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  • Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, publishes chapter in Best Practices in School Psychology

    Dr. Lisa Stewart published the chapter, “Best Practices in Developing Academic Local Norms” in the most recent edition of the National Association of School Psychology Best Practices in School Psychology. The Best Practices resource is a staple in graduate programs across the country and the new edition was released August 2014.

    Linda Houts-Smith invited to serve on MinneTESOL Journal Editorial Board

    Linda Houts-Smith has been invited to serve on the MinneTESOL Journal Editorial Board and is beginning her second year of service. The spring edition is available online at and features a photo from the 2009 TEAMWork Symposium held at MSUM. The Spring 2014 invited journal contributor Kate Kinsella, author of Cutting to the Common [...]

    Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Sue Severson selected to present study at annual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education meeting

    Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Teacher Education Data Manager and Sue Severson, Teacher Education Accreditation/Self-Study Coordinator, were selected to present their study entitled “The Correlation of ACT Scores with Teacher Education Accreditation Key Assessments at a Midwestern Institution” at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Atlanta, 2015. Outcomes from [...]

    T.J. Hansen selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program

    Tonya Jo (T.J.) Hansen, an Economics faculty member, has been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program sponsored by the Chamber. MSUM is sponsoring Hansen. “The selection process for the Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program is very competitive,” President Anne Blackhurst said. “We’re proud to have T.J. represent our [...]

    Dr. Julie Swaggert and Dr. Mike Coquyt (Educational Leadership) present at the Minnesota eLearning Summit

    Dr. Swaggert and Dr. Coquyt presented at the University of Northwestern on July 30th. Their session was titled, “Building Community and Relationships in the Online Classroom.” Their session focused on teaching strategies and techniques online educators can use to enhance student engagement, collaboration and relationship building. Creating authentic learning experiences, personal and timely feedback, asynchronous [...]

    Physics and Astronomy faculty presented at American Association of Physics Teachers conference

    John Buncher, Matt Craig, Steve Lindaas and Ananda Shastri, all of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, attended the American Association of Physics Teachers conference last week. Matt Craig presented a poster titled “Agile Development of a Python-based Image Analysis Tool” on his work developing a collaborative tool using iPython notebooks. Ananda Shastri presented his [...]

    Larry Scott publishes book on legendary MSUM football coach, Ross Fortier

    Sports information director emeritus Larry Scott has published a book on the life and legacy of football coach Ross Fortier. Fortier, who signed on as head football coach at Moorhead State College in 1970, transformed the Dragons into a major player on the regional and national levels. “As sports information director at Moorhead State, I [...]

    Biosciences faculty and undergraduates publish paper in international peer-reviewed journal Hydrobiologia

    Brian Wisenden, Dan McEwen, Bee Wisenden and Ellen Brisch, Biosciences faculty, and Tony Stumbo, Pat Self, Biosciences Undergraduates, have published a paper in the international peer-reviewed journal Hydrobiologia, entitled “Co-evolution of offspring antipredator competence and parental brood defense in convict cichlids”. This paper is the culmination of 20 years of research from field sites in [...]

    Making a Scene: The power of poetry

    By: Meredith Holt, INFORUM MOORHEAD – It’s been a banner year for Yahya Frederickson’s poetry. The Minnesota State University Moorhead English professor was awarded a $5,000 Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship literary/performance grant, his collection of poetry “The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali” won the 2013 Idaho Prize for Poetry and was published by Lost Horse [...]

    MSUM Professor to Present Research in Cambridge, MA

    Vijay Antharam PhD from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at MSUM will present a talk at the first annual “Metabolomics: Advances and Applications in Human Diseases” held in Cambridge, Mass. His presentation will be on “Can the gut reduce cholesterol? Merging metabolomics and genomics reveal two potential biomarkers during Clostridium difficile infection” which will [...]

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