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Contingency Planning – Summer Session Students

Posted on June 10, 2011

June 14, 2011

MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Minnesota State University Moorhead Students

FROM:           President Edna Mora Szymanski

RE:                 State Budget Impact on System

By now, you may be aware of the current budget debate affecting state government.  At this time, most of state government has not been funded for the new fiscal year starting on July 1; negotiations to resolve the deadlock continue between the Legislature and the Governor.  I am writing to bring you up to date on the possible impact of this situation on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which includes Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for this system and all of its institutions.  Our Board held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, June 8, to discuss the state’s budget negotiations and its possible impact on our colleges and universities.  The Board took the following action:

The Board supports the goal of continued operation of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system without interruption of instruction or services to students using available tuition, fees and reserve funds until a state budget agreement is reached.  The Board further supports the pursuit of any administrative or other options deemed appropriate by the Chancellor to facilitate the continued operation of the System in Fiscal Year 2012 and prepare for a possible system shutdown.

Please be assured that we are making every effort to continue providing you service and instruction.  For our students, if you are a new entering freshman or transfer, please consider attending a June Dragon Day (6/15 – 6/18) to secure your fall classes.  If it is not possible to register on the July Dragon Days, you can register for your fall classes on August 16 for transfers and August 17 for freshman.   If you are a returning student and have not yet registered for fall classes, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.   Please contact the MSUM Business Office if you have any financial holds on your account.

We also are making contingent plans in the event classes or other campus activities must be canceled; this includes providing layoff notices to many of our employees.  We hope we will be able to rescind those notices and avoid any interruption in our service to you.

To keep both students and employees up to date regarding this situation, we have created a website where you can check for updated information, as follows: http://www.chancellor.mnscu.edu/employee/contingency_prep/index.html.  We encourage you to check this website frequently for current information or check with campus administration if you have additional questions.  We will do the best we can to provide up-to-date information but also realize that we do not have answers for some of the questions that will be raised.

For international students and students who are in summer study abroad programs, please know that we are keenly aware of your special circumstances and will be taking steps specifically to address them.

Once again, we will do everything we can to ensure you can complete your studies without interruption.

Contingency Planning – New & Returning Students

Posted on June 10, 2011

June 14, 2011

MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Minnesota State University Moorhead Students

FROM:           President Edna Mora Szymanski

RE:                 State Budget Impact on System

By now, you may be aware of the current budget debate affecting state government.  At this time, most of state government has not been funded for the new fiscal year starting on July 1; negotiations to resolve the deadlock continue between the Legislature and the Governor.  I am writing to bring you up to date on the possible impact of this situation on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which includes Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for this system and all of its institutions.  Our Board held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, June 8, to discuss the state’s budget negotiations and its possible impact on our colleges and universities.  The Board took the following action:

The Board supports the goal of continued operation of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system without interruption of instruction or services to students using available tuition, fees and reserve funds until a state budget agreement is reached.  The Board further supports the pursuit of any administrative or other options deemed appropriate by the Chancellor to facilitate the continued operation of the System in Fiscal Year 2012 and prepare for a possible system shutdown.

Please be assured that we are making every effort to continue providing you service and instruction.  For our students, if you are a new entering freshman or transfer, please consider attending a June Dragon Day (6/15 – 6/18) to secure your fall classes.  If it is not possible to register on the July Dragon Days, you can register for your fall classes on August 16 for transfers and August 17 for freshman.   If you are a returning student and have not yet registered for fall classes, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.   Please contact the MSUM Business Office if you have any financial holds on your account.

We also are making contingent plans in the event classes or other campus activities must be canceled; this includes providing layoff notices to many of our employees.  We hope we will be able to rescind those notices and avoid any interruption in our service to you.

To keep both students and employees up to date regarding this situation, we have created a website where you can check for updated information, as follows: http://www.chancellor.mnscu.edu/employee/contingency_prep/index.html.  We encourage you to check this website frequently for current information or check with campus administration if you have additional questions.  We will do the best we can to provide up-to-date information but also realize that we do not have answers for some of the questions that will be raised.

For international students and students who are in summer study abroad programs, please know that we are keenly aware of your special circumstances and will be taking steps specifically to address them.

Once again, we will do everything we can to ensure you can complete your studies without interruption.

