News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead


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 →

Wayne Gudmundson retirement party

Posted on November 14, 2013

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate Wayne Gudmundson’s career and contributions to MSUM in the mass communications lounge, located on the second floor of MacLean Hall, on Monday, Nov. 18 from 1:30-3 p.m.

 

Celebrate Wayne Gudmundson’s contributions to MSUM Nov. 18

Posted on October 18, 2013

Please note the date change from yesterday’s post. Wayne’s celebration is Monday, Nov. 18 not today.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate Wayne Gudmundson’s career and contributions to MSUM in the mass communications lounge located on the second floor of MacLean Hall Monday, Nov. 18 from 1:30-3 p.m.

www.waynegudmundson.com/biography

Pre-semester photography class open to faculty, staff and students

Posted on July 30, 2013

Have you always wanted to take a photography course but couldn’t commit to an entire semester?

Wayne Gudmundson is offering the perfect solution: a one-week class, August 19-23.
• You would complete a 3 credit course before fall semester even starts Read the rest of this entry →

Pre-semester photography class open to faculty, staff and students

Posted on July 26, 2013

Have you always wanted to take a photography course but couldn’t commit to an entire semester?

Wayne Gudmundson is offering the perfect solution: a one-week class, August 19-23.
• Complete a 3 credit course before fall semester even starts Read the rest of this entry →

New Rivers Press starts celebration of 45 years

Posted on November 07, 2012

By Mary Ann Grossmann
mgrossmann@pioneerpress.com

New Rivers Press will be 45 years old in 2013, and the literary press founded by the late C.W. (Bill) Truesdale is starting the celebration this week with an evening of readings by Nick Healy, Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, Nick Knittel and Tim Nolan.

There will be music by Minnesota singer, songwriter andguitarist Diane Jarvi, who writes poetry as Diane Jarvenpa. Her third collection, “The Tender, Wild Things,” was published by New Rivers in 2007.

When Truesdale died in 2001, New Rivers was the oldest continuously publishing press in the country. After some tense months when it looked as though it would fold, New Rivers found a home at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Since the first New Rivers books published in Moorhead came out in 2003, next year will also be the press’s 10th anniversary at MSU. Read the rest of this entry →

Moorhead photographer Wayne Gudmundson’s work featured in ‘Faces of the Oil Patch’ documentary

Posted on May 11, 2012

FARGO – Well-known in the area as a photographer of the land and sky, Wayne Gudmundson trained his eye on an entirely different subject for his latest project: people.

By: John Lamb, INFORUM

FARGO – Well-known in the area as a photographer of the land and sky, Wayne Gudmundson trained his eye on an entirely different subject for his latest project: people.

The Moorhead artist teamed up with Prairie Public Television for “Faces of the Oil Patch.” Gudmundson’s still photos are featured throughout the documentary as a way of introducing subjects.

Some of the photos are displayed at North Dakota State University’s Memorial Union Gallery, with a reception at 5 tonight. The exhibit will eventually travel around the state.

Following the reception, the documentary will be screened. It premieres on PPTV, Channel 13, at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Moorhead woman embraces life of travel and learning

Posted on February 13, 2012

MOORHEAD – Play a game of connect the dots with the places Jane Gudmundson’s life has taken her, she will likely have you beat.

By: Merrie Sue Holtan, SheSays contributor, INFORUM

MOORHEAD – Play a game of connect the dots with the places Jane Gudmundson’s life has taken her, she will likely have you beat.

Photo taken by Carrie Snyder, The Forum

Looking back, the 65-year-old native of England sees a map that forms a pattern, strung together with experience, curiosity about the world, a love of culture, passion for the arts and an addiction to travel.

Gudmundson’s latest adventure began last spring, after she retired as the long-time manager of the art gallery at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Jane began her role as a “woofer” for two weeks in rural France. Read the rest of this entry →

Faces of Our Community: Wayne Gudmudson

Posted on February 28, 2011

Wayne Gudmudson is the first person to be profiled in The Forum’s Faces of Our Community, which aims to showcase some of the interesting people in our little world. A Fargo-Moorhead icon, Gudmundson’s work has also been appreciated outside the Red River Valley with selections of his photography in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in Iceland and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions. The Moorhead native has created and/or collaborated on numerous published volumes and has taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead for more than two decades.

