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Checklist for end of semester tasks

Posted on May 19, 2017

As finals begin and faculty start entering final grades for Spring 2017, please refer to the following checklist for end of semester tasks for your courses in D2L Brightspace.  Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Commencement today

Posted on May 12, 2017

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome Dragons into the alumni family

Posted on May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni! Read the rest of this entry →

Candidates for the position of AVP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs have been selected

Posted on May 10, 2017

Four candidates for the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs have been selected. Candidate interviews will start Friday, May 5.

Jonathan Eichten’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 5 in CMU 205.

Jonathan Eichten has served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at St. Cloud Technical & Community College since 2014. Previously he served the Minnesota State system office as interim Senior System Director for Academic and Student Service Technology and Students First Director;  North Hennepin Community College as Dean of Student Affairs; and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College as Associate Dean of Students. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Michael (Mike) Heitkamp’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Monday, May 8 in CMU 205

Mike Heitkamp has extensive experience in the higher education industry serving as the chief enrollment officer. He is currently the Vice President of Enrollment at the University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D. Previous positions include the Associate Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment at Bemidji State University; Director of Admissions at the University of Mary and Rasmussen College, both Bismarck, N.D. Heitkamp completed his undergraduate degree and MBA at the University of Mary.

Jane Birkholz’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in CMU 205

Jane Birkholz has devoted her career to enhancing access to higher education for all students who want to invest in themselves, as well as building bridges to support student persistence and success. Most recently, serving as Dean of Student Success, she has served in increasingly responsible administrative positions in student services, enrollment management as well as in continuing and adult education. She has a Ph.D. in education from the University of Nebraska, a master of science in college student development from the former Mankato State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Thalia Wilson’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 in CMU 205

Thalia Wilson has more than 20 years of higher education experience, with 15 in a leadership role. Wilson’s positions and responsibilities have progressed over time, which is a result of her strong ethic for teamwork and commitment to supporting student success. She has also made contributions to Tennessee’s aggressive completion agenda, and served on statewide committees to help implement nationally recognized programs, such as the Tennessee Promise, the Seamless Alignment of Integrated Learning Support, and the launch of the statewide reverse transfer program. She earned her bachelor and master’s degrees from Tennessee State University and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at Northcentral University.

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Finals Week fun at the Livingston Lord Library

Posted on May 04, 2017

You’re already at the Livingston Lord Library to study, and now you can take a break while you’re there! You’ll find coloring books and supplies are on the first floor near the main desk (Zombies, My Little Pony, and more!). On the second floor’s big open study table, there are puzzles to work on, and temporary tattoos to take.  Read the rest of this entry →

Request your D2L Brightspace course shells for Fall 2017

Posted on May 04, 2017

You can request your D2L Brightspace course shells for Fall 2017 using the D2L Brightspace Request Form. Requesting your courses now allows you to merge sections together and gives you more time to build the course.

Please Note: While you can request your Fall courses now, they will not appear in your D2L Brightspace account until May 11.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Paul Kramer selected as 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer

Posted on May 03, 2017

Provost Joseph Bessie has announced that Paul Kramer, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award.

Dr. Kramer will be honored at a campus award ceremony next fall, during which he will present a lecture of his choosing.

Please join Provost Bessie in extending congratulations to Paul Kramer for this achievement, as well as appreciation for his continued dedication to our students.  Read the rest of this entry →

Provost announces newly tenured, promoted faculty

Posted on May 03, 2017

Please join Provost Joseph Bessie in congratulating MSUM’s newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.  Read the rest of this entry →

University Writing Support Center closed until summer

Posted on May 03, 2017

The University Writing Support Center will be closed for the remainder of Spring Semester 2017 beginning on Study Day, Wednesday, May 3. The Center will re-open for Summer hours beginning Monday, May 22. Appointments will be available, face-to-face or online, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

MSUM expects 875 students to graduate May 12

Posted on May 02, 2017

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Join the Alumni Flag Corps at Commencement

Posted on May 01, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni!

Requirements: Must be able to smile and wave flag Friday, May 12, 2017! Read the rest of this entry →

Construction Management students excel on the National Associate Constructor Exam

Posted on April 28, 2017

For the first time ever, 100 percent of the students in MSUM’s Construction Management program passed the Associate Constructor Exam. Congratulations to the Construction Management class of 2017!

More than 1,000 students across the nation sat for the spring 2017 Exam, which is given in the fall and spring and is developed and monitored by the American Institute of Constructors Certification Commission. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Seminar Student Presentations

Posted on April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28 | 3 p.m. | HA 325

Today in seminar, each student will give a short presentation about an experiment conducted this semester.  Read the rest of this entry →

Request your D2L Brightspace course shells for Summer 2017

Posted on April 27, 2017

All unrequested Summer 2017 D2L Brightspace course shells will be created as single section course shells on Friday, April 28. If you need to combine course sections please get your request in using the D2L Brightspace Request Form.

The D2L Brightspace Request form will transition to accept Fall 2017 course requests on Friday, April 28 and will remain open until August 1. On August 2, all unrequested fall sections will be created as single section course shells.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Mathematics majors Stefan Nelson and Pratik Dahal to present in Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Stefan Nelson and Pratik Dahal | Niven Numbers and Algorithmic Problem Solving; Group Theory and Rubik’s Cube  Read the rest of this entry →

Final Spring 2017 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118

“What Is Buddha-Nature?”

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Ph.D. | Professor, Philosophy Department, MSU Moorhead

Lectures are free and open to the public.

HLC Open Forums

Posted on April 19, 2017

Minnesota State University Moorhead is holding several open forums as part of its periodic evaluation by its regional accreditation agency. The open forums for students, faculty, staff and the community will be held on MSUM’s campus Monday, April 24.

Staff Open Forum | 9 a.m. | CMU Ballroom A
Faculty Open Forum | 3 p.m. | CMU
Student Open Forum | 4:15 p.m. | CMU Ballroom A
General Public Open Forum | 4:15 p.m. | CMU 205  Read the rest of this entry →

Register for Environmental Psychology this summer

Posted on April 17, 2017

Need a LASC Area 10 course? Take Psy 324 Environmental Psychology this summer.

Psy 324: Environmental Psychology (ID 000126); May 17-June 7; Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Register today!

Have you registered for classes?

Posted on April 12, 2017

Don’t delay! There is still time to meet with your academic advisor to register for summer and fall courses.

Leadership Studies students partner with Hospice of the Red River Valley, host ‘Death Over Dinner’ service project

Posted on April 12, 2017

Leadership Studies capstone students partnered with Hospice of the Red River Valley for a “Death Over Dinner” service project. Communication Studies majors Bailey Gemar, Payton Hoskins, and Madison Kramer hosted two dinners this week to highlight the need to share with loved ones feelings about end of life care. “Death over Dinner” is a concept created by Michael Hebb with a goal of removing the taboo associated with death. The content of the event is also connected to the novel “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. The dinners included a mix of community members and MSUM students and sought to increase effectiveness in talking about death. The events included presentations and discussions with Dr. Tricia Langlois, Medical Director and Brenda Iverson, Director of Community Relations for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Free will donations benefit Hospice.

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