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Reading and book signing at Zandbroz Variety tonight for Lin Enger’s second novel, “The High Divide”

Posted on September 23, 2014

Lin Enger, English, has published his second novel, “The High Divide, and will be having a reading and book signing at Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, tonight at 7 p.m. “The High Divide” follows the Pope family of Minnesota on their journey toward finding their father, Ulysses Pope, after he leaves to supposedly find work in St. Paul.

Enger also appeared on C-SPAN earlier this year in a panel discussion on creating books. Read the rest of this entry →

“Author, professor uses ‘draft horse’ mentality when writing books”

Posted on September 23, 2014

By Kris Kerzman on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:43 p.m.

MOORHEAD – Lin Enger had just gotten off the phone with a reviewer of his new book, “The High Divide.”

It wasn’t the kind of reviewer you might expect. Instead, it was an acquaintance who lent him some ladders and helped him with the daunting task of painting the exterior of his Moorhead home. While they were working, he noticed a box of advance-review copies of the book and got curious, so Enger gave him a copy.

As they arranged a time for the ladders to be picked up, Enger asked his opinion. The verdict? Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons from the Past: Lessons Learned this Thursday on Gaede Stage

Posted on September 23, 2014

MSUM produces outstanding alumni thanks to the work of many faculty and staff across campus.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to hear from MSUM’s Distinguished Alumni and Athletics Hall of Fame as they share their experiences with current students.  Please join us and encourage students to attend Dragons from the Past: Lessons Learned on Thursday, September 25th at 5-6:30pm in Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Today’s Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 23, 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.

It’s Homecoming 2014 #DragonPride and Presidential Inauguration week, Dragons!

Posted on September 23, 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 →

Adam Goyt, Mathematics, invited to give talk at Sectional Meeting of the Ameican Mathematics Society

Posted on September 23, 2014

Adam Goyt, Mathematics, was invited to give the talk “Packing the Smallest Non-Layered Set Partition Pattern” at the Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematics Society in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The meeting took place on September 19 and 20.

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 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. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate Homecoming and Inauguration week at the community block party tonight!

Posted on September 22, 2014

Today from 5:30 to 8 p.m., celebrate Homecoming 2014 #DragonPride and Inauguration week at the community block party! Enjoy food, inflatable games, caricatures, a photo booth, face painting, art, airbrush tattoos, prizes, and music by Heart & Soul on the campus mall! Read the rest of this entry →

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

Posted on September 22, 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 →

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

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 →

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