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Konrad Czynski’s 11th CD as narrator now available

Posted on February 11, 2016

Konrad Czynski’s 11th CD as narrator in the STORIES IN MUSIC series (Maestro Classics) was made available in November 2015 – “Merry Pranks of Master Till.” The German folktale was adapted for English narration by Czynski’s late friend, the composer and organist/pianist Stephen Simon, conductor of the series with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The original tone-poem, “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche,” was composed by Richard Strauss (d. 1949). The CD includes, as also the 10 previous CDs, an educational booklet; the CD itself includes, among other tracks, an “About the Composer” spoken presentation by Bonnie Simon. For information about the series created for young people, see MaestroClassics.com.

Adam Stocker published in the peer-reviewed journal

Posted on February 11, 2016

Adam Stocker, Biosciences, had a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal eLife titled: “Genetic mechanisms control the linear scaling between related cortical primary and higher order sensory areas.” The published findings reveal a previously unknown relationship between the size of primary sensory areas and higher order areas controlled by gene expression during embryonic development. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Film Loop is hosting Secret Cinema Series Sundays

Posted on February 11, 2016

The MSUM Film Loop is hosting their weekly Secret Cinema Series Sundays this Sunday, February 14th. Although the movie is a secret, you can be sure it’ll be fitting for Valentine’s Day! ​Join us in CMU Room 205, and bring your “special someone” (even if it’s your pillow pet) for a romantic movie night.

Dr. Kim Park Nelson will present “Does My Face Look Familiar?”

Posted on February 11, 2016

Dr. Kim Park Nelson will present “’Does My Face Look Familiar?’ “Real Family,” Adoptee Birth Search and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing” Friday February 19th in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges) for the Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series. We convene a social from 11:45am and talk promptly begins by 12:00pm. Please see attached for more information.

Sustainable Students Association’s next colloquium on February 17

Posted on February 11, 2016

Sustainable Students Association Colloquium presents “Climate Adaptation Conference: A Summary.” All are welcome to join on Wednesday, February 17 at 5 p.m. Located in Langseth Hall 118.

Dragon Mentor Information Session for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Posted on February 11, 2016

Please encourage any students that you may interact with to apply to become a Dragon Mentor if you think they would be a great role model for other students. The Dragon Mentors serve students who participate in Learning Communities. Students of all majors are eligible to apply. Applications can be found on Dragon Jobs. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2016. Read the rest of this entry →

Become a Dragon Mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year

Posted on February 11, 2016

We are looking for upper-class students to who are interested in serving as a Dragon Mentor within a Learning Community for Fall 2016. Dragon Mentors will be assigned to a Learning Community and will share a floor with their residents.

Dragon Mentors serve as a guide, mentor, and friend to the students participating in the Learning Community. Mentors host academic and social events each month. Mentors are also available to offer advice and lend support to students when needed. Dragon Mentors also attend staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with their supervisor.
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Black History Month Facts

Posted on February 11, 2016

The first Afro-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her volume of poetry was Gwendolyn Brooks.

Increase Your Impact Tomorrow

Posted on February 10, 2016

Giving Hearts Day is this Thursday!

On February 11, make a gift of $10 or more to the MSUM Academic Scholarship Fund and the first $20,000 in gifts will be matched, increasing your impact in the lives of MSU Moorhead students.

With your help, students are able to afford to participate in research projects, to take on internships, and to focus more on their studies. Every gift helps transform the world by transforming the students at MSUM.

To make your gift on February 11, go to impactgiveback.org and select the MSUM Alumni Foundation.
Questions? Call MSUM Alumni at 218.477.2143 or email alumni@mnstate.edu.

Governor Dayton appoints Dr. Joel Powell to Minnesota POST Board

Posted on February 10, 2016

Joel Powell, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, was appointed by Governor Dayton to a 4-year term on the Minnesota POST Board. Established in 1967, the board licenses peace officers, establishes minimum qualifications and standards of conduct, and regulates professional peace officer education and continuing education for peace officers. As an occupational regulatory agency, POST is responsible for licensing over 10,500 active peace officers and over 250 active part-time peace officers. The board has the legislative authority to adopt administrative rules that have the force and effect of law, rules that enable the board to establish policies and standards to which all licensees must adhere. The Board’s 15 members are appointed by the governor.

