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  • View the thank-you video to Rodney and Carolyn Paseka

    September 1, 2015

    “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James Watch what happens when lots of Dragons share their thoughts on the difference being made by Rodney and Carolyn Paseka’s gift to the MSUM Paseka School of Business. View it on YouTube here.    

  • Alumna Elise Parsley’s children’s book listed on New York Times best sellers list

    September 1, 2015

    Elise Parsley (’11), a student from the School of Visual Arts, has published an illustrated book with the title, “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!”  The book has just been listed on the New York Times best sellers list for the category of children’s pictures books. For more information, see:

  • Shireen Alemadi takes role as coordinator for community outreach

    September 1, 2015

    Dear friends and colleagues, Shireen Alemadi is continuing her service to the MSUM community as Coordinator for Community Outreach. In her capacity as coordinator, Shireen will continue her extensive work with College for Kids and Teens as well as lead outreach activities in a variety of academic and non-academic settings in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Please join me in offering Shireen your support and best wishes as she embarks on this vital enterprise between the university and the community at large. Jack Healy, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Today is the day! Come play n the CA

    September 1, 2015

    6-9 p.m. Center for the Arts All doors, all floors – The CA is open for fun! Stay for an hour or stay for three! Record yourself in the recording studio, make handmade paper, participate in comedy improv, play web games created by students, learn to play steel drums, make your own painting, discover the magic of theatre from backstage, conduct a band, see filmmaking in action, use a vintage printing press to print a Dragon! And more! Free food, free concert and play tickets, free M logos, free Dragon gear! It’s all FREE!!

  • Opening Day at Scheels Field Sept. 3

    September 1, 2015

    Over $10,000 will be given out at Opening Day at Scheels Field The Minnesota State University Moorhead football team opens the 2015 season on Sept. 3 when it hosts Winona State at 6 pm. The night marks the first game at Scheels Field at MSUM and many exciting events and giveaways are planned as a part of “Opening Day at Scheels Field.” “I see this as a community event and we are trying to break our attendance record of 6,200,” said MSUM athletic director Doug Peters. “It is a Thursday night game and we have put a lot of thought and effort into making a great game experience with something for everyone.” Scheels is providing 500 Commemorative Game Day t-shirts to give-away and they are are also providing delicious fudge samples for fans. Other partners of Dragon Athletics have joined in on providing a great atmosphere. With the Free Ride promotion from Valley Imports, a fan will win a one-year lease on a 2015 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition while MidContinent Communications will be providing a free LED TV to a lucky fan. To learn more click here.

  • Open forums scheduled in Sept. for assessing U-WSLO #3

    September 1, 2015

    Both open forums will be held in the Faculty Development Center, Library 124 MSUM’s HLC Assessment Academy Team, a sub-committee of the University Assessment Committee, has been working the past two years preparing for the HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit scheduled for April 2017. Choosing the Open Pathways Project is one of the requirements for fulfilling our Reaffirmation. As part of that preparation, our MSUM community reached a consensus on these University-Wide Student Learning Outcomes: These areas are being targeted for intensive collection in Fall2015 (critical thinking) and Spring 2016 (written and oral communication). Minnesota State University Moorhead graduates will: •       U-WSLO 1–Demonstrate intellectual preparedness for success in professional life, bolstered by integrative experiences and technological competence. •       U-WSLO 2–Demonstrate effective written and oral communication, including use of appropriate technology. •       U-WSLO 3–Apply critical thinking skills in deliberative decision-making and problem-solving. •       U-WSLO 4–Demonstrate civic awareness and responsibility, both locally and globally. •       U-WSLO 5–Negotiate ethical relationships with people who have different backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, beliefs, and values. •       U-WSLO 6–Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and the self-awareness to sustain the life of ongoing, independent learning. This fall we begin the pilot process of assessing the learning of our students to determine if we are meeting this promise in both our curricular and co-curricular areas. After meeting with our HLC Assessment Academy Mentor, the team has decided to concentrate on assessing U-WSLO #3 this fall and U-WSLO #2 in the spring. We want to work closely with our faculty and staff to ensure this pilot is successful, so we will begin by holding Open Forums on the following dates in September: ▸ Wednesday, September 9, from 11am – 1pm, and ▸ Thursday, September 10, from 2 – 4pm Both open forums will be held in the Faculty Development Center, Library 124. During the first hour, we share information and solicit comments, questions, and feedback. ...

  • Each student organization must attend September Student Organization Officer Assemblies

    September 1, 2015

    Attention Student Organization Officers! Each student organization needs to send at least one officer to our September Student Organization Officer Assemblies on either 7-8pm on Tuesday, September 8 or 4:30-5:30pm Wednesday, September 9. Important updates impacting student organizations and resources that the Office of Student Activities can provide will be shared. The information will be the same each day and both sessions will be held in the CMU Ballroom. At least one officer needs to attend one of the two meetings, but don’t let that stop you from sending more!

