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Some MSUM students will run the Fargo Marathon for free

Posted on February 12, 2016

For the second year in a row, the Fargo Marathon course will run through the MSUM campus. To encourage student runners, MSUM President Anne Blackhurst will reimburse the race registration fee for up to ten individuals or teams.  The Marathon is also offering student discounts of 15% off of registration for any of this year’s Fargo Marathon races by registering using the promo code DRAGON15.

The race will be run May 21 and runners are encouraged to register by March 31 at the Fargo Marathon website. To request reimbursement, students should register for the race and provide their confirmation to Kathleen McNabb, 203 Owens Hall or contact her at mcnabb@mnstate.edu.

An organizing group is being formed to plan how the campus will celebrate runners as they travel the MSUM portion of the marathon.  That group is co-chaired by Shireen Alemadi and David Wahlberg. Faculty, staff, students and the community will be invited to watch the race from campus.

Vote for DragonFrost Royalty

Posted on February 12, 2016

Go vote now! DragonFrost has announced its Snow Court and they want to see you show your Dragon Pride by going and voting now.

Katie Mikkelsen has curated an exhibition of Artists’ Books

Posted on February 12, 2016

School of Visual Arts student Katie Mikkelsen has curated an exhibition of Artists’ Books that is on display on the first floor of the Livingston Lord Library. The collection of experimental artists’ books were issued by Circle Press established by Ron King in London. All the books are part of the MSUM permanent collection. The exhibition will be on display until the first week of February and is open to all students, faculty and staff. The exhibition was in part funded by the Dille Fund for Excellence and was made possible with the help of Allen Sheets (School of Media Arts), Anna Arnar and Lauren Kinney (School of Visual Arts).

Peg Bremer retires after 35 years at the MSUM Library

Posted on February 12, 2016

Peg Bremer has officially retired after 35 years from the MSUM Library. Peg was the Library’s Supervisor of Students and was in charge of student hiring, payroll, and stack maintenance. She was enthusiastic about MSUM and the Library and formed a strong bond with the students she supervised.

The library will be hosting a small retirement party off-campus to honor Peg. If you would like to make a contribution towards Peg’s retirement gift, or send well wishes or cards, please send or give to Lori Wallace in the Library (LI108B) by February 18.

Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice Panel

Posted on February 12, 2016

MSUM’s Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice Panel will be held on February 18th 1:30-3:00 in CMU 205. For more information, view the following flyer.

Regaining the STE(A)M in STEM Education: Transcending Boundaries to Transform STEM Education

Posted on February 12, 2016

This public lecture will be presented by Dr. Roni Ellington on Monday, February 15 at 7:30 pm in Langseth 118. Dr. Ellington is an associate professor of Mathematics Education and serves as the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Mathematics and Science Education at Morgan State University.

She has been mathematics educator for the past 20 years, and has been particularly committed to promoting the mathematics education of African American students. She began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System and completed her PhD degree in mathematics education from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2006. In addition to her faculty position, she has been a mathematics/STEM professional development consultant for various school districts and organizations, including the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, Wayland Public Schools, and Baltimore City Public Schools. Read the rest of this entry →

9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons ~ February 15-19 ~ Set a Screen for the Cure!

Posted on February 12, 2016

Mark Your Calendars for the 9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons ~ Set a Screen for the Cure!  This year’s event is set for February 15-19, 2016.

This year’s focus is on breast and skin cancers.  Go Pink T-shirts are currently on sale for $10 at the MSUM Bookstore and Athletic department.  Tshirts will be sold at Dragon Frost events in the CMU next week.  Proceeds from the T-shirt sales and Go Pink Silent Auction at the February 19th basketball games will benefit the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship Fund and the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, N.D.

For more information about Go Pink with the Dragons, contact Gloria Riopelle at riopelg@mnstate.edu or 218-477-5824 or visit 9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons!

 

Black History Month Facts

Posted on February 12, 2016

The first Afro-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph Bunche.

Volunteers Needed ~ 9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons ~ February 16-19, 2016

Posted on February 12, 2016

Mark Your Calendar for the 9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons!  This year’s event is set for February 16-19, 2016 and brings awareness to breast cancer and skin cancer.  Sign up to volunteer at the Go Pink Volunteer Online Sign-Up.

For more information about Go Pink with the Dragons, contact Gloria Riopelle at riopelg@mnstate.edu or 218-477-5824 or visit:

9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons!

