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Drawing I teams with Elementary Students

Drawing students in the First Year Experience (FYE) meet up with 5th graders at Mckinley Elementary and make comic booklets!

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An outstanding article in The Minot Daily News featuring Micah Bloom's CODEX project! Thanks Professor Bloom and student crew! OUTSTANDING work! Looking forward to the SPRING DEBUT.

Book image from CODEX


hosted by Walter Piehl and the WMC (Water Media Cadets)

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Art Seminar presents . . . ALEXANDRA JELLEBERG


Friday, November 16, 12:00 pm - Aleshire Theater

all welcome!





ART EXHIBITION at International Arts Movement Gallery

Opening: November 9, 2012 - NEW YORK CITY

Congratulations, Ryan!


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+ T H A N K___ Y O U,____ D A N ___ S M I T H + - November 8, 2012

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VISITING ARTIST - Please welcome Dan Smith to Minot State! Dan will be speaking to photography students on Thursday, November 8th. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Dan Smith at Minot State



Please welcome Zach Stensen to Minot State! Zach will be sharing his experience and expertise with art students from October 29th to November 1st.  Zach is teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University (Printmaking), and studied with our own, Micah Bloom at the University of Iowa. He is in his second year at the Unviersity's Doha, Qatar campus. Please contact Micah Bloom for the full schedule. Welcome Zach!

Zach Stensen




Senior art major, Tyler Olson has completed a unique capstone project by building a JUKE themed pinball machine. Tyler's sculptural experience and masteful understanding of materials, tools and electronics has been an integral part of the project. See it LIVE in the Hartnett Hall Lobby on October 26th at 12:00pm and at The Blue Rider on Sunday, October 28th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm. Rest assured; Tyler set the machine on FREE PLAY! Enjoy.

Pinball Machine


Keep informed about NOTSTOCK, MSU's annual live art and music event. Information about 2012 coming soon.




Students and Faculty Present at North Dakota University System's: ARTS and HUMANITIES SUMMIT

October 11-12, 2012 - Valley City State University

MSU ART attendees: Andrea Donovan, Micah Bloom, Ryan Stander, Max Patzner, Josh Collins, Takuma Abe


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Aaron Jaeger
Cool, confident and ... busy

Dale Carnegie once said, "Action breeds confidence and courage." Aaron Jaeger personifies it.

Jaeger, a Minot State University senior majoring in graphic design with minors in marketing, management and business information technology, wears many hats. She is involved in Student Ambassadors, First-Year Experience peer-mentor program, Art Club, Student Government Association and APEX (Aspiration for Professional Excellence). She is also a student worker for MSU痴 Information Technology Center and a future business owner.

And if that痴 not enough, recently Jaeger won an AdFed award and was elected SGA痴 director of entertainment.

"I enjoy being busy," said Jaeger.

A native of Washburn, N.D., Jaeger was unfamiliar with MSU and what it offered. After touring other colleges and universities, she visited MSU and met with Bill Harbort, professor of art.

"I felt inspired when walking through the halls," Jaeger said. "It (MSU) just felt right."

During Jaeger痴 sophomore year, she decided to get involved in some student organizations. She started with Art Club, knowing it would be small and comfortable. This led to joining Student Ambassadors, where Jaeger stepped outside her comfort zone to network and give back.

"In high school, I never knew the benefits of giving and the importance of networking," said Jaeger. She focused on serving others with the knowledge she gained at MSU. As a result, Jaeger was asked to be a mentor in the First-Year Experience program. She loved forming friendships with students and acting as a liaison to their professors.

One of the Jaeger痴 most influential experiences at MSU is working in ITC. She said ITC made her more confident. George Withus, her supervisor, explained how when Jaeger first started she was intimidated and shy. Then she began to listen more, take notes, and over the years, create a how-to book for all ITC work-study students.

"She (Jaeger) was easy to teach, she absorbed everything, and it worked out well," said Withus. "I don稚 think of her as a work-study student anymore, but as an underpaid employee."

"Get involved no matter how big or how small," said Jaeger. "It has given me the confidence to do other things and formed who I am today."

Upon graduation in May 2012, Jaeger plans to stay in Minot and start a graphic design business.

MSU art students win AdFed awards
Minot State University art students took home seven awards in categories ranging from photography to illustration at the North Dakota Advertising Federation Student Competition Feb. 24-25 in Fargo. This year痴 professional judges awarded three gold ADDY awards and four silver ADDY awards to the students.

"The statewide chapter provides opportunity for students to compete with all students in our state and students from Moorhead State and Moorhead State Technical College," said Bill Harbort, professor of graphic arts. "All of the gold ADDYs will move on to student regionals competing against other student work from Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota."

MSU students who received gold ADDYs included Nick Bremer, Minot, in digital photograph for "Shh, They池e Watching," Max Patzner, Minot, in television for "The Man with 2 First Names" and James Skinner, Hazen, in illustration for "Reality Dysfunction." Josh Collins, Minot, was awarded two silver ADDYs in digital photography for "Strawberry Lake" and "NDSF." The other silver ADDY recipients were Aaron Jaeger, Washburn, in direct marketing for "IT Christmas Card" and Briana Schwan, Burlington, in digital photography for "Snowflake."

The Advertising Federation binds the mutual interests and collective powers of advertisers, agencies, media companies, suppliers, local advertising associations and college students. AdFed is open to professionals in the graphic arts, advertising, marketing, photography, public relations and other related fields. It promotes education in advertising, marketing and communications.

MSU痴 art department has participated in this prestigious competition for the past 13 years.

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