Moorhead, MN, United States

Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Moorhead, MN, United States

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a four-year, public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota. The school has an enrollment of 6,624 students and 266 full-time faculty members. MSUM is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. MSUM is located on the western border of Minnesota on the Red River of the North in Moorhead; across the river lies Fargo, North Dakota. Wikipedia.

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Colson R.O.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology | Year: 2017

This report presents a model predicting activities for NiO in a wide range of silicate melts that include the components SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, MgO, FeO, CaO, Na2O, and K2O. The conceptual simplicity of this model, combined with its success in modeling complex variations in activity with melt composition, suggests that the approach may provide insight into the character of trace components in the melt. The model presented in this report considers NiO to exist as Ni2+ and O2− in the melt, and predicts the activity of NiO by modeling variations in both aNi2+ and aO2−. Activities of Ni2+ are modeled assuming that NiO mixes randomly with a hypothetical ‘mixing pool’ of cations dominated by cations of similar size and charge to Ni2+, mainly Fe2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, and Ni2+. aO2− is modeled as a function of total oxygen − 2·network-forming cations, with the understanding that O2− in silicate melts exists in equilibrium with bridging and non-bridging oxygens through reactions of the type Si–O–Si + O2− → 2 Si–O. For illustration, the model is applied to reduced mafic lunar samples that may have equilibrated with a Ni-bearing metal phase. © 2017, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Li H.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead | Zhang J.,Virginia State University | Sarathy R.,Oklahoma State University
Decision Support Systems | Year: 2010

Current studies on compliance with security policies have largely ignored the impact of the perceived benefits of deviant behavior, personal norms, and organizational context. Drawing on the literature in criminology, this paper applies rational choice theory to examine how employees' intention to comply with Internet use policy is driven by cost-benefit assessments, personal norms and organizational context factors. The results indicate that employees' compliance intention is the result of competing influences of perceived benefits, formal sanctions, and security risks. Furthermore, the effect of sanction severity is found to be moderated by personal norms. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Li H.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead | Sarathy R.,Oklahoma State University | Xu H.,Pennsylvania State University
Decision Support Systems | Year: 2011

Based on the privacy calculus framework and the stimulus-organism-response (S-O-R) model, this study examines online information disclosure decision as a result of affective and cognitive reactions of online consumers over several stages, i.e. an initial stage where an overall impression is formed about an unfamiliar online vendor, and a subsequent information exchange stage where information necessary to complete the ecommerce transaction will be provided to the online vendor. We found that, initial emotions formed from an overall impression of a Web site act as initial hurdles to information disclosure. Once online consumers enter the information exchange stage, fairness-based levers further adjust privacy beliefs. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Gupta A.,University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | Li H.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead | Sharda R.,Oklahoma State University
Decision Support Systems | Year: 2013

Instant messenger technologies have become a common place for collaborative work and group decision support. Managers need to understand the potential impact of using IM in an organization. This paper contributes to the literature on instant messaging and primary task performance by theorizing and empirically testing how the interruption frequency of IM could intertwine with the social characteristics of IM communication and jointly influence user task performance and perceived workload. Using experimental design, we found that the effect of interruption on primary task completion time is dependent upon the hierarchical level of the message sender. Interruptions from a supervisor were found to reduce primary task completion time whereas interruptions from a peer increased primary task completion time. On the other hand, interruptions from a supervisor aggravated the negative impact of interruptions on task quality. Thus, it may be important for members and leaders of group decision teams to be more careful in the use of instant messaging with their peers and subordinates. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Luo X.,University of New Mexico | Li H.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead | Zhang J.,Virginia State University | Shim J.P.,Mississippi State University
Decision Support Systems | Year: 2010

The factors affecting rejection or acceptance of an emerging IT artifact such as mobile banking have piqued interest among IS researchers and remain unknown due in part to consumers' trust and risk perceptions in the wireless platform. This study extends this line of research by conjointly examining multi-dimensional trust and multi-faceted risk perceptions in the initial adoption stage of the wireless Internet platform. Results of this study indicate that risk perception, derived from eight different facets, is a salient antecedent to innovative technology acceptance. Beyond prior studies, the results also provide empirical support for employing personal trait factors in analyzing acceptance of emerging IT artifacts. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Subramanian H.,North Dakota State University | Jasperse C.P.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead | Sibi M.P.,North Dakota State University
Organic Letters | Year: 2015

A 19F DOSY protocol for the determination of formula weights for acid-base complexes in solution has been developed. 19F internal standards were chosen and were used to evaluate the formula weights of complexes in solution using simple diffusion coefficient (D)-formula weight (FW) analysis. This method has potential applications in characterization of reactive intermediates in catalytic asymmetric reactions. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

