News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Online Programs Named to U.S. News & World Report ‘Best of’ List

Posted on January 20, 2017

Several Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) graduate programs were named in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings announced Jan. 10. MSUM’s online bachelor’s programs also made the list.

MSUM’s online graduate education programs were ranked No. 158 based on the following criteria: student engagement (35%), student services and technology (20%), admissions selectivity (15%), faculty credentials and training (15%) and peer reputation (15%).

MSUM’s online nursing program was listed without numerical ranking. The criteria for online nursing included: faculty credentials and training (25%), student engagement (20%), admissions selectivity (20%), peer reputation (20%), and student services and technology (15%).

MSUM’s online bachelor’s programs were listed without numerical ranking. The online bachelor’s programs ranking was based on the following criteria: student engagement (40%), faculty credentials and training (20%), student services and technology (20%), and peer reputation (20%).

The complete rankings information and accompanying profile data can be found at U.S. News & World Report.

Advertise upcoming events on DragonCentral

Posted on January 20, 2017

Attention student organizations: Have an upcoming event, program, guest speaker, student organization meeting? Advertise it under the Events section of your DragonCentral page! Last semester 104 organizations and departments submitted 562 meetings and events on DragonCentral.

We encourage you to add these to DragonCentral as this allows all of us to find out what’s happening on campus. It also puts it on Corq, our student engagement mobile app!

Visit mnstate.edu/dragoncentral. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Activities, CMU 113.

Student leadership position application deadline Feb. 3

Posted on January 20, 2017

Application deadline for 2017-2018 Academic Year Student Leadership positions is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

Please apply for the following Student Leadership positions via DragonJobs:

  • International Diplomat
  • Dragon Ambassador
  • Dragon Mentor
  • Resident Assistant
  • SMART Start Mentor
  • Student Orientation Counselor
  • Wellness Educator

 

Advertise upcoming events on DragonCentral

Posted on January 20, 2017

Have an upcoming event, program, guest speaker, or guest lecturer? Advertise it under the Events section on DragonCentral, our student engagement network! Last semester 104 organizations and departments submitted 562 meetings and events on DragonCentral.

We encourage you to add these to DragonCentral as this puts all of our student engagement events in one spot. It also puts it on Corq, our student engagement mobile app.

Visit mnstate.edu/dragoncentral. Questions or want a DragonCentral page for your department? Contact Steve Fox in the Office of Student Activities, CMU 113, fox@mnstate.edu.

Student tax forms available in eServices

Posted on January 20, 2017

To access your 1098-T Tuition Tax Statement and/or W-2 Form online, a link is displayed for eligible students in the ‘Action Items’ section of the dashboard in student eServices. Click on the message and ‘consent’ to receive your tax document(s) electronically. Once you consent any former/future tax documents will be available online in student’s eServices.

MW-R information for ND, MI students

Posted on January 20, 2017

If you are a campus student employee and maintain permanent residence in North Dakota or Michigan, this is for you.

Student employees who are permanent residents of North Dakota or Michigan and wish to remain exempt from Minnesota state income tax withholding must submit a new Reciprocity Exemption/Affidavit of Residency MW-R form each calendar year. Please complete and deliver your 2017 MW-R to the Student Payroll Office in Owens 106 by Feb. 10, 2017.

The link and detailed instructions are available on the MSUM Payroll website.

Read eLearning Acumen

Posted on January 20, 2017

Read the latest issue of the eLearning Acumen, a newsletter brought to you by the Office of Online & Extended Learning (https://www.mnstate.edu/uploadedFiles/Level_2/Content/Instructional_Technology_Services/2017-01-issue4-eLearningAcumen.pdf).  Read the rest of this entry →

Coffee with Anne

Posted on January 20, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.  Read the rest of this entry →

Last day to nominate students for Emerging Leaders

Posted on January 20, 2017

The Office of Student Activities is looking toward student leaders, staff, and faculty at MSUM to recommend students for Emerging Leaders, a program in which one can learn about leadership and one’s own leadership style.

We ask that you please share this information with potentially interested students. Emerging Leaders is great for students who do not yet see themselves as leaders. It is also a stepping stone toward the Dragon Leadership Program, typically a two-year program where students actively practice leadership through involvement experiences on campus and in the community.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment to hold open forum today

Posted on January 20, 2017

Friday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Library 103

A finalist for Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment will hold an open forum today.

