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Straw Hat Players enters 52nd season with four shows

Posted on May 28, 2015

Gooseberry Park Players take place of 5th show

Some Enchanted Evening ~ June 2-5

MSUM’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its 52ndseason with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue Some Enchanted Evening, a PG-rated show with hits like “Climb Every Mountain,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” and many more. The show runs from June 2 to 5 in Hansen Theatre.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ~ June 9 to 12

The season continues with the PG-rated musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical tells story of an eclectic group of mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show runs June 9 to 12 on the Gaede Stage. Read the rest of this entry →

New D2L Brightspace login page

Posted on May 28, 2015

When you log onto the D2L Brightspace login page for the first time after the upgrade on May 30, 2015, you will notice a NEW login page for your courses.

The new login page is optimized for use with mobile devices. It also provides helpful links for completing a system check, StarID Self Service, and links to tutorials and support. To add a little visual interest, seven campus-related images will shuffle at the right of the login fields. Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace upgrade May 29-30

Posted on May 28, 2015

14-hour downtime anticipated

D2L Brightspace will be unavailable to all users (including faculty and students) this coming weekend for a SHORTER time period than originally announced. The NEW times are provided below.

Downtime Begins: Friday, May 29 – 10:00 p.m.
Downtime Ends: Saturday, May 30 – 12:00 noon Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund providing support to projects around the state for 25th year

Posted on May 28, 2015

$46.3 million secured for 65 environmental projects from state lottery-generated fund, including MSUM’s Prairie and Riparian Restoration and Monitoring project

(St. Paul, MN, May 27, 2015) – $46.3 million from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”) has been appropriated to 65 individual projects around the state. The bill containing the appropriations, which passed the Minnesota Legislature with strong bi-partisan support on May 18, was based on project recommendations from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Governor Dayton signed the bill into law on May 22, thereby approving funds for all of the projects contained in the bill. Read the rest of this entry →

University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Names Two CLAS Faculty as Distinguished Professors

Posted on May 28, 2015

MSUM alumnus Blair T. Johnson named UConn distinguished professor

On March 25, the UConn Board of Trustees confirmed two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as UConn distinguished professors: Professor of Philosophy Jc Beall and Professor of Psychology Blair T. Johnson.

The designation is the University’s highest academic honor, and is given in recognition of exceptional distinction in scholarship, teaching, and service at UConn. Read the rest of this entry →

Weight Watchers at Work program open to MSUM staff and faculty

Posted on May 28, 2015

The MSCTC-Moorhead Weight Watchers at Work program is also open to MSUM staff and faculty who are interested.

Weight Watchers at Work
MSCTC-Moorhead Campus
C-203

Begins Monday, June 1 – Weigh-ins begin at 4:30 p.m. – Meeting at 5 p.m.

Cost – $156 for 12 weeks – to be paid by Friday, May 29.

Questions:  Penny.Brynildson@minnesota.edu or 218-299-6914.

Theme for Homecoming 2015 announced

Posted on May 27, 2015

Homecoming 2015 is excited to announce our theme – We are Dragons.

Join in the annual celebration of Dragon Pride Oct. 12-18th. The tentative schedule of events is available at www.mnstate.edu/homecoming. Read the rest of this entry →

Math titan earns accolades for teaching, caring at Tech

Posted on May 27, 2015

MSC alumnus, Robert Boatz, makes a difference in St. Cloud school district 

Glimpse at Robert Boatz during a Technical High School sports timeout, and you might see the math teacher reading a book in the stands.

It’s an example of “Mick,” as students and colleagues call him, sending a positive message to kids, according to a St. Cloud school board member.

“He’s really the consummate educator, in my book,” said Bruce Hentges, former Tech coach and instructor.

A prestigious university recently agreed.

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology honored Boatz with its outstanding teacher award earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry →

College students’ projects influence area businesses

Posted on May 27, 2015

MOORHEAD – Gone are the days when a student’s work was confined to the classroom.

