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  • 2015-2016 Dragon Ambassadors announced

    May 6, 2015

    The Office of Undergraduate Admission is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Dragon Ambassadors. Many great students applied for the opportunity to represent MSU Moorhead next year, of which nineteen were selected to join the returning Ambassadors. New Ambassadors for 2015-2016 include: Macie Miller, Saad Janjua, Marie Rupiper, Jenna Britz, Elli Tiege, Kelsey Kowalski, Mindy Kraft, Carly Williamson, Aishat Olowoshile, Bailey Reiner, Ashley Borchardt, Calli Wegner, Morgan Clements, JC Cervenka, Sydney Zenzen, Shannon Galegher, Sam Szczesny, Tyelyn Pearson, and Moyinoluwa Abiola. Returning Ambassadors include: Eliza Aul, Nancy Bjoras, Ceanna Egan, Kelly Engbring, Hannah Koury, Annie Minder, Nik Newville, MaKayla Schroeder, Isaac Skalsky, Morgan Smith, Ben Taylor, Jackie Woods, and Maria “Peep” Leal. Congratulations go out to our 2015 Graduating Ambassadors: Jordan Schroeer, Derek Kubicek, Katy Mitlyng, Aimee Mazoyo, Kayla Smith, Chelsey Dahl, Richard Eddleston, Lauren Johnson, Megan Sanford and Tressa Theis. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating the 2014-2015 class of Dragon Ambassadors!

  • Open forum interviews for vice chancellor for academic and student affairs search May 11

    May 6, 2015

    SAVE THE DATE:  Monday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Open forum interviews of the candidates in the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs search will be held May 11.  The interviews will be held in the McCormick Room at the system office.  We will share WebEx details as soon as we have them. Names of the candidates will be announced on Friday, May 8.  

  • MSUM’s DECA Team Returns from International Competition as Champions

    May 5, 2015

    MSUM’s DECA Team returned home from the International Career Development Conference in Orlando with immense success. MSUM students, Tony Roetzel and Joshua Wehseler, were awarded first place for their presentation at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. Roetzel and Wehseler are members of DECA, an organization sponsored by the Paseka School of Business at MSUM that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA students qualify for the international competition by placing at the state level. Twelve other qualifiers accompanied the champions to Orlando, several distinguishing themselves in the process. Brandon Stacken received second place honors in Accounting and Devon Liljenquist captured third in Banking Financial Services. The team of Gavin Doppler and Lingfeng Lu reached the finals of International Marketing capturing an honorable mention for their effort. The ICDC is an annual gathering of state and regional qualifiers from DECA chapters located around the country, and in Canada, Puerto Rico, and China. Hundreds of schools and well over a thousand competitors vie for recognition at the international level. With six of the fourteen MSUM students decorated at this year’s event, the chapter eclipsed the most optimistic forecasts. This is only the second international show for the MSUM DECA chapter in just its third year of existence. Doppler, who founded the chapter in his freshman year at MSUM, could not have been more pleased with the results. “We are leagues ahead of where we thought we’d be at this point,” Doppler stated. “We went into the competition with a lot of confidence, but not in our wildest imagination did we think we’d bring so much hardware back to Moorhead. This was a team effort going back to the start of the year and everyone has a sense of ownership and pride for what we’ve ...

  • Interim Provost Michelle Malott announces newly tenured and promoted faculty

    May 5, 2015

    Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty Please congratulate our newly tenured and promoted faculty members, wishing them continued success in their careers.   Tenure Granted effective August 18, 2015 Mary Dosch Julie Knutson Victoria Rae Teske   Promotion to Associate Professor effective August 18, 2015 Mary Dosch Julie Knutson Victoria Rae Teske Patricia Wisenden   Promotion to Professor effective August 18, 2015 Jason Anderson Rochelle Bergstrom Allen Carter Andrew Chen Tracy Gompf Elizabeth Kirchoff Nancy Paul Kelli Sinner Gregory Stutes Kevin Zepper

