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2016-17 Go Pink Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 5

Posted on December 02, 2016

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  The scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete and a non-student-athlete who have been directly affected by cancer. Award amounts are between $200 – $1,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2017 semester. Scholarship applications are available in the Athletic Department office, NZ 106 or download the application here.

The Go Pink with the Dragons Scholarship was founded in 2012 by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic department from funds raised by the annual Go Pink initiative. Learn more about the Go Pink Scholarship here. Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Hosting Posters at St. Paul

Posted on December 01, 2016

Do you have undergraduate students working on a research project that may be ready to present to Minnesota state legislators in poster form at the capitol on March 2?

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars, a consortium of MN State institutions who support undergraduate research, scholarly works and creative activity is hosting Posters at St. Paul on Thursday, March 2, 2017. MSU Moorhead will be allowed to take up to four student presenters.

Please contact Oscar Flores,, by January 11, 2017 with the student’s name and email, your name, the title of the project and an abstract of up 250 words.

Support Our Students: Donate Today

Posted on November 23, 2016

Last year, 40 percent of MSUM faculty and staff donated toward student scholarships. Can we count on your continued or first-time donations?

Every dollar you give is a dollar that will Support Our Students in one way or another. Your gift will help MSU Moorhead be a leader in student success. Not only can you support scholarships, but you can also support an educational experience that will have lifelong relevance. You can even designate exactly where you want your gift to go to make an impact and sign up for payroll deduction. Learn more about donating online at

“This scholarship will follow me as a symbol for what reward can be had for hard work and determination.” – Elli Teige, Scholarship Recipient

Nov. 21 is Last Day to Withdraw from Courses

Posted on November 21, 2016

The last day to withdraw from a full semester course is Monday, November 21, 2016. You have until 4:30 p.m. that day to withdraw from a course for the current fall 2016 semester.  Read the rest of this entry →


Posted on November 16, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | CMU Ballroom

Discover how geographic information systems are being utilized in our community by attending GIS Day at MSUM.

A variety of talks, displays and informational tables will allow you to explore how this cross-disciplinary technology is being used to visualize and analyze data. Speakers will discuss everything from weather to crime to natural resource mapping.  Read the rest of this entry →

STAR Symposium: Call for Proposals Closes Soon

Posted on November 15, 2016

There’s still time to submit a proposal to present at the STAR Symposium. This is a state-wide conference focused on teaching and learning best practices. The all-day conference is completely virtual—attend and present from your home or campus office.

Call for proposals is open until November 21. All presenters will receive training related to effective web-based presentation.  Read the rest of this entry →

Graduate Week: November 7-10

Posted on November 10, 2016

Why should you stick around for Grad School at MSUM? A follow-up report of graduate students from MSUM with a Master’s Degree have a 99.24 percent related employment rate.

Learn all about it during Graduate Week! Each day we have a new area of focus and school, come say hi, and enter into our giveaway each day for awesome prizes.

Thursday, Nov. 10 | 10 a.m. – 2p.m.

Focus: Health

  • Information Booth and Prize Drawing Giveaways
    • Location: CMU (across from the C Store)
  • Presentation on Personal Statements and CVs:
    • Time: 11–11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Location: CMU 203

Biosciences Department Offering Neurobiology Course

Posted on October 26, 2016

For any students interested in neuroscience MSUM’s Biosciences department is offering a course in Neurobiology (BIOL 390 Topics in Biology: Neurobiology).

The pre-requisite for the course is Genetics (BIOL 341). Any other interested students who have previously taken Physiological Psychology (PSY 345) and either Learning and Memory (PSY 342) or Cognition and Perception (PSY 348) are also encouraged to register (overrides will be granted).

Strategic plans available on SharePoint site

Posted on October 14, 2016

The Strategic Enrollment Plan, Diversity Plan and Academic Master Plan are now available on one SharePoint site. There is a place to add comments on this site as well. You need to login with your StarID credentials in order to view the plans.

Dragon Football Tackles Cancer with Bake Sale, Silent Auction

Posted on October 14, 2016

The Dragon football team and their parents will “Tackle Cancer” by holding their seventh annual bake sale and silent auction in the lobby of Alex Nemzek Hall during the Oct. 15 football game against St. Cloud State University. The proceeds from the bake sale and silent auction will benefit the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship fund and the Dragon Football Scholarship Fund.  Read the rest of this entry →

1066@950: Commemoration of the Battle of Hastings Oct. 14

Posted on October 10, 2016

Friday, Oct. 14 |4 to 6 p.m. | NDSU’s Barry Hall

On October 14, 1066, William of Normandy overcame Harold of England to change the shape forever of English history and the English language. In a cooperative endeavor to acknowledge this significant historical moment, Concordia College, MSUM, and NDSU present on Friday, October 14, 2016, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., 1066@950: Commemoration of the Battle of Hastings. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Development Associate Team Proposals Due Today

Posted on October 05, 2016

The Faculty Development Committee is accepting applications for Faculty Development Associate Teams for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline for the first round proposals is Wednesday, Oct. 5.  Read the rest of this entry →

Pam McGee completes work for PMI

Posted on October 05, 2016

Pam McGee, Professional Management Department, was invited by the globally recognized Project Management Institute, along with 15 other faculty members across the globe, including Germany, England, Kuwait, Canada and the U.S., to help design global curriculum for project leadership classes that will be used worldwide as part of the PMI Teach initiative. The PMI Teach initiative is a way to help universities across the globe adopt project management classes, degrees and initiatives on their campuses.  Read the rest of this entry →

Talk About Teaching is Back

Posted on September 30, 2016

By popular demand, the Faculty Development Center is re-launching the Talk About Teaching Program. The goal of this program is to encourage faculty to meet in pairs to discuss and work to improve their teaching practices. We have re-structured the program to make it a bit more formal than in the past.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Selects Two for $2,000 L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships  

Posted on September 20, 2016

Two Minnesota State University Moorhead business administration majors, Abigail Olson and Katelyn Herfindahl, are winners of this year’s L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year.  The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot Attends European Conference on Visual Perception in Barcelona

Posted on September 06, 2016

Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) attended the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) in Barcelona, Spain this past week. Nawrot presented research on “The Development of Convergence and Divergence to Radial Optic Flow in Infancy.”  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace Training Sessions

Posted on September 01, 2016

Thursday, September 1 |1-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-2 p.m. | Faculty Development Center (Conference Room LI 124)

Come learn more about D2L Brightspace (MSUM’s official Online Learning Management System) and how to take full advantage of this system. These sessions are open to all faculty and do not assume any previous experience using D2L Brightspace. Note that since the Course Online Presence Policy was approved last May, a D2L course shell has been auto-created for each course. Instructors are required to post, at minimum, a current version of their course syllabus along with contact information and the time and location of their office hours (physical or virtual). Read the rest of this entry →

University Writing Support Center Offers Tutoring Services

Posted on August 29, 2016

The University Writing Support Center (UWSC)—formerly known as the Write Site—will offer tutoring services for Fall semester 2016 beginning Monday, Aug. 29.  Read the rest of this entry →

Closing the Loop

Posted on August 29, 2016

Read the August 2016 issue of the Closing the Loop newsletter.

Dragon Core to Sunset End of Summer 2017

Posted on August 26, 2016

The university general education requirements known as Dragon Core, will sunset the end of summer 2017. Current students still following the Dragon Core have been notified by the Registrar’s Office that they need to successfully complete these requirements by the end of August 2017. If they do not complete the requirements by this time, they will be transitioned over to the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC). If a student wishes to switch to LASC immediately, that is also an option.  Read the rest of this entry →

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