News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Need an on-campus job? Become a Dragon Caller!

Posted on August 21, 2017

Dragon Callers needed! The MSUM Alumni Foundation is looking for students to apply for the annual Phonathon. Here are 10 reasons why you should become a Dragon Caller: Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2017 reminders from the Registrar’s Office

Posted on August 21, 2017

Attention students: Welcome to the 2017 Fall Semester! Before classes begin on August 21, 2017 please take a look at the following reminders:

As you return to classes for the fall 2017 semester, please check your schedule on eServices frequently. It is possible that changes have been made to your classes, so be aware of the time and where your classes are meeting. Changes to the location of your classes can occur after classes have started, so you should continue to check your schedule during the first week of classes. Students are responsible for all deadlines and registration activity.  Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2017 reminders from the Registrar’s Office

Posted on August 21, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Fall Semester!  Before classes begin on August 21, 2017, please take a look at the following reminders:  Read the rest of this entry →

Need a job?

Posted on August 21, 2017

Log into DragonJobs with your StarID and password via mnstate.edu/dragonjobs to view all the opportunities.

If you have any questions or login issues, please contact the Career Development Center at 218.477.2131 or careers@mnstate.edu.

Reserve course materials from the Library

Posted on August 21, 2017

Faculty, do you have materials you would like us to place in the Library’s Course Reserves collection? Complete the following form, provide your signature, and drop it off with your items at the Library’s Circulation Desk: http://tinyurl.com/pg4wa4e.

Fall 2017 Pocket Calendars available

Posted on August 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Pocket Calendars are available in the Registrar’s Office. We are located in Owens Hall 104.

Dragons in the news

Posted on August 21, 2017

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the past week. Stories are presented in chronological order.

Legislators to tour MSUM building upgrade requests, InForum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead administrators will show legislators buildings in need of improvements as they walk through a $9.4 million campus upkeep wish list.”

Fargo Public Library plans Solar Eclipse Viewing Party for kids, WDAY: “The Fargo Public Library is peaking kid’s interest in the solar eclipse with a solar presentation. MSUM astronomy professor Juan Cabanela showed families a slideshow of what will happen during the eclipse.”

Dragons safety Strand: MSUM defensive potential ‘through the roof’, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead has ramped up its defensive expectations for the upcoming Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football season. The Dragons want to be elite.”

Stanley’s Hanson commits to Dragons for men’s basketball, InForum: “Stanley (N.D.) High School forward Wyatt Hanson has committed to play men’s basketball at Minnesota State Moorhead, Hanson announced via Twitter on Wednesday, Aug. 16.”

Demetrius Carr Ready to Take the Reins of MSUM Football, KVRR: “MSUM is preparing for what could be its most successful football season in recent memory. The Dragons bring back significant talent from the team that went 7-4 a year ago.”

Fargo Businessman Enters Race for U.S. House of Representatives, KVRR: “North Dakota Democrats have their first candidate for the states lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Hanson, a broker with Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo, says he believes that North Dakota deserves a congressman who will focus on the needs of hard-working North Dakotans. Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM.”

Can’t find solar eclipse viewing glasses? You’re not alone, InForum: “With Monday’s solar eclipse fast approaching, the most important devices for watching, eclipse viewing glasses, are seemingly unavailable in Fargo-Moorhead. … Linda Winkler, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Minnesota State University Moorhead, said if someone is worried that he or she may have purchased a faulty pair, that person can test the glasses at home.”  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM invited to apply as Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community

Posted on August 21, 2017

After submitting a letter of interest, Minnesota State University Moorhead received notification it has been invited to apply to become a Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community.

“We are honored that our letter of interest was selected and that we are now able to submit a full proposal,” said Shireen Alemadi, assistant director for Community Outreach and Engagement. “We look forward to working with our partners around the FM community to complete this proposal in the next four weeks.”

According to the Minnesota Humanities Center website, “Minnesota Remembers Vietnam is an initiative led by Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember and share stories recognize bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war.”

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APTitude

Posted on August 21, 2017

Aug. 21 – Sept. 7 | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery presents: “APTitude” Aug. 21– Sept. 7.

We invite you to an exhibition of artists residing at APT: A Creative Incubator, located in Fargo, ND. The mission of APT is “to provide a creative, collaborative and safe place for artists to make art and for the community to collide with it.”  The opening reception is this Thursday, Aug. 24 from 4-7 p.m.; refreshments will be served. Come by and see some great work and experience two interactive pieces. For more information: Ber Vasquez at bertha.vasquez@mnstate.eduRead the rest of this entry →

Watch the solar eclipse safely; do not look at the sun

Posted on August 21, 2017

The Great American Eclipse will take place Monday, Aug. 21 starting at 11:30 a.m. Looking at the sun for any length of time during the eclipse will damage your eyes. Please be safe! While there are no eclipse glasses available, the attached pinhole viewer sheet gives directions on how you can watch the eclipse safely.

