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  • Scholarship fund established in tribute to Kvalvog boys

    June 29, 2015

    MSUM and the Moorhead community are deeply saddened by the tragic accident claiming the lives of two Moorhead boys. Brothers Zachary and Connor Kvalvog were the only children of alumni Ray (’84 Business Administration) and Kathie (’98 Political Science) Kvalvog. Zachary, a senior at Park Christian high school was interested in attending MSUM and continuing in his parents footsteps as Dragons. Staff and friends have established a scholarship fund in tribute to the Kvalvog boys. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alumni Foundation.

  • President Blackhurst to speak at TEDxFargo

    June 29, 2015

    TEDxFargo – it’s more than a conference.On top of taking in big ideas worth spreading from our 20+ speakers, your TEDxFargo ticket gets you lots of other perks. We’ll keep your body and mind nourished all day long, providing you endless caffeine and hydration, light breakfast, full lunch, delicious snacks and more. This year’s TEDx theme is WONDER … a place where probability is suspended and possibility is born. TEDxFargo is proud to introduce to you three (of many!) speakers that focus on education.Are you an #AnneFan? We are! Meet Dr. Anne Blackhurst: It’s been less than a year since Dr. Anne Blackhurst became president of Minnesota State University Moorhead, but in that time, she’s still created quite the following. (Seriously- there’s an entire backchannel on social media that exists in her honor.) Dr. Blackhurst is using her 30+ years in higher education to lead the university for the long run. She’ll take the TEDxFargo stage to share her passion for helping others unlock their potential. Don’t miss it.    

  • MSUM Celebrates 43rd Annual Fourth of July At Bluestem Center for the Arts

    June 29, 2015

    The 43rd annual old-fashioned community 4th of July celebration will be held at the Bluestem Center for the Arts (801 50th Ave. S.W., Moorhead) instead of on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. A major renovation to MSUM’s SCHEELS Field this summer prompted the venue change. Activities begin at 7 p.m. with Games Galore. A short program featuring MSUM President Anne Blackhurst and members of Trollwood Performing Arts School will be held midway through the evening. The children’s bike parade will not be held this year. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Lake Agassiz Concert Band and the Front Fenders will provide the evening’s musical entertainment with fireworks beginning at 10:30 p.m. Parking Options Free car passes will be required to park at Bluestem. They can be reserved online at mnstate.edu/tickets or picked up at the MSUM Box Office through July 2. Parking is first come, first served, with parking availability dependent on weather conditions. Alternative parking is also available at the Southside Regional Sports Complex (2000 40th Ave. S., Moorhead). Shuttle buses will transport people to Bluestem. No parking pass is required to park at the soccer complex. Neighborhood viewing gatherings are encouraged. For more information, visit mnstate.edu/july4. The 43rd annual old-fashioned community 4th of July celebration is sponsored in part by Moorhead Public Service.

  • Summer Cinema Series Opens with Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

    June 29, 2015

    Mondays in July feature silent films Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 39th season with a silent comedy-drama, a silent sci-fi drama, a silent drama-romance and an evening of silent comedy short films. The Series opens Monday, July 6, with a classic from 1921, titled The Kid, starring the film’s director, Charlie Chaplin in the role of a tramp, and Jackie Coogan as the kid. The film tells the story of Edna, a woman who leaves her new-born baby in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide, and Charlie, a tramp who finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna is an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. Following several turns in the plot, a kind policeman reunites Charlie with the Kid at Edna’s mansion. Second in the line-up on Monday, July 13, is Metropolis, starring Brigitte Helm. This 1927 science fiction film depicts a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners. It is considered a masterpiece of director Fritz Lang. Heart o’ the Hills, a 1919 drama featuring Mary Pickford, takes place in the Kentucky hills, where greed, revenge and romance fuel the action. The film screens on July 20. Closing the series on Monday, July 27, is a selection of silent comedy short films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase and Laurel & Hardy. After this showing, treats will be served in the hallway. All shows are in Weld Hall on the MSUM campus and start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 per movie, and are available at the door. Pre-show organ music performed by organists Alex Swanson (July 6 and 20)and Ryan Hardy (July 13 and 27)begins at 7:15 p.m.      

