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  • Japan Night is this Saturday at 6 p.m.

    January 30, 2015

    Japan Night is this Saturday at 6pm in the CMU Ballroom! Come enjoy fun booths, free food, and performances! The doors open at 6pm, food is served at 7:30, and performances start at 8. There will be a free raffle for prizes as well! Come and enjoy Japanese culture with us!

  • RSVP to the 7th Annual Founders Scholarship Gala

    January 30, 2015

    For more than 125 years, Minnesota State University Moorhead has impacted the lives of students, helping make our community, region and world a better place. The founders of MSU Moorhead believed in success, service and citizenship. Today these same values are embodied in the recipients of the Founders Scholarship, named in recognition of the founders of MSUM. Since 2009, fifty scholarships totaling nearly $120,000 have been funded by the annual Founders Scholarship Gala. Please join us for the 7th Annual Founders Scholarship Gala, as we celebrate these scholarship students and raise funds to continue providing scholarship support to students who are passionately pursuing their dreams. You can help transform the world by transforming their lives. Founders Scholarship Gala Friday, February 20, 2015 Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom, MSUM Campus 5:30 PM                Social Hour with Complimentary Champagne and Hors d’Oeuvres 7:00 PM                Dinner, Dessert & Brief Program 8:45 PM                Dance to Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome 9:00 PM                Mystery Wine Sale 9:30 PM                Silent Auction Closes Cash bar and complimentary photos available Valet parking at southwest door of CMU (sponsored by MSUM Football) Complimentary coat check (sponsored by MSUM Softball) RSVP Required • Proceeds Benefit Founders Scholarships For more event details, visit our website at

  • Economic Society collecting old phones and accessories

    January 30, 2015

    The Economic Society is collecting old phones and accessories for our service project. Donations will be collected in boxes in the following locations: MacLean 380 (Department of Economics, Law & Politics), CMU (close to US Bank ATM), Library (Front Desk), Women’s Center, and Grantham and Nelson Front Desk. We are partnering with the Soroptimist International of Moorhead to collect used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, etc.) for clients of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo-Moorhead. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones which are not in working condition are welcomed as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones. Thank you to all who donated last year. We collected 74 phones and many accessories and hope to collect even more this year! Contact Kofi Boadu ( with any questions or concerns.

  • Recognize someone for a Dragon Pride Award

    January 30, 2015

    Did you know we give out Dragon Pride Awards each month? You could recognize a student leader, a student organization, or a student advisor for how they contribute to MSUM. In the 5 minutes it takes you to fill out the form, you could make someone’s day. Nominate online: due January 31st.

  • Tech Talk: D2L Dropboxes

    January 30, 2015

    Join us Friday, January 30th from 12:00-12:30 pm via WebEx. If a password is required, use ‘MSUM’. To access all Tech Talk links (Friday noon live sessions and recordings) for the entire semester, contact Brandyn Sauer and ask to be added to the “Tech Talk” D2L course.

  • How Do I Prepare A SoTL article for publication?

    January 30, 2015

    Combine your teaching and your scholarly activities by learning about what it takes to put together a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project that can lead to publication. Vegetarian chili and spinach salad will be served – and the chocolate supply has been replenished in the FDC pantry! Join us when you can between 12:30 and 1:30 pm today (Friday, Jan 30th) in the Faculty Development Center. The video will begin at 12:45 pm with discussion to follow and good food available throughout.

  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day is Saturday at Dragon Basketball

    January 30, 2015

    On Saturday afternoon, Dragon Athletics will honor faculty and staff for their invaluable contributions to our campus community with Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Dragon Basketball. Faculty & Staff get in FREE with MSUM ID. The first 250 fans through the door will receive a Dragon t-shirt (doors open at 3pm). Saturday, January 31st vs. Minnesota State Mankato -Women’s Game @ 4pm -Men’s Game @ 6pm

  • Music alum’s life a mix of glamour and grit

    January 29, 2015

    Imagine an event where make-up artists wait in the restrooms to refresh your “look,” where champagne flows like water, where the entrances and exits of A-list celebrities are choreographed to the second by dead-serious backstage workers with “walkies,” and where Oprah Winfrey personally compliments you on your necklace. For MSUM alum Rachael Goers, that was a night at work, albeit an extraordinary one. Goers, a 2013 graduate of the Music Industry program with an emphasis in business, works full-time for The Teahouse Company in Los Angeles. Teahouse represents and manages six different bands, hired out for special events. The event described above was the Golden Globes. The band hired to perform as guests arrived and entered the ballroom was one of Teahouse’s — the Black Canary String Band. “It’s a surreal event,” says Goers of the Golden Globes. “Definitely glamorous.” Goers coordinated timing of sound checks, worked with the production crew and made sure the musicians had everything they needed. “I took on the role of roadie as well, and assisted Black Canary in set-up and unloading. When their set ended, we had to quickly tear down, within five minutes, so we weren’t on the stage as the cameras started rolling.” After the set, Goers and the band then attended the awards show as guests. A few celebrities approached them and complimented the band on their performance, she said. Others ignored them. “Hollywood is definitely a different beast. When you get a large group of well-known actors and musicians together, you are bound to have some big attitudes.” A more typical day at Teahouse is varied, if not so glamorous. Goers oversees and runs the company’s day-to-day operations, responds to inquiries, cultivates business, runs events and manages all the company’s social media outlets. “In a sense, I do a bit of everything,” she says. Teahouse hired ...