Troop-Gordon W.,North Dakota State University | Kuntz K.J.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology | Year: 2013

The present study tested whether a close relationship with the teacher would reduce, or a conflictual relationship would amplify, links between peer victimization and school maladjustment. Data on 352 3rd- and 4th-grade children (166 boys; 186 girls) were collected over a two-year period. Teachers provided data on their relationships with students and students' academic performance. Children completed measures assessing peer victimization and school liking. Latent growth curve analyses revealed that at high levels of peer victimization declines in school liking were reduced when student shared a close, low conflict, relationship with their teacher. Furthermore, a combination of peer victimization and poor teacher-child relationship quality predicted trajectories of sustained, low academic performance. These findings highlight the benefits of a close relationship with the teacher for victimized children and the cumulative impact stress within peer- and teacher-relationships can have on students. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Nawrot E.,Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Journal of vision | Year: 2013

Motion parallax is a motion-based, monocular depth cue that uses an object's relative motion and velocity as a cue to relative depth. In adults, and in monkeys, a smooth pursuit eye movement signal is used to disambiguate the depth-sign provided by these relative motion cues. The current study investigates infants' perception of depth from motion parallax and the development of two oculomotor functions, smooth pursuit and the ocular following response (OFR) eye movements. Infants 8 to 20 weeks of age were presented with three tasks in a single session: depth from motion parallax, smooth pursuit tracking, and OFR to translation. The development of smooth pursuit was significantly related to age, as was sensitivity to motion parallax. OFR eye movements also corresponded to both age and smooth pursuit gain, with groups of infants demonstrating asymmetric function in both types of eye movements. These results suggest that the development of the eye movement system may play a crucial role in the sensitivity to depth from motion parallax in infancy. Moreover, describing the development of these oculomotor functions in relation to depth perception may aid in the understanding of certain visual dysfunctions.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 262.81K | Year: 2012

This Capacity Building project is laying the foundation for the creation of four specialized dual licensure programs to help meet the needs of rural and high-needs school districts for qualified secondary school teachers with one of four pairs of high demand specialties: mathematics and physics, life sciences and chemistry, mathematics and teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), and life sciences and TESL. The PIs are coordinating a team of five content and education faculty, science and mathematics representatives from community college partners, and colleagues from high-needs school districts, to work together to design the new licensure programs, prepare institutional and state approval applications, and establish articulation agreements. Primary expected outcomes include: 1) the establishment of strong partnerships between the PIs institution, three two-year institutions, a regional service cooperative, and a number of local high need school districts; 2) the development and piloting of a targeted recruitment plan to engage STEM majors in considering a career in teaching, and 3) the design of mentoring, administration, and evaluation plans to support full-fledged implementation.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 1.20M | Year: 2015

With funding from the National Science Foundations Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, the Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Noyce Scholarship Program will recruit Noyce STEM Teaching Scholars in the sciences and mathematics. The scholarships and stipends will be distributed among the following student populations in the following ratio: 16 STEM majors to obtain a mathematics or science license through the addition of a fifth year; 4 STEM education majors to add a STEM major and a second licensure area; and 15 returning STEM graduates to add a mathematics or science license. The program will provide an additional 35 new highly qualified mathematics and science teachers in the region over the period of the grant. In this project, the Minnesota State University Moorhead is partnering with 3 urban school districts (Moorhead, Fargo, West Fargo), as well as with rural school districts (Lakes Country Regional Cooperative). In addition, MSUM is collaborating with two community colleges (Minnesota State Community and Technical College and White Earth Tribal Community College).

While the project is grounded in the best practices described in the education research literature, it is also informed by the lessons learned by the PI team from a Robert Noyce Capacity Building grant. The goal of the project is to increase the number of new STEM teachers who are well-prepared to work with ethnically and economically diverse students in high-need schools. Internship experiences in K-12 environments and undergraduate Learning Assistant opportunities will be available to STEM majors. Noyce Scholars will be recruited from among these student groups, as well as other populations including the community college collaborators. To prepare new teachers for classrooms in which many of the students will be English Language Learners, each Scholar will take take a STEM-based Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) course. Field experiences for the students will be provided in K-12 environments with diverse student populations. Mentoring support for the new teachers will include both face-to-face and online components. This mentoring support will be the focus of the research efforts of the project. Expanding on their work with the Minnesota Teacher Research Networks protocols, an 8-year initiative to investigate the practices and beliefs of new STEM teachers, the PI team will examine the teaching practices of the graduated Scholars in diverse classroom settings. The overall project will be evaluated using demographic data, grades and other performance assessments, and standardized tests scores. Surveys will be used to determine student perceptions. The data collected will inform teacher preparation program nationwide in best practices to recruit, prepare and retain culturally relevant teachers for under-resourced schools.

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