You can also attend MSUM’s eclipse viewing event with several stationary viewing opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in G-3 parking lot, corner of 6th Ave. S. and 11th St. S. Two telescope stations using solar filters will be set up for viewing, and eight stations will utilize shared eclipse glasses for safe viewing.

Please, do not look directly at the sun.

Safe watching!

MBA Bridge Bash & Dragon Football home opener

Posted on August 21, 2017

There are two great events are happening in Moorhead on Thursday, Sept. 7. The MSUM Dragons home opener Football game and the MBA Bridge Bash. There will be plenty of time to check out both events!

Join the MSUM Dragons at Nemzek to cheer on the Football team during the home opener. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with tailgating before the game! During the game the GO! TEAM will have different giveaways, games and prizes. Make sure to stick around, because when the game wraps up there will be an amazing concert by the band Eighth Hour!

Then, join the Moorhead Business Association in welcoming students back for another exciting school year.

On Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-10 p.m. come to the 1st Ave North Bridge for the Moorhead Business Association’s Bridge Bash to rock out with TWO live bands (The Shuttles and Brat Pack Radio), eat fancy food truck cuisine, meet other people from the community, and have a blast!  Read the rest of this entry →

Sustainable Students Association first meeting

Posted on August 21, 2017

Tuesday, Aug. 29 | 7 p.m. | CMU 214

The Sustainable Students Association will be holding its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in CMU 214.

There will be free snacks!

The Sustainable Students Association is the main environmental club on campus. We host events such as, park clean-ups, nature walks, and earth day. Please come and learn more about us at our first meeting.

Plan ahead for an MSUM adventure to Ireland

Posted on August 18, 2017

In May/June 2018, MSUM alumni, family and friends will be taking a one-of-a-kind, 11-day tour of the Emerald Isle with MSUM Professor Dr. Jeremy Carney. This unique trip will combine some of the best cultural experiences that Ireland has to offer with an educational adventure into the ancient and modern sociopolitical history that has divided the island.

Family and friends welcome. For more information contact Tod at Travel Incorporated 218.236.8383.

Parking permit registration open

Posted on August 18, 2017

Parking permit registration is now open for the 2017-2018 academic year. Visit mnstate.edu/parking to purchase your permit.

For assistance, view the steps to pre-register for your permit online or contact Parking.

New CUR e-news issue available

Posted on August 18, 2017

The latest issue of the CUR e-news is available. Check out these stories:  Read the rest of this entry →

Schedule a library instruction session

Posted on August 18, 2017

As you prepare for the start of a new academic year, don’t forget to schedule a library session for your courses. Most students begin their research using Google, and while that works sometimes, they often cannot connect or locate the full-text of their results or even make appropriate resource choices. Library instruction sessions utilize best practices in effective and engaged teaching, and relate content directly to student learning outcomes and assignments in order to strengthen students’ information literacy skills. Librarians can also be an invaluable resource as you prepare course assignments! We can also create web-based guides, Libguides, for specific courses or assignments. Librarians can come into your classroom or we can tailor research sessions around your assignment and course goals and host these in one of our two computer classrooms in the Library.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Kim has maintained the position as the member of advisory committee of PSM program, awarded the appreciation plaque from KMAC

Posted on August 18, 2017
Dr. Wooyang Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing, has maintained the appointment as a member of advisory committee of PSM program in KMAC, collaboratively working with Korean government – Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (until Dec. 2018).  Also, he received the plaque of appreciation from KMAC for honoring the significant contribution of the successful transition of PSM program into Korean universities.

SoMAD hosts multi-city Alumni Summit

Posted on August 18, 2017

The School of Media Arts & Design hosted a multi-city Alumni Summit last spring (April 1) involving 15 MSUM alumni representing Film, Graphic Communications and Graphic Design and 90 current SoMAD students and faculty. The three-hour event (our third such summit since 2013) included an in-person panel of Fargo-Moorhead alumni and three video panels of alumni living and working in New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, who addressed questions concerning the transition from undergraduate to post-graduate life. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s rugby Chipotle fundraiser 

Posted on August 18, 2017

Sunday, Aug. 20 | 4-8 p.m. | Chipotle (1680 45th St. S., Fargo)

The women’s rugby team is doing a Chipotle fundraiser Sunday, August 20 from 4-8 p.m. Just go to the Chipotle in Fargo and tell them you’re there for the women’s rugby team and the team get 50% of the sales.  Read the rest of this entry →

Watch President Anne’s Opening Address

Posted on August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, President Anne Blackhurst welcomed faculty and staff back to campus and kicked off the new academic year with her annual Opening Address. She focused on MSUM’s core values of grit, humility, and heart, and stressed how each one of us plays an integral role in fulfilling our university’s mission of transforming the world by transforming lives.

Here is the direct link: https://mediaspace.mnscu.edu/media/President%27s+Opening+Address+2017/0_eo3k8416?_ga=2.102227977.944083802.1502725694-887986704.1473685760

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