  • Check out the organizations at the Volunteer & Service Fair

    January 29, 2015

    Wondering what organizations will be at the Volunteer & Service Fair on Feb. 3? Here’s a list! Join us between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom to learn about volunteer, internship and job opportunities in the Moorhead-Fargo area. •Alzheimer’s Association MN ND •American Red Cross •Arc West Central •CassClayAlive! •CHARISM Neighborhood Center •Churches United for the Homeless •Directors of Volunteer (DOVS) •Essentia Health •Family HealthCare •Fargo Moorhead Community Bicycle Workshop •Fargo Park District •Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons •Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality •FirstChoice Clinic •FirstLink •Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons •Great Plains Food Bank •Heartland Industries & Adult Life Programs •Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County •Hockey Ministries International •Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity •Lakes & Prairies Community Action •Lutheran Social Services New Americans •Minnesota Reading Corps •MSUM Academic Service Learning •MSUM OSA/DLP •New Life Center •North Dakota Autism Center, Inc. •Project English •Rape and Abuse Crisis Center •REACH (Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters) •Rebuilding Together Fargo – Moorhead Area •Red River Youth for Christ •Red River Zoo •River Keepers •Ronald McDonald House Charities Of The Red River Valley •RSVP+ •SENDCAA HEAD START BIRTH TO FIVE •Special Olympics North Dakota •STLF •The Salvation Army •The Stage at Island Park/Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre •Trollwood Performing Arts School •Villa Maria •World Endeavors •Youthworks

  • February Fitness Challenge begins February 2

    January 29, 2015

    February Fitness Challenge begins February 2nd. Your MSUM Wellness Educators challenge you to participate in February Fitness month. Workout or participate in group exercises at least four days a week for 30 minutes and be eligible to win weekly prizes. If you complete the challenge every week you will be eligible to win a grand prize. Pick up your fitness card packets at the Wellness Center, have a Wellness Center employee or fitness instructor sign your card after your workout, turn in your fitness card to Hendrix Health Center by the following Monday by 4 p.m. and be eligible for great prizes! Good luck and have fun! feb-fitness-challenge-pdf

  • Missed DragonsLIVE Last Night?

    January 29, 2015

    Watch the Full Episode Here DragonsLIVE is a monthly 30-minute coaches show covering everything Dragon Athletics. Find previous episodes and the most recent one, which aired last night, by clicking the link provided.

  • Win A Volkswagen CC at Dragon Basketball Friday

    January 29, 2015

    You could win a new Volkswagen CC just by coming to Dragon Basketball and signing up at the door. One lucky fan will have a chance to win during halftime of the men’s game. Games begin at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Visit for tickets and information.

  • Someone will win a 50” Smart TV at Dragon Basketball Saturday

    January 29, 2015

    Do you need a new TV? Then sign up at the door of Dragon Basketball this Saturday and you could win one! Games are at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.; contest will happen during the men’s game halftime. Good luck and GO DRAGONS!

  • #DragonPrideNight Saturday at Dragon Basketball

    January 29, 2015

    #DragonPrideNight means wear your red and white this Saturday to Dragon Basketball at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Those showing the most Dragon Pride will win prizes!

  • First 250 fans to Dragon Basketball on Saturday get a T-shirt

    January 29, 2015

    The first 250 fans through the doors (open at 3 p.m.) will get a Dragons T-shirt! It’s #DragonPrideNight so wear your red & white! Get there early and cheer on your Dragons as they take on MSU-Mankato at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

  • Sodexo spring dining offers are back

    January 29, 2015

    Our special dining offers are back for Spring 2015 and are available for off-campus students, faculty and staff. Save up to $175 on our Kise plans or $149 on our Dragon Dollar plans. Kise Plans Casual Diner – 5 meals in Kise for $35 (a $48 value) Social Diner – 25 meals in Kise for $175 (a $240 value) Regular Diner – 45 meals in Kise for $313 (a $432 value) Frequent Diner – 65 meals in Kise for $449 (a $624 value) Dragon Dollar Plans $103 – Receive $100 in Dragon Dollars and 3 free meals in Kise (a $129 value) $155– Receive$150 in Dragon Dollars and 6 free meals in Kise (a $208 value) $206 – Receive $200 in Dragon Dollars and 8 free meals in Kise (a $277 value) $309 – Receive $300 in Dragon Dollars and 11 free meals in Kise (a $406 value) $515 – Receive $500 in Dragon Dollars and 17 free meals in Kise (a $664 value) Click here to purchase one of these plans. (You will need to login with your StarID credentials)  Questions? Call MSUM Dining Services at 218-477-2836. You will need your Dragon ID to use these plans. This limited time offer expires February 28, 2015.

