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Reading and book signing at Zandbroz Variety tonight for Lin Enger’s second novel, “The High Divide”

Posted on September 23, 2014

Lin Enger, English, has published his second novel, “The High Divide, and will be having a reading and book signing at Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, tonight at 7 p.m. “The High Divide” follows the Pope family of Minnesota on their journey toward finding their father, Ulysses Pope, after he leaves to supposedly find work in St. Paul.

Enger also appeared on C-SPAN earlier this year in a panel discussion on creating books. Read the rest of this entry →

“Author, professor uses ‘draft horse’ mentality when writing books”

Posted on September 23, 2014

By Kris Kerzman on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:43 p.m.

MOORHEAD – Lin Enger had just gotten off the phone with a reviewer of his new book, “The High Divide.”

It wasn’t the kind of reviewer you might expect. Instead, it was an acquaintance who lent him some ladders and helped him with the daunting task of painting the exterior of his Moorhead home. While they were working, he noticed a box of advance-review copies of the book and got curious, so Enger gave him a copy.

As they arranged a time for the ladders to be picked up, Enger asked his opinion. The verdict? Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons from the Past: Lessons Learned this Thursday on Gaede Stage

Posted on September 23, 2014

MSUM produces outstanding alumni thanks to the work of many faculty and staff across campus.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to hear from MSUM’s Distinguished Alumni and Athletics Hall of Fame as they share their experiences with current students.  Please join us and encourage students to attend Dragons from the Past: Lessons Learned on Thursday, September 25th at 5-6:30pm in Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Theatre Arts alum, Tyler Michaels, wins Emerging Artist Award

Posted on September 23, 2014
Young triple-threat Tyler Michaels, a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Theatre Arts program, won the Emerging Artist Award at the Ivey Awards Monday night. For more information, click here.

Today’s Homecoming events

Posted on September 23, 2014

In honor of the inauguration, join MSUM faculty and a guest lecturer for the Academic Symposium. Sessions take place throughout the day in the CMU and Library. Dragon Athletics presents Dragon Volleyball at 7 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. Join Dragon Entertainment Group as they welcome back Hypnotist Frederick Winters at Hansen Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The day ends with the legendary Battleship sponsored by Intramurals at 9 p.m. in the Nemzek pool.

Today’s Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 23, 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.

It’s Homecoming 2014 #DragonPride and Presidential Inauguration week, Dragons!

Posted on September 23, 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 →

Adam Goyt, Mathematics, invited to give talk at Sectional Meeting of the Ameican Mathematics Society

Posted on September 23, 2014

Adam Goyt, Mathematics, was invited to give the talk “Packing the Smallest Non-Layered Set Partition Pattern” at the Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematics Society in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The meeting took place on September 19 and 20.

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 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. Read the rest of this entry →

Parking in G-6 lot restricted this Friday

Posted on September 23, 2014

Please be advised that parking in the G-6 lot (Loop between Nelson, Grantham and Dahl) will be restricted on Friday, September 26. Parking after 3pm in G-6 lot will be available only to V.I.P. individuals involved in the Presidential Inauguration. Read the rest of this entry →

“Lucky” film viewing Sept. 29

Posted on September 23, 2014

“Lucky” is a documentary film following five years of Lucky Torres’ life in New York City. Lucky is a queer Puerto Rican mother living on the fringes of homelessness. This film will be unavailable to wide audiences and we are privileged to have this experience on our campus. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate Homecoming and Inauguration week at the community block party tonight!

Posted on September 22, 2014

Today from 5:30 to 8 p.m., celebrate Homecoming 2014 #DragonPride and Inauguration week at the community block party! Enjoy food, inflatable games, caricatures, a photo booth, face painting, art, airbrush tattoos, prizes, and music by Heart & Soul on the campus mall! Read the rest of this entry →

Why Treaties Matter Exhibit: Brown bag lunch and coffee conversations

Posted on September 22, 2014

There are two opportunities for faculty and staff to discuss this wonderful exhibit: Wednesday, Sept 24 from 1:00-2:00 pm and Thursday, Sept 25 from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Faculty Development Center. Join facilitators Phyllis May-Machunda and Donna Brown in conversations about ways to incorporate this exhibit and resources into various courses within multiple disciplines during its time of residency on the second floor of the library (Sept 22-Oct 10).

Affinity Plus proud to support Laps for the Long Run by matching donations

Posted on September 22, 2014

Affinity Plus is proud to support our MSUM Dragons and Anne Blackhurst’s “Laps for the Long Run.” In order to show our support we are collecting donations from now until Sept. 26 right here on campus at the Affinity Plus location: CMU Room 104, across from Pizza Hut. Read the rest of this entry →

Physical Plant staff challenges Admissions and Housing and Residential Life for Laps for the Long Run event

Posted on September 22, 2014

The Physical Plant/Building Services 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 the Admissions Department and the Housing and Resident Life 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!

STAY CALM & Go to Graduate School Week

Posted on September 22, 2014

MONDAY Sept 29th
Getting Your Ducks in a Row: How to Apply to Graduate School
CMU 227 4:00PM

TUESDAY Sept 30th
Life as a Graduate Student
CMU 205 4:00PM Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Development Associates applications due

Posted on September 22, 2014

Form a team and apply to be 2014-2015 Faculty Development Associate! The first round of applications for funding up to $1500 per team member are due today (although late applications will be accepted if they are submitted before our committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon). Read the rest of this entry →

ROLE Academy Continues

Posted on September 22, 2014

It is not too late to join our “Rethinking Our Learning Environments” sessions. This week the topic is “Learner-centered teaching: The role of the instructor,” offered Wednesday, Sept 24 from 8:15-9:00 am or 12:00-12:45 pm. The paired instructional technology session is “Turning the Lights ON in your Course: intentional design to engage and motivate students”, offered Thursday, Sept 25 from 8:15-9:00 am or 3:00-3:45 pm. All sessions are in the Faculty Development Center.

Dragon Café daily specials for September 22 – 26

Posted on September 22, 2014

Dragon Café daily specials for September 22nd – 26th available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (express) and made to order from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, September 22nd
Meat Marina Pasta – $5

Tuesday, September 23rd
Italian Flatbread Sandwich – $6 Read the rest of this entry →

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

Posted on September 22, 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 →

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