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MSUM students win awards at AAF-ND ADDY Awards

Posted on March 03, 2015

Three MSUM students won 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.

MSUM students won the following awards: Read the rest of this entry →

Nominate outstanding alums for the Distinguished Alumni award

Posted on February 23, 2015

The MSUM Alumni Foundation seeks your nominations of distinguished alumni. Faculty and staff across campus play an integral role in the lives of students and are often the ones to whom our alumni attribute their success. Read the rest of this entry →

Katherine Granstra, Senior in Health Services Administration program, wins national Robert J. Stull Essay Competition

Posted on February 11, 2015

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is pleased to congratulate Katherine Granstra, a Senior in the Health Services Administration program, on winning the national Richard J. Stull Student Essay competition. Granstra’s winning essay is entitled: “Nurse against Nurse: Horizontal Bullying in the Nursing Profession.” Read the rest of this entry →

“MSUM’s Kristjansson-Nelson named Minnesota’s Professor of the Year” InForum article

Posted on November 20, 2014
By Grace Lyden on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A film professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead became the school’s 11th Minnesota Professor of the Year on Thursday.

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, 35, has been on MSUM’s faculty since 2006 and will receive the award today in Washington, D.C.

The Professors of the Year program recognizes excellence in undergraduate education, and MSUM has had more professors win the award than any other higher education institution in the state, according to a release from the university. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Pride: Head athletic trainer Andy Scott receives national award

Posted on October 30, 2014

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Organization Award Ceremony is April 22

Posted on April 21, 2014

The Student Organization Award Ceremony is tomorrow, April 22,  at 7 p.m. in CMU 101!

Stop by for some food, and recognition of great student leaders, organizations and advisors.

SOAC extends deadline for Of-the-Year Awards

Posted on April 11, 2014

The Student Organization Advisory Committee (SOAC) met April 10 and decided to extend the nomination deadline to 9 a.m. Monday, April 14 for the following Of-the-Year Award categories:

· Student Volunteer of the Year
· Outstanding Community Service/Philanthropy Program of the Year
· Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year
· Outstanding Educational Program of the Year Read the rest of this entry →

Last day to make Of-the-Year Award nominations

Posted on April 10, 2014

Today is the last day to nominate for Of-the-Year awards! Nominations are due today at 3 p.m.

Do your part and nominate here:

Journalism students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on April 08, 2014

Three Campus News Stories Move On to National SPJ Contest

Three stories from Campus News, MSUM’s student produced newscast, were named as winners in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. Stien Michalsen, a photographer for Campus News last spring, won in both the television news photography and the television sports photography categories. Collin Boyles, a 2013 graduate, was the winner in the television sports reporting category. The stories won in SPJ Region 6, which includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. They now move on to compete in the national SPJ contest, which includes twelve regions across the United States. In all, Campus News took home 10 television awards, more than any other school in the contest. Campus News also took all the awards in the television photography categories. The winners were announced at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM DECA advances to nationals

Posted on April 04, 2014

Six students to compete in Washington D.C.

On February 25 and 26 the MSUM DECA chapter competed at the Minnesota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Mankato, Minn. After two days of competitive business events, the students came back with awards for their achievements and will advance to the national conference.

All MSUM students were finalists in their events, advancing to the top eight. They presented their business knowledge to professional judges from around the state. Read the rest of this entry →

Martin Grindeland receives NBNA’s highest honor

Posted on April 04, 2014

Martin Grindeland, a professor in MSUM’s School of Communication and Journalism, was named this year’s winner of the Mitchell V. Charnley Award by the Northwest Broadcast News Association at the organization’s annual convention in the Twin Cities last weekend.

The Charnley Award was established in 1968 and is given each year to an individual working, or with roots, in the six-state NBNA region who has made outstanding contributions to the field of broadcast journalism. Previous winners include nationally known broadcasters such as Eric Sevaried and Tom Brokaw, along with regional names such as Marv Bossart and Al Aamodt.

NBNA President Matt Cullen said it was Grindeland’s many years of service to broadcast journalism that earned him the honor. “For more than four decades, Martin Grindeland has instilled the foundations of journalism along with the art of storytelling into numerous students and young professionals,” said Cullen. “His passion and his dedication to his students and to the journalism profession makes him an ideal recipient of this year’s Mitchell V. Charnley Award.”

The Northwest Broadcast News Association includes the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa.

