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Retired MSUM professor Anoush Khoshkish passes away

Posted on June 08, 2017
Anoush Khoshkish, a retired MSUM professor, passed away on the morning of May 28, 2017, at home in New York City. He leaves behind his wife, constant companion and best friend of 36 years, Irene R. Miller. 

Anoush grew up in Paris, studied in Geneva, worked in Geneva and later Paris and settled in the United States in 1966.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Last Lecture by Dr. Andrew Conteh

Posted on November 30, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

Please join the Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice in recognizing Dr. Andrew Conteh, professor of Political Science, for his passion, strong voice and dedication to diversity and social justice in the world. Come honor, celebrate and learn from Dr. Conteh as he gives his last lecture at MSUM.  Read the rest of this entry →

Thank You, Dr. Andrew Conteh

Posted on October 05, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

After more than 30 years, Dr. Andrew Conteh is retiring and moving to California. Before he leaves, we want as many people as possible who have been touched by this extraordinary man to say “thank you.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Paper Accepted into Peer-Reviewed Economics Journal

Posted on May 03, 2016

Dirk Jasperse, a Economics and Political Science double major, had his paper “Evaluating the Impact of Library Children’s program Attendance on Circulation of Library Children’s Materials” accepted for publication in Issues in Political Economy, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in Economics. Read the rest of this entry →

Trisha Rutten, MSUM Political Science graduate, is the cover story on the current issue of Area Woman

Posted on August 06, 2015

Trisha Rutten (formerly Dewar), MSUM Political Science graduate, is the cover story on the current issue of Area Woman. The article details the amazing story of Trisha surviving a stroke as a 26-year-old mom and undergraduate. This challenge spurred Trisha to reach higher while knowing, “Moments really matter to me. Every moment matters with my kids, too. Everything changes so fast.”
Trisha graduated in 2008 with a 4.0 and was accepted to Harvard Law School. She graduated from Harvard with an international law degree and a Master in Public Administration in International Development. Read the rest of this entry →

Political Science Honors Graduates, Pi Sigma Alpha Members and 2015 Outstanding Political Science Student

Posted on May 07, 2015

2015-gradsOn the evening of May 5, Political Science held a banquet honoring Spring 2015 graduates and current and new members of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science national honor society. Held at Usher’s House in Moorhead, the event celebrated the Political Science and International Studies programs 18 seniors who are graduating. MSUM Political Science also inducted 8 new members to the Alpha Eta Mu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. Read the rest of this entry →

Students and professor received awards at 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 17, 2015

Twenty-one students represented MSUM at the 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse April 9th through 12th, 2015. They were advised by Dr. Andrew Conteh and led by Model UN President Uchenna Onyeama. The team received several awards: Read the rest of this entry →

2014-2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series continues this Wednesday

Posted on December 01, 2014

2014-2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series
Wednesday December 3 7pm @ Langseth Hall 118
Dr. Margaret Sankey, Political Science
God’s Flag is Flying And We Are Wanted’: Religious Propaganda and World War I

Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in North Dakota Governor’s History Conference

Posted on October 24, 2014

Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in the North Dakota Governor’s History Conference on Saturday, October 18, in Bismarck, ND. Bolduc’s and Dr. Amy Phillips’ (director of the Minot State University Social Work program at NDSU and former MSUM professor) invited presentation, “Special Delivery: The Significance of the Post Office in Rural North Dakota Communities,” surveyed some highlights of a yearlong series of interviews with postal employees and community members in small, rural ND cities. The presentation included photographs of post office buildings and portraits of interviewees by Wayne Gudmundson (MSUM professor emeritus)

MSUM commencement May 16

Posted on May 15, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Graduates of the College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, and College of Humanities & Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Education & Human Services, and College of Science, Health & the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program. Read the rest of this entry →

World War I and its impact on diversity

Posted on April 22, 2014

Come to CMU 205 today to watch a lecture on World War I and its impact on Diversity today! Presented by Dr. Margaret Sankey from the Political Science Department. Free admission. Part of Diversity Week sponsored by Student Senate and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion!

