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  • 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 […]

    Robert Asp Teacher of the Year Builds Relationships with Students

    Becoming a teacher seemed the natural path for (MSUM alumna) Becky Anderson, since she loved working with kids and loved English. “Elementary education was the road I took, and I’ve had more joy, love, laughter, sadness, frustration and sleepless nights than I could have ever imagined,” said Anderson, a third-grade teacher at Robert Asp Elementary […]

    Alumnae Talks How the F? at 1 Million Cups

    Wednesday, May 18 | 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | The Stage at Island Park Alumna Hannah Savoy will take the stage at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday. How the F? is the first place winning team from North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend, led by Savoy. She will take the stage to talk about what How […]

    Sinner Founding Member of Cone Pack

    Professor Kelli Sinner is a founding member of Cone Pack, a new FM area artist collective. Cone Pack’s inaugural event, “Mug Market” will take place on Saturday, May 14 in partnership with 20 Below Coffee Co. in Fargo. Enjoy Saturday in downtown Fargo with the highest quality coffee and a handcrafted ceramic mug. Each purchase […]

    ‘Undergraduate Economic Review’ Selects Veillette’s Health Care Economics Research for Publication

    Marie Veillette, December 2015 MSUM graduate, received notification that a paper she wrote as an undergraduate will be published in an upcoming issue of the “Undergraduate Economic Review.”  “The value of life: Explaining high spending on end-of-life care,” was developed as part of an Issues in Health Care Economics course taught by Dr. T. J. […]

    Horizon Teacher of the Year Considers Herself a Facilitator of Education

    Molly Engstrom believes education is a lifelong adventure. “I believe everyone we encounter and all our experiences are a part of our education,” Engstrom said. “I believe everyone can learn.” Engstrom, who has taught special education at Horizon Middle School for 13 years, has been named the 2016 Horizon Teacher of the Year.  “I also […]

    Lifelong Journey

    MSUM Couple Continues Education at Stanford University By Danielle Rebel It took traveling nearly 7,700 miles from Ethiopia to Minnesota for Iwnetim (Tim) Abate, 2015 (Physics), and Loza Tadesse, 2016 (Chemistry), to meet. Abate and Tadesse met in 2013 at MSUM, both international students from Ethiopia. The pair connected through their mutual culture and love […]

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