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From urban turkeys to Miley Cyrus: MSUM, Concordia highlight student research

Posted on April 17, 2015

Culture war: The need for younger audiences at classical music concerts

Posted on April 14, 2015

Music major to present at Student Academic Conference April 14

By Meghan Feir

Over the years, as more musical genres have sprung up, concertgoers have been offered a rising selection of performances to attend. Unfortunately, classical music concerts have taken a hit because of the wide variety in music entertainment, along with a lack of musical knowledge and unawareness of concert etiquette. Senior music major Tania Arseculeratne is greatly aware of this well-documented problem and recognizes the need to attract younger audiences to classical music. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Academic Conference is today

Posted on April 14, 2015

The schedule for this year’s Student Academic Conference presentations can be viewed here and online at www.mnstate.edu/SAC. Read the rest of this entry →

Yahya Frederickson, English, keynote speaker at this year’s Student Academic Conference

Posted on April 13, 2015

Yahya Frederickson will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. To view the full schedule and list of presentation abstracts for this year’s Student Academic Conference, visit www.mnstate.edu/sac.

Biography

Yahya Frederickson teaches writing and literature at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He holds a B.A. in The Individual and Society, an individualized major, from MSUM, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Dakota. Between graduate degrees he taught for six years in Yemen, initially as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He served as a Fulbright Scholar in Syria in 2005 and in Saudi Arabia in 2011. Read the rest of this entry →

Continuing communication: The effects of Right Hemisphere Damage

Posted on April 13, 2015

Graduate student to present at Student Academic Conference April 14

By Meghan Feir

For graduate student Stephanie Peterson, the research she will be presenting at this year’s Student Academic Conference hits close to home. After watching her grandmother experience right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) after a stroke and watching a family friend receive speech therapy, Peterson became interested in speech-language-hearing sciences at a young age. Read the rest of this entry →

‘How Moorhead Got Its Start’: Student shares how transportation kick started our community

Posted on April 13, 2015

Anthropology major to present at Student Academic Conference April 14

By Danielle Rebel

When people began settling in Moorhead, it was a time of ball gowns and waistcoats. Traveling required a much greater effort than it does today. But the course of a century, a lot can change. Read the rest of this entry →

Creating compliance: Improving behavioral intervention in the classroom

Posted on April 10, 2015

Graduate student to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Meghan Feir

School Psychology graduate student, Sean Soehren, entered the program knowing he wanted to help struggling students in the classroom, and through his research, he may be able to assist educators with new methods of growing classroom compliancy.

His presentation topic, “Increasing Compliance Using Mystery Motivator and Sure I Will Behavioral Interventions,” is based on the research he did on behavioral intervention for his thesis. Soehren worked with second graders with reading disabilities and extreme behavioral issues last spring to find a way to increase compliance for the benefit of the classroom. Read the rest of this entry →

Student presenter relates dietary supplement intake to various factors

Posted on April 10, 2015

Economics major to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Danielle Rebel

Multivitamins. Meal replacement shakes. Whey protein. Creatine, calcium and vitamin C. All fall into the larger category of dietary supplements.

In his Student Academic Conference presentation, senior economics major Vinh Dao will discuss how various socioeconomic factors determine the amount of dietary supplements a person is likely to take on a daily basis.

“There are several factors that will impact dietary supplement intake for an individual,” Dao said. “This is not looking to stereotype; it is just a study to see how many milligrams of supplements (people) are going to take based on their demographics.” Read the rest of this entry →

Creating Buzz about Bees

Posted on April 10, 2015

Biosciences majors to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Brittany Dunnigan

When many people think of bees, honey is the first thing that comes to mind. These incredible little insects, however, play a much larger role in sustaining our ecosystem than simply supplying this sweet treat.

Senior James Kawlewski and junior Marissa Reeves, Biosciences students at MSUM, both agree that bees are essential to pollination and biodiversity. By working with MSUM Biosciences Professor Sarah Anderson, the students have conducted research to identify the number of different bee species that exist in Clay County to determine the level of biodiversity in the area. Read the rest of this entry →

Gaining a global perspective

Posted on March 30, 2015

By Brittany Dunnigan

Free time is a foreign concept to graduate student Khulude Bukhari. From her studies to her job and volunteer work at The Welcome Center and West Fargo Community High School, she is actively pursuing her dream of becoming a school counselor.

Pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling and Student Affairs, Bukhari has a passion for helping people, especially children and families. She also enjoys working with refugees. After moving from another country to the United States for school, Bukhari understands the challenge of adapting to a new culture. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Academic Conference presenters, get your posters printed

Posted on March 27, 2015

If you are planning on going through Marketing Graphics to get your poster printed, please email your posters to graphics@mnstate.edu as soon as possible. Pick up posters at Marketing Graphics located in the lower level of Weld Hall, Room 6. Graphics will call you when your posters are finished. More poster information can be found here. Read the rest of this entry →

Free design help for SAC research posters deadline is March 25

Posted on March 24, 2015

AIGA Dragons would like to offer our services for FREE! As a student organization comprised of graphic design majors, we will use our knowledge and experience with layout, color theory, and design to help you achieve an impressive and highly professional research poster for your presentation. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty, volunteer for the Student Academic Conference

Posted on March 24, 2015

Faculty members are encouraged to volunteer for the Student Academic Conference being held April 14. Volunteer as a poster evaluator, session chair or as help for the registration table. Visit www.mnstate.edu/sac to fill out a volunteer form.

Free design help for Student Academic Conference Research Posters RESEARCH POSTERS

Posted on March 17, 2015

Student Academic Conference applications due March 2

Posted on February 26, 2015

Applications to present at MSUM’s 2015 Student Academic Conference are being accepted here. The purpose of the Student Academic Conference is to showcase the work and talent of MSUM students through presentations, posters and creative works at a one day conference held at MSUM each April. Read the rest of this entry →

Deadline to apply for the state-wide Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Conference is today

Posted on February 13, 2015

The deadline to apply for the state-wide Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Conference has been extended to Feb. 13, 2015.

Applications to present at MSUM’s 2015 Student Academic Conference are now being accepted here. The purpose of the Student Academic Conference is to showcase the work and talent of MSUM students through presentations, posters and creative works at a one day conference held at MSUM each April. Read the rest of this entry →

Soehren and Bukhari Selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers

Posted on February 10, 2015

Congratulations to Sean Soehren, School Psychology Graduate Student and Khulude Bukhari, Counseling & Student Affairs Graduate Student! Soehren and Bukhari have been selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers who will be presenting their research at the Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 14th. Read the rest of this entry →

Students showcase research at state and MSUM academic conferences

Posted on April 11, 2014

To be held at MSUM April 14 and 15

MSUM is excited to welcome MnSCU universities and community colleges to the third annual Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity April 14.

For the second straight year, all seven of the MnSCU universities (Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University and Metropolitan State University) are sending students to participate in this conference. In addition, Inver Hills Community College is also arriving with a large contingent of students. About 130 students from across the state are expected to attend. Read the rest of this entry →

Dining hours for April 15

Posted on April 11, 2014

Stay up-to-date with the campus dining hours during the Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 15.

Kise Commons
Breakfast 7-10:15 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Dragon Café
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

The economics of gaming

Posted on April 09, 2014

Zebulon Hallman to present at conference

By Danielle Rebel

“League of Legends” and “World of Warcraft” may seem like simple ways to pass the time for most, but for Zebulon Hallman, these online games offer a unique insight as to how the world works.

Hallman, a senior paralegal and economics major, has spent the semester studying the economics of online games. He will be presenting his research at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference on April 15. Read the rest of this entry →

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