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Steve Grineski publishes paper in “At the Crossroads of Policy and Poverty: A Critical Look at Homelessness, Youth, and Education”

Posted on November 18, 2014

Steve Grineski, STL, recently had a paper published in the Critical Questions in Education Special Issue, At the Crossroads of Policy and Poverty: A Critical Look at Homelessness, Youth, and Education. The paper is titled, “The multi-dimensional lives of children who are homeless”

Fargo Public Library to host presentation by Professor Steve Hoffbeck of the MSUM History Department tonight

Posted on November 18, 2014

On Tuesday, November 18th, the Fargo Public Library will host a presentation by Professor Steve Hoffbeck of the MSU Moorhead History Department titled “The Dust Bowl in the Northern Great Plains.” Scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, the presentation is an illustrated talk about the drought, dust storms, and heat waves in the Upper Midwest during the 1930s. Hoffbeck has taught and written about the suffering of Midwesterners during the Great Depression and the lost tales of the era. Hoffbeck is the author of The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, winner of a Minnesota Book Award; and writes regularly for the “Dakota Datebook” program on Prairie Public Radio.

MSUM Child Welfare Scholars Attend Forensic Interview Training

Posted on November 18, 2014

Students from the School of Social Work attended forensic interview training at Cornerhouse in Minneapolis, MN on November 13th.  Founded in 1989, CornerHouse is an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) that coordinates multi-disciplinary teams to assist each child and family and offers services that are designed to minimize trauma to child victims of abuse, to provide support and assistance to the entire family, and to hold offenders accountable. Read the rest of this entry →

Spotlight on Service-Learning – Keri DeSutter

Posted on November 18, 2014

This is the second of what have become monthly segments entitled Spotlight on Service-Learning.  Each monthly Spotlight highlights the endeavors of one of the many MSUM service-learning practitioners.  This Month’s Spotlight on Service-Learning recognizes Keri DeSutter.  Read the rest of this entry →

It’s time to start planning for the Spring Semester

Posted on November 18, 2014
The Student Union and Activities has begun taking reservations for the Spring Semester, both weekly room reservations and event reservations. Advance room reservation forms for Spring Semester 2015 may be picked up at the Info Desk, CMU 115.  Read the rest of this entry →

Grow as an organization or leader at the Leadership Panel this Wednesday

Posted on November 18, 2014

Looking for ways to grow as an organization or as a leader? Join us for a Leadership Panel of campus and community leaders who will share advice and knowledge you can apply to your own leadership style and in your organization. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel members.

Leadership Panel – 7 to 8pm in CMU 101 on Wednesday, Nov. 19
P.S. There will be FREE FOOD!

Donate a canned good or non-perishable food item for Fill the Dome

Posted on November 17, 2014

Have you donated a canned good or non-perishable food item for Fill the Dome yet? Canned goods and non-perishable food items are being collected for the annual Fill the Dome Youth Led Food Drive. With the help of our student organizations and student groups, we have over 1,100 items so far. If every student, faculty, and staff on campus donates one item, we will reach our goal of 6,500 items! Donations are being collected through 3pm Friday, November 21 and can be dropped off in various office location around campus including: Read the rest of this entry →

Work begins for task force on sexual violence

Posted on November 14, 2014

The president’s task force on sexual violence, chaired by Lynn Peterson, coordinator for Sexual Assault Services, met for the first time last week. The group’s charge is to make recommendations to the president about how to create a campus culture in which sexual violence, including date and acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and other forms of sexual assault is not tolerated.

Recommendations will encompass (but are not be limited to) campus policy enforcement, prevention efforts, educational programming, advocacy and support for survivor, safety and security measures, awareness, and intervention.

“I am excited to be a member of the task force, which is made up of staff, faculty and students from across the university who are willing to help strengthen and expand our efforts to create a campus culture in which sexual violence is not tolerated,” Peterson said. Read the rest of this entry →

2014-15 Go Pink Scholarship Applications Available

Posted on November 13, 2014

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Dec. 5, 2014.  The scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete and a non-student-athlete who have been directly affected by cancer. Award amounts are between $200 – $1,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2015 semester. Scholarship applications are available here and in the Athletic Department office, NZ 106.  The Go Pink with the Dragons Scholarship was founded in 2012 by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic department from funds raised by the annual Go Pink initiative. Read the rest of this entry →

Poet Denise K. Lajimodiere to read at MSUM Nov. 13

Posted on November 13, 2014

Denise K. Lajimodiere, an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, N.D., will read from her collection of poems, Dragonfly Dance, (Michigan State University Press, 2010) at 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, November 13 in the Livingston Lord Library porch on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. The reading is part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series and is free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

