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Spring 2018 Registration Windows

Posted on October 23, 2017

It is hard to believe, but registration for the spring 2018 semester is scheduled to begin October 23, 2017. Registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed with grades. Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours.

Important Reminders:  Read the rest of this entry →

Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on October 23, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118

This semester’s Religious Studies Speaker Series lecture is: Dr. Steven Bolduc, Economics, presenting, “Economics, Epiphanies, and Explanation: Exploring the Intersection of Economics and Religion.”​

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Posted on October 18, 2017

Faculty: Take advantage of some upcoming professional development opportunities regarding course design and instructional technologies. 

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Transfer Pathways Update

Posted on October 16, 2017

Work on implementation of the four pilot transfer pathways is underway. A lot of learning about the best way to handle details is taking place. One result of that learning process has been the realization of the amount of time required and the need to extend the deadline for implementation. The pathways have been divided into phases, with the four pilots (Biology, Business, Psychology, and Theatre) being in phase one. Phase two pathways appear to have minor issues. Phase three pathways, such as those leading to teacher licensure, have other issues that could take more time to resolve.  Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota State Employees’ Combined Charities Campaign is here

Posted on October 13, 2017

From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, join us in a competition with the other Minnesota State Universities to be the most charitable institution. We are competing for the highest percentage of employee participation—even $10 helps! Employees can donate to a charity of their choice through payroll deduction. Set it up once, and your generosity keeps giving all year long! 

This process makes your donation stretch further to help Minnesotans in need. The campaign includes Charitable Federations, groups of charitable organizations that represent charities working on similar issues. This collaboration keeps administrative and fundraising expenses low, making your contribution dollars go as far as possible.

Donate to the cause that matters most to you––environment, education, women’s issues, breaking the cycle of poverty, and much more!  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Enrollment Increases for 2nd Straight Year

Posted on October 12, 2017

The official Fall Semester enrollment figures for Minnesota State University Moorhead show an overall increase led by gains in new entering freshman and graduate students. Overall total headcount for undergraduate and graduate students is up 1.67 percent driven by a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshman. Fall Semester headcount is 6,019, with 5,147 undergraduate and 872 graduate students. The official numbers are calculated after 30 class days and are used for standardized reporting purposes.  Read the rest of this entry →

Spin the advising wheel for a prize

Posted on October 12, 2017

Stop by the following locations this week to answer or ask a question in regards to advising, registration, LASC or graduation requirements to have an opportunity to win a prize.

MSUM’s Peer Advisors will be tabling at the locations below:  Read the rest of this entry →

Global Citizenship and Cross-Cultural Teaching: Taiwan

Posted on October 12, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5:30 p.m. | LO 104

This Spring course will introduce students to the basic elements of cross cultural teaching, global citizenship and teaching non-native English speakers. Join professors Sheila Marquardt and John Benson in Taiwan May 15-June 14 for an experience that will build your skills as a teacher. Please let us know if you have questions. You may also attend an information session to learn more about this study abroad opportunity 10/6 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. in LO 204, 10/10 at 3:30 p.m. in LO 204 and 10/12 at 5:30 p.m. in LO 104.

New streaming video collection

Posted on October 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the office of Online and Extended Learning and the Library has recently introduced the new online video streaming service, Kanopy. Kanopy’s collection includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Click to start watching.  Read the rest of this entry →

Let us know of updated alumni information

Posted on October 11, 2017

Homecoming 2017: Forever Red was another amazing success! It was a privilege to welcome everyone home and celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and friends at the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Awards Celebration. Thank you to everyone who attended and showed your support!

If you talked with any alumni or hosted an alumni event, please contact email alumni@mnstate.edu and let us know of updated alumni information, attendees and event photos. We’re here to help you keep track of Dragons for future get togethers!

Academic advising begins 

Posted on October 06, 2017

Academic advising for spring semester began Monday. Contact your academic advisor to schedule a time to meet and discuss your next semester and to obtain your access code to register for classes.  Read the rest of this entry →

Graduate Students: Are you graduating this December?

Posted on October 06, 2017

For all graduate students pursuing a master’s degree and graduating in December, please note the important deadlines coming up. If you are pursuing a licensure or certificate, you do not need to fill out these forms.

Have you filled out your Graduate Forms? All graduate students need to complete Form 1 by the end of their first semester being admitted to a graduate program. Please contact your faculty advisor, if you have any questions. Form 2 is filled out when you are proposing your research.

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Grand Tour of Taiwan information meeting

Posted on October 06, 2017

October 6 | 3 p.m. | MacLean 172

MSUM is hosting a spring 2018 class and a May/June 1018 tour of the most fascinating, historical, and cultural sites on the island of Taiwan. You will learn through a pre-tour class and a nearly month long visit to Taiwan. With an emphasis in language skills or business there is something for everyone. Open to all majors and no language experience needed. Join us at the info meeting for a preview.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: What Happens Next

Posted on October 06, 2017

Friday, Oct. 6 | 3-4 p.m. | Hagen Hall 325
Presented by Bruce Flaig

Bruce Flaig will talk about what his intentions were when he started his physics degree, what he did in school here at MSUM, and what happened afterward. He will share a list of paying jobs he has had since receiving his degree. He will also attempt to connect what he has done and why physics helped him do those things.

Register now for Distinguished Alumni Celebration

Posted on October 05, 2017

Register today!

Minnesota State University Moorhead will honor six alumni for extraordinary achievements in their lives and professions at this year’s Homecoming, which runs Monday, Oct. 2 through the following Sunday, Oct. 8.

The Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration will be Thursday, Oct. 5. The evening will begin with a social at 5:30 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on MSUM’s campus. The dinner and program will follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required by registering online or by calling 218-477-2143. Read the rest of this entry →

Film and animation students, alumni and faculty exhibit work in Minne Mini Film Festival

Posted on October 05, 2017

Film and Animation students, alumni and faculty exhibit work in the Minne Mini Film Festival. The sold-out event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theatre in uptown Minneapolis.

Short films made by MSUM Film Production alumni include Hipster Zombies created by Matt Eckholm, Welcome to the Future made by Paul Eckhardt, and World’s Best Axe Murderer by Eric W. Carlson.  Read the rest of this entry →

Coquyt earns QM Certification for course design

Posted on October 05, 2017

Dr. Michael Coquyt, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 670 Educational Alternatives for Learning. This is Dr. Coquyt’s second course to earn QM Certification. QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Coquyt on his achievement!

Fall Bake Sale

Posted on October 05, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 5 | 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | CMU

Please join some of the Speech-Language Pathology graduate students at the CMU this Thursday, Oct. 5 from 11:30-2:30 for cookies, bars, and other sweet treats.

Proceeds will benefit speech-language pathology graduate students traveling to their field’s national convention this November in Los Angeles, California to present research and further the education and knowledge.

Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series

Posted on October 05, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Library Porch

The first Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series reading of the semester will take place this Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Porch. MSUM’s own Yahya Frederickson will read from his recent poetry collection, In a Homeland Not Far: New and Selected Poems. All McGrath events are free and open to the public.

Noyce Scholarship information session

Posted on September 29, 2017

Friday, Sept. 29 | 7:45-8:45 a.m. | LI 124

Teachers have better work stories! But make sure you heed the warning.

Interested in sharing the fun of science and math with kids by being a secondary teacher? Are you up for the challenge?

Noyce scholarships are available for math or science majors who add a teaching major. Current undergraduates are eligible for multi-year scholarships and returning students can receive one year of funding.  Read the rest of this entry →

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