This past semester at Minnesota State University Moorhead, seven business students served as consultants for two local companies. At North Dakota State University, two landscape architecture students designed an outdoor classroom for the Red River Zoo.

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Candace Creel Falcon was featured on WCCO-AM

Posted on May 27, 2015

Candace Creel Falcon, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, discussed media depictions of women and aging on WCCO-AM on Sunday, May 24. You can find the show here with her segment labeled “5/24/15 Steel Talkin': When Age Isn’t Just A Number.”

 

#HighFiveFriday: How #MSUM2015 Transformed Graduation into a Social Celebration

Posted on May 27, 2015

Murphy presents research at philosophy conference

Posted on May 27, 2015

Claudia Murphy, formerly Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, attended the 2015 Conference on Values in Medicine, Science and Technology at the University of Dallas, May 19-22. Read the rest of this entry →

Online registration for the Buffalo River Trail Run closes soon

Posted on May 27, 2015

Online registration for the Buffalo River Trail Run closes soon.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
5K/10K Trail Run
8 a.m. Start Time Read the rest of this entry →

Register today for the June 8 and July 7 Dragon Golf Tournaments

Posted on May 27, 2015

The 2015 Dragon Athletics Golf Tournaments are scheduled on Monday, June 8th for the 36th Annual Dragon Open Co-Ed Tournament and Tuesday, July 7th for the Dragon Women’s Scramble.  Both tournaments are held at the Moorhead Country Club and will feature a shot-gun start, a hole-in-one contest and will provide a fun filled day for all golfers! Read the rest of this entry →

Register Today ~ College for Kids & Teens expands offerings to June and July!

Posted on May 27, 2015

You can still register for fun and engaging courses offered during the summer. For the first time ever College for Kids & Teens is offering classes in June and July for K-12 students. Visit College for Kids and Teens  to check out the schedule and descriptions for this summer. There are new classes: Basics of Rugby, How to give a Sheet a Sunburn (taught be Meghan Duda), 3D Printing and Programming and many more! Many favorites are back as well — Kids and Clay, Grossology, and Paint Like Picasso – just to name a few. Read the rest of this entry →

Register Today for the Robotics course

Posted on May 27, 2015

A robotics course has been added as a special course through College for Kids & Teens. Robotics is being offered only during the week of June 8-11. This course is designed for students (ages 13-18 / grades 7-12) with prior College for Kids & Teens experience (MotoTechs and LegoRobotics). However, students with lots of interest and related experience can also fully participate. Registration is limited to 16 participants. Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace unavailable this weekend

Posted on May 27, 2015

Reminder: D2L Brightspace will be unavailable to all users (including faculty and students) this coming weekend due to the 10.4.10 upgrade.

Downtime Begins: Friday, May 29 – 10:00 p.m.
Downtime Ends: Saturday, May 30 – 10:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2015 Welcome Week Schedule

Posted on May 27, 2015

View the 2015 Welcome Week Schedule below.

http://www.mnstate.edu/academicaffairs/reference.aspx

Welcome-Week-2015 Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot presents research at vision conference

Posted on May 26, 2015

Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, recently attended the Vision Science Society conference in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. Nawrot presented a poster titled “Oculomotor responses to radial optic flow in infancy”. This research was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and included data from more than 125 infants tested here at the MSUM Child Development Lab. Eight undergraduate student researchers assisted with this project over the past two years.

Three students volunteer for Formula E race in Long Beach, Ca.

Posted on May 22, 2015

MSUM students Kate Sullivan, Waylon Macek and Ben LeMay made the journey to Long Beach, Ca., for the Formula ePrix race. They volunteered to help with the event and were interviewed for the Formula E website.

INSIGHT: Volunteering for Formula E

Long Beach|30 Apr 15

Motorsport inhabits a glamorous world. Fast cars, cutting-edge technology, high-end hospitality.

But for all the star-studded parties and exotic travel, the races themselves require an army of staff, working long and hard hours, to make the magic happen. At Formula E, the events wouldn’t be possible without the amazing help of the vast array of volunteers, who generously give their time in exchange to be part of the show.

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