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Follow the MSUM delegation as they travel to South Korea, China

Posted on December 04, 2015

Denise Gorsline, interim dean of Arts, Media and Communication, has been blogging about her “Dragon Tales” and the MSUM delegation visit to South Korea and China that began Dec. 1.

In her Dec. 3 post she writes: “I have been enchanted by Seoul…from our visit with Seoul National University of Education (SNUE)  to our dinner with an MSUM graduate, an exchange student, and a potential exchange student, Seoul has been great.”

Read more and follow at Dragon Tales blog.

The seven-member team of faculty, administrators and staff will visit with with high schools and universities in South Korea and China for the purpose of partnership-building and bringing new students to MSUM. They will return to the U.S. Dec. 14.

Read more about the delegation visit.

2015-16 Go Pink Scholarship Applications – Due December 4th

Posted on December 03, 2015

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.  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 2016 semester. Scholarship applications are available here and in the Athletic Department office, NZ 106.  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. Read the rest of this entry →

Professional Pathways Student Capstone Project Presentations

Posted on November 30, 2015

RN to BSN students will be conducting their Professional Pathways Student Capstone Project Presentations next week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) using the WebEx system. Please see attached document with details about the presentations and WebEx links for each day.

Ojibewe Scholar, Poet Featured in Nov. 30 McGrath Visiting Writers Series Reading

Posted on November 30, 2015

Heid E. Erdrich, author of four collections of poetry including Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems (2012), will read as part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series Monday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the Minnesota State University Moorhead library porch. It’s free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

Sash Ceremony is Dec. 16

Posted on November 30, 2015

We are honored to announce our graduating international students during our Sash Ceremony. Please join International Student Services in congratulating our graduates by attending the Sash Ceremony. The fall semester Sash Ceremony will be on Wednesday December 16th in the CMU Ballroom from 4-6pm. The Sash Ceremony is a presentation of Sashes from the student’s country of citizenship. Pease attend the Sash Ceremony to witness the presentation of Sashes. https://www.mnstate.edu/international/sash-ceremony.aspx

National Student Exchange accepting applications for 2016-17 academic year

Posted on November 30, 2015

Are you interested in an opportunity to study at another university next year? The National Student Exchange (NSE) office is accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year through February 5, 2016. Participating in NSE gives you the opportunity to study at one of 175 universities for up to one year. Tuition and fees are assessed at the in-state (resident) rate of your host campus or at the rate you normally pay at MSUM. All courses you complete on exchange will count toward your program at MSUM and will be recorded on your transcript. Read the rest of this entry →

Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students and Professors Present Research at National Conference

Posted on November 25, 2015

The following faculty and student research was presented at the annual Speech Language Hearing Association conference in Denver, CO Nov. 12-14, 2015.
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MSU Moorhead Teacher Education Receives Accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Posted on November 25, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s College of Education and Human Services has earned reaccreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels from the Selected Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Reaccreditation affirms MSUM’s exceptional teaching and stellar student achievement by meeting rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The MSUM Teacher Education program has been continually accredited since 1955.

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MSUM prepares students for an evolving music industry

Posted on November 25, 2015

By Jamie Hutchinson

The music industry program at Minnesota State University Moorhead finds music students turning knobs and flipping switches as they employ the latest music recording technology while running their own record label, Undeclared Records.

The label gives students the chance to receive music industry experience while at the same time offering MSUM musicians the chance to make a professionally recorded album and have it released on a record label at no cost to them. Read the rest of this entry →

Claudia Gates published article in Literacy Daily

Posted on November 24, 2015

Dr. Gates posted an article titled “Encouraging Teacher Candidates to Integrate Research into Instruction” in Literacy Daily. The article is displayed on the International Literacy Association’s website. The document displays a signature assignment that was created for teacher candidates and explains why it is necessary for new teachers to integrate research into current practice.

Alyssa McDonough, graduate student, presented at Synergy in Science conference

Posted on November 24, 2015

Alyssa McDonough, graduate student in School Psychology, presented at Synergy in Science conference. Alyssa McDonough presented a talk titled “Using an inquiry-based, constructivist learning approach for an introductory Entomology class” at the Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions ASA, CSSA, SSSA, ESA 2015 Meeting in Minneapolis, MN last week. Ms. McDonough’s talk was based on a project in collaboration with James Kopco and Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth from North Dakota State University. Read the rest of this entry →

Center for Innovative Business Solutions receives honorable mention for Innovation in Business Education

Posted on November 20, 2015

The College of Business and Innovation received honorable mention in the MidAmerican Business Deans Association 2015 Innovation in Business Education Award for its Center for Innovative Business Solutions (CIBS).

