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Science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday

Posted on September 25, 2014

Attention science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday, September 29 at 2:30 in HA 325.

SciTechsperience is an internship program that connects talented college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to rewarding, paid, STEM internship opportunities in dynamic Minnesota companies

Submit your Spring 2014 LASC assessment reports

Posted on September 25, 2014

Please submit your Spring 2014 LASC assessment reports if you have not done so already.

Spring semester, 2014, the MSUM University Assessment Committee conducted an expanded pilot, encouraging all faculty who were teaching a LASC class to complete the draft forms provided at www.mnstate.edu/assess/gea/lasc-forms.aspx and to email the completed form to assess@mnstate.edu. We have only received a fraction of the possible forms at this time. Read the rest of this entry →

Laps for the Long Run is today! Show your Dragon pride and support!

Posted on September 24, 2014

It’s finally here! President Blackhurst invites all MSUM students, faculty and staff to show their support as she runs for over $1,000,000 today, Wednesday, Sept. 24.

A prize will be given away after every lap for students in attendance! Prizes include flat-screen TVs, game consoles, iPad minis, bikes, and gift certificates.

Students, be sure to sign up for the event! When registering, it will appear that you need to sign up for a new account, but you should already have an account established through the school. Use your email as your username and “dragons” as your password. www.mnstate.edu/laps.

For students who would like to donate, student body president Cody Meyer has started a student fundraising team to go along with the other teams raising funds for students. To show your support, donate an amount matching your graduation year ($20.15, $20.16. $20.17, $20.18) at donate.mnstate.edu/studentteam.

Faculty and staff, go to www.mnstate.edu/laps to donate.

Be sure to have your phones ready and tweet your experience by using #MSUMLaps throughout the event!

Today’s Homecoming/Inauguration events

Posted on September 24, 2014

Free ice cream will be available at Torch’s Ice Cream on the campus mall from noon until supplies run out.

Join President Blackhurst as she raises scholarship dollars at Laps for the Long Run, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Nemzek Stadium. More information here.

The Glow in the Dark Fun Run follows at 9 p.m. Register for both runs online at mnstate.edu/tickets.

Final “Trinidad Abroad” trip information meeting next Monday evening!

Posted on September 24, 2014

Come find out how to be a part of the “Trinidad Abroad” experience! Our final information meeting (open to the committed, the curious, or anyone who’d like to find out about the trip) is being held in the CMU Student Center Comstock Ballroom (near the Pizza Hut on the 1st floor) Monday, Sept. 29th at 7pm. Discover this amazing opportunity to take a LASC 8 “Global Perspectives” (MUS 316 World Music) while abroad Jan. 2nd-12th! Read the rest of this entry →

Alumni Artist Talk, Monday 1 p.m.

Posted on September 24, 2014

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to join artists Kaylyn Gerenz and Chelsea Lee in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155) on Monday, September 29 at 1pm for an informal artist talk. Both artists have work on display in the current show, MSUM Alumni Exhibition: New Works. The exhibition features works by local and regional MSUM alumni: Read the rest of this entry →

STAY CALM & Go to Graduate School Week

Posted on September 24, 2014

STAY CALM & Go to Graduate School Week

MONDAY Sept 29th
Getting Your Ducks in a Row: How to Apply to Graduate School
CMU 227 4:00PM

TUESDAY Sept 30th
Life as a Graduate Student
CMU 205 4:00PM Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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.

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, (selzler@mnstate.edu; 477-2346 a.m.) or Travis Dolence, librarian (travis.dolence@mnstate.edu). 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 http://www.mnstate.edu/university-archives. The NMHC website is http://www.mnstate.edu/northwest-mn.

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
3:00pm
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

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