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Ellen Brisch and student Evangeline Holley attended and presented at the 23rd Annual Developmental Biology Symposium

Posted on October 24, 2014

Biosciences faculty member Ellen Brisch and student Evangeline Holley attended the 23rd Annual Developmental Biology Symposium at the University of Minnesota Monday October 20.  Evangeline presented her research mentored by Brian Wisenden at a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow geared session in a poster entitled:  Predictability of food supply, not ration, increases exploratory behavior in Zebrafish Danio rerio.  Evangeline is also a Goldwater Scholar.

MSUM Hosts 9th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences Meeting

Posted on October 24, 2014

The 9th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences (URMS9) meeting was held on the MSUM campus October 3 and 4, 2014. The meeting included 110 participants from 11 colleges and universities. URMS9 included 42 oral and poster presentations by undergraduates competing for travel awards to the national meetings of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the American Chemical Society. Travel award winners from MSUM were: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUSA and MSUM Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid hosting panel info session about two scholarship programs Oct. 28

Posted on October 24, 2014

Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) and MSUM Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid is hosting a panel info session about two scholarship programs:
1)Honors Apprenticeship
2) Penny Scholarships and Fellowships

The event will be held from 12-1PM in CMU 101 on Tuesday, October 28. Snacks will be provided. See you there!

Note: Penny Scholarship applications are due on November 1. Here’s the link to apply.

Also, click here for the link to Facebook event page.

Eurospring applications due Nov. 7

Posted on October 23, 2014

Applications for Eurospring are due November 7. Apply now in BR 249! Contact Janet with any questions (haak@mnstate.edu).

Charting the Future Gallery Walk to be held Oct. 28

Posted on October 23, 2014

Charting the Future (CTF) implementation teams in the areas of Student Success, Diversity, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions, and System Incentives & Rewards have spent the past several months researching and developing initial ideas that will better serve our students and communities across the state and strengthen our colleges and universities.  These campus-led teams are comprised of students, faculty, and staff from campuses across the state.

It is vital that the CTF implementation teams get your reaction to preliminary concepts and themes. One opportunity for you to engage in the process will be our campus’ upcoming CTF Gallery Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are all welcome to attend this open-house style event to learn more about the work of the CTF teams and – most importantly – tell them what you think of the initial ideas.

If you aren’t able to attend, you can find more information and resources on the CTF Blog. You are encouraged to share your feedback and ideas by sending an email to MyIdeas@so.mnscu.edu or tweeting using @mnscu or #ChartingTheFuture.

Communication course subjects have changed

Posted on October 23, 2014

The School of Communication and Journalism would like to remind students as registration begins that communication course subjects have changed. The Mass Communication subject MC and Communication Studies subject CMST are now being offered with the subject “COMM”.

Scholarship Info Session: You are invited!

Posted on October 23, 2014

Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) and MSUM Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid is hosting a panel info session about two scholarship programs:
1)Honors Apprenticeship
2) Penny Scholarships and Fellowships

The event will be held from 12-1PM in CMU 101 on Tuesday, October 28. Snacks will be provided. See you there! Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Pride awards given each month

Posted on October 23, 2014

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 October 31st.

Han Li, School of Business, presented paper at 2014 Symposium on Healthcare and Analytics in Research & Practice

Posted on October 22, 2014

Han Li, School of Business, presented a paper “Privacy-Preserving Scalar Product Algorithms for Vertically Partitioned Data” at 2014 Symposium on Healthcare and Analytics in Research & Practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 17. She also served as the session chair for the session “Innovative Application of Analytics”.

Two Co-teaching in the College Classroom sessions held today

Posted on October 22, 2014

This session happening on Wed, Oct 22 at 10:15 am and 2:00 pm in the Faculty Development Center, will focus on using co-teaching in various contexts on MSUM’s campus. Participants will be invited to share their interests or experiences using co-teaching strategies in their own work. Resources pertaining to co-teaching in higher education will be shared. This session may be of interest to faculty working with Learning/Lab Assistants, Dragon Mentors, graduate students, or anyone interested in pursuing collaborative work across disciplines.

