Minot State University campus successes

April 27, 2018

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 celebrated the opening of the Northwest Arts Center, the Walter Piehl Gallery, and the Native American Artifact Collection Thursday, April 19.
The exhibition is slated to run until June 8.
Piehl, who recently retired from a 50-year career teaching art at MSU, is donating a major body of his work to the center’s permanent collection. The grand opening exhibit, “Retrospective: Covering 1962-2018,” is an overview of his work.
“For our region to have a facility like this one that passes the muster of being a major museum with the kind of climate controls to receive first-class exhibitions was very important to me,” Piehl said. “That is the real importance of a project like this.”
Mandan-Hidatsa storyteller/musician Keith Bear, New Town, N.D., and cowboy poet/singer-songwriter D.W. Groethe, Bainville, Mont., participated in the dedication. Bear and Groethe also gave presentations at MSU’s Aleshire Theatre during the day.
The 6,730 square-foot facility is transitioning to be the permanent home for the Northwest Arts Center, replacing the gallery located in MSU’s Hartnett Hall. The new gallery, display cases, and storage areas are climate controlled, providing protection for MSU’s permanent collections and artifacts. The center is also the permanent display space for MSU’s premier Native American artifacts collection, including the Ralph Hubbard Collection, the Harold Robinson Collection, the Clarence Parker Collection, the Wilson Collection, and the Miller-Tibbs Collection, and as well as other MSU art collections.
C Moore Science Day to celebrate 100 anniversary of Cyril Moore’s birth

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.