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Education alumna speaks of the importance of relationships at MSUM

Stephanie Ballard earned her degree in elementary education in 2014 and has come back to her alma mater to give the commencement speech for MSUM’s 2023 spring graduates. 

Heart of the Center for the Arts

Emma Dettmann's involvement in the MSUM music department has given her the nickname "Heart of the Center for the Arts" for good reason.

Collaborative project prepares SLHS, special ed students for workplace

MSUM’s SLHS and special education students teamed up in an interprofessional project to strengthen their collaboration skills. 

Shrinking the Gap: The Gender Minority in Early Childhood Education

Alonzo Cruz, an MSUM early education major highlighted the importance of male representation in the classroom and addressed the stigma and under-representation of men as educators at this year's Student Academic Conference. 

Newton's Law of Cooling Applied to Jack's Pizza

Matthew Davis, Luke Meyer, and Max Sheridan have applied Newton’s Law of Cooling to answer a burning question: what is the perfect temperature to enjoy a slice of Jack’s pizza?

MSUM Doctoral student presents research on first-generation student retention

David Wolff, a Doctorate student in the educational leadership program, presented his graduate dissertation, “Retaining First-Generation College Students: Faculty and Staff Perceptions,” at this year's Student Academic Conference.

MSUM Professor’s Powwow Participation Comes Full-Circle

During the 32nd Woodland and High Plains Powwow at MSUM in April – faculty member Caitlin Johnson, Ph.D., plans to jingle dress dance for the first time in 15 years.

Art-A-Fair sparks flame for art education career

Elysa Christensen’s interest in MSUM was first sparked when she participated in the university’s annual Art-A-Fair. As a college senior, she now helps high school students find that passion.

MSUM earns prestigious accreditation

President Anne celebrates the College of Education and Human Services national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This recognition demonstrates that MSUM meets rigorous standards for educator preparation, preparing the next generation of educators to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms.

2022 Award-Winning MSUM Teaching Alumni

MSUM teaching alumni have a habit of winning awards, and 2022 was no different. Before the calendar switches over, we want to recognize the outstanding work our alumni are doing in their communities.

Falling in love with the stars: Robin Ladd

Robin Ladd grew up in rural North Dakota, where the stars in the night sky were easily viewed. But it was the stories about the constellations that attracted the 1982 MSUM graduate to her first astronomy class. This eventually led to her working at the MSUM planetarium.

MSUM student powwows his way back home

Dennis, a part-time MSUM student in art education, shares his gift with Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities as the powwow’s head male dancer.