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Dragon Pride: Head athletic trainer Andy Scott receives national award

Posted on October 30, 2014

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Scholarship luncheon honors student achievements

Posted on October 30, 2014

The Alumni Foundation and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship host the third annual Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 in the CMU Ballroom. The scholarship luncheon celebrates the achievements of MSUM students and provides scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors who have greatly impacted their lives through their generosity and dedication to student success.

“This scholarship has allowed me to really immerse myself in the college experience without having to worry so much about money,” said freshman music industry major Rebecca Garvey. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and 15 of MSUM’s Communication Arts/Literature Education students and alums attended Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Workshop

Posted on October 30, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and 15 of MSUM’s Communication Arts/Literature Education pre-service teachers, student teachers, and first-year teachers attended the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Workshop in Minneapolis on Monday, October 27. The workshop, “It’s Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis,” focused on the implementation of teaching strategies designed to improve reading comprehension for all middle school and high school students—and especially for struggling readers. Read the rest of this entry →

Stop by the first annual Trunk or Treat event tonight from 6-8 p.m. in the G-6 parking lot

Posted on October 30, 2014
Do you have Trick-or-Treaters? Make sure to stop by the first annual Trunk or Treat event tonight from 6-8 p.m. in the G-6 parking lot (loop between Nelson/Grantham & Dahl Halls). We will also have the Dragon Express running along with a small children’s carnival.   We look forward to seeing you!

Do not park in G-6 Lot due to Halloween Event

Posted on October 30, 2014

Please do not park your vehicles in G-6 lot (Nelson, Grantham and Dahl Loop) on Thursday, October 30th for the community Halloween event that will take place there. If your vehicle is in G-6, please move it to another General Parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation!

Tomorrow, showcase your costumes on social media

Posted on October 30, 2014

Are you, people in your department, student group or class dressing up for Halloween tomorrow? If so, please take a picture, share it on Twitter and tag @MSUMoorhead in your tweet!

If you would like your photo shared on our Minnesota State University Moorhead Facebook Page, send in a caption and photo to Meghan Feir at feirme@mnstate.edu.

Photos of inappropriate costumes will not be retweeted or shared.

Light tricks and gravity treats

Posted on October 30, 2014

MSUM Physics/Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Speakers: Nicholas Hensley, Nicholas Johnson, Elias Holte
Join us as several physics majors present short talks on a range of topics, including interference, diffraction, gravity boosts and more!

Friday, October 31
3:00pm
325 Hagen Hall

Live Your Dream Award intended to assist women heads of households

Posted on October 30, 2014

A signature project of Soroptmist, this program is intended to assist women heads of households who are entering or re-entering the workforce to obtain the skills and education they need to improve their employment status through higher education. Application Deadline November 15. Awards in the amount of $3,000. Please visit the webpage and/or consider personally share with others you know who might be interested.

Watch the Full DragonsLIVE Episode

Posted on October 30, 2014

MSUM Dragon Athletics and WDAY have partnered to bring you the DragonsLIVE Coaches Show on the last Wednesday of every month. The show will feature exclusive head coach and student-athlete interviews for fans to get an insider’s look at MSUM Dragon Athletics on WDAY’Z XTRA. Read the rest of this entry →

Changes are coming to CMU reservations

Posted on October 30, 2014

Changes are coming to available technology equipment, specifically checkout laptops as part of a room reservation, in the Comstock Memorial Union (CMU). Beginning November 10, the CMU will have a limited number of checkout laptops available. Read the rest of this entry →

6th Annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference Call for Workshop Proposals

Posted on October 30, 2014

The MSUM Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Office of Multicultural Student Services at St. Cloud State University as well as additional institutions to host the 6th Annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference, January 29-February 1, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Pride Award nominations due tomorrow

Posted on October 30, 2014

Only 2 days left to nominate for Dragon Pride Awards! It will take you 5 minutes to nominate a student leader, a student organization, or a student organization advisor. You could make someone’s day.

Nominate online by October 31st.

Eurospring applications due Nov. 7

Posted on October 30, 2014

Eurospring applications are due Friday, November 7. Stop in BR 249 for forms and information, or contact Janet at haak@mnstate.edu. The wonders of England and Europe await you! www.mnstate.edu/studyabroad/eurospring/

TONIGHT! Spanish Club hosting a Free movie with Free Popcorn!

Posted on October 30, 2014

Join us in viewing the movie ¡ATRACO! (Hold Up!) produced in Argentina in 2012. In 1950s Spain, a group of Argentinians loyal to the deposed president Peron plan a robbery to recover the jewels that used to belong to the president’s late wife Evita, creating a comedy of errors when two dictatorships collide. Hosted by the Spanish Club & La Mesa española. The movie is in Spanish with subtitles.

Charting the Future input still sought

Posted on October 29, 2014

Yesterday’s Charting the Future Gallery walk was attended by more than 125 faculty, staff and students.  If you attended and would like to offer additional feedback to the implementation teams, you may do so here: http://gallerywalksurvey.net

If you were unable to attend, you can view the same information that was presented at http://chartingthefuturemnscu.com

The Fargo Forum’s coverage can be found here.

Combined Charities Campaign: Last Week

Posted on October 29, 2014

Have you done your Combined Charities donation, yet?  We are in the last week of this year’s Minnesota State Employees Combined Charities Campaign. We still have a ways to go to meet this year’s goal of $40,000 here at MSUM.  Since procrastination is a common human characteristic, we know there are those of you out there who just haven’t gotten around to doing your pledge/donation, yet.  The October 31 deadline is approaching fast, so NOW is the time to act.  If you have already entered your payroll deduction or made your one-time contribution, THANK YOU.  Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s and Gender Studies Students Have a Big Presence at the 2014 Red River Women’s Studies Conference

Posted on October 29, 2014

Women’s and Gender Studies Students Have a Big Presence at the 2014 Red River Women’s Studies Conference held at NDSU, October 24, 2014.

Four WGS students presented their research in a panel titled “Revolution Consciousness/Revolutionary Selves:  Feminist Methodologies and the Body. ” Read the rest of this entry →

FREE Webinars Sponsored by the MnSCU Special Interest Group: 
“Instructional Technologies and Learning Spaces”

Posted on October 29, 2014

I’m Thinking About “Flipping” My Science Class! Now What?
Thursday, Nov. 6 Noon to 1 p.m. 
Presented by Jane Sprangers, Hennepin Technical College

Leveraging D2L Discussion Board to Engage Your Students
Monday, Nov. 17 Noon to 1p.m. or Thursday, Dec. 4 Noon to 1p.m. 
Presented by Robin O’Callaghan, Winona State University

Webinar details and registration links are available on the ITS blog.

MSUM Rock Climbing Club Reaches New Heights

Posted on October 29, 2014

Six of 17 MSUM rock climbing club members who competed at NDSU’s annual “Fall Crawl” Climbing competition placed in the top 3 of their respective categories. Read the rest of this entry →

The next generation of artists, from college to career

Posted on October 29, 2014
Art School 3.0: An Artful Happy Hour
Free and open to the public
On Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., Plains Art Museum’s CEO Colleen Sheehy will host a lively and candid conversation on what it takes to pursue art as a major with three leaders of the art departments at NDSU, MSUM, and Concordia College—Michael Strand, Kelli Sinner, and Peter Schultz.  The group will share insights about the state of college art departments, locally and around the country, as well as trends shaping the future. Read the rest of this entry →
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