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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 →

D2L Brightspace Terminology Changes

Posted on July 25, 2016

D2L has changed the terminology for some Brightspace tools and features. These changes will take effect at all Minnesota State D2L Brightspace sites as of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016Read the rest of this entry →

Online QM Workshop Aug. 2-16

Posted on July 15, 2016

Take advantage of QM training being offered in August before fall classes start!  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace Webinars

Posted on July 15, 2016

New to D2L Brightspace or looking to brush up on your existing skills?

D2L Brightspace webinars, covering a variety of topics, will run multiple sessions from the end of July through early September. Space is limited, so register for these FREE webinars today!

New Section of SPAN 101 Open

Posted on July 05, 2016

A new section of SPAN 101 has just been opened. It will be taught this Fall on M-W-F at 2 p.m. Sign up quickly before it fills, and enjoy the thrill of learning a foreign language!

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