MSUM students attend Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 16, 2014

On April 3-6, a delegation of 18 students participated in the annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, held this year at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Representing Nigeria, Kenya, Greece, and the Philippines, MSUM students excelled in committee discussions on a wide array of topics ranging from the crises in Ukraine and Syria, to economic and humanitarian aid, to environmental issues such as drought and desertification. With our very own Dr. Andrew Conteh serving as General Assembly President, MSUM students passed resolutions on many such issues, educated themselves on the dilemmas of countries across the globe, and became familiar with the world of international politics. Read the rest of this entry →

The War Over Water

Posted on March 19, 2014

Student to present on water resource sharing

Sophomore Jordan Pinneke is the epitome of the phrase, “so much to do, so little time.”

Whether it is with her secretarial position for the Sustainable Campus Initiative Committee, her job as an administrative assistant at the Office of Campus Sustainability, working as an RA on campus, or as a desk attendant at the Recreation and Outing Center, Pinneke rarely has a spare moment.

On top of it all, the international studies and sustainability major found time to do research outside of class, and will present at the MSUM and State Student Academic Conferences April 14 and 15. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Conteh and Dr. Roberts attended Global Pedagogy Symposium

Posted on March 03, 2014

Dr. Andrew Conteh, Political Science, and Dr. Bruce Roberts, Anthropology/Earth Science, represented MSUM at the Global Pedagogy Symposium at St. Cloud State University February 28 – March 1. The goal of this forum was to facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights into what works well in teaching about global issues. Sponsored by the Global Studies Program at St. Cloud State University and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), it involved faculty from across the MNSCU system – St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, St. Cloud Community and Technical College, Riverland Community College, and Central Lakes College – as well as Western Michigan University and Portland State University. Alberto Fierro Garza, Head of the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, also addressed the gathering. Read the rest of this entry →

Advo Spotlight: Political Science Prof Does It All

Posted on February 03, 2014

By Marie Veillette
The Advocate

“There hasn’t been a time that I did not want to be a professor,” said Dr. Margaret Sankey  political science professor. “I’ve always loved reading, writing and doing research.”

Sankey has been a professor at MSUM since 2002, but she did not originally start out in the political science department.

Holding her PhD in history, Sankey was asked by the university to develop classes that were more military history orientated. She then began her career as a political science professor and has never looked back. Read the rest of this entry →

Alum Interns with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Posted on January 15, 2014

Joshua Gates, Political Science Cum Laude, Spring 2013, landed a prestigious summer internship with the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, working with the museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, and the national collection. This fall he’ll attend the University of (Newark) Delaware to pursue a master’s degree in historic preservation and a certificate in museum studies. Read the rest of this entry →

Congratulations Fall 2013 graduates!

Posted on December 17, 2013

Good luck and come back and see us sometime.

Political Science Department Faculty and Staff

MSUM students and Professor Sankey discuss Model United Nations on KFGO

Posted on November 01, 2013

MSUM students preparing for the national Model United Nations Competition were put to the test as an emergency meeting was set up to handle an attack of zombies world-wide. Dr. Margaret Sankey and two members from the role playing game joined Bob Harris on KFGO on Halloween night. To see if we all made it…………

Listen here.

The Constitution and What It Means to You

Posted on September 24, 2013

‘The Constitution and What it Means to You’

Join the lecture, ‘The Constitution and What it Means to You,’ Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in Comstock Memorial Union, Room 205.

Richard Henderson, Assistant Federal Public Defender and Moorhead State College alum of 1975, will talk about how our understanding and interpretation of the Constitution continues to have an impact on the lives of ordinary people, 226 years after it was written. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Conteh to give lecture tomorrow, everyone welcome to attend

Posted on September 10, 2013

Dr. Andrew Conteh of the Political Science Department will speak Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in CMU 203. He will explore the question of the ability of sustaining human rights in the new and challenging context of counter-terrorism.

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