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When Force is a Precondition of Police-Citizen Encounters

MSUM names sociology and criminal justice professor, Joel Powell Dahlquist, the 2022-2023 Roland & Beth Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for his work on identifying critical junctures at which police officers can de-escalate situations. 

Faculty, staff innovation rewarded with Minnesota State grants

Several MSUM faculty and staff members’ innovative ideas were chosen as finalists to receive funding for projects based around diversity, equity and inclusion. These projects included small seed (up to $10,000) and large seed ($25,000) categories.

Using physics skills to curb crime

In his last semester, Lucas Clark Burnette joined the Moorhead Police Department as a data analyst intern to evaluate crime trends in his community. 

Soaring Research Leads to National Honor

MaryJo Nelson, ecology and film major, received the Goldwater Scholarship for her research and continues to combine her passion for science and film in nontraditional ways. 

Graduate counseling student presents workplace mobbing research at SAC

MSUM graduate student Oksana Bihun hopes to shed light on a misunderstood and relatively unknown issue at the 24th Annual Student Academic Conference (SAC): workplace mobbing. 

Physics alumna to share continuing research in SAC keynote address

Working in research is all about sharing your experience with others. Dr. Heather Cegla (they/them) is doing just that by engaging with students as the keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference (SAC).

Speech pathology grad student explores the negative effects of screen time on young children

Miranda Hamman, a graduate student pursuing her master’s in speech pathology, created a project about the negative effects of screen time on young children, which she’ll present at the annual Student Academic Conference.  

NSE Program Inspires Student's Undergraduate Research Publication

McKenna Togstad participated in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program which gave her the opportunity to study in New Jersey for a semester.

Distinguished alumnus to share his Dragon pride in SAC keynote address

Tomi Sawyer will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference (SAC).

Speech-language pathology student explores how cultural competence influences diagnoses of signed language disorders

An undergraduate degree requirement to study two semesters of a foreign language became the inspiration for Speech-Language Pathology graduate student Kelsey Thorsness’ portfolio project.

School psychology graduate student affirms visual cues and reinforcement are key to student success

When school psychology graduate student Elli Stevenson’s educational experience turned upside down last March 2020, she moved back home to Hayti, S.D., where she lived with her parents and four younger siblings. At the time, she was developing her graduate project around a behavior intervention at a Moorhead school.

Distinguished Scientist Inspires Next Generation of Researchers

Tomi Sawyer invented a molecule that ultimately became a drug approved to treat a rare but debilitating disease affecting skin pigmentation.