  • Get tickets to Footloose – July 15-19

    June 29, 2015

    Footloose ~ July 15-19 The Straw Hat Players season was shortened by one show to accommodate the Gooseberry Park Players, a summer youth theatre company which vacated its former home at Concordia College. The Gooseberry Park Players are staging the musical Footloose July 15 to 19. Hansen Theatre and the Gaede Stage are located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for a matinee performance of Cats on June 27 at 2 p.m., and Gooseberry’s July 19 show, which starts at 1 p.m. Signed performances for the hearing impaired are Thursdays for all Straw Hat shows. Tickets are available for the entire Straw Hat season at a discount, for individual shows and for Gooseberry’s Footloose online or by calling the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271.

  • Kvalvog scholarship fund established

    June 26, 2015

    MSUM and the Moorhead community are deeply saddened by the tragic accident claiming the lives of two Moorhead boys. Brothers Zachary and Connor Kvalvog were the only children of alumni Ray (’84 Business Administration) and Kathie (’98 Political Science) Kvalvog. Zachary, a senior at Park Christian High School, was interested in attending MSUM and continuing in his parents footsteps as Dragons. Staff and friends have established a scholarship fund in tribute to the Kvalvog boys.  Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alumni Foundation.

  • Joerger to Headline MSUM Coaches Clinic Sponsored by Sanford Health

    June 26, 2015

    MSU Moorhead men’s basketball will hold a Coaches Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 12. The clinic, which is being sponsored by Sanford Health, will be headlined by Dave Joerger, the head coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies who also is a 1997 graduate of MSUM. The camp is open to coaches at any level. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Nemzek Hall on the MSUM campus in Moorhead, Minn.  Cost is $100 for early registration and walk-up registrations (the day of the event) will be $125. Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m.. Those interested in attending the clinic can sign up online above. Additional guest speakers for the clinic, will be announced in the weeks ahead. “This is just another opportunity for Minnesota State University Moorhead to continue our momentum in Dragon Athletics,” MSUM head men’s basketball coach Chad Walthall said. “Dave is a good friend and alum that has always expressed how proud he is to be a a part of the Dragon family.  It is an opportunity for coaches in the region to listen and learn from one of the best basketball minds in the country.” Joerger will be entering his third season as the Memphis head coach. In two seasons he has compiled a 105-59 record (.640) and led the Grizzlies to back-to-back playoff appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference semifinals this past season. A native of Staples, Minn., Joerger was a solid point guard during his time at MSU, compiling an impressive 227 assists in 54 games during his two seasons as a Dragon. In 1995-96, Joerger played in 27 games, shooting 47.8 percent from the three-point line, best on the team, and led the team with a 95.5 free-throw percentage (42-of-44). He set the ...

  • Riewer Signs With Oettinger Rockets of Gotha Germany Pro A Division

    June 26, 2015

    Former MSUM men’s basketball standout Jordan Riewer has signed a contract to play for the Oettinger Rockets in the Gotha Germany Pro A Division. Riewer will leave for Germany on Aug. 8 and begin training camp on Aug. 10. The team will play several preseason games before beginning the regular season on Sept. 28. The season is slated to last around nine months, depending on how the team does in the playoffs. Oettinger finished fifth out of 16 teams in the league a year ago. Riewer, 2014-15 MSUM Male Athlete of the Year, had a decorated senior season to cap off a stellar Dragon career. He helped the Dragon men reach the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Riewer was named NABC First-Team All-American, Daktronics Third-Team All-American, Basketball Times Second-Team All-American and to the Division II Bulletin All-America Third Team. As a senior he averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 50.4 percent from the field. He was the NSIC Co-Player of the year and also earned NSIC All-tournament honors. He led the nation in free-throw percentage at 94.9 percent. He was second in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio. Riewer leaves MSUM with 1,382 points scored and has school career records with 470 assists and 226 three-pointers made.  He led the NSIC in three different statistical categories as well. The Staples, Minn., graduated from MSUM this past May. Read the Inforum article.