Vocal jazz expert performs and lectures during three-day residency

Posted on November 12, 2014

Jazz vocalist and music educator Connaitre Miller comes to MSUM to perform and speak about careers in both teaching and performance. She will also coach MSUM voice and choral students.
Miller performs Thursday, Nov. 13, with MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble on the Gaede Stage at 7:30 p.m. She performs again with the MSUM Faculty Jazz Ensemble at Studio 222 in downtown Fargo on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

3rd Annual Counseling and Student Affairs Career Showcase

Posted on November 12, 2014

3rd Annual Counseling and Student Affairs Career Showcase
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Student Union Ballroom
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Are you a Student Leader?
Do you enjoy helping others?

Consider a graduate degree in Counseling and Student
Affairs to become a clinical mental health counselor,
school counselor, college counselor, or student affairs
professional. The graduate program is newly revised
with faculty who possess 40 years of combined
experience in counseling and student affairs. Read the rest of this entry →

F-M one of two finalists for 2018 National Special Olympic Games

Posted on November 11, 2014
A site selection committee for the 2018 USA National Special Olympic Games will visit Fargo-Moorhead on Monday and Tuesday, according to a press release.The metro area is one of two finalists to host the games; the other is Seattle, Wash. 

The six-member selection committee will be greeted by Kathy Meagher, CEO of Special Olympics North Dakota, and a local bid planning committee that includes Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, local entrepreneur Doug Burgum, and representatives from North Dakota State University, the city of Fargo, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and other local groups.

Read more here.

Global Expo Nov. 17-20 in the CMU

Posted on November 11, 2014

Global Expo | Nov. 17-20 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | CMU
Please join International Student Services (ISS) in celebrating International Education Week from Nov. 17-20th from 11am – 2pm. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from all over the world to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Read the rest of this entry →

Poetry reading at Red Raven Nov. 12

Posted on November 11, 2014

Carol Kapaun, (Counseling Center, Inc.), and Kevin Zepper, (MSUM), will read selections of their work at Red Raven on Wednesday November 12th at 7 pm. A half hour open mic begins the event with Kapaun and Zepper reading at 7:30 pm. Kapaun is the author of the Knuckledown Press LLC ebook, Mamababy. It is available as a download through Amazon.com. Zepper’s Sugartown, Finishing Line Press, is available through the website, www.finishinglinepress.com. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Jeremy Carney presents “Aliens at the Altar: American Popular Culture and Religious Freedom”

Posted on November 11, 2014

Aliens at the Altar:
American Popular Culture and Religious Freedom

Dr. Jeremy Carney
Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Langseth Hall room 118
2014 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Economics alumnus’ undergraduate research presented at Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop

Posted on November 11, 2014

Cody Brandt’s research, “Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom on Employment and Wages in North Dakota,” was a selected poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 1-2, 2014. He completed this research at MSUM under the direction of Economics, Law & Politics faculty member T. J. Hansen in fall 2013. Brandt began graduate study in the Agricultural and Consumer Economics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2014.

Trash-less classroom rollout beginning in Lommen and Weld

Posted on November 11, 2014

Starting November 17th, trashcans are being removed from all classrooms in Lommen and Weld and being relocated accordingly to the hallways. Trash-less classrooms help reduce recyclables that are currently being thrown away in classroom trashcans. This program will be initiated throughout MSUM campus and every building will be trashcan free in the near future. Please bring your waste items with you from the classroom and dispose of them in the proper bins in the hallway. Let’s make this an easy transition by all doing our parts to help keep campus clean and go green! Read the rest of this entry →

Call for Artwork

Posted on November 11, 2014

Student, Staff, & Faculty Exhibition Project – System Office

Student, staff, and faculty artwork is invited to fill public spaces of varying sizes (small to large) at the system office in downtown St. Paul. The purpose of the displays is to showcase campus work selected by the system office to enhance the décor and contribute to a pleasing and inviting ambiance in the areas of the offices typically visited by the public. The displays are not intended to constitute an art gallery or a public forum. Items will be displayed for approximately one year, not permanently. Read the rest of this entry →

Three MSUM Student Cancer Researchers Receive Beta Beta Beta Research Scholarships

Posted on November 05, 2014

Three MSUM students, Anne Pius, Molly Strong, and Whitney Swanson were awarded Research Scholarships from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation.  Beta Beta Beta is a national biological society with a local chapter on the MSUM campus.  The three students are members of the cancer research team mentored by Mark Wallert. Read the rest of this entry →

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