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  • How do I change my major?

    October 2, 2015

    Planning to change your major? Complete the Major, Minor, Certificate, or Advisor Change Form to obtain the necessary signatures and return to the Registrar’s Office.

  • Han Li had paper accepted for publication in Journal of Computer Information Systems

    October 2, 2015

    Han Li, School of Business, had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS). JCIS is identified as an A-ranked journal in Information Systems by the Excellence in Research in Australia. The acceptance rate is eight to nine percent. Jie Zhang, Han Li, Ruiliang Yan and Chuck Johnson. “Examining the Signaling Effect of E-tailers’ Return Policies,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, forthcoming. Abstract– E-tailers normally have more accurate information regarding their products and services than consumers due to the nature of online transactions. To reduce consumers’ concerns of hidden information, e-tailers can use lenient return policies to attempt to signal high product and service quality. This research proposes a model to investigate the signaling effect of two components of return policy, return window – short return window vs. long return window and return depth – full refund vs. partial refund, on product quality and service quality. Data was collected using an online survey and analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling. The results show that both a long return window and a full refund signal high service quality, which then positively affects purchase intention. When it comes to product quality, return window does not have a signaling effect, while the signaling effect of return depth is moderated by service quality.

  • Economic Society Volunteers at Dress for Success

    October 2, 2015

    On Tuesday, 22nd seven members of MSUM’s Economic Society headed over to Dress for Success to sort, organize, and pack away clothing. Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that helps provide low income women with professional clothing for job interviews and help prepare their resumes.

  • Introduction to Careers in Medical Physics Oct. 2

    October 2, 2015

    Medical physics is a dynamic field where physics and biological sciences are used to enhance the effectiveness of medical diagnosis and treatment. This presentation will present an overview of the field, pathways to training and examples of employment opportunities in medical physics. Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Introduction to Careers in Medical Physics By: John Pfund Director of Radiation Physics Sanford Health, Roger Maris Cancer Center Friday, October 2 | 3:30 pm | HA 325

  • Planetarium rolls out Fall show line-up starting October 3 & 4

    October 2, 2015

    This weekend begins the new fall shows in the Planetarium.  Saturdays at 11 am is our children’s show, The Sky Above Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.  A great show for those little tykes with a live presentation of the current night sky afterwards.  Sundays at 2 pm you can come see what all the hype was about.  Featured as a TEDxFargo Adventure, From Earth to the Universe takes you on an awe-inspiring journey of our Solar System and the visible Universe.  Admission prices are $6 general, $3 children (12 & under), Tri-College, and Seniors (55+) For more information on shows, special events and booking your own event check out our website or follow us on

  • Dragon Football Tackles Cancer with a Bake Sale & Silent Auction!

    October 2, 2015

    The Dragon football team and their parents will “Tackle Cancer” by holding their sixth annual bake sale and silent auction in the lobby of Alex Nemzek Hall during the Oct. 3 football game against Minnesota Duluth. The proceeds from the bake sale and silent auction will benefit the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship fund and the Dragon Football Scholarship Fund.   Pink “Tackle Cancer” shirts will be sold during the game for $10.   For more information on how to get involved, contact Gloria Riopelle at or 218-477-5824

  • Tailgate with the Dragons

    October 2, 2015

    On Saturday, October 3 beginning at 12:00 noon at Nemzek Hall. Big Al’s Grill will be serving Hamburgers and brats  – free will offering.   Dragon Soccer vs MSU Mankato at 12:00 noon and Dragon Football vs U of MN Duluth at 2:00 p.m.

  • Get your tickets now for Artemis, a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game

    October 2, 2015

    October 23-25   |   Friday & Saturday 3 pm – 11 pm,  Sunday 3 pm – 9 pm    –   Get tickets online now before they’re gone! Want to drive a spaceship through space with your friends? Blow up enemy ships? Go on rescue or reconnaissance missions? Come and play in the planetarium! Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do. Have a team of friends you want to play with?  Have a group who could use some team-building experiences?  Come check out Artemis!  Pay to play, but FREE to watch!

  • Join Q&A on MSUM 2015 Master Plan

    October 2, 2015

    Please join Cuninham Group Architecture Tuesday October 6th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in CMU 101 for a Presentation and Q & A session on the MSUM 2015 Master Plan. The campus masterplan is updated every 5 years and looks out 5,10 & 15 years ahead. Items significant to the plan are current and future academic program needs, making a convincing case for our campuses significant presence in the community, and noting strategic plans for the updating of campus facilities. The plan is 50% complete so your input is needed and appreciated.

  • Dr. Barbara Maria Stafford to speak Oct. 6

    October 2, 2015

    The School of Visual Arts invites the campus community to attend the third lecture of their colloquium series. The speaker is Dr. Barbara Maria Stafford, William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita at the University of Chicago. A pioneer in the field of neuro-aesthetics the subject of her lecture is “The Fate of Selective Attention.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. in the Center for Business 111.

