News & Notes

    • Sumali Pandey awarded $25,000 grant
      Sumali Pandey, Biosciences Department, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agriculture Health and Safety (HICAHS), to support her research on epigenetic and transcriptomic events associated with mold exposures. Mold related exposures are frequent in a farm environment, and this research will benefit the diagnostic and therapeutic decision making […]
    • Faculty attend, present at 2017 Minnesota GIS and LIS Conference
      Faculty from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science attended the 2017 Minnesota GIS and LIS Conference in Bemidji. In addition, David Kramar and Valquiria Quirino supported the MSUM student scholar, Jacob Larson. David and Val presented two papers at the conference: Application of Non-NIR Vegetation Indices on a Standard UAS Platform Comparing Classification of […]
    • Drs. Kramar, Branden publish article with student co-authors
      Dr. David Kramar of the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, and the Center for Geospatial Studies, and Dr. Karen Branden of the the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice recently published an article entitled “A Spatially Informed Analysis of Environmental Justice: Analyzing the Effects of Gerrymandering […]
    • Minnesota State Employees’ Combined Charities Campaign is here
      From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, join us in a competition with the other Minnesota State Universities to be the most charitable institution. We are competing for the highest percentage of employee participation—even $10 helps! Employees can donate to a charity of their choice through payroll deduction. Set it up once, and your generosity keeps […]
    • Dr. Carney presents keynote at Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability
      Dr. Jeremy Carney presents keynote address at the 2017 Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability. His talk was entitled “Ethical Considerations Regarding End of Life Decision Making”and focused on how health care professionals who practice in palliative and end of life care must be prepared to face the many challenges associated with death and […]
    • Dr. Fulghesu’s research paper accepted for publication
      Dr. Damiano Fulghesu, associate professor of the Math Department, had a research paper accepted for publication in the Michigan Math Journal. The paper, titled “The Chow ring of the stack of smooth plane cubics” was coauthored with Angelo Vistoli, professor of “Scuola Normale Superiore” in Pisa (Italy).
    • MSUM Enrollment Increases for 2nd Straight Year
      The official Fall Semester enrollment figures for Minnesota State University Moorhead show an overall increase led by gains in new entering freshman and graduate students. Overall total headcount for undergraduate and graduate students is up 1.67 percent driven by a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshman. […]
    • Anthropology and Earth Science students, faculty attend 75th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference
      Twelve students and five faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science attended the Plains Anthropological Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 4-17, 2017. The following seven co-authored talks and posters were presented, encompassing research across archaeology, cultural anthropology, geoarchaeology, geology, and GIS:  David Ahumada, Dominic Mugavero, Karl Leonard, Aishat Olowoshile, and […]
    • What’s happening in Marketing
      Each year, the Marketing Communications team develops a holiday greeting from the university to faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of MSUM. What had once been a traditional greeting card has evolved into a short video utilizing the talents of staff and our student workers who are often studying film, marketing, ad/PR or similar academic […]
    • Kyja K-Nelson screens experimental video in North Portland Unknown Film Festival
      Kyja K-Nelson, faculty of the School of Media Arts & Design, will be screening her new experimental video, Hús, in the North Portland Unknown Film Festival on Saturday, October 14. Shot in Iceland and North Dakota, Hús is a rhythmic meditation on emigration, immigration, house and home. The piece was made in collaboration with Icelandic […]
    • Dr. Bradbury serves as visiting scholar at Belarussian National Technical University
      Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching and Learning, served as the visiting scholar at Belarussian National Technical University (BNTU) in Minsk, Belarus last week. Dr. Bradbury gave multiple lectures, including one entitled, A Brief Overview of Education, Demographics, Learner Management, and Instructional Approaches for non-English Speaking Students in the United States and Minnesota State University […]
    • Sibley donates international books to Curriculum Materials Center
      The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) has received a generous donation of international books from emerita Carol Sibley. Sibley served for two years on the Outstanding International Books (OIB) award committee for the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY). USBBY is a nonprofit organization devoted to building bridges of international understanding through children’s […]
    • Pam McGee elected to ATMAE board
      Pam McGee, Professional Management Department, was elected by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) board to serve a two-year term as the President of the Women In Technology Division. New members will be take office and be sworn in at the ATMAE Annual Conference, Nov. 1-3, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Jim Sturdevant to receive MSU Moorhead’s L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award
      Jim Sturdevant, a third-generation owner/CFO in the Sturdevant Auto Parts business, has been selected to receive Minnesota State University Moorhead’s 35th annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award. An awards reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 on the MSUM campus. The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz Wholesale Company […]
    • Bee Wisenden publishes paper in Clinical Anatomy journal
      Bee Wisenden (Biosciences Department) published a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Clinical Anatomy entitled “Emotional response of undergraduates to cadaver dissection.” This research was based on the experiences of MSUM students enrolled in BIOL 323 Human Anatomy. Cadaver dissection evokes an emotional response that affects some students more than others, and can be a barrier […]
    • Film and animation students, alumni and faculty exhibit work in Minne Mini Film Festival
      Film and Animation students, alumni and faculty exhibit work in the Minne Mini Film Festival. The sold-out event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theatre in uptown Minneapolis. Short films made by MSUM Film Production alumni include Hipster Zombies created by Matt Eckholm, Welcome to the Future […]
    • Coquyt earns QM Certification for course design
      Dr. Michael Coquyt, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 670 Educational Alternatives for Learning. This is Dr. Coquyt’s second course to earn QM Certification. QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Coquyt on his […]
    • MSUM art professors participating in this weekend’s FM Studio Crawl
      The Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) organization will hold it’s 14th Annual Studio Crawl this weekend from noon to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8.  Ceramic artist and professor Brad Bachmeier at studio location #5 will be hosting painting professor Zhimin Guan at his studio for this year’s event due to a current studio […]
    • Dr. Kleinkauf-Morrow presents paper at international conference
      On 26 September 2017, Dr. Annette Kleinkauf-Morrow gave a paper entitled “Perpetua in Myth and Hagiography” at the International Conference of Cultures, Hopes and Conflicts held at the University of Salerno (Italy). She joined scholars Dr. Victor Vitanza (Clemson University), Dr. Aneilya Barnes (Coastal Carolina University), Meredith Reidel (Duke University), and Lisa Verner (University of […]
    • Dr. Stewart works with Crookston school staff to promote student success
      Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, provided a half day inservice to all Crookston School staff and administrators during a District Professional Development Day. The Topic of the inservice was “Child Find and Prereferral Interventions: Built on a Solid Foundation the Intervention Doth Stand (otherwise it probably falls apart).” The interactive inservice provided an opportunity to […]