News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Office of Student Conduct and Resolution awareness campaign

Posted on September 25, 2017

The Office of Student Conduct and Resolution wants to improve awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the University’s policies and procedures, which means we’re posting questions and giving away gift cards!

The Office of Student Conduct and Resolution is a department that provides a disciplinary process in which participants experience personal growth and a greater sense community membership by confronting value questions surrounding the behavior.

The first person to email with the correct answers wins a $5 gift card to the MSUM Bookstore.

Here is question 1: Where can you find the online version of the MSUM Student Handbook? (Please include the full link in your email.)


Posted on September 22, 2017

There may be times when you’re concerned about a student in your class or an advisee, you’re bothered by a roommate acting differently, or you’re unsure about a student’s behavior. If you are concerned about a student’s wellbeing, but you’re unsure of what to do: contact the campus CARE Team. Some specific reasons (but not all of them) include: suicide ideation, depression, substance abuse, disruptive behavior in class, making violent statements, feeling threatened by a student, and concerns for a student’s welfare.  Read the rest of this entry →

Schumann to step down in January, search to begin for new MSUM Public Safety Director

Posted on September 22, 2017

Jim Schumann, MSUM’s Public Safety Director, has submitted his resignation effective January 5, 2018. A search committee will be formed immediately to conduct a search for his successor.

Jim came to MSUM as Public Safety Director in March 2016. After 27 years in safety and security at different campuses, being on call 24 hours a day seven days a week and commuting from the Twin Cities area, Jim is ready for the next chapter in his life.

“During his time with MSUM, Jim displayed passion for campus safety and security and made important progress in the development of the University’s emergency management and continuity of operations planning,” said Jean Hollaar, Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Follow-up workshop on micro-aggressions postponed 

Posted on September 22, 2017

The Follow-up Workshop to the Addressing Micro-aggressions on Campus Training Sessions for Faculty and Staff originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. has been postponed due to a change in the availability of our primary presenter. This workshop session will be rescheduled later this semester. We will announce the new date and time once the details have bene confirmed. We apologize for the delay in this important training opportunity.

Important Advising Information 

Posted on September 22, 2017

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

  • October 2 – Advising begins
  • October 23 – Spring registration begins


Posted on September 22, 2017

Did you know walking 10,000 steps a day will burn approximately an extra 2,700 calories per week? Walking helps achieve good health and weight loss. Get your “WALK ON” with the WALKtober challenge sponsored by the Hendrix Wellness educators during the month of October. All faculty and students are eligible to participate. Individuals who walk 10,000 steps 4 times each week will be entered in weekly prize drawings. The individual who met the requirements for all of the weeks will be entered in a grand prize drawing.

Sign up at the Hendrix Clinic during the week of September 25 to September 29 and receive your free pedometer and log in sheets.

Safe Zone Program

Posted on September 22, 2017

Safe Zone Training Level I – Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM (CMU 205)
Safe Zone Training Level II – Tuesday, April 10 from 2:00-4:00 PM (CMU 205)

Register now on the Rainbow Dragon Center DragonCentral page.  Read the rest of this entry →

Are you or your students conducting research with human subjects?

Posted on September 22, 2017

Undergraduate and graduate students engage in many research and classroom projects that involve human subjects. Student research is conducted under the guidance of Faculty Advisors, who are responsible for the professional and ethical conduct of students completing research projects and the protection of human subjects involved in research activities. Faculty Advisors should provide mentoring and supervision to students as they develop, conduct, and complete their research projects.

When University employees and/or students are involved in research conducted with human subjects, the research activity must be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Read the rest of this entry →

Pulse Mentorship Program

Posted on September 22, 2017

Students and staff from SPECTRUM and the Rainbow Dragon Center are excited to announce a new mentorship program to support LGBTQ+ college students in the Fargo-Moorhead community. The Pulse Mentorship Program is a LGBTQ+ mentorship program that matches LGBTQ+ students with LGBTQ+ or ally mentors from the Fargo-Moorhead community. This program seeks to create a safe space for students to be themselves and explore their identity, provide resources and guidance, engage in open dialogues and discussion, assist in navigating workplace or school environments, help develop goals for their future plans, connect students to the larger LGBTQ+ community, and offer support.  Read the rest of this entry →