The awards program encourages innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education by recognizing creative and unique programs that advance the quality of education and the management of resources in business schools.

The CIBS engages students in experiential learning projects, where they serve as consultants to determine solutions and recommendations to existing real-world problems identified by local and regional businesses. Faculty guide, instruct, advise and coach students as they apply their academic knowledge while developing essential business and professional skills.

MSUM’s Doing Business in China Program Receives Innovation in Global Education Award

Posted on November 20, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Doing Business in China Program has been named a winner of the 2015 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs Awards for Innovation in Global Education. The award recognizes the creative and high impact practices of faculty and staff that increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples through cross-cultural and international experiences. Read the rest of this entry →

International Education Week is November 16-20!

Posted on November 20, 2015

Join ISS, Study Abroad and other MSUM Departments as we celebrate our international students with a week of events:

Monday
Educational Panel- Library Faculty Development Center Room 124 (Lord Livingston Library 124): 12-1:30 PM

International Stories of the Night Sky- 4:30 PM Planetarium Hagen 307 Read the rest of this entry →

Stick Around for Grad School!

Posted on November 20, 2015

Answer to Thursday’s Question: When and what was the first graduate program here at MSUM? [The first master’s program started in 1953 and the first master’s degrees were awarded in August 1955. There were three graduates with a Master of Science in Education: Robert F. Arnold, Jesse J. Ellingworth, and Shelda A. Jacobson.]
Come join over 60 years of awarding master’s degrees here at MSUM! We would love to meet with you and see what we can offer!

Scholarships are available for Math and Science Majors

Posted on November 20, 2015

Are you interested in sharing the fun of science and math with kids by being a secondary teacher? Scholarships* are available for Math and Science Majors to pursue a Secondary Teaching Licensure.

Noyce Scholar applications and FAQ can be found at:
http://www.mnstate.edu/NOYCE
Due Monday Nov. 30
* Full Tuition and Partial Room & Board Read the rest of this entry →

International partnerships goal of South Korea, China delegation

Posted on November 19, 2015

A team of MSUM faculty, administrators and staff leave Dec. 1 for meetings with high schools and universities in South Korea and China for the purpose of partnership-building and bringing new students to MSUM.  The delegation includes Jack Healy, Randy Cagle, Denise Gorsline, Zhimin Guan, Peter Geib, Dan Brekke, and Janet Hohenstein. 

The trip will include visits to the Seoul National University of Education, a K-12 organization and universities in Bejing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Guilin.  The delegation will return Dec. 14.  Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program students presented at National Collegiate Honors Conference in Chicago November 14

Posted on November 18, 2015

Sam Szczesny (Graphic Com) and Stefan Nelson (Math), along with Director Lisa Nawrot, also attended sessions on a variety of topics including assessment, retention, community building, pedagogy, peer tutoring, undergraduate research, FYE, and fundraising.

The students particularly enjoyed the conference plenary speaker Emerson Spartz, the CEO of Chicago-based Spartz Media and the founder of MuggleNet, a Harry Potter fansite. Read the rest of this entry →

GIS Day – Final Schedule of Events

Posted on November 18, 2015

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 on the MSUM Campus! 

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology allows us to visualize and solve problems facing people, plants, and animals living in dynamic systems. Have you ever used your smartphone to navigate through an unfamiliar city or to locate a restaurant within two miles? Come find out how phone apps use GIS to accomplish these tasks. If you are a visual learner, problem solver, or technology adopter, GIS Day has something for you. 

Schedule of Events Read the rest of this entry →

Withdrawal deadline is Nov. 23

Posted on November 18, 2015

The last day to withdraw from a full semester course is Monday, November 23, 2015. Students have until 4:30 p.m. that day to withdraw from a course for the current fall 2015 semester. Withdrawing from a course can be done by the student via eServices.

The course will appear as a ‘W’ on the student’s academic record. They will also be financially responsible for the course. Read the rest of this entry →

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