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  • 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. 

    GO! TEAM Wins ‘Best of Awards’ from NACMA

    The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has honored the MSUM Dragon Athletics GO! TEAM with three “Best of Awards” for 2015-16. MSUM began submitting entries for the awards in 2014 and won three awards in the last two years. This year doubles that total. Below is a full list of NACMA ‘Best of […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    MSUM RN-BSN Program Receives Reaccreditation

    Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership has earned reaccreditation for its baccalaureate degree (RN-BSN) for the maximum possible 10 years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The RN-BSN program is for the career advancement of RNs who have an associate’s degree in nursing.  CCNE is an autonomous, nongovernmental accrediting agency […]

    Counseling & Student Affairs Program Ranked No. 10 on National List

    BestCounselingDegrees.net has identified MSUM as having one of the best master’s degrees in student affairs and college counseling. MSUM ranked No. 10 in their nationwide list.  Programs were ranked based on accreditation and average graduate tuition. Editors at BestCounselingDegrees.net say MSUM “aims to be flexible for students by offering courses in the evening and through […]

    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 […]

    ‘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 […]

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