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Faculty and Staff campaign to coincide with Laps for the Long Run

Posted on September 02, 2014

Support Our Students, the annual Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Giving Program, will focus on the Laps for the Long Run fundraiser being held on September 24th. More information will be in your mailbox later this week, but those wanting to make a donation can do so online at www.mnstate.edu/laps (credit or debit card and pledges) or make a payroll deduction at my.mnstate.edu/Alumni/Forms/SupportOurStudents. Any questions can be directed to Anna Miller at 218-477-2556 or anna.miller@mnstate.edu.

DragonsLIVE Coaches Show – Episode 1

Posted on September 02, 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.

The latest episode was aired on August 27, and featured comments from football, volleyball and soccer coaches and student-athletes as well as an interview with new MSUM President, Dr. Anne Blackhurst. Blackhurst covered questions about her vision for athletics, recent move to television on WDAY’Z XTRA and the $1M gift from Scheels that will be used to put artifical turf at Nemzek Stadium. Watch the full episode below or by clicking the play button behind the main image of this story. Read the rest of this entry →

Condolences to Pam Schoenborn and her family

Posted on September 02, 2014

Pam Schoenborn, Education and Human Services, recently lost her sister, Debbie White. Visitation was Thursday, August 28th and the funeral will be on Friday, August 29 at 11 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead. Our condolences to Pam’s family.

Metered Parking in M5 lot changed from individual coin meters to Paymaster machine

Posted on September 02, 2014

Metered Parking in the M5 lot has been changed from individual coin meters to a Paymaster machine, located at the south end of the lot. Payment for this lot may be made with Card, Cash or Coin, by entering the stall number you parked in and the duration of time you’ve purchased. For questions please call Parking at 218.477.2675

Dragon Café daily specials for September 2–5

Posted on September 02, 2014

Dragon Café daily specials for September 2nd – 5th available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (express) and made to order from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2nd
Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese – $6

Wednesday, September 3rd
Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Lo Mein – $6 Read the rest of this entry →

Submit your poetry, prose and/or visual art for inclusion in Red Weather

Posted on September 02, 2014

Red Weather, the now-biannual literary journal edited and designed by students at MSUM, is seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art (photos, drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, and any creative work that can be presented in an image file) for inclusion in the first issue of its thirty-fourth volume. Read the rest of this entry →

Scheels donates $1 million toward new football field with artificial turf at MSUM

Posted on August 29, 2014

Published 08/28/2014, INFORUM

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO – Just as North Dakota State will soon have the Scheels Center, Minnesota State Moorhead will soon see a Scheels Field, the result of a $1 million donation announced Wednesday.

The donation is part of MSUM’s Laps for the Long Run campaign, which was announced last week as a fundraiser for merit-based student scholarships. The university’s new president, Anne Blackhurst, personally donated $50,000.
The $1 million donation, presented by Steve Scheel, CEO of Scheels, will not go toward scholarships, but to a new football field with artificial turf.

Construction is planned next summer following the 2014-15 school year so that it does not conflict with student activities, said football coach Steve Laqua. Read the rest of this entry →

MnSCU Policy Regarding General Election Day

Posted on August 29, 2014

MnSCU Policy Regarding General Election Day November 4, 2014.

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

Matthew Loeslie, finalist for Director of Public Safety, open forum today at noon in CMU 205

Posted on August 29, 2014

Matthew Loeslie has been Public Safety Training Director at Minnesota West Community and Technical College since 2010, and an officer with the Minneota Police Department since 2011. He was an officer and Crime-Free Multi-Housing Coordinator with the Marshall Police Department from 2006 to 2011. He holds a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from South Dakota State University, as well as a M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University in St. Paul.

Faculty and staff, please RSVP for the Inauguration ceremony

Posted on August 29, 2014

Faculty and staff, please mail in your RSVP for the Inauguration of Dr. Anne Blackhurst by Sept. 1. You can also register at mnstate.edu/inauguration.

Fifth Edition 2014 QM Higher Education Rubric Workbooks have arrived

Posted on August 29, 2014

The Fifth Edition 2014 QM Higher Education Rubric Workbooks have arrived!

Visit the Instructional Technology Services blog for more information.