Recognize great work of campus community members

Posted on April 02, 2014

Recognize the great work that student organizations, student leaders and advisors do on campus and nominate them for Of-the-Year Awards. Nominate here. There are several categories. Nominate someone by clicking on the link to the category and filling out the online form. The winners will be announced at the Student Organization Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 22 from 7-8 p.m. in CMU 101.

Make nominations for the Student Organization Award Ceremony

Posted on March 25, 2014

The Student Organization Award Ceremony will be here before you know it! Recognize the great work that students organizations, and advisers do on campus and nominate them for an Of-the-Year Award.

Nominate someone here.

There are several categories. Nominate someone by clicking on the link to the category and filling out the online form. Read the rest of this entry →

Office of Student Activities announces winners of February’s Dragon Pride Awards

Posted on March 04, 2014

Student Leader of the Month: Steve Mindermann Involved in: Housing and Residential Life, and the “Gateway to Leadership” conference.
“Steve Mindermann is an outstanding individual. He provides a lot of support for MSUM in multiple ways. He is leader on campus for students and faculty. Steve goes above and beyond expectations and always puts others before himself.”

Honorable mentions: Darla Hedstrom, Sarah Henning, Dana Koczur, Laura Cramer, and Shane Kelly Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Marketing & Communications wins two gold Addys, one silver

Posted on March 03, 2014

MSUM’s Marketing & Communications team took home two gold Addys and one silver for the re-branded “Moorhead Magazine.”

The Addy Awards, put on by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota, took place Friday, Feb. 28 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.

Gold Addy-Publication Design, Editorial Spread or Feature for “Philosophy of Brewing”
Derek Lien, Designer
Courtney Larson, Writer
Meghan Feir, Contributing Writer
Ande Sailer, Photographer Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Adam Goyt selected as the 2014-2015 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award recipient

Posted on February 25, 2014

Below is an announcement from Anne Blackhurst, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs:

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Adam Goyt, Mathematics Department, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award. Dr. Goyt will be honored at a campus award ceremony next fall, during which he will present a lecture of his choosing.  Please join me in extending congratulations to Dr. Goyt for this achievement, as well as appreciation for his continued dedication to our students.

Student Erica Clark receives Ethical Citizen Award

Posted on February 20, 2014

Erica Clark, an MSUM student studying elementary inclusive education, was presented with a framed Ethical Citizen Award in recognition of exemplary ethical behavior within the Fargo-Moorhead community.

Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Graduate Studies Boyd Bradbury presented Clark with the award in front of the School of Teaching and Learning faculty Wednesday afternoon.

“It was my privilege to present Erica with the Ethical Citizen Award,” Bradbury said. “It is easy to do the right thing when people are watching, but it is an altogether different thing when no one is watching. Erica’s actions truly exemplify the sort of integrity that we want in our teacher education majors. I am proud of Erica and our teacher education program at MSUM, and I believe that Erica is representative of the type of teacher we produce at MSUM. It should be remembered that it is our choices in life that truly define who we are.” Read the rest of this entry →

Thank you for supporting Go Pink with the Dragons

Posted on February 13, 2014

Thank you for supporting the 7th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons! During Go Pink week, 69 people registered for the National Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry.

“We are overwhelmed by the strong campus and community support we received for the Go Pink with the Dragons event.   We are appreciative of the volunteers and sponsors who make this event a success,” stated Doug Peters, Athletic Director.

Thank you to our Sponsors & our Volunteers:

Fritz and Anderson Named 2014 Go Pink Scholarship Recipients

Posted on January 30, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead students Sara Fritz and Michael Anderson have been selected as the 2014 Go Pink with the Dragons Scholarship recipients.

Fritz and Anderson both received a $1,000 scholarship for the spring semester at MSU Moorhead. Both students will be recognized at the Dragon Basketball games on Friday, Feb. 7.

“This scholarship is possible because of the campus and community support for Go Pink with the Dragons – purchasing a T-shirt, bidding on silent auction items, and other donations we receive – help raise money for the Go Pink scholarship and the Roger Maris Cancer Center,” said MSUM Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations Gloria Riopelle, the event organizer. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM graduate Bob Bowlsby recognized at NCAA National Convention

Posted on January 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Former Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling standout Bob Bowlsby was honored at the NCAA National Convention as part of the NCAA’s Division II 40th Anniversary on Thursday night.

A total of 48 former student-athletes were honored by the NCAA throughout the 2013 season as part of the DII 40th Anniversary.


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