommen 203 join us as local principals and teachers share their experiences to help gain a better insight on various education topics including the hiring process, working, with families, classroom expectations and more. Bring your questions, a friend, and your appetite!

See the Facebook event for more information.

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at Conference

Posted on November 16, 2016

Deanne Borgeson, Keri DeSutter, Marci Glessner, and Shirley Johnson, School of Teaching and Learning, recently attended and presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children held in Lexington, Ky. In total faculty presented four presentations:

  1. Improving Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education: Standards Matter (Keri DeSutter)
  2. Putting the Teaching Back into Online Teaching (Keri DeSutter and Shirley Johnson)
  3. Active Integration of Standards and Professional Organizations into Coursework (Marci Glessner, Deanne Borgeson, and Keri DeSutter)
  4. Developing a One-Stop Advising Site with Your Online Learning Management System (Marci Glessner and Deanne Borgeson)

Dr. Bradbury’s Manuscript Accepted for Publication in International Journal

Posted on November 16, 2016

Dr. Boyd Bradbury’s manuscript, The Impact of Pedagogical Dissonance and Associated Resilience within a Foreign Sociocultural Context of Teaching Abroad, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET, ISSN: 2010-3689, DOI: 10.18178/IJIET), which will be indexed by: EI (INSPEC, IET), Cabell’s Directories, DOAJ, Electronic Journals Library, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Sheila Marquardt Presents at National Association of Multicultural Education

Posted on November 15, 2016

Dr. Sheila Marquardt, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the National Association of Multicultural Education held in Cleveland, Ohio. The presentation, “Shh! Just shut up and teach: Moving teacher voice from the margins to the educational center,” engaged the question: How do we help new teachers understand their work is not just in the classroom, but it is a commitment to advocate for the field as a whole? The presentation engaged under-graduate students, teacher educators and practicing teachers.

MSUM New Hires

Posted on November 04, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

October 10, 2016

  • Anthony Quinn – College Laboratory Services Specialist, Chemistry Department

October 17, 2016

  • Leslie Pladson – Adjunct, Health and Physical Education Department
  • Nate Hendrickson – Adjunct, Health and Physical Education Department
  • Sharon Nelson – Adjunct, School of Teaching and Learning
  • John Tufte – Adjunct, Educational Leadership

October 24, 2016

  • Sylvette Lopez-Ruth – Admissions Representative, Admissions

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at National Conference on Co-Teaching

Posted on October 31, 2016

Marilyn Labrensz, Shirley Johnson, and Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the National Conference on Co-Teaching in Minneapolis, Minn. Their session was titled Creative Co-Teaching: Broadening the Practice in Pre-K through Higher Education.

Dominican Republic Study Abroad Information Meeting

Posted on October 31, 2016

Monday, Oct. 31 | 12 p.m. | Lommen 91

Travel with us on a study abroad to the Dominican Republic from May 15-27, 2017. Be immersed into a unique, culture and participate in a service learning project called, “Empowering the Children in the Dominican Republic.”

We will have an information meeting on Monday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. in Lommen 91.

If you can not attend the meeting, please contact Dr. Mary Dosch ( or Dr. David Paul ( for more information.

Harvest Party Oct. 18

Posted on October 10, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 7 p.m. | Harwood, N.D.

Join the Education Minnesota Student Program for the second annual Harvest Party. It will be a fun night with other education majors for the autumn social event. Transportation will be provided from the Lommen parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. A van will leave every 20 minutes

Harvest Party

Posted on October 05, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 7 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Elementary, College Students Teach Each Other

Posted on September 28, 2016

Education majors from Minnesota State University Moorhead are learning to be teachers, and the elementary students are learning their science and social studies curriculum concepts in a fun and interactive way as part of the cooperative learning exchange happening at McKinley Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 27.  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Council for Exceptional Children Meeting Sept. 7

Posted on September 07, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 7 | 6 p.m. | Lommen 91 Read the rest of this entry →

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