  • Melissa Osland accepted position as Assistant Human Resources Director

    May 5, 2015

    The MSUM Human Resources Team is excited to announce a new co-worker in the HR office – Melissa Osland has joined the team as Assistant Human Resources Director. Melissa will be assisting the campus in many aspects of HR and comes to MSUM with a wealth of outside HR experience – most recently at Noridan and RDO. Please join the HR Team in welcoming their newest member – and stop by Owens 214 and say hello to Melissa.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference

    May 5, 2015

    Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and four MSUM alumni (now Language Arts teachers), Andrew Tichy, Moorhead High School; Abby Swegarden, Lake Park Audubon High School; Ashlee Bernhardt Cournia, Shanley High School; and Katie Hansen, Waubun High School, presented at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English annual conference, held April 30-May 1 in St. Cloud, MN.  In their presentation titled “Let’s Talk! Classroom Discussion Strategies That Work,” each of the five presenters demonstrated effective classroom discussion strategies, including Socrative Room, Discussion Ball, Speed Dating, Carousel, and bell ringers. The interactive session, which relied on audience participation, was well attended and positively received.

  • Merrie Sue Holtan wins writing awards from North Dakota Professional Communicators

    May 5, 2015

    Merrie Sue Holtan, communication journalism, won awards at the NDPC spring conference in Grand Forks, ND. She placed first in sports writing, second in newspaper feature writing personality profile, home writing and magazine feature writing, and third in personality profile. The first place award will be entered in national competition this September in Alaska.

  • Twenty-one students inducted into Paseka School of Business Honor Society

    May 5, 2015

    On Friday, May 1st an induction ceremony was held for 21 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Paseka School of Business congratulates these students who join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate programs at schools accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are eligible for this invitation. The following is a list of the 2014-2015 class of new Beta Gamma Sigma members: Garret Hoffner, Trent Wilson, Victoria Theisen, Barbara Trautman, Derek Kubicek, Holly Amundson, Sarah George, Alex Anderson, Ashley Leintz, Abby Tolifson, Cassondra Schultz, Brandon Stacken, Laura Benson, Christy Andersen, Donald Spangler, McKinley Beyer, Marydel Monga Katolo, Yufei Zhang Adam Julson, Pengyu Qian, Kaitlin Roehrich   In addition, Abby Tolifson and Ashley Leintz were selected to receive fully funded trips to the annual Beta Gamma Sigma Student leadership Forum to be held Nov. 5-8 in Orlando.

  • Coffee and conversations with Diplomat in Residence Rob Andrew May 5

    May 5, 2015

    Learn what it takes for a career with the State Department or in Foreign Services on Tuesday, May 5 from 10-noon in the Career Development Center (FR 151)! Drop by for coffee and conversations with Diplomat in Residence Rob Andrew, who can share with you his experiences with the US Embassy and how you can become a Foreign Service Officer. This is an informal session, please come and go as you are able! Faculty, if you are interested in attending a lunch with Rob that day, please contact Diane Wolter in the CDC.

  • Ceramics and Printmaking Sale today

    May 5, 2015

    May 5, the MSUM Ceramic Guild and the Works on Paper Guild will hold their annual sale in the Great White Hall located in the Center for Arts, just outside of the Rolland DIlle Gallery. The sale will run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up something special for Mother’s Day, or something handmade for yourself!

  • Celebrate the career of Dr. Steve Grineski May 5

    May 5, 2015

    Please join us in celebrating the MSUM career of Dr. Steve Grineski, School of Teaching and Learning. An open house will be held in his honor on Tuesday, May 5th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Lommen Hall, room #104. Refreshments will be served and there will be a short program at 4 p.m.

  • Watch “TOGETHER: Dragon Basketball’s Historic Season” Documentary at the Fargo Theatre on May 6 at 7 p.m.

    May 5, 2015

    Minnesota State University Moorhead film production major Caleb Stumpfl has created an hour-long documentary on the Dragon men’s basketball team’s historic run to the NCAA Elite 8 and Dragon Athletics is excited to announce the premiere of the film will be at the Fargo Theatre on May 6. The premiere is FREE to attend because of the wonderful help from our sponsors: Valley Imports, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Travelodge of Moorhead, Midcontinent Communications, and the MSUM Bookstore.