Contingency Planning – Employees

Posted on June 10, 2011

Contingency Planning

Posted on June 10, 2011

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10 Long-Time MSUM Faculty to Retire

Posted on June 23, 2009

Ten long-time members of the MSU Moorhead faculty are retiring this spring: Solveig Bartz, Elementary Education; Louis De Maio, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences; Mark Hansel, Sociology; Judy Johnson, Early Education Center; George Sanderson, Accounting; Mary Schroeder, Social Work; Cliff Schuette, Counseling & Career Services; SuEllen Shaw, English; Marie Swanson, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences; and Walter Worman, Physics; Read the rest of this entry →

Tammaro Awarded $5,000 McKnight Fellowship

Posted on June 23, 2009

The Lake Region Arts Council has awarded a $5,000 McKnight Fellowship to Thom Tammaro, an MSUM professor of English. Read the rest of this entry →

MnSCU Honors MSUM’s Dragons After Dark Program

Posted on June 23, 2009

“Dragons After Dark” has been selected to receive a 2008-2009 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs award for Innovative Student Affairs Program. Read the rest of this entry →

Three Awarded $500 Scholarships from Counseling & Student Affairs Program

Posted on June 23, 2009

Liz Kappel was awarded the Carolyn Schwenke DeLorme Professional Growth Scholarship for School Counseling. Kappel is in her first year in the School Counseling program and plans to work with administration to support existing and new programs desired in the school system to encourage development of the student as a whole. She has extensive experience with children and youth in a variety of work and volunteer settings. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Offers Summer Discovery Camp for 7th-9th Graders

Posted on June 23, 2009

The Summer Discovery Camp on June 15 – 19 is open to children of MSUM faculty and staff who have completed 7th, 8th, or 9th grades. Students will stay in dorms on campus with meals provided. The cost of the camp is $500. An option for local students is to participate as a day camper for a cost of $250. These students must find their own transportation. Partial scholarships are available to MN students. Read the rest of this entry →

Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Posted on June 23, 2009

Join us each Tuesday, noon, for these one hour webinars. They are free but you must register at:
http://survey.mnstate.edu/limesurvey/index.php?sid=31986&newtest=Y

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Wondering What to Wear to Work this Summer? You’re In Luck!

Posted on June 23, 2009

csadragonwearThe Council on Staff Affairs has six new office-appropriate apparel items available for pre-order now. Choose from ladies’ 3/4 and short sleeve dressy T’s, a ladies’ short sleeve sweater, men’s and ladies’ short sleeve button-front shirts, and men’s short sleeve solid color polo shirt. All are tastefully embroidered with the MSUM Dragon emblem or logo. Read the rest of this entry →

26 MSUM Students Earn $27,000 in School of Business Scholarships

Posted on June 23, 2009

Twenty-six MSUM students received over $27,000 in scholarships at the annual School of Business banquet last week. Read the rest of this entry →

Purchase Your Raffle Tickets for the Council on Staff Affairs Summer Social

Posted on June 23, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 9-11a.m.
Science Lab Atrium

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MISCELLANEA

Posted on June 23, 2009
  • Troy Olson, Political Science major, has received the 2009 Pi Sigma Alpha Curtis Amlund Outstanding Political Science Student Award. Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society. Olson will be continuing his studies next semester at Oxford University. He then plans to return to the USA to attend law school. Read the rest of this entry →

CLASSIFIEDS

Posted on June 23, 2009
  • For Sale. Quiet, well-maintained 2 BR condominium apartment in a well-maintained, secure building. Condo fee includes heat, water, and snow and lawn service. Includes all appliances. Turnkey ready and close to campus. Ideal for single person or empty-nesters! 233-8768.

More than 900 to receive degrees this spring….

Posted on May 11, 2009

TWO NOTED MSUM ALUMS TO SPEAK AT GRADUATION PROGRAM MAY 15 Read the rest of this entry →

Music, Comedy, Commentary…

Posted on May 04, 2009

MSUM WILL CELEBRATE RED RIVER’S RETREAT WITH “FLOODSTOCK ’09”

Floodstock ’09, a community celebration produced by Minnesota State University Moorhead, will take the stage Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hansen Theatre in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Everyone’s invited! Read the rest of this entry →

Renovation of Lommen Hall Begins

Posted on May 04, 2009

Last week the general contractors began work on Phase One Renovation of Lommen Hall. Read the rest of this entry →

Model UN Team Competes At Mankato

Posted on May 04, 2009
Model UN Team

Model UN Team

The Model United Nations team, coached by Andrew Conteh, had an excellent performance in the 2009 Model UN Arrowhead Region Competition in Mankato April 16-19. Mitch Biebighauser received Honorable Mention for Costa Rica’s opening policy statement. Mitch Biebighauser and Cody Frovarp were awarded Best Delegate in the Political and Security committee to Costa Rica. The Best Delegate award was presented to the Costa Rica delegation which included Mitch Biebighauser, Cody Frovarp and Nick Boushee, Kazume Aida, Samuel Reinke and Chris Kettering.

ScorchJam Music Fest Tuesday

Posted on May 04, 2009

The end-of-the-school-year ScorchJam Music Festival will be held Tuesday, May 5 on the campus mall. Scheduled events: Read the rest of this entry →

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