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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.

MSUM Mathematics majors Samantha Swenson, Zach Snell to present in today’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Samantha Swenson and Zach Snell | Penrose Tilings; Methods and Fairness in Voting Theory  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Academic Conference on April 11

Posted on April 11, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11, Minnesota State University Moorhead will host its 19th Annual Student Academic Conference. The conference provides over 300 student researchers the opportunity to present their work to faculty, staff, administration, peers and the general public in a formal academic setting.

Join us at 11:50 a.m. in the CMU Ballroom for a ceremony commemorating the name change of the conference to the Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference.

For more information about MSU Moorhead’s Student Academic Conference schedule, visit the SAC site at

Nominate a colleague or professor for the prestigious Dille Lecturer Award

Posted on April 10, 2017

Nominate your respected colleagues or favorite professors for the prestigious Dille Lecturer Award! Successful nominees will demonstrate how they transform the world by transforming students’ lives.

Each year, students, faculty and staff are asked to submit a nomination for the faculty member they believe best exemplifies the award criteria. The Provost’s Council reviews the nominations and selects a recipient. That faculty member will be honored at a Fall Semester 2017 awards ceremony during which they will present a lecture of their choosing, and receive the award’s $1,200 honorarium. Read the rest of this entry →

6 Reasons You Should Enroll for Summer Classes

Posted on April 07, 2017
  1. You can get ahead or catch up
  2. Shorter duration (5-8 week sessions)
  3. You can focus on one class at a time
  4. You may be able to receive financial aid
  5. More online course offerings
  6. You can read and do your homework in the sunshine

Heads or Tails Raffle at the Spring Scholarship Gala

Posted on April 06, 2017

Saturday, April 8 | CMU Ballroom

Participate in the Heads or Tails Raffle at the Spring Scholarship Gala April 8! For $25, you will receive a Scorch raffle paddle that will allow you to participate in three separate raffles during the event. Each raffle will consist of multiple rounds where each participant will use their paddle to select heads or tails. The emcee will flip a coin and announce the coin flip. Those with the correct choice will remain in the game and continue to play the next round until only one remains––the winner! Read the rest of this entry →

New Rivers Press receives grant to publish ‘The Way She Told Her Story’

Posted on April 06, 2017

New Rivers Press received a grant from the Lake Regions Art Council to publish “The Way She Told Her Story” by Minnesota author Diane Jarvenpa.  Read the rest of this entry →

Spring BFA Exhibition No. 2 reception today

Posted on April 06, 2017

Thursday, April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | CA 155

The School of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibition No. 2 on Thursday, April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155).  Read the rest of this entry →

Study in Tanzania this summer, earn undergraduate or graduate-level credits

Posted on April 05, 2017

ANTH 490/STL 490/590 Health, Education, and Environment in Tanzania Today will be a unique immersive, experiential educational opportunity focused on the challenges of delivering basic healthcare and education to the diverse population of a rapidly developing nation.This program is open to students of all majors. Tentative dates are June 4-24, 2017.

Information sessions will be held:

  • Monday, April 3, 7-9 p.m. in King Hall 110
  • Tuesday April 4, 6-7 p.m. in King Hall 110
  • Wednesday April 5, 7-8 p.m. in King Hall 110

For more information visit or contact Bruce Roberts ( or John Benson (

Summer & Fall Registration opened March 13

Posted on March 30, 2017

Registration for summer and fall semester classes began Monday, March 13. To check when your registration window opens, follow the instructions below:

  • Log in to eServices and with your Star ID and password
  • Click on “Registration Window”
    • Change the semester if needed (Click on “Registration Window” again if you need to change the semester)
  • The date given will be the earliest date you are allowed to add or drop a course from your schedule

Class Registration Refresher

Need a refresher on how to register for classes? Follow the steps below: Read the rest of this entry →

Check Out Gala Live and Silent Auction Items

Posted on March 30, 2017

Check out the auction items that will be available to bid on at this year’s Spring Scholarship Gala on April 8!

Whether it’s a trip to Orcas Island or a grill, tickets to a Vikings game or to a performance at the Guthrie Theater, there’s something interesting for everyone to bid on! Check out today’s featured auction items below, and take a peek at the list of the live auction items and a sampling of the silent auction items online. Read the rest of this entry →

Text message notifications available

Posted on March 29, 2017

In addition to email notifications for course events sent from D2L Brightspace courses, text notifications to mobile devices are now available for all users.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR STUDENTS:  Read the rest of this entry →

Research study informational meeting

Posted on March 28, 2017

We are having an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 29 for international students who are interested in a research study looking at the experiences of international students attending American universities. Participants have to be 18 years and older and a student at MSUM to participate in the study. International students can receive volunteer credit by participating in the study. Come to the meeting or contact Professor Mugi at for more information.

Academic Advising Begins

Posted on March 24, 2017

Academic advising for summer and fall semester began Monday, March 13. Contact your academic advisor to schedule a time to meet and discuss your next semester and to obtain your access code to register for classes.

Unsure who your academic advisor is? Follow the instructions below to find out:

  • Log in to eServices and with your Star ID and password
  • From the left menu, select “Grades and Transcripts”
  • Select “Interactive Degree Audit Report”
  • Your advisor assignment will be listed at the top of your audit

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Student-Developed Planetarium Shows

Posted on March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Planetarium (Bridges 167)  Read the rest of this entry →

Meet the new Noyce scholars

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Lexi Byler, MSUM Marketing Intern

MSU Moorhead’s Robert Noyce Grant Project gives current students majoring in science or mathematics, or community members who’ve received a STEM degree, the opportunity to earn a teaching license free of cost. This semester, MSUM awarded four student scholarships to David Cord, Christian Larson, Brooke Mayer and Jennifer Williams. Read the rest of this entry →

You are Cordially Invited to the Spring Scholarship Gala

Posted on March 22, 2017

As faculty and staff members, you work closely with students every day. You cultivate confidence and help them in innumerable ways as they grow from freshmen to seniors. Your influence in their lives has made an impact.

To make an even bigger difference in the lives of students, enjoy champagne, appetizers, entertainment and delicious food. Yes, you read that correctly. Read the rest of this entry →

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