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College for Kids says “Thank You”

Posted on July 30, 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the entire MSUM campus community for helping to make College for Kids a success this summer. We had record-breaking enrollment this summer with 623 registrations! The MSUM campus was able to provide these students with a great experience, and for that I am grateful! Many of the students were excited about what they could take next summer and there were quite a few that made statements about how “cool” MSUM was and that they wanted to come here for college! Special thanks go out to Admissions, Athletics, Business Services, Grounds Crew, Marketing/Photography, Physical Plant, Office of Student Activities and last but not least the Maintenance staff. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Café summer daily specials for July 29 – August 1

Posted on July 29, 2014

Dragon Café summer daily specials for July 29th – August 1st available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 29th
BLT on Flatbread Sandwich – $6

Wednesday, July 30th
Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sandwich – $6 Read the rest of this entry →

C-Store daily specials for July 29 – August 1

Posted on July 29, 2014

Comstock Memorial Union C-Store daily specials for July 29th – August 1st available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 29th
Hot Turkey Sandwich – $3.99

Wednesday, July 30th
French Dip Sandwich – $4.99 Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Green Dragons help with river cleanup

Posted on July 28, 2014

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – Dragon Red was all about Dragon Green today.

Students with MSUM’s Green Dragon Club got in canoes and cleaned up the riverbanks along the Red.

MSUM has an active “Office of Sustainability Program,” and so Friday, a team of students picked up garbage and loaded canoes with cans, plastic, old appliances, and other trash.

Joe Herbst- MSUM Office Of Sustainability: “It really shocked me; all the plastic, we really don’t think where it ends up and it feels good to clean some of it up.”

The MSUM Green Dragons are also active in recycling and energy conservation on campus.

View the video here.

A reminder about recycling

Posted on July 28, 2014

MSUM offers recycling services in every building on campus, and the Office of Campus Sustainability appreciates everyone’s efforts to divert waste from landfill.  Frankly, we’re doing a great job!  But here are a couple reminders to help things run smoothly. Read the rest of this entry →

Renew your Reserved Permits soon!

Posted on July 28, 2014

Have a Reserved Permit last year? Want it again? Renew your permit with the Parking Office as soon as possible!

New Staff in Housing and Residential Life

Posted on July 25, 2014

Joe Hazelton will be joining Housing and Residential Life on August 6 as the Associate Director. Joe Hazelton is currently a Property Management Associate with Cedar Management, Inc. in Fridley, Minn. Previously, he was an Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Conduct and Operations at the University of Delaware, an Area Coordinator at St. Cloud State University, a Residence Director at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Interim Coordinator for Residential Life Judicial Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Residence Hall Director at North Dakota State University. Hazelton holds a master’s degree from North Dakota State University in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in History.

Jeff Fabus is a the new Dahl/Ballard Area Director. Prior to joining the Housing and Residential Life staff, he was an Assistant Hall Director at Indiana State University. Jeff holds a Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from Otterbein University.

Mitch Primus is the new Graduate Area Director in Snarr Hall. Prior to this role, Mitch served as a Resident Director at Dickinson State University. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Statistics from the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Welcome Week 2014 Schedule for Returning Faculty

Posted on July 25, 2014

PDF: Welcome Week 2014 Schedule for Returning Faculty

New members added to senior executive team

Posted on July 24, 2014

Administrators representing diversity and IT have been added to President Anne Blackhurst’s senior executive team. Daniel Heckaman, chief information officer, and Donna Brown, in her new capacity as chief diversity officer, now serve on the Senior Executive Council. In addition, Andrea Kubat, recently appointed to succeed Brown as interim chief human resources officer serves on the team.

“As the executive leadership team for the university, Senior Executive Council sets the direction and strategy for MSUM,” said President Blackhurst. “Collectively, we are responsible for ensuring the achievement of MSUM’s goals and objectives, so it’s critical that all of the key divisions in the university are represented.” Read the rest of this entry →

Academic Support Center welcomes new team members

Posted on July 24, 2014

The Academic Support Center welcomes the following individuals:
Clint Bueling has accepted the Academic Counselor/Peer Advisor Coordinator position. Clint was previously in this position on an interim appointment.
Frank (Francis) Oakgrove has accepted the position of Academic Counselor/Student Relations Coordinator for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Frank comes to us from NDSU where he served as their Program Coordinator for Multicultural Programs. Frank will begin at MSUM on July 31.

