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Posted on February 08, 2016

Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism

By Trent Zbichorski

Scholarships and internships are a great way to reduce college debt and gain real-world experience. The William C. Marcil, Sr. and Jane B. Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism (Marcil Center) offers both job opportunities and paid apprenticeships to prepare students for the ever-changing world of media. Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology Faculty and Students Present at State Conference

Posted on February 08, 2016

Seven School Psychology Graduate Students presented posters and Dr. Lisa Stewart presented two breakout sessions at the Minnesota Association of School Psychology (MSPA) MidWinterConference January 28 and 29 in Bloomington, MN.

Dr. Lisa H. Stewart presented a session titled “MultiTiered Systems of Support in Preschool: Focus on a Literacy and Math Rich Schedule” and copresented a session with MSUM School Psychology alumni Kelli McGovern titled “Tier II Math Interventions: Who, How, Lessons Learned.” Read the rest of this entry →

Safe Zone Training

Posted on February 08, 2016

A Safe Zone Training session will be presented by the Counseling and Student Affairs Organization & Chi Sigma Alpha. This learning and educational experience for all graduate students will be held on February 8 from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. in Lommen 004. Presenter Ricky Greenwell, School of Performing Arts and representative from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will lead the session.

By completing Tier 1 Safe Zone training, you will become certified Safe Zone trainer and increase awareness of working with the LGBTQ community.

Help bring Valentine’s love to Eventide Caring Center

Posted on February 08, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9th from 4-6 p.m. in CMU 205, Communicators In Action and DECA are collaborating to bring some Valentine’s love to the residents of Eventide Caring Center! If you have some extra time and love, stop by and help us make cards for all ONE HUNDRED NINTY-FIVE residents! Craft skills not required. Will train. Supplies, cookies, and lemonade will be provided.

For more information, contact Maddi Kramer at

MATBUS Public Open House

Posted on February 08, 2016

Moorhead Area Transit will be on campus to provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to give input on proposed changes to MATBUS routes for their five-year plan.  Please stop by their table on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Maclean/Flora Frick corridor seating area.

Student Juried Exhibition

Posted on February 08, 2016

The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery Presents: Student Juried Exhibition
Monday, February 8 to Thursday, February 25, 2016
Reception: Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Awards: Thursday, February 18 at 5 p.m.

The School of Visual Arts invites the public to view the Student Juried Exhibition. This exhibition includes artwork created School of Visual Arts students, selected by Kansas City based ceramic artist Chandra DeBuse. Read the rest of this entry →

Campus Preview Days February 12 and 13

Posted on February 08, 2016


MSU Moorhead will host Campus Preview Days February 12 and 13 in the university’s Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. Both morning and afternoon sessions will be offered.

During Preview Day, prospective students and their families will meet faculty and current students, enter for a chance to win a scholarship, tour campus and the residence halls, hear about student life from current students, learn about academic programs and student services, and get admitted with official transcripts.

Register for Campus Preview Day or learn about other campus visit options at or call 218.477.2161 or 1.877.678.6463.

February 14 is International Book Giving Day

Posted on February 08, 2016

To celebrate International Book Giving Day, New Rivers Press will be giving away galleys of past publications. Stop by our table in the CMU on February 12 from 10:30 to 2:30 to learn more about the press and to get your hands on a free book.

Annual Physics Show on April 2

Posted on February 08, 2016

The Society of Physics Students invites you to its annual physics show on Saturday April 2nd from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, in Langseth 104. Come see exciting demonstrations of the physical laws that govern our world. There is no charge for admission, and the show is family friendly.

Registration for K-12 College for Kids & Teens opens February 17

Posted on February 08, 2016

Registration opens February 17 for the K-12 College for Kids & Teens courses. Don’t miss out on registering your children or grandchildren for some great classes this summer. Visit to view the schedule and descriptions. Great things are happening this summer! Read the rest of this entry →

Have any used or unwanted phones?

Posted on February 08, 2016

The Economic Society is collecting old phones and accessories for our service project. We are taking any used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, etc.) for clients of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo-Moorhead. Boxes are located around campus. Contact Aba Boadu ( or Samantha Carlson ( with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your help!

2016 STAR Symposium Virtual Conference

Posted on February 05, 2016

On February 19, 2016, join your teaching colleagues throughout MnSCU at the 2016 STAR Symposium! This one-day, all-virtual conference celebrates excellence in teaching and learning by sharing best practices, ideas, and resources with colleagues on teaching topics for delivery via face-to-face, blended, flipped and online classrooms. The keynote speaker is Dr. L. Dee Fink, who will speak about the ways that instructors can promote “good learning” in the classroom.

To preview the schedule, and to register, check out this STAR Sneak Peek here Read the rest of this entry →

“Passing” Race Panel Discussion February 16

Posted on February 05, 2016

Student panelists will share their “passing” stories and experiences on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00, Comstock Memorial Union Room 101. “Passing” occurs when a person classified as a member of one ethnic group is also accepted as a member of a different ethnic group. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. For more information or questions, please email or call (218) 477-2652.

Alumna to be recognized at Saturday’s basketball game

Posted on February 04, 2016

President Anne will honor alumna Tammy Miller at Saturday’s basketball game for being for being recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business as one of its first 100 Influential Leaders. The inaugural honor recognizes Tammy for making an impact in the world through her business insight, leadership ability and entrepreneurial success. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Football Signs 37 Recruits in 2016 Class

Posted on February 04, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead head football coach Steve Laqua has announced the Dragons’ 2016 recruiting class. A total of 37 student-athletes have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at MSUM starting this fall.

This year’s class features 31 individuals who signed national letters of intent and six who signed institutional letters of intent as preferred walk-ons. More than 2/3 of the class is from Minnesota (15) and North Dakota (11). Wisconsin (six) and Illinois (four) are also represented in the class, in addition to the country of Sweden. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Students Working as Paid Interns at the International Water Institute

Posted on February 04, 2016

Gary George and Tyler Solberg have completed most of their coursework for MSUM’s GIS Certificate and are already applying their newly acquired skills as paid interns at the International Water Institute in Fargo, North Dakota. The institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that is primarily concerned with mitigating flood damage and protecting and/or enhancing water resources throughout the Red River Valley. Research and training involving geographic information systems (GIS) are critical components of many activities at the institute. Gary and Tyler started working at the institute in January of 2016 and are directly involved with GIS-related activities. This excellent opportunity for students to practice their existing skills and learn new technical skills in a practical work environment is a result of a partnership between MSUM’s Center for Geospatial Research and the International Water Institute.

The Professional Teacher Principal Panel

Posted on February 04, 2016

Join the Education Minnesota Student Program (EMSP) on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00pm in CMU 101 as local principals share their experiences to help us gain a better insight on various education topics including the hiring process, working with families, classroom expectations and more. Bring your questions, a friend, and your appetite!

No. 8 Dragons Return Home to Face Wayne State and No. 1 Augustana

Posted on February 04, 2016

The No. 8-ranked Minnesota State University Moorhead men’s basketball team returns home this weekend to face Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference rivals in Wayne State and Augustana.

Both games will be televised live on WDAY’Z Xtra with Steve d’Eustachio and Jared Bledsoe on the call. The games will also be broadcast live online at Read the rest of this entry →

The second annual Three Minute Thesis competition

Posted on February 04, 2016

North Dakota State University invites you to attend our second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, February 10, hosted by the College of Graduate & Interdisciplinary Studies. An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. These students get 180 seconds.

Watch graduate students compete for up to $1,000 by presenting their research projects in just three minutes in terms everyone can understand. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 grand prize. The top competitor in each competition in round one will receive $250. Faculty, community members and graduate student representatives will judge competitors. Read the rest of this entry →

A TIAA-CREF Financial Essentials Workshop

Posted on February 04, 2016

Everyone talks about a budget, but how many of us actually make one? Most people have some debt, but how many understand its effects on their lives and their futures? Let us show you the real impact of budgeting and debt – and how to help make your money work. Read the rest of this entry →

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