Are you thinking about grad school? Kaplan Test Prep will be on campus next week!

Posted on October 22, 2014

Be sure to stop by the Kaplan table next Wednesday, October 29th from 12pm to 4pm in Langseth Hall atrium. Mike Gentilli, our Kaplan Rep here at MSUM, will be in the atrium of the science building answering any and all questions you have about graduate school admissions. There will be a PRIZE WHEEL for you to spin and win various prizes, as well as FREE STUDY MATERIALS for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, and OAT exams. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Ted Gracyk, Philosophy, to present colloquium on “What Is Popular Music?” Nov. 12

Posted on October 22, 2014

Dr. Ted Gracyk, Philosophy, is going to present his colloquium with the topic “What Is Popular Music?” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday November 12 at 4:30 pm. His talk will make the third meeting of this year’s Colloquium Series of the MSUM Philosophy Department. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
The following is a brief description of his colloquium: “When we characterize some music as popular music, what are we contrasting it with? Unpopular music? “Good” music? This talk is an exploration of why we characterize some music as popular music, followed by an analysis of the core concept.” Read the rest of this entry →

College for Kids is seeking proposals for new course ideas for Summer 2015

Posted on October 22, 2014

College for Kids is looking to expand class selections for participants, and get more MSUM students involved as Instructors or Assistants. This past summer CFK offered a record 50 courses, with full sets of morning and afternoon courses which were integral in helping hit a record enrollment of 623 students!! College for Kids wants to offer a larger variety of courses in Summer 2015 and is looking to you for help. Read the rest of this entry →

New hands-on art class available for non-art majors

Posted on October 22, 2014

Students and advisors,
There is a new hands-on art class for non-art majors spring semester 2015!
Art 311 Pottery fulfills humanities LASC goal #6.
This course will cover hand building techniques and using the potters wheel.

Over 130 students signed up for Learning Communities’ day of service last Friday

Posted on October 21, 2014

The Learning Communities had a day of service on Friday, October 17th. We had a great showing of Dragon pride as our students volunteered at organizations in the community. Over 130 students signed-up to get involved and we would love to share their efforts with the rest of the school.

The Office of Campus Sustainability is looking for your help in assessing the commuting habits for MSUM students and staff

Posted on October 21, 2014

The Office of Campus Sustainability is looking for your help in assessing the commuting habits for MSUM students and staff. We have a short survey of 11 questions for you, and we encourage you to give us feedback. It is voluntary and confidential, and it will provide better insight into sustainable transportation options for the future! Survey link Read the rest of this entry →

Course in Tourism Marketing will be offered spring semester, 2015

Posted on October 21, 2014
A course in Tourism Marketing will be offered Spring semester, 2015.  MKTG 390, a 3 credit course, is being offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm.  The instructor is Lixin YU, a visiting professor from Xi’an University of Science and Technology at Xi’an, China.  Professor YU is an expert in tourism marketing and has written a textbook in the area.

Eat lunch and practice Spanish during lunch every Friday

Posted on October 21, 2014

EAT LUNCH and PRACTICE SPANISH at MSUM’s ¡MESA ESPAÑOLA! Spanish Table! Whether you are already a learner or would like to become one, don’t miss this weekly opportunity to share your love of Spanish. Join us at Dragon Café, every Friday at noon, beginning October 24.

Philosophy Faculty Present at the Annual Minnesota Philosophical Society Conference

Posted on October 20, 2014

Marilea Bramer presented her paper: “Yes, You Can Be a Kantian and a Good Spouse/Parent: The Importance of Family and Friends for Moral Agents in Kantian Theory.” Chang-Seong Hong presented his paper: “Concepts of Enlightenment”, and Phil Mouch presented his paper: “The Myth of Self-Defense”. The conference was held on October 4 at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on October 20, 2014

Dr. Annette Morrow, History, will present “Baptism as Transformation: the Curious Case of Christianity and Isis” as part of the Religious Studies Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118.

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