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  • Moorhead Elementary School Named After Alumna

    The Moorhead School District will honor a 1945 Moorhead State Teachers College alumna and educator by naming one of its newest schools after her. The district’s newest kindergarten through fourth-grade school will be Dorothy Dodds Elementary.  The 750-student kindergarten through fourth-grade school is going up at 4400 24th Ave. S. and will open in fall 2017. Dodds graduated from Moorhead […]

    Alumnus Wins Prestigious Poster Competition

    Tim Abate ’15 (physics), who is will be starting his Ph.D. at Stanford University this fall, won a prestigious competition this summer. He was at Los Alamos National Labs doing a summer internship in materials science. Abate won their poster competition in the category of materials science. There were a total of 500 entries across all categories of the competition. 

    MSUM Faculty Members, Alumni Attend Geospatial Analysis Conference

    A Faculty Development Associates team comprised of Andrew Chen, Computer Science and Information Systems; Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Sciences; Alexandria Fogarty, School of Media Arts and Design; and T. J. Hansen, Economics, Law & Politics; attended the Esri Education and User Conferences in San Diego, California June 25-29, 2016. The MSUM team members joined […]

    3 Alumni Sworn in as Moorhead Police Officers

    MSUM alumni A.J. Schlee, Andy Werk and Taylor Huss were sworn in as the Moorhead Police Department’s newest officers on Friday. The trio graduated in 2015 with degrees in criminal justice. Help us in thanking Schlee, Werk and Huss for their service to the community! See coverage of the event from WDAY, Valley News Live […]

    KUMD’s Lisa Johnson Receives Broadcaster of the Year Award from Ampers

    Duluth, Minn. – KUMD 103.3 FM’s Lisa Johnson ’83 (broadcast journalism) has received the 2016 Broadcaster of the Year Award from the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers). Johnson was honored for her accomplishments as KUMD’s Northland Morning host and producer, the job title she has held since 1991.  During her 25 years with […]

    Alumnus Ken Jaeger named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

    MorningStar Senior Living CEO Ken Jaeger
 named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award Winner in Mountain Desert Region, Healthcare and Life Sciences Category Ken Jaeger, Founder/CEO, MorningStar Senior Living, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Healthcare and Life Sciences category in the Mountain Desert Region, Denver, Colo. The award […]

    GIVV Up, Help Others

    Startup Weekend team develops tool for nonprofits By Danielle Rebel What would you be willing to give up in order to help others? That’s the question the winning team at Fargo’s Startup Weekend asked and answered. In just a few short days, the team turned a question into a functioning, reliable nonprofit fundraising platform: GIVV […]

    Alumni Win National Edward R. Murrow Awards

    MSUM alumni Shari Gross ’95 (English and mass communications) and Kevin Wallevand ’84 (mass communications) — current adjunct faculty member — were honored with national 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards for their work in electronic journalism. The awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).  Gross and the Star Tribune video team were […]

    Alumnae Provide Answers

    Women’s Startup Weekend winners answer life’s tough questions By Danielle Rebel We’ve all had those “oh, crap” moments, wondering how in the world we’re going to get something done. Whether it’s a flat tire when you’re late for a meeting, or an unexpected visit from your mother-in-law, the winning team from Women’s Startup Weekend in […]

    Interest in Child Development Led This Year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year to Education

    Liz Fritel’s experience growing up with younger twin siblings led to her interest in early childhood education. “It was interesting how two children the same age from the same family were completely different. That is when I knew I wanted to learn more about how children grow and learn,” said Fritel, a kindergarten teacher at […]

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