Dr. Jeff Bodwin is currently the Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health and the Environment at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He served as the Acting Dean of the College for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Bodwin joined MSUM as a faculty member in the Chemistry Department in 2003 and served as the Chemistry Department Chair for four years. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry, Inorganic from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

His open forum is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library 103.

It’s On Us Pledge Night tonight, Alumni Night tomorrow at Dragon Basketball

Posted on January 20, 2017

Your Dragon men’s and women’s basketball teams are both No. 1 in the NSIC and are hosting some great games this Friday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday at 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in Nemzek.

Friday is It’s On US Pledge Night sponsored by the Courtyard By Marriott. Come join us in taking the pledge to end sexual violence.

Saturday is Alumni Night sponsored by the Alumni Foundation and Locals Love Us, where coupon code Alumni on MSUMDragons.com/Tickets gets you $5 off an adult admission ticket.

Join us for the Alumni & Fan social after tonight’s game at the Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead. The social will begin immediately after the basketball games. All are welcome to join us.

Coffee & Crafts

Posted on January 20, 2017

Friday, Jan. 20 | 9 p.m. | CMU Underground

Join us Friday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. in the CMU Underground for a night of coffee or tea and DIY crafts. We are supplying everything and this event is free for students! Sponsored by the Dragon Entertainment Group.

Last day to sign up for Emerging Leaders

Posted on January 20, 2017

The Office of Student Activities is gearing up for Emerging Leaders, a program in which one can learn about leadership and one’s own leadership style.

Emerging Leaders is great for students who do not yet see themselves as leaders. It is also a stepping stone towards the Dragon Leadership Program, typically a two-year program where students actively practice leadership through involvement experiences on campus and in the community.  Read the rest of this entry →

Solidarity and community LGBT+ social

Posted on January 20, 2017

Friday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Bridges 150

SPECTRUM recognizes the upcoming inauguration could leave LGBT+ students feeling vulnerable. We welcome everyone to join us on Friday, Jan. 20 for reflections, thoughts, concerns, solidarity, community, and of course food. Pop in between classes or stay the whole time from 11-1 in the Rainbow Dragon Center (Bridges 150).  Read the rest of this entry →

Alumni & Fan Social following Dragon Basketball games Jan. 21

Posted on January 20, 2017

Join us for the Alumni & Fan social after the Dragon Basketball games on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead. The social will begin immediately after the basketball games! All are welcome to join us.

Study abroad in the Dominican Republic

Posted on January 20, 2017

Join Dr. Mary Dosch and Dr. David Paul on a study abroad to the Dominican Republic, May 15-26, 2017. This is a 12-day summer course. For the first half of the tour, we will be involved in service learning activities and for the second part of our tour, we will be participating in cultural activities, such as visiting caves with waterfalls, whitewater rafting, visiting Christopher Columbus’ tomb, and riding horseback on the beach. Please attend one of our 3 information sessions:

  • January 19, 5-6 p.m. in Bridges 162
  • January 25, 6-7 p.m. in Lommen 101
  • January 31, 7-8 p.m. in Lommen 104

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!  Read the rest of this entry →

Lunar New Year celebration

Posted on January 20, 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Intercultural Center 
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Safe Zone Program training opportunities

Posted on January 20, 2017

Monday, Feb. 6 | 3-4:45 p.m. | CMU 203

Due to strong interest, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be offering an additional level one Safe Zone training opportunity on Monday, Feb. 6 from 3-4:45 p.m. in CMU 203.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies’ colloquium

Posted on January 20, 2017

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 4:30 p.m. | MA 167

Dr. Ted Gracyk will be presenting his colloquium “Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in MA 167. Please see flyer for more information. All are welcome to attend!

Resume workshop for student leadership

Posted on January 20, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 26 | 2–4 p.m. | MacLean 273

Come to this Resume Workshop hosted by the Career Development Center to go over the best tips and practices for a resume that will cater to the student leadership positions. Once you have completed this workshop, you will walk away with answers and even more confidence in turning in your application.  Read the rest of this entry →

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