Tauer receives MSU Moorhead scholarship
Minnesota State University Moorhead has awarded the Upper-class Scholarship to students.
The Upper-class Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who have completed at least 12 MSUM semester credits by the end of the fall semester with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Upper-class Scholarship recipients include Samantha Tauer, the daughter of Jim and Jackie Tauer of Marshall. Tauer received a $500 scholarship.
Pederson participant in Eurospring at BSU
Every spring Bemidji State University offers students the opportunity to spend the spring semester abroad studying at Oxford University and taking a three-week tour of Europe. The trip is worth 15 academic credits.
Participating students leave for Oxford, England, in mid-March for five weeks of study. The students take a main lecture course and have seven electives to choose from. Upon completion of this five-week study, the students then begin their tour of Europe starting in Paris.
Lee Pederson, a freshman from Canby majoring in international business, is among the students studying abroad this year.
Moon receives academic honors
Molly Moon, the daughter of Kenny and Roxanne Moon of Marshall is among more than 1,000 St. Olaf College students who will be recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation Friday.
Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.
Area students participate in FYRE program at BSU
Bemidji State University's First-Year Residential Experience program provides an academic and social experience specifically designed for first-year students.
FYRE is a voluntary program that assigns interested, new, traditional-aged freshmen to a common living area in Oak Hall where they live only with other first-year students. Living with other first-year students allows participants to easily make new friends and share similar experiences with others who are also new to the University.
Each floor in Oak Hall has two residential assistants and two peer academic assistants to provide support to FYRE residents.
Tyler Christiansen, a sports management major from Balaton; Dallas Cornell, an aquatic biology major from Canby, McCall Groen, a wildlife management major from Canby and Scott Sobocinski, a social studies education major from Wabasso, all participate in the program.