Poetry Outloud: English Professor visits Valley City High School

Professor Kevin Zepper was invited to Valley City High School, Valley City, North Dakota on October 28th, 2022. His visit was part of the Poetry Out Loud initiative through the North Dakota Council of the Arts. Zepper shared his writing journey and poetry, instructed students to write through using a prompt, and emphasized the importance of language arts in high […]

Artwork by MSUM Faculty in 40th Annual Plains Gala and Art Auction

Professors Bradley Bachmeier (Art), Chris Walla (Art), and Kevin Zepper (English), will have their artwork in the upcoming Plains Art Museum Spring Gala 2022. The gala will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 7:00 PM till midnight. Artwork is to be auctioned off with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the Plains Art Museum. This year’s gala theme is […]

Dolence, Hansen, and Zepper present at the Minnesota Humanities Center

Professor Travis Dolence (Library), Dr. T.J. Hansen (Economics), and Professor Kevin Zepper (English) presented at the Minnesota Writing and English Conference on April 7th at The Minnesota Humanities Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The conference topic was “Changing the Narrative: Empowering Stories.” Their presentation, “Nature and Creative Writing: The Finding Refuge Project,” was a roundtable discussion regarding their project, creating […]

Dolence and Zepper Teach Students at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

On Friday, May 14, Professors Travis Dolence (Library) and Kevin Zepper (English) taught 9th graders from the Detroit Lakes School District. Using a short poetic form, Dolence and Zepper encouraged students to hike briefly through the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. More than one hundred students wrote up to three short poems on their experiences with nature. […]

Minnesota Innovation Grant Awardees Present at State Conference

On April 7th, Professors Alex Fogarty (School of Media Arts & Design) and Kevin Zepper (English) presented at the Minnesota Innovation Grant Virtual Conference. They were joined by Kelly Blackledge, Ranger at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Their presentation to Innovation Grant attendees, outlined their 20k grant project, “Finding Refuge.” In addition to Blackledge, Fogarty, and Zepper, the grant committee members […]