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  • Dragons win first game on SCHEELS Field

    September 4, 2015

    The Minnesota State University Moorhead football team made a big splash in its debut on the new Scheels Field on Thursday night, recording a 42-17 season-opening win over Winona State in front of a crowd of 3,818 fans.It was the Dragons’ first win over Winona State since Nov. 3, 1996, ending a 14-game losing streak against the Warriors. Read more on msumdragons.com. Read more on KFGO.

  • Writing Support Center to open mid-semester

    September 4, 2015

    The University Writing Support Center will be opening in Lommen Hall around mid-semester. Watch Dragon Digest for the opening date. For writing assistance until that date please use Smarthinking, an online tutoring system, to review your papers. There is a link to Smarthinking on your D2L site.

  • Homecoming volunteers wanted

    September 4, 2015

    Looking for volunteers hours during homecoming week? This is a great way to show your #dragonpride and to get involved on campus. The 2015 homecoming team is looking for volunteers. We have four upcoming one-hour training sessions, all in the CMU: Sept. 14 @ 7 p.m. in CMU 101 Sept. 21 @ 7 p.m. in Ballroom section 8 Sept. 28 @ 7 p.m. in CMU 101 Oct. 5 @ 7 p.m. in CMU 205

  • Visiting sculptor to lecture Sept. 9

    September 4, 2015

    Wednesday, Sept. 9 | 6 p.m. | King Hall 110 The School of Visual Arts welcomes visiting artist Lily Cox-Richard, a sculptor from Houston, Texas. An open to the public lecture will take place Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in King Hall 110. Lily Cox-Richard earned her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has exhibited at Hirschl & Adler in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Poor Farm in Manawa, Wisconsin, and Kompact Living Space in Berlin. She has received several grants and residencies, including a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Michigan’s Society of Fellows, and residencies at the CORE Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Millay Colony, and the MacDowell Colony.

  • Volunteers are happier, healthier

    September 4, 2015

    Did you know? Minnesota ranks #4 in the nation for volunteering. Volunteers also tend to be happier and healthier people. It is a way to give back to others and make a difference in our community. Volunteering can help develop job skills, plus it looks great on a resume. Dragon Jobs is a great resource to find volunteer opportunities as well as paid positions. If you have an questions about logging in or searching for a position call 218-477-2131 or stop in the Career Development Center in FR151.

  • Emergency evacuation drills on Sept. 10

    September 4, 2015

    MSUM will be conducting emergency evacuation drills in all campus buildings, except residence halls, on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please take this opportunity to review the emergency plans posted throughout all buildings. Some things to remember when you hear the building evacuation alarm: • Do not use elevators. Those with mobility impairments should wait in the building’s designated safe area of rescue until the alarm stops and occupants are given the all clear to enter. • If practical, take your jacket, purse, and keys with you. • Close doors and windows when you exit. • Stop, look and listen. Evacuation alarms are used to notify building occupants during other kinds of emergencies besides fires. • Remember to use alternative evacuation routes besides main entrances. This will relieve congestion in stairwells and hallways. If anyone needs assistance in determining safe areas of rescue, evacuation routes or have any questions, please feel free in contacting: Al Breuer, Environmental Health & Safety Office: 477-2998 breuer@mnstate.edu

  • Physics/Astronomy Seminar Series

    September 3, 2015

    Summer Experience: Internship, Research and Conferences Friday, September 4 | 3:30 p.m. | HA 325 Aschalew Chamiso — AFM analysis of Biological Samples: an ongoing research project Jared Saunders and Isaac Skalsky — Educational adventures attending the American Association of Physics Teachers conference Tyler Meehleib — Work as a STEM education intern Dillon Hylton — An update on TRON (an electric truck) What does a solar panel installation intern do

  • Rainbow Dragon social Thursday

    September 3, 2015

    SPECTRUM is hosting a LGBTQIA student social Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Rainbow Dragon Center, CMU 218. All students are welcome. There will be snacks and games. Come get to know who we are, other students, and get involved.

  • Labor Day campus dining hours

    September 3, 2015

    Labor Day campus dining hours.

  • Ten Thousand Things Theater Company presents Henry IV, Part One

    September 3, 2015

    Award-winning Ten Thousand Things Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One featuring an all-female cast on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the MSUM Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. Admission is FREE (Best for ages 14 and up). Michelle Hensley directs the tale of a young prince who wrestles with questions of honor in choosing between a boisterous life with drunken thieving friends or fulfilling his father’s expectations to become a warrior in battle. Ten Thousand Things Theater Company (Minneapolis, Minn.) invigorates ancient tales, classic stories, and contemporary plays through its search for honest, open interactions between actors and audience. Theater-goers experience the immediacy and vibrancy of theater through a performance in which there is no stage and actors perform in the middle of the audience, inches away from patrons. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008.

  • Tri-College Swing Dance Club meets Sept. 11

    September 3, 2015

    The Tri-College Swing Dance Club’s meets every Friday during fall semester with their first get-together on Friday, Sept. 11 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the MSUM Underground. Admission is free and there are free lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. for beginners. For more information, contaact Shayna Rodeman, rodemansh@mnstate.edu.

  • Parking Office closed Monday

    September 3, 2015

    The Parking and Key & Card Access Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7. Please plan any parking or access needs accordingly.