Register to be a part of the On Campus Job Fair

Posted on July 24, 2014

Are you hiring student employees for the Fall or Spring Semesters? Would you like the opportunity to talk with students directly about your available positions? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then the On Campus Job Fair is for you! Sponsored by the Career Development Center and held on Friday, August 29 from 11-1 PM, this event will bring in students looking for Work Study and non Work Study on campus positions to talk with departments about current and future job openings. Register on DragonJobs. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bobbie Delaney at delaney@mnstate.edu or 477-2553.

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón presented paper at inaugural Latina/o Studies conference in Chicago

Posted on July 22, 2014

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón (Women’s and Gender Studies) presented a paper, “Railway Origins: Uncovering the Tracks of Mexicana Lives in Kansas via Chicana Feminist Methodologies” at the inaugural Latina/o Studies conference in Chicago July 17-19. Two Organización Latina Americana (OLA) student officers also attended the conference – Melissa Gonzalez (WGS and Spanish majors), and Miguel Zarco (Finance) to help shape OLA’s student organization goals next academic year.

CMU C-Store daily specials for July 22-25

Posted on July 22, 2014

Comstock Memorial Union C-Store daily specials for July 22nd – 25th available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 22nd
Hot Beef & Cheddar Sandwich w/ Homemade Potato Chips – $4.59

Wednesday, July 23rd
Meat Lasagna w/ Garden Salad & Garlic Breadstick – $4.99 Read the rest of this entry →

Paul Harris, History, has two recent publications

Posted on July 21, 2014

Paul Harris, History, has two recent publications. He reviewed Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Intervention in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East by Barbara Reeves-Ellington for the Journal of American History, and he contributed a “Preface” to Past & Presently, a collection of poems by Dan DeVries, an old friend. He also attended the annual meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity, where he chaired a session and presented a paper entitled “Gendered Delusions: The Borderlands Mission of Melinda Rankin.”

Red Weather seeking poetry, prose, and/or visual art

Posted on July 21, 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.

This year, we are releasing two issues instead of the traditional one. For the fall issue, we are seeking speculative fiction, poetry, and visual arts. Speculative fiction traditionally includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird, post-apocalyptic, paranormal, dystopian, alternate history, steampunk, and other similar genres. We are also accepting submissions from writers, poets, and artists outside of the MSUM community for this issue. Submissions are open to anyone and everyone who cares to submit. Please, submit your work (in any genre) to Red Weather for consideration.

The deadline for submission is September 15. For complete details, visit MSUM Red Weather on Facebook or go to redweather.submittable.com/submit.

Nonprofit management and leadership workshops on campus

Posted on July 21, 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 second 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 on our website.

Register for your 2014-15 parking permit

Posted on July 21, 2014

Parking on campus next year? Don’t forget to register for your 2014-2015 Permit! www.mnstate.edu/parking/

Dragon Café summer daily specials for July 21 – 25

Posted on July 21, 2014

Dragon Café summer daily specials for July 21st – 25th available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or while supplies last.

Monday, July 21st
Sicilian Grilled Cheese – $5

Tuesday, July 22nd
Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread – $6 Read the rest of this entry →

Fraudulent tax returns scam at universities

Posted on July 18, 2014

The FBI’s Cyber Division has been alerted to a scam victimizing college and university employees. After the employees file their tax returns, they later learn tax returns were already filed using their social security numbers. The IRS sent their tax returns to the original fraudulent filers.  There are numerous victims at each university. At this time, the reporting has come in from 4 different states nationwide.  Please alert your campus public safety partners to this scam. Victims can report cyber crime to the FBI at IC3.

If you become aware of a scam of this nature, please report info to Aaron Churness,Task Force Officer, FBI JTTF Minneapolis, 763-569-8431, Aaron.Churness@ic.fbi.gov and to IC3. When reporting to ic3, please include text in the complaint that states, “University Payroll Scam” so they can gather all of these scams into one group. Read the rest of this entry →

Buddhism for thinkers to meet beginning mid-September

Posted on July 18, 2014

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, invites you to join him and discuss together the 10 articles he has been writing on Buddhist philosophy. The topics of these articles are as follows:

BUDDHISM FOR THINKERS

1. Non-self : an analytic approach
2. Dependent arising = emptiness
3. Anti-essentialism: the exclusion of the other
4. The concept of enlightenment
5. Enlightenment: gradual or sudden?
6. Enlightenment and compassion Read the rest of this entry →

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