background image
News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Archive for the ‘Dragon Digest’

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Opens Sept. 22 at MSUM Library

Posted on September 19, 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.

Annamarie Hill, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, is the featured speaker at the opening ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Library 103. Her talk is entitled, “Creating and Sustaining Lasting Partnerships and Programs: How the ‘Why Treaties Matter’ Exhibit Came to Be.”

This exhibit is important, said Dr. Erma Vizenor, chairwoman of the White Earth Nation, because, “Treaties are the Supreme Law of this Country, therefore must be honored.”


Upcoming speakers
Speakers are being scheduled for the week after homecoming. Visit the Why Treaties Matter website for an updated list of guest speakers.

About the exhibit
In August 2010, a resolution creating a unique partnership of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. was approved unanimously by the tribes residing in Minnesota and made it possible for the exhibition to be developed as an educational tool for Minnesota audiences.

The exhibition will include 20 free standing banners with evocative text, historical and contemporary photographs and maps, and a 10-minute video titled, “A Day in the Life of the Minnesota Tribal Nations.” Read the rest of this entry →

Physical Plant staff challenges departments for Laps for the Long Run event

Posted on September 19, 2014

The Physical Plant staff believes in Anne and our students! To show our support we are donating $15 per lap for the Laps for the Long Run Event! We challenge your department to exceed our pledge and to challenge two other departments. Fill out pledge forms that are at the Alumni House (or donate online at Please let Meghan Feir ( or ext. 2399) in Marketing & Communications know how much you are donating and who you are challenging so she can include in Dragon Digest!

You’ve been challenged!

President Anne invites kids to run lap 35 with her

Posted on September 19, 2014

During the Laps for the Long Run Event, President Anne would like to invite any kids from age 0 to 18 to run lap 35 with her. Bring your kids to the runner check in at the north end of the Ron Masanz Track at 6:37 p.m. and get ready to run at approximately 6:51 p.m.

Help promote nonpartisan voter registration and turn-out for General Election

Posted on September 19, 2014

With the General Election less than two months away, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State requests your support this October to promote nonpartisan voter registration and turn-out to your school’s students, faculty and staff during this important election year.

We hope you will use the following links and promotional materials to remind your community to register and vote on November 4. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Read the rest of this entry →

Art for the Sciences today at 3 p.m.

Posted on September 19, 2014

Join the Department of Physics and Astronomy for its weekly seminar today (Fri, Sep 19) at 3PM in the Planetarium, BR 167. The talk this week is by Bruce Flaig, a professional nature photographer who is an alumnus of MSUM. The summary of his talk is: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM School of Performing Arts Music Faculty Present Recital

Posted on September 19, 2014

Music faculty members from the School of Performing Arts will present a joint recital this coming Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall. The concert will feature performances by Maisi Pedersen, Amy Merser, Terrie Manno, Kevin Zepper, Jenny Dufault, Tiana Grisé, Kenyon Williams, Tom Strait, and David Ferreria Admission is free. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts hosting three Jazz Jams

Posted on September 19, 2014

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts is hosting three Jazz Jams at Red Raven Espresso Parlor, starting Sunday, Sept. 21, and repeating Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. All jams start at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The November jam is MSUM Vocal Jazz Solo Night, with a jam session after. All jams are free. Performers must sign up at 6:30 p.m. the night of the Jam at the Parlor, located at 916 Main Avenue in Fargo. For more information, contact Mike Krajewski at, or (218) 477-4092.

New online collections offered by the Livingston Lord Library

Posted on September 19, 2014

Please check out three new online collections offered by the Livingston Lord Library– 1) Ambrose Digital, a collection of 500+ educational videos; 2) LearningExpress Library, a package of career, skills training, and test-preparation tools; 3) Very Short Introductions, online version of popular book series by Oxford University Press. Read the rest of this entry →

iGoEco Challenge – running now though November 2

Posted on September 19, 2014

Do you “Go Eco?” If you do, you could be in the running for prizes worth $500 and more!

