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  • Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson Named MN Professor of the Year

    Film Professor, Filmmaker is MSUM’s 11th CASE Professor of the Year View an interview with Kyja here. The art of filmmaking balances the big picture against the small picture details, said Minnesota State University Moorhead film studies Professor Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson. That harmony is also central to the teaching and learning process, a balance Kristjansson-Nelson manages […]

    “MSUM’s Kristjansson-Nelson named Minnesota’s Professor of the Year” InForum article

    By Grace Lyden on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. MOORHEAD, Minn. – A film professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead became the school’s 11th Minnesota Professor of the Year on Thursday. Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, 35, has been on MSUM’s faculty since 2006 and will receive the award today in Washington, D.C. The Professors of the […]

    Journalism students win multiple awards in regional contests

    Three Campus News Stories Move On to National SPJ Contest Three stories from Campus News, MSUM’s student produced newscast, were named as winners in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. Stien Michalsen, a photographer for Campus News last spring, won in both the television news photography and the television sports photography categories. […]

    MSUM theatre students receive multiple awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

    This past week 26 MSUM theatre arts students and faculty attended the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Lincoln, Neb. KCACTF offers a tremendous opportunity for theatre arts students to compete in the areas of acting, directing and theatrical design; to audition for professional theatres; and to partake in workshops with […]

    MSUM awarded silver status by STARS

    Today (Tuesday, Jan. 21) from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Office of Sustainability, Hagen 111, will be an open house to celebrate the Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) placing MSUM in the “Silver” category for sustainability. STARS looks at various areas of sustainability, such as carbon footprint, student engagement, recycling and much more. […]

    MSUM students prepare for music industry by producing records

    This article is from Prairie Business Magazine. By: Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio News www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article MOORHEAD, Minn. — Eric Jensen spends countless hours in the recording studio trying to create new tunes, the kind of work that could help him make it in the music business. Jensen is enrolled in a Minnesota State University-Moorhead program […]

    Doris Walker-Dalhouse receives Albert J. Mazurkiewicz Special Service Award

    On Nov. 2, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) presented Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, with the Albert J. Mazurkiewicz Special Service Award. The award, recognizing her significant contribution to ALER, was presented during the organization’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas.

    SLHS Department awarded grant for development of Sensory Integration Resource Center

    Mari Beth Plankers, M.S., CCC-SLP and Rachel Stotts, M.S., CCC-SLP submitted a grant application to the “Dille Fund for Excellence” to develop a Sensory Integration (SI) Resource Center in the SLHS Clinic. Sensory integration (SI) and intervention has been used for the treatment of numerous individuals with a wide range of learning and developmental challenges. […]

    Physics and Astronomy works with Moorhead High School to obtain NASA grant for robotics team

    Faculty from the Department of Physics and Astronomy assisted, as lead mentors for the MHS FIRST Robotics team, in applying for a sponsorship grant for the team from NASA. The team was notified yesterday that it was awarded a grant for this academic year. The grant, which is very competitive, provides sponsorship for one year […]

    Society of Physics Students named “Distinguished SPS Chapter”

    The MSUM Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) [known on campus as the “Physics Club”] has been named a “Distinguished SPS Chapter” by the SPS National Council. This award, “based on the depth and breadth of the SPS activities conducted by the chapter” in areas of of “physics research, public science outreach, physics […]

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