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Red Weather literary journal seeking submissions

Posted on November 16, 2015

Red Weather, the biannual literary journal edited and designed by MSUM students, wants your most polished poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, one-act plays, graphic narrative, and visual art (photographs, illustrations, graphics, drawings, paintings, or other media) for inclusion in our 2016 issue.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your work: Read the rest of this entry →

Instructors: Request your Spring 2016 course shells

Posted on November 16, 2015

It’s not too soon to request your course shells for Spring 2016. Use the Course Creator form to submit your request online.  Questions? Call Instructional Technology Services at ext. 2603 option 3 or email

D2L Brightspace downtime 4 to 8 a.m. Nov. 17

Posted on November 16, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17th, there will be a D2L Brightspace downtime from 4 to 8 a.m. D2L Brightspace will be unavailable to users during this time period. If the update can be completed earlier, the D2L Brightspace environment will be made available to users before 8 a.m.

The update status will be posted on the MnSCU D2L Brightspace Status Page. Read the rest of this entry →

Accessing Higher Ground Pre-Conference Labs

Posted on November 16, 2015

November 16 and 17 mark the beginning of the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference with two days of pre-conference labs covering topics on ways to make your digital content accessible for all users.

On Monday, November 16th, Gaeir Dietrich from the High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges, will present a lab on Working with Inaccessible PDFs.

On Tuesday, November 17th, Terrill Thompson from the University of Washington and Ken Petri from Ohio State University, will present a lab called All About Video.

The virtual sessions can be viewed in the Faculty Development Room (Library 125). Be sure to bring your laptop if you wish to follow along with the lab session. You may be required to install additional software to complete some activities. Read the rest of this entry →

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson to present paper at conference in March

Posted on November 13, 2015

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, Paseka School of Business, will present a paper at the annual conference of the National Business and Economic Society in March 2016.  The title of the paper is “China: Bubble-Up Innovation.”

Chris Walker’s work accepted into highly competitive photography show

Posted on November 13, 2015

Chris Walker, Mass Communications, had work accepted into a highly competitive juried photography show through the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colo. Two pieces were accepted into “Portrait 2016,” and received a director’s honorable mention. The show featured work by 48 photographers selected from 436 applicants from all over the world. The honorable mention Walker received places him in the top two percent of all applicants for this year’s show. Read the rest of this entry →

Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series continues today

Posted on November 13, 2015

Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Present:
Coherent Raman Standoff Detection with Shaped Femtosecond Pulses
By: Marshall Bremer
Applied Physicist
Appareo Systems
Friday, November 13 | 3:30 pm | HA 325 Read the rest of this entry →

“Nepal Night” is November 14

Posted on November 13, 2015

Nepali Student Association (NSA) would like to invite you all to it’s biggest annual event “Nepal Night” on November 14, Saturday at CMU Ballroom.
Nepal Night is an annual event hosted by NSA where we showcase our culture and tradition in order to promote diversity on campus among all the non-Nepalese students attending. This event also gives Nepali students as well as people in the community an opportunity to socialize.
Come and enjoy Neplali cultures and food. Entrance is free.
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Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Student Event Nov. 21

Posted on November 13, 2015

Interested in pursuing a career in student affairs?

The Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) will be hosting a Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Student Event on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Hamline University from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The event will include three session time slots, lunch, a panel discussion, an opportunity to meet with local graduate schools, and an optional resume review. Read the rest of this entry →

Writing Workshop Opportunity for Faculty Nov. 16

Posted on November 13, 2015

Writing Workshop Opportunity for Faculty: “Effectively Communicating Writing Expectations to Our Students”

Please join Dr. Tim Decker, University Writing Director, and other interested faculty for a discussion of how to clarify our writing assignments and discussions about writing in the classroom. Although we may discuss a wide range of topics during the workshop, we will focus on the following: Read the rest of this entry →

LinkedIn event for all students Nov. 18

Posted on November 13, 2015

A LinkedIn event for all students will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 3 and 4:30 p.m. in the Center for Business. There will be snacks provided and the presenters will discuss how to use LinkedIn effectively in your professional life. We chose this topic because we think it is relevant to college students who are just starting to discover and use LinkedIn as a way to meet possible employers. Below is our brochure for the event. Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series continues Nov. 18

Posted on November 13, 2015

Dr. Patrick Carriere, Theatre Arts

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age”

Wednesday 18 November 7PM Langseth Hall 118

HLTH 190: Intro to Health Professions Offered Spring Semester

Posted on November 13, 2015

Are you interested in a career in the health professions? Intro to Health Professions (HLTH 190) is a one-credit, half semester course where you will explore different health careers, learn about pre-requisites to professional schools, and develop a plan to pursue your health career goals. Questions? Contact Megan Proulx at

Dr. Lisa Karch Presents Trauma Informed Schools to Local Teachers

Posted on November 12, 2015

Dr. Lisa Karch, Counseling and Student Affairs, recently facilitated a workshop with Scott Matheson, Student Assistance Counselor in Moorhead Public Schools, on Trauma Informed Schools, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Trauma Informed Approaches in the Classroom to the Moorhead Red River Alternative Learning Center staff and teachers.

Sue Severson presented at Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Fall Conference

Posted on November 12, 2015

Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning presented at the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Fall Conference. The presentation summarized the process utilized in MSUM’s recent teacher education accreditation study along with plans for transitioning to CAEP standards. The session titled “Teacher Education Assessment: How We Told Our Story—How We Plan to Tell Our Next Story” was developed in collaboration with Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

Join the Economic Society and attend Guest Speaker Event

Posted on November 12, 2015

Mark Your Calenders!
The Economic Society has been invited by the Minnesota State Paralegal Association Moorhead to attend their Guest Speaker Event on November 12th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in CMU 101. Read the rest of this entry →

2016-2017 Upper Class Scholarship application available now

Posted on November 12, 2015

2016-2017 Upper Class Scholarship application available now at:
Full time students seeking their first undergraduate degree; completing at least 12 MSUM credits this Fall 2015; who will continue their education as a full time student for the academic year 2016-2017, are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” performs in Ulen, MN

Posted on November 10, 2015

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” World Music and Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, hit the road this past weekend to perform at the Top Hat Theatre in Ulen, MN as a part of Ulen’s Community Performing Arts Series. Read the rest of this entry →

George Holley and Rinita Dalan attended archaeological conference

Posted on November 10, 2015

George Holley and Rinita Dalan (Anthropology and Earth Science) attended the 59th annual Midwest Archaeological Conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 5-7. George Holley presented a paper entitled “A New Incised Catlinite Tablet Style from the Red River of the Northeastern Plains”. Rinita Dalan coauthored a paper “Archaeological Prospection at Aztalan: Results of the 2014 National Park Service Geophysics Workshop” with fellow instructors from the National Park Service workshop. Five anthropology and geoscience alumni also presented papers and posters at the conference.

MSUM Percussionists Attend International Conference

Posted on November 10, 2015

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at MSUM, will take a group of four MSUM percussion students to San Antonio, TX this week to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) Nov. 11th-14th. This annual convention attracts over 7,000+ percussionists from around the world for four days of clinics, masterclasses, and world-class performances. Their trip is partially supported through funds from the MSUM School of Performing Arts.

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