  • Get tickets to Cats – playing June 23-27

    June 25, 2015

    Cats ~ June 23-27 The final show of the season is the hit musical Cats. The show runs June 23 to 27 on the Hansen Theatre stage. Cats is one of the longest-running musicals ever. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Cat’s introduced the song standard “Memory.” Footloose ~ July 15-19 The Straw Hat Players season was shortened by one show to accommodate the Gooseberry Park Players, a summer youth theatre company which vacated its former home at Concordia College. The Gooseberry Park Players are staging the musical Footloose July 15 to 19. Hansen Theatre and the Gaede Stage are located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for a matinee performance of Cats on June 27 at 2 p.m., and Gooseberry’s July 19 show, which starts at 1 p.m. Signed performances for the hearing impaired are Thursdays for all Straw Hat shows. Tickets are available for the entire Straw Hat season at a discount, for individual shows and for Gooseberry’s Footloose online or by calling the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271.

  • MSUM alumnus, Troy White, presenting at “How to Survive: A Conversation” this weekend

    June 25, 2015

    Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name. White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard Barry Hall (811 2nd Ave. N. Fargo, ND) June 26, 2015. “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” features hope-filled messages from survivors of childhood abuse, and audience members will be encouraged to join the conversation about how we survive the challenges in our lives. Since graduating from MSUM, White has owned and operated an advertising agency and is currently the director of sales at S&S Promotional Group in Fargo. White is a co-author of the book, “Authentic Voices: How We Survive.” “That was the catalyst for me embark on a journey into the non-profit world,” White said. “I became the executive director at Bonanzaville, as well, and I do public speaking engagements for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. I also work with CAWS of ND to provide domestic violence prevention training to first responders across North Dakota.” While everyone is encouraged to come to the event, those in certain fields are especially encouraged to attend. “All people are or will be fighting a battle within themselves or find themselves in trying times at some point in their lives,” White said. “I would especially encourage anyone in criminal justice, psychology, social work, and women’s studies to come. I think it’s important to get men there, as they often do not discuss their feelings. I have found that when they see me discussing mine, they open up, and we need more of that.” “How to Survive: A Conversation” is part of a two-day event sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota and funded ...

  • Stop by the retirement party for Korella Selzler and Dianne Schmidt June 26

    June 25, 2015

    Please join us in celebrating the retirements of Korella Selzler and Dianne Schmidt Friday, June 26, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Livingston Lord Library.

  • Registration for the Ross Fortier Classic now open

    June 25, 2015

    Registration for the Ross Fortier Classic is now open and available online. The golf tournament is Friday, July 31st, 2015 at the Moorhead Country Club. Shotgun start at 1PM. Register online at tickets.mnstate.edu. For more information, please contact Ashley Armstrong at armstrong@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2618.

  • MSUM’s 2015 Prairie and Woodland Native Nations Fieldschool was held earlier this month

    June 25, 2015

    MSUM’s 2015 Prairie and Woodland Native Nations Fieldschool was held from June 13-21. During the nine day trip students, under the direction of Anthropology Professor Erik Gooding, visited and undertook research at historical landmarks and tribal and regional museums as well as interacted with tribal administrators, tribal members, and elders from the Sauk Nation of Kansas and Nebraska, the Iowa Nation of Kansas and Nebraska, and the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa. Students work focused on geospatial studies, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology.