Tomorrow is Giving Hearts Day

Posted on February 10, 2016

Giving Hearts Day is this Thursday!

On February 11, make a difference in the life of a fellow MSUM student. Even a gift of $10 makes a difference. The first $20,000 in gifts will be matched with a gift to the MSUM Academic Scholarship Fund, increasing your impact in the lives of fellow MSU Moorhead students.

With help from you, alumni, faculty, staff, and the F-M community, students are able to afford to participate in research projects, to take on internships, and to focus more on their studies. Every gift helps transform the world by transforming the students at MSUM.

To make your gift on February 11, go to impactgiveback.org and select the MSUM Alumni Foundation.

Questions? Call MSUM Alumni at 218.477.2143 or email alumni@mnstate.edu.

DreamWorks Grocery Bag Bingo tonight

Posted on February 10, 2016

DreamWorks Grocery Bag Bingo is right around the corner. Bring your friends and come join the fun at 7pm in the CMU Ballroom on Wednesday Feb. 10th.

A Closer look at Pluto and Charon

Posted on February 10, 2016

On Friday, Feb. 12 from 3-3:50 pm, Dr. Matt Craig, Department of Physics and Astronomy will present images from the New Horizons spacecraft in the MSUM Planetarium. The New Horizons spacecraft continues to send back images from its close encounter last summer with Pluto and its moon Charon. After a quick introduction to the Pluto-Charon system and how it differs from real planets we will look at some of the surprising images from New Horizons. Both Pluto and Charon were expected to have very old, heavily cratered surfaces; instead New Horizons discovered ice mountains over 10,000 feet high, a canyon that spans half of Charon, and some very young surfaces.

Dragon Frost Office Decorating Contest

Posted on February 10, 2016

Who can show us the best WeAreDragons theme in their office? Office Decorating is a creative way to show us your Dragon Pride during the festive week of Dragon Frost.  Judging will be on Tuesday February 16th, 2016 from 12pm-4pm. You must show us the theme of WeAreDragons, DragonFrost, creativity, and just have fun with it.

You can register your office at https://www.mnstate.edu/dragonfrost/office-decorating, until Monday the 15th.

Walk a Mile will be held on February 28

Posted on February 10, 2016

Walk a Mile is coming up on Feb. 28 from 3-5pm. Pre registration is online and there’s a suggested donation of $10. This event is a walk in heels for both men and women to raise awareness of violence against women. Keep your eyes peeled for posters with more info, as they will be put up around campus.

“Psychology Works” presentation held on Monday, February 22

Posted on February 10, 2016

The February “Psychology Works” presentation will be Monday, February 22 at 3:30 pm in Bridges 361. Kandia Qual, Fargo Area Program Director of Dacotah Foundation, will provide information and answer questions about internship and employment opportunities. Dacotah Foundation provides community-based chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The “Psychology Works” series, organized by the MSUM Psychology Department and Psychology Club, presents representatives from a variety of places in the FM community where psychologists and other mental health professionals work, and where undergraduate students may also work or do internships to gain valuable experience and skills.

Staff versus Student Slam Poetry Contest

Posted on February 10, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a faculty/staff versus student slam poetry contest on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Underground. The event will include performances by the MSUM Percussion Ensemble and renowned jazz flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq.

If you are interested in serving on the faculty/staff team, please contact the team captain Kevin Zepper at zepper@mnstate.edu.

If you would like to participate on the student team, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, please contact ODI at (218) 477-2652.

Black History Month Facts

Posted on February 10, 2016

Did you know…

  • The first Afro-American to win an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was D. Hattie McDaniel.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. nearly 53 years ago

Struggling with procrastination?

Posted on February 10, 2016

Have you been struggling with procrastination this semester and need motivation to get things done? If so, all students have free access to Student Lingo through the Academic Support Center. Here you can watch videos and complete action plans to assist you with things such as procrastination. Check out the “Overcoming Procrastination: Causes and Cures” module.

Link to Student Lingo can be found on the right hand side of the Academic Support Center webpage.

February Fitness Week One Winner

Posted on February 10, 2016

This weeks winner for February Fitness is Alex Menke. To redeem your prize come to Hendrix and show them your student ID. It’s not too late to participate in February Fitness. Pick up your packet at the Wellness Center today. For those that are participating in February Fitness keep up the great work.

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