Konrad Czynski’s 11th CD as narrator now available

Posted on February 11, 2016

Konrad Czynski’s 11th CD as narrator in the STORIES IN MUSIC series (Maestro Classics) was made available in November 2015 – “Merry Pranks of Master Till.” The German folktale was adapted for English narration by Czynski’s late friend, the composer and organist/pianist Stephen Simon, conductor of the series with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The original tone-poem, “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche,” was composed by Richard Strauss (d. 1949). The CD includes, as also the 10 previous CDs, an educational booklet; the CD itself includes, among other tracks, an “About the Composer” spoken presentation by Bonnie Simon. For information about the series created for young people, see MaestroClassics.com.

Adam Stocker published in the peer-reviewed journal

Posted on February 11, 2016

Adam Stocker, Biosciences, had a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal eLife titled: “Genetic mechanisms control the linear scaling between related cortical primary and higher order sensory areas.” The published findings reveal a previously unknown relationship between the size of primary sensory areas and higher order areas controlled by gene expression during embryonic development. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Film Loop is hosting Secret Cinema Series Sundays

Posted on February 11, 2016

The MSUM Film Loop is hosting their weekly Secret Cinema Series Sundays this Sunday, February 14th. Although the movie is a secret, you can be sure it’ll be fitting for Valentine’s Day! ​Join us in CMU Room 205, and bring your “special someone” (even if it’s your pillow pet) for a romantic movie night.

Dr. Kim Park Nelson will present “Does My Face Look Familiar?”

Posted on February 11, 2016

Dr. Kim Park Nelson will present “’Does My Face Look Familiar?’ “Real Family,” Adoptee Birth Search and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing” Friday February 19th in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges) for the Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series. We convene a social from 11:45am and talk promptly begins by 12:00pm. Please see attached for more information.

Sustainable Students Association’s next colloquium on February 17

Posted on February 11, 2016

Sustainable Students Association Colloquium presents “Climate Adaptation Conference: A Summary.” All are welcome to join on Wednesday, February 17 at 5 p.m. Located in Langseth Hall 118.

Dragon Mentor Information Session for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Posted on February 11, 2016

Please encourage any students that you may interact with to apply to become a Dragon Mentor if you think they would be a great role model for other students. The Dragon Mentors serve students who participate in Learning Communities. Students of all majors are eligible to apply. Applications can be found on Dragon Jobs. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2016. Read the rest of this entry →

Become a Dragon Mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year

Posted on February 11, 2016

We are looking for upper-class students to who are interested in serving as a Dragon Mentor within a Learning Community for Fall 2016. Dragon Mentors will be assigned to a Learning Community and will share a floor with their residents.

Dragon Mentors serve as a guide, mentor, and friend to the students participating in the Learning Community. Mentors host academic and social events each month. Mentors are also available to offer advice and lend support to students when needed. Dragon Mentors also attend staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with their supervisor.
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Black History Month Facts

Posted on February 11, 2016

The first Afro-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her volume of poetry was Gwendolyn Brooks.

Increase Your Impact Tomorrow

Posted on February 10, 2016

Giving Hearts Day is this Thursday!

On February 11, make a gift of $10 or more to the MSUM Academic Scholarship Fund and the first $20,000 in gifts will be matched, increasing your impact in the lives of MSU Moorhead students.

With your help, students are able to afford to participate in research projects, to take on internships, and to focus more on their studies. Every gift helps transform the world by transforming the students at MSUM.

To make your gift on February 11, go to impactgiveback.org and select the MSUM Alumni Foundation.
Questions? Call MSUM Alumni at 218.477.2143 or email alumni@mnstate.edu.

Governor Dayton appoints Dr. Joel Powell to Minnesota POST Board

Posted on February 10, 2016

Joel Powell, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, was appointed by Governor Dayton to a 4-year term on the Minnesota POST Board. Established in 1967, the board licenses peace officers, establishes minimum qualifications and standards of conduct, and regulates professional peace officer education and continuing education for peace officers. As an occupational regulatory agency, POST is responsible for licensing over 10,500 active peace officers and over 250 active part-time peace officers. The board has the legislative authority to adopt administrative rules that have the force and effect of law, rules that enable the board to establish policies and standards to which all licensees must adhere. The Board’s 15 members are appointed by the governor.

Tomorrow is Giving Hearts Day

Posted on February 10, 2016

Giving Hearts Day is this Thursday!

On February 11, make a difference in the life of a fellow MSUM student. Even a gift of $10 makes a difference. The first $20,000 in gifts will be matched with a gift to the MSUM Academic Scholarship Fund, increasing your impact in the lives of fellow MSU Moorhead students.

With help from you, alumni, faculty, staff, and the F-M community, students are able to afford to participate in research projects, to take on internships, and to focus more on their studies. Every gift helps transform the world by transforming the students at MSUM.

To make your gift on February 11, go to impactgiveback.org and select the MSUM Alumni Foundation.

Questions? Call MSUM Alumni at 218.477.2143 or email alumni@mnstate.edu.

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