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What is your Dragon story?

Posted on March 29, 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 →

Director of Undergraduate Admissions open forums

Posted on March 29, 2017

MSUM will be hosting four candidates for the position of Director of Undergraduate Admissions the week of April 3-7. The campus community is invited to an open forum where each candidate will present a five minute relevant overview of their educational and professional background focusing on management and leadership experiences. The overview will be followed by a presentation regarding areas of opportunity and concern for undergraduate recruitment based on the MSUM Undergraduate Enrollment Report and other public information and a short question and answer time.

The open forums will be held in CMU 205 from 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the following dates for each candidate:

  • April 3 – Tom Reburn – Associate Director of Admissions for Data and Operations
  • April 5 – Pete Lien – current Associate Director of Admissions at Concordia College
  • April 6 – Justin Grams – Assistant Director of Admissions and Records at North Dakota State College of Science
  • April 7 – Erik Johnson – Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at Northern Arizona University

Nominations now accepted for Student Organization Awards Ceremony

Posted on March 29, 2017

Hey Dragons!

We are now accepting award nominations for the 2017 Annual Student Organization Awards Ceremony. Nominations will be accepted beginning on March 29, 2017, and due by 12 p.m. April 10, 2017. To nominate, use the online DragonCentral form. The link can be found under the Campus Links section of DragonCentral. The categories this year are as follows:  Read the rest of this entry →

Text message notifications available

Posted on March 29, 2017

In addition to email notifications for course events sent from D2L Brightspace courses, text notifications to mobile devices are now available for all users.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR STUDENTS:  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace tentatively unavailable June 2-3, 2017

Posted on March 29, 2017

28D2L 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.

Noyce internships available for math, science majors

Posted on March 29, 2017

Interested in sharing your enthusiasm for Science and Math? Noyce internships are available for Math and Science majors. Interns are being recruited to help with summer K-12 science and math enrichment activities. Preference is given to first and second year undergraduates.  Read the rest of this entry →

Request your Summer 2017 D2L Brightspace course shells

Posted on March 29, 2017

Beginning Wednesday, March 15 instructors can request their Summer 2017 course shells using the D2L Brightspace Request Form (


  • Summer 17 shells can be requested March 15-April 27. On April 28, all unrequested summer sections will be created as single section course shells.
  • Fall 17 shells can be requested April 28-August 1. On August 2, all unrequested fall sections will be created as single section course shells.  Read the rest of this entry →

Black Student Union searching for performers

Posted on March 29, 2017

The Black Student Union is looking for more performers for the Black Lives Matter Banquet. Do you have a talent that you’d like to share? Contact their president, Lexi Byler at

The event is on Monday, April 24 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom.

To RSVP to the event go to:

Drama by N.D. playwright, MSUM professor opens in Australia

Posted on March 29, 2017

Heretics, a play by MSUM English Professor and Fargo, N.D., resident Richard Zinober, opened a two-week run at the Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne, Australia last week.

The cross-continent connection is the result of a call for scripts by Owl and Cat Theatre last fall. “I attached the script to an email query and was notified a month ago that Owl and Cat wanted to include the play in its 2017 season,” Zinober said. Read the rest of this entry →

Stories from Refugees

Posted on March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29 | 7-8 p.m. | LCM Blue House

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a refugee? To be forced to leave one’s homeland and start over in a new country? Tonight at the Lutheran Campus Ministry Blue House four high-school students will be sharing their stories during LCM’s time of worship. All MSUM students are welcome. The event is from 7-8 p.m. at the LCM Blue House, which is one block west of Hagen Hall (619 10th Street South). No cost. Bring a friend and come listen to stories of those who have lived the refugee experience first hand.

Spring 2017 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118

“Hell on Earth: Contemporary Re-Imaginings of Hell in Horror Fiction”

Dr. Tim Decker, Ph.D., Department of English & Director, University Writing Support Center

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Who Knew Fair

Posted on March 29, 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 →

Dr. Adam Goyt to present this week’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring Dr. Adam Goyt | Euclid’s Elements and their Impact on the Catholic Church  Read the rest of this entry →

Celebration of Nations on April 1

Posted on March 29, 2017

Saturday, April 1 | 4 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

Mark your calendars for the Celebration of Nations, held on April 1 in the CMU Ballroom at 4 p.m. Children’s World will commence followed by the main event at 6 p.m.

Come enjoy a night of entertainment, flag parade, food, culture, and fashions from around the world. MSUM students and community members representing a variety of countries will exhibit items from their homeland, cook their unique foods, and share their culture.

  • Entrance: $2 online at Tickets | $3 at the door
  • Kids under 5 years: Free
  • $1 food tickets (inside the Ballroom)

The event is open to all students, faculty, staff, community members and guests from all over the world and the U.S.

Woodlands and High Plains Powwow

Posted on March 29, 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 →

MSUM Percussion Ensemble Presents: ‘Percussion Electronica’

Posted on March 29, 2017

Friday, March 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre

The MSUM Percussion Ensemble will present their Spring 2017 performance this Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre. Entitled “Percussion Electronica,” the concert will feature a wide variety of works that blend acoustic percussion with electro-acoustic sounds and instruments, including the world premier of a composition for electronics and Middle Eastern hand percussion by the ensemble’s own student member, Aaron Gabriel. Come enjoy a truly unique evening of music! Tickets are available at the MSUM Box office or at the door ($7 adults, $5 students, free for MSUM students, faculty, and staff).  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: Student-Developed Planetarium Shows

Posted on March 29, 2017

Friday, March 31 | 3 p.m. | Planetarium (BR 167)  Read the rest of this entry →

Speed Mock Interviewing

Posted on March 29, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom  Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s Center Coordinator welcome reception

Posted on March 29, 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.

#CMUCelebrating50: Day 27

Posted on March 29, 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 →

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