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  • Music alum’s life a mix of glamour and grit

    Imagine an event where make-up artists wait in the restrooms to refresh your “look,” where champagne flows like water, where the entrances and exits of A-list celebrities are choreographed to the second by dead-serious backstage workers with “walkies,” and where Oprah Winfrey personally compliments you on your necklace. For MSUM alum Rachael Goers, that was […]

    MSUM Economics alumnus publishes biofuels research

    MSUM Economics alumnus Tanner McCarty ’12 continues to excel as a graduate student in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. McCarty co-authored the article, “Uncertainty, Irreversibility, and Investment in Second-Generation Biofuels” with Dr. Juan Sesmero. Their research findings were published in the journal, Bioenergy Research, in November 2014.

    Econ grad developing mobile app for MSUM

    Jeremy Johnson, MSUM graduate in economics and national sales director of Myriad Mobile, was featured in the Fargo Forum. Myriad Mobile is developing a cellphone app for MSUM to allow students to view an events calendar, campus directory, and individual information. Full article can be viewed here.

    Ken Jaeger Transforms Communities in Need

    By Danielle Rebel Every child dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. For some, it’s a firefighter; for others, a ballerina. Still others dream of being doctors, lawyers, or basketball stars. Ken Jaeger dreamed of helping the poor. Jaeger, a ’83 community health graduate and 2014 distinguished alumnus, was inspired to […]

    GCOM grad Shannon Luney featured on cover of High Plains Reader

    Shannon Luney, one of our GCOM grads was featured on the cover of the latest High Plains Reader. MSUM instructor Alex Fogarty taught the first class in Fall 014. Girl Develop It provides women with the tools to develop software by Amy Borgman December 3rd, 2014 Shannon Luney and Megan Beck are the co-leaders of […]

    Film Alumnus Scores with First Feature

    Film alumnus Kate Enge ’10 has made quite a splash on the festival circuit with her first feature, Efficiency. The film, which deals with a pair of irresponsible twin brothers struggling to keep their close bond intact while dealing with an unexpected family tragedy, was directed and co-produced by Enge. The twin brothers were played […]

    Alumna Barbara La Valleur exhibiting five decades of photographs from photojournalism career

    Barbara La Valleur, a 1972 Mass Communications graduate, will be exhibiting five decades of photographs from her photojournalism career. The exhibit runs from Dec. 5, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015 at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN. The opening reception is Friday, Dec. 5 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. La Valleur won a 1937 […]

    Economics alumnus’ undergraduate research presented at Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop

    Cody Brandt’s research, “Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom on Employment and Wages in North Dakota,” was a selected poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 1-2, 2014. He completed this research at MSUM under the direction of Economics, Law & Politics faculty […]

    Film Studies Alumni Win Twin Cities Competition

    Circa Productions, a Twin Cities-based film production company consisting of several MSUM Film alumni recently took top honors in the Minneapolis 48 Hour Horror Film Project. The winning film, Slice and Dice with Ethan was created by Ben Efron ’09, Dustin Solmonson ’09 and Rebecca Efron ’09. Theatre alumnus, Matt Englund starred in the project. […]

    Alumnus and U of M senior associate athletics director Marc Ryan shares his story

    “Every child has a long list of dream jobs. When Marc Ryan, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1984 was a kid, he, like so many other children, dreamt of working for his favorite sports team, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.” Read the rest of Ryan’s story here.

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