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Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Opens Sept. 22 at MSUM Library

Posted on September 19, 2014

September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
Library Hours

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, second floor, where it will be on view through Oct. 10.

Annamarie Hill, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, is the featured speaker at the opening ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Library 103. Her talk is entitled, “Creating and Sustaining Lasting Partnerships and Programs: How the ‘Why Treaties Matter’ Exhibit Came to Be.”

This exhibit is important, said Dr. Erma Vizenor, chairwoman of the White Earth Nation, because, “Treaties are the Supreme Law of this Country, therefore must be honored.”


Upcoming speakers
Speakers are being scheduled for the week after homecoming. Visit the Why Treaties Matter website for an updated list of guest speakers.

About the exhibit
In August 2010, a resolution creating a unique partnership of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. was approved unanimously by the tribes residing in Minnesota and made it possible for the exhibition to be developed as an educational tool for Minnesota audiences.

The exhibition will include 20 free standing banners with evocative text, historical and contemporary photographs and maps, and a 10-minute video titled, “A Day in the Life of the Minnesota Tribal Nations.” Read the rest of this entry →

University Archives/Northwest Minnesota Historical Center

Posted on September 19, 2014

For assistance at the University Archives and the Northwest Minnesota Historical Center located in Lib 404 of the Livingston Lord Library, please contact Korella Selzler, (; 477-2346 a.m.) or Travis Dolence, librarian ( Normal hours are 8:00-noon, Monday through Friday. Other times can be prearranged by contacting Korella or Travis. The website for the University Archives is The NMHC website is

If you are planning a future reunion on or off campus, please contact Gina Monson

Posted on September 19, 2014

It is Reunion Time!

Homecoming is a time when many alumni groups reunite.  The campus will be alive with reunions for graduates of the 60’s, fraternity, sorority, academic, athletic and student leadership groups. Alumni are drawn back to see faculty, coaches, advisors and those with whom they had the closest connection.  Your relationships are key to increased MSUM Pride, information sharing, referring potential students and giving back. Read the rest of this entry →

MSU Moorhead Celebrates Dragon Pride at Homecoming & Presidential Inauguration

Posted on September 19, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead will celebrate Dragon pride during its annual homecoming celebration Sept. 22-28 with a wide variety of student, alumni and community events to coincide with the presidential inauguration of Anne Blackhurst.

Kicking off the week is a community block party 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 on the campus mall. There will be food, games, art and music by Heart & Soul.

Pres. Anne will put on her running shoes for Laps for the Long Run at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Nemzek stadium. To date, $1.12 million has been pledged for this fundraiser to benefit student scholarships. Alumni, faculty and staff, students, community members, and others can register to run alongside Anne or attend the event to cheer all on the runners. Details can be found at

Distinguished alumni being honored this week will talk about “Lessons Learned” to students and community members at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Center for the Arts Gaede Stage.

The presidential inauguration of Anne Blackhurst is at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 followed by a reception. Both events will be in the Center for the Arts. A viewing party will be held on the campus mall.

The homecoming parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 and is followed by tailgating and the 2 p.m. football game against Sioux Falls. Read the rest of this entry →

Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 19, 2014

An Academic Symposium featuring a series of student and faculty presentations from a variety of disciplines will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 as part of inauguration week activities. The theme tying the presentations together will be “How Persistence, Resilience, and Grit Make a Difference.”

Concluding the daylong activities will be the TED Talk video “Grit: The Key to Success” by Angela Lee Duckworth, with post-film discussion moderated by President Janis at 2:30 p.m. in CMU 101.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. in various locations on campus. The Academic Symposium schedule is on the inauguration website.

Attend today’s Naturalization Ceremony as 50 new citizens are welcomed to U.S.

Posted on September 17, 2014

Fifty new citizens welcomed to U.S. during Sept. 17 Naturalization Ceremony

The United States District Court, District of North Dakota will welcome 50 new citizens from 25 countries to the United States during a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability Students Contribute to the Success of FEMMSS5, an international conference

Posted on September 17, 2014

Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability students contribute to the success of the conference Science, Technology and Gender:  Challenges and Opportunities, held by the Association for FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies) hosted at The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Canada, August 10-13, 2014.   Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents Bruce Flaig, professional photographer

Posted on September 17, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

By: Bruce Flaig, professional photographer
Friday, September 19
MSUM Planetarium – Bridges 167 Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Belay Qualification Classes

Posted on September 16, 2014

The MSUM Rockwall is very excited to announce their first belay qualification classes will commence this Saturday (9/20) and Sunday (9/21) from 1:00pm-3:00pm!

Rock climbing with ropes is a two person sport! Our belay qualification classes will teach you the proper techniques to climb safely and safely belay other climbers. You do not need any experience to take this class! Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Research Experiences by MSUM physics students presented today at 3 p.m.

