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Graduate Assistantship vacancies

Posted on September 29, 2017

Graduate Students: Are you wanting to gain experience as a Graduate Assistant (GA) and add valuable skills to your resume while earning some extra money? Check out the current GA openings.

Interested in Graduate School?

Posted on September 28, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 28 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Paseka School of Business Atrium

Come to the Graduate/Professional School Information Day on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Paseka School of Business Atrium meet with representatives from a variety of graduate school programs.  Read the rest of this entry →

Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers

Posted on September 27, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Marilea Bramer will be presenting her colloquium “Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend! Please see flyer for more information.

Student Success Workshop: ‘Building Academic Relationships with Faculty’

Posted on September 25, 2017

Monday, Sept. 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Intercultural Center

Facilitated by Dana Bisignani. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

More than just help with homework, professors can provide guidance about possible career paths, research and internship opportunities, and letters of recommendation – but only if they know you! In this workshop, Dana will share tips for getting the most out of interactions with faculty, asking for recommendations, and taking ownership of your education so you feel less awkward walking into office hours. Dana Bisignani is Coordinator of the Women’s Center and a faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at MSUM.

Study Abroad: China Program Filling Up Fast

Posted on September 25, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 8-9 a.m. | CB 105

An information session is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26 in room CB 105 at 8 a.m. for those still interested in the Study Abroad: China, which is slated to embark after close of the spring semester 2018. Trip details, course programming, and funding options will be discussed at the meeting including an early bird discount. Approximately 50 percent of the seats for this adventure were filled in the past week. Come and get all of the details for a trip of a lifetime. Contact Professor Ken Meyer at for additional information.


Posted on September 22, 2017

There may be times when you’re concerned about a student in your class or an advisee, you’re bothered by a roommate acting differently, or you’re unsure about a student’s behavior. If you are concerned about a student’s wellbeing, but you’re unsure of what to do: contact the campus CARE Team. Some specific reasons (but not all of them) include: suicide ideation, depression, substance abuse, disruptive behavior in class, making violent statements, feeling threatened by a student, and concerns for a student’s welfare.  Read the rest of this entry →

Important Advising Information 

Posted on September 22, 2017

Advising is right around the corner. Below are important dates to mark on your calendar:

  • October 2 – Advising begins
  • October 23 – Spring registration begins

BIOL 335 informational meeting

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Langseth 118

There will be an informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 22 in Langseth Hall 118 at 2 p.m. to discuss BIOL 335 Tropical Conservation Biology. This course is offered in the spring semester and includes a 12-day trip to Costa Rica over spring break (March 1-12). This course is 3cr, LASC goal area 10, and open to students of any major.  Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Join us for our Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise on Friday, Sept. 22! This semester we will be visiting businesses in Southwest Fargo:

  • Dakota Medical Foundation (with a presentation by the Greater FMWF Economic Development Corporation)
  • Eide Bailly accounting firm
  • Discovery Benefits
  • Sundog Interactive
  • Scheels Headquarters (ending with a social for students to personally meet participating business leaders)

Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 3-4 p.m. | HA 325

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: “Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences: Why You Should Apply.”

The Physics and Astronomy Department regularly encourages students to develop research skills and make use of these in a variety of professional settings. This past summer, a number of undergraduates were accepted into summer research positions. These students will share their experience with us:  Read the rest of this entry →

Learn more about the MSUM Alumni Ireland Tour Sept. 19

Posted on September 19, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Hennessy’s in Fargo

In May/June 2018, MSUM alumni, family and friends will be taking a one-of-a-kind, 10-day tour of the Emerald Isle with MSUM Professor Dr. Jeremy Carney. This unique trip will combine some of the best cultural experiences that Ireland has to offer with an educational adventure into the ancient and modern sociopolitical history that has divided the island.

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Hennessy’s in Fargo to learn more about the sites and areas we’ll be visiting! Share this Facebook event with friends! Read the rest of this entry →

Visiting Scholar Series: Dr. Sara Langworthy

Posted on September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

The College of Education and Human Services Visiting Scholar Committee will be hosting Visiting Scholar, Dr. Sara Langworthy on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. She will talk on Bridging the Relationship Gap: Becoming an Ally for Children Facing Adversity.

On Friday, Sept. 15 in the CMU Ballroom she will be talking on Bridging the Relationship Gap: Approaches for Working with Children to Build Resilience and Promote Children’s Learning and Mental Health. This will be from 9 to noon. Both talks are free. If you think you will be bringing students to either talk, please let Marci Glessner know the numbers you expect to attend at

Study Abroad: China

Posted on September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 | 12 p.m. | CB 105

Come with us in May 2018 to visit Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and watch how your perspective on life changes before your eyes. Get all of the details at our information session this Friday, September 15 at noon in room 105 at the Center for Business. Contact Professor Ken Meyer at with any questions.

EF College Study Tours information session

Posted on September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Faculty Development Center

Faculty interested in leading short-term courses abroad have the option of using an external provider for assistance with logistics and planning. One such provider, EF College Study Tours, will hold an information session on Friday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. in the Faculty Development Center in the Library. All interested faculty are invited to attend to hear about options and the services EF provides. The Director of Study Abroad will also be present to answer questions.

First Thursday is today

Posted on September 14, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Langseth 118

Due to unexpected events, MSUM’s popular First Thursday is second Thursday for the month of September featuring Paul Jensen on the topic, “Doing Business in Saudi Arabia.” The one hour event will take place this Thursday, Sept. 14 in Langseth Hall room 118. There is no charge to attend.  Read the rest of this entry →

Hear your colleagues perform

Posted on September 14, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium

Faculty members of the School of Performing Arts are presenting a Faculty Recital Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall.

Performers are Terrie Manno, Kevin Priebe, Erynn Millard, David Ferreira, Tiana Grise, Earnest Lamb, Elise Nelson, Jenny Dufault, Stephen Sulich (Concordia College faculty member performing as a guest), Kevin Zepper (MSUM English faculty member performing as a guest), Tom Strait, Michael Krajewski and Allen Carter. The performance is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required.  Read the rest of this entry →

Integrating Library Services into D2L Brightspace

Posted on September 13, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 1:30 p.m. | Library 124

Don’t miss your colleagues, Travis Dolence and Jean Kramer, as they walk through Integrating Library Services into D2L Brightspace, the first of a yearlong series from Online & Extended Learning and the Faculty Development Center – Supercharge your Courses with D2L Brightspace. Each attendee will leave with knowledge of Library resources and a handout.

To register, check your email or contact Online & Extended Learning via or 218.477.2603, option 3.

Current student and faculty academic resources

Posted on September 12, 2017

Current student academic resources can now be found on the myMSUM students webpage. Students will find information relevant to completing their degree, and may include resources such as advising sheets, research opportunities, scholarship applications or internship and graduate school information.

Faculty academic resources can now be found on the  myMSUM faculty and staff webpage.

Get students involved in Student Academic Conference

Posted on September 11, 2017

It is not too early to start thinking about the 20th Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference. As President Blackhurst suggested during her opening speech, consider two opportunities to involve your students:

  • Mentor students to present at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference
  • Encourage students to attend and learn from other students by making attendance to poster or oral sessions part of your Spring semester syllabus

If you have any questions, please contact Oscar Flores,

Dr. Ashok Aryal to present research at Prairie Analysis Seminar

Posted on September 08, 2017

Dr. Ashok Aryal will present his research at Prairie Analysis Seminar (PAS Conference) taking place at Kansas State University this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9. The title of his talk is “Density of the zero set for a generalized Bernoulli-type free boundary problem.”  Read the rest of this entry →

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