News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

What’s Happening in Admissions

Posted on May 23, 2016

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

  • Graduation Cards will be mailed to our accepted freshman class on Monday. We will be sending out over 1200 cards, so thanks again to all on campus who have helped!
  • Last week four admissions reps attended the MIDWest Conference, which brought over 600 college representatives and high school counselors from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota together for professional development.

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

Sign Up for Intro to Art Therapy Workshop

Posted on May 23, 2016

June 13-15, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Straw Hat Players Opens Summer Season with Nostalgic Humor

Posted on May 23, 2016

Gooseberry Park Players continues collaboration with MSUM

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its 53rd season with Church Basement Ladies. Inspired by Growing Up Lutheran, a book by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, Church Basement Ladies is a humorous “scrapbook of memories” of growing up Lutheran in the 1950’s Midwest. The musical runs May 31 to June 3 on the Gaede Stage.  Read the rest of this entry →

Shine Up Your Golf Clubs for the 37th Annual Dragon Open Golf Tournament

Posted on May 23, 2016

Monday, June 6 | Moorhead Country Club Read the rest of this entry →

FargoConnect: Tech Up Your Marketing Game

Posted on May 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 30 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Fargodome  Read the rest of this entry →

University Writing Support Center Summer Session

Posted on May 23, 2016

The University Writing Support Center (UWSC) Opens for Summer Session on Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

CMU Summer Hours

Posted on May 23, 2016

The Comstock Memorial Union is open 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please visit our website for individual office and dining services options:

Become a 2016-2017 Minnesota GreenCorps Member

Posted on May 23, 2016

Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program, coordinated by the MPCA, which places AmeriCorps members with organizations around the state to spend 11 months, beginning September 14, 2016, addressing environmental issues and building community resilience. More information on the program is available here.

MPCA is planning to place up to 40 full-time Minnesota GreenCorps members with local governments, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions statewide to serve on projects in the areas of:

  • Air Quality (including Energy Conservation and Green Transportation)
  • Waste Prevention and Recycling
  • Green Infrastructure (including Urban Forestry, Stormwater Management, and Local Foods)
  • Living Green Outreach

A summary of the 40 service positions is available here. In addition to gaining valuable skills and experience in the environmental field, members receive a living allowance, an offer of health insurance, and loan forbearance. Upon completing the program, participants receive an Education Award which can be used to pay off qualified student loans, or to finance future education.

How do you apply?

The member application and guidance document are available at:

Completed member applications, along with a resume, must be submitted by the deadline of June 3, 2016. 

Please review the member eligibility requirements and qualifications listed in the Application Guidance document before applying.

SPECTRUM to Create List of LGBT Faculty, Staff as Student Resource

Posted on May 23, 2016

MSUM’s LGBT organization, SPECTRUM, would like to create a list of LGBT faculty and staff as a resource for students. The compiled list would be posted in the Rainbow Dragon Center and included on SPECTRUM’s Facebook page.  Read the rest of this entry →

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Facts

Posted on May 23, 2016

In 2014, Microsoft became the largest company with an Asian CEO, Satya Nadella.

Andrea Jung of Avon became the first non-white woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company in 1999.

Jay Kim of California is the first Korean-American in Congress (1992).

Chinese immigrants were the main workforce to lay tracks for the railroad expansion. At the peak of production, up to 12,000 Chinese workers did the hardest and most dangerous jobs for the railroads.

Fifty percent of Asian Americans ages 25 and older have bachelor’s degrees or higher education, compared to only 28 percent for all Americans ages 25 and older.

In 2013, Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Brothers became the first non-white CEO of a major Hollywood studio.

Watch the 2016 Fargo Marathon at MSUM

Posted on May 19, 2016

Join us at MSUM on May 21 to cheer for your 2016 Fargo Marathon runners! With plenty of parking and lots of room to set up your cheering section, there’s no better place to watch the race. See your runners pass twice as they loop through campus, and listen to live music from local bands while you wait. Grab a chair and some friends, and come on over to MSUM: the best place to watch the race.

For more information and updates, check out our Facebook event.

We will also need volunteers to help hand out water to the runners, help with set-up and clean-up, and various other tasks that morning. Use this Sign-Up Genius to indicate that you can volunteer and we will communicate more information to you as we get closer to the marathon.


Public Safety Offering Free RAD Course

Posted on May 19, 2016

Interested in a free basic self-defense course? The Department of Public Safety is offering a free RAD course this summer. We’re certified to teach female participants, and welcome employees, students, and community members to join us.  Read the rest of this entry →

Bookstore, Campus Post Office Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2016

The Bookstore will start summer hours on May 16. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Campus Post Office summer hours will start May 16. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Livingston Lord Library Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2016

Summer hours at the Livingston Lord Library start on Monday, May 16. The library’s regular hours will 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday.  Read the rest of this entry →

Copy2Print Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2016

Starting Monday, May 16 Copy2Print’s summer hours will be Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Summer Campus Dining Hours

Posted on May 19, 2016

MSUM has begun its Summer Campus Dining Hours.

Main Office

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dragon Café / Caribou Coffee

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hours are subject to change during summer holidays.

Affinity Plus Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2016

Although there is still ongoing construction in the CMU, Affinity Plus will be open all throughout the summer, so come see us.

The hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Rob Greene and Roz Johnson will be here and ready to serve you.

University Assessment Committee Newsletter Now Available

Posted on May 19, 2016

The May issue of the University Assessment Committee Newsletter, Closing the Loop, is now available. You can review the document and find more information at

Library Seeks Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee Members

Posted on May 19, 2016

The Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead is looking for MSUM faculty, staff, or administrators who are interested in serving on the 2016-17 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee.

Committee work includes evaluating newly published children’s picture books, attending two committee meetings, and in April 2017, selecting the best read aloud picture books published in 2016 in two age categories. To receive an application form for committee membership, contact Cori Edgerton at Application deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016.

Additional information about the Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program is available at

Complete LASC/Writing Intensive Forms as Soon as Possible

Posted on May 19, 2016

Please complete your LASC and/or Writing Intensive forms for 2015-2016 as soon as possible.

A video on how to fill out your LASC or Writing Intensive Assessment Forms has been created and is available at

A number of aids for assessment at MSUM will be created and posted at the assess website this summer, to make the process easier.

If you have not submitted your data yet, perhaps it would be useful to view before starting (please have these completed by the end of May – will be reading these in early June).

Even if you have completed your forms, you may wish to view this video because it gives you some ideas to make the process easier (embedded D2L rubrics) and more effective next year.

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