  • We are Dragons: MSU Moorhead’s Homecoming to take place October 12 – 18

    October 2, 2015

    Get ready, Dragons! This year’s theme is We are Dragons. Homecoming begins Monday, Oct. 12 and ends Sunday, Oct.18 with events scheduled throughout the week. Notable events include the community block party, the burning of the M, the Homecoming parade and various sporting events, including the Dragon football game. To see the full lineup of events at MSUM’s Homecoming, visit

  • MSUM Theatre presents “Really Really”

    October 2, 2015

    Faculty and staff are invited to a free performance of the play “Really Really” to consider if the production is an opportunity for curricular and co- curricular conversations on sexual violence. The play is described as a “quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me” and it contains adult content including sexual situations and sexual violence. Director Craig Ellingson noted that, “we are staging this play because it shows the challenges that we all face in life. It is a beginning of a conversation on very personal, difficult subjects.” In addition to personal choices and individuality, the play includes one perspective regarding sexual assault—the occurrence, those involved, others impacted, and events that may follow.  To ensure that those in attendance receive factual, supportive community information, post show panel discussions will be hosted with representation from Fargo Moorhead Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, MSUM Sexual Assault Services, and MSUM Title IX Coordinator. Speakers will answer questions from the audience and address various aspects of sexual assault. Faculty members and those who work with students and student organizations are invited to a free preview at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 or Tuesday Oct. 6 to consider if the production and panel discussions can be a part of their classes and programs. “I hope faculty and staff will use this opportunity to engage our students in challenging pervasive myths about sexual violence,” said Denise Gorsline, Interim Dean of Arts, Media, and Communication. Really Really runs Oct. 7 – 10 at 7:30 on the Gaede Stage.  The free preview for faculty and staff is Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.  The play is rated R and is suitable for mature audiences.  Tickets are available at the Box Office and at  Tickets are not needed for the free preview.

  • Town Hall Meetings scheduled for Wednesday, October 7

    October 2, 2015

    Campus community: Town Hall Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 at the following times and locations: 6:30 am—Owens 201 10:30 am—CMU Ballroom 3:00 pm—CMU Ballroom Topics are: ·         Enrollment Update ·         Budget Update ·         Campus Climate Update Please attend the meeting that works best with your schedule.

  • Final mandatory treasurer training meeting Monday

    October 2, 2015

    Hello Organization Treasurers. The final mandatory Treasurer training meeting is Monday, October 5, from 5:30-6:30pm in CMU 205. Please view this flyer.

  • Internship and employment opportunities at SOLUTIONS Behavioral Healthcare Professionals

    October 2, 2015

    As part of the MSUM Psychology Department and Psych Club series “Psychology Works” Annie Richards (2014 MSUM Alum) will provide information and answer questions for faculty and students about internship and employment opportunities at SOLUTIONS Behavioral Healthcare Professionals on Tuesday October 6th at 3pm in BR 363,. SOLUTIONS Behavioral Healthcare Professionals is a non-profit agency serving the mental health needs of Minnesota and North Dakota communities. The “Psychology Works” series will include representatives from a variety of places in the FM community where psychologists and other mental health professionals work, and where undergraduate students also work or do internships to gain valuable experience and skills.

  • Faculty Study Rooms Available in the Library

    October 2, 2015

    The library has several faculty study rooms available for use by MSUM faculty and emeriti. Assignments are made by the semester or summer session. To apply, please see our Library Services page.

  • MSU Moorhead Announces 2015 Distinguished Alumni

    October 2, 2015

    You are invited. Show your Dragon Pride and register to attend the 45th annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration, Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Faculty and staff play important roles in the success of MSUM graduates. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing the talents and service of the following MSUM 2015 Distinguished Alumni:     Distinguished Alumni: David Plakos ‘75 (mass communications) Mark Knutson ‘92 (finance) Vincent Williams ‘03 (social studies/history) Billi Jo Zielinski ’95 (political science) Tami Reller ‘87 (mathematics) Outstanding Young Alum: Sherryse Corrow ’08 (psychology) Service Award: Larry Scott ’67 (English) Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Alumni Award: Ann Malmberg ’87 (nursing) Read more about the recipients and register online now at:

  • When does my registration window open?

    October 1, 2015

    Registration for spring semester classes begins Monday, October 19th. To check when your registration window opens, follow the instructions below: •    Log in to eServices and with your Star ID and password •    Click on “Registration Window” o    Change the semester if needed (Click on “Registration Window” again if you need to change the semester) •    The date given will be the earliest date you are allowed to add or drop a course from your schedule

  • Gallery Reception from 4 – 6 p.m.

    October 1, 2015

    The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to “Rainbows/Doom” an MSUM faculty exhibition and fundraising art sale in support of art student scholarships on Thursday, October 1 from 4 – 6pm at the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). “Rainbows/Doom” is a themed exhibition including artworks by MSUM faculty members: Brad Bachmeier, Zhimin Guan, Henry Gwiazda, Lauren Rose Kinney, Trygve Olson, Helen Otterson, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Sherry Lee Short, Kelli Sinner, and Patrick Vincent. Within the exhibition is a faculty donated art sale to help fund the Tim Ray Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Carl Oltvedt Juried Student Award Scholarship. Included in the fundraising sale are works by: Zhimin Guan, Lauren Rose Kinney, Trygve Olson, Carl Oltvedt, Helen Otterson, Jim Park, Sherry Lee Short, Kelli Sinner, and Patrick Vincent. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery Presents: Rainbows/Doom On view September 28 – October 22 Opening reception: Thursday, October 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Center for the Arts 155

  • Thinking about graduate school?

    October 1, 2015

    If you’re thinking about attending graduate school in the future, the Career Development Center is hosting a series of events that will be helpful to you. Three informational sessions will be held during the week: Selecting and Applying to Graduate Programs on Monday 9/28 in CMU 203 Preparing for the GRE on Tuesday 9/29 in MA 167 Applying to Medical School on Thursday 10/1 in SL 118. On Wednesday September 30 MSUM hosts the annual Tri-College Graduate and Professional School Information Day from 12:30 – 3:30 in the CMU Ballroom. Representatives from over 40 programs will be available to talk with students.

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