  • Job vacancies

    September 3, 2015

    The following positions have been posted this week and are accepting applications from the general public. Interested individuals may apply or receive more information about the positions online through the following link on the Human Resource website. Housing & Residential Life, Area Director

  • Opening Day at Scheels Field Sept. 3

    September 2, 2015

    Over $10,000 will be given out at Opening Day at Scheels Field The Minnesota State University Moorhead football team opens the 2015 season on Sept. 3 when it hosts Winona State at 6 pm. The night marks the first game at Scheels Field at MSUM and many exciting events and giveaways are planned as a part of “Opening Day at Scheels Field.” “I see this as a community event and we are trying to break our attendance record of 6,200,” said MSUM athletic director Doug Peters. “It is a Thursday night game and we have put a lot of thought and effort into making a great game experience with something for everyone.” Scheels is providing 500 Commemorative Game Day t-shirts to give-away and they are are also providing delicious fudge samples for fans. Other partners of Dragon Athletics have joined in on providing a great atmosphere. With the Free Ride promotion from Valley Imports, a fan will win a one-year lease on a 2015 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition while MidContinent Communications will be providing a free LED TV to a lucky fan. To learn more click here.

  • WGS Colloquium Series begins this Friday

    September 2, 2015

    Join Women’s and Gender Studies and the feminist community on campus for the first engaging colloquium talk of the WGS Colloquium Series: “Dangerous Possibilities: Femme of Color Histories and the Erotics of Home” presented by Natassja Gunasena, MSUM WGS & English alum and current Doctoral Student in African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas Austin. Women’s Center (154 Bridges) 11:45am-1:30pm Friday September 4, 2015

  • Find out more about the Spring 2016 Hiroshima Peace Studies Tour

    September 2, 2015

    Information meeting for the Spring 2016 Hiroshima Peace Studies Tour. The Hiroshima Peace Studies Tour (Physics 385) is a LASC 8 (Global Studies) 3 credit course that will be offered Spring 2016. Information about the tour may be found at http://physics.mnstate.edu/Hiroshima/. Come to one of the information meetings on the dates listed below to find out more: Tuesday, September 8, 4 pm Hagen Hall 325. Wednesday, September 9, 7 pm Hagen Hall 325. A brief presentation regarding the trip will be given, followed by a question/answer session. Please visit the Hiroshima tour website Course description: The only nuclear weapons ever used in war were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. After pre-trip preparatory meetings to lay scientific, historical, and cultural foundations, the class will travel to Hiroshima, Japan during Spring Break 2016. The class will visit the Peace Park and Peace Museum. Talks by scholars from Hiroshima University on peace studies topics, and others, will be presented. The rich culture of Japan will also be discussed through visits to historical and cultural sites, such as Hiroshima Castle, and the island of Miyajima.

  • Open forums scheduled in Sept. for assessing U-WSLO #3

    September 2, 2015

    Both open forums will be held in the Faculty Development Center, Library 124 MSUM’s HLC Assessment Academy Team, a sub-committee of the University Assessment Committee, has been working the past two years preparing for the HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit scheduled for April 2017. Choosing the Open Pathways Project is one of the requirements for fulfilling our Reaffirmation. As part of that preparation, our MSUM community reached a consensus on these University-Wide Student Learning Outcomes: These areas are being targeted for intensive collection in Fall2015 (critical thinking) and Spring 2016 (written and oral communication). Minnesota State University Moorhead graduates will: •       U-WSLO 1–Demonstrate intellectual preparedness for success in professional life, bolstered by integrative experiences and technological competence. •       U-WSLO 2–Demonstrate effective written and oral communication, including use of appropriate technology. •       U-WSLO 3–Apply critical thinking skills in deliberative decision-making and problem-solving. •       U-WSLO 4–Demonstrate civic awareness and responsibility, both locally and globally. •       U-WSLO 5–Negotiate ethical relationships with people who have different backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, beliefs, and values. •       U-WSLO 6–Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and the self-awareness to sustain the life of ongoing, independent learning. This fall we begin the pilot process of assessing the learning of our students to determine if we are meeting this promise in both our curricular and co-curricular areas. After meeting with our HLC Assessment Academy Mentor, the team has decided to concentrate on assessing U-WSLO #3 this fall and U-WSLO #2 in the spring. We want to work closely with our faculty and staff to ensure this pilot is successful, so we will begin by holding Open Forums on the following dates in September: ▸ Wednesday, September 9, from 11am – 1pm, and ▸ Thursday, September 10, from 2 – 4pm Both open forums will be held in the Faculty Development Center, Library 124. During the first hour, we share information and solicit comments, questions, and feedback. ...

  • MSUM IT Helpdesk hours for holiday weekend

    September 2, 2015

    Helpdesk hours The MSUM IT Helpdesk will observe the following holiday hours this weekend: 09/05/15 Saturday: CLOSED 09/06/15 Sunday: CLOSED 09/07/15 Monday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Regular business hours can be found at www.mnstate.edu/helpdesk

  • Important updates from the Parking Office

    September 2, 2015

    In an effort to better serve our campus colleagues, we’ve made some changes to parking space designations in the following areas: M-1 parking lot (south of Owens), M-3 parking lot (north of Owens), and street parking north of D-1 parking lot on 6th Ave. So. The changes include moving spaces reserved for guests of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the addition of 15 minute free parking areas, and the addition of more Daycare Parking. Please be aware of the newly signed areas, reflecting changes in space designation and enforcement. For more detailed information please contact the Parking Office, parking@mnstate.edu, 218.477.2675. Thanks! Official-Parking-Map-2015

  • Join the Game of Phones and become a Dragon Caller!

    September 2, 2015

    The Alumni Foundation Phonathon is looking for Dragons to join their army of callers. This on-campus, regular-funds position offers students an opportunity to build their skills, interact with alumni, and be involved in University life. Starting wage is $10/hour with nightly bonuses, gift certificates, snacks, and more. For more information or to apply, go to mnstate.edu/phonathon.

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