  • Lutheran Campus Ministry’s Back Yard Bash is May 6

    May 5, 2015

    All are welcome to Lutheran Campus Ministry’s Back Yard Bash on Wednesday, May 6. The Bash begins at 5:30 p.m. with games, followed by a free meal at 6:00, and informal worship around a bonfire at 7 p.m. Lutheran Campus Ministry (the Blue House) is located a block west of Hagen Hall at 619 10th Street South. For more information call 233-4720.

  • International Student Services has moved into CMU 114

    May 5, 2015

    We’ve moved! International Student Services has moved into CMU 114. Come and join us for cookies and lemonade on May 6th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Red Weather launch party is tomorrow

    May 5, 2015

    Red Weather features poetry, prose, and visual arts created by MSUM students and alumni. Please join for the launch party in the Library Porch to discuss and hear readings and art from Issue 34 Edition 2! Current and past issues of Red Weather will be available for sale and refreshments will be provided! Additionally, if you are interested in joining our team for next semester this is the place to show up to get to know other members and get in on the planning process for next year. Event will take place the day after study day so it will be a great way to refresh your frazzled, overworked brains! See you there!

  • Cheer on Fargo (and Dragon) Marathon Runners

    May 5, 2015

    Saturday, May 9 | About 8:30 a.m. | Campus Mall Wear your Dragon Pride and roar your Dragon Support as Dragon and Marathon runners race through campus!   Who:            Campus & Neighborhood Community What:           MSUM Viewing Party When:          Saturday, May 9, About 8:30 a.m. (Mile 11/12) Where:         Campus Mall & Lining 7th Avenue South Why:             Because MSUM stands above the rest! Free Food ~ Poco Fuego ~ Power Play DJ ~ $1,200 in Prize Giveaways Volunteer sign-up  Tell us you’re running Register for College School Spirit Challenge (Save $5 when you use the coupon code DRAGON5 while registering)  

  • MSUM employees/alumni, please join group photo May 6

    May 5, 2015

    On Study Day, May 6, 2015, at 9 a.m., join fellow MSUM alumni who are also MSUM employees as they gather near the front gates to take a picture for the upcoming issue of the Moorhead Magazine. If you are an employee of MSUM and also attended MSUM for any duration or graduated from here, wear Dragon gear and join us for the group photo! If you have questions, please email

  • Last monthly movie showing for the year is May 6

    May 5, 2015

    Last monthly movie for the year! St. Vincent will be showing on study day, May 6th, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Langseth 104. Sponsored by the Dragon Entertainment Group.

  • School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership graduating nursing students present this week

    May 5, 2015

    The Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership graduating nursing students will present their capstone projects via WebEx Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM).  These presentations will be similar to those given at professional conferences.  The projects will showcase the issues students have either encountered while working in the clinical setting or those they have identified through their coursework.  They then developed a project proposal designed to address those issues and actually implemented the project in the clinical setting.  Students will summarize the development,  implementation, and evaluation of their projects which are designed to identify areas of change needed in nursing practice.  The overall goal of their projects is to improve the quality and safety of nursing care and ultimately healthcare. The projects are grounded in the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) core competencies.  The QSEN project is a direct result of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which was released on October 5, 2010.  The IOM acknowledged the enormous potential that nurses could make toward providing safer and higher quality patient care.  They defined key areas where those changes should occur and the QSEN competencies, which are specific to nursing, are based on that report.  The competencies (patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics)  give nurses the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make those changes. The safety and quality of healthcare affects all of us.  You are encouraged to listen in and learn about the ways in which our MSUM baccalaureate nurses have and will make a positive impact in the healthcare care community.  Attached you will find a presentation schedule with a brief summary of each.  If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please contact the ...

  • Assistant Director, Career Specialist with the Career Development Center open forums scheduled

    May 5, 2015

    Please join us for open forum presentations by the finalists for the position of Assistant Director, Career Specialist with the Career Development Center. All presentations will be in MA 164 at 3 p.m. May 4 Bobbie Delaney May 6 Kari Chaffee May 13 Robb Dent

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