  • Psychology department has added two new courses

    June 25, 2015

    The Psychology department has added two new courses to the Fall 2015 schedule. These courses are open to psychology majors and non-majors and will appeal to students across many disciplines. Psy 320 Social Psychology (course ID 001905) will be offered T Th 10:30-11:45 am. Prerequisite: Psy 113 General Psychology. This course gives an in-depth look at theories and research involving individual’s reactions to others. Topics covered include social perception, attraction, social influence, aggression, and social exchange. Psy 470: History and Systems in Psychology (course ID 001897) will be offered MWF 12:00-12:50. Prerequisite: Psy 113 General Psychology and junior or senior standing. This course offers an overview of the development of psychological theories from associationism to the present, and covers schools, fields and areas of psychology. Please register now if you are interested; don’t wait! Contact Dr. Christine Malone (malonech@mnstate.edu) with any questions.

  • Register for the Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble

    June 25, 2015

    Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble Tuesday, July 7, 2015 The Moorhead Country Club 11:30-1 p.m. Registration 1 p.m. Shotgun Start Brochure REGISTER ONLINE

  • Sign up for the Bag Toss League

    June 24, 2015

    Want to add a little fun to your Summer? Want to connect with other faculty and staff on campus? Then sign up for the Faculty/Staff Doubles Bag Toss league! Games will be played Wednesday nights on the Intramural Fields just east of the Football Field. Please sign up for an Imleagues account and register your team! Winners of the league will receive a championship T-shirt! *You must create an Imleagues account to register your team. Follow the document instructions or contact Mara Wessel at wesselma@mnstate.edu if you have any questions!

  • Get Involved with Dragon Welcome Week!

    June 24, 2015

    Registration is now open to get involved with Dragon Welcome Week including Sidewalk Cafe on Saturday, August 22nd. It is a great way to advertise your organization or department and get students involved. Other ways to get involved and reach out to new students are Welcome Week Swag Bags, helping on the move-in crew and having a skit during campus capers. Refer to http://www.mnstate.edu/welcome-week/involvement.aspx for more information and to register. Any questions can be directed to firstyearprograms@mnstate.ed or Mitch Johnson at 218.477.2601.

  • Robb Dent named New Assistant Director for Career Services

    June 23, 2015

    Robb Dent has been appointed as the new Assistant Director for Career Services. Robb possesses knowledge and expertise in the administration and interpretation of career and personality assessments, job search and interview techniques, and personalized career exploration and group workshops. Robb, is “vehement about career counseling and is excited to engage and steer students toward their occupational aspirations.” Prior to this role Robb served as an Admissions Recruiter at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has served in concurrent roles in the MSUM Counseling and Student Affairs Program as their Graduate Assistant, Departmental Liaison, and Teacher’s Assistant. He served as a Counseling Intern in the MSUM Community Outreach Center and at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. He also served as a Paraprofessional at West Fargo Public High School. Robb earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling and Student Affairs from MSUM, and Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts from Riverland Community College. Robb’s enthusiasm, skills and talent will inspire and make a valuable impact on the students he will guide and mentor through career exploration. So please join in congratulating Robb in his new leadership role at MSUM. Also, join us in thanking the members of the search committee that included: Diane Wolter, Chair, Assistant Director Career Exploration, Shireen Alemadi, Professor, Chemistry Department (IFO), Troy Williams Career Development Center Representative, Kathleen Coughlin, Area Director Housing and Residential Life (MSUAASF), and Mary Gangl (Student).

  • Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, presents at statewide RTI conference

    June 19, 2015

    Dr. Stewart presented a session on “Increasing English Language Arts, Math and Academic Language Skills through a Focus on Vocabulary” at the 5th Annual ND RTI/MTSS conference June 8-10, 2015. Dr. Stewart also led the Action Planning session at the end of the conference. Over 330 educators attended the conference, held at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND.

  • Anna Arnar, School of Visual Art, published an essay in a book titled “+ Que 20 Ans Après”

    June 19, 2015

    Anna Arnar, School of Visual Art, published an essay in a book titled “+ Que 20 Ans Après” published by the Sternberg Press in Berlin. Edited by Sabine Folie, former director of the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the book explores the legacy of Mallarmé in conceptual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. For more information see http://www.sternberg-press.com/index.php?pageId=1598&bookId=492&l=en

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