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Wayne Gudmundson featured on Forum website

Posted on February 25, 2011

Faces of Our Community: A profile of photographer Wayne Gudmundson

This audio-visual profile looks at photographer and MSUM Mass Communications Professor Wayne Gudmundson, whose work is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in Iceland and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among other institutions. The Moorhead native has created and/or collaborated on numerous published volumes and taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead for more than two decades. This piece is part of the “Faces of Our Community” series featuring audio-visual profiles of people from our area. The profile is available at the inForum website.

Wayne Gudmundson featured on BBC’s The Strand

Posted on January 27, 2011

Wayne Gudmundson, Mass Communications, was featured in a radio program called Travels with Mike, which aired Jan. 17-21 on BBC’s The Strand. The series will also be coming soon on PRI’s Studio 360, and a one-hour special, hosted by Al Letson of State of the Re:Union, to be distributed in the spring by PRX

Here’s how the series started:

“In the fall of 1960, the writer John Steinbeck climbed into a pickup truck with a makeshift camper on top, and started driving. He and his Standard Poodle, Charley, roamed for three months and ten thousand miles, completing a circuit from one coast to the other and back again. Steinbeck’s account of the journey, Travels with Charley In Search of America, was published in 1962, the same year he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read the rest of this entry →

Prairie Public receives Emmy Awards

Posted on October 11, 2010

Two Prairie Public documentaries have been honored with 2010 Emmy Awards.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson, produced by Bob Dambach and edited by Dave Geck, was named best cultural documentary. Gudmundson is an MSUM Mass Communications professor.

Winners were announced at the 12th annual Regional Emmy Awards Gala on September 25 at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson is a 30-minute program that chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken in his career. It examines how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view. Read the rest of this entry →

Advising Committee announces award winners

Posted on May 07, 2010

The Advising Committee announces the winners of the student-nominated Advising Awards. The winners from each college are:

College of Arts and Humanities: Denise Gorsline

College of Business and Industry: Wayne Gudmundson

College of Education and Human Services: Coleen Roller

College of Social and Natural Sciences: Lee Vigilant

We extend our congratulations to all who were nominated, both faculty and staff: Read the rest of this entry →

Prairie Public to premiere “A Considered View: Photographs of Wayne Gudmundson”

Posted on February 03, 2010

Prairie Public Television is premiering A CONSIDERED VIEW: Photographs of Wayne Gudmundson at the Plains Art Museum on Thursday, February 11th at 7:00. The public is invited. Free admittance and free popcorn and pop. This 30-minute program documents the life and work of w.g. The program will be aired on PPTV starting Feb 16.

Wayne Gudmundson to deliver MSUM’S annual Dille lecture Thursday

Posted on September 21, 2009

wayne-gudmundsonWayne Gudmundson, a Minnesota State University Moorhead mass communications professor, has been selected to deliver this year’s Roland and Beth Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 in the campus Science Lab Building 104. A reception will follow in the atrium.

The title of his lecture is “Ancestral Landscapes: Iceland, Photography and Other Odd Bits.” It will trace the evolution of a long-term photo/writing project that explores a genealogical line back to a man named Grimur Kamban, who was the first settler of the Faeroe Islands around 825 A.D.

The photographs and travel journal entries examine specific family locations from south Moorhead, to Mountain, N.D., to and through Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, the British Isles and Norway.

Prairie Public Television followed Gudmundson to Iceland to explore the landscape and people that have inspired countless artists. The program, “A Photographer’s View of Iceland,” airs Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. and again Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.cover-askja-iceland

A well-known photographer, Gudmundson’s work has appeared in nine books and forms part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland.

A Fargo native, he graduated from MSUM in 1974 with degrees in education and mass communications and later earned a master of fine arts in photography from the University of Minnesota and a master of science in educational administration from Tri-College University. He joined the faculty here in 1989.

The Dille Fund for Excellence is a permanent endowment established in 1994 by the MSUM Alumni Foundation, through the generosity of MSUM alumni and friends, to honor the university’s former president, Roland Dille and his wife, Beth Dille. The endowment raised nearly $3.2 million in gifts and pledges in 1994 and supports annual grants and the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.

Each year, the Dille Fund for Excellence Committee and the president select one MSUM faculty member to receive the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, which is one of the highest honors MSUM bestows to its faculty. Being selected comes with a $1,200 prize.

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