Homecoming 2017: Forever Red

Posted on September 22, 2017

Homecoming 2017 is coming soon. As part of the campus community, there are multiple opportunities for your involvement.  Read the rest of this entry →

Online & Extended Learning initiatives

Posted on September 22, 2017

This fall, Online & Extended Learning is offering the opportunity for faculty to apply for three supported initiatives. For more information on these three initiatives, check out the Online & Extended Learning Blog or feel free to contact Online & Extended Learning at 218.477.2798 or

Volunteer Opportunity: United Way Day of Caring

Posted on September 22, 2017

 Thursday, Oct. 12 | 2-4:30 p.m.

The United Way Day of Caring is a community-wide event, where United Way of Cass-Clay mobilizes volunteer teams of 3-6 people to assist people in need with a household project. There are some specific spots set aside for MSUM to participate. This is a great opportunity for students, employees and community  members to work together to help our local neighbors with their needs (such as yard work, painting, cleaning, etc.) and give back to the community. If you are an employees, please discuss with your supervisor before signing up to participate.

To participate, please email Shireen Alemadi at and include the following: Name, Email Address, Cell Phone Number, and if you are a student or employee. Deadline to sign up: Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. Space is limited — sign up today!

School Psychology Professors, Dr. Dosch and Dr. Stewart, attend Americorps Reading Corps 2017 Institute

Posted on September 22, 2017

Dr. Mary Dosch and Dr. Lisa Stewart, faculty in the graduate program in School Psychology, attended the Americorps Reading and Math Corps Institute in August. Dr. Stewart also led training with MN PreK Reading Corps members.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM featured in part-time job study

Posted on September 22, 2017

A new study by The Student Loan Report recognized Minnesota State University Moorhead for its willingness to offer and pay for on-campus part-time job opportunities to its student body.

MSU Moorhead was listed as No. 35 among more than 500 public colleges that offer part-time jobs to students. The report states MSUM offers 246 on-campus part-time jobs, with an average compensation of $2,391. Average compensation refers to the total average pay per job over the 2015-2016 academic year.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Soccer ‘Play with Pride’ game

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 3 p.m. | Nemzek Soccer Field

Dragon Soccer will host its “Play with Pride” game on Friday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at Nemzek Soccer Field.  The team will wear rainbow laces to show their support!  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM African Student Union meeting

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 3-4 p.m. | CMU 205

The African Student Union (ASU) will be having their first meeting on Friday, 22 September.The meeting will be held at CMU Room 205 from 3-4 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

BIOL 335 informational meeting

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Langseth 118

There will be an informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 22 in Langseth Hall 118 at 2 p.m. to discuss BIOL 335 Tropical Conservation Biology. This course is offered in the spring semester and includes a 12-day trip to Costa Rica over spring break (March 1-12). This course is 3cr, LASC goal area 10, and open to students of any major.  Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Join us for our Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise on Friday, Sept. 22! This semester we will be visiting businesses in Southwest Fargo:

  • Dakota Medical Foundation (with a presentation by the Greater FMWF Economic Development Corporation)
  • Eide Bailly accounting firm
  • Discovery Benefits
  • Sundog Interactive
  • Scheels Headquarters (ending with a social for students to personally meet participating business leaders)

Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 3-4 p.m. | HA 325

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: “Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences: Why You Should Apply.”

The Physics and Astronomy Department regularly encourages students to develop research skills and make use of these in a variety of professional settings. This past summer, a number of undergraduates were accepted into summer research positions. These students will share their experience with us:  Read the rest of this entry →

‘The Heavy Reveal: Embodying Fat Liberation’ Bodyshop with Mel Gruver

Posted on September 22, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 3-4 p.m. | Women’s Center

Visit the Women’s Center (Bridges 154) for an interactive workshop with our guest, fat activist and feminist community organizer Mel Gruver, who will join us from Purdue University. This event is part of the Women’s Center’s “Love Your Body” Week, Sept. 25-29.  Read the rest of this entry →

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