  • Bradbury presents workshop to Bemidji teachers

    January 29, 2015

    Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction, conducted a professional development workshop with the teachers of TrekNorth Charter School in Bemidji this week. His presentation was entitled, “Academic Success Factors and Strategies for American Indian and Other Student Demographic Populations.”

  • Spotlight on Service-Learning: Dr. Nandita Bezbaruah

    January 29, 2015

    Q & A with Dr. Nandita Bezbaruah Dr. Nandita Bezbaruah has taught 4 years in the Social Work Department. Courses taught with SL component: SW 250: Social Welfare and Social Work course, COMH 315: Health Agencies and Services, COMH 301: Women and Children Health What is your background in service-learning? I started incorporating service-learning component in several of my courses in 2010. Currently, students have to complete 15 hours of service-learning in Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work course (SW 250). This is one of the prerequisite courses to apply for the Social Work program. I feel service-learning gives students an experience and exposure to various human service agencies, which is so vital in social work and related fields. I never had the opportunity to experience service-learning as a student. But I had read literature and research that supports service-learning. I am interested to know the students perception about service-learning and I plan to do pre and post survey about the experience. Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) supports service-learning as a means to prepare students to practice with individuals, families, groups, organization and communities. Scholarships and stipends are awarded to encourage students to participate in service-learning. One such scholarship is the Ashley Brooks-Danso Memorial Fund’s Student Travel Scholarship where students receive $500 for travel expenses and complimentary registration to attend CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Why do you continue to incorporate service-learning into some (or all) of your courses? There are several reasons and benefits for incorporating service-learning component in the courses. Firstly, can create a connection between classroom learning and the real world. It takes learning outside the four walls of the classroom. The students have to write a paper where the students have to discuss how their service-learning experience benefitted them and the organization as well as how it is related to ...

  • Ride the Dragon Fan Bus to Support Dragon Basketball!

    January 29, 2015

    Register Here for Fan Bus (general public only) There are two fan buses – one for general Dragon fans and one for students — set for the Minnesota State University Moorhead basketball teams’ doubleheader at Augustana on Saturday, Feb. 7. The women’s game is at 4 p.m. that day with the men’s game set for 6 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D. The fan bus for the general public is set to leave at the north end of Nemzek Hall at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7. The cost is $55 and includes a suite ticket for the games, a charter bus ride, a light lunch, drinks and snacks on the bus and light appetizers and drinks at the game. This bus is not for students but is open to all other Dragon basketball fans. The bus will stop for a pit stop in Watertown, S.D. on the way and will depart 15 minutes after the completion of the men’s game. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew VanHavermaet at A student fan bus is also scheduled for the basketball games on Feb. 7 at Augustana. The bus will leave at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7 from the CMU metered parking lot and will return after the games. Cost to attend is only $5 and that includes transportation and a game ticket. Students are asked to bring a lunch for Saturday and any snacks or drinks for the bus ride and money to buy food at the games. All university policies will be in effect. The bus is available for currently enrolled MSUM students only. To secure a spot on the bus, students are asked to bring $5 cash to the CMU Info Desk starting on Wednesday, Jan. 28 or to the Dragon home basketball games in Nemzek on ...

  • Dragon Basketball Ranked 7th in the Nation ~ Find out More at the Feb 4th Dragon Fan Luncheon!

    January 29, 2015

    Sign Up for the Dragon Fan Luncheon Minnesota State University Moorhead athletics will host a Dragon Fan luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 4 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Room 101 on the MSUM campus.Fans can purchase tickets for the event at the link above. The event will feature MSUM football coach Steve Laqua and MSUM women’s soccer coach Rollie Bulock talking about their 2015 signing classes. In addition, Dragon basketball coaches Karla Nelson and Chad Walthall will be speaking about their teams’ 2014-15 seasons.The event is open to all Dragon fans within the campus and community. Cost is $7 per person for the lunch. We encourage everyone to Sign Up for the Dragon Fan Luncheon by Feb. 1, 2015.For more information, contact Gloria Riopelle at 218-477-5824 or by email at The Dragon Fan luncheon is sponsored by the Dragon Fire Booster Club.  

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