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Saving North Dakota’s Post Offices 

Posted on September 14, 2017

‘The Prairie Post Office’ authors to hold discussion and book signing Sept. 17

Steven Bolduc, a Minnesota State University Moorhead economics professor and Amy Phillips, Minot State University at NDSU professor of social work, will present a free public talk and book signing on “The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota” Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, 612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, N.D.  Read the rest of this entry →

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)

Spotlight on Service-Learning – Dr. Steven Bolduc

Posted on October 17, 2014

This is the first of what will become monthly segments entitled Spotlight on Service-Learning.  Each monthly Spotlight will highlight the endeavors of one of the many MSUM service-learning practitioners.  This Month’s Spotlight on Service-Learning recognizes Dr. Steven Bolduc.  Dr. Bolduc was recently interviewed regarding his service-learning work.  Read the rest of this entry →

Steven Bolduc’s article accepted for publication

Posted on May 18, 2012

Steven Bolduc, economics, has an article accepted for publication in the “Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.” The article, “Curricular Placement of Academic Service-Learning in Higher Education,” written with Dr. Amy Phillips of University of North Dakota, explores curricular placement themes in the service-learning literature and reviews findings from two surveys conducted by the authors about intentional departmental decision making concerning appropriate curricular placement of AS-L in light of student learning and developmental outcomes.

Contextualized STEM Pedagogy and SENCER

Posted on February 10, 2012

Contextualized STEM Pedagogy and SENCER – Wednesday, Feb 29th, 7 p.m. in SL 102.

SENCER is an NSF-funded program, Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities. SENCER seeks to strengthen learning in STEM disciplines, connect STEM learning to other subject areas, get more students involved and interested in learning in STEM courses, and increase student’s capacity for responsible work and citizenship through better understanding of STEM content. Read the rest of this entry →

Communiversity brochures available in Library

Posted on January 26, 2012

F/M Communiversity winter/spring 2012 course brochures are available at Livingston Lord Library. Communiversity is a “university for the community” of lifelong learners, offering a variety of interesting, engaging courses for people of all ages and educational backgrounds. There are no tests, grades or papers – just the pleasure of learning. MSUM faculty teaching courses this semester include Steve Bolduc, Ellen Brisch, Allen Carter, Jim Danielson, David Ferreira and Phil Mouch. Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther, Sociology, serves as MSUM’s representative to Communiversity’s planning committee.

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Communiversity offers series of five classes

Posted on January 18, 2012

F/M Communiversity is offering “The Disintegrating Political Climate in the U.S.” a series of fives classes addressing this issues from various disciplines. The classes are held on Sundays in February and March.

Participants may register for any or all of the courses. The sessions include “Democracy in America: The Challenges of Money and Ideology” taught by Dr. Jim Danielson retired MSUM faculty; “The Ethics of Civility in Public Discourse” taught by Dr. Phil Mouch, philosophy, MSUM; “Prosperity and Adversity in the Land of Opportunity” taught by Dr. Steve Bolduc, economics, MSUM and “Behind the Headlines” offered by Jack Zaleski of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty from Women’s Studies, Biosciences, Physics and Economics receive grant

Posted on May 09, 2011

Linda Fuselier, Biosciences and Women’s Studies, Claudia Murphy, Women’s Studies, Linda Winkler and Steven Lindaas, both Physics, and Steven Bolduc, Economics, received a Chancellor’s Office Faculty Development Grant. This multidisciplinary team will form a curriculum development group and design materials for contextualized STEM pedagogy in Bioscience and Physics courses.

Book features chapter by Bolduc

Posted on October 07, 2009

A recent book, “Institutional Analysis and Praxis: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach,” includes a chapter by Steven Bolduc, Economics. Bolduc’s contribution, “Ceremonial Dimensions of Market-based Pollution Control Instruments: The Clean Air Act and the Cap-and-Trade Model,” argues that inquiry guiding policy design and assessment should be guided by the recognition of social, ecological, and technological interdependence, and not only by narrowly conceived economic criteria. The volume was released in September 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media.

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