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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.

Diversity Week is next week

Posted on April 16, 2014

Diversity Week is Tuesday, April 22 to Saturday, April 26.

Events:

Tuesday- CMU 205 6 p.m.- World War I and its impact on Diversity. Lecture by Dr. Margaret Sankey from the Political Science Department.

Wednesday- movie Showing “The Color Purple” CMU Underground 6 p.m. Free admission, free snacks! Read the rest of this entry →

18th Annual Unity Conference, April 16-17

Posted on April 16, 2014

The 18th Annual Unity Conference “Our Historia: Latina/os Making History” will take place April 16-17 at the CMU.

The conference begins Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. with a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame, titled, “Americans in the Treasure House: What the History of Travel to Mexico Can Teach Us About Our Historia.” Read the rest of this entry →

Vacancy notices: Admissions recruiter, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Assistant Professor of Management

Posted on April 16, 2014

Five (5) MSU Moorhead Vacancy Notices (attached) were recently posted via NEOGOV to our website.

NOTE: To reduce the expense of printing costs, MSU Moorhead vacancy links will be emailed to you.

ADMISSIONS RECRUITER
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Bring your cans to campus

Posted on April 16, 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.

For collection bags and drop off information, please visit the OCS table in Flora Frick Hall Wednesday, April 16-Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cans can be dropped off in the metered parking lot, west of Hagen Hall.

For additional information and bags, visit The Office of Campus Sustainability in Hagen 111. Free gifts for all participants!

Celebrate Earth Week April 22-25 on the campus mall.

 

 

 

CMU modifies hours for Spring Breather

Posted on April 16, 2014

The student union will have modified hours and services during the Spring Breather, April 17-21.

Spring-Breather Hours

www.mnstate.edu/cmu/hours.aspx

Student organizations can now schedule meeting space for fall semester

Posted on April 16, 2014

Greetings Student Leaders,

It is time to start planning your meetings and events for Fall Semester! Comstock Memorial Union policy allows recognized student organizations, who are not on probation according to the Office of Student Activities policies, to schedule a meeting room on a continuous basis of reasonable frequency for one semester at a time. Plan ahead and reserve your space now.

Advance room reservation forms for Fall Semester 2014 may be picked up at the Info Desk, CMU 115. Student organizations may request two rooms once a week with a maximum of six reserved hours per week. If two rooms are needed, a separate form must be completed for each room. All other requests must be made on a week by week basis. Read the rest of this entry →

Presidential search update

Posted on April 15, 2014

President Richard Hanson, presidential search advisory committee chair, said two candidates remain under consideration for president of MSU Moorhead. The Board of Trustees is scheduled to name the 11th president at its April 23 meeting. The two candidates are Anne Blackhurst and Carlos Vargas-Aburto. Sam Minner withdrew his candidacy prior to April 10th interviews with Chancellor Rosenstone, MnSCU Trustees, and senior administrators.

On Monday, April 28, Chancellor Rosenstone will introduce the president-elect at a reception in the CMU Ballroom at 1 pm. Details for this event are being finalized. Information on the candidates can be found at www.mnstate.edu/presidential-search.

MSUM percussionists perform with 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning composer, John Luther Adams

Posted on April 15, 2014

This past weekend, 11 percussionists from the MSUM Percussion Studio traveled with Dr. Kenyon Williams to Duluth, Minn., to perform “Inuksuit,” an epic outdoor work composed by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams. While in Duluth, they attended a concert featuring works by Adams as well as a world-premier composition written for the occasion. After the recital, the students received the opportunity to work closely with the composer as he coached the gathered performers on how to best perform “Inuksuit” the following morning. At the performance, Adams continued to work side-by-side with the students and the performers gathered, tailoring the piece to the environment it was performed in. After returning to MSUM, the ensemble learned that Adams had received the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2014. Congratulations to Adams, and to the MSUM students who had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a composer of his stature!

www.newmusicbox.org

Math students present research at St. John’s and St. Benedict’s

Posted on April 15, 2014

Students Josiah Reiswig and Samuel Erickson presented their research on Aphid Sequences at the Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society Conference at St. John’s and St. Benedict’s. Erickson’s and Reiswig’s research involves using the somewhat unusual reproduction behavior of aphids to determine Fibonacci like sequences and their growth rates.

The conference was also attended by students Katie Byer, Brittney Lind, and Holly Sullivan, and math faculty, Adam Goyt.

www.csbsju.edu/mathematics/pi-conference

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