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Dr. Anne Blackhurst Named President of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Posted on April 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today appointed Dr. Anne Blackhurst as president of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her appointment becomes effective July 1, 2014.

In recommending her appointment, Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor, said, “Dr. Anne Blackhurst has been an outstanding provost for Minnesota State University Moorhead, with a deep appreciation of the university’s unique strengths and the quality of its academic programs. As MSU Moorhead’s president, Dr. Blackhurst will continue to partner with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to address the critical needs of the university and the Fargo-Moorhead region.”

Dr. Blackhurst has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2011. Previously, she served at Minnesota State University, Mankato as acting vice president for academic and student affairs from 2010 to 2011, as interim dean and dean of graduate studies and research from 2006 to 2010, as chair of the department of counseling and student personnel from 2000 to 2001 and 2005 to 2006, and as professor in the department of counseling and student personnel from 2004 to 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boise State University, a master’s degree in counseling from the College of Idaho, and a doctorate in college student personnel from Ohio University.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named president of this outstanding university,” said Dr. Blackhurst. “It has been a unique privilege to work with the outstanding faculty, staff and students at MSU Moorhead, and I look forward to continuing in this new role as we deliver on our promise to provide students with the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to develop intellectually, and the versatility to shape a changing world.” Read the rest of this entry →

President-elect welcome reception April 28

Posted on April 24, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Anne Blackhurst President-elect of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Monday, April 28 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom

A campus and community reception to introduce and welcome Dr. Anne Blackhurst will include remarks by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone and Trustee Elise Ristau.

Anne Blackhurst has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at MSU Moorhead since 2011. She will assume the presidency July 1, 2014.

Free and open to the public.

MSU Moorhead selects two for $2,000 L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships

Posted on April 24, 2014

Two MSUM business administration majors, Sydney Beyer and Lacey Guck, are winners of this year’s L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year.  The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience. Read the rest of this entry →

Patrick Traynor to Receive MSUM Hartz Award

Posted on April 24, 2014

Patrick Traynor, president of the Dakota Medical Foundation, has been selected to receive the university’s 32nd annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award.

An awards reception will be held Tuesday, April 29 in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on campus.

The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz Wholesale Company headquartered in Thief River Falls. It’s presented annually by MSUM’s College of Business and Innovation to an individual who has created economic opportunities for others through innovation, entrepreneurship and community service.

A North Dakota native, Traynor earned degrees in economics and law from the University of North Dakota. He began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Conmy, Feste, Bossart, Hubbard and Corwin in Fargo. In 1994, he was appointed deputy director/general counsel of the N.D. Workers Compensation Bureau. He became president of Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) in 2000, and in 2005 led the establishment of Impact Foundation to help nonprofit leaders vastly improve their fundraising abilities and capacity to serve.  Read the rest of this entry →

Anna S. Arnar delivered Gale Memorial Lecture at University of New Mexico

Posted on April 24, 2014

Anna S. Arnar, Department of Art & Design, delivered the Gale Memorial Lecture at the University of New Mexico sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. The title of her lecture was “The Culture of Print and the Social Lives of Books: Case Studies of Contemporary Book Works at Documenta 13.” The lecture is based on her new book project to be carried out during her sabbatical.

http://art.unm.edu/gale-memorial-lecture-series/

Dr. Michael J. Krajewski completed residency at the University of Northern Iowa

Posted on April 24, 2014

Dr. Michael J. Krajewski (music) recently completed a residency at the University of Northern Iowa. While there, he presented masterclasses on Classical and Jazz guitar, taught private lessons, and performed with their esteemed faculty jazz group. Read the rest of this entry →

It’s Not Too Late to Register for the Hypnotist Comedy Show & Casino Night on Saturday, April 26!

Posted on April 24, 2014

Join us for the Dragon Athletics Spring Thaw Celebration scheduled on Saturday, April 26!   The schedule of events is listed below and available at the online registration here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014:
The Day Events are at Nemzek Hall – Free and Open to the Public
10 a.m.– Dragon Swim Team Mini-Swim Meet (Friends & Family)
Noon-1:30 p.m.–Dragon Fire Grill and 50/50 Raffle Sales Read the rest of this entry →

Planning your End of Semester tasks – D2L information

Posted on April 24, 2014

It’s difficult to believe that Finals and Commencement Day are just around the corner! It’s not too early to start planning for your End of Semester tasks and prepare for summer session.

Did you know that your Desire2Learn course is set to end on May 14th at 11:59 pm? After that date, your students will no longer have access to log into your course on D2L.

