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  • Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference

    Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni (now Language Arts teachers), Andrew Tichy, Moorhead High School; Abby Swegarden, Lake Park Audubon High School; Ashlee Bernhardt Cournia, Shanley High School; and Katie Hansen, Waubun High School, presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference, held April 30-May 1 in St. Cloud, MN. […]

    Jazz Studies alumnus Andy Stermer awarded $10,000 graduate award

    Andy Stermer, a graduate of MSUM in the Jazz Studies program, has been awarded a $10,000.00 Presser graduate award in the Master of Music in Jazz Writing program at the University of Miami. He plans to use the award to bring in guest artists he knows from Uruguay to perform music he’s writing that will […]

    Psychology Department hosted the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference; MSUM alumnus was keynote speaker

    The Psychology Department hosted the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference last Friday. Twenty seven poster presentations, and four papers were presented by students from MSUM, NDSU, Concordia, UND, and the University of Jamestown. Ten of these presentations involved 14 students from our Department. Novel features at the conference this year included a Graduate Student […]

    Alumnus Linnea Fitterer promoted to public art manager for Cincinnati-based organization, Artworks

    Linnea Fitterer, who earned a BA from the School of Visual Arts with an emphasis in Art History in 2014, has just been promoted to the position of Public Art Manager for the Cincinnati based organization called ArtWorks. In this role, Fitterer will oversee a variety of new and existing public art projects from conception […]

    West Fargo residents offer TV, film acting and production classes for kids

    By Mark Merck Fargo – Lynette Burgan and Jessica Wayne offer a little bit of the Hollywood experience in Fargo. Burgan started offering film acting classes about two years ago and last year brought on Wayne, a Minnesota State University Moorhead film studies graduate, to bolster the film production classes she offers. Burgan has a master’s […]

    Alumna Angela Harvala won the Milken Educator Award

    Angela Harvala, an alumna of Minnesota State University Moorhead, won the Milken Educator Award and $25,000 to spend however she wishes. She received a B.S. in elementary education in 2006. The Milken Educator Awards was conceived by the Milken Family Foundation to attract, retain and motivate outstanding talent to the teaching profession. It is the […]

    Denise Gorsline and MSUM alumni named nominees for YWCA Women of the Year

    Denise Gorsline, associate vice president for academic planning at MSUM and MSUM alumni have been named nominees for the YWCA Women of the Year awards. By Forum staff FARGO – The YWCA has nominated 34 women and businesses for their outstanding achievements in 2015. The awards event will be held April 20 at the Holiday […]

    MSUM alumnus and Twin Cities’ rising theater star: Tyler Michaels

    Sara Pelissero, KARE 6:34 p.m. EST March 6, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS – If you don’t know his name by now, you will soon. Tyler Michaels’ star is rising fast and it doesn’t take long to figure out why. The 26-year-old Bloomington, Minn. native has the ability to captivate an audience from the moment he steps on […]

    “What lies beneath: Painter portrays our hidden identities”

    Art alumnus (’12) credits his approach to painting instructors at MSUM. By Kris Kerzman on Mar 2, 2015 at 6:52 a.m. The people you see in Micah Koosmann’s paintings are not people as you see them in everyday life. Instead, Koosmann’s dark, richly stylized paintings portray the personalities that lie under those everyday perceptions, laying […]

    Forum editorial: Important donation for MSUM

    February 25, 2015 | INFORUM Brick by brick, the Hebron Brick Co. built itself up from humble beginnings in Hebron, N.D., to the Fargo-based multifaceted multistate company that it is today. The company, which is more than 100 years old, does a lot more than brick, but its signature products can be found in buildings […]

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