  • Learn more about the Minnesota GI Bill

    September 1, 2015

    Current/Former Military Students, Dependents and Spouses of those who have served, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the Minnesota GI Bill.  This program works with financial aid to provide up to $1,000 per term ($3,000 maximum per fiscal year) for full-time students, and up to $500 per term for part-time. To take advantage of this program you must be attending a MN post-secondary institution as either an undergraduate or graduate student, be a Minnesota resident under financial aid guidelines, and have applied for FAFSA.  In addition, the following eligibility criteria apply: 1.) Veteran who has served honorably for over 180 days at ANY time, or was medially discharged due to a service connection 2.) National Guard/Reservist who has served for at least 5 years and ANY PART of that service occurred after September 11, 2001 3.) Spouse and/or Dependent of a Veteran who has a 100% total and permanent service-connection through the VA, or has passed away while on active duty or due to their service connection.  Spouses and Dependents must also be eligible for Chapter 35 GI Bill or the Fry Scholarship The online application can be found at, find the link for “Minnesota GI Bill” then the “Apply Online Now” link.  The application takes 5-7 minutes to complete.  Once complete, I will verify eligibility status, and the Financial Aid Department at your institution will process further to award funding if applicable. If you may have any questions regarding this program, or any other military service related programs that might be available to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at the information below or and I will be more than happy to assist. Thank You, Aaron D. Jensen Higher Education Veterans Program Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Office 218-477-2080 | Mobile 218-329-6040 1104 7th Avenue South | Moorhead, MN 56563 Have veteran related questions? Call 1-888-LinkVet (1-888-546-5838) or

  • Join the Game of Phones and become a Dragon Caller!

    September 1, 2015

    The Alumni Foundation Phonathon is looking for Dragons to join their army of callers. This on-campus, regular-funds position offers students an opportunity to build their skills, interact with alumni, and be involved in University life. Starting wage is $10/hour with nightly bonuses, gift certificates, snacks, and more. For more information or to apply, go to

  • Ready, set, GO! Dragons move in

    August 31, 2015

    Dragon Move-in Day 2015 was a major success, thanks to everyone who helped out! Our hashtag, #DWW2k14, brought the community together on Twitter, and with all the help from SOCs, President Blackhurst, alumni and student volunteers, faculty and staff, move-in day successfully got everyone settled in. We captured a few moments from the week, so watch the video!

  • Richard Eddleston appointed as new Admissions Recruiter

    August 31, 2015

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce that Richard Eddleston has been appointed as one of our new Admissions Recruiters, effective September 8, 2015. Richard graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology this past spring. While attending MSU Moorhead, Richard held a number of positions within various student organizations. He developed an adept familiarity of the admissions and student recruitment process through his role as a Dragon Ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He also gained knowledge of first year programming during his time as a Student Orientation Counselor in First Year Programs. In addition, Richard served as a Resident Assistant with MSUM Housing and Residential Life where he was voted “Resident Assistant of the Year”. Richard is extremely passionate about MSU Moorhead and displayed a keen understanding of the features and benefits our institution has to offer students. Richard will certainly be an asset in channeling that passion and understanding of MSUM to prospective students. Please join me in welcoming Richard to MSUM! Richie DePaolis-Metz Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

  • Jenna Long appointed as new Admissions Recruiter

    August 31, 2015

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce that Jenna Long has been appointed as one of our new Admissions Recruiters, effective September 8, 2015. Jenna graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Creative and Professional Writing this past spring. While attending Bemidji State, Jenna was highly active in student leadership, serving as Student Senate President, as a board member for the Minnesota State University Student Association, and as President of the Rotaract Club. She also held various on-campus jobs as a student, including student manager at the Hobson Student Union information desk, peer academic assistant, and student office worker. Jenna is very much invested in the MnSCU system and on-campus student engagement. She has sincere appreciation for the quality education MSU Moorhead has to offer its students and will undoubtedly do a wonderful job expressing this to prospective students. Please join me in welcoming Jenna to MSUM! Richie DePaolis-Metz Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

  • Night at the CA offers fun, hands-on activities and free food

    August 31, 2015

    Come Play at the CA! Night at the CA Tuesday, September 1 6-9 pm Center for the Arts An evening of fun hands-on arts activities including steel drums, recording studio, filmmaking, backstage tours, papermaking, caricatures, comedy improv, and more! Concert and play ticket giveaways, 3D printed M logos, Dragon gear, and FREE FOOD!