Do you want to give your students access to see their grades on D2L after that date? If so, you can change the End Date on the Course Offering Information page. Instructions can be found at the following link: Change Course Start or End Date.

http://collaborate.mnstate.edu/public/blogs/itsblog/2014/04/21/complete-your-end-of-semester-tasks/

Woodlands and High Plains Powwow, Saturday, April 26

Posted on April 24, 2014

This year is the 25th anniversary celebration of the Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow sponsored by Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM); Concordia College; Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead (M State); and North Dakota State University (NDSU). The powwow will be held April 26, 2014, in the Nemzek Fieldhouse on the MSUM campus in Moorhead. This year’s theme is “Many Nations, One Community.” Read the rest of this entry →

Jazz Combos to perform in Fox Recital Hall Sunday

Posted on April 24, 2014

On Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., the MSUM Guitar Ensemble – directed by Dr. Michael J. Krajewski, student led A cappella group CutXTime, and the Tri-College Jazz Combo – directed by Dr. Allen Carter will perform. Read the rest of this entry →

Two more movies for Earth Week Film Festival

Posted on April 24, 2014

Sustainable Students Association had a viewing of “Switch” a documentary on energy. SSA had demos of solar, hydro-electric, and wind energy for student to view before and after the movie! Read the rest of this entry →

“Careers in Finance” information and networking panel this Friday

Posted on April 24, 2014

The College of Business and Innovation and the Career Development Center are co-sponsoring a “Careers in Finance” information and networking panel this Friday at noon in CB 111. Panelists representing areas from investment banking to equity research an insurance will share their experiences and answer student questions. Please encourage students who may be interested in these areas to attend. Free lunch is provided.

MSUM Dining Services brings you 99¢ refills with their 2014-2015 tumblers

Posted on April 24, 2014

MSUM Dining Services brings you 99¢ refills with their 2014-2015 tumblers. These 16oz tumblers help reduce waste and are BPA free. They also feature a slim double wall insulation for hot or cold liquids and a spill proof twist to lock lid.

Receive one free refill with purchase plus 99¢ refills at all MSUM retail dining locations now through Spring 2015 (including summer 2014).

Available for purchase today at the Comstock Memorial Union C-Store for only $9.99. Read the rest of this entry →

Criminal Justice Association hosting speaker from the MN Department of Corrections

Posted on April 24, 2014

The Criminal Justice Association is pleased to announce we will be hosting a speaker from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Supervisor Schommer will be giving an informative presentation on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The event is Monday, April 28 at 5:30pm in Lommen 203. The event is open to everyone!

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Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week: Today’s highlighted topic is “Tornadoes”

Posted on April 24, 2014

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 21-25, 2014.  This year’s focus is “What if…?”.  MSUM Public Safety will be supporting this state wide effort to educate the public by assisting Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the National Weather Service in reaching out to the public on a different topic each day of this week.  MSUM Public Safety encourages the MSUM Community to think about “What if….” scenarios this week and what you would do if confronted with a severe weather emergency.  Thursday’s highlighted topic is “Tornadoes”.  The sirens in Moorhead will be activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. today to allow the public to practice their sheltering plans.  Click on this link to learn more on what to do in a Tornado: Tornado

Bring your cans to campus this week

Posted on April 24, 2014

Celebrate Earth Week and help raise money for the Student Recycling Service by bringing in your aluminum cans from home. The Student Recycling Service will be collecting cans from April 22-25. Read the rest of this entry →

President-Elect to be announced at April 23 Board of Trustees meeting

Posted on April 23, 2014

The President-Elect will be announced at the April 23 Board of Trustees meeting.  You can hear the recommendation by Chancellor Rosenstone beginning at 10:15 a.m. by listening to the live streaming audio: http://www.mnscu.edu/board/index.html.

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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Awards given at annual Student Organization Award Ceremony

Posted on April 23, 2014

Last night the Student Organization Advisory Committee (SOAC) held their annual Student Organization Award Ceremony. The following awards were given out: Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-Beta, Omega Mu Chapter Inducts New Members and Honors Graduating Seniors

Posted on April 23, 2014

Tri-Beta is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

On Wednesday, April 16th, the MSUM Omega Mu Chapter of Tri-Beta inducted 15 new members.  Congratulations to new members:  Whitney Swanson, Kayla Smith, Kristen Nordby, Taysir Bader, Mikaela Hanson, Molly Dziekan, Akinyemi Adegbenle, Sarah Cannedy, Sara LeGare, Jessica Noreen, Loida Guajardo, Jessica Loeffler, Anne Pius, Kari Mrosla and Ashley Higgins. Read the rest of this entry →

DragonsLIVE Spring Sports Special Airs TONIGHT @ 6:30 p.m.

Posted on April 23, 2014

MSUM Dragon Athletics will be airing their DragonsLIVE Spring Sports Special on WDAY 6-3 and Midcontinent Channel 596 on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature head coaches from track and field, softball, tennis and golf, as well as showcasing the Spring Thaw Celebration and the culminating event Casino Night. Read the rest of this entry →

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