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Math major scores in top 45 percent in Putnam Competition

Posted on April 18, 2014

Math major Josiah Reiswig scored in the top 45 percent of the students in the nation in the Putnam Competition. The Putnam Competition consists of two three-hour blocks. In each block, students are given six extremely difficult problems to solve. The competition is the largest, most competitive mathematics competition in North America and attracts participants from every major undergraduate mathematics program in the nation.

Congratulations to the Dragon Leadership Program Graduates

Posted on April 18, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead proudly graduated the second class of the Dragon Leadership Program on Wednesday, April 16. With over 75 participants, the program is designed to provide Dragon students the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Focused around deliberate and meaningful collaborations among campus departments, the DLP provides a formal structure for students to actively engage and develop as leaders. Read the rest of this entry →

Wellness center teams up with Provost and Professor to support student runners

Posted on April 18, 2014

Dr. Anne Blackhurst sent out a tweet to the campus, which offered to pay Fargo Marathon registration, if the students would run wearing Dragon gear.

Dr. Deborah White also offered to pay the registration for four students who agreed to wear Dragon gear in the 10K.

The wellness center has offered to provide Dragon apparel and a water bottle for any students who are registered and needing Dragon attire for race day. Read the rest of this entry →

Physics and Astronomy presented Expanding Your Horizons workshops

Posted on April 18, 2014

If you thought you saw rockets being launched in the parking lot last Saturday, you did. Faculty and students from the department of Physics and Astronomy presented Expanding Your Horizons workshops on April 12 for girls in 7th, 8th and 9th grade. Read the rest of this entry →

Philosophy Colloquium with Dr. Phil Mouch next Wednesday

Posted on April 18, 2014

Philosophy Colloquium (Refreshments will be served.)
Dr. Phil Mouch (Dept of Philosophy, MSUM) is going to give his colloquium on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:20 p.m. (MacLean Hall 165). His topic is “The Myth of Self-Defense.” The following is a synopsis of his talk:

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MSUM’s University Theatre Series presents “Carrie”

Posted on April 18, 2014

Musical production of Carrie keeps the horror

MSUM’s University Theatre Series presents new version with special effects Read the rest of this entry →

Campus Dining hours over Easter Break

Posted on April 18, 2014

Click here to view all of the campus dining & retail hours over Easter Break.

Check out Dragon Jobs for Great Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on April 18, 2014

Check out Dragon Jobs for Great Volunteer Opportunities

Follow these links to find some great new volunteer opportunities at our Dragon Jobs website Read the rest of this entry →

Retirement reception for Aziz Kian, Mike Ruth and Ron Williams May 2

Posted on April 18, 2014

A farewell reception for Aziz Kian, Mike Ruth and Ron Williams will be given on Friday, May 2, from 1-3 p.m. in Hagen Hall, 209. Please stop by to wish them well and enjoy some refreshments.

Presentation of President-Elect: Monday, April 28, 2014

Posted on April 17, 2014

In anticipation of approval by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Steven J. Rosenstone, you are invited to the presentation of the President-Elect of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Presentation of President-Elect: Monday, April 28, 2014

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Professor Deb White offers to sponsor four MSUM students in Fargo Marathon

Posted on April 17, 2014

Prompted by Provost Anne Blackhurst’s sponsorship of students to run in the Fargo Marathon, professor Deb White is offering to sponsor four students garbed in Dragon gear to run with her in the Fargo Marathon 10K.

If interested, contact Deb White by emailing her at whitede@mnstate.edu.

Psychology faculty and students presented Expanding Your Horizons workshops

Posted on April 17, 2014

Psychology faculty and students presented Expanding Your Horizons workshops on April 12, 2014. Peg Potter and graduate student Hannah Korcuska presented “A-Mazing Experience” using finger mazes to demonstrate how psychologists study learning conditions. Melissa Schultz and students Sara Rundlett and Kari Johnson presented “Why Ask Questions?” and explored the importance and difficulty of good communication and why you should ask questions and what happens if you can’t.

Fulfilling Our Promise: Shifting Assessment Culture from Compliance to Commitment

Posted on April 17, 2014

Last Friday, April 11th, Tim Borchers, Jeremy Page and Stacy Voeller presented two sessions at the Higher Learning Commission Conference in Chicago about our assessment initiatives at MSUM.

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“TRASHED: An Excavation of the Art-making Process” reception today

Posted on April 17, 2014

A mini art exhibition titled, TRASHED: An Excavation of the Art-making Process, will have an opening reception Thursday, April 17th from 5-6 p.m. in the Art Lounge in the Center for the Arts. This exhibition will run until Tuesday, May 6th.

The Advocate hiring for Fall 2014

Posted on April 17, 2014

The Advocate is hiring for Fall 2014!

If you’re a dedicated student with a passion for writing, then you’re a perfect fit for The Advocate team. Check out our open positions for Fall 2014 and kick-start your career today! The Advocate provides aspiring journalists with real-world experience where you have to meet deadlines and pitch story ideas.

We will be accepting applications until April 18, with interviews starting April 21. Submit your applications with a resume to advocate@mnstate.edu, or slide it under The Advocate office door, located in CMU 110.

APPLY NOW!

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Library Staff walks to Guatemala via the Wellness Center

Posted on April 17, 2014

Congratulations and great job to Peg O’Neill and Jenny Jensen for achieving a milestone many set out to accomplish but never achieve. Since the Wellness Center opened in 2009, Peg and Jenny have averaged one visit each day (M-F) for five years!

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Retirement open house for Derick A. Dalhouse

Posted on April 17, 2014

The Psychology Department will have an open house on Thursday, May 1, from 3-5 p.m. in honor of retiring colleague Derick A. Dalhouse. Come to BR 360 and help us celebrate with Derick his 28 years of outstanding service.

Easter Break Hours – IT Helpdesk and Computer Labs

Posted on April 17, 2014

IT Helpdesk
April 17th: 7:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
April 18th: 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
April 19th-20th: CLOSED
April 21st: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Computer Labs
The 24 hour labs in the Center for Business will be closed as of April 18th at 4:00  p.m., will remain closed through the weekend and will continue with regular hours starting Monday April 21st.

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MSUM’s provost offers students a deal to run in the Fargo Marathon

Posted on April 16, 2014

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – Our spring that seems to be taking its time coming has put a runner’s cramp into some of those training for the marathon.

But for some MSUM students, the offer from the university provost has been too good to refuse.

Dr. Anne Blackhurst sent out a tweet to the campus which offered to pay Fargo Marathon registration, if the students would run, wearing Dragon gear.

Expect to see Red come Marathon Day. Read the rest of this entry →

John Benson presents at Annual Association of American Geographers

Posted on April 16, 2014

John Benson, a geographer in the School of Teaching and Learning and the son of missionaries, presented a paper at the Annual Association of American Geographers conference in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, April 9. The paper was titled, “Faith of Our Fathers Living Still?: A Comparison of the Religious Development of Children of Missionaries to their Parents.” The paper was based on research he has done on the missionary community that he grew up within.

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