News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

What is your Dragon story?

Posted on March 24, 2017

The University is seeking a graduate interested in presenting their Dragon Story at the Friday, May 12 Commencement ceremony. Are you the one that will inspire your fellow graduates, your families/friends, and faculty and staff with your MSUM experience?

To apply, you must:  Read the rest of this entry →

Join Student Senate

Posted on March 24, 2017

Do you want to make a difference on campus? Do you want to have a voice on important decisions? If so, sign up to run for election to the MSUM Student Senate, the officially recognized voice of the student body at MSUM.

The 2017 election is just around the corner. Applications to run for office are open until March 24. The filing form can be found on the Student Senate DragonCentral page.  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace tentatively unavailable June 2-3, 2017

Posted on March 24, 2017

D2L Brightspace is tentatively scheduled to be unavailable Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, 2017 for maintenance and upgrade to version 10.7.0. The specific time and duration of the downtime on June 2-3 is yet to be determined and will be communicated in the coming weeks. Visit the ITS Blog ( for more details.

Academic Advising Begins

Posted on March 24, 2017

Academic advising for summer and fall semester began Monday, March 13. Contact your academic advisor to schedule a time to meet and discuss your next semester and to obtain your access code to register for classes.

Unsure who your academic advisor is? Follow the instructions below to find out:

  • 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

Last Chance to Register for the Gala

Posted on March 24, 2017

The Spring Scholarship Gala is approaching quickly, and so is the registration deadline.

Register by the end of today, March 24, so we know you’re attending and the delicious meal choice you’d prefer. If you’ve already registered, thank you! We look forward to seeing you!

Support students and enjoy an elegant evening out with Dragons and friends of the university. Register online today.

For more information on the evening’s festivities, click here.

DragonCentral information sessions

Posted on March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Faculty Development Center

What is DragonCentral? Did you know that you can get DragonCentral events on your mobile device by downloading the Corq App? How can my department promote events to students and utilize the features of DragonCentral, our online student engagement platform? Come to one of two information sessions to learn more about DragonCentral and Corq: Thursday, March 23 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. or Friday, March 24 from 1-2 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Faculty Development Center.  Read the rest of this entry →

MBLGTACC Diversity Dialogue

Posted on March 24, 2017

Please join SPECTRUM on Friday, March 24 at 1 p.m. in the Intercultural Center (CMU 121) for a diversity dialogue about our experiences at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC). Any questions contact Kari at

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Student-Developed Planetarium Shows

Posted on March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Planetarium (Bridges 167)  Read the rest of this entry →

Microsoft Career Exploration Program March 24

Posted on March 24, 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 →

Music professors perform at FMSO PDQ Bach Chamber Concert

Posted on March 24, 2017

Sunday, March 26 | 2 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church, Fargo

Dr. Monte Grisé and Dr. Kenyon Williams will perform this Sunday for the Fargo Moorhead Symphony’s Chamber Concert event, “April Foolin’ With PDQ Bach.” This musical-comedy concert is guaranteed to leave you laughing while enjoying the antics of the “Weird Al” of classical music, PDQ Bach. The concert will feature music such as PDQ’s infamous “Schleptet,” “Organ Prelude: Agnus Dei et Ave Maria” and “Largo alla Fargo” (because parts of it sound like a woodchipper). Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, ND. Tickets are available online at or at the door.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Dance Marathon

Posted on March 24, 2017

Saturday, March 25 | 6-10 p.m. | CMU

Join Ostara Saturday, March 25 from 6-10 p.m. for the Dance Marathon! You can fundraise for $25 or just pay $25 at the MSUM Box Office or at the door. 18 and under only $10. Raffle, silent auction, fun games, photo booth, Zumba, and more. Sign up at the link.

Who Knew Fair

Posted on March 24, 2017

Wednesday, March 29 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Paseka School of Business Atrium

Find your future career in places you never thought to look!  Read the rest of this entry →

Woodlands and High Plains Powwow

Posted on March 24, 2017

The 28th annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow will be held April 1, 2017, in Nemzek Fieldhouse on the Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) campus. This year’s theme is “Mni Wiconi (Water is Life): Standing Together.” The WHPP is sponsored by MSUM, Concordia College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead (M State), and North Dakota State University (NDSU).

A traditional powwow is a time to celebrate and renew friendships. In addition, this powwow celebrates the educational experiences of American Indian students in higher education and the sharing of tribal cultures in the FM area.  Read the rest of this entry →

Art Drop on March 29

Posted on March 24, 2017

Art 498 Exhibition presents Art Drop on March 29, 2017.

Art drop is a social media scavenger hunt in which all faculty and students are invited to participate.

For details visit @msum_gallery on Instagram, or visit our table at the CMU March 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Athletics’ Red & White Day Celebration

Posted on March 24, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | Nemzek Hall

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic Department’s 12th Annual Red and White Celebration is scheduled on Saturday, April 22 at Nemzek Hall. This year’s day events include a youth soccer clinic, open swim, volleyball scrimmages, football spring scrimmage. Also, the Student Athletes will be serving food to raise money for Make-A-Wish.  Read the rest of this entry →

Clarence Glasrud Lecture Series: Madelon Sprengnether

Posted on March 24, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 | 4 p.m. | Library Porch

Author Madelon Sprengnether has been selected for guest speaker for the Clarence “Soc” Glasrud Lecture Series. On Wednesday, April 5, Sprengnether will provide a lecture at 4 p.m. followed by a creative reading at 7:30 p.m. Both will take place on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus in the Livingston Lord Library Porch. This event is free and open to the public.  Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s Center Coordinator welcome reception

Posted on March 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center – Bridges 154

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to help us welcome our new Women’s Center Coordinator, Dana Bisignani, to campus. Free food will be provided.

Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 218-477-2652.

Volunteers needed for Woodlands and High Plains Powwow

Posted on March 24, 2017

Volunteers are needed for the Woodlands and High Plains Powwow to be held on Saturday, April 1, Nemzek Fieldhouse, Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) campus.  Read the rest of this entry →

#CMUCelebrating50: Day 32

Posted on March 24, 2017

Comstock Memorial Union opened its doors to the public April 24, 1967 making this April 24 the 50th anniversary of the CMU. The 50 year celebration of the CMU will be held Friday, April 28 with a range of fun activities throughout the evening—more details to come soon!  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Squirrels

Posted on March 23, 2017

Today’s post is about squirrels.

Wait…what…squirrels you say?

Yes, that’s right. Squirrels.

These little guys

Squirrels are a unique part of the atmosphere at MSUM and we love our furry little friends. Ask anyone on campus about the squirrels and they’ll reply with a little smirk and “Oh yes, the squirrels.”

So what makes these little critters so special to us? Well they’re furry, friendly, and fat.

In January, MSUM celebrated National Squirrel Day by asking students to tweet about their favorite memories with our campus squirrels. Almost all of them involved the squirrels and food:


I sometimes wonder if people intentionally leave food out to share with the squirrels. When I asked a friend if she had anything to say about the squirrels she told me that once she saw a squirrel running across campus with an entire banana in its mouth.

I’m pretty sure the squirrels think they run this campus and make the rules around here. They do as they please and they really could care less that there are students around.

The students certainly care though. We love our campus squirrels so much that an Instagram page was created dedicated to the shenanigans of the squirrels. Take a look at @squirrelsofmsum to see what they have been up to.

The furry little guys provide a lot of entertainment for students and we are happy that the squirrels are such a well known part of campus life.

It’s a great day to be a Dragon (and an MSUM squirrel)!

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