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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 →

Dr. Hanson Publishes ‘Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies’

Posted on August 23, 2016

Dr. Thomas Hanson, Assistant Professor of Finance, recently published a coauthored book titled “Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Choirs Welcome All Majors with No Audition

Posted on August 23, 2016

All students are invited to join choir at MSUM. Festival Men’s Choir (M/W, 3-3:50) and Festival Women’s Choir (T/Th, 3-3:50) are offered to students from any major. No audition is required.  Read the rest of this entry →

Library Instruction Sessions Utilize Best Practices in Effective, Engaged Teaching

Posted on August 22, 2016

As you prepare for the start of a new academic year, don’t forget to schedule a library session for your courses.   Read the rest of this entry →

Benson Travels to Norway, Interviewed for Vart Land

Posted on August 11, 2016

John Benson, School of Teaching and Learning, traveled to Norway in June. While there, he was stayed with and was interviewed by a Norwegian high school classmate, Asle Jossang,who wrote a column about the ideas from Benson’s book, “MISSIONARY FAMILIES FIND A SENSE OF PLACE AND IDENTITY.” The column was in the July 19 edition of the Norwegian daily, Vart Land.

MSUM New Hires

Posted on August 09, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead!  Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

August 1 , 2016

  • Brenda Amenson-Hill – Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
  • James Louks – Art Gallery Director, College of Arts, Media & Communication
  • Megan Sanford – Assistant Swim Coach/Dragon Swim School, Athletics
  • Alexis Eissinger – Adjunct, Athletics

Harms Presents at 2016 Noyce Summit

Posted on July 26, 2016

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, presented a poster at the 2016 Noyce Summit held in Washington, D.C., July 20-22.  Read the rest of this entry →

Lindaas Attends AAPT Summer Conference

Posted on July 26, 2016

Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, attended the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer conference last week. He presented a workshop, “Demo Kit in a Box: Mechanics,” gave an invited talk, “Deepening Understanding by Implementing (Simple) Systems Modeling,” contributed a talk, “Adding Arduinos to a traditional Analog Electronics course,” to the “Ardiuno, Teensy, FPGA’s et al.” session and participated in the annual Demo Show. Read the rest of this entry →

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