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  • 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.

    Former MSUM wrestler signs with UFC

    “Ex-Dragon signs with UFC” By Eric Peterson on Nov 4, 2014 at 8:31 p.m. FARGO – Tim Johnson was at work Monday when asked if he would like to be in the UFC. A day later, the former Minnesota State Moorhead wrestler signed with the largest mixed martial arts promotion company. “It hasn’t set in [...]

    Alumna Michelle Sailer, art teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, named Minnesota’s 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year

    Michelle Sailer, art teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, has been named Minnesota’s 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Art Educators of Minnesota. Sailer has been recognized by her professional association for her outstanding achievement and contributions to Reinertsen and Minnesota. She will be honored at an Art Educators of Minnesota awards luncheon [...]

    Dragon Pride: Head athletic trainer Andy Scott receives national award

    Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. NATA recognizes one athletic trainer for exceptional performance in each of the following collegiate divisions: NCAA D1, NCAA D2, [...]

    SoMAD’s Film Program has big weekend at SD Film Fest

    The School of Media Arts & Design played a major role at this year’s South Dakota Film Festival. Last weekend SoMAD faculty including Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Don Clark and Tom Brandau accompanied 30 students to Aberdeen, SD for three days of film screenings, workshops and discussions. The highlight of the weekend was watching Film Studies alumnus, [...]

    Economics alumnus, You Wang, to be published in Undergraduate Economic Review

    You Wang’s research paper, “An Economic Analysis of Housing Market Instability and Affordability in China,” has been accepted for publication in 2014-2015 by the Undergraduate Economic Review. Wang is the fourth MSUM Economics student to earn this distinction since 2005. Dr. T. J. Hansen served as Wang’s research mentor in spring 2014. Wang is currently [...]

    Theatre Arts alum, Tyler Michaels, wins Emerging Artist Award

    Young triple-threat Tyler Michaels, a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Theatre Arts program, won the Emerging Artist Award at the Ivey Awards Monday night. For more information, click here.

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