Posted on September 12, 2014

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

Summer Research Experiences by MSUM Students: Laura Herzog, Kyle Salk and Loza Tadesse

Three MSUM Physics students talk about their summer jobs doing physics-related research at other Universities for both fun and profit.

Friday, September 12 at 3pm in Hagen Hall 325

Eurospring 2015 registration now open

Posted on September 11, 2014

There will be two information sessions next week for interested students. Come to MacLean 174 at either 5 p.m. on Monday the 15th, or noon on Wednesday the 17th. (Same room for both sessions.)

Faculty leader Annette Morrow, Director of Study Abroad Janet Haak, and previous Eurospring students will be there to provide information and answer your questions.

See yourself in England and Europe this spring!

President Blackhurst offers open office hours for MSUM students today

Posted on September 10, 2014

President Anne Blackhurst offers MSUM students the opportunity to visit with her on Wednesday, September 10th, from 2-4 p.m. in the Office of the President, Owens Hall 203.

MSUM students are invited to share their ideas with her individually during this time. No appointment is necessary.

Thank you.

Office of the President
Owens 203

MSUM Library welcomes Candace Fleming

Posted on September 09, 2014

To celebrate the MSUM Livingston Lord Library’s grand reopening and 10th anniversary of the Read Aloud Book Awards, the MSUM Library welcomes Candace Fleming, well-known children’s author.

Fleming will be presenting Sept. 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Library 103. The presentation, titled, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bookshelf,” is open to the public. This fun-filled and informational session traces Fleming’s journey, chronicling both the pitfalls and the joys of writing for children. A book signing is to follow the public lecture. A selection of Fleming’s work will be available for purchase. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department launches online journal

Posted on September 08, 2014

The Psychology Department launches an online journal The Red River Psychology Journal. The RRPJ publishes the research of our undergraduates, and provides students the chance to take part in the peer review process as student editors. The RRPJ also provides department updates for our students and alumni.

Dragon Safety Walk Sept. 10

Posted on September 08, 2014

Dragon Safety Walk. [September 10, 2014 8-9PM, Meet at the Main Gates (next to Bridges Hall)] This activity is designed to give administrators, faculty, staff and students the opportunity to walk through campus at night and document safety and security concerns (blue light placement, lighting in parking lots, visual obstructions, etc.) for future resolution. Sponsored by the Public Safety Department in honor of Campus Safety Awareness Month. Read the rest of this entry →

English Language Tutor Program available for students and seeking volunteers

Posted on September 08, 2014

International Student Services wants to let you know about our English Language Tutor Program. This is a program that helps connect incoming international students who are wanting to practice their English Language skills with MSUM students who are willing to help.

This is purely a talking tutor program that helps international students with phrase, dialectic and American slang. We ask for the tutors to meet for 2-3 hours a week with their student. All MSUM students are eligible to volunteer. Read the rest of this entry →

Marketing & Communications team members attend and present at FargoConnect

Posted on September 05, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 3, representatives of the MSUM Marketing & Communications Department attended and presented at the first FargoConnect conference, which focused on best practices for marketing with social media.

David Wahlberg, the executive director of marketing & communications, was invited to speak on the success MSUM (@MSUMoorhead) experienced during last spring’s two commencement ceremonies.

“The presentation I gave represented the work of a lot of people and the participation of hundreds of commencement tweeters,” Wahlberg said. “We were asked to share our experience by conference organizers because they saw MSUM in a social media leadership role and that others would appreciate learning from our experience. Judging from the feedback, the audience appreciated hearing our story.”

Digital marketing specialist Meghan Feir and marketing intern Danielle Rebel also attended the social media conference, along with various MSUM students and other faculty and staff members across campus.

Roland and Beth Dille Fund for Excellence Grants seeks proposals for projects

Posted on September 05, 2014

The Dille Fund for Excellence annually seeks grant proposals from the campus community for projects that raise the quality of education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. All members of the MSU Moorhead community are eligible to apply.

Proposed projects should demonstrate innovation, uniqueness, and a commitment to improved educational experiences for MSU Moorhead students. Awards are typically made in the range of $200-$2,000. The following types of projects are appropriate for Dille Fund grants: Read the rest of this entry →

“Physics in unexpected places: the soda straw clarinet”

Posted on September 04, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Physics in unexpected places: the soda straw clarinet

By MSUM Professor, Dr. Ananda Shastri
Friday, September 5
Hagen 325 Read the rest of this entry →

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s literary magazine

Posted on September 04, 2014

Join Red Weather!

Red Weather, MSUM’s literary magazine is now a student organization! We are holding our first meeting in LI 208 on Monday, September 8 at 8! We are open to students from all majors and all grade levels!

Join us and be a part of something literary and amazing! This year, we will be publishing two (count ’em: two!) issues, so we need all the help we can get! Read the rest of this entry →

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