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Contribute to a book exploring notions of success

Posted on March 24, 2015

How do you define success?

The School of Visual Art’s Associate Professor Kelli Sinner seeks students, faculty and staff to contribute to an artist book she is creating to explore notions of success. Read the rest of this entry →

Open forums for the VP for Finance and Administration position scheduled for March 25, 27 and April 3

Posted on March 23, 2015

The finalists for our VP for Finance and Administration position will be interviewing on campus over the next 2 weeks.  You are invited to attend the Open Forums for the candidates.  The candidate bio’s and Open Forum date and times are listed below. Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome our Preview Day Guests this week

Posted on March 23, 2015

The MSU Moorhead Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes visitors on March 26th , 27th and 28th for Preview Days. During Preview Days, prospective students and families will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet faculty and current students and talk to student support services. Please join us in welcoming our visitors! www.mnstate.edu/visit/

‘By far our best year ever’: MSUM raises almost $9 million since July

Posted on March 20, 2015

MOORHEAD – It’s been a good fundraising year for Minnesota State University Moorhead – “by far our best year ever,” said President Anne Blackhurst.

Since July 1, MSUM has raised $8.8 million, Blackhurst recently told The Forum Editorial Board. That far surpasses the university’s $2.4 million goal for this fiscal year, as well as the almost $2 million raised last year. Read the rest of this entry →

Criminal Justice Association hosting guest speaker March 24

Posted on March 20, 2015

The Criminal Justice Association is hosting a guest speaker on 3/24/15 from 3:30-5PM. Mike Schommer (2012 MN Department of Corrections Agent of the Year) will be on campus to talk about a variety of criminal justice related topics including high risk supervision, sex offender treatment, and motivational interviewing. If you are interested in hearing more from Agent Schommer, please join us in Lommen Hall 207! Light snacks will be provided.

Dr. Phil Mouch, Philosophy, to present colloquium March 25

Posted on March 20, 2015

Dr. Phil Mouch, Philosophy, is going to present his colloquium with the topic “Omelas, Happiness, and the Bargain” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday, March 25, 4:30pm-5:30pm. His talk will make the fifth meeting of this year’s Colloquium Series of the MSUM Philosophy Department. The following is a brief summary of his talk: Read the rest of this entry →

RAD (Rape. Aggression. Defense.) training taught to MSUM faculty, staff and Public Safety officers this week

Posted on March 20, 2015

Some MSUM faculty and staff members and MSUM Public Safety officers, along with three attendees from NDSU and one from M State, have been receiving self-defense training from RAD officers.

RAD stands for Rape. Aggression. Defense. The last day of this three-day course is today and has been training faculty, staff and officers how to teach RAD courses to students. It is a defensive course aimed at the female population and teaches self-defense techniques and tactics. Read the rest of this entry →

STATEMENT: Governor Dayton’s Biennial Budget Recommendation

Posted on March 18, 2015

STATEMENT

Today, Governor Dayton announced his recommendation that Minnesota State Colleges and Universities receive $142 million in this biennium.  If enacted by the legislature, this means that the state will continue to invest in a core public service providing Minnesotans access to high quality affordable education throughout the state.

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New Director of Diversity and Inclusion Joins MSUM

Posted on March 17, 2015

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Yvette Underdue Murph is pleased to announce that Jennifer Aranda has been appointed as the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion effective June 1, 2015.    Read the rest of this entry →

T.J. Hansen teaches Fargo-Moorhead Communiversity Economics Course

Posted on March 17, 2015

Dr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, offered the course “Health Care: An Introduction to the Market Everyone Uses, But Few Understand” on March 1 and 15, 2015 at Concordia College in conjunction with F/M Communiversity. Read the rest of this entry →

Free design help for Student Academic Conference Research Posters RESEARCH POSTERS

Posted on March 17, 2015

Fifty-three members of the Tri-college Library Consortium met in Livingston Lord Library

Posted on March 17, 2015

Fifty-three members of the Tri-college Library Consortium met in Livingston Lord Library on Thursday, March 12th. This 1/2-day workshop included lively discussions about: capitalizing on the potential for future Tri-college collaborations; emphasizing the value of research instruction for undergraduates; keeping pace with rapid technological innovation and further developing teaching faculty/librarian relationships.

Web Server Maintenance & Savvy Deletion

Posted on March 13, 2015

On March 16, 2015 from 8 a.m. – noon, we will be doing maintenance and security updates on the web server with the address of web.mnstate.edu. You will not be able to access or edit sites during this short time period.

As well as these maintenance updates, web pages that have been using Savvy will be deleted. We have been contacting individuals, departments and programs that have been utilizing Savvy for editing websites to let them know that Savvy will not be available anymore and have transitioned them into Ektron. If you believe you still have any content or information on a Savvy website, we invite you to contact us, the MSUM Web Team (support@mnstate.edu) and/or save the content from that site.

If you have any questions please let us know.

“Trafficked: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Bakken and Beyond” at the Fargo Theatre March 25

Posted on March 12, 2015

WDAY reporter and MSUM alumnus and adjunct professor Kevin Wallevand invites the campus to the special big-screen viewing of the documentary “Trafficked: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Bakken and Beyond” at the Fargo Theatre at 7 p.m. on March 25. Admission is free. Read the rest of this entry →

Annual Physics Show April 11

Posted on March 12, 2015

The annual physics show will be on April 11th from 3pm-4:30pm. Please come and join us and enjoy the show! Read the rest of this entry →

Denise Gorsline and MSUM alumni named nominees for YWCA Women of the Year

Posted on March 11, 2015

Denise Gorsline, associate vice president for academic planning at MSUM and MSUM alumni have been named nominees for the YWCA Women of the Year awards.

By Forum staff

FARGO – The YWCA has nominated 34 women and businesses for their outstanding achievements in 2015.
The awards event will be held April 20 at the Holiday Inn here. The social hour, including a wine raffle and a variety of prizes, begins at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6:30. All nominees will be honored and the evening will culminate with the announcement of this year’s recipients in 12 award categories. This year’s nominees are: Read the rest of this entry →

Finalist for Dean of Education and Human Services to lead open forum today, March 11

Posted on March 11, 2015

Dr. John Lemberger is Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Dr. Lemberger received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in science education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds a M.S. in biology, as well as secondary life science certification and a B.A. in biology from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He is a member and former President of the Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education. His open forum is at 2:00 p.m. in CMU 203.

“Feminist Filmmaking: Practice and Process” presentation and luncheon today

Posted on March 11, 2015

Please join Women’s and Gender Studies and the Campus Feminist Organization as we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with a presentation and luncheon “Feminist Filmmaking: Practice and Process” featuring Dr. Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson and Jessy Hegland. Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm in the Women’s Center (Bridges 154). The talk will include clips from the speakers’ own film work and casual conversations about women and film. Looking forward to seeing you there!

MSUM’s Economic Society invites all students to a Graduate and Law School Panel March 26

Posted on March 11, 2015

Thinking about going to Graduate or Law School? MSUM’s Economic Society invites all students to a Graduate and Law School Panel on March 26th (5 pm in CMU 101). Read the rest of this entry →

May 2015 Graduates – What Is Your Dragon Story?

Posted on March 11, 2015

What is your Dragon story?

The University is seeking a graduate interested in presenting their Dragon Story at each of the two May 15th Commencement ceremonies. Are you the one that will inspire your fellow graduates, your families/friends, and faculty and staff with your MSUM experience? Read the rest of this entry →

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