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  • Dr. Allen Carter to write piece for upcoming International Trumpet Guild conference

    Having just received the recording of his commissioned piece “Unbridled Joy” on the CD “Collaborations” by trombonist Nat Dickey, Associate Professor of Music Allen Carter has been contacted by Italian trumpet virtuoso Andrea Tofanelli to write a piece that will be premiered at the upcoming International Trumpet Guild conference in May of 2015. This will [...]

    Pam McGee selected to attend Project Management Institute’s meeting in Paris

    Pam McGee was one of 12 educator’s across the Globe selected to attend the PMI (Project Management Institute) Global Undergraduate Curriculum Development meeting in Paris on August 13, 2014. The group’s charter is to develop a universal, global road map for anyone teaching an introduction to project management course.

    Dr. Paul Sando consulted and quoted in Future Rail Magazine article

    Dr. Paul Sando was again consulted and quoted in an article on railroad safety and oil transportation, this time at the international level. The publication is Future Rail Magazine, the author is Fran Marcellin, a British journalist working in France. The article was distributed by an online news clearing house called Piece Boutique. Read it [...]

    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 [...]

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