The iGoEco Challenge 2014, sponsored by MATBUS, has officially begun! But it’s not too late for you to take the challenge and be eligible for all of the prizes! 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, (; 477-2346 a.m.) or Travis Dolence, librarian ( 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 The NMHC website is

Research Opportunity Announcement

Posted on September 19, 2014

Individuals ages 18 and older who experience binge eating are invited to take part in a research study.  This study is being conducted by the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (NRI) and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  This study aims to test a new form of treatment for binge eating disorder.  If an individual is interested in the study, she or he will be asked to participate in a series of interviews and questionnaires to further determine study eligibility.  Eligible individuals may participate for up to 17 weeks at no charge. Read the rest of this entry →

If you are planning a future reunion on or off campus, please contact Gina Monson

Posted on September 19, 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 →

MSU Moorhead Celebrates Dragon Pride at Homecoming & Presidential Inauguration

Posted on September 19, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead will celebrate Dragon pride during its annual homecoming celebration Sept. 22-28 with a wide variety of student, alumni and community events to coincide with the presidential inauguration of Anne Blackhurst.

Kicking off the week is a community block party 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 on the campus mall. There will be food, games, art and music by Heart & Soul.

Pres. Anne will put on her running shoes for Laps for the Long Run at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Nemzek stadium. To date, $1.12 million has been pledged for this fundraiser to benefit student scholarships. Alumni, faculty and staff, students, community members, and others can register to run alongside Anne or attend the event to cheer all on the runners. Details can be found at

Distinguished alumni being honored this week will talk about “Lessons Learned” to students and community members at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Center for the Arts Gaede Stage.

The presidential inauguration of Anne Blackhurst is at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 followed by a reception. Both events will be in the Center for the Arts. A viewing party will be held on the campus mall.

The homecoming parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 and is followed by tailgating and the 2 p.m. football game against Sioux Falls. Read the rest of this entry →

Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 19, 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.

Laps for the Long Run event next Wednesday

Posted on September 19, 2014

President Blackhurst would like to invite MSUM students, faculty and staff to show their support as she runs for over $1,000,000.

In an effort to raise money for student scholarships and other student-centered priorities, President Anne Blackhurst will be running 50 laps around the Ron Masanz Track at Nemzek Field on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. for the “Laps for the Long Run” event. She has pledged $50,000 toward merit-based scholarships. Last week, it was announced that Scheels has pledged $1,000,000.

Students, join in the music, prizes, food and Dragon Pride as you show your support by attending the event and cheering on President Blackhurst and her guest runners. Register and be entered to win prizes worth at least $100 after each of the 50 laps. Read the rest of this entry →

Take Back the Night Rally tonight from 5-9 p.m.

Posted on September 18, 2014

The Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Campus Feminist Organization are sponsoring the annual Take Back The Night Rally on Thursday, September 18, from 5 – 9 p.m. on the Campus Mall by the Library. “The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.” BBQ starts at 5 p.m. and there will be music and speakers. The event will end with a march around the campus grounds.

Follow on Twitter with #FMTBTN and #DragonsTBTN.

Merrie Sue Holtan won national second place award in home writing and honorable mention in sports writing

Posted on September 18, 2014

Merrie Sue Holtan, communication studies, won a national second place award in home writing and honorable mention in sports writing from the National Federation of Presswomen national conference held in Greenville, S. C. She also won a 25-year membership recognition award. Holtan is a past president of North Dakota Professional Communicators and a North Dakota Communicator of Achievement.

Peter Geib, School of Business, co-authored article for publication in Journal of Advanced Management

Posted on September 18, 2014
Peter Geib, School of Business, has co-authored an article that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Advanced Management. The title of the article is “The China Transformation and the Real Estate Bubble”.

Jeremy Carney presenting at North Dakota Long Term Care Association’s Fall Professional Development Conference

Posted on September 18, 2014

Jeremy Carney is presenting at the North Dakota Long Term Care Association’s Fall Professional Development Conference. Approximately 250 helping and health care professionals are attending this year’s event. Dr. Carney will be leading professional development sessions on “The Ethics of Professional Relationships” and “Managing Stress and Secondary Trauma.”

Media and video symposium coming to Moorhead Oct. 1

Posted on September 18, 2014

Learn from industry professionals how to reach more people and get your message out.
The Video and Media Symposium being held at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Wednesday, October 1st is a training and networking event designed to help those in nonprofit organizations and small to mid-size business tap into the power of video and work with all forms of media more effectively to become better communicators, educators and marketers. The area’s expert media and video professionals will be sharing insider tips, advice and resources from their industries. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Navigation

  • Categories

  • Subscriptions

  • RSS Feeds

  • Archives

↑ Top