MSU students, alumnae, faculty earn Sevareid Awards
Minot State University alumnae Alexus Arthur, students Leif Bakken, Kayle Borner, and Nolan Axten, and professor Neil Roberts all earned Eric Sevareid Awards at the Midwest Broadcast Journalist Association Conference March 31-April 1 in Bloomington, Minn.
Arthur, who graduated in December and currently works for KX News, captured a First-Place Award in Spot News award for her entry Bomb Threat – Central Campus.
Roberts, Bakken, and Borner teamed to earn a First-Place Award for the series Purple Pillage Radio Series on KZZJ in the Series category. Bakken and Roberts worked on the series, while Borner produced the open. Roberts also won a First-Place Award in Best Use of Audio in the Series category for ND Pheasants Down but not Out. He also won Award of Merit with ND Pheasants Down but not Out in Soft Feature and Sports Reporting. He earned an additional Award of Merit for the series Spring Fever Baseball – Season Opener!”
Bakken, a senior broadcast major, earned an Award of Merit for Sports Play-by-Play Student Market TV for his coverage of Minot State Men’s Basketball vs. USF NSIC First Round Playoff Game from 2016. Axten, a senior broadcasting major who currently works for KX News, earned an award of Merit for Sports/Program with his entry KX Sports 12-29-2017.
MSU celebrates Northwest Arts Center Grand Opening
Minot State University will celebrate and honor the 100th anniversary of Cyril Moore’s birthday with a C Moore Science Day Saturday, April 28, at the Cyril Moore Science Center.
Moore was an associate professor of chemistry at Minot State from 1943- 1962 and was the chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics from 1959-1962. Moore passed away in 1964 and Minot State named its science building after the long-time educator in 1976.
The event is scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m. with an open house at the Cyril Moore Science Center. Tours of the building with current Minot State faculty and students are scheduled to fun from 2 to 3:30 p.m. MSU professor Chris Heth will give a presentation about Moore at 3:30 p.m., and various science demonstrations will run from 4 to 5 p.m. The presentations will take place in Hoffman Auditorium.
Refreshments will be served at 2 p.m.