Singer joins Turtle Island Quartet for eclectic performance

Posted on August 29, 2014

Quartet members will also work with student musicians

The Turtle Island Quartet performed to a sold-out hall the last time they were in town, so if you’re eager to hear the two-time-GRAMMY-winners again, get your tickets soon – there are only 330 tickets available. The addition of smooth voiced-Nellie McKay will make the ticket even hotter, and the stuff the musicians are performing will surprise you. They’re on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Want to Learn a new way to lead? Date Correction: Fall Applications Due September 19, 2014

Posted on August 29, 2014

Know a student that is starting their leadership journey or one that has already had some great leadership experiences? Encourage them to apply for the Dragon Leadership Program (DLP). Complete the online application form on our website, which is due September 19, 2014.

For more information about the DLP program, visit our website at www.mnstate.edu/osa/dragon-leadership.

Scheels supports MSUM’s Laps for the Long Run with $1 million pledge

Posted on August 28, 2014

A fundraising challenge at Minnesota State University Moorhead has attracted its first major gift with a $1 million pledge from Scheels. The challenge, Laps for the Long Run, was announced Aug. 20 as an event in honor of the inauguration of MSUM Pres. Anne Blackhurst.  Blackhurst will run 12.5 miles, or 50 laps, around the Ron Masanz track at Nemzek Fieldhouse and has personally pledged $1,000 per lap, or $50,000, to start the challenge.

Yesterday, Steve Scheel, CEO of Scheels, accepted the challenge by pledging $20,000 per lap for every lap up to 50 that Blackhurst runs during the Homecoming Week event.

“SCHEELS has been a good partner with NDSU and Concordia over the years and we look forward to partnering with MSUM and President Blackhurst, to help MSUM become a stronger player in our community of Fargo-Moorhead,” said Steve Scheel. Read the rest of this entry →

Rachel Jordan, finalist for the position of MSUM Director of Public Safety, open forum today in CMU 205

Posted on August 28, 2014

Rachel Jordan has been Lecturer in Criminal Justice at NDSU since 2008, and is currently an adjunct instructor for the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at MSUM. She was an officer with the Fargo Police Department from 2005 to 2012. She has served as School Resource Officer with the Fargo Public School District. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Dakota, where she graduated cum laude, as well as an M.S. in Forensic Science with emphases in Criminal Investigation and Major Crime Scene Examination from the University of New Haven. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration at NDSU.

Dr. David Tack, Teaching & Learning, invited to lead professional development with DGF elementary teachers in Glyndon

Posted on August 28, 2014

Dr. David Tack, Teaching & Learning, was invited to lead professional development with the DGF elementary teachers in Glyndon. His presentation led the teachers through a simulation in order to better understand the unique circumstances students from various socio-economic backgrounds bring to their school, and ways their classrooms can better meet these needs.

Deadline approaching for Nonprofit Management and Leadership Registration

Posted on August 28, 2014
MSUM, United Way and the Otto Bremer Foundation are once again offering Nonprofit Management and Leadership workshops (formerly Essentials of Nonprofit Administration) held on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead. They are offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month, September 2014 through May 2015. This comprehensive training program is designed to address today’s critical issues that nonprofit organizations face. More information on the topics and presenters can be found at our website.

Dille Faculty Lecturer Award presentation and reception for Dr. Adam Goyt Oct. 2

Posted on August 28, 2014

Mark your calendars for this year’s Dille Faculty Lecturer Award presentation and reception for Dr. Adam Goyt on Thursday, October 2nd at 4 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118. As part of the event, Dr. Goyt will present “To Infinity and Beyond: Infinity in Culture, Science and Art.”

Interested in hosting an International Student?

Posted on August 28, 2014

Our Friendship Family Program is an opportunity for MSUM international students to be paired up with upstanding volunteers from the Fargo-Moorhead Community, who would be willing to help them experience a true Midwestern American way of life. Many of our students come from countries where the opportunities are limited and we want them to be able to experience all that our community has to offer. Read the rest of this entry →

Congratulations to newly tenured and promoted faculty members

Posted on August 28, 2014

“Please join me in congratulating our newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.” — Michelle Malott, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Read the rest of this entry →

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