  • Learn more about the Career Development Center

    August 31, 2015

    The Career Development Center is hosting two breakfast meetings for faculty to learn more about how we may serve them and their students. We will also share information from the Graduate Follow Up survey. The sessions are on Wednesday, September 2, at 7:30 and again at 9:00 am in LI 124. We hope to see you there!

  • Sign up for a weekend of book arts classes

    August 31, 2015

    Minnesota Center for Book Arts and New Rivers Press are teaming up to bring a weekend of book arts classes to the Fargo-Moorhead community. On September 12 & 13, two guest teacher artists will be leading a weekend of book arts workshops open to the community. The classes are designed for all levels of adult students to learn a new skill or to expand their knowledge of a hobby. Courses include Pamphlet Binding and Asian Stab Binding, Decorative Techniques on Paper, Intro to Cartonage, Long-Stitch Book, Case-Bound Book, and Sketchbook with Reverse Piano-Hinge Binding. For more details, please visit the New Rivers Press website. View the PDF for more information.

  • The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery Presents: Otherwise Occupied & Alter Ego

    August 31, 2015

    On view August 31 – September 24 Closing reception: Thursday, September 24 from 4 – 6pm Josh Bindewald Colloquium Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30pm in King Hall room 110 The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to two exhibitions: “Otherwise Occupied” and “Alter Ego” on display at the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155) from August 31 – September 24, 2015. Josh Bindewald: Otherwise Occupied Josh Bindewald is a Minneapolis area artist printmaker. He has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an MFA from Bradley University. Since 2012, Josh has been the Exhibitions and Artists’ Cooperative Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and he is the recipient of a 2015 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Bindewald uses a variety of gestures, colors, and techniques to establish divergent emotions that simultaneously represent the toxicity and promise of humankind. He creates “landscapes” that document the physical and emotional geography of being human in the twenty-first century. Alongside fragments of memory and associated feelings, allusions are made to natural and man-made elements of the landscape and humankind’s role in shaping it. Sponsored in part by the Comstock Foundation in support of visiting artists. Alter Ego: MSU Moorhead/MSU Mankato Print Portfolio Exchange Alter Ego is a collaborative print portfolio exchange between Minnesota State University, Moorhead and Minnesota State University, Mankato; arranged by Assistant Professors Patrick Vincent (of Moorhead) and Josh Winkler (of Mankato). The 23 prints explore ideas of identity and the other. The exhibition includes work by current MSUM students: Bethany Larson, Keather Lindman, Benjamin Nelson, Kelle Lavecchia, and MSUM alumni: Angelee Hale, Kathryn Jacobson, Laura Peterson, Danaé Thorpe, Katie Rewitzer, and Becca Larson. Closing reception: Thursday, September 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery Hours are Monday – ...

  • 10th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk is Sept. 13

    August 31, 2015

    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention North Dakota Chapter will be having their 10th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk on September 13th at Lindenwood Park. Registration starts at 1pm with the walk starting at 2pm. Did you know that the leading cause of death in the state of North Dakota is suicide for young adults ages 15-24. Please join in on the fight for suicide prevention. For more questions about the event please contact Sara at

  • Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot to be honored as the 2015/2016 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award recipient

    August 31, 2015

    On Thursday, October 8th at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot will be honored as the 2015/2016 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award recipient in Langseth Hall 118. After a brief awards ceremony, Dr. Nawrot will present her lecture, “The Thinking Baby: Developmental Science Beyond the Blank Slate.” Refreshments will be served. Please plan to join us as we honor Dr. Nawrot’s teaching talents, and her dedication to transformative educational excellence.

  • Get your employee photo taken for the directory today

    August 31, 2015

    Isn’t it time to put a name to a face? MSUM prides itself on being a welcoming and friendly community. How about we put a face to that? If you don’t have a photo on file, please have one taken. If you want to update your old photo, we can do that too! Drop-in studio hours for employee headshots, located in Grier Hall, lower level:   Monday 9 – 10 a.m. Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. – noon Also by appointment: Dave Arntson  |218.477.2338 |

  • Free leadership opportunity available to all students

    August 31, 2015

    Navigate through your leadership journey with Emerging Leaders! Emerging Leaders is a free leadership opportunity available to all students. Emerging Leaders helps students find their place at MSUM by creating connections with other students, staff members, and organizations. Through Emerging Leaders, you will learn more about yourself, your strengths, and how you can get involved in the campus community. Each Emerging Leaders group will meet one day a week for eight weeks. Every week we will cover a new topic related to leadership development. Emerging Leaders will start the week of September 21st and has three session times to choose from. The available sessions for the fall are Mondays 4-5 pm, Tuesdays 3-4 pm, or Wednesdays 7-8 pm. Sign up at If you have questions contact Kathryn Wolf at

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