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  • 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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7KEE0Vkl9s

  • 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

  • Opening Day at Scheels Field Sept. 3

    August 31, 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.

  • 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 – ...

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

    August 31, 2015

    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 During the first hour, we share information and solicit comments, questions, and feedback. During the second hour, we will work on assessment and get help from the Assessment Academy Team on your assessment strategies for the upcoming ...

  • 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 dukartsa@mnstate.edu https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=3498&teamID=81205

  • 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.

  • Each student organization must attend September Student Organization Officer Assemblies

    August 31, 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!

  • 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 | arntson@mnstate.edu

  • 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 http://www.mnstate.edu/osa/leadership/emerging-leaders-form.aspx. If you have questions contact Kathryn Wolf at wolf@mnstate.edu

  • Please review the 2015-16 Parking and Traffic Regulations

    August 31, 2015

    Questions about Parking Enforcement? Please review the 2015-16 Parking and Traffic Regulations found online at www.mnstate.edu/parking Prefer a paper copy? Please stop by our office and pick one up.

  • Get 99¢ refills with your 2015-2016 tumbler

    August 31, 2015

    MSUM Dining Services brings you 99¢ refills with their 2015-2016 tumblers. These 20oz tumblers help reduce waste and are BPA free. They also feature a double wall insulation for cold liquids and a screw to lock lid. Receive a free refill coupon with purchase plus 99¢ refills at all MSUM retail dining locations now through Spring 2016. Available for purchase today at all retail locations for only $9.99.

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

    August 31, 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 mnstate.edu/phonathon.

  • Special dining offers are back for Fall 2015

    August 31, 2015

    Our special dining offers are back for Fall 2015 and are available for off-campus students, faculty and staff. Save up to $175 on our Kise plans or $149 on our Dragon Dollar plans. KISE PLANS CASUAL DINER – 5 meals in Kise for $35 (a $48 value) SOCIAL DINER – 25 meals in Kise for $175 (a $240 value) REGULAR DINER – 45 meals in Kise for $313 (a $432 value) FREQUENT DINER – 65 meals in Kise for $449 (a $624 value) DRAGON DOLLAR PLANS $103 – Receive $100 in Dragon Dollars and 3 free meals in Kise (a $129 value) $155– Receive$150 in Dragon Dollars and 6 free meals in Kise (a $208 value) $206 – Receive $200 in Dragon Dollars and 8 free meals in Kise (a $277 value) $309 – Receive $300 in Dragon Dollars and 11 free meals in Kise (a $406 value) $515 – Receive $500 in Dragon Dollars and 17 free meals in Kise (a $664 value) This is a limited time offer! Click here to purchase one of these plans. Questions? Call MSUM Dining Services at 218-477-2836 This limited time offer expires September 30th, 2015.

  • Mall Madness at the Moorhead Center Mall is tonight

    August 28, 2015

    WHO: MSUM students & Moorhead Center Mall businesses WHAT: Mall Madness is designed to connect the university with local businesses and to connect our students with their college city. WHEN: Friday, August 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Free transportation to/from the Moorhead Center Mall and the Dahl/Nelson/Grantham parking lot loop will begin at 5:45 p.m. WHERE: Moorhead Center Mall OTHER DETAILS: Bingo, music by MSUM students, fashion show featuring MSUM Bookstore and Moorhead Center Mall businesses, door prizes, DIY projects, caricatures, and more. This event is open to any MSUM student!

  • Roger Olson’s retirement party is Aug. 28

    August 28, 2015

    The Comstock Memorial Union announces the retirement of our General Maintenance Worker, Roger Olson. He has been a loyal and dedicated employee for more than 30 years. Roger’s experience and integrity have been integral to our success and has played a large role in our daily operations. To celebrate Roger’s well earned retirement, we are hosting a farewell gathering in CMU 101 on Friday, August 28th from 1pm-4pm. Please join us to celebrate and honor Roger for his years of service. We wish him the best of luck!

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