News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

We’re the Coolest Kids in Town

Posted on February 27, 2017

There’s a lyric from the musical Hairspray that says “we’re the coolest kids in town”. In my biased opinion we here at MSUM are the coolest kids in town.

And trust me, there’s a lot of kids in town.

Fargo-Moorhead is very much a college town. Obviously, MSUM is here. Concordia College is just three block away. NDSU is just across the river about 15 minutes away. There are also two technical colleges in the area. This means that every August the population swells as students come back to school. Read the rest of this entry →

LaserFest 2017

Posted on February 27, 2017

Join us for the MSUM Planetarium’s 4th Annual LaserFest! Come rock out under the dome in an experience like none other in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Treat your senses to pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the beautiful colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. From Rock to Pop, Metal to Alternative there is sure to be something for the whole family. Tickets will be available online and at the door.

  • Show Length: 40-45 minutes
  • Admission:
    • $8 – General
    • $5 – Tri-College Students, Senior (55+), and children (12 and under)
  • Note that since this is a special event, we cannot accept planetarium passes. SaveCoin vouchers specifically for LaserFest may be redeemed.
  • Shows start promptly. Due to the darkened environment, there will be no late admission or readmission for audience members who leave during the show.

The Ahn Trio

Posted on February 27, 2017

Thursday, March 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage

Hear work by visionary composers like Pat Metheny and Kenji Bunch, plus music by rock superstars Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. When the Ahns were last in Fargo-Moorhead, their performances sold out. Don’t miss the chance to see them at MSUM!

Purchase tickets online at or call 218.477.2271 Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

Schedule your advising appointment

Posted on February 27, 2017

Academic advising begins Monday, March 13th. Please contact your academic advisor to schedule a time to discuss your academic plan for summer and fall semester classes.

Unsure who your advisor is? Your advisor is listed on your Degree Audit Report (DAR).

Below are instructions on how to view your DAR:

  • Log in to eServices and with your Star ID and password
  • From the left menu, select “Grades and Transcripts”
  • Select “Interactive Degree Audit Report”
  • Your advisor assignment will be listed at the top of your audit

2017 Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute

Posted on February 27, 2017

Do you know a woman who cares deeply about serving her community and deserves the opportunity to have her leadership interest recognized, mentored, and inspired? If so, please encourage her to apply to attend the 2017 Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute, to be held May 17-21, 2017 at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The intensive five-day residential program is designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women in the upper Midwest who do not have extensive leadership experience. There is particular emphasis on recruiting women from groups that have typically been underrepresented voices in the political process.  Read the rest of this entry →

Staff Development Day March 7

Posted on February 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

Please join us for a fun day of professional development on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Our theme this year is “Explore…Learn…Grow.” Attached is an overview of the sessions offered for the day. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Read the rest of this entry →

Important Advising Information

Posted on February 27, 2017

Advising is right around the corner. Below are important dates to mark on your calendar:

March 1 – Summer and fall courses are posted on eServices
March 13 – Advising begins
March 27 – Summer/fall registration begins

How do I change my major?

Planning to change your major?

Complete the Major, Minor, Certificate, or Advisor Change Form to obtain the necessary signatures and return to the Registrar’s Office.

Quality Matters (QM) Workshops – Spring 2017

Posted on February 27, 2017

Quality Matters is an international organization recognized as a leader in quality assurance for online education. MSUM is a subscribing member through the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative. The mission of QM is to promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning through:

  • Development of current, research-supported, and practice-based quality standards.
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Providing professional development.
  • Peer review and certification of quality in online education.

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What’s happening in Admisisons

Posted on February 27, 2017

Each week the Office of Admissions will be sharing a few things happening on campus and in our recruiting territories. We hope to provide you with a brief look into what’s happening in Admissions.

  • We are excited to welcome our newest member of the admissions team, Scott. Scott will be joining us from the University of Minnesota Crookston where he previously served as an admissions counselor. Scott will be taking over the role of our admissions representative and will work with prospective first-year students from North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
  • Our February Preview Days was a success and we look forward to hosting another Preview Days in March. They will be held March 17 and 18. We want to thank everyone who has participated and who will continue to participate with this event.

If you would like to participate in an activity happening on campus please call Admissions or email us at

Grandchildren of dragon statue donor visit campus

Posted on February 27, 2017

The granddaughter and grandson of Howard Wong visited campus on Friday, Feb. 24. Howard was the restaurateur who donated the flaming dragon statue to campus.

“It was great fun hearing the details of how the dragons came to live on our campus and to share with Howard’s family how much his gift has come to mean to our community,” Mara Fogarty said.

You can watch the Facebook Live video on MSU Moorhead Admissions‘ page.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the news

Posted on February 27, 2017

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week. Stories are presented in chronological order.

Anderson’s play in OT sparks Dragon men over St. Cloud State, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead turned to center Matt Anderson in overtime Friday night, Feb. 17, and he delivered in boosting the Dragons to a 104-97 victory over St. Cloud State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference basketball.”

Area college hoops playoffs begin this week, SC Times: “Minnesota State-Moorhead coach Chad Walthall’s team may have won the NSIC regular-season title. And the Dragons may enter the postseason on a seven-game winning streak. But he doesn’t see any team, including his own, as the clear-cut favorite to claim the title in this week’s conference tournament.”

Dragons men’s basketball team finding multiple ways to win, WDAY: “It’s a huge week at MSU Moorhead as both basketball teams enter the Northern Sun conference tournament as the top overall seed.”

MSU Moorhead women’s basketball realized potential midway through season, WDAY: “The dream season for the MSU Moorhead women’s basketball team resumes Wednesday night when they host Southwest Minnesota State in the opening round of the Northern Sun tournament.”

MSUM students do well in CPA exam, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead students who took an exam to become certified public accountants achieved a pass rate of 79.6 percent, surpassed in the region only by students from the University of Minnesota, by 0.4 percent, according to MSUM.”

MSUM students use art to end mental illness stigma, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead students are covering canvas to uncover mental illness. Tuesday night, senior public relations students hosted ‘Canvas the Change.'”

Concordia-St. Paul rallies to shock top-seeded Dragons, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead started the day thinking it was a virtual lock to make the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament. Now the Dragons have doubt.”

Cobbers, Dragons set to host regional wrestling tournaments, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead head wrestling coach Kris Nelson was scanning the rankings for the teams that are competing at the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 tournament this weekend.”

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Film Studies professor, student present at SWPACA

Posted on February 27, 2017

Professor Anthony Adah and senior Derek Bauer presented at the recent Southwest/American Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM (Feb 15-18). Professor Adah gave a paper, “The Art Repatriation Film as an Indigenous Film Genre,” and Derek Bauer presented a practice-led project, “Scary as Hell.”

MSUM Marketing & Communications wins ADDY Awards

Posted on February 27, 2017

The MSUM Marketing Team earned several awards at Friday night’s American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-ND) ADDY Awards. The annual ADDY Awards program honors excellence in advertising and cultivates the highest creative standards. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. Each year, AdFed members from around the country enter more than 60,000 samples of their best work, making the ADDYs the world’s largest advertising competition.  Read the rest of this entry →

#BeADragon contest updates

Posted on February 27, 2017

If you haven’t checked it out already, Admissions encourages you to check out all of the #BeADragon contest entries on Twitter. We have already announced our first winner of a $2,500 contest and will be announcing the remaining 5 winners the week of March 6. Here are a few updates on the contest so far:

  • Each admissions representative has a goal of a certain amount of contest entries and admits they are trying to meet during the duration of the contest. We are excited to announce that our transfer representative, Audrey Cloe, has already surpassed her goal within the first few weeks of the contest. Congrats, Audrey!
  • We have seen a huge spike in our social media activity over the past month reaching thousands of people each week. Our Facebook live video of the first winner has hit over 5,000 views.
  • We are currently sharing a countdown of how many days are left in the contest via our social media platforms. We would encourage any faculty and staff members to share these posts to reach a larger audience. If you haven’t already, follow us:
    • Twitter: @admissionsMSUM
    • Facebook:
    • Instagram: admissionsmsum

Service recognition awards

Posted on February 27, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 24, many employees were honored for their years of service to MSUM. Thank you for your service!  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty led study-abroad course information sessions

Posted on February 27, 2017


Faculty interested in leading short-term study abroad courses in 2018 are invited to information sessions. The process from beginning to end will be covered, with handouts and resources available. These sessions are for both experienced faculty leaders and those new to the process.

The sessions will be held in the Faculty Development Center in the Library on Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m., and Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions please contact Janet Haak, Director of Study Abroad, to set up an individual meeting.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, April 3.

Spread the Word to End the Word

Posted on February 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 1 | CMU

Spread the Word to End the Word is this Wednesday, March 1. Student Council for Exceptional Children will be helping you celebrate all day!  Read the rest of this entry →

Northwestern Mutual on-campus interviews March 16

Posted on February 27, 2017

Northwestern Mutual will be doing on-campus interviews for their full time Financial Advisor position in the Career Development Center on Thursday, March 16.

Do you know where your career is headed? Let Northwestern Mutual put you on the fast track to success! No specific major or background is necessary.  Read the rest of this entry →

Manno-Dean Piano Duo

Posted on February 27, 2017

Thursday, March 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Fox Recital Hall

Terrie Manno (Professor of Music/Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies) and Michael Dean (Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Oklahoma Baptist University) present a Duo Piano recital Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the MSUM Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.  Read the rest of this entry →

Microsoft Career Exploration Program March 24

Posted on February 27, 2017

Friday, March 24 | 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Interested in learning more about Microsoft Careers and visiting